Prestige Philately Auction 208 CatalogueCatalogue by countryWestern Australia
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Displaying 8 Lots in Category - Western Australia
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Four volume collection with New South Wales x128 with a few Undivided Backs, strength in Sydney & the Harbour plus useful country including real photos of "Hospital Friday" in Grafton and multi-views of Walgett & Penrith/Nepean Hospitals; Queensland x36 including for 1908 Franco-British Exhibition x7; South Australia x16; Tasmania x24 with real photos x12 including 1925 multi-view for Centenary of St Mary's Church at New Norfolk; Victoria x56 including two very early Undivided Backs (Jolley ?) & a few real photos including "Scene at Mallacoota House" (Whale Bones at Entrance); and Western Australia x24 including 'semi-officials' "Orchard at Mt Barker...", "Young Horses Newmarracarra Estate Geraldton" & "A Copper Mine" and "Hotel Esplanade, Perth" advertising card; also Aboriginal subjects x10 including real photo of a woven basket; condition variable but generally fine to very fine.
ABORIGINES: Excellent mounted collection with strength in South Australian & Western Australian subjects but also some NSW & Queensland plus Spurling "Aborigines of Tasmania (An extinct race)", includes a couple of museum cards & missionary types notably a great shot of "Children of Colebrook Home, Quorn, with Missionaries", Trans-Australian Railway x6 from various series, black trackers & "Aboriginal Prisoner Chained to a Tree", Kerry portraits, corroborees, several with Aboriginal motifs printed on the address side of PPCs of other subjects, a few caricature & patronising types including a modern card of a desert aborigine reading "Playboy"(!!), etc, also two of Albert Namatjira plus Legend Press Namatjira Paintings x9, condition a bit variable but many are fine to superb. Ex Bronte Watts. This & the next two lots would form a great foundation for a wonderful collection.
(Qty 100 approx)
RAILWAYS: TRANS-AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY: Group of Rose real photo cards from various series, two hand-tinted (with tape on the corners), plus six modern reproductions, finally two real photos of Tarcoola on the TAR, condition variable but generally fine to very fine, mostly unused. Ex Bronte Watts.
RAILWAYS: real photo cards "Ooldea in the Heart of Australia 427 miles from Pt Augusta...", "Camel Train Ooldea 1919", "Trans Australian Rly Kalgoorlie E Carter's Gang", and two boring East-West Railway views printed in Holland, very fine unused. Ex Bronte Watts. Trans-Australian Railway cards other than from the Rose Series are rare.
Quality group by Falk x4, Detmold x2, HR James (Adelaide), and Austral, plus real photo types "Lake Way Hotel, Wiluna" & "CTA Belgian Relief Carnival, Kalgoorlie 2.12.14", fine to very fine. Ex Bob Young.
1899 (c.) chromolitho "Fremantle" with "High Street" & "King Billy Native, WA", unused.
1907 (c.) Westralia & Extension Gold Mine Disaster comprising Standard Copyright artist cards by Mabel Edmonds "Scenes of the Heroic Rescue..." (unused) & "Diver Hughes finding the Entombed Miner...", another by May Gibbs "Diver Hughes Succouring Varischetti", No Publisher's Name "Hero of the Disaster - Diver F Hughes" and a garish artist card of the mine with advertising for the Bland Holt production "The Great Rescue" (unused), some minor blemishes. Ex Shirley Jones. [In May 1907, the mine was flooded after a thunderstorm, trapping Modesto Varischetti. Diver Hughes reached the miner 5 days later, provided him with basic provisions, & he was brought to safety four days later]
ADVERTISING: 1909 local usage of ES Wigg & Son Printers card "Section of Machine Room", bumped corners. Ex Bronte Watts.