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Displaying 1 - 20 of 35 Lots in Category - New Zealand
An original holding of cards from around the world with good representation from Great Britain including Wales, New Zealand, Canada, United States, South Africa & Europe especially Switzerland, lots of better subjects/views including trains & trams, castles & other popular themes, condition a bit mixed but generally fine to very fine, possibly some postmark interest.
(Qty 600 approx)
Stray Australasian cards ex Keith Harrison with Australia x19 including 1904 unusual size "View of Lake Wendouree" (Vic) & a few comic artist cards, also GB Tuck's "Souvenir 1901/Advance Australia" (very fine unused); New Zealand Undivided Backs x12 including Tourist Bureau chromolithos x6 and three others with illustrations on both sides; Fiji x10 including Undivided Backs x8; and French New Hebrides ; mostly used, condition variable.
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Australia with advertising ship cards for E&A Line and Aberdeen Line, wildlife group, NSW scenes etc, condition variable; New Zealand x15 including a couple of Maori subjects, generally very fine; also portraits, actresses, greetings, etc, condition variable; plus a bundle of mostly unused modern cricket cards including national teams, numerous humorous types & many reproductions of 1890s-1930s subjects, very fine unused.
(Qty 250 approx)
Pacific Islands group from Solomons x5 including three real photo types (two by Beattie from Hobart), Fanning Island, Cook Islands x2, New Hebrides undivided backs x7, Norfolk Island, Samoa x7, Tonga x9 including real photo type of the King's Wedding, and 1d Postal Cards "NUKUALOFA" & "PINE-APPLE PLANTATION" both with 'AUCKLAND/LOOSE LETTERS' cds, New Caledonia x5 including a guillotine (!) & Tahiti x4, etc, condition a bit variable but many are fine to superb. Ex Bronte Watts.
PICTURE POSTCARDS - Subjects
HOSPITALS: Ancient album of cards probably half from Great Britain including WWI Convalescent Hospitals, India Canada & New Zealand all well represented with smatterings from many other Colonies & a small number from foreign countries, also a few Hospital Ships, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. A remarkable collection that weighs 2.7kg. Ex Derek Pocock. [NB: None from Australia or the United States]
(Qty 440 approx)
HOSPITALS: A fascinating collection with strength in Great Britain, New Zealand, India & Canada (including a 2-panel panorama of Sacred Heart at Montreal), others from South Africa, Kenya, St Lucia, Tanganyika, Panama, etc, many real photo types including aerial views & an unidentified asylum destroyed by fire, Hospital Ships x2, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Derek Pocock. [We suggest avoiding "The Guest Hospital, Dudley" - what did they feed them? - but you might enjoy "St Cross near Winchester" where stated "No Dogs Admitted"!]
(Qty 230 approx)
MILITARY Boer War Monuments in South Africa x26, Canada x6 and New Zealand x8, condition variable but many are fine to very fine used or unused. Ex Bronte Watts. [This & the next two lots comprise the most extensive such collection we have encountered]
STAMP CARDS: 1906 Sanatoria Home for Consumptive Women complete set for the 6 Australian States plus New Zealand, all but Tasmania are postally used, Queensland has a little damage at lower-right otherwise fine to very fine (NSW & Victoria are superb!). Very rare used. Ex Bronte Watts.
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]
SPORT RUGBY: 1905 Western Mail "The Welsh Team, which defeated New Zealand Dec 16th 1905 by 3 Points to Nil", KEVII ½d tied by very fine 'LLANDOVERY/24DE/--/ 468' duplex (Christmas Eve; year omitted): see also Lot 745. [There were 32 matches on the fixture, including against England, Scotland & Ireland. This was the only match lost by the Kiwis, suggesting bad weather on an apocalyptic scale!]
Superior group with Maori studies x8 including heavily tattooed chiefs & a beautiful real photo "On the Wanganui River" (superb), mourning card for Richard Seddon (superb), Exhibition Cards for Christchurch x4 & Dunedin, real photo "The Mountaineer Leaving Queenstown", and a few others, condition variable but most are very fine to superb, Ex Bronte Watts.
