Prestige Philately Auction 219 CatalogueVICTORIA
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Displaying 18 Lots in Category - VICTORIA
c.1930s Real Photo cards mostly Rose but also a few Valentines and Murray types including Yallourn Coal Mine x6, Port Campbell & Twelve Apostles x28, Asylums at Sunbury & Beechworth, and a few others, generally fine to very fine unused.
Collection on pages with a good range of Undivided Backs - probably more than we noted - including several Jolleys, mostly Melbourne but some scarce suburban views, Gippsland, Grampians, etc, condition variable but many are fine to very fine used or unused.
(Qty 330 approx)
Attractive bundle all of Post Offices including early real photo types of Alexandra, Ararat, Bacchus Marsh, Bairnsdale, Brunswick, Murtoa, Preston & Seymour plus several later Rose cards, a few by local publishers, condition variable but most are fine to very fine used or unused.
1898-1900 Undivided Backs Wannenmacher (Melbourne) "Collins St from Spring St...", "The Grand Hotel..." & "Bourke Street..." and Robert Jolley with x8 different (two of NSW views), all to Austria, all but two with the stamp removed. Rare this early. [We have not previously seen the Wannenmacher cards]
1899 McCarron Bird chromolithos comprising "Souvenir of Melbourne", "A Greeting from Melbourne", "Glimpses of Melbourne", "The Queen City of the South", "Melbourne Cricket Ground" & "Flemington Race Course" to Perth x5 (two with large-part 'TRAVELLING POST OFFICE/GSR WA' or 'TRAVELLING PO GSR/WA' transit cds) or France, minor defects. Very rare 19th century cards, those to WA enhanced by the messages being from children.
1909 Niven advertising card for Weir's Paynesville Hotel "The Choicest Spot on the/Gippsland Lakes", used under cover. A beautiful card.
1910 Michaelis Hallenstein & Co "Currying & Fancy Leather Buildings/...", minor bend, used with 1d perfin (damaged).
1914 real photos of the fire that destroyed The Colosseum department store in Prahran & of the aftermath, undated eye-witness letters "...the big fire we had here last Sunday...it was dreadful..." and "...This is one of the views of destruction which the fire in Chapel Street caused...", used under cover.
1917 Dufty (Sydney) real photo "SS Cumberland ashore at Gabo" plus small inset photo at lower-left, soiling mainly on the address side, unused. Ex Bob Young. [On 5/7/1917, the "Cumberland" was damaged by mines laid by the German Raider "Wolf". Run aground on Gabo Island, the huge hole in her side was repaired but she sank when under tow to Sydney. She was the only ship sunk by the Germans in Victorian waters]
FOOTBALL: c.1910 League Football Series team photos of "Melbourne", "Fitzroy" & "Collingwood", some bumped corners, unused. Rare.
HORSE RACING: Victoria Stamp Market Flemington Racecourse "Finish For The Melbourne Cup 1904", unused.
No longer available
HORSE RACING: Flemington Racecourse "Melbourne Cup 1908", minor edge fault at right, used under cover.
HOSPITALS: Niven "Wycheproof Hospital", minor blemishes, 1d tied 'MO&SB/MY5/10/WYCHEPROOF' cds.
RAILWAY DISASTERS: "Railway Collision at Lara Nov 7th 06" (crumpled wreckage), real photo "The Railway Accident at Sunshine/April 20 1908 over 40 lives lost" (inspection of wreckage), and "Elsternwick Express Disaster at Richmond Railway Station July 18 1910" x2 different (one with an onlooker's face erased!), unused.
DANDENONG RANGES: Extensive collection from Croydon to Mount Dandenong including Kilsyth, Mount Evelyn, Montrose, Lilydale, Olinda, Sassafras, Monbulk & The Patch, etc, the majority are early Rose cards of lush foliage but there are also many other real photo types & other cards including of townships & streetscapes, agriculture, guest houses etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine used or unused. Ex Shirley Jones. [Careful inspection required because many are photocopies or photographs of postcards]
(Qty 250 approx)
GIPPSLAND: 1909 real photo card ('Empire' back) showing Cyclists, used under cover from "Riversleigh, Devon North" with message "... all the men who were in the road race week ago" dated 19.4.09.
STRZELECKI RANGES: Terrific little collection of Outtrim Jumbunna & Kongwak cards including the coalmines & railways etc, many real photo types including the Outtrim Fire x2, "House Moveing Outtrim", "Jumbunna from East", "Kongwak Butter Factory" & "Arrival of Mail Kongwak" (child postman on horseback!, corner stained), etc, generally fine to very fine used or unused. Ex Shirley Jones.
YARRA RANGES/YARRA VALLEY: Album of Healesville & Mansfield Districts with some Undivided Backs, mostly beauty spots including many bridges, better subjects including timber-cutting, "Healesville Railway Station", "The Mail Coach blocked on the Blacks' [sic] Spur", Guest Houses including 1903 advertising card for the Grand Hotel (Healesville) & "St Fillan's Narbethong", "Holiday Camp at Warburton", etc, includes many Rose views, one noted with the rare 'MOUNT DANDENONG NORTH' cds, generally fine to very fine but some are copies only so inspection is recommended. Ex Shirley Jones.
(Qty 150 approx)