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            • General Dynamics / Hydrodynamics. 1955.
              Nov. 12, 2023

              General Dynamics / Hydrodynamics. 1955.

              Est: $4,000 - $5,000

              ARTIST: ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998) SIZE: 35 1/2 x 50 1/8 in./90.2 x 127.4 cm PRINTER: R. Marsens, Lausanne DESCRIPTION: Possibly the most famous image in the series, "It was an indelible logo in its day... the shell was a virtual cornucopia of progress" (I Heart Design, p. 55). "The symbol of our progress is the great atomic submarine 'Nautilus,'" General Dynamics' CEO said, downplaying the global nuclear strategy of which submarines were a part. The text is in French, in homage to Jules Verne's “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” from which the Nautilus is named. The USS Nautilus (SSN-571) is a National Historic Landmark permanently berthed as a museum in Groton, Connecticut. (Modern; Technology; Swiss)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908-1998) Cubus Houses in Norway WC
              Sep. 24, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908-1998) Cubus Houses in Norway WC

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Cubus Houses in Norway" Signed lower right. Original Watercolor painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original painting which was published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Norway Europa 1987 Modern Art - Architecture stamp issued April 3, 1987. Abundant forests have made wood one of the most popular building materials in Norway. For centuries, the majority of Norwegian public buildings were constructed of wood rather than stone. Wooden structures have also traditionally dominated private housing construction in Norway -- and still do today. Thus, when Norwegian architects Odd Lovset and Nils Roar Ovsthus designed the Cubus Houses in Bergen, wood was the natural building material of choice. Like much of Norway's modern architecture, the Cubus Houses reflect the blending of modern architectural regimes such as Rationalism, Functionalism and Expressionism with traditional materials and high standards of craftsmanship and detail. It is easy to see the subtle mingling of traditional and modern architectural thought in the structures. The angular design of the buildings with their airy patios and balconies is balanced by the conformity of the traditional wooden construction materials. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B10929)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "UN in Europe"
              Sep. 24, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "UN in Europe"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "United Nations in Europe" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.N. 22c 40th Anniversary of the United Nations stamp issued June 26, 1985. Shortly after the end of World War II, the peace-loving nations of the world banned together to form an organization dedicated to preserving world peace and security. Founded in 1945 in San Francisco, this international organization -- known as the United Nations -- sought to rebuild the war torn nations of Europe. Much of Europe faced not only the devastation of the war itself ... but economic problems as well. To combat these problems, the United Nations took action to provide relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction for the nations ravaged by World War II. The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration is credited with providing much needed aid to the people and nations. To assist nations in dealing with regional and economic problems, the UN established the Economic Commission for Europe. Today, forty years after the establishment of the United Nations, the UN continues to help peoples and nations affected by war. In addition, the United Nations struggles to improve the way of life for all mankind by combating hunger, providing aid to needy children and fighting for universal human rights. In celebration of its fortieth anniversary of worldwide cooperation and brotherhood, the United Nations issued a special anniversary issue of six Stamps and three Souvenir Sheets in Geneva, Switzerland ... Vienna, Aus- tria ... in addition to UN headquarters in New York and in San Francisco -- the city where the UN was founded in 1945. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B09622)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "UN in Africa"
              Sep. 24, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "UN in Africa"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "United Nations in Africa" Signed lower right. Original Acrylic on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.N. 22c 40th Anniversary of the United Nations stamp issued June 26, 1985. Dedicated to making the world a better place for all peoples, the United Nations has established specialized agencies to deal with the specific problems faced by the nations of the world. These specialized agencies are self-governing within the United Nations and deal with such problems as agriculture, medicine, and living and working conditions. Each agency has its own membership rules and each has signed an agreement with the United Nations. Although all United Nations agencies strive to make the world a better place for all mankind, each has specific responsibilities. Some were established to improve communications and relations between nations ... others were created to help underdeveloped countries implement modern agricultural methods ... and still others provide loans, educational assistance and other types of aid. The nations of Africa are among the many countries around the world which benefit from the work of the UN agencies. Through the assistance of the agencies, the UN has helped combat the famines that often plague Africa and has educated the people on modern agricultural techniques. African nations have also benefited from the UN's economic programs which grant loans, provide training programs and other means of helping the nations develop their own resources. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B09621)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "UN in Asia"
              Sep. 24, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "UN in Asia"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "United Nations in Asia" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.N. 67c 40th Anniversary of the United Nations Souvenir Sheet issued June 26, 1985. When the United Nations was established in 1945, the UN Charter set up six different divisions to carry out the goals and objectives of the United Nations. Each division -- or organ as they are called -- has specific duties, powers and operating methods. The major organ of the United Nations is the General Assembly. This is the only organ in which all member nations are represented. The General Assembly discusses issues of importance to all UN members and recommends actions to be taken by individual UN members or the other organs of the UN. The Security Council has the primary responsibility of preserving worldwide peace. The Council may investigate a dispute between nations and suggest ways of settling it. To help the other organs of the United Nations perform their duties as efficiently as possible, The Secretariat manages the day-to-day business of the UN. The Charter gives the Economic and Social Council several duties including encouraging universal human rights and higher standards of living for all nations. Legal disputes between nations are handled by the International Court of Justice. The sixth organ of the UN is the Trusteeship Council which is responsible for watching over territories that are not independent. These six organs of the United Nations work together to make the world a more peaceful and secure place to live. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B09619)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "U.S. Postal Service"
              Sep. 24, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "U.S. Postal Service"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "U.S. Postal Service" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day of Issue Proof Card for the U.S. 22c Stamp Collecting stamp issued January 23, 1986. Today, it is a simple matter to send a letter abroad. However, in the mid 1800s it was somewhat more troublesome. In countries like Germany, there were numerous sovereign states and many different routes through rough, mountainous terrain. One of the most romantic and interesting postal histories in the world belongs to Australia. Isolated from other nations by thousands of miles of ocean, Australia's early postal system relied on whaling ships to bring mail from the rest of the world. During the mid-1800s these great sailing ships were replaced with the faster and more powerful steamships. One of the most interesting areas of postal history concerns the different signs and symbols used through the ages to urge the postal carrier to hurry the mail to its destination. Sweden had the interesting tradition of attaching two small feathers to the letter by a wax seal. This indicated the need for speed in transit. If black and white feathers were combined, this implied "Very urgent. Travel night and day!" Canada's Post Office was established under the British crown in 1763. However, it was not until 1851 that Canada issued her first postage stamp. This beautiful red stamp depicted a beaver - the world's first pictorial stamp. The beaver was an appropriate subject, for Canada's early prosperity was founded on the profitability of beaver pelts. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B10029)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Iris"
              Sep. 24, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Iris"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Iris - Manuscript Illumination" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original painting which was published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Germany 80 + 40pf Medieval Manuscript Illumination stamp issued October 15, 1985. Although illumination is widely regarded as a medieval artform par excellence, it traces its origins back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. The classical artists illustrated text with a continuous chronological sequence of scenes, often filling an entire page. The subjects were idealized yet lifelike -- human forms painted against a background of classical architecture. The colors used were ever-so-delicate and the works showed a quite realistic perspective. The illuminated artform grew more popular as people used it to preserve and pass on their religious beliefs. Indeed, there came a time when the chief purpose of illumination was to glorify the Scriptures. At first, the artisans who created these illuminating works were monks working anonymously out of humble devotion to the Scriptures. Often rich princes and churchmen commissioned entire volumes of the Scriptures, theological works and other religious writings as an act of great piety. Later, as wealth and worldly interests increased, illuminating artists were often famous professional laymen who created both secular and religious illuminations. These illuminations were commissioned by private individuals, often moved as much by personal pleasure as by devotion to God. The Iris -- depicted on this original artwork -- was among the figures which were often hand-painted on manuscripts by devoted medieval monks. It symbolized the bridge between heaven and earth and the pact between God and Man. Image Size: 12 x 14 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B09826)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) Dove Carrying Letter
              Aug. 06, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) Dove Carrying Letter

