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Auction Description for Julien's: Property From the Estate of Greta Garbo: Day 1 of 2
Auction Description:
Property From the Estate of Greta Garbo: Day 1 of 2

Property From the Estate of Greta Garbo: Day 1 of 2

by Julien's Auctions


451 lots | 442 with images

December 14, 2012

Live Auction

9665 Wilshire Boulevard

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

Phone: 310-836-1818

Fax: 310-742-0155

Email: info@juliensauctions.com

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GRETA GARBO FAMILY TREE AND SWEDISH ANCESTRY BOOK

Lot 1: GRETA GARBO FAMILY TREE AND SWEDISH ANCESTRY BOOK

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Description: A family tree of Greta Garbo beginning with her great grandparents. Printed on paper with gold ink accents. Accompanied by a copy of 24 Famous Swedish Americans and Their Ancestors (Sveriges Slatforskarforbund, 1996).Largest, 12 1/2 by 9 1/4 inches

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GRETA GARBO SWEDISH FILM HISTORY STAMPS

Lot 2: GRETA GARBO SWEDISH FILM HISTORY STAMPS

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Description: A complete sheet of five 1981 Swedish Film History stamps that includes an image of Greta Garbo from the film The Saga of Gosta Berling (Svensk Filmindustri, 1924), plus one additional copy of this stamp. Together with a collection of three pressed four-leaf clovers.

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GRETA GARBO STOCKHOLM MAP

Lot 3: GRETA GARBO STOCKHOLM MAP

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Description: A map of Sweden bookplate removed from an unknown book. English language, marked with page number "235."11 1/4 by 14 1/2 inches

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GRETA GARBO SWEDISH FLAG PLACEMAT

Lot 4: GRETA GARBO SWEDISH FLAG PLACEMAT

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Description: A lightweight linen placemat of the Swedish flag. Garbo was proud of her Swedish heritage. This was a gift from Prince Bertil of Sweden. No maker labels.5 by 21 1/2 inches

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GRETA GARBO ANTIQUE GOLD POCKET KNIFE

Lot 5: GRETA GARBO ANTIQUE GOLD POCKET KNIFE

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Description: A 14k yellow gold pocket knife, with four various metal blades, engraved "C.H.M, May 17th, 1898." Fob bail loop.Length, 2 inches

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GRETA GARBO 14K

Lot 6: GRETA GARBO 14K "GG" MONOGRAMMED BABY I.D. BRACELET

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Description: A tiny chain link baby bracelet with attached "GG" monogrammed tag. Both marked "14k," the tag has inscribed numbers "2229-59." 8 gms.Length, 4 1/2 inches

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GRETA GARBO 1905

Lot 7: GRETA GARBO 1905 "INDIAN HEAD" PENNY

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Description: A United States 1905 penny commonly known as an "Indian Head" penny. Greta Garbo was known to save coins minted in significant years. 1905 was Garbo's own birth year.

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GRETA GARBO 1898 AND 1903 SILVER DOLLARS

Lot 8: GRETA GARBO 1898 AND 1903 SILVER DOLLARS

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Description: A pair of United States silver dollars minted in 1898 and 1903. Greta Garbo was known to save coins from years of significance to her. 1898 was the year her brother, Sven, was born. 1903 was the year her sister, Alva, was born.

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GRETA GARBO FAMILY SCRAPBOOKS

Lot 9: GRETA GARBO FAMILY SCRAPBOOKS

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Description: A three-volume set of scrapbooks made by Greta Garbo's family. The books have articles and published photographs regarding the actress and her career dating to her early films in Sweden. Included are photographs and articles that identify her as Greta Gustafson. The articles are in Swedish, German and English. Many of the clippings are rare Swedish language reviews and interviews from Garbo's early film releases. The scrapbooks appear to end at or around 1937. The scrapbooks also contain information on John Gilbert and Mauritz Stiller and Garbo's sister Alva, who aspired to be an actress as well. Contained in one of the scrapbooks are watercolor paintings taken from publicity photographs of Garbo in The Temptress (MGM, 1926) and A Woman of Affairs (MGM, 1928). Both portraits are signed "S.H." by an unknown artist.Largest, 12 1/4 by 10 inches

