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Displaying 1 - 20 of 67 Lots in Category - Postmarks




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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised

MISCELLANEOUS














3

c

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)

400.00

$500.00
















23

c

British Africa bundle from Gambia x6 (all but one with Undivided Backs), Gold Coast x13 (five with Undivided Back & three "Oilettes"), Northern/Southern Nigeria x20 - several used from 'ODE ONDO/WCA' or 'ODE-ONDO/SOUTHERN NIGERIA' - including "Winner of Jebu Handicap Stakes...1904", and Sierra Leone x26 (many with Undivided Backs including Lisk-Carew Upper Case Captions x4 & Lower Case x5, others by Jacob Vitta & WS Johnston) including of 1906 with superb 'BO' cds & two of 1908 with light but identifiable double-circle 'DARU' cds, condition variable but generally fine to very fine & mostly unused. Ex Keith Harrison. (Qty 65)

500.00

$600.00T




27

cps

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. (Qty 5)

300.00

$230.00T


















28

c

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. (Qty 66)

750.00

$850.00T












31

c

British Africa selection including Somaliland 1927 "Post Office Bay", Rhodesia x5, SWA x5 (two from German Period), Southern Nigeria & Zanzibar x16 (a couple of very early cards & 1906 - unfortunately defective - to British Central Africa, some postal history/postmark interest including World War I Indian Forces in Kenya & Tanganyika, condition variable. (Qty 31)

500.00

$380.00T
























33

c

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". (Qty 170+)

400.00

$250.00










47

c

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. (Qty 50)

400.00

$600.00



PICTURE POSTCARDS - Subjects






89

c

a

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. (Qty 6)

300.00

$340.00T



COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA






235

c

Handy bundle from all States including 1907 Murwillumbah Fires (NSW), 1910 "Wycheproof Hospital" (Vic), a few Victorian Railways types, etc, strong South Australia content including 1909 "Opening the Centenary Tower, Mount Gambier" & Cole Series "St Thomas Church Port Lincoln", some postmark interest including squared-circles, generally good to fine. (Qty 80 approx)

350.00

$320.00



AUSTRALIA


285

c

c

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]

300.00

$600.00



NORTHERN TERRITORY








349

c

Bundle of mostly Darwin views but also Adelaide River, Katherine, mining at Tennant Creek etc, many real photos, generally fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts. (Qty 31)

300.00

$480.00




350

c

a

1915 real photo card "Return of His Excellency Dr Gilruth to Darwin 12.4.15" (with a bevy of white-suited officials on the wharf), used under cover with message "This is a view of our arrival in Darwin. Dad is on the fore part...". Ex Coo-ee Picture Library. [John Anderson Gilruth was a veterinarian (!) who, in 1912, was appointed Administrator of the Northern Territory. A straight-talker, he was unpopular with most Territorians, resulting in the "Darwin Rebellion" of December 1918. He was recalled two months later and, although ultimately absolved of any impropriety, spent many years in limbo before embarking on a new career with the CSIRO]

100.00

$75.00




351

c

a-

1918 "Darwin Rebellion" postcard-size photograph of at least 25 men - including several Aborigines - with placards & a red flag on the verandah of a brick building, minor spotting on the reverse only. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library. [The Rebellion was the culmination of eight years unrest by the Australian Workers' Union. On 17/12/1918, AWU Secretary Harold George Nelson & several hundred supporters marched to Government House to demand the resignation of the Administrator JA Gilruth]

100.00

$80.00




352

c

a+

1919 First England-Australia Flight R Rohrer real photo cards 1) Darwin's Population Inspecting the Vickers Vimy in a Paddock; and 2) Ross & Keith Smith with their crew JM Bennett & WH Shiers (and a local lad) Beside the Vimy; both superb unused. [See also Lot 284] (Qty 2)

250.00

$260.00






353

c

a/a+

1935 (Feb) England-Australia Flight per Ray Parer & G Hemsworth Arrival at Darwin R Rohrer real photo cards 1) the Plane in a Field (the Airport?); and 2) Five Men Inspecting the Plane while Ray Parer Effects Minor Repairs; unused. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library. [The plane was entered in the epic MacRobertson Air Race but early problems caused withdrawal from the race at Paris. However, they were compelled to finish the journey, arriving at Darwin on 8/2/1935 & in Melbourne on 13/2/1935] (Qty 2)

150.00

No longer available










354

c

DARWIN: Mostly real photo cards - mostly pre-World War II - with streetscapes, public buildings, hotels, roadworks, ships stranded at low tide, a shanty town, the enormous "Men's Quarters" at the Meatworks, aerial shots of "Railway Station", "Government House...", "Jail Darwin NA", "Meat Works Darwin NA" & "Leper Station, Channel Island", etc, some are PPC-size photographs including 1938 Flying Boat "Coorong" Washed Up on Rocks [see AAMC #835; no mail recorded] (48); also smaller photographs x35 including PH Mendis hand-tinted x9; condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library.

An historically important pictorial record. During World War II, Darwin was largely destroyed by Japanese bombing raids. And on Christmas Day 1974, the rebuilt city was obliterated by Cyclone Tracy. (Qty 89 items)

800.00

No longer available








355

c

CENTRAL AUSTRALIA: Mostly real photo cards - mostly pre-World War II - for Alice Springs including Rose "Methodist Children's Hostel" & Neck "Aerial Services Residence", also "Dipping Cattle, Anthony's Lagoon", "Rankine Store", "Bradshaws Stn, Victoria River", "Among the big Game in the NT, Adelaide River", "Marked by Gregory's Exploring party 1856" (Bottle Tree), a Camel-Drawn Buggy, Flood Damage to Railway Line at Pine Creek, a fantastic shot of two huge Crocodiles Trussed & Hanging from a Boat's Jib, three of Albert Namatjira, etc, some are PPC-size photographs including 1914 Katherine River Floods x2 and Hermannsberg Mission, etc (32); also sixteen smaller photographs including a few of the film crew for "We of the Never-Never"; condition variable but generally fine to very fine. A rare & very desirable group. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library. (Qty 48)

500.00

$950.00














356

c

a/b

ABORIGINES: "Natives Darwin" (very fine), "Finke River" (Girls at the Mission, coloured, with bumped corners), then real photo types "Native Home NT" (plain back, very fine), "Corroboree Preparations Arunta Aborigines" (tape stain away from the photo), J Backwood "Pine Creek Natives" (postally used at Brisbane in 1910), Rohrer Initiation Ceremony (?, fine), Vallan Studio "Bathurst Islanders" (fine), The Day's Catch (very fine) and Six Youths in a Dug-Out Canoe (very fine); also postcard-size photos Mail Call, "Old Trenches at Fort Dundas Melville island" (from the 1826 Settlement; a couple of faults) and Corroboree. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library. (Qty 12)

500.00

$380.00








357

c

a/a-

WORLD WAR II: Real Photo cards x7 (mostly second-generation prints) and postcard-size photographs x8 of damage caused by Japanese Bombings in February 1942, the subsequent Fires, Damage to Buildings & in the Harbour, also an Australian Officer Taking the Salute & a patriotic "The Original Owners - V - Today's Defenders", generally very fine. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library. (Qty 15)

300.00

$400.00



AUSTRIA










466

c

Select group of Undivided Backs x13 of which eight are 1890s usages & four are of 1900, plus attractive artist cards including Medieval Scenes, & a few others, generally fine to very fine unused or used. Ex Keith Harrison. (Qty 46)

250.00

$150.00T




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