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Dove Carrying Letter" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. On May 15, 1918, U.S. Army pilots, flying Curtiss JN4Hs -- biplanes affectionately known as "Jennies" -- made postal history by flying the first U.S. air-mail route. Lt. Torrey Webb took off from a makeshift airfield at New York's Belmont Park racetrack bound for Philadelphia. Meanwhile, at Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson were among the spectators eagerly awaiting the takeoff of another Jenny. For more than 20 minutes, Pilot George L. Boyle futilely attempted to start the plane's engine. Just as the president was about to leave, a voice from the crowd cried "gasoline!" The crew quickly realized they had neglected to fill the aircraft's gas tanks. Once the situation was rectified, Boyle was finally airborne. Unfortunately, misfortune struck again. The misguided pilot lost his bearings and, in an effort to seek help, wrecked the Jenny by attempting to land on a country road. However, another flyer completed Boyle's mission and the first day of airmail service was considered a success. Over the next few years, planes became better adapted to their tasks. Before airfields and aircraft were equipped with adequate illumination, mail had been forwarded by rail during the evening hours. The advent of night flying in 1923 made airmail delivery even more efficient. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B10377)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908-1998)"Congratulations" Original
              Aug. 06, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908-1998)"Congratulations" Original

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Congratulations" Signed lower right. Original watercolor on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 22c Congratulations stamp issued April 20, 1987. Congratulations! Perhaps your red-letter day is a wedding ... the birth of a child ... a new job ... graduation! All are worthy of hearty congratulations. When someone we care about has something worthy of celebration, it's nice to join in the fun, and share the triumph and joy. Whenever good things happen to people we love, it's important to remember them, just as we do when times are difficult. Congratulations can be offered in many ways: a firm handshake from a business associate, a pat on the back from a coach, a gentle kiss on the cheek from grandma, even a great, big bear hug from a long unseen uncle! Always met with a smile, a laugh, perhaps a happy tear, this is one of the best of all sentiments to share. This artwork features a geometric design played about the letters of the word which underscores the exuberance of the sentiment. Congratulations! ... What better way to share the good times and achievement of life with the people who mean so much to you? A constant reminder of your best wishes for them. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B10262)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908-1998) City Street in Germany WC
              Aug. 06, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908-1998) City Street in Germany WC

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "City Street in Germany" Signed lower left. Original watercolor painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Germany 60pf Carl Spitzweg stamp issued August 13, 1985. The streets of Germany reflect the culture and environment of its residents. Most people strive to make their streets into places where they can feel comfortably at home, and the shops and storefronts reflect the personalities and pride of the people who run them. The signs which call attention to the goods and services being offered often make such announcements without saying a word. The image of a hat or a boot displayed on a curving wrought iron sign post adds a touch of whimsy to an otherwise busy stret. While colorful blooms overflow from flower pots which grace the doorways. Image Size: 12 x 14 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B09751)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) Charlottenburg Gate W/C
              Aug. 06, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) Charlottenburg Gate W/C