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GRETA GARBO BOOKS RELATING TO MIMI POLLAK

Lot 10: GRETA GARBO BOOKS RELATING TO MIMI POLLAK

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Description: A pair of books, one a gift from Mimi Pollak, the other Pollak's memoirs. Pollak and Greta Garbo began their acting careers together in Sweden at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in 1922 and remained friends for the next 60 years. The first book is Dikter by Karin Boye (Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Forlag), inscribed on flyleaf in Swedish that translates to "Merry Christmas/ Mimi/ And Happy New Year!/ Read! Read! Page 15 and all of the rest" with a sticker that reads "God Jul" and signed "Mimi" with an additional sticker showing Mauritz Stiller. The second book is titled Teaterlek (Askild & Karnekull Forlg) and is the memoir of Pollak.

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GRETA GARBO DRIVING CAPS

Lot 11: GRETA GARBO DRIVING CAPS

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Description: A group of three leather open air car caps. Greta Garbo can be seen in a same or similar cap in a 1924 car advertisement. This was one of the first jobs for which Garbo received payment. One is lined in wool, one in cotton, and one in fur. These were given to the nephews and nieces in the 1960s to play with and have been labeled "Reisfield" on interior.

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GRETA GARBO MILITARY JACKET

Lot 12: GRETA GARBO MILITARY JACKET

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Description: A long jacket with liner believed to be a vintage Swedish military jacket. The coat's exterior is olive green with a khaki interior; the liner is brown with olive green knit cuffs. Coat has both button and zipper closure with snaps throughout. Elastic at waistband, hood, and four exterior pockets.

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GRETA GARBO TWO BOOKS FROM THE BERNADOTTE FAMILY

Lot 13: GRETA GARBO TWO BOOKS FROM THE BERNADOTTE FAMILY

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Description: Evert Taube's Don Diego Karlsson De La Rosas Roman (Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Forlag, 1962), inscribed on the frontispiece "Till Carl Johan mein prins" ("To My Prince"), and Kerstin Bernadotte's Ettsant Liv (Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Forlag, 1975). Carl Johan Bernadotte (1916-2012) and his wife, Kerstin, were good friends of Garbo's. He was the son of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and uncle of the current king of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. He lost his princely title when he married Kerstin Widmark Bernadotte (1910-1987), a commoner. Carl Johan's second wife is countess Gunilla Wachtmeister. Count and Countess Bernadotte attended Garbo's memorial service in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1999 as guests of the family. Evert Taube (1890-1976) was a Swedish author, artist, composer and singer.Largest, 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches

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GRETA GARBO BOOKS GIFTED FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Lot 14: GRETA GARBO BOOKS GIFTED FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY

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Description: A group of six books given to Greta Garbo from friends and family: a kid covered book titled Rudof Steiner with an inscription that reads "Everything that love touches is saved from death"; Samlade Dikter by Gustaf Froding (Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Forlag) with an inscription from Garbo's brother that reads "Greta Christmas 1923 from Sven"; Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology translated by J.W. Mackail (Peter Pauper Press), end paper has "Peg Gustafson September 1944" written in pen, Peg was Garbo's sister-in-law; Baron James : The Rise of the French Rothschilds by Anka Muhlstein (London: Collins) with an inscription on the title page that reads "To my dear aunt Cecile who came and picked her Baron James in person." Cecile refers to Baroness Cecile de Rothschild who was a close friend of Garbo.; Dikter by Viktor Rydberg (Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Forlag) with an inscription in Swedish on the flyleaf that translates to "To Greta Garbo with happy reminders of our walks around Lake Davos. Affectionately, Siv and Sven Broman See page 106 December 1987," Broman wrote two books about Garbo; and Das Personliche Geburtstagbuch (Personal Birthday Book September 18).Largest, 9 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches

