An original and very collectable, VaseK Polak Desk set includes Ceramic stand / Pen holder and Cigarette Lighter. This item dates from 1950s/60s and is a collectors piece . Very hard and rare item to find in this superb and great condition .
Polak was born in Prague
, Czech Republic
on September 11, 1914. He fought in WWII
and was wounded in the Prague Uprising
on May 5, 1945.
Polak then left Prague and walked to then West Germany
and found a job as a U.S. Army
motor pool mechanic. Eventually moving to New York City
, Polak opened a repair shop in 1951. In 1958 Polak moved to Hermosa Beach, California
and through contact with Dr. Ferry Porsche
, whom he had known in Europe
through motorsport contacts, opened the first exclusive Porsche dealership in the United States
in 1959. Polak would later on also become a franchised dealer for Volkswagen
, and Subaru
in Hermosa Beach.
A true collectors item for any Porsche enthusiast