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Charlottenburg Gate" Signed lower right. Original Watercolor painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original painting which was published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Germany 50pf Charlottenburg Gate stamp issued June 20, 1986. This gate used to be part of the former elaborate bridge which spanned across the Landwehrcanal between Berlin and Charlottenburg. Today the Gate spans only the Strasse de 17 Juni. The Gate was constructed between 1907 and 1908 after plans by Professor Bernhard Schaede. Its pillars once formed a barrier between the Charlottenburg University Center and the parks of the neighboring Zoological Gardens. Following a suggestion by Kaiser Wilhelm II, sculptor Heinrich Baucke created the larger-than-life bronze statues of the first Prussian King, Frederic I and his wife, Sophie Charlotte in 1909. Baucke's bronze of Sophie Charlotte points with her right hand in the direction of Charlottenburg Castle. Before the bridge's destruction in World War II, the two inner bridge piers had been decorated by two bronze relief groups by Georg Wroba. "Stormy Waters" stood on the north and "Quiet Waters" stood on the south. But because of the enormous costs involved in recreating the originals, they were not reconstructed after the war. The bridge structure is over sixty feet high and was designed in the Renaissance style; it used to be part of the border between the city of Berlin and the city of Charlottenburg and was meant to be the counterpart of the Brandenburg Gate. Image Size: 12 x 14 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B10459)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Water & Air"
              Aug. 06, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Water & Air"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Relationship Between Water and Air" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Combination Cover for the Germany Nature Protection stamps issued May 5, 1986. The need for fresh water and clean air are the most important areas of nature protection. This painting symbolizes the relationship between clean air and water and its effect on the environment. Image Size: 12 x 14 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B10381)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Rose" Original
              Aug. 06, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Rose" Original

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Rose - Manuscript Illumination" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original painting which was published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Germany 60 + 30pf Medieval Manuscript Illumination stamp issued October 15, 1985. As the Middle Ages progressed, magnificent illuminated manuscripts became quite ornate. Yet, they continued to enhance the beauty of the books they adorned and added greatly to the readers' enjoyment. During this time, around the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, there was a growing interest in brightly colored border-frames which actually framed the text in colors of green and scarlet. Figures like those shown in the stamp on this First Day Cover were scattered liberally through the manuscripts. The figures on this stamp are taken from the fifteenth century manuscript entitled the Berlin Parchment Manuscript which was probably created in Germany between 1520 and 1530. Like many manuscripts of its day, the Berlin Parchment Manuscript was alive with the bright colors of flowers and the interesting animals of the garden. Many of these colors actually sparkled with gold and silver. Indeed, miniature painting is not considered to be true illumination unless it uses gold or silver to create a beautiful shimmering effect. Since many of the works embellished with the miniature illuminations were religious books -- prayer books and scriptures -- the subjects of the illuminations often had religious significance. For example, the rose featured in this original artwork is a well-known symbol of the innocence and purity of the Virgin Mary. Image Size: 12 x 14 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B09828)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Royal Canadian Navy"
              Aug. 06, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Royal Canadian Navy"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Royal Canadian Navy Graphic "75"" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Canada 34c Royal Canadian Navy stamp issued November 8, 1985. Celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary in 1985, the Royal Canadian Navy was established by an act of the British Parliament on May 4, 1910. Originally equipped with only two training cruisers -- the HMCS Niobe for the East Coast, and the HMCS Rainbow for the West Coast -- the Royal Canadian Navy grew rapidly with the outbreak of World War I. The relatively small fleet -- seven thousand men by 1917 -- aided the Allied war effort by conducting antisubmarine patrols across the Atlantic. The fleet increased beginning in 1923 with the formation of the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve and the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. By World War II, there were over nine hundred ships in the RCN, 375 of which were armed for offensive action, manned by a total of approximately 95,000 volunteers. Again, the Canadian Navy was charged with opening the sea lanes in the Atlantic; their fighting spirit provided safe passage for troop and cargo ship convoys against the dreaded German U-boats. The link between Great Britain and the Canadian Northwest Atlantic Command proved particularly vital in late 1942, when Canadian warships escorted the Anglo-American invasion force to North Africa. After the war, the reserve forces were reorganized while the RCN continued to provide aid during the Korean Conflict, and bolster its NATO commitments. Today, the Royal Canadian Navy is unified with the other service branches to form the Canadian Armed Forces. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B09888)

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            • Erik NITSCHE (1908-1998), "Amoreiras towers", Aguarela sobre papel, 35 x 30,5 cm
              Jul. 24, 2023

              Erik NITSCHE (1908-1998), "Amoreiras towers", Aguarela sobre papel, 35 x 30,5 cm

              Est: €600 - €1,200

              Erik NITSCHE (1908-1998) "Amoreiras towers" Aguarela sobre papel Assinado (1987) Dim. aprox.: 35 x 30,5 cm.; Dim. total aprox.: 54 x 41 cm. Verso datado, com etiquetas sobre a obra e sobre as Amoreiras. Emoldurado.

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            • ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / NUCLEODYNAMICS. 1955. 50¼x35½ inches, 127½x89½ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.
              May. 18, 2023

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / NUCLEODYNAMICS. 1955. 50¼x35½ inches, 127½x89½ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998) GENERAL DYNAMICS / NUCLEODYNAMICS. 1955. 50 1/4x35 1/2 inches, 127 1/2x89 1/2 cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne. Condition A- / B+: minor tears, losses, creases and abrasions on left edge; minor creases in image. Paper. "In addition to his artistic inspirations, Nitsche derived much of his imagery from science itself, such as the abstracted symbols for isotopes used in his poster for 'nucleodynamics'" (https://www.typotheque.com/articles/erik_nitsche_the_reluctant_modernist). This is the Japanese language poster from the initial Atoms for Peace series.

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            • ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / AERODYNAMICS. 1955. 50¼x35½ inches, 127¾x90¼ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.
              May. 18, 2023

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / AERODYNAMICS. 1955. 50¼x35½ inches, 127¾x90¼ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.

              Est: $700 - $1,000

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998) GENERAL DYNAMICS / AERODYNAMICS. 1955. 50 1/4x35 1/2 inches, 127 3/4x90 1/4 cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne. Condition A- / B+: minor creases and abrasions at edges; tears and losses at upper left edge. Paper. This is the German language poster from the Atoms for Peace series. The Moderns 103, MoMA 219.1956.