Wide-ranging collection with good sections of Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson & Wellington plus many smaller towns, numerous real photo cards with some of exceptional photographic quality including by Tanner Bros and Frank Duncan, many fine topographicals including several tram cards, also "Kauri Gum Diggers" (!) and Department of Tourist & Health Resorts chromolithos x14 (a couple duplicated), etc, condition variable but many are fine to superb; also 1906 Christchurch Exhibition labels No 4 x2 (no gum) 5 6 & 7 with large-part o.g. & 1950s Norwegian (?) ship's PPC of Wellington non-philatelic usage from Pitcairn Island . Ex DB McFarlane.
(Qty 230 approx)
Attractive single-volume collection with many better cards including small towns, Napier Before & After the Earthquake, Stewart Island x4 (superb unused), Cowboys (!), "Basin Reserve, Wellington" with Cricket Match in Progress, "Boar Shooting in the Waikato", etc, also Maori subjects x26 - one franked with Christchurch 1d - including Hakas, "The Canoe Poi, Ruatoki", real photo multi-view "With the Maori - Tena-Koe", etc, mostly unused, also "18 Photographic Views of Wellington" (245x190mm, cover faults) & two real photos of Geysers Erupting, condition variable but generally fine to very fine.
(Qty 132 + book)
1907 R Reid real photos captioned "Kiss Georgie" of Auckland identity the dwarf Georgie Lett, as a newspaper boy (his day job, corner bend), cycling, a-courting & in a child's swing, the last used at Auckland in 1911, another used under cover; also five uncredited cards of Georgie & a tall companion dressed as a woman x2 & as a pious anti-gambling preacher x3, very fine to superb unused.
1909-10 (c.) Amy Bock cards comprising three real photos, Patillo Bridal Photographer (Dunedin) photos x2 listing five aliases including Percy Carol Redwood "The Female Bridegroom", and Universal (Dunedin) caricature & two comic cards of the same subject but with different captions, mostly fine to very fine. [Tasmanian born Amy Maud Bock lived most of her life in New Zealand where she was jailed several times for larceny & fraud. In 1905 she assumed the guise of wealthy sheep farmer Percival Redwood & subsequently married Agnes Ottaway. When the deception was discovered she was prosecuted for fraud & declared "an habitual criminal"! Hollywood calls!]
1910 (c. ?) real photos inscribed on the reverse "£2000 worth of whalebone from the Campbell Islands drying in Picton..." and "Herrings stranded on the beach at Picton", a few faults.
1916 (c.) "Public Bodies & Children's Princess No 3" to raise funds for wounded soldiers, unused. Rare.
1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake eleven real photo cards of the devastation, one with Miss Faulknor imprint, others with plain backs (one with Beck's Pharmacy Napier backstamp), very fine to superb unused; also eleven pre-earthquake views including five real photos, fine to very fine. Ex DB McFarlane. [Exceptional social history . At least 256 people died in what was New Zealand's deadliest earthquake. The consequent fires destroyed all of central Napier, the subsequent re-building creating what is today one of the finest Art Deco cities in the world ]
ENTERTAINMENT: "The Westwood Family from Foxton New Zealand" featuring Wilfred, aged 11. weighing in at an impressive 21st 4Lb & his literally big sister Ruby, aged 13, all 17st 4Lb of her!, and separate cards of these two heifers inflicting metal fatigue on an enormous tricycle, unused. Good grief! Ex Keith Harrison.
HUMOUR: 1909 Universal (Dunedin) comic "(Air) Ships that Pass in the Night", creased & a little soiled, unused; & "Airships in Various Forms", used at 'MATAURA' in 1912. [Dunedin "Evening Post" of 29/7/1909: "The airship mystery is exciting tremendous interest...It was a bright light...with a dark body attached..."]