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Displaying 13 Lots in Category - Music & Singing
PICTURE POSTCARDS - Subjects
ARTIST CARDS: RAPHAEL KIRCHNER: 1897 Undivided Back "Gruss aus Wien" (Music Hall) with overprinted advertisement for Dalmatian Red Wine, light damp spotting on the address side, unused. Ex Keith Harrison. [From Kirchner's first postcard series]
ARTIST CARDS: Flowers in the Hair Series set (?) of 9 with Undivided Backs, light damp spotting on the address side, all locally used at 'ISMAILIA' (Egypt) in 1900. Ex Keith Harrison.
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ARTIST CARDS: British Divided Backs Raphael Tuck Cats "You Will Be Lucky In Love" (soiled on the address-side, used in 1908); Valentine's "Isle of Man: We won't go home till morning" (Dancing, unused) & "Be It Ever So Humble, There Is No Place Like Home" (Rooftop Orchestra, used at Douglas Isle of Man in 1912). Ex Keith Harrison.
ENTERTAINMENT: Mostly stage performers including "Houdini" (endorsed "the handcuff king", Cat £100), "Chaffer's Wonder Midgets" (they're all children!), "The Troupe of Royal Midgets", "Abomah, the African Giantess", "Mariedl, the Tyrolean Giantess", "The smallest conjuring couple..." signed "E Gondin", "Klein Family", "Stella Troupe of Dancers", "The Mystic with the X-Ray Eyes", "The Champion Fasting Man" signed "Sacco", "Ladies Pompadour Orchestra" etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine & mostly unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
MUSIC: Bundle mostly of Classical Music Subjects including real photo cards of composers Tchaikovsky, Gounod, Berlioz, Debussy, Bizet, Greig, Paderewski and performers Enrico Caruso (as Pagliacci) & the acclaimed pianist Wilhelm Backhaus, also brass bands "The Royal Besses o' th' Barn", "Munn & Felton's Works Band" (creased) & Salvation Army "The Norwegian Staff Band" etc, Carlton Publishing Co Lute Player set of 6 (very fine to superb used) & Tuck's "IIustrated Songs" set (?) of 24 (mostly superb unused), condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
MUSIC: Alliance Series Bas-Relief Card "Mdme Melba", unused. Ex Keith Harrison. [Born Helen Porter Mitchell, Dame Nellie Melba was Australia's greatest opera singer]
MUSIC: c.1962 Dutch Uiig Takken (Utrecht) "The Beatles" (in Concert), unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: Harding & Billings humorous ballroom dancing comprising "The Cakewalk", The Lancers", "The Polka", "The Skirt Dance", "The Waltz" & "The Gavotte", some minor toning/discolouration on the view sides, unused. A rare set.
1892 2kr Postal Cards with five different illustrations for the Internationale Musik- und Theater-Ausstellung in black or shades of brown on the message-side, each with very fine to superb strike of the 'INTN AUSSTLLG/ MUSIK-THEATER/WIEN/27.7.92' commemorative datestamp & two with a Wien arrival cds, also one of the views unused, some minor blemishes. Ex Keith Harrison.
1870 First Issue Larger Size ½d lilac with 'PICTS' illustration identifying the artist "ECL/15 Gr/James/Street/WC" in brown on the reverse, small closed tear at the base & minor blemishes, unused. Ex Keith Harrison. [The Printed Matter Regulations did not preclude pictures on the "message"-side. In the Victoria & Albert Museum, there is an identical used card dated OC20/70. This must therefore be a contender for the earliest pictorial postcard from Great Britain ]
In about 1868, Ernest Claude Lee & a small circle of friends founded a society called "Picts & Goths". We expect the illustration is caricatures of Lee at the table (smoking) & other members, including a cellist & an inebriate.
1870 First Issue Smaller Size ½d lilac with 'GOTH' woodcut illustration of a Bacchanale dated 'March 8 1871' in black on the reverse, minor blemishes, unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
1878 Halfpenny Brown Thin Stock x4 with advertisements for Aylesbury Dairy 'Humanized Milk the timely use of which has constantly Saved Life...' (superb unused), Bedford Pantechnicon Co (Railway illustration, superb used) & two others (used), and Stout Stock x3 with illustrated advertisements for Herbert Fitch & Co Stationers (London), Patent Borax Works (Birmingham) and Cassell & Co's Magazines (London), all postally used & fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
1885 Reply Card ½d+½d with Fabric Join and printed notice for fundraising for a new gymnasium & tennis court comprising Assault at Arms, Smoking Concert and Newport Amateur Minstrels, locally used in Wales with superb 'NEWPORT/NO20/90/MON - 561' duplex, the Reply-Half still attached, very minor blemishes. Ex Keith Harrison.