Prestige Philately Auction 208 CatalogueAUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
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Outstanding array of Canberra cards including sketches by A Joyce Bowden of "Acton House...Built by the First Pioneers 1826" & "Duntroon House, Built by Robert Campbell 1829" x2, many real photos including several by RC Strangman with various panoramas of Canberra or Duntroon including a two-panel panoramic card & the War Memorial with nothing else anywhere near it, 1927 (May 9) Opening of Parliament House x3 including photograph of Setting Up the Dais plus others of the Interior, "The Prime Minister's Residence" & "Government House", early Building Works at the University & others of early buildings in the District, "Telopia park school", several of Hotel Canberra plus Hotel Kurrajong and Hotel Wellington, outlying districts with Mount Stromlo Observatory x2, Cotter Dam x11, etc, some with plain backs, mostly unused & generally very fine to superb. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library. [Together with the next two lots, this is the most extensive Canberra collection we have seen]
pre-1927 selection of real photo types comprising Howard & Shearsby (Yass) 1913 "Singing the Old Hundredth Hymn" at Laying of the Foundation Stone for the New Capital City, four of early buildings at Duntroon Military College - one by Howard & Shearsby - including "Officers Mess" & "Professors' Residences", two panoramas including c.1927 with Parliament House Completed & Early Residential Developments, also Parliament House Under Construction & Completed (Strangman), finally "Bridge on Molonglo river, Canberra", very fine to superb unused. An exceptional group. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library.
JERVIS BAY: Real photo types comprising four aerial shots (one dated 1939 with six points of interest identified by the writer), two of Base Accommodation plus "The Canberra Guest House" & "Foley's Hotel", also the Hospital, "The Swimming Pool & the Viking", "RAN College Jervis Bay - Employees Camp", "The Warships at Jervis Bay", the Naval Band Dawdling to Church Parade, & a fantastic shot of naval ratings in a long boat with their challenge to champion racehorse Phar Lap, a few with plain backs including a c.1960s humorous card, fine to superb unused, Ex Coo-ee Picture Library. [Jervis Bay is on the NSW south coast. In 1915, it was proclaimed part of the Federal Capital Territory with the purpose of being Canberra's sea port!! It is best known for the Royal Australian Navy shore base, HMAS "Cresswell"]