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Displaying 1 - 20 of 66 Lots in Category - Advertising
Very early group comprising Austria 1885 & 1888 2kr Postal Cards with woodcut illustrations of 'Prebischthor' or 'Hoher Schneeberg' (now Pravcicka Brana & Decinsky Sneznik, both in the Czech Republic, the latter with 2-line 'POSTCONDUCTEUR IM ZUGE/KOMOTAU-BODENBACH No 916' Railway postmark); Belgium 1887 early court-size advertising card for "Hotel de la Poste/.../Bruxelles"; Germany 1889 Dresden multi-view, very early hand-tinted; and France 1890 Eiffel Tower chromolitho (repaired corner, stamp removed). Ex Keith Harrison.
"Moderns" galore crammed into two small cartons.
PICTURE POSTCARDS - Subjects
ADVERTISING: Mostly British & American cards for alcohol & other beverages including an unusually stout (pardon the pun) set of 6 "My Goodness - My Guiness", Cadbury Chocolate x6, Pears' Soap x3, "Girls Own" Magazine x6, French Neerlando-American Line card, political campaign card, "Montana Bill" promotional card, Australia mostly post-WWII x8 but including early Wertheim Pianos x2 & 1924 Bridestowe Lavender Farm (Tas), etc, condition rather variable but many are fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts.
ADVERTISING: Group of mostly British cards for Hotels Charterhouse, Cecil and Imperial (all in London), Hotel Redcliffe (Paignton, illustrated on both sides), Metropole (Brighton), French Grande Hotel du Parc & Russian Hotel Victoria, also for Dominguez Cafe (Mexico) & 1951 multi-view for Lyndhurst Guesthouse; for Publications "The Great Home Journal", "TAT", "John Bull", "The Gentlewoman" & Russian "Pravda"; and for the Play "A Little Bit of Fluff" (Art Nouveau); also & delightful real photo of Sanders Bros shop with capton "No Middlemans Profits to Pay", finally 1930s overly colourful complete set of 30 artist cards "Our Glorious Empire" for Godfrey Phillips Ltd, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
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ADVERTISING: ALCOHOL: Group of mostly British cards including "poster" cards for Black Swan Distillery ("Private Horse Parade..."), "Black & White" Scotch Whisky (Polo, with Indian agents' details added), Old Orkney Whisky (Love Boat), W&A Gilbey's Ports ("Leaving the Vineyards", toning on address side) & Japanese Asahi Beer x2 (pro-British subjects), also for J&F Martell Cognac (1908 Franco-British Exhibition), Messageries Maritime card with 'Whisky Dewar, White Label' overprint (Nile River at Luxor) & a terrific real photo of staff at Whitbread Ales (sadly creased), finally a gorgeous set of 12 French artist cards for Champagne Bulteaux Père (a couple are quite amusing), condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
ADVERTISING: CHEESE: French Société des Caves et des Producteurs Réunis a Roquefort series of c.1901 Topographicals with illustrated advertising on the address side, on pale blue card x22 or pale yellow card, very fine to superb unused; plus the original packet in far above-average condition for a set of 24. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 24 items)
ADVERTISING: CHOCOLATE: British Nestlés Swiss Milk chromolithos with military scenes, a little aged, unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
ADVERTISING: POSTCARDS: Mostly British bundle of mainly Topographicals overprinted handstamped or roneo'd on the address side for postcard wholesalers including Owen Meredith, John Thridgould, GW Wilson, Sandle Brothers, Rock Bros (including a discounted card!) or the German firm Gustav Liersch; others soliciting original business including a marvellous real photo card for FR Hinkins & Son (Alton); another offering card-stock plus a Wellington & Ward packet with illustrated packet-label & four samples of 'Ordinary Bromide Paper'; then a batch of cards with various forms of 'SPECIMEN' or 'SAMPLE' overprint or handstamp on the address side - one postally used! - and two Children Comic cards with blank spaces for the captions; condition a bit mixed but most are fine to very fine & some are superb. Ex Keith Harrison. [One of the most unusual & interesting postcard lots we have ever seen]
(Qty 75 items)
ADVERTISING: SEWING MACHINES: c.1910 (?) American postcard-size cards with advertising for the Singer Manufacturing Co being artist cards featuring National Costumes & Sewing Machines used in some unlikely places including Albania, Georgia & Turkestan, some aging/toning on the reverse does not affect the very fine facial appearance; also a large-part packet for the set of 18; and Australian "Familiar Australian Singers" (Birds), unused.
