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Decrepit old album of cards from Egypt (many with ink captions) with some better subjects & France mostly of Amiens Cathedral, the cards appear to be fine to very fine & mostly (all ?) unused; also some small tourist photographs.
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PICTURE POSTCARDS - Subjects
HOSPITALS: Ancient album of cards probably half from Great Britain including WWI Convalescent Hospitals, India Canada & New Zealand all well represented with smatterings from many other Colonies & a small number from foreign countries, also a few Hospital Ships, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. A remarkable collection that weighs 2.7kg. Ex Derek Pocock. [NB: None from Australia or the United States]
(Qty 440 approx)
HOSPITALS: A fascinating collection with strength in Great Britain, New Zealand, India & Canada (including a 2-panel panorama of Sacred Heart at Montreal), others from South Africa, Kenya, St Lucia, Tanganyika, Panama, etc, many real photo types including aerial views & an unidentified asylum destroyed by fire, Hospital Ships x2, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Derek Pocock. [We suggest avoiding "The Guest Hospital, Dudley" - what did they feed them? - but you might enjoy "St Cross near Winchester" where stated "No Dogs Admitted"!]
(Qty 230 approx)
LIBRARIES: Collection in two volumes with strength in British cards but with useful Australian, American - including 1906 Earthquake Damage to Stanford University Library - & French content and many other countries represented, buildings range from the massive to the modest, some Interiors & others of ancient books etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. A fascinating lot that should appeal to a wide audience. Ex Derek Pocock.
(Qty 340 approx)
ROYALTY 1902 Current Event Postcards for the Coronation with photo of Westminster Abbey & lengthy facsimile "written" letter datelined "London, June 26,1902" but overprinted in red "June 14, 1902. The world was gravely shocked...the King had undergone an operation for perityphilitis...the Coronation has been postponed and all arrangements...have been upset, including our own", postally used at London 'JU24/02' (the First Day of Issue! ). Ex Keith Harrison. [Perityphilitis affects the caecum at the junction of the small & large intestines. It is commonly said that the operation was for appendicitis (or epityphilitis)]
HOSPITALS: A fascinating collection with all States represented but strength in NSW with a terrific array from country towns many by local publishers, a couple of Lunatic Asylums & Private Hospitals, some excellent real photo types, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. By far the most extensive Hospitals collection we have seen. Ex Derek Pocock.
(Qty 150 approx)
HOUSING: Collection of bark huts to Edwardian mansions & everything in between, many with family groups showing off their new "digs", some with identifying captions or notes on the reverse including 1918 "This is our house in the [Rockhampton] floods...", also a few advertising cards for Building Products/Homewares including six for Wunderlich Roofing, finally "cabinet" cards x8, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. A most unusual topical collection providing a valuable overview of Edwardian architecture. Ex Shirley Jones.
(Qty 280 approx)
POST OFFICES: Selection from New South Wales x16, Queensland x2 and Victoria x9, some real photo types; also "Cable Station Port Darwin"; generally fine to very fine, some are unused.
CHURCHES: Mounted group with St Peter's Cathedral North Adelaide x8, many other fine structures but also many small churches including real photo type of the weatherboard building at Rosewater, multi-views of "Church of Christ Grote St" & "Churches of Pt Pirie", real photo commemoratives "Bethany Church Jubilee 1833-1933" & "1861-1911 Goolwa Methodist Jubilee", etc, generally fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts.
POST OFFICES: Excellent mounted collection with GPO x8, many from major towns but also some tiny hamlets including Dublin, Meningie, Fowlers Bay, Langhornes Creek, Callington, Curramulka, Blyth & Geranium, most are straightforward views but we also noted many are real photo types including transferring mail between a railway TPO & early automobile, Easter Sunday at Wirrabarra, Anzac Day (?) at Freeling, "Official opening Athelstone June 1909", the tiny horse-drawn railway van that carried mail between Port Broughton & Mundoora, floods at Border Town & Renmark, mail coach at Moorook, etc, condition a bit variable but many are fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts. A remarkable group of this increasingly popular material.
(Qty 100 approx)
ADELAIDE: Mounted group of buildings including churches, hospitals, banks, government offices, schools, Adelaide University, etc, also monuments, some real photos, some with horsedrawn or electric trams, generally fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts.