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GRETA GARBO GROUP OF SWEDISH BOOKS

Lot 15: GRETA GARBO GROUP OF SWEDISH BOOKS

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Description: A group of books in Swedish including a two-volume set of Gosta Berling's Saga by Selma Lagerlof (Stockholm: Vart Hems Forlag). Garbo Starred at Countess Elizabeth Dohna in "Gosta Berling's Saga" (Svensk Filmindustri, 1924); Singoalla by Viktor Rydberg (Stockholm: Ahlen & Akerlunds Forlag); Karolinerna by Verner von Heidenstam (Stockholm: Vart Hems Forlag); Konsthistoria by Carl Laurin (Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Soners Forlag) with an inscription from Greta Garbo's brother Sven that reads "With Love Sven. 9. 18 -31," September 18 is Garbo's birthday; and a book on Swedish Hallmarks by Gustaf Upmark (Stockholm: AB. Gunnar Tiells Tekniska Forlag). Garbo was a knowledgeable collector of Swedish silver.Largest, 9 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches

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GRETA GARBO SEVEN SWEDISH BOOKS

Lot 16: GRETA GARBO SEVEN SWEDISH BOOKS

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Description: A group of seven Swedish books, each signed and/or gifted by the author. Titles include Marguerite Wenner-Gren's Ekolod (Stockholm Bonniers, 1956) (Marguerite was the wife of industrialist Axel Wenner-Gren, founder of Electrolux); Marianne Lessmann's Erde zum Bluhen bringen (Muenster, 1986); Maria Helmer's Evelyn's Weg (Muenster, 1984); Folke Mansson's Sjung Sangerna kann gladjen och Karleken (Sweden: 1986); Bjorn Hedberg's Kometskrack Etnolore 8 (Uppsala: 1990); Sagor och Verklighet , 1948; and Are Waerland's Omvandelsen Till Livet (Stockholm: Sodermands, 1943).Largest, 9 by 7 inches

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GRETA GARBO ELIZABETHAN STYLE DROP LEAF TABLE

Lot 17: GRETA GARBO ELIZABETHAN STYLE DROP LEAF TABLE

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Description: An oak gateleg table with a pull-out drawer, dowels, Elizabethan style turned legs, and bottom stretchers. With iron hardware (some replacement). This table is from Greta Garbo's Swedish country estate, Hårby. Accompanied by a vintage black and white press photograph of Hårby.Closed, 28 5/5 by 24 by 34 inches; extended, approximately 63 inches

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GRETA GARBO STERLING POT WITH LID

Lot 18: GRETA GARBO STERLING POT WITH LID

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Description: A W.A. Bolin sterling lidded pot with removable wooden handle. With hallmarks for Sweden, 1933. 34.25 troy oz.Diameter, 8 1/2 inches

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GRETA GARBO SWEDISH BANK STATEMENT FROM 1956

Lot 19: GRETA GARBO SWEDISH BANK STATEMENT FROM 1956

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Description: A Summary Bank Statement from Svenska Handelsbanken in Sweden for "Froken Greta Garbo" for the year 1956. Green paper cover.6 by 8 1/2 inches

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GRETA GARBO EINAR NERMAN SKETCH

Lot 20: GRETA GARBO EINAR NERMAN SKETCH

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Description: A pencil on paper portrait sketch of Greta Garbo by Einar Nerman (Swedish, 1888-1983). The sketch is of Garbo in profile with her face upturned. Nerman used this image of Garbo for a painting and etchings. It is twice signed "E. Nerman Hollywood May '40." Nerman was a close friend of Garbo. This item was acquired by a family member and not owned personally by Greta Garbo. Image, 16 1/2 by 5 inches; 21 1/2 by 16 1/2, overall

