Prestige Philately Auction 219 CatalogueGREAT BRITAIN - Subjects/Themes
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Displaying 13 Lots in Category - GREAT BRITAIN - Subjects/Themes
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)
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.
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ARTIST CARDS: Delightful group of Charles Dana Gibson 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.
BOER WAR MONUMENTS: Interesting collection with several of unveiling ceremonies, many real photo types, a few related but non-monument cards, condition variable but many are fine to very fine used or unused. Ex Bronte Watts.
(Qty 90 approx)
ENTERTAINMENT: Terrific collection of mostly seaside entertainers including midgets, pierrots, children, opera etc, also many for carnivals especially at Blackpool, numerous real photo types, generally very fine to superb used or unused. A wonderful lot.
(Qty 180 approx)
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: 1924 British Empire Exhibition selection with some more unusual subjects including 1923 Canadian promotional card, attractive group of sketches by Ernest Coffin, mostly unused but a few used at the Exhibition & usage of Wembley 1d x4 & 1½d stamps, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
GIPSIES: Idle Moments "Gypsies in a Surrey Lane", GW Gibson "Gipsy Coronation, Yetholm" & No Publisher "A Gipsy Abode, New Forest", all unused, plus "Gipsies at Newark 1906" (used at 'NEWARK'), "Afternoon Tea" (stamp removed), Stimpson (Kelso) "Gipsies at St James Fair" (used at 'KELSO') & terrific 1906 real photo used at 'LOUGHBOROUGH' with message "This is the band of German Gipsies I told you about; they look a rough lot...", generally fine to very fine. A rare group. Ex Keith Harrison.
GRAND PIERS: Two albums of mostly Golden Age cards with several court-size cards & numerous real photo types including destruction of piers at Southsea (1904), Worthing (1913), Hastings (1917) x2 & Morecombe (1903, artist card), also 1916 "A Coo-ee from Australians at Weymouth" & other better subjects, lots from the most popular places but also such whistle-stops as Aberystwyth, Alum Bay, Boscombe, Cleethorpes, Hunstanton, Penarth, St Anne's-on-Sea, Tenby & Walton-on-the-Naze etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine used or unused. Well above average content for this subject.
(Qty 340 approx)
HERALDRY: Ancient album with a lovely array of Heraldic Series cards for British Cities, for Colleges at Cambridge & Oxford, for Jersey x3 with inset photographs etc, a few with verses added, a few mostly minor problems but generally fine to superb. Gorgeous cards. Ex Derek Pocock.
POSTAL MISCHIEF: Entertaining postally used group comprising 1) Address in mirror-writing, used 'GIBRALTAR' to Jersey; 2) with message & address in three alternating colours; 3) with alternating normal & inverted lines; 4) two with spiral messages; 5) three with hand-illustrated address panels incorporating the addresses; and 6) a real photo Christmas card with mirror-writing greeting, unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
TRAMS: Extensive collection in four large albums with numerous Golden Age cards plus postcard-size photographs & many Pamlin Print reprints of classic cards, includes many decorated vehicles including for Royal Visits to Birmingham (1909) & Leeds (1908) & for 1911 Coronation, two 1906 In Memoriam types for demise of Birmingham's Steam Trams, strong sections of major cities - no London - plus excellent representation from smaller centres including Birkenhead, Burton-on-Trent, Gateshead, Isle of Man, Lytham-St-Anne's, Oldham, Peterborough, Rotheram, Swindon & Wantage etc etc, plus good lot from Scotland including Ayr Carlisle Dundee & Paisley, and Ireland mostly Dublin but including Belfast x20 & a few from Cork; a large number of real photo types, even an engaging Morecombe "silk" & a couple of incidents; condition variable but generally fine to very fine used or unused; also an array of "moderns". With lots of historical & technical annotation, making this an excellent basis for further development.
(Qty 1000 approx)
TRAMS: the companion volume for Greater London with similar composition but rather more Pamlin Print reprints of classic cards & fewer "moderns", many animated "peak hour" shots & excellent selection of scarce suburban cards, plus another album with a similar collection of London Buses, condition variable but generally fine to very fine used or unused. Again, with lots of historical & technical annotation. A real nostalgia trip (pun intended!).