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            • ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / SERVODYNAMICS. 1956. 50x35½ inches, 127x90¼ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.
              May. 18, 2023

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / SERVODYNAMICS. 1956. 50x35½ inches, 127x90¼ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998) GENERAL DYNAMICS / SERVODYNAMICS. 1956. 50x35 1/2 inches, 127x90 1/4 cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne. Condition B+ / A-: tears and losses at upper left edge; minor creases and abrasions at edges. Paper. This is the Italian language poster from the Atoms for Peace series. Muller-Brockmann 265.

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            • ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / RADIATION DYNAMICS. 1956. 50¼x35½ inches, 127½x89½ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.
              May. 18, 2023

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / RADIATION DYNAMICS. 1956. 50¼x35½ inches, 127½x89½ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998) GENERAL DYNAMICS / RADIATION DYNAMICS. 1956. 50 1/4x35 1/2 inches, 127 1/2x89 1/2 cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne. Condition A- / B+: creases, tears, losses and abrasions at edges. Paper. This is the Arabic language poster from the second Atoms For Peace series.

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            • ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / ELECTRODYNAMICS. 1955. 50½x35½ inches, 128¼x90¼ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.
              May. 18, 2023

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / ELECTRODYNAMICS. 1955. 50½x35½ inches, 128¼x90¼ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998) GENERAL DYNAMICS / ELECTRODYNAMICS. 1955. 50 1/2x35 1/2 inches, 128 1/4x90 1/4 cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne. Condition A-: tears, losses and abrasions at upper left edge. Paper. Of the six different posters in this initial series each image was printed in a distinct language. This is the Sanskrit language poster from the initial Atoms for Peace series.

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            • ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / ASTRODYNAMICS. 1955. 50¼x35½ inches, 127¾x90¼ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.
              May. 18, 2023

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / ASTRODYNAMICS. 1955. 50¼x35½ inches, 127¾x90¼ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.

              Est: $1,500 - $2,000

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998) GENERAL DYNAMICS / ASTRODYNAMICS. 1955. 50 1/4x35 1/2 inches, 127 3/4x90 1/4 cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne. Condition A- / B+: tears, losses and abrasions at upper left edge; minor creases at edges and in image. Paper. "The first series of six posters established a tone for all future General Dynamics graphics, as well as a paradigm, of sorts, for how the marriage of science and engineering would be visualized by kindred companies. Indeed, Nitsche's brand of artful futurism was copied by many others at the time and might be seen today as representative of the so-called 'Atomic Style' that emerged in the mid- to late-1950s" (https://www.typotheque.com/articles/erik_nitsche_the_reluctant_modernist). This is the Russian language poster from the Atoms for Peace series. Dynamic America p. 393, MoMA 220.1956.

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            • ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / HYDRODYNAMICS. 1955. 50x35¼ inches, 127x89½ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.
              May. 18, 2023

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / HYDRODYNAMICS. 1955. 50x35¼ inches, 127x89½ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.

              Est: $3,000 - $4,000

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998) GENERAL DYNAMICS / HYDRODYNAMICS. 1955. 50x35 1/4 inches, 127x89 1/2 cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne. Condition A-: small loss at upper right corner; minor tears, creases and abrasions at edges; minor creases in image. Paper. Perhaps the most famous image in the series, this depicts the USS Nautilus, one of the country's first nuclear powered submarines. "It was an indelible logo in its day. Set against a gradated gray background, the shell was a virtual cornucopia of progress. The submarine was not seen as a killing machine, but rather the offspring of progress poised to help the world" (https://www.typotheque.com/articles/erik_nitsche_the_reluctant_modernist). It should be noted that the ongoing project to construct the Nautilus was so top secret that Nitsche was only provided a basic idea of what the submarine would ultimately look like. This is the French language poster from the initial Atoms for Peace series. Dynamic America p. 349 (var), Encylopedie de l'Affiche p. 104, Modern American 83, MoMA 221.1956.

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            • ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / SOLAR DYNAMICS. 1955. 50¼x35½ inches, 127½x90¼ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.
              May. 18, 2023

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / SOLAR DYNAMICS. 1955. 50¼x35½ inches, 127½x90¼ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.

              Est: $1,200 - $1,800

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998) GENERAL DYNAMICS / SOLAR DYNAMICS. 1955. 50 1/4x35 1/2 inches, 127 1/2x90 1/4 cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne. Condition A- / B+: tears, creases, abrasions and minor losses at edges. Paper. This is the Spanish language poster from the second Atoms for Peace series.

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            • ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / ATOMS FOR PEACE. 1955. 50¼x35½ inches, 127½x89½ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.
              May. 18, 2023

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). GENERAL DYNAMICS / ATOMS FOR PEACE. 1955. 50¼x35½ inches, 127½x89½ cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne.

              Est: $2,500 - $3,500

              ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998) GENERAL DYNAMICS / ATOMS FOR PEACE. 1955. 50 1/4x35 1/2 inches, 127 1/2x89 1/2 cm. R. Marsens, Lausanne. Condition A-: tears, creases and minor loss at upper left edge. Paper. This is the English language poster from the initial Atoms for Peace series. MoMA 218.1956, Dynamic America p. 393, The Moderns 105 (var.) International Poster Annual 1957 475.

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            • GENERAL DYNAMICS NUCLEODYNAMICS POSTER
              Apr. 30, 2023

              GENERAL DYNAMICS NUCLEODYNAMICS POSTER

              Est: $2,500 - $3,500

              GENERAL DYNAMICS - NUCLEODYNAMICS, 1955. ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). BREAKDOWN OF THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS EVEN FURTHER AND YOU GET TO THE TABLE OF ATOMIC ISOTOPES TO REPRESENT NUCLEODYNAMICS. A PHOTOMONTAGE ELEMENT DEPICTS TWO DOCTORS CONVERSING. THE JAPANESE TEXT REMINDS US IMMEDIATELY OF RADIATION SICKNESS, GENETIC MUTATIONS FROM RADIATION EXPOSURE; THE COMPOSITION AS A WHOLE REMINDS US THAT THE ANGE, TO THAT DEVEL, IS THE USE OF RADIOLOGICAL BIOMARKERS TO IDENTIFY DISEASES AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES. PROFESSIONALLY CONSERVED, ON LINEN . 35.75"X50". CONDITION A.