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GRETA GARBO EINAR NERMAN SIGNED BOOK

Lot 21: GRETA GARBO EINAR NERMAN SIGNED BOOK

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Description: A copy of Guldslottet (Gold Castle) by Einar Nerman (Stockholm: Ahlen & Akerlunds Forlag). The hardcover book is inscribed on the end paper in Swedish that translates to "A Merry Christmas Anna-Greta! from Uncle Einar Christmas 1938." Nerman, a Swedish artist, created the drawing of Greta Garbo that appeared on the United States postal service stamp of Garbo in 2005.8 1/2 by 7 3/4 inches

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GRETA GARBO SWEDISH STRAW CHRISTMAS YULEBUCK

Lot 22: GRETA GARBO SWEDISH STRAW CHRISTMAS YULEBUCK

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Description: A woven folk piece made of straw. This traditional Swedish goat is displayed at Christmastime.22 by 24 by 6 inches

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GRETA GARBO SWEDISH WOODEN ITEMS

Lot 23: GRETA GARBO SWEDISH WOODEN ITEMS

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Description: A group of five red painted traditional Swedish wooden items: a Dalecarlian horse with rosemaling, a round votive candle holder with rosemal flower, a small red candelabrum with rosemaling, and a set of two red painted candlesticks. Garbo would set out these decor items at Christmas time. Sizes vary.

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GRETA GARBO HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS AND CENTERPIECE

Lot 24: GRETA GARBO HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS AND CENTERPIECE

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Description: A group of four Christmas ornaments, four wooden figures, a Dalecarlian horse magnet and Swedish angel chimes, and candle centerpiece. The ornaments include a painted wooden bell and four fabric and string gnome people. The wooden figures are gnome and gnome-like painted and trimmed display items. The centerpiece is made of brass with angel figures and a windmill moved by lit candles that are set in the base. Sizes vary.

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GRETA GARBO SASCHA BRASTOFF PAINTED CERAMIC TRAY

Lot 25: GRETA GARBO SASCHA BRASTOFF PAINTED CERAMIC TRAY

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Description: A parcel gilt ceramic Christmas themed tray painted with reindeer and the word "Noel." Greta Garbo displayed her Christmas cards on this tray during the holidays.12 by 12 1/2 inches

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GRETA GARBO CHRISTMAS BOOKS AND ALBUMS

Lot 26: GRETA GARBO CHRISTMAS BOOKS AND ALBUMS

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Description: A group of four Christmas albums and two Christmas books: Vid Juletid (Rock Island: Augustana Book Concern); Husmodern Julnummer with handwritten notation on cover indicating this publication was from 1947; an album produced by RCA, Populart Julpotpurri by the Waldimars Orkester; an RCA album of Perry Como's "Silent Night" and "White Christmas"; Columbia Records' A Festival of Carols in Brass; and Columbia Records' What Child Is This.Largest, 14 by 10 inches

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GRETA GARBO SCANDINAVIAN ITEMS

Lot 27: GRETA GARBO SCANDINAVIAN ITEMS

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Description: A group of Scandinavian items including a troll doll, a seated fabric gnome with fur trim; a wooden gnome doll holding a package, on the wood package a handwritten message reads "To Miss G From R.D." presumably from Roy Daum; a wooden doll wearing a bell and fabric clothing; and a miniature pair of wood shoes with a windmill decal that reads "Holland." The troll dolls are a Swedish tradition; trolls guard the house. Greta Garbo would hide the little dolls around her apartment for her great-niece and -nephews to find when they visited her.

