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Displaying 13 Lots in Category - Art & Craft
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
ESSAYS:c.1946 2½d original artwork in ink and wash with white gouache & titled in lower margin showing State Emblems surrounded by Aboriginal motifs - the South Australian emblem was later changed to a magpie - on art board (205x257mm), a couple of tonespots & small tears in the margins. Attractive. [Apparently submitted for the 1946 Commonwealth Stamp Design Competition]
C of A - Postal History
1918postcard from UK to Tasmania endorsed "OAS" unstamped but with circular check cachet and 'PASSED BY CENSOR' cachet in red, another with cachet in violet, also a few with GB stamps or sent under cover, then quantity of unused 'Art' PPCs, couple of Tasmanian plus KGV 1d green Postal Card with printed 'Second Class Mail' endorsement and Myer advertising used 1932, mostly fine condition.
(Qty 100 approx)
Accumulation including Victoria with Melbourne "Grand Hotel" & "Bourke Street from Opera House", Steamer "Yorck" at Port Melbourne real photo, Dandenong "Post Office" & "Timber Merchant Dandenong East", Ballarat group, "Ascot Vale Railway Station" (faults), a few from other States, KEVII "One King One Flag One Fleet One Empire" chromolithos x3, Australian Series Birds x3, De Closay "Fairy Butterfly" x4 (printed in Australia) and American Flag Dresses x6 (for White Fleet visit ?), a number postally used to/from Australian States with postmark interest including 'ENFIELD/SA' squared-circle (rated RRR), condition mixed but mostly fine.
REVENUES - IMPRESSED STAMP DUTY: 1877 original artwork for the 10/- & £5 Platypus designs in pencil on yellow tracing paper (88x114mm) numbered "9" or "11" in red at upper-right & both with '22 MAR 77' h/s at upper-central. Unique! Ex De La Rue Archives.
No longer available
Shipping Lines mostly British artist cards including 'poster' cards for Union-Castle x3 (superb unused) & Belfast Steamship Co, also for Aberdeen Steam Navigation x2, Carron Line, Natal Line, American Colonial Navigation Co, Italian Florio-Rubattino and Dutch Batavia Line, a couple of others plus for Royal National Life-Boat Institution x3, a few used, condition variable but generally fine to very fine.
Artist "glamour" cards group comprising Jack Abeille 1898 Fashion Through the Ages x7, 1898 Bathing Costumes x3, 1899 Bathing Costumes x3 and 1899 Caprice Flowers 'La Tulipe' & 'La Violette' all Undivided Backs (Cat £60 each), M Munk (Vienna) early-1900s Divided Backs Erotica Topless Ladies & Amazing Hats x8 (a few minor blemishes), Stylish Ladies with Plain Backs x 6 (proofs?, plus one of these designs - Divided Back - used under cover in 1907), plus E Louis Lessieux 1900 Dancing Through the Ages set of 6 with Undivided Backs (undercatalogued at £40 each), then group of Charles Dana Gibson Snap Shots 'Gibson Girls' & Studies in Manners/Class, mostly used; also his Henderson & Sons 'Pictorial Comedy' Sets No 10 & 11 each of seven 'framed' cartoons, unused & fine to superb condition except as noted.
Graves from Britain, India including elaborate Mughal Tombs, China/Hong Kong, Russia, Tonga etc, Peruvian "headstone" with an automobile (!), etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine; also German coloured artist cards depicting Medieval Punishments with Stocks, Ducking Stool & various other humiliations; and FA Ackerman set of cards bearing c.1848 woodcuts by Alfred Rethel in the style of Dürer depicting 'Death', unused.
Religion mostly British with a small selection of Churches & a good array of Ministers & Bishops, excellent Salvation Army group including an Indian Mission card (a great shot!) & five different Bands, etc, also several sets of devotional cards, 'The Volunteer Organist' set of 4 & Misch & Co 'The Holy Scriptures in Pictures' complete set of 60 plus Italian sets of 10 Popes & 10 Saints (absolutely gorgeous cards in superb condition) in their original envelopes, etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine & many are superb.
GREAT BRITAIN - Postal History
1877oversize blue advertising postcard (177x146mm) for 'The City Pottery, Lamp and Lustre Galleries' with printed notice & very fine 'LONDON/ Z /PAID/ ½D /19NO77' datestamp in red, light horizontal crease, also 1900s group of 'postal mischief' used PPCs x8, condition generally fine.
1953 Coronationoriginal watercolour artwork for 1d Portrait in brown & emerald on art paper (220x258mm), pencil notations in the margins & non-contemporary ballpoint signature "J Berry". One of the most beautiful items in James Berry's entire body of work. Ex Marcel Stanley and Sir Gawaine Baillie.
1965 ANZAC Commemoration original watercolour artwork for 3d Anzac Cove design in bistre & grey on artboard (365x270mm), pencil notations regarding the origins of the design & signed "James Berry". Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. [A beautiful piece of work that would look terrific framed]
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period
1932 Pictorialsoriginal India ink & watercolour design for the ornamental frame by FE Williams on art paper (184x247mm), affixed in the central void are a rough sketch of a portion of the border & a typed advice: "The shading should be deepened a good deal...", a few insignificant blemishes. Unique and one of the most important pieces for this issue. Ex EC Harris Archive: sold at the Prestige auction of 12.10.2012 for $1552. [With a typed note: "...the Committee thought that it would be advisable to embody some of the Broadside or horizontal designs & are of the opinion that Mr Williams's border can be so adapted..." In fact, it was used only for the 11 vertical designs]
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Issued Stamps
1994 Cars of our HistoryGraham Wade's design folio with original letters from the PTC, copy letters to the PTC, source materials, rough sketches, set of five watercolour designs on a single piece of artboard (285x128mm) with the proposed values added & the last design noted as "Reserve", designs for FDC & stamp pack, etc.