FIRE SERVICES: Real photo types of Fire Stations at Beechworth, Koroit, Mansfield, Rutherglen (AP Thomas) & Surrey Hills (Valentine), fire lookouts x3 (one is a stereo postcard), also Eastern Hill Fire Station x15, & a few others, generally fine to very fine. Ex Bob Young.
"Instalment Cards" sets of 10 comprising "Corrida de Toros" (Bull Fighting), WWI "Infanterie Coloniale" (a few mostly minor faults), "Je Suis L'Imaculée Conception" & a 'bas relief' of Napoleon, also "Napoléon" colour photos set of 12 & "Cathédrale d'Amiens" set of 20, generally very fine to superb unused. Ex Keith Harrison. [Basically simple jigsaw puzzles; placed in order, the individual cards create a larger picture. See also Lots 181, 461 & 609]
CHATEAUX: Delightful collection of cards featuring these enchanting & often spectacular villas stated to all be in the Loire Valley including sumptuous interiors, gorgeous artist cards by Adolphe Yvon x16 & some real photo types, many with Undivided Backs, generally fine to very fine. Ex Derek Pocock.
MONACO: Attractive batch of Casino cards x7 including interiors plus five Gambling Instructions cards, also a range of other views including several real photo types plus a wallet with 20 real photo views, mostly unused but with five used in Monaco (one in 1899), fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
1875 '5 PFENNIGE' Postal Card HG 5 with printed woodcut illustration on the message-side of a Church believed to be in Wartburg (Thuringia), minor blemishes, unused. Ex Keith Harrison. [This Postal Card issue was replaced in 1878 by cards inscribed '5 PFENNIG 5' (no trailing 'E'). It must be among the earliest commercially produced topographical postcards published anywhere in the world]
Five large albums of Photochrom cards from many different series & in a wide variety of styles including artist cards & real photo types, the vast majority are Celesques (most of which are numbered on the face) on the characteristically stout board, subjects include Beaches, the Lakes District, Yorkshire, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands etc, also some overseas subjects notably Holy Land, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. A wonderful basis for serious expansion at modest cost. Ex Derek Pocock.
In a 1998 article in "Picture Postcard Monthly", Brian Lund stated "Because a majority [of Celesques] feature tourist locations & rural views they do not always find favour with collectors...They deserve better..." & mounted a spirited defence of what are well produced & generally attractive cards. We agree wholeheartedly with Brian. The thematic content is very high, with an abundance of Churches, Bridges, Villages, Welsh Costumes, Events etc, even a few WWI military cards. In addition, they lend themselves to being collected by series or County/Region.
(Qty 1300 approx)
Three volumes with many better cards, some Undivided Backs including one with photo affixed to the view-side, many towns & villages, smaller churches, Cornwall & Wales, etc, advertising cards for P&O x2, "The Great Anglican Gathering" & Booth Line of Royal Mail Steamers, a few humour including a marvellous Cycling Accident by "Cynicus" & one with a circular message, all selected for the postmarks with two volumes of mostly duplex cancellations & one volume of squared-circle datestamps plus a selection of Mobile Boite dock-side usages, numerous very fine to superb strikes, many cards are used from the towns depicted, condition variable. An excellent lot especially for the possibility of finding Earliest Recorded Usages. Ex "Cartophile". [See also Lot 568]
LONDON: Box of mostly topographicals including many unusual streetscapes, lots of activity including many with horsedrawn & motorised vehicles, some Undivided Backs & other early cards, groups of River Thames, Westminster & Crystal Palace, a high proportion are unused including many superb Excellent Series cards, generally fine to very fine+. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 200 approx)
1894-1900 Court-Size Cards 1894 Thatcher (Bristol) Woodcut "Greetings from Bristol" (Ship & Tug Passing below Bridge, and Cathedral), to London with Christmas message & ½d orange tied by 'BRISTOL/DE23/94/ -3- ' squared-circle datestamp, very minor blemishes, Cat £250 for court cards used in 1894. Ex Keith Harrison. [This is one of the earliest Court Cards, & among the earliest British topographical cards]