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Displaying 8 Lots in Category - Art & Craft
C of A - Evolution of the Kangaroo Design
1905 ESSAYS: Three moderately skillful renderings of variations on the theme of KEVII superimposed on a Map of Australia, "No 3" for 1d endorsed "White Australia King Edward 1905" & at the side "Personally I do not believe in a total White Australia", "No 1" for 2d with a repaired 30mm tear, "No 2" for 1d creased at L/R & stained, "No 3" with only minor blemishes. Ex 'Besancon' (II): sold for SFr605. [Each item is endorsed on the reverse "EHK Crawford/Dryrah/Greenethorpe/NS Wales". Ernest HK Crawford was a grazier & District Justice at Greenethorpe, in the central west of NSW]
Our catalogue incorrectly states "Not listed in the ACSC". In fact, No 1 is ACSC #E32, Cat $2500 and a note states "Two further essays by EK Crawford apparently exist, but no details are available". Ta-dah!
(Qty 3 items)
1911 STAMP DESIGN COMPETITION: Original artwork of a 'ONE PENNY' design featuring an outline Map of Australia highlighting Agriculture, Mining & Cattle with Kangaroo & Birds at the corners, in India ink on thin board (124x107mm) ACSC #E55, Cat $6000. Plus stamp-size reproductions in claret, ultramarine, grey-lilac or deep dull green on various grades of paper ACSC #E116A-C & the unlisted grey-lilac, Cat $6000. Ex 'Besancon' (II): sold for SFr6050.
The ACSC has attributed this work to ET Luke, probably based on the inclusion of the stamp-size versions. However, the reverse of the card, which originally was significantly larger, has a full endorsement re the entry & is signed "By James..." which can in no way be misconstrued as any part of "ET Luke". Luke worked for The Age newspaper where his reduced designs were produced. We suggest that "James" was a friend or colleague of Luke's who had access to the same equipment]
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1911 STAMP DESIGN COMPETITION: Original stampsize watercolours for five different designs denominated 2d x2 or 2½d x3 featuring a Map of Australia x2, State Emblems x2 or a Six-Pointed Star, all rendered in black & grey highlighted with Chinese white, variously inscribed 'NEW SOUTH WALES' x2, 'QUEENSLAND', 'TASMANIA' or 'WESTERN/AUSTRALIA' ACSC #E25-29, Cat $20,000! Ex 'Besancon' (II): sold for SFr1210. Truly 'art in miniature'!
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1964-65 Birds second undenominated essay with 'AUSTRALIA' added for the 2/6d Robin (with a grub in its beak) in watercolours on art paper (277x196mm) initialled "BTW" (= Betty Temple Watts) and endorsed at the right "Green/Black/Grey/Red" ACSC #421(E)3, Cat $3000. Delightful! [The similar finished design for the 2/- but on tracing paper sold at our last auction for $2276]
ADVERTISING: Group with Referee Australian Tobacco advertising on comic cards x6, on glamour cards x3 and on Queensland views x3 'New Fire Station, Brisbane', 'Railway Station, Brisbane' & 'Cowley Falls NQ', also WD & HO Wills 'Capstan Navy Cut Tobacco & Cigarettes' artist vignette card (undivided back), 'Three Castles Cigarettes' overprint on glamour card, 'Champion Tobacco' x2 including Flag patriotic for gratuitous distribution, etc, generally fine to very fine.
World FDCs and Commemorative Covers in four cartons, includes Franklin Mint (or similar) subscription sets with 'Birds Of The World' (2), 'Greatest Art Stamps', 'Fairy Tales', 'World Wildlife', etc. also included one carton containing Australia 1970s-80s FDCs & PSEs with duplicates. Weighs 35kg.
Large carton with an attractive Japanese group including Geishas, box of South Africa x100+, 'History of the Postcard' including a lovely group of British cartes de visite with four of Queen Victoria in mourning, original artwork on artboard for five humorous cards, Valentines '12/Permanent Photographic Views/of/The Great White City/London 1908' packet with 11 of the views (not PPCs), Star Series 'Naval Life' album of 36 rouletted real photo cards of shipboard activites, 'Postmen of the World' series of 48 trade cards, 1914 & 1936 German albums with German Colonies cigarette cards (?) affixed within, etc etc. A collection for the serious postcard afficionado.
(Qty few 100)
SUBJECTS - ARTISTS: Art Nouveau 'La Favorite' Raphael Kirchner semi-nude girls smoking cigarettes set (6), very fine; plus six cards by Cecily Elmslie Shand including 'Demure Maiden', 'So Shy' & 'May I? Mais oui!' at the dance, minor blemishes; all unused.