Prestige Philately Auction 227 CatalogueWORLD PICTURE POSTCARDS
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 35 Lots in Category - WORLD PICTURE POSTCARDS
Artist topographicals by Walker of Liverpool for Tasmania x14, Victoria x6, NSW x7, New Zealand x10, South Africa x26, Canada x12, West Indies x5, Britain x26 & a few others, condition variable but many are fine to very fine used or unused. An excellent foundation for a visually stimulating study.
Advertising for postcard wholesalers mostly British bundle of mainly Topographicals overprinted handstamped or roneo'd on the address side for postcard wholesalers marvellous real photo card for FR Hinkins & Son (Alton); another offering card-stock plus a Wellington & Ward packet with illustrated packet-label & four samples of 'Ordinary Bromide Paper'; then a batch of cards with various forms of 'SPECIMEN' or 'SAMPLE' overprint or h/s on the address side; condition a bit mixed but most are fine to superb.
Shipping Lines mostly British artist cards including 'poster' cards for Union-Castle x3 (superb unused) & Belfast Steamship Co, also for Aberdeen Steam Navigation x2, Carron Line, Natal Line, American Colonial Navigation Co, Italian Florio-Rubattino and Dutch Batavia Line, a couple of others plus for Royal National Life-Boat Institution x3, a few used, condition variable but generally fine to very fine.
Artist "glamour" cards group comprising Jack Abeille 1898 Fashion Through the Ages x7, 1898 Bathing Costumes x3, 1899 Bathing Costumes x3 and 1899 Caprice Flowers 'La Tulipe' & 'La Violette' all Undivided Backs (Cat £60 each), M Munk (Vienna) early-1900s Divided Backs Erotica Topless Ladies & Amazing Hats x8 (a few minor blemishes), Stylish Ladies with Plain Backs x 6 (proofs?, plus one of these designs - Divided Back - used under cover in 1907), plus E Louis Lessieux 1900 Dancing Through the Ages set of 6 with Undivided Backs (undercatalogued at £40 each), then 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 & fine to superb condition except as noted.
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Graves from Britain, India including elaborate Mughal Tombs, China/Hong Kong, Russia, Tