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ENTERTAINMENT: British Actors & Actresses mostly studio shots but a few more interesting photographs, all autographed & some dated, generally fine to very fine, mostly unused. Top lot for the autograph hunter. Ex Keith Harrison.
SPORT TENNIS: Mostly British cards but many from European countries & a couple from America, many of matches in progress at Wimbledon, schools, factories & castles, about a third are real photo types - many taken at Wimbledon, a few autographed - of players including Fred Perry, Norman Brookes (Australian, noted as 1913 Davis Cup), Jean Borotra & Suzanne Lenglen, also several of early Tennis Teams & a few really unusual subjects, condition variable but generally fine to very fine & many are superb. An excellent lot that gives real insight into the development of tennis & on-court fashions in the first few decades of the 20th Century. Ex Keith Harrison. [Tennis was one of Keith's passions. For many years he was heavily involved as both player & official in his local Westside (Wimbledon) Tennis Club.
(Qty 150 approx)
SPORT Real photo cards of 6-time Wimbledon Ladies Champions "Mrs Hillyard" (with trophy) & "Mdlle Lenglen" autographed "Blanche Hillyard" & "Suzanne Lenglen", unused. Superb duo. Ex Keith Harrison.
AVIATION: 'Official Souvenir/Australian Aerial Mail' brown/yellow card with a photograph of the pilot Basil Watson on the message side, superb 'MT GAMBIER/15FE17/STH AUST.' & KGV Penny Red tied by double-oval 'AUSTRALIAN/ MELBOURNE/27FEB1917/-VIC-/AERIAL MAIL' datestamp, the message with British Imperial Oil Co handstamp in violet & signed "EE Wagstaff" who states "...May Aviation succeed in Peace as it has in helping to down our enemies", some minor creasing & light spotting but most presentable, AAMC Cat $600. [In 1904, Ernest Edward Wagstaff established British Imperial Oil as a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Petroleum. In 1927, it was renamed Shell Co of Australia Ltd. Only five weeks after completing this flight, Basil Watson died when his plane crashed at Laverton, SW of Melbourne]
SPORT c.1910 Wilson Autograph Series photos & facsimile signatures of Monty Noble, Victor Trumper, Hugh Trumble, James Kelly, Clem Hill, RA Duff, WP Howell, Syd Gregory, AJ Hopkins, Warwick Armstrong, Chas McLeod & DRA Gehrs being the complete set of 12 , some minor blemishes still fine unused. Rare. Ex Bronte Watts.
The National Library of Australia has only eight cards. They are missing Trumper, Trumble, Gregory & Hopkins.
SPORT Modern reprints of Cricket posters 1) of WG Grace for Colman's Mustard; 2) "Don Bradman Wears & Recommends only Elasta Straps"; and 3) "Go out to Australia for the Test Matches 1932-1933"; also "Bradman Oval, Bowral" and 1997 Australia Post Don Bradman "maxicard" Postal Cards x2 with 'THE GABBA' pictorial datestamp; all signed "Don Bradman".
1904 advertising card for Edwards Entertainers (Margate 1904) being a group photograph of the six performers & autographed across the face by each of them, unused. Superb! Ex Keith Harrison.
No longer available
SPORT - CRICKET: c.1905 (?) FHL real photo of "Quaife (Warwickshire)" & signed "W Quaife", minor blemishes, unused. [William Quaife played in seven Test Matches in 1899 & 1901-02. In First Class matches, he made 36,012 runs, took 931 wickets & held 354 catches including one when he was stand-in wicket-keeper! After retirement, he became a cricket bat manufacturer]
SPORT c.1905 (?) Rapid real photo of "Relf (Sussex)" & signed "AE Relf", unused. [Albert Edward Relf played in two Test Matches in 1903. In First Class matches, he made 22,238 runs, and achieved the season "double" of 1000 runs & 100 wickets eight times! Between 1907 & 1910 he played & coached in New Zealand]
1930 real photo card of Benito Mussolini (in top hat) & the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio, unused; also a note in English signed "D'Annunzio". [d'Annunzio was a WWI hero & Mussolini's favourite poet. In 1919, he seized power in Fiume where he later declared war on Italy!]
(Qty 2 items)
MAORI: c.1905 undivided back "Guide Maggie, Rotorua", autographed across the photograph, used in 1906 from 'WHAKAREWAWERA' (Maggie's home; the PO opened 5/3/1906) & taxed. [Makareti Papakura was one of the most popular guides in the Rotorua District. She wrote "Guide to the Hot Lakes District" & formed a Maori performance troupe that toured NSW & England, where she later settled. In 1926 she enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology at Oxford University. Her thesis, published after her death in 1930, is regarded as the first major ethnographic work by a Maori scholar]
MAORI: Paterson's Series divided back "Guide Maggie, Rotorua", autographed & dated 17.4.09 across the photo, unused.
MAORI: Paterson's Series (no imprint) divided back "Guide Maggie, Rotorua" in Maori dress, facsimile signature, unused. [Most photos of Maggie Papakura show her with the head-scarf she wore as a guide]