Prestige Philately Auction 208 CatalogueCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 75 Lots in Category - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
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]
No longer available
1906 Sanatoria Home for Consumptive Women "stamp" cards for the six States and New Zealand, unused & rarely available this fine.
1907 Regal Post Card "The Kelly Gang - From an original Photograph", unused. Ex Bronte Watts.
1908 Visit of the American "Great White Fleet" comprising real photos of arrival in Sydney x2 (one hand-tinted) & in Melbourne, Walter Davies Celebrations x2, Kimbel & Co and Crown Studios Military Review, Martin Place Bedecked, hand-tinted "On Deck of Connecticut" and four patriotic types, mostly unused & generally fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts. [At the time, the crowds in Sydney & Melbourne were the largest ever experienced in Australia]
1908 Visit of the American "Great White Fleet" better cards 1) The Fleet & Crossed Flags "Greetings to our American Friends", unused; 2) Robert Jolley Uncle Sam & Bushman with Crossed Flags "Australia Greets America", unused; 3) Theodore Roosevelt, Alfred Deakin, emblems & "In God we Both Trust"; 4) WTP of Admiral Sperry & Flags; and 5) Uncle Sam & Kangaroo Shaking Hands & "Cooee Australia Greets America". The last two are unusual vertical formats.
1910 Socialist Federation of Australasia "The Red Flag Brigade...Jailed for Protesting against the Coercion Act", minor blemishes, unused. Great social history. [Not previously seen by us]
1934 Kisch-Griffin Defence Committee petition card to Attorney-General Robert Menzies demanding release of Egon Kisch & Gerald Griffin jailed "because they could not pass an absurd language test which is not given to all immigrants...", minor blemishes, unused. [This was a major cause célèbre. Kisch was a German Jew & Communist who was invited by private groups to lecture in Australia. He was considered political dynamite, was treated as a criminal & deported on the "Strathaird", from which he jumped overboard, breaking a leg]
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.
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)
ABORIGINES: the companion group of real photo types including portraits & family groups, housing, etc, two for Point McLeay Mission (South Australia), and a fabulous shot of two aboriginal women in an old jallopy with the caption "Advance Australia" (!), condition a bit variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts.
ABORIGINES: c.1900 City Printing Works (Brisbane) four cards each with one or two aboriginal portraits, bumped corners, unused. Rare. Ex Bronte Watts.
ABORIGINES: VSM Series of Aboriginal "types" from each State by James Charles Nuttall in shades of red & purple, a few minor blemishes, unused. A rare early set.
ABORIGINES: ditto, the more attractive coloured set each with "Greetings from the Antipodes", minor aging/blemishes, South Australia is used in 1907 otherwise unused. Far more elusive than the previous lot.
ADVERTISING: Attractive group including for Carlyon's Hotel & Café (Melbourne), China Navigation Co, Esplanade Hotel (Inverloch Vic), Ludbrook's Drapers (Colac with rare 'PAID AT COLAC/ ½D /SE10/10/VIC' cds; not listed by Watson Webster & Wood), McPherson's Pty Ltd Merchants (Melbourne), Borough of Horsham advice card etc, also a gorgeous dirigible card for Swallow & Ariell's Biscuits & Cakes (repaired spike-hole, with scarce 'TPO 9/ DOWN.../VICTORIA' cds), condition variable. Ex "Cartophile".
ADVERTISING: Group from South Australia with Adelaide Steamship Co fold-out type, York Hotel Adelaide, Elder Smith & Co illustrated KGV 1d green Postal Card, & superb chromo-litho type for Australasian Implement Co; and Victoria Tooboorac Bee Farm (creased) & FA Crook Cycle Builder.
ADVERTISING: 1925-1950s Clarkson & Sons Homewares (Adelaide) advice cards with various illustrations on the address side including "Tools That Last!", "Asbestolite", "Resirex" Asbestos Roofs, House Paint, Bathrooms, Mirrors etc & a terrific all-different array of truisms & aphorisms encouraging thrift, endeavour etc on the view side. Our favourite applies to many in the philatelic trade: "One thing is certain about dead stock: the longer you keep it, the deader it gets". A wonderful lot to help inspire your troops!
ARTIST CARDS: Various with Birds by JM Cantle x17 including a few Birds of Paradise, Neville Cayley x9 & "Praetorius" x6; Flowers by Janie Craig x6, Margaret Flockton x4 & Stanway Tapp x4; others by ST Gill x3, Herbert Beecroft x8, Douglas Pratt drawings x2, Leslie Board x8, cutesie cards by Mabel Edmonds x18, etc; condition variable but many are fine to very fine. Ex Bronte Watts.
ARTIST CARDS: Album of cards by ET de Closay x6, Leslie Board x4, Charles Hammond x13 including "How We Beat the Favourite" x6 (horse racing), LH Davey x18 mostly Tasmanian scenes, C Young x15, R Riches x4, AH Fullwood x16, Arthur Streeton (creased), etc, lots of Bush Scenes, Landscapes & Seascapes but other subjects noted, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Shirley Jones.
(Qty 170 approx)
ARTIST CARDS: Selection of hand-illustrated postcards or postcard-size cards from Australia, UK, Germany etc, plus some that we can't convince ourselves are done by hand, condition variable but many are fine to very fine. Inspection recommended. Ex Shirley Jones.
ARTIST CARDS: Humorous cards by Stuart Allan x2, Fred Booty x13, Hal Gye x7, "Handy" x10, "Hop" x5, Norman Lindsay x2 ("Australian Natives"), Frank Mahon "Bulletin" card (defective), Phil May x6 (and a real photo of Phil May), Redmond Nolan x5, LB Taylor x8, etc, condition variable but many are fine to very fine. Some still tickle the modern funnybone. Ex Bronte Watts.