Prestige Philately Auction 208 CatalogueCatalogue by themeroyalty
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Mostly foreign group with selections of Judaica, Esperanto (plus a few normal cards with Esperanto messages or labels), Royalty etc, and a charming batch of Dance cards including sets of 4 for the Tango & Cake-Walk plus "Madiah Sarith" (belly dancer) superb unused set of 6, & a few other "exotic dancers", condition variable but generally fine to very fine.
(Qty 90 approx)
PICTURE POSTCARDS - Subjects
ROYALTY - VARIOUS: A veritable portrait gallery of mostly European Rulers and their Families from Great Britain x10, Austria x23, Bulgaria x3, Denmark x11, Ethiopia, Greece x2, Indian States x3, Italy x2, Japan, Luxemburg x2, Mexico x3, Montenegro, Netherlands x46 with many Undivided Backs & a good range of processions & commemorations, Norway x49, Ottoman Empire x3, Persia, Portugal x16, Rumania x6, Russia x13 notably two with Grand Duchess Anastasia, Serbia x6, Spain x37 & Sweden x41, mostly studio photographs but some less formal studies including of young Royals, also a few Coronation, Wedding, Jubilee & Funeral types, some postmark interest but mostly unused & generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
ROYALTY BELGIUM: Bundle including 1908 of Leopold II arriving at the King's Reception, 1909 of his Funeral, and Investiture of Albert II, 1915 Belgian Relief Funds, otherwise mostly portraits including of the formidable Queen Elisabeth, her beautiful daughter & rather effeminate sons, also 1936 In Memoriam group for Queen Astrid, mostly unused & generally very fine to superb. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 80 approx)
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ROYALTY GERMANY: Collection about 60% of the Kaiser & his Family with many quite informal shots (plus some contrived group "portraits"), 1913 Silver Jubilee selection & a couple of overtly militaristic shots, many of the Empress, their children & grandchildren, then a significant group of under-Kings, Grand Dukes & the like from Bavaria, Brunswick, Saxony & Wurrtemburg etc including Weddings & Jubilees, mostly unused & generally fine to very fine with many being superb. A very attractive lot. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 150 approx)
ROYALTY GREAT BRITAIN - QUEEN VICTORIA: 1897 Diamond Jubilee two court-size, an intermediate-size card & a ½d Postal Card overprinted for the Jubilee, also 1900 "Long to Reign Over Us" & an embossed card without caption, a couple of insignificant blemishes otherwise very fine to superb unused. Gorgeous! Ex Keith Harrison. [Although Queen Victoria features on numerous cards, most were published after her death. Thus particularly desirable]
ROYALTY 1900 Wrench "Links of Empire" Numbers 1 to 10 for the Royal Visit to Australia, Numbers 5 to 10 posted at the appropriate Australian ports of call, the last "Posted in Melbourne on the day of Opening of the Federal Parliament" but actually one day later, Numbers 1 to 4 cancelled in London MR30/01, a few minor blemishes but fine to very fine. A very scarce set. Ex Keith Harrison.[See also Lot 247]
ROYALTY 1900 Wrench "Links of Empire" Numbers 11 to 20 for the Royal Visit from Australia to Canada, all posted at the appropriate ports of call including 'ASCENSION/AU30/01' & 'ST JOHNS/OC25/01/NEWFD', a few minor blemishes but fine to very fine. Another very scarce set. Ex Keith Harrison.
ROYALTY KING EDWARD VII: Interesting range with Coronation selection including Stewart & Wolf set of 10 embossed chromolithos (superb unused) & the original packet (faults), Lemco sumptuous set of 6 (superb unused) etc, Portraits of the King & Queen Alexandra & many with or of their children & grandchildren, others including his mother Queen Victoria x3, ANN Jones & Co "Queen Alexandra's Photographs" x6, "Sir Frederick Treves" (the surgeon who performed the King's apendectomy), Visits by Overseas Royals to England x9, Horniman's Pure Tea advertising card, etc, also an excellent group of Funeral cards including Faulkner & Co "Daily Mirror Photographs" set (?) of 12 & In Memoriam types x3, mostly unused & generally very fine to superb. Ex Keith Harrison.