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            • GENERAL DYNAMICS RADIATION VINTAGE POSTER
              Apr. 30, 2023

              GENERAL DYNAMICS RADIATION VINTAGE POSTER

              Est: $2,500 - $3,500

              GENERAL DYNAMICS -RADIATION DYNAMICS, 1956. ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). THE SUN'S RADIATING BEAMS FALL UPON STALKS OF WHEAT AND IS BROKEN INTO ITS SPECTRUM, FOR THIS ARABIC-LANGUAGE POSTER FROM THE SECOND ATOMS FOR PEACE SERIES IN 1956. JOHN JAY HOPKINS, CEO OF GENERAL DYNAMICS AT THE TIME, SAID "THROUGH THE USE OF RADIOISOTOPES AS TRACERS, PLANT BIOLOGISTS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN DETERMININGS SIX OF THE TEN COMPLEX CHEMICAL AND MECHANICAL PROCESSES, KNOWN AS PHOTOSYNTHESIS, WHEREBY PLANTS CONVERT SUNLIGHT INTO CARBOHYDRATES". 35.75"X50". PROFESSIONALLY CONSERVED ON LINEN, CONDITION A.

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) Postal Sorting Machine
              Apr. 02, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) Postal Sorting Machine

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Electronic Postal Sorting Machine" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. The Universal Postal Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established to improve postal service throughout the world by ensuring international collaboration. At the beginning of the 19th century, postal relations between nations consisted of a bewildering array of bilateral treaties, which were further confused by a diversity of currencies and units of weight. Postal charges were largely calculated by distance traveled. In addition, the recipient of the letter, rather than the sender, was responsible for expenses incurred! In 1837, British educator and reformer Rowland Hill first proposed charging a single uniform rate for mail delivery, based on weight rather than distance, and the use of prepaid postage stamps. On September 15, 1874, representatives of 22 countries met at the first International Postal Congress to sign a "Treaty concerning the Establishment of a General Postal Union." This organization became responsible for the adoption of uniform postal rates and units of weight between all member nations. In 1878, the second International Postal Congress was held and the body's name was changed to Universal Postal Union (UPU). On July 1, 1948, the UPU became a specialized agency of the United Nations. Over the years, the UPU has extended its functions to cover other international services provided by postal administrations, including money orders, parcel post, postal checks, cash on delivery and savings banks. Image Size: 12 x 14 in. Overall Size: 17.5 x 20 in. Unframed. (B08808)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Thank You"
              Apr. 02, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Thank You"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Thank You" Signed upper left. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood First of Issue Maximum Card for the U.S. 22c Thank You stamp issued April 20, 1987. Thank You! These two simple words can add a whole new dimension to relationships. Friendships have been cemented by a simple "Thank you for being my friend." Marriages have been built on a "Thank you for your love and for being there." And great, lasting loves have been founded on a "Thank you for just being you." Sometimes just a "Thank you for thinking of me," lets people know that you care, too. And often, just a simple 'Thank you" can cover a multitude of situations from the special to the mundane: an unexpected old friend arrives to help celebrate at a wedding ... a seat on a bus courteously offered ... a borrowed book returned ... the salt properly passed at dinner. We are so lucky to have words such as these at our disposal to express our sincerest gratitude. This artwork can be a constant reminder to someone that you appreciate all they do. Image Size: 8.5 x 11.75 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B10274)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Pansy"
              Apr. 02, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Pansy"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Pansy - Manuscript Illumination" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Germany 120 + 60pf Medieval Manuscript Illumination stamp issued October 15, 1985. During the Middle Ages, the medieval mind delighted in ornate and colorful art. And nowhere is this love more evident than in medieval manuscripts, for they are alive with intricate and colorful drawings created in the margins and at the beginnings of chapters by patient monks working by hand. Known as illuminations, these miniature works of art virtually illuminate the pages of the ancient manuscripts with their bright colors and intricate designs. But beyond their beauty, the illuminations also mark an important milestone in history, for their disappearance -- with the invention of printing -- signified the end of an antiquated age and became a strong signal of the coming of modern culture. Illumination reached its highest form in the 14th and 15th centuries, when pages were decorated with gold, silver and all the colors of the rainbow. Indeed, the gray parchment was lighted with floriated letters, margins filled with leaves and branches and scenes from the painter's own life. Through their works, the illuminators imbued the written page with a beauty and attractiveness beyond the powers of a mere scribe alone. Since many of the illuminated manuscripts were religious in nature, the figures illuminated often had religious significance. Together, all the colorful flora and fauna pictured in the medieval manuscript offer praise to God from a dedicated and pious monk. Image Size: 12 x 14 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B09824)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Love You Mom"
              Apr. 02, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Love You Mom"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Love You Mom" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood First of Issue Maximum Card for the U.S. 22c Love You Mom stamp issued April 20, 1987. From our earliest childhood, to the time we face the world as adults, we realize nothing compares with a mother's love. After all, she's the one who raised us and watched us grow ... dried our tears when we were hurt ... and reassuringly tucked us into bed each night. She's the one we could always count on when we needed to talk to someone. And, perhaps even now, when things just aren't goint right, no one can help like our mother. Truly, no one could ever take the place "Mom" has earned in our heart. But, all too often, time seems to pass us by and we never seize the opportunity to say the things that ought to be said. Sometimes special occasions arise when we can express our love to our mother ... a special time set aside to say "Love You, Mother!" Image Size: 8.5 x 11.75 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B10272)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Love You Dad"
              Apr. 02, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Love You Dad"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Love You Dad" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood First of Issue Maximum Card for the U.S. 22c Love You Dad stamp issued April 20, 1987. Whether he taught you how to hammer a nail without hitting your thumb, throw a football in the backyard, or told you your very first bedtime story, it is only with the fondest of memories that we think of our fathers. Once we thought he was the biggest, strongest man alive, and that he could solve every problem that ever came along. As children, winning his attention was worth the effort. And, as we grew older, earning his respect - though more of a job - was a triumph in itself. The man we affectionately call Dad gave us more than life. He gave us a sense of who we are, and how we should act with dignity and honesty. We are ever grateful for his attention and patience as a teacher; his concern and love as a parent, and his helpfulness as a friend. Each Father's Day, we want him to know how much we care, but we should also remember and honor him the rest of the year as well. Image Size: 8.5 x 11.75 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B10273)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Get Well Soon"
              Apr. 02, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Get Well Soon"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Get Well Soon" Signed lower left. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood First of Issue Maximum Card for the U.S. 22c Get Well Soon stamp issued April 20, 1987. When we don't feel well, daily cares and ordinary worries suddenly seem unimportant. It seems the only thing that really matters is feeling better. When illness sets in, nothing can help more than the warm sentiments of family and friends who express their concern and care. Sometimes a gift or a visit will offer cheer and comfort to those we love the most. But, when separated by miles or other circumstances, often the best way to reach sick friends or relatives is through the mail. This artwork can serve as a gentle reminder to someone special that you wish them a speedy recovery. Image Size: 8.5 x 11.75 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B10275)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Flowers"
              Apr. 02, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Flowers"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Flowers - Manuscript Illumination" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Combination Cover for the Germany Medieval Manuscript Illumination stamps issued October 15, 1985. As the Middle Ages progressed, magnificent illuminated manuscripts became quite ornate. Yet, they continued to enhance the beauty of the books they adorned and added greatly to the readers' enjoyment. During this time, around the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, there was a growing interest in brightly colored border-frames which actually framed the text in colors of green and scarlet. Figures like those shown in the stamp on this First Day Cover were scattered liberally through the manuscripts. The figures on this stamp are taken from the fifteenth century manuscript entitled the Berlin Parchment Manuscript which was probably created in Germany between 1520 and 1530. Like many manuscripts of its day, the Berlin Parchment Manuscript was alive with the bright colors of flowers and the interesting animals of the garden. Many of these colors actually sparkled with gold and silver. Indeed, miniature painting is not considered to be true illumination unless it uses gold or silver to create a beautiful shimmering effect. Since many of the works embellished with the miniature illuminations were religious books -- prayer books and scriptures -- the subjects of the illuminations often had religious significance. Image Size: 12 x 14 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B09832)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "China Postal Relics"
              Apr. 02, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "China Postal Relics"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "China Postal Relics" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day of Issue Proof Card for the U.S. 22c Stamp Collecting stamp issued January 23, 1986. Today, it is a simple matter to send a letter abroad. However, in the mid 1800s it was somewhat more troublesome. In countries like Germany, there were numerous sovereign states and many different routes through rough, mountainous terrain. One of the most romantic and interesting postal histories in the world belongs to Australia. Isolated from other nations by thousands of miles of ocean, Australia's early postal system relied on whaling ships to bring mail from the rest of the world. During the mid-1800s these great sailing ships were replaced with the faster and more powerful steamships. One of the most interesting areas of postal history concerns the different signs and symbols used through the ages to urge the postal carrier to hurry the mail to its destination. Sweden had the interesting tradition of attaching two small feathers to the letter by a wax seal. This indicated the need for speed in transit. If black and white feathers were combined, this implied "Very urgent. Travel night and day!" Canada's Post Office was established under the British crown in 1763. However, it was not until 1851 that Canada issued her first postage stamp. This beautiful red stamp depicted a beaver - the world's first pictorial stamp. The beaver was an appropriate subject, for Canada's early prosperity was founded on the profitability of beaver pelts. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B10035)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Boy Scout Symbols"
              Apr. 02, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Boy Scout Symbols"

