Prestige Philately Auction 208 CatalogueTASMANIA - Topographicals by Region/Town
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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - TASMANIA - Topographicals by Region/Town
HOBART & SUBURBS: Good range with many panoramic shots, "Yachting on River Derwent", "Zinc Works" x2, streetscapes including a few terrific views with trams, Tasmanian Government Railways advertising card, many real photo types including "[Old] Government House Risdon", c.1915 "Departure of our Troops for the Front", ABC 1929 Tasmanian Floods Relief, propaganda card for Early Hotel Closing & old Wrest Point Hotel x4 (pre-casino), etc, also 1901 Royal Visit "Lighthouse Arch" stereo card & a couple of small photographs, generally fine to very fine. A terrific lot. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library.
PORT ARTHUR: Excellent group of mostly real photo cards mostly Beatties including "The Convict Railway", "Port Arthur During Occupation AD 1859" & "...1860", "Relics of Convict Discipline", "The Magazine", "Fountain", "Smith O'Brien's Cottage", "Underground Cells", "Among the Tombs, Dead Island", prison interiors including "Entrance Hall", "Interior Chapel", "Exercise Yards & Solitary Cell", the decrepit Signal Station, etc, also "Old Penitentiary Macquarie Harbour", condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Another exceptional lot, from various perspectives. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library.
ISLANDS: Mostly real photo types for King, Flinders, Maria & Bruny Islands plus the much scarcer Bonnet x2, Cape Barren x3, Clarke x2, Egg, Spurling "Sperm Whales Stranded Perrins Island", Schouten, Tasman & Vansittart x4, mostly landscapes - several by Beattie (Hobart) - but also a few lighthouses & "Old Pigeon Loft Maria Island" (postally used, with message about this eccentric structure), generally very fine to superb unused. Outstanding. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library.
ISLANDS: BRUNY ISLAND: Beattie (Hobart) "Tree Felling" (woodcutters on planks inserted in the trunk), "Pile Cut from Tree" (apparently by hand!), "Bullocks Bringing Piles through Bush to Tram" & "A Cargo of Blue Gum Piles for S Africa", superb unused. A truly remarkable quartet, that are basically advertising cards for Gray Bros Saw Mills at Adventure Bay. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library.