ROYALTY 1902 Current Event Postcards for the Coronation with photo of Westminster Abbey & lengthy facsimile "written" letter datelined "London, June 26,1902" but overprinted in red "June 14, 1902. The world was gravely shocked...the King had undergone an operation for perityphilitis...the Coronation has been postponed and all arrangements...have been upset, including our own", postally used at London 'JU24/02' (the First Day of Issue! ). Ex Keith Harrison. [Perityphilitis affects the caecum at the junction of the small & large intestines. It is commonly said that the operation was for appendicitis (or epityphilitis)]
ROYALTY KING GEORGE V: Coronation selection including Rotary Photo set (?) of 12 plus ten elaborate Coronation Souvenir cards by various publishers plus LL Coronation Scenes x4, Portraits of the King & Queen Mary including WH Grant pair of "silks", also pre-Coronation group including portraits of the Royal offspring notably two with Prince John (the family embarassment; he was epileptic) & 1905 Royal Visit to India x3, then Silver Jubilee x5, Funeral x2 & In Memoriam x3, condition variable, mostly unused & generally fine to very fine+. Ex Keith Harrison.
ROYALTY KING EDWARD VIII: Group as Prince Edward of Wales x13 including with Queen Victoria, with his siblings (two with an unnamed Prince John) & one as a very young midshipman; one as the Duke of Cornwall; as Prince of Wales x19 including a few quite candid real photo types & one for the National Relief Fund; and as King x7 - one Broadcasting to the Empire - plus of the "Proclamation...Procession...from St James's Palace", two are a bit knocked-about, otherwise very fine to superb unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
ROYALTY KING GEORGE VI: Useful group x34 mostly by Raphael Tuck including superb Coronation set of 6 on unusually thick card & many of the Princesses, also Clarke & Sherwell State Regalia set of 6; and QUEEN ELIZABETH II x41 mostly of the Coronation or Studio Portraits, a few with or of her progeny, also two identical photos of Trooping the Colour (one with a second horse & rider airbrushed out!); mostly unused & generally very fine to superb unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Superior group from NSW with Agriculural Show types for Sydney Bega & Yass and "Opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge"; South Australia with "A Fire Alarm - Racing to the Scene" & Trans-Australian Railway "Meeting of Tracklayers from East & West"; Victoria "Proposed Anglican Church at Meredith", squatter & horse living in a tree stump!!, 1934 Frankston Scout Jamboree multi-response type, Summerscales "Eureka Monument, Ballarat"; etc, & a few WWI including "Morning Parade No 16 AGH Mont Park" & a group of coalers aboard HMAS "Australia"; several are real photo types; also scenic Postal Cards x13 including 1911 Coronation 1d x3 CTO & Queensland 1d "Botanic Gardens" (tennis court), etc; condition a bit mixed, many are unused.
1901 "Links of Empire" Series for the Royal Visit by the Duke & Duchess of York to Open the First Federal Parliament in Melbourne on 9th May 1901 comprising No 6 (kangaroo), 7 ("Parliament House, Adelaide"), 8 ("Sydney Harbour") & 9 ("Brisbane"), the first with Melbourne cds of 6.5.01, the others with cds of the relevant cities. Very scarce. [See also Lots 204 & 205]
1934 Royal Visit real photo "HMS Sussex/1934/Royal Tour" with illustration of the route from GB to Australia plus photos of the ship, Sydney Harbour Bridge & the Duke of Gloucester, ink note on reverse, unused.
1910 (?) Sears Photo (Melbourne) of the Balloon "King Edward VII. One Mile in the Air", minor blemishes, unused. Ex Bronte Watts.
ARCTIC: 1901 Italian "Ricordo Delle Feste/27 Gennaio 1901" card for the 1900 Italian Arctic Expedition with vignettes of the Duke of the Abruzzi and his ship "Stella Polare", used from 'GENOVA' to England in 1901. Ex Keith Harrison.
Old-Time "Midget Post Cards" album of real photo cards - mostly about half-normal postcard size, including four diamond-shapes & a narrow vertical card - featuring Royalty or Actresses (mainly) & Actors, mostly unused but some are postally used, generally fine to very fine. An original collection offered intact. Ex Keith Harrison.
1894-1900 Court-Size Cards selection by unidentified producers with views of Bexhill, Brighton (corner stains, unused), Bromley x2 & London x3 (one to France in 1900 taxed with Postage Due 5c x2), a lovely chromolitho multi-view of the Island of Iona (used at 'OBAN' in 1898), also of The Duke of Connaught (very fine unused) & a small coloured cartoon (used in 1900); plus a very similar size card of "Kippford (Solway Firth...)" used in 1921. Ex Keith Harrison.
Mostly British group with Royalty x40, Trams x36 (mostly postcard-size photos or 1970s reprints), Youth Hostels x17, Hospitals x13, Westminster School x29, Commercial & Recreational Fishing x24, Spinning Wheels x9, Porcelain/Pottery x25, Madame Tussaud's Waxworks x33, J Beagles & Co "London Life" x10, etc, many real photo types & some artist cards, mostly unused, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. A very good "thematic" lot. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 250 approx)