              Est: $100 - $1,000

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Boy Scout Symbols" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Germany 60pf World Scouting Conference stamp issued July 16, 1985. William D. Boyce is responsible for bringing the Boy Scouts from England to America in 1910, and incorporating the organization here as the Boy Scouts of America. The BSA encouraged self reliance and resourcefulness, and adopted the British Scouting motto "Be Prepared, "as well as the idea of Scouts doing a "good turn" every day. These good turns became nationwide campaigns during World War I and World War II. In 1934, President Roosevelt even asked the BSA to collect household furnishings and clothing for Depression victims. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Guides in America, also borrowing the idea from the British. The movement spread rapidly and in 1915 the Girl Scouts were incorporated, with Low as its first president. Scouting grew rapidly in America throughout the 20th century and membership today numbers in the millions. For 60 years the BSA's basic appeal was to the white middle class, but in the '70s the decision was made to provide programs to meet the needs of minority inner-city boys. This led to the publication in 1972 of a new Scout Handbook, which not only provided advice on snake bites -- but on rat bites as well. The new Handbook also explained how to identify dangerous drugs. And for the first time ever, Blacks were shown in the illustrations. Image Size: in. Overall Size: in. Unframed. (B09746)

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            • Erik NITSCHE (1908-1998), "Amoreiras towers", Aguarela sobre papel, 35 x 30,5 cm
              Mar. 20, 2023

              Erik NITSCHE (1908-1998), "Amoreiras towers", Aguarela sobre papel, 35 x 30,5 cm

              Est: €1,000 - €2,000

              Erik NITSCHE (1908-1998) "Amoreiras towers" Aguarela sobre papel Assinado (1987) Dim. aprox.: 35 x 30,5 cm.; Dim. total aprox.: 54 x 41 cm. Verso datado, com etiquetas sobre a obra e sobre as Amoreiras. Emoldurado.

