Prestige Philately Auction 208 CatalogueWESTERN AUSTRALIA
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Displaying 4 Lots in Category - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Quality group by Falk x4, Detmold x2, HR James (Adelaide), and Austral, plus real photo types "Lake Way Hotel, Wiluna" & "CTA Belgian Relief Carnival, Kalgoorlie 2.12.14", fine to very fine. Ex Bob Young.
1899 (c.) chromolitho "Fremantle" with "High Street" & "King Billy Native, WA", unused.
1907 (c.) Westralia & Extension Gold Mine Disaster comprising Standard Copyright artist cards by Mabel Edmonds "Scenes of the Heroic Rescue..." (unused) & "Diver Hughes finding the Entombed Miner...", another by May Gibbs "Diver Hughes Succouring Varischetti", No Publisher's Name "Hero of the Disaster - Diver F Hughes" and a garish artist card of the mine with advertising for the Bland Holt production "The Great Rescue" (unused), some minor blemishes. Ex Shirley Jones. [In May 1907, the mine was flooded after a thunderstorm, trapping Modesto Varischetti. Diver Hughes reached the miner 5 days later, provided him with basic provisions, & he was brought to safety four days later]
ADVERTISING: 1909 local usage of ES Wigg & Son Printers card "Section of Machine Room", bumped corners. Ex Bronte Watts.