Prestige Philately Auction 219 CatalogueTASMANIA
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 25 Lots in Category - TASMANIA
Group of mostly better cards including Walch & Sons "Group of Tasmanian Aborigines" (soiled) & "Port Arthur Dead Island No 2" (superb!), Valentine's Tasman Peninsula x4 (superb!), real photo topographical by Fellowes x4, Beattie x2 & Spurling "The Crystal Corner King Solomon's Cave", stagecoaches x2, Craw (Longford) "The Popular House Longford" (Craw's Business Premises with Bicycle & Tricycle outside), "The Popular Drapers Launceston", Tasmanian Tourist Association 1906 "Ceremony Clock & Chimes Opening...", real photos of Post Offices at Bismarck Bothwell Glenorchy Scottsdale and Strahan & a mounted photo of the PO at Scottsdale West, etc, generally fine to very fine used or unused.
Useful batch with strong North-West Coast content including real photo cards of Wynyard x4, Stanley & Burnie, also "On the Shoe/Felling Timber Wynyard", "Baptist Tabernacle, Perth Tas" (with very fine 'HENRIETTA' arrival cds; rated RR), "Old Timber Tramway, Geeveston", "The Weeping Rock, Ulverstone Caves", etc, also two folders of postcard-size photographs of the North-West, condition variable.
(Qty 29 + folders)
Collection with better cards including a series of six real photo types of Cataract Gorge, attractive Spurlings including "Three Sisters' Islands, Nr Ulverstone..." & "TS Loongana on River Tamar", a couple with Trams, Beattie "Franklin - Huon River", etc, a few are used including Undivided Back "Hobbler's Bridge, near Launceston", mostly unused and generally very fine to superb!
No longer available
1905-11 VSM embossed stamp cards all but one with various Tasmanian views inset including "Elizabeth Street Hobart" (2 different), "Brisbane Street Launceston", "Government House from Domain", "Queenstown" & "West Devonport" etc, unused x4 or used x6.
1906 Commemorations Examiner Launceston Centenary artist card, Tasmanian Tourist Association "Ceremony Clock and Chimes Opening..." and Mt Lyell Mining & Railway Co "Clock & Chimes Souvenir Postcard" (Train), the last with minor blemishes, used.
1906 undivided back "Return of Troops to Hobart" (arriving troopship & large welcoming party on boat & pier), used at 'MARGATE'. Rare Tasmanian Boer War subject.
1906 Walch & Sons "Tasmania's Flora" with 'Vote for Nicholls and the Progress of Beautiful Tasmania' printed on the address side, used [Herbert Nicholls was later Chief Justice of Tasmania]; "Victory" & Lord Nelson inscribed "And Vote Not More but Gil More" & text on face for G Crosby Gilmore [long-time Police Magistrate], soiled on address side, unused; and 1910 Worker Print Sydney "Senate Elections Tasmania 1910/The Labor Three", used with 'LLEWELLYN' arrival cds.
1907-08 Australian Natives Association Launceston Exhibitions of 1907 1 ) Spurling real photo of the bustling interior (surface defects at right), used MR4/07; 2) & 3) Daily Telegraph advertising cards for their stand in brown-red used in 1907, stamp removed & minor edge defects, & in brown-purple fine used at 'LYMINGTON'; & 3) Examiner Rowing on the Tamar with "The New Foods" advert on the address side, minor blemishes, unused; and of 1908 4) beautiful HW Grattan multicoloured card, small fault at the base, unused. Very scarce quartet.
1908 Franco-British Exhibition cards with imprint 'Designed and Printed by John Vail, Government Printer, Tasmania' comprising "A Tasmanian Timber Mill" (corner fault), "An Apple Trophy", "British and Foreign Woolbuyers...", "Carting Blackwood Logs...", "Hauling Timber Through Forest", "Hop-Picking at New Norfolk" (one of only two Franco-British cards recorded used in-period , with Ulverstone cds of JU29/08), "Hydraulic Tin-Sluicing", "Magnet Silver Mine...", "Mount Lyell Smelters...", "Orchards in the Glenorchy Valley", "Packing Rabbits...", "Packing Stores for the Mines", "Preparing Poultry...", (large corner repair), and "Tasmania Gold Mine, Beaconsfield", some blemishes on the address-sides but generally fine to very fine.
It is believed that 24 designs were printed, of which 23 have been identified. [As long ago as the 1970s, these cards routinely sold for $200+ each]
1909 real photo "Exhibition Building Hobart Destroyed by Fire 5.11.09" showing a crowd outside the devastated building, used 9.11.09, minor bends & the stamp damaged.
1910 (c.) real photo of an early automobile laden with parcels, mailbags & passengers under the watchful eye of the local constable, slight bends, used under cover. A terrific card! [The message states "...a tiny glimpse of Sorell & our Mail Motor"]
ADVERTISING: Attractive bunch including "Williams Brothers Furnishing Arcade", "J Bidencope & Son/Where the Good Hats Are", "J Walch & Sons Piano and Organ Show Room...", "Interior of Showroom WM Williams" (women's apparel) undivided back, "Best's Palace Emporium" undivided back, "F & W Stewart Jewellers...Launceston", "Post Office Tea Rooms Hobart", hotels "The Imperial Hobart", "Furner's Hotel Ulverstone...", "Picnic Hotel Huonville" & "The Commandant's House Port Arthur", Niven AB Hart's Albion Hotel" & "F Moore & Son Tailors" (stylish gentleman) both with faults, also Webster Rometch & Duncan Royal Mail Coaches x2 different, "You Can't Stop the Bushman [Watches]", WS Royal Shoes x3 with "Improved Pump Shoe" printed on views of "Queenstown", "Linda Valley" and "King River Gorge/Mt Lyell Ry", generally fine to very fine used or unused.
ADVERTISING: Niven (FWN & Co, Melbourne) for Hobart Advertisers: Brownell Bros "The Store of Satisfaction", minor blemishes, used in 1909. This and the next 12 lots represent the finest selection of Tasmanian Niven cards we have offered. Many of these emissions exhibit the distinctive style that has made Nivens among the most desirable and collectable of all Australian postcards.
ADVERTISING: Empire Hotel "The Best and Cheapest House for Wines & Spirits", used locally in 1910.
ADVERTISING: Fitzgerald's "Cash Warehouse", a couple of insignificant blemishes, unused.
ADVERTISING: Fitzgerald's "Section of Dress Department...", a couple of insignificant blemishes, unused. [Because of the nature of early photography, interior shots are far fewer in number than exterior shots]
ADVERTISING: G Hooper Draper & Clothier "Cheapest House in Hobart Terms Cash...", unused.
ADVERTISING: Thorpe's Produce Stores (warehouse & horse-drawn wagons), bumped corners, used to Stanley 1909.
ADVERTISING: The "Triumph" Motor Cycle Garage (interior shot with at least 18 motorcycles & advert for Vacuum Mobil Oils), used to Hastings 1910. A little gem!
ADVERTISING: Launceston Advertisers: Messrs Anderson Mitchell & Co Manufacturers' Agents, minor blemishes on address side, unused.