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Love You Mom"
              Feb. 05, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Love You Mom"

              Est: $200 - $400

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Love You Mom" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 22c Love You Mother stamp issued April 20, 1987. From our earliest childhood recollections, to the time we face the world as adults, we realize nothing compares with a mother's love. After all, she's the one who raised us and watched us grow ... dried our tears when we were hurt ... and reassuringly tucked us into bed each night. She's the one we could always count on when we needed to talk to someone. And, perhaps even now, when things just aren't going right, no one can help like our mother. Truly, no one could every take the place "Mom" has earned in our heart. But, all too often, time seems to pass us by and we never seize the opportunity to say the things that ought to be said. Fortunately, sometimes special occasions arise when we can express our love and gratitude to our mother ... a special time set aside to say "Love You, Mother!" This artwork features the words every mother wants to hear: "Love You, Mom" in bold, appealing letters. Whether used for a special Mother's Day gift ... for her nearly forgotten birthday ... or for no special reason, this artwork conveys a message so often thought, yet so seldom said. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B10267)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Flowers"
              Feb. 05, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Flowers"

              Est: $200 - $400

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Flowers - Manuscript Illumination" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Combination Cover for the Germany Medieval Manuscript Illumination stamps issued October 15, 1985. Amid a life of prayer, fasting and hard work, the monks of the Middle Ages found time to leave a magnificent artistic legacy for the entire world. Their artform, illumination, allowed the monks to transform simple, hand-copied pages into a treasure of artistry which has been handed down for generations. First came the artistic flourishes to the first letter in a paragraph. Marginal drawings explaining the Holy Scriptures followed and finally the artistic genius of the age burst forth in fantastic marginal landscapes, scrolling, vines, geometric shapes ... all embellished with gold and silver. Image Size: 12 x 14 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B09833)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Weather Vane"
              Feb. 05, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Weather Vane"

              Est: $200 - $400

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Weather Vane in a Clean Sky" Signed lower right. Original Watercolor painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Germany 80pf Fresh Air stamp issued May 5, 1986. Breathing clean air is no longer a luxury to be taken for granted. For as the world's population continues to grow ... and nations continue to become more industrialized ... the pollution of the atmosphere has become more widespread. Although the problem of air pollution has become more prevalent in recent years, it is a problem with a very long history. For centuries, the smoking chimney has meant warmth, wealth, and work. But along with these benefits, it has filled the air with smoke, smells, and toxic gases. Even in ancient Rome, the dangers of air pollution were realized, and lawsuits came about because of it. The philoshpher Seneca warned of the dangers of the "thick air" in Rome caused by the smoke from chimneys. After Word War II, the enormous economic development brought the world higher standards of living, but also a worsening air pollution problem. To combat this worldwide problem, important international pacts have been made to keep the air clean. It is hoped that these efforts will protect man as well as protect plants and animals -- and even help preserve buildings and memorials. Image Size: in. Overall Size: in. Unframed. (B10380)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Congratulations"
              Feb. 05, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Congratulations"

              Est: $200 - $400

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Congratulations" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood First of Issue Maximum Card for the U.S. 22c Congratulations stamp issued April 20, 1987. Congratulations! Perhaps your red-letter day is a wedding ... the birth of a child ... a new job ... graduation! All are worthy of hearty congratulations. When someone we care about has something worthy of celebration, it's nice to join in the fun, and share the triumph and joy. Whenever good things happen to people we love, it's important to remember them, just as we do when times are difficult. Congratulations can be offered in many ways: a firm handshake from a business associate, a pat on the back from a coach, a gentle kiss on the cheek from grandma, even a great, big bear hug from a long unseen uncle! Always met with a smile, a laugh, perhaps a happy tear, this is one of the best of all sentiments to share. This artwork can serve as a constant reminder of your happiness at someone's success. Image Size: 8.5 x 11.75 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B10270)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) Liechtenstein Building
              Feb. 05, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) Liechtenstein Building

              Est: $200 - $400

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Liechtenstein Building" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Liechtenstein Europa 1987 Modern Art - Architecture stamp issued May 12, 1987. The tiny principality of Liechtenstein lies between Switzerland and Austria and like its neighbors is an heir to all the majestic beauty of the towering mountains. Liechtenstein shares many customs with Switzerland and the frontier between the two countries is completely open. In addition, Switzerland manages the telephone, postal and telegraph services for Liechtenstein, but the country issues its own stamps. Although it is a small nation, Liechtenstein boasts many beautiful buildings within its borders, including this magnificent structure. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B10854)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Red Admiral Butterfly"
              Feb. 05, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Red Admiral Butterfly"

              Est: $200 - $400

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Red Admiral Butterfly" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. In the 18th century, vivid markings earned this attractive butterfly the name "admirable," a moniker from which its modern name was derived. Not only colorful, but hardy as well, Admiral Butterflies have been seen as far north as the Arctic Circle and as high as 6,000 feet. Territorial and self-sufficient, they often remain in the same place for weeks. Each constructs its own shelter by spinning the leaves of stinging nettle. Image Size: 12 x 14 in. Overall Size: 17.5 x 20 in. Unframed. (B08703)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) Organ of the Baroque
              Feb. 05, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) Organ of the Baroque

              Est: $200 - $400

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Organ of the Baroque" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Combination Cover for the Germany Baroque Composers stamps issued March 19, 1985. The Baroque was a time of a great intensification of past forms in all the arts: painting saw the works of Vermeer, Rubens, Rembrandt, and El Greco -- in literature it was the time of Moli?re, Cervantes, Milton, and Racine -- modern science came into its own during this period with the work of Galileo and Newton. In music, the age began with the trail-blazing works of Claudio Monteverdi, continued with the phenomenally popular music of Antonio Vivaldi and the keyboard works of such composers as Francois Couperin and Domenico Scarlatti, and came to a close with the masterworks of two of the veritable giants of music history, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. Image Size: 12 x 14 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B09583)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Happy Birthday"
              Feb. 05, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Happy Birthday"

