Prestige Philately Auction 208 CatalogueFRANCE
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Displaying 13 Lots in Category - FRANCE
Box with a wide-ranging array of topographicals including Normandie, Bretagne & Pays-Bas plus Lourdes x38, etc, many Regional Costumes including some lovely artist cards, Undivided Backs including six used in Russia & another to Russia, real photo types including World War I Patriotics x22, etc, also "La Grande Guerre" packets of 20 cards "Dessins d'un Neutre", "Arras Avant et Après le Bombardement", "Arras et ses Ruines" & "Albert Après le Bombardement", and other mostly CAP packets x15 mostly of 10 cards including for "Aix-Les-Bains", "Bar-Le-Duc", "Chateau de Langeais", "Donville-Les-Bains", "Gourdon", "Ancien Louviers" & "Saint Malo" plus a wallet of Napoleon-related Corsica cards, mostly unused & generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
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"Instalment Cards" sets of 10 comprising "Corrida de Toros" (Bull Fighting), WWI "Infanterie Coloniale" (a few mostly minor faults), "Je Suis L'Imaculée Conception" & a 'bas relief' of Napoleon, also "Napoléon" colour photos set of 12 & "Cathédrale d'Amiens" set of 20, generally very fine to superb unused. Ex Keith Harrison. [Basically simple jigsaw puzzles; placed in order, the individual cards create a larger picture. See also Lots 181, 461 & 609]
1902 Anti-German propaganda cards "Voyage en Russie 1902" (Nos. 3, 8, 11 & 12), and three others, minor blemishes.
ART NOUVEAU - Jack Abeille: 1898 Bathing Costumes x3 (two are Swiss editions), and 1899 Bathing Costumes x3, all with Undivided Backs, unused, Cat £60 each. Superb! Ex Keith Harrison. [From 1898, Jack Abeille was one of the first established French artists to design postcards]
ART NOUVEAU 1898 JWH a B Fashion Through the Ages set (?) of 7 with Undivided Backs, unused. Undercatalogued at £60 each. Ex Keith Harrison.
ART NOUVEAU 1899 Caprice Flowers with Undivided Back "La Tulipe" & "La Violette", unused. Undercatalogued at £60 each. Ex Keith Harrison.
ART NOUVEAU Basch Arpad: c.1900 "National Women" (Very Fashionable Ladies with their National Emblems) set of 10 embossed designs with gold highlights & Undivided Backs, unused. Très magnifique! Ex Keith Harrison.
ART NOUVEAU U Brunelleschi: R et Cie (Serie 31) Glamorous Ladies in Various States of Undress set (?) of 6, unused, Cat £110 each. Quite exceptional & superb! Ex Keith Harrison.
ART NOUVEAU E Louis Lessieux: 1900 Dancing Through the Ages set of 6 with Undivided Backs, a little nudity, unused, undercatalogued at £40 each. Superb! Ex Keith Harrison.
ART NOUVEAU Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: c.1895 Cinos "Moulin Rouge Bal Tous Les Soirs/La Goulue" (can can dancer) with Undivided Back, used at Paris in 1900, Cat £600. Superb! Ex Keith Harrison. [One of only two contemporary cards featuring Toulouse-Lautrec's work, this card reproduces a famous 1891 poster for the Moulin Rouge. At a London auction in 2014, an original of another of Toulouse-Lautrec's "La Goulue" posters sold for £314,500!!]
ART NOUVEAU Unidentified Artist ("Krey" ?): Exquisite card of Warrior Princess & Fish with gold highlights & Undivided Back, minor impression at lower-left from a corner mount, unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
CHATEAUX: Delightful collection of cards featuring these enchanting & often spectacular villas stated to all be in the Loire Valley including sumptuous interiors, gorgeous artist cards by Adolphe Yvon x16 & some real photo types, many with Undivided Backs, generally fine to very fine. Ex Derek Pocock.
MONACO: Attractive batch of Casino cards x7 including interiors plus five Gambling Instructions cards, also a range of other views including several real photo types plus a wallet with 20 real photo views, mostly unused but with five used in Monaco (one in 1899), fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.