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PICTURE POSTCARDS - Subjects
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: 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: 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: M MUNK (Vienna): early-1900s Divided Backs Erotica "Ah! qu'on s'ennuie!" & "Petit dejeuner matinal", set (?) of 8 with Topless Ladies & Amazing Hats (a few minor blemishes), six of Stylish Ladies with Plain Backs (proofs?, plus one of these designs - Divided Back - used under cover in 1907), unused. Superb! Ex Keith Harrison.
No longer available
ARTIST CARDS: A PENOT: early-1900s R et Cie Glamour & semi-Nudes x12 from various series, plus Leroy et Cremieu saucy "Tennis" cards x5, a few blemishes, unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
GLAMOUR: Mounted group of mostly tasteful cards from Britain USA & Europe with many artist cards including delightful Art Deco & Art Nouveau types, lots of romance cards & some very mild nudity, condition variable but many are fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts.
(Qty 150 approx)
GLAMOUR: Artist cards by Raphael Kirchner in various styles including Art Nouveau, Art Deco and two faux Japanese, publishers include Le Coq Matheral & Bernard (Paris) x3 & Bruton Galleries (London) x7 (two are damaged at the base), some are quite saucy & there is some very mild nudity, mostly fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts.
GLAMOUR: Artist cards by Suzanne Meunier in various styles mostly of ladies in various stages of undress, one of a nude encoiled by a python, one rather knocked-about, the others with minor soiling/blemishes. Ex Bronte Watts.
GLAMOUR: Artist cards by Xavier Sager in various styles including a few racy/suggestive types, mostly good to fine. Ex Bronte Watts.
HUMOUR: Great Britain 1960s double entendre cards by David Phillip Millar for D Constance Ltd under the pseudonyms "Pedro", "Carlos", "Bob" & "Flip" being modern reprints "using the original Letterpress Printing Plates", each numbered '0243/250', plain backs.
INDIGENOUS SUBJECTS: Fascinating group of mostly African women & girls - many topless - plus a few from Dutch Indies including "Tattooing", "Dyak Warriors, Borneo" & "A Native Grave-yard, British North Borneo", etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts.
NUDITY: Riveting group of mostly reasonably tasteful nudes - many masquerading as high art - including many full frontals, some lesbian content & a few bondage/domination suggestions, most are real photos - many with plain backs - but a good number have postcard backs especially the significant French content which includes several "sets" of between 4 & 8 shots and British "The Seldoms at the London Pavilion" set of 6, virtually all unused but we noted a lone example that passed through the British postal system, generally very fine to superb. Proof of age required to view this often amusing lot. Ex Keith Harrison. [The Seldoms were a British trio [ménage-a-trois?] who performed semi-naked acrobatic statue acts]
(Qty 140 approx)
NUDITY: Mostly attractive indigenous group from Malaya x6, Indo-China x3, Africa x7, Philippines & Japan (geisha), condition a bit variable, mostly unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
NUDITY: Mounted group - terrible pun! - including couples, French Harem set of 10, Lesbians, a couple of really smutty shots (no, they're not on the website!), etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine.
PORTRAITS: Collection of real photo cards of Ladies that can be sub-categorised as Glamour, Costumes including Hats & Bathing Suits, Romance & Nudity (including a few full-frontals), some highly suggestive subjects for the era, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Shirley Jones.
POSTCARD CENSORSHIP: 1950s Constance and Bamforth cards by Donald McGill and "Taylor" respectively both with large 'ISLE OF MAN/Postcard Censorship Act 1933/Disapproved for Sale/...' handstamp on the reverse; also 1939 Dudley Buxton original artwork on artboard (170x228mm), the printed Inter-Art Comique card with printer's notations & WB edition with similar notations, similar handstamp in rosine on the reverse & large 'R'-in-circle for "Rejected" on the face; the last stained on the reverse otherwise superb. Ex Dennis Gardiner. [Isn't it amazing to compare with what the boundary-pushers get away with these days?!]
(Qty 5 items)
POSTCARD CENSORSHIP: a similar Constance reprinted card by John King ("Rex") "Look what I brought back from my holiday abroad, Dad", plus King's original artwork on artpaper (178x228mm) with the artist's notations & the original card as printed with 'Cleethorpes/Comic Card Censorship/Committee/DIS-APPROVED' handstamp on the reverse. Superb trio!
(Qty 3 items)
ART NOUVEAU U Brunelleschi: R et Cie (Serie 31) Glamorous Ladies in Various States of Undress set (?) of 6, unused, Cat £110 each. Quite exceptional & superb! Ex Keith Harrison.
ART NOUVEAU E Louis Lessieux: 1900 Dancing Through the Ages set of 6 with Undivided Backs, a little nudity, unused, undercatalogued at £40 each. Superb! Ex Keith Harrison.
SOMALIA: Box of local views including many native portraits - several of well-endowed topless indigines - prominent buildings, musicians, donkey transport, railways, wharves etc, 38 postally used to Constantinople (!) with various Somali or Ethiopian frankings, a surprising variety of transit/arrival postmarks & two registered (rare thus, with black/blue 'HARRAR' registration labels), also unused cards x23, some minor aging but generally fine. An excellent postal history lot, and then some. Ex Stepan Balian.