Prestige Philately Auction 208 CatalogueGREAT BRITAIN - Subjects/Themes
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Mostly British group with Royalty x40, Trams x36 (mostly postcard-size photos or 1970s reprints), Youth Hostels x17, Hospitals x13, Westminster School x29, Commercial & Recreational Fishing x24, Spinning Wheels x9, Porcelain/Pottery x25, Madame Tussaud's Waxworks x33, J Beagles & Co "London Life" x10, etc, many real photo types & some artist cards, mostly unused, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. A very good "thematic" lot. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 250 approx)
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ADULTERY: 1910 Scandal of the Anglican Vicar & the French Lady three W Shepherd & Co (Market Bosworth) real photo cards of Rev Christopher Hudson, of Hudson & his son, and of "The French Lady...", unused. Ex Keith Harrison. [Hudson had not been divorced from his first wife & purported to marry his French fiancée according to the "Scotch fashion", creating nationwide scandal]
ADVERTISING: Packet of mostly British cards including "poster" cards for Horniman's Pure Tea (KEVII), Mustad Horse Nails ("Charged by the Carabiniers"), Bayonet Point Hat Pins x2 (sailing & flying), Schweppes Cider (quite racy Art Nouveau), Mellin's Food for Infants from Birth, Richmond's Bungalow Cooker (Art Nouveau kitchen), London & North Western Railway, Skippers Fish Products x3 & American Hires' Root Beer (chromolitho of young girl), others for Owbridge's Lung Tonic, Wheen's London Washer (unfortunate racism), Plasmon Cocoa, Hudson's Teeth (seriously!), Alpha Underwear, Star Series of Toy Books, Regina Shaving Stick (more than a little "gay"), Ovoline Oils & Greases, "Ticka" Tiny Camera (illustrated both sides, including actual Ticka photos) & German chromolitho for Mattoni's Giessübler Spa Water (used in Belgium), superb real photo types for the Auxeto Gramophone in Battersea Park x2 & in Queen's Park Manchester x2, 1908 Franco-British Exhibition cards for Kitson Empire Oil Light and Thorley's Food for Cattle, also ½d Stamped to Order Postal Card for Wright's Coal Tar Soap & standard ½d card overprinted for Lindsay & Low Chocolates, etc, generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
ADVERTISING: Sugden's Flour photo of a young boy lugging a sack of flour "Age 15 Years - Weight 15 Stones/The result of eating Sugden's Flour...", minor blemishes, unused. Ex Keith Harrison. [Misplaced pride]
ADVERTISING: c.1910 GP Government Tea complete set of six "Instalment Cards" featuring a central illustration of King Edward VII, and of his various activities, unused. Superb! Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: Collection of mostly Topographicals mostly published by J Salmon of Sevenoaks but others by Hildesheimer, Shepherd Brothers, Pictorette, Rapco etc, almost evenly divided between village/town scenes and rural/remote landscapes plus about 40 of particular buildings, some on textured card to impart a painterly effect, also Railway Company cards mostly London & North Western including complete sets of six No 39 40 41 & 43 with large-part original bands, also Lancashire & Yorkshire x15, mostly unused but many are used with some postmark potential, generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: A similar group but all published by Raphael Tuck mostly "Oilettes" but from many other series besides & using various techniques including some laminated in the style of Rapco, many complete sets of 6 including nine sets in their original packets, some artists identified or recognisable but many others are unknown, generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: Array by identified artists including HR Wimbush, R Gallon, Geo M Munzoli (?), Robert Whitmore, Joseph Pike, H Fleury, J Chalmers Park, J Essenhigh Corke, CT Howard, WW Quatremain, "Jotter" etc & a beautiful Scottish group of 30 by Andrew Allan, many are in sets of 6, mostly unused & generally very fine to superb. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: A more artistic group including three sets of most un-Tuck-like Tuck's, two beautiful London scenes by Pirkis, "Our Joe's Dream" being a marvellous Walter Mitty-like reverie by Harry Furniss, four delightful Art Nouveau renderings of scenes from Shakespeare x2 & Omar Khayyam x2 by Frank Chesworth and the whimsical "The Piper of Dreams" by E Canziani, six wonderful cartoons of London Life by Arthur Moreland, etc, mostly unused & generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
ARTIST CARDS: Charles Dana Gibson: Delightful group of Snap Shots "Gibson Girls" & Studies in Manners/Class, mostly used; also his Henderson & Sons "Pictorial Comedy" Sets No 10 & 11 each of seven "framed" cartoons, unused; generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison. [In our opinion, the most underrated of the Edwardian artist commentators]
AUTHORS: Tuck's Oilettes "In Dickens Land" about 75% with quotations & coloured illustrations - some quite amusing - others of Dickens' Characters or of towns or buildings featured in his books, mostly unused & generally very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 90 approx)
DISASTERS: 1908 W Gothard (Barnsley) real photo card "Mine Fire Hampstead Colliery...Men Entombed"", unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
DISASTERS: 1908 W Gothard real photo card "Crew of HMAS Tiger Cut in Two by HMS Berwick", unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
DISASTERS: 1909 W Gothard Sharnbrook Railway Disaster multi-view In Memoriam card, unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
EXHIBITIONS - NON-PHILATELIC: Selections of cards from 1907 Irish International, 1908 Scottish National & Franco-British, 1912 Japan-British, etc, many with the Exhibition datestamps, and a good range of 1924-25 Wembley material including slogan postmarks, frankings of 1924 1d x3 & 1½d and 1925 1d x2 & 1½d, etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex "Cartophile".
EXHIBITIONS - NON-PHILATELIC: Good range including 1907 Irish International, 1908 Scottish National, 1909 Imperial International x15 including a miscut card & two terrific photos of the "Tartars Camp", 1910 Japan-British Exhibition selection x50+ including four posted at the Exhibition & a beautiful Japanese commemorative card with Exhibition pictorial datestamp in violet, 1911 Festival of Empire/Coronation x12 including advertising cards for Oxo & Lemco x3 and The Daily Telegraph, 1912 Shakespeare's England & Latin-British x6, 1913 Imperial Services x3, 1930 Ideal Home x6, 1936 Ideal Home, 1938 Empire Exhibition x6 & 1951 Festival of Britain x10, and some others, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
EXHIBITIONS - NON-PHILATELIC: Poster Cards for the 1912 Royal International Horticultural Exhibition by Robert Shield, slightly bumped corners; and 1913 International Horse Show by J Bruce Hamilton, superb; unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
EXHIBITIONS - NON-PHILATELIC: 1904 Cartwright Memorial Hall Exhibition Bradford WH Grant & Co silk card of the Hall, remarkably fine especially for having been postally used, at 'ILKLEY/JU15/04'. Ex Keith Harrison.
EXHIBITIONS - NON-PHILATELIC: 1908 Franco-British Exhibition collection with a wide variety of cards by many producers including numerous real photo types & some artist cards, many unusual subjects & styles make this a superior lot of this attractive material, noted advertising cards for Schweppes, Thorley's Food for Cattle, J&F Martell Cognac and the Grand Prix for Irvine's Australian Wines, mostly unused but some postmark interest including at least three posted at the Exhibition, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. A very attractive lot. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 180 approx)
EXHIBITIONS - NON-PHILATELIC: Valentine's Giant Post Card (132x187mm) "Elite Gardens and Flip-Flap..." postally used - and rare thus - with ½d only tied by Exhibition datestamp, superb '1D/39B' postage due handstamp, a couple of very minor defects for a card of this size. Ex Keith Harrison. [Most such cards were retained as souvenirs. Those that were posted were usually badly damaged]