Prestige Philately Auction 219 CatalogueGREAT BRITAIN - Early Private Postcards
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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - GREAT BRITAIN - Early Private Postcards
1877 oversize blue card (177x146mm) with the address-side printed in brown-red & the reverse in ultramarine for 'The City Pottery, Lamp and Lustre Galleries' with printed notice promoting the discounting of their entire stock of Homewares, Porcelain & China etc, very fine 'LONDON/ Z /PAID/ ½D /19NO77' datestamp in red, light horizontal crease that doesn't detract from what is a truly remarkable item of printed matter. Marvellous! Ex Keith Harrison.
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1894-1900 Court-Size Cards selection by identified producers BP Co "George Square - Glasgow", Blum & Degen London Multi-View (ironed-out vertical crease, well clear of the views), Max Newmann coloured "The London Bridge", Pictorial Stationery Co coloured x6 for London x3, Brighton, Broadstairs & Eastbourne, Bertram Cohen "Glasgow - Caledonian Railway Company's Central Station Hotel" (a very early railway card), German WH "hold to the light" card of "Tower Bridge and Tower" & chromolitho multi-views by Lawrence (Dublin) of Dublin & Blümlein & Co of Sheffield (repaired corner), and advertising cards for Johnston's Corn Flour and The Bavarian Restaurant & Cafe, usages between 1896 & 1901, generally very fine to superb. Ex Keith Harrison. [See also Lot 552]
From 1894, private postcards were required to conform to the "court" size of 4½x3½ inches (115x89mm). Two of this group offend against the regulation prohibiting the use of the British Coat of Arms in the heading.
1894-1900 Court-Size Cards selection by unidentified producers with views of Bexhill, Brighton (corner stains, unused), Bromley x2 & London x3 (one to France in 1900 taxed with Postage Due 5c x2), a lovely chromolitho multi-view of the Island of Iona (used at 'OBAN' in 1898), also of The Duke of Connaught (very fine unused) & a small coloured cartoon (used in 1900); plus a very similar size card of "Kippford (Solway Firth...)" used in 1921. Ex Keith Harrison.
1894-1900 Court-Size Cards selection of locally produced cards by Burgis & Colbourne "Kenilworth Castle" & "Leamington Spa - Adelaide Bridge", FF & Co "Bedale", Auty Ltd (Tynemouth) "Tynemouth" & "Rothbury - Cragside", M&Co "Hastings" multi-view, Derry & Sons (Nottingham) "Nottingham Castle", unidentified producers for "Margate - The Harbour" on pink stock & multi-views for Barmouth (a bit spotty, mostly on the address-side) & Cambridge (message in French states "Here is a new card of Cambridge for your collection"), finally advertising card for "Snowdon Summit Hotel" illustrated on both sides (two examples, stamped & addressed on face or reverse!), a few blemishes but generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
1894-1900 Court-Size Cards Beechings Ltd: Life in London "Fire !!" (superb unused), "City Bus" & "Shine, Sir?" (both used in 1898), Woodcut multi-view of Bristol by WA Hanson (to Bohemia in 1897, taxed with Austrian 2k & 10k Postage Dues), Black & White of the Tower of London (used to Austria in 1898) & Coloured of the Houses of Parliament (used to France in 1900) both by Alfred Ellis, all but the last with die-cut rounded-corners. Ex Keith Harrison. [Beechings Ltd issued cards from May 1895; it ceased trading in 1904]
1899-1903 court-size cards unused x8 including three chromolithos & a "blueprint", or used x10 - three with the stamp neatly removed - including chromolithos x4 and Welch & Sons South Coast x5; also a Red Letter 'MIDGET MESSAGE CARD' (88x70mm, tonespots, unused); a few problems but most are fine to superb!