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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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Chromolitho selection comprising "Der Wassersturz im Victoria Park", "Souvenir de Boulogne sur Mer", "Chateau de Meudon" (small repaired tear), "Les Pyramides de Gizeh", "Tower Bridge", "First Avenue Hotel London" (a little aged) & "St Enoch Station Hotel Glasgow", fine to very fine unused. Gorgeous! Ex Shirley Jones.
Very early group comprising Austria 1885 & 1888 2kr Postal Cards with woodcut illustrations of 'Prebischthor' or 'Hoher Schneeberg' (now Pravcicka Brana & Decinsky Sneznik, both in the Czech Republic, the latter with 2-line 'POSTCONDUCTEUR IM ZUGE/KOMOTAU-BODENBACH No 916' Railway postmark); Belgium 1887 early court-size advertising card for "Hotel de la Poste/.../Bruxelles"; Germany 1889 Dresden multi-view, very early hand-tinted; and France 1890 Eiffel Tower chromolitho (repaired corner, stamp removed). Ex Keith Harrison.
Beautiful collection of mostly 1890s chromolithographs from Austria x4 including Emperor's Golden Jubilee x2; Belgium x5; France x21 including Composers x5 (superb unused) & Months of the Year x8; Italy x9 including Thomas Cook & Son advertising cards x2; Portugal x4; Switzerland x14 including Hotel advertising cards x3; & a few others, many are unused, also some postmark/postal history interest, generally fine to very fine. A beautiful lot. Ex Keith Harrison.
Fascinating Doctored Images from France Levy Fils et Cie (LL) group comprising 1) "Les Gorges du Loup" c.1911 with 3 ladies & two later editions with their figures removed but their "ghosts remaining"!; 2) "Boulevard des Italiens" c.1905 with Horse-Drawn Bus & c.1916 now with substituted Mercedes bus!; 3) "La Place Clichy" c.1907 & c.1916 with that same Mercedes bus inserted!; 4) Daytime with Man on Railway Line at Aix-les-Bains & the same but at Night with same man threatened by a Thundering Train! (used in 1911); also 5) two cards with Misplaced Inscriptions; and Great Britain with 6) Frith & Co (Reigate) c.1920 "Cockington Village" & three later editions with various people & animals added (two used); 7) Celesque "Whitby Church Steps" x2 one with most of the people removed; and 8) Elmer Keene 1914 "Colwyn Bay" x2 with identical people & seagulls but entirely different Grand Piers; mostly unused & generally very fine to superb. Terrific stuff! Ex Keith Harrison.
European collection in an album with useful cards from France, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland, Russia & the Eastern Bloc, excellent postal history/postmark content including better frankings & unusual destinations, condition variable. Ex "Cartophile".
Box of cards with strong British content including a bundle of Hildesheimer artist cards, Cadbury Bourneville Village advertising cards x5, Valentine Cathedrals/Arms x6, Tuck Oilettes, good Bournemouth group, small towns, Cornwall x30+, a few Ireland, Westminster Abbey x7, Misch & Stock artist cards including Wales x5, Peacock Aquarelle William Shakespeare x11 etc; also useful groups from Ceylon, Egypt including artist cards x11, France & Gibraltar, condition generally fine to superb with many unused.
(Qty 400 approx)
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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.
ADVERTISING: CHEESE: French Société des Caves et des Producteurs Réunis a Roquefort series of c.1901 Topographicals with illustrated advertising on the address side, on pale blue card x22 or pale yellow card, very fine to superb unused; plus the original packet in far above-average condition for a set of 24. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 24 items)
ARTIST CARDS: Non-British collection mostly from France & other European countries with some really beautiful cards notably Art Nouveau designs by R Jafuri set of 6 (all used in Egypt), "LM/1901" Water Birds x5 (addressed but unused), D Mastroianni x14 mostly based on Classical themes & two superb Russian cards, others including Swiss Mountain Trolls x3, Belgium Impressionist Scenes by H Lassier x16, Italian Pointilist/Impressionist Paintings by Alfonso Corradi set of 10, Greece Views of Salonika set of 10, Spain colourful Bullfight set of 12, also Valentine's British East Africa subjects by Miss AV Hammond x15, etc, mostly unused & generally fine to very fine. Very much underrated in the marketplace. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: Delightful selection of early Glamour/Nudity cards by various French artists including several sets of 6 & A Jarach set of 7 with the original packet, mostly unused, condition variable but generally fine to very fine with some being superb. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: French Lévy et Neurdein Réunis (LL) bundle of sepia Museum cards of French masterpieces including Medieval & Napoloeonic themes, also Franco-Prusiian War, etc, mostly unused & generally very fine.
ARTIST CARDS: JEAN JAM: early-1900s Libraire de l'Estampe "Les Baigneuses" (Ladies in Bathing Costumes including with a Crab, a Camera & two with a Bathing Box) set of 7, very fine unused; also the original wrapper in unusually fine condition. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 8 items)
ARTIST CARDS: "Santoy" Numbers I III V & VI with Undivided Backs, unused. Gorgeous series. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: "Légendes" Numbers I to VI complete with Undivided Backs, minor corner blemishes, unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: SEW (?) "Enfants de la Mer" set (?) of 10 with Undivided Backs, a few with minor spotting, unused. Saucy frolicking at the beach. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: Leroy et Cremieu (Paris) "Les Péchés Capitaux" (= The Seven Deadly Sins) set of 7 with Undivided Backs, unused; also the original packet (part of the flap is missing). Gorgeous & superb! We like the expressive Pierrot. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 7 + packet)
ARTIST CARDS: HM & Co (London) "Marionettes" with Undivided Backs, different designs of a scantilly clad female puppet-master manipulating a courting couple, minor blemishes, unused. Ex Keith Harrison. [These cards feature geometric symbol "perfins" that are evident from the address-side but don't quite puncture the stock. We have never before seen the use of this technique]
ARTIST CARDS: French "Vieux Temps" set of 6 erotic nudes, all used with French 'ST GERMAIN EN LAYE A PARIS/13/JANV/01' railway datestamp, ink notations on the view-side still very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: Leroy et Cremieu (Paris) "La Mer fleurie" (risqué bathing costumes), unused. Ex Keith Harrison.