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GRETA GARBO SWEDISH WOOD BUTTER PRESS

Lot 28: GRETA GARBO SWEDISH WOOD BUTTER PRESS

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Description: A Swedish butter press with Viking mold imprints. This item hung in Garbo's kitchen.14 5/8 by 4 1/4 inches

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GRETA GARBO LINENS MADE BY HER MOTHER

Lot 29: GRETA GARBO LINENS MADE BY HER MOTHER

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Description: A pair of linens made for Greta Garbo by her mother. The first is a cross stitched "Glad Jul" (Merry Christmas) table runner with lace edging sent to Garbo for her first Christmas in Hollywood. The second is a rectangle tablecloth with cross stitched rose motif.Runner, approximately 29 inches

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GRETA GARBO SEWING NOTIONS

Lot 30: GRETA GARBO SEWING NOTIONS

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Description: A collection of sewing notions including thread, scissors, closures, numerous other items. Also present are three fabric needle books. The first has a fabric cover with typed message in Swedish that translates to "Needles/ Mom/ Christmas 1938," the second is embroidered "Farmor" (Grandma) with typed message that translates to "From the little ones/ 10 Sept. 1935," and the third with cross stitched initials "ALG" for Garbo's mother, Anna Lovisa Gustafson.

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GRETA GARBO COLLECTION OF FABRIC AND RECEIPTS

Lot 31: GRETA GARBO COLLECTION OF FABRIC AND RECEIPTS

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Description: A large collection of dress and upholstery fabric. The fabrics are shantung silk, chiffon, satin, and wool in colors commonly worn and used to decorate with by Greta Garbo: pink, turquoise, gray, shades of blue and tan. Assorted sizes. Accompanied by four receipts for fabric from Fortuny Inc., charged to designer Joseph Lombardi; Brunschwig & Fils, Inc.; Stroheim & Romann; and a fourth, illegible.

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GRETA GARBO BUTTONS

Lot 32: GRETA GARBO BUTTONS

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Description: A collection of buttons that are a mix of buttons purchased by Garbo and buttons from her personal wardrobe. Garbo frequently changed the buttons on clothing items- shirts in particular. She thought manufacturers used cheap, unattractive buttons and she would change them for buttons she liked better. She was a frequent customer of the Tender Buttons on East 62nd Street in NY and kept a large supply on hand for future use. Contained in plastic organizers, glass jars, Erno Laszlo soap boxes and tins.

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GRETA GARBO QUEEN CHRISTINA DOCUMENT FROM 1651

Lot 33: GRETA GARBO QUEEN CHRISTINA DOCUMENT FROM 1651

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Description: A document from Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) to Joachim of Wickfort written in Latin. This was given to Greta Garbo by Count and Countess Nils and Horke Wachtmeister. Garbo famously played the monarch in Queen Christina (MGM, 1933). The document translates to "To Joachim of Wickfort, the noble and to us very dear Resident of the most Illustrious Landgrave of Hassia [Hesse] at the Two States-General of the Belgian Federation./5 July 1651/Royal letter of Sweden [page 2] Christina Queen of Sweden sends this to Joachim of Wickfort, Resident of the Landgrave of Hesse (Hassia), because she owes him gratitude./ Christina, by the grace of God Queen of the Swedes, the Goths, and the Vandals, the Great Princess of Finland, the Duchess of Estonia, Karelia, Bremen, Verden, West (Stettin-area) Pomerania, Cassubia and Vandalia, the Princess of Rugen, and the Mistress of Ingria and Wismar, etc, [writes]:/ Our unique grace and favor to you, noble man, truly dear to us: Through a great many proofs, chiefly, through the reliable report of our noble, truly faithful Secretary Laurentius Cantersten, we know well how much zeal and concern you have in looking after all those things which you decide to arrange for our use and convenience in Belgium. We are not able to omit that we have gratitude for you in these matters, nor that we declare our most benevolent favor for you; nor will we abandon our previous warm feelings toward you./ Bearing this in mind, we ask you kindly, since we know that you are not unacquainted with matters in England, accordingly it would be of interest to us to be duly informed regarding these matters, should you wish to make a collection of that information and to write to us within a few weeks. We intend that, regarding our affairs, neither your work nor your zeal should be a burden for you, because you in the past have very often proven yourself to us. And in these matters we commend you favorably to God. Written in our Stockholm palace on the 30th day of May in the year 1651." Signed "Christina." English translation by Anna Everett Beek, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota.12 1/4 by 16 inches

