Prestige Philately Auction 219 CatalogueABORIGINE POSTCARDS
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 45 Lots in Category - ABORIGINE POSTCARDS
Quality selection of children x3 (one a real photo "Children of the Bush", used under cover with message "...They cannot talk English but some of their parents can"), "A NSW Aboriginal King" (wearing his King's Plate), and four other portrait cards, unused. [From another vendor]
The balance of the collection in an expensive boxed Lighthouse cover album with artist cards including Tuck "Oilettes" x6, a couple of greeting types, two museum dioramas & "humourous" cards by Taylor x4, 1950s Albert Namatjira group of his artist cards & one of him painting plus 2002 Australia Post commemorative stamps M/Ss FDCs & booklets, also an array of modern cards including Stoneage Man Discovers "Playboy" (!) & a few fold-out wallets, and a couple of 19th century bookplates, condition variable.
(Qty 130 items approx)
No longer available
SUBJECT GROUPS - ABORIGINAL LIFE: BS (or SB?) series - complete? - comprising Group Portraits x2 different, Fishing x3 different, Corroboree x6 different, & a very interesting "house", one used & another with a stamp on the viewside otherwise fine to very fine unused.
SUBJECT GROUPS Interesting group with Corroborees x5 different, Boomerang Making/Throwing x4, Tree-Climbing, Dot Painting, Walch artist card "Group of Tasmanian Aborigines", marvellous shot of a hoard of natives on a Cobb & Co coach, & a couple of others, some soiling but generally fine to very fine used or unused.
SUBJECT GROUPS POLICE TRACKERS: Sands & McDougall "Black Trackers Camp, South Aust" (used), unknown publishers "Group of Black Trackers" (four men) & "The Black Trackers" (two men on horseback, missing corner), and Esperanto Series "A Local Lockup. Aboriginal Prisoner Chained to a Tree".
SUBJECT GROUPS PORTRAITS: Attractive group of mostly studio portraits including by JW Lindt & CH Kerry, two Trans-Australian Railway cards, two of old chiefs with King Plates, a topless damsel, several of cute children, etc, condition variable but most are fine to very fine used or unused.
UNDIVIDED BACKS: McNicholl's News Agency "Neddy Wheeler and Lubra, Corowa, NSW"; Robert Jolley "Queen of Her Tribe" (knocked-about); WTP & Co "Australian Uncle Tom's Cabin" (two versions, one unused), Austral Stores (WA) "SW Aboriginals WA" (used in WA), Western Mail "Aborigines of Western Australia" multi-view (used in NZ), & four with the publishers unidentified (one used in GB), condition variable. [Australian Undivided Backs are relatively scarce. Such cards with aboriginal subjects are very elusive]
UNDIVIDED BACKS: AAA (All About Australia) "A Dainty Dish" (topless woman with dead koala, to Belgium), "After Life's Fitful Dream" (captured - ? - man slung between two poles, stamp removed), "An Opossum Hunt" (men with spear or boomerang), "Return From the Hunt" (family with various animals, minor blemishes, unused), untitled (man using vine to climb a tree, stamp removed).
UNDIVIDED BACKS: Austral Series No 2 "Central Australian Black Boys", "Lubras on the Wallaby", "Me and Lubra" (used to Cornwall in 1903), and "Miegunyah" (shanty accommodation), the three unused cards with "With Christmas Greetings, from" below the photos, bumped corners. Very scarce.
UNDIVIDED BACKS: Harding & Billings (H&B) series with various portraits printed at left of the address sides of standard NSW view cards, all-different combinations, two used otherwise very fine unused.
UNDIVIDED BACKS: Star Photo Co three different portraits of NSW natives, one underpaid to France in 1903 with French Postage Due, another with the stamp removed & the last unused. Very scarce.
UNDIVIDED BACKS: Swain & Co (Sydney) "Aboriginal Piccaninnies and Gunyah" (underpaid to USA in 1904), "Aborigines' Camp, Hawkesbury River, NSW" (unused), "Australian Aboriginal King and his ADCs" (unused), "Australian Aboriginal Youth" (used under cover), "...A Quiet Game of Euchre" (used WA to NZ to 1905), "Topsy, Australian Aboriginal Piccaninny" (unused) & "Typical Australian Aborigines" (unused), some light aging/soiling.
REAL PHOTO CARDS: Excellent group with various portraits including three of topless women, Young Boy in War Paint, Old Man with King Plate & "One Pound Jimmy" maximum card with 8½d stamp, several humpies including one apparently made of dirt, several hunting shots & boomerangs, also climbing palmtrees, on walkabout, the day's fishing catch, outrigger canoes, making baskets, etc, condition variable but many are fine to very fine used or unused; also two superb Underwood stereo cards.
REAL PHOTO CARDS: c.1940 No Publisher sepia photos with Captions on the Negatives including "...Making Fire with Stick and Block by Friction" (two different), "Throwing Boomerang", "Throwing Spear with Womerah", "Native Fisherman with Spears", "Native Warriors showing Tribal Markings on Back", "King of Aboriginal Tribe", etc, Numbered 1 to 9, a few minor problems, used or unused.
REAL PHOTO CARDS: c.1950 Temperly Industries B&W group including Bark Painting, Corroboree, Young Girl with Mangrove Crab, Group Skinning a Crocodile, Hunter Returning with Wallaby, "One Pound Jimmy" (featured on 8½d & 2/6d stamps), etc, unused.
NEW SOUTH WALES: Group including Swain "Australian Aborigines' Camp", Corroborees x4, portraits by various publishers including Kerry x7, Australian Museum x3, "Aboriginal Markings on Rocks Wolgan Gap", etc, condition variable including three with the margins trimmed-off.
NEW SOUTH WALES: Australian Aborigines' Mission "Aborigines' Wedding, Ulgundahi Island, Clarence River", unused.
NEW SOUTH WALES: Australian Museum "Australian Aboriginal Studies Series D1-6" photos by T Dick of Port Macquarie natives, unused; plus the original packet (minor faults).
(Qty 6 + packet)
NEW SOUTH WALES: Kerry & Co portraits of warriors, lubras & several topless studies of his young muse "Nerelle", mostly unused. [Charles Henry Kerry was the leading photographer in Sydney & one of the finest photographers of his era]
NEW SOUTH WALES: Kerry & Co "Mystic Bora Ceremony" all-different group, used or unused. [These are probably of photographs Kerry was commissioned to provide for the 1886 Colonial & Indian Exhibition in London]