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Displaying 11 Lots in Category - Alcohol
PICTURE POSTCARDS - Subjects
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.
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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]
ARTIST CARDS: LOUIS WAIN: c.1902 Undivided Backs British "Write-away" cards of a Cat Swimming (very fine used DE23/02), Drinking (a bit grubby, 1903 usage on the Isle of Wight), or Fishing (French edition, very fine used in 1903); also Raphael Tuck "Marie Dainton in the Chinese Honeymoon" (corner stains, very early usage AP28/02). Ex Keith Harrison, who noted the earliest recorded date for a Louis Wain card is 5/3/1902.
ARTIST CARDS: Bulletin Series No 5 "The Shanty-keeper", used in New Zealand in 1909, minor toning around the stamp.
BAROSSA VALLEY: Mounted collection from Angaston x27, Eden Valley x2, Lyndoch x2, Nuriootpa x6, Springton x2 & Tanunda x18 including a lovely advertising card for the Tanunda Hotel, many real photo types, generally fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts.
1870 First Issue Larger Size ½d lilac with 'PICTS' illustration identifying the artist "ECL/15 Gr/James/Street/WC" in brown on the reverse, small closed tear at the base & minor blemishes, unused. Ex Keith Harrison. [The Printed Matter Regulations did not preclude pictures on the "message"-side. In the Victoria & Albert Museum, there is an identical used card dated OC20/70. This must therefore be a contender for the earliest pictorial postcard from Great Britain ]
In about 1868, Ernest Claude Lee & a small circle of friends founded a society called "Picts & Goths". We expect the illustration is caricatures of Lee at the table (smoking) & other members, including a cellist & an inebriate.
1870 First Issue Smaller Size ½d lilac with 'GOTH' woodcut illustration of a Bacchanale dated 'March 8 1871' in black on the reverse, minor blemishes, unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
1870 First Issue Larger Size ½d lilac with printed advice 'SELF HELP FOR THE POOR', unused; Smaller Size with decorative advices for Glyn & Co (used 1872) & Union Bank of Scotland (used 1874), illustrated advertisement for Gooding's Patent Cork Draw-er (unused) & illustrated advertisement in red & green for Jewsbury & Brown's Oriental Toothpaste (unused); very fine & desirable group. Ex Keith Harrison.
PRIVATE POSTAL CARDS: 1872 Embossed ½d pink with Fancy Heading in Blue (superb unused), then 1873-83 group with various Headings & advertising for Goy's Medium Room (Auctions), Grant's Morella Cherry Brandy, George Collier & Co Wool Merchants and JC & J Field Candle Works (a beautiful issue) all used; also ½d brown with 'PATENTS FORM C1' & embossed 7½d Revenue in brown (unused). Ex Keith Harrison.
1898-1902 "Intermediate-Size Cards 1901 "Write Away" cards - the message started for the sender - "I am about to blow you up..." (Guy Fawkes & Gunpowder) on grey stock (a little stained), and "The delay in answering is" (Drunk & Policeman) on pink stock (very fine). Ex Keith Harrison.