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QUEEN CHRISTINA POSTERS

Lot 34: QUEEN CHRISTINA POSTERS

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Description: A pair of Queen Christina (MGM, 1933) posters. The first is a Belgian re-release. The second is a linen backed Argentinean 1940s re-release. This item was acquired by a family member and not owned personally by Greta Garbo.Largest, 47 by 33 inches

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GRETA GARBO QUEEN CHRISTINA BOOKS

Lot 35: GRETA GARBO QUEEN CHRISTINA BOOKS

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Description: A group of four book relating to the life of Queen Christina: Av Vasarns Att by Knut Hagberg (Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Soners); Christine von Schweden by Oskar von Wertheimer (Zurich: Amalthea-Verlag); Christina Sjalvbiografi Och Aforismer (Stockholm: Natur Och Kultur); and Queen Christina by Marie-Louise Roden (Svenska Institutet).Largest, 9 by 6 inches

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GRETA GARBO GROUP OF FILM STILLS

Lot 36: GRETA GARBO GROUP OF FILM STILLS

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Description: A group of 16 black and white film stills from As You Desire Me (MGM, 1932) and Queen Christina (MGM, 1933). This item was acquired by a family member and not owned personally by Greta Garbo.8 by 10 inches, each

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GRETA GARBO GROUP OF FILM STILLS

Lot 37: GRETA GARBO GROUP OF FILM STILLS

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Description: A group of 16 black and white film stills from Anna Christie (MGM, 1931), Inspiration (MGM, 1931), Susan Lenox (MGM, 1931), Grand Hotel (MGM, 1932), and Queen Christina (MGM, 1933). This item was acquired by a family member and not owned personally by Greta Garbo.8 by 10 inches, each

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GRETA GARBO GROUP OF FILM STILLS

Lot 38: GRETA GARBO GROUP OF FILM STILLS

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Description: A group of 15 black and white film stills from Queen Christina (MGM, 1933) and The Painted Veil (MGM, 1934). This item was acquired by a family member and not owned personally by Greta Garbo.8 by 10 inches, each

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GRETA GARBO GROUP OF FILM STILLS

Lot 39: GRETA GARBO GROUP OF FILM STILLS

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Description: A group of 16 black and white film stills from Queen Christina (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1933) and Anna Karenina (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1935). This item was acquired by a family member and not owned personally by Greta Garbo.8 by 10 inches, each

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GRETA GARBO SWEDISH COPY OF MARIE WALEWSKA

Lot 40: GRETA GARBO SWEDISH COPY OF MARIE WALEWSKA

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Description: A Swedish language copy of Marie Walewska by Octave Aubry (Aktiebolaget Skoglunds Bokforlag, Stockholm) translated from French by Karin Wachtmeister. Greta Garbo played Marie Walewska in Conquest (MGM, 1937). Marble paper cover. Garbo was good friends with the Wachtmeister family.9 by 5 3/4 inches

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GRETA GARBO INTERNATIONAL RELEASE CONQUEST POSTERS

Lot 41: GRETA GARBO INTERNATIONAL RELEASE CONQUEST POSTERS

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Description: A pair of Marie Walewska/Conquest (MGM, 1937) international release posters. The first is a Japanese B3 poster from the 1940s. The second is an Argentinean one-sheet poster. This item was acquired by a family member and not owned personally by Greta Garbo.Larger, 45 by 30 inches

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GRETA GARBO INC. JEWELRY SET

Lot 42: GRETA GARBO INC. JEWELRY SET

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Description: An 18K yellow gold and cultured pearl bracelet and earring set. Forty-seven cultured pearls measuring 6 mm, earrings with hinged posts and clip back. 90 gramsBracelet, 7 inches

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GRETA GARBO DESIGNS INC. PERIDOT EARRINGS

Lot 43: GRETA GARBO DESIGNS INC. PERIDOT EARRINGS

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Description: A pair of 18K gold clip earrings with period stones designed by C. Thomas Hunt. The earrings were part of the Stockholm Collection of Greta Garbo jewelry that drew on the color circular shape evoking Garbo's homeland.

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GRETA GARBO COMMEMORATIVE COIN

Lot 44: GRETA GARBO COMMEMORATIVE COIN

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Description: A commemorative silver coin weighing 1 kg, housed in a transparent plaque within a wooden box. The coin was released by the Mints of Sweden and Finland in 2005, a century after Greta Garbo was born. Numbered 008/500 and accompanied by a brochure in Swedish. Box, 2 1/2 by 12 by 10 1/2 inches; Coin diameter, 4 inches

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GRETA GARBO IN AS YOU DESIRE ME BY CLARENCE SINCLAIR BULL

Lot 45: GRETA GARBO IN AS YOU DESIRE ME BY CLARENCE SINCLAIR BULL

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Description: A portrait of Greta Garbo in As You Desire Me (MGM, 1932) by Clarence Sinclair Bull. Vintage gelatin silver print on double-weight matte paper. Photographer's blind stamp lower right, photographer and MGM credit stamp on verso.5 by 10 inches

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GRETA GARBO GRAY WOOL DRESS

Lot 46: GRETA GARBO GRAY WOOL DRESS

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Description: A dark gray wool dress believed to have been made by Valentina for Greta Garbo circa 1947. The dress has a wide, pointed collar with large pockets accented by the skirt's thin knife pleats. Zipper closure at back and three-button closure at collar. The upturned cuffs also have zipper closure. Accompanied by a matching belt. No size or label present.

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GRETA GARBO BLACK VELVET EVENING DRESS

Lot 47: GRETA GARBO BLACK VELVET EVENING DRESS

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Description: Black velvet evening dress from the late 1930s. Long-sleeve tea-length dress with rhinestones, glass beads, and jais embroidery at neckline and down sleeves. Sleeves button at cinched wrist, hook and eye closure. No size or label present. Appears in the book Greta Garbo: The Mystery of Style edited by Stefania Ricci (Milan: Skira, 2010) and previously exhibited: Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Greta Garbo: The Mystery of Style , February through September 2010.

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GRETA GARBO 1940s BLACK RAYON DRESS

Lot 48: GRETA GARBO 1940s BLACK RAYON DRESS

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Description: An early 1940s black rayon dress with puffed short sleeves, a slight V-neck collar with ties and peplum flare from waist. Snap and side zipper closure. No size or label present. Appears in the book Greta Garbo: The Mystery of Style edited by Stefania Ricci (Milan: Skira, 2010) and previously exhibited: Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Greta Garbo: The Mystery of Style , February through September 2010.

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GRETA GARBO BLACK SILK DRESS

Lot 49: GRETA GARBO BLACK SILK DRESS

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Description: A black silk dress circa 1930. Cocktail length with gentle V-neck, long-sleeve, box pleated skirt, zipper closure at back. Appears to have been custom made for Greta Garbo. Garbo said this was the most expensive dress she ever purchased. No size or label present. Appears in the book Greta Garbo: The Mystery of Style edited by Stefania Ricci (Milan: Skira, 2010) and previously exhibited: Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Greta Garbo: The Mystery of Style , February through September 2010.

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GRETA GARBO BLUE AND GRAY GLOVES

Lot 50: GRETA GARBO BLUE AND GRAY GLOVES

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Description: Two pairs of leather gloves. The first are navy blue wrist-length gloves that flare at outside of wrist. Stamped on interior "Made in France Arabian Black Head Mocha." Size 7 1/4. The second is powder blue leather lined in silk with buttoned vent on the back of the glove and open vent at center of underside of glove. Size 7 1/2.

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