(Qty 18 items)
ADVERTISING: SHIPPING LINES: Group of mostly British artist cards including "poster" cards for Union-Castle x3 (gorgeous cards, superb unused) & Belfast Steamship Co, also for Aberdeen Steam Navigation x2, Carron Line, Natal Line, American Colonial Navigation Co, Italian Florio-Rubattino and Dutch Batavier Line (little Dutch girl), a couple of others plus for Royal National Life-Boat Institution x3, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
ADVERTISING: TOBACCO: British WD & HO Wills Tobacco & Cigarette Brands chromolithos with young ladies x2 (not smoking!), Old Salt with Pipe or American Indians with Peace Pipe, unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
ALCOHOL: Selection of mostly British cards with "Hop Picking Series" x12, a couple of real photo types including a multi-view of 28 different pubs!!, a few advertising cards & some amusing comics including Austrian 1912 "Drunken Village", etc, also Rudolf Blind Aggressive Temperance set of 6 artist cards (superb unused), condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Very entertaining. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: RAPHAEL KIRCHNER: 1897 Undivided Back "Gruss aus Wien" (Music Hall) with overprinted advertisement for Dalmatian Red Wine, light damp spotting on the address side, unused. Ex Keith Harrison. [From Kirchner's first postcard series]
AVIATION: Turbo-prop aircraft with Pan Am flying boats & their Bases with many of the famous "Clippers", seaplanes, artist cards & a good selection of real photo types including two "Graf Zeppelin" cards (one used) and Southern Cross being guarded by natives in Albert Park Suva, small group of aerial photographs, many countries & airlines including groups for Chalk's (West Indies) & Avianca (Colombia), aircrew (mostly hostesses), some very unusual aircraft noted, also an unusual batch of cockpits x50 and cabin interiors x60 approximately, reproductions of classic 1913-38 European aerial promotion posters x11, airline advertising, Helicopters from many countries with military, industry and civilian types, many "moderns" but an interesting lot throughout, generally fine to very fine & mostly unused. An excellent wide-ranging lot.
(Qty 1000 approx)
AVIATION: Turbo-prop aircraft by airline from America, Africa, Russia, Asia, Europe, mostly "moderns" but many useful cards from 1950s & 1960s and some earlier, lots of smaller carriers many of which we have never encountered elsewhere, fine to very fine and mostly unused.
(Qty 1500 approx)
CHOCOLATE: Artist advertising cards for Fry's Milk Chocolate x4, Cadbury's Cocoa, Chocolat Suisse Zürcher (gorgeous but with a heavy crease) and Bensdorp's Royal Dutch Cocoa x4, condition variable but several are very fine. A great subject. Ex Shirley Jones.
HOTELS: Attractive mostly British group including Undivided Back for Portpatrick Hotel Scotland (superb unused), "The Old George Hotel, Salisbury. Built about 1320..." x2, "Micawber's Little Inn, Canterbury", "Park Hotel, Preston", "Tewkesbury, The Bell Hotel" & advertising card for Gresham Hotel (Dublin), USA including a lovely poster card for "The Roosevelt/New Orleans/...", condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex "Cartophile".
(Qty 60 approx)
SHIPPING: Mostly British collection of predominantly Passenger Vessels from famous Ocean Liners to cross-Channel vessels plus about 20 Paddle Steamers and some Commercial Vessels, all the major British Lines represented plus a number of smaller &/or less well-known companies, numerous artist cards including a few "poster" types & real photo types including Dry Docks and the ill-fated "Suevic" (1907, of the wreck), "Empress of Ireland" (sank in May 1914, more than 1000 lives lost), "Lusitania" (torpedoed in World War I) & "Rawalpindi" (sunk by the Germans on 3.11.1939), also about 50 non-British cards & a similar number of "moderns", mostly unused but some postmark interest including Paquebot usages, generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 280 approx)
SMOKING/TOBACCO: Selection with people of all ages & both genders having a puff, "glamour" & romance types, artist cards including nicotine-induced reveries, etc, also comic cards that generally aren't very funny, etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. An instructive lot. Ex Keith Harrison.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Two boxes of modern cards advertising all manner of products & services or promoting support for a myriad causes, some duplication, unused.