Seller: 45225164@deleted (4,796) 0%, Location: North Tustin, CA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 380415134074 VINTAGE AUSTRIA ASHTRAY - HOTEL BRISTOL, SALZBURG ca.1958-70s - LILIEN PORCELAIN Click to View Image Album Click to View Image Album From the estate of a journalist who started on a city paper in the mid-1920s eventually becoming a self-syndicated foreign correspondent, joined the British United Press in London at the outbreak of World War II and became a department head at UP in the USA covering Hollywood exclusively in 1945. Starting in 1956, he began making yearly trips to Europe and elsewhere to cover Hollywoods then-increasing tendency to produce films globally as well as the rise of television. After forced retirement from UPI in 1969, he again self-syndicated himself and resumed some aspects of his foreign correspondence work, travelling extensively with London as his home away from home. This is a VINTAGE PORCELAIN ASHTRAY from the five-star HOTEL BRISTOL in SALZBURG, AUSTRIA. The hotel dates from 1892 although the building itself has a history that goes all the way back to the early 1600s; the LILIEN PORZELLAN company that made the ASHTRAY dates from 1958, hence my assigning the 1958-70s time frame for its having been added to the collection. The first photo shows the obverse (the reason HÜBNER is on there along with the name of the hotel is because that is the name of the family that acquired the place back in the 1930s and they are still running it today); and the second photo is a detail of the reverse showing the manufacturing data. Depending on one's point of view, it was either a foible, a hobby or a misdemeanor when the above-mentioned journalist pocketed this as a memento; occasionally he asked and received permission, but not usually. It was never used after having been obtained. I cannot guarantee a complete lack of chips, cracks and rough-to-the-touch bits; after travelling all the way from SALZBURG, it was flung about by two or three serious SoCal earthquakes and may not have been perfect when taken. Approximate measurement across its widest point is 3-13/16 inches / 9.68 cm. SHIPPING: Based on past experience, I'm estimating a packed weight of 12 ozs. / 340.19 grams. Shipping to anywhere in the USA will be by USPS via First Class Mail for $5. The price includes an additional charge for Delivery Confirmation that I have to insist upon because guess what, everybody -- two people said their USPS packages never arrived. If you live outside the USA, the shipping price will seriously depend on where the heck you are but there is no Delivery Confirmation so no additional charge. If we are under 4 lbs with this item (and we are) then First Class Mail will suffice; if not, the far more expensive Priority Mail becomes mandatory. The US Post Office takes particular delight in screwing all you foreigners and expatriates out there. Sorry. According to yet another irritating change at eBay, I now have to provide prices for three countries, so Australia: $10; Canada $5; and the UK $10. Multiple items shipped together are possible, but the shipping rate will rise with additional weight. You may combine items from one week to the next week, but only for that period -- no leapfrogging for weeks on end. Please stay in touch with me on this. I wont be making any money on the packing, handling, shipping. Or the schlepping. IMPORTANT: PLEASE IGNORE ALL SHIPPING INFORMATION BELOW THIS POINT. IT IS A PERMANENT FEATURE OF THE PAGE AND PERTAINS TO MY OTHER LONGSTANDING ONGOING AUCTIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHS. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF CLOSE OF AUCTION. MULTIPLE ITEMS MAY BE SHIPPED TOGETHER BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT THE SHIPPING COSTS, WHATEVER THEY ARE, MAY GO UP. COLOR TRANSPARENCIES DON'T WEIGH MUCH, BUT THE WEIGHT OF B&W PHOTOS ADDS UP QUICKLY. PAYPAL ONLY. APPARENTLY, I'M STAYING IN THE USA PRETTY MUCH FOR GOOD. NEW SIMPLIFIED SHIPPING RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS FOR EITHER COLOR TRANSPARENCIES OR BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS: WITHIN THE USA -- FIRST-CLASS MAIL WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION -- $5.00. ANYWHERE OUTSIDE THE USA -- FIRST-CLASS MAIL WITHOUT DELIVERY CONFIRMATION -- $5.00. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME. SHIPMENTS ARE USUALLY MADE WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE FUNDS HAVE CLEARED... UNLESS A VOLCANO ERUPTS NEAR THE POST OFFICE AND I CAN'T GET THERE UNTIL THE ASH DISSIPATES... HEY, YOU NEVER KNOW... Pay me securely with any major credit card through PayPal! 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