This item has been shown 4 times.
8x10 black and white photo which is hand signed and inscribed in black ink...
Photo has 3 indentations along right edge from being stored in a 3 ring binder...
Overall appearance appears in near mint ...there is slight wear in photo is tilted into the light at a certain angle....also if tilted into light at a certain angle you can see it would use a good cleaning or wiping..
Reverse shows that it was removed from a scrapbook...
Maria Callas,Commendatore OMRI(Greek:Μαρία Κάλλας; December 2, 1923– September 16, 1977), was aGreek-Americansoprano, and one of the most renowned and influentialoperasingers of the 20th century. Many critics praised herbel cantotechnique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations. Her repertoire ranged from classicalopera seriato thebel cantooperas further, to the works ofVerdiandPuccini; and, in her early career, to the music dramas ofWagner. Her musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed asLa Divina.
Born in New York City and raised by an overbearing mother, she received her musical education in Greece and established her career in Italy. Forced to deal with the exigencies of wartime poverty and withmyopiathat left her nearly blind onstage, she endured struggles and scandal over the course of her career. She turned herself from a heavy woman into a svelte and glamorous one after amid-career weight loss, which might have contributed to hervocal declineand the premature end of her career. The press exulted in publicizing Callas's temperamental behavior, hersupposed rivalrywithRenata Tebaldiand her love affair with Greek shipping tycoonAristotle Onassis. Although her dramatic life and personal tragedy have often overshadowed Callas the artist in the popular press, her artistic achievements were such thatLeonard Bernsteincalled her "the Bible of opera"and her influence so enduring that, in 2006,Opera Newswrote of her: "Nearly thirty years after her death, she's still the definition of the diva as artist—and still one of classical music's best-selling vocalists."
Shipping update as of April 2014 We ask that all lists be paid in full within 14 days from the first sale win.We Ship Within 1 Business Day We do Combine Winnings (.25 cents per additional win)
We do ship internationally. Canada $10.00All overseas shipping will be $12.00 These changes are being made because of the increase prices with the USPS.
If for any reason you are not happy with your item, please notify us. We do what we can to picture and describe each lot properly. Even if its described accurately upon receipt, if you're not happy let us know. If you pay for an item and a few days goes buy with no tracking please email us and we can check into the request. We are successful because we are not thinking of making this sale, but the ones after this sale and we will do whatever is reasonable in making our customers happy. Foreign requests seem to take a day or two longer to be received. All emails are answered.
Our response speaks for itself. Actually you are the ones that have spoken for us and we Thank You. Please look at our response and happy customers . All response of all transactions are open to the public and would love to add you to our list of happy customers.
We have had a great amount of success internationally and want to do what we can to continue to sell our items worldwide. There are too many orders which are not being received in a timely fashion, or lost etc. and this apparently is the only way to keep both of us honest. We understand that some postal systems are very slow once it leaves the border and apparently this is now the only way we can both be protected by the Seller and Buyer Protection Programs within .. We do allow you to combine sale wins, and will not charge the .25 cent additional fee per item on all international orders except Canada. This should allow bulk buyers and our regulars to benefit from dealing with us.
Any single item won in any of our sales will be processed and shipped within 1 business day upon receipt of payment.
**** Most orders will be shipped within one business day of payment receipt, however a list of several items may take 2 to 3 business days depending upon the size of the list. Massive size lists will be handled as quick as possible.
We ask that all lists be paid in full 14 days from the first sale win.
We notify with the tracking numbers for the United States Deliveries and Registered Mail Numbers for Out of The USA deliveries.
We will do our part in shipping the items on time, and then the rest is up to the postal services. Please check tracking information before emailing us whether or not the package has been sent.
Cost Of Shipping Rates Are As Follows:
Shipping rate for single album page or index card or small items will be $2.50 for first class shipping which includes delivery confirmation.
Photos and other items will be $4.30 for first class shipping which includes delivery confirmation when shipped within USA.
Priority shipping will be $6.70 which includes delivery confirmation.
Out of the USA shipping sent overseas will be $10.00..This does not include Canada.
Save on Shipping with our multiple shipping discount. Simply add .25 cents on all wins to the single item price. We do ask that all multiple wins be paid for within 14 days of the first sale win. No additional fee charges to deliveries outside of the United States and Canada.
All items shipped in reinforced shipping mailer. Shipping is done every day, and done 5 to 6 times a week. Any large lists of 15 item or more items may take up to 5 days before items are shipped depending upon volume. All efforts are made to ship immediately.
Our shipping is not actual shipping costs. For simplicity we charge a normal fee and if we over charge too much we do refund shipping back by Paypal. We do not profit in shipping. We send all items in a reinforced mailer or protected envelope. Each mailer costs about $1.00 and oversized costs us more. Plus tape gas etc. In other words these are extras which people seem to overlook or expect us to take a loss on in the end. We also have a shipper help package the items so that you can get your items more quickly. All overseas charges are for most destinations and some destinations may require additional fees because of size or weight and will then charge to actual cost of shipping for items when shipping is $12.00 not including the registered shipping fee. We are one of the last who have had to change our out of the USA shipping charges. This is done simply because of lost items, and items delivered in a very slow fashion by out of the USA postal services. Also because to keep up with Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s expectations with us a seller.
Paypal is the only payment method accepted.