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Large carton with 8 albums & a box all packed with "Moderns" mostly British with a terrific array of reprinted images of Railways & Trains x493 including Steam Locomotives & 1940 Balham Station Disaster x3, Postal Services x216 including Post Boxes/Pillars, Post Offices, Delivery Vehicles & 19th Century PMG Greeting Cards, Rare Stamps x64, etc; also Australia with South Australian Museum 1982 Wildflowers x200+ & 1987 America's Cup x45; & overseas with Railways x170 & Postmen of the World x47 (British reprints), unused & generally immaculate. Exceptional historical content. Ex Derek Pocock.
Fascinating Doctored Images from France Levy Fils et Cie (LL) group comprising 1) "Les Gorges du Loup" c.1911 with 3 ladies & two later editions with their figures removed but their "ghosts remaining"!; 2) "Boulevard des Italiens" c.1905 with Horse-Drawn Bus & c.1916 now with substituted Mercedes bus!; 3) "La Place Clichy" c.1907 & c.1916 with that same Mercedes bus inserted!; 4) Daytime with Man on Railway Line at Aix-les-Bains & the same but at Night with same man threatened by a Thundering Train! (used in 1911); also 5) two cards with Misplaced Inscriptions; and Great Britain with 6) Frith & Co (Reigate) c.1920 "Cockington Village" & three later editions with various people & animals added (two used); 7) Celesque "Whitby Church Steps" x2 one with most of the people removed; and 8) Elmer Keene 1914 "Colwyn Bay" x2 with identical people & seagulls but entirely different Grand Piers; mostly unused & generally very fine to superb. Terrific stuff! Ex Keith Harrison.
1925 Murray (Gympie) real photo "Rocky Mail Disaster", a terrific photo showing damage to the railway line on the trestle bridge, wreckage of several carriages in the ravine, plus an array of workers, gawkers & a lone policeman, a few minor spots on the reverse, unused. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library. [The disaster occurred on 10.6.1925, south of Gympie, when the overnight mail train from Brisbane to Rockhampton was partly derailed. At the time, it was the worst railway disaster in Queensland, with 9 killed & 48 injured]
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RAILWAYS: the companion lot of real photos of Railway Disasters at Kapunda x5, Murray Bridge (a carriage is actually on the platform!), the cataclysmic derailing at Port Augusta on 28/3/1914 x9, and three others unidentified but believed to be within South Australia, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Wow! Ex Bronte Watts.
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.
RAILWAYS: London & North Western Railway complete sets of 6 x23 with all manner of Rolling Stock, Infrastructure, Ancilliary Vehicles, Royal Trains, Historical Subjects etc, many terrific shots including some excellent multi-view cards, also with the original large-part bands for these sets plus many extras & five advertising leaflets for the sets; others for Caledonian Railway (including interior of WWI Ambulance Train) and Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway , plus real photo types of Locomotives x37, and a batch of mostly artist cards including a few from other countries, virtually all unused & generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 270 approx)