              Est: $200 - $400

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Happy Birthday Packages" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 22c Happy Birthday stamp issued April 20, 1987. A toddler sits with legs dangling in his high-chair surrounded by doting relatives ... an elderly woman stands to thank those friends and loved ones who have remembered her once more. Birthdays ... what special days! Days to celebrate the simple joy of being alive. And a day we can enjoy indulging in being fussed over: the cake complete with candles, the lovingly wrapped gifts, the phone calls from near and far, all from those who care and thoughtfully remember our very special day. Birthdays, of course, also mean a certain extra interest in the daily mail. Whether we are celebrating our own birthday, or the birthday of someone dear to us receiving and sending birthday cards is a meaningful way to express our love and best wishes. This artwork carries the birthday theme in a clever, colorful assortment of packages, each bearing a letter of the message everyone gets to hear once every year. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B10263)

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            • Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Thank You"
              Feb. 05, 2023

              Erik Nitsche (1908 - 1998) "Thank You"

              Est: $200 - $400

              Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908 - 1998) "Thank You" Signed lower right. Original Mixed Media on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 22c Thank You! stamp issued April 20, 1987. Thank You! How many times have we said it in our lives. How many times should we have, but didn't. And, how many times have we been pleased to hear it said sincerely. These two simple, succinct words can add a whole new dimension to relationships. Friendships have been cemented by a simple "Thank you for being my friend." Marriages have been built on a "Thank you for your love and for being there." And great, lasting loves have been founded on a "Thank you for just being you." Sometimes just a "Thank you for thinking of me," lets people know that you care, too. And often, just a simple "Thank you" can cover a multitude of situations from the special to the mundane: an unexpected old friend arrives to help celebrate at a wedding ... a seat on a bus courteously offered ... a borrowed book returned ... the salt properly passed at dinner. We are so lucky to have words such as these at our disposal to express our sincerest gratitude. This artwork makes that statement by use of bright colors and large, bold letters, reminding someone special of your gratitude with every glance. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 15 in. Unframed. (B10261)

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            • GENERAL DYNAMICS RADIATION DYNAMICS LITHOGRAPH
              Nov. 12, 2022

              GENERAL DYNAMICS RADIATION DYNAMICS LITHOGRAPH

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              GENERAL DYNAMICS/RADIATION DYNAMICS, 1956. ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). PRINTER R. MARSENS, LAUSANNE. BEAUTIFUL POSTER MOUNTED ON LINEN. THE SUN'S RADIATING BEAMS FALL UPON STALKS OF WHEAT AND IS BROKEN INTO ITS SPECTRUM, FOR THIS ARABIC-LANGUAGE POSTER FROM THE SECOND ATOMS FOR PEACE SERIES IN 1956. JOHN JAY HOPKINS, CEO OF GENERAL DYNAMICS AT THE TIM SAID, "THROUGH THE USE OF RADIOISOTOPES AS TRACERS, PLANT BIOLOGISTS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN DETERMINING SIX OF THE TEN COMPLEX CHEMICAL AND MECHANICAL PROCESSES, KNOWN AS PHOTOSYNTHESIS, WHEREBY PLANTS CONVERT SUNLIGHT INTO CARBOHYDRATES". TODAY, INCREASING AGRICULTURAL YIELDS IS AN INCREASING PRIORITY, AS CLIMATE RAPIDLY CHANGES IN PRIME AGRICULTUAL REGIONS. EXCELLENT, A-, 35.75"X50".

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            • GENERAL DYNAMICS SOLAR DYNAMICS LITHOGRAPH
              Nov. 12, 2022

              GENERAL DYNAMICS SOLAR DYNAMICS LITHOGRAPH

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              GENERAL DYNAMICS/SOLARDYNAMICS, 1955 LITHO. ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). PRINTER R. MARSENS, LAUSANNE. A BEAUTIFUL LITHO MOUNTED ON LINEN. EACH POSTER HAD "ATOMS FOR PEACH" PRINTED IN A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE TO EMPHASIZE THE UNIVERSAL NATURE OF THE SENTIMENT AND THE CAMPAIGN. SPANISH IS POETICALLY IDEAL FOR THIS SOLAR DYNAMICS POSTER (THE COSTA DEL SOL, AT THE COAST OF LIGHT). EXCELLENT, A-, 35.50"X50".

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            • GENERAL DYNAMICS NUCLEODYNAMICS LITHOGRAPH
              Nov. 12, 2022

              GENERAL DYNAMICS NUCLEODYNAMICS LITHOGRAPH

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              GENERAL DYNAMICS/NUCLEODYNAMICS, 1955 LITHO. ERIK NITSCHE (1908-1998). PRINTER R. MARSENS, LAUSANNE. A BEAUTIFUL LITHO MOUNTED ON LINEN. BREAK DOWN THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS EVEN FURTHER AND YOU GET TO THE TABLE OF ATOMIC ISOTOPES. NITSCHE ABSTRACTS THE TABLE OF ISOTOPES TO REPRESENT NUCLEODYNAMICS. A PHOTOMONTAGE ELEMENT DEPICTS TWO DOCTORS CONVERSING. THE JAPANESE TEXT REMINDS US IMMEDIATELY OF RADIATION SICKNESS, GENETIC MUTATIONS FROM RADIATION EXPOSURE; THE COMPOSITION AS A WHOLE REMINDS US THAT THE ANGEL, TO THAT DEVIL, IS THE USE OF RADIOLOGICAL BIOMARKERS TO IDENTIFY DISEASES AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES. EXCELLENT CONDITION, A-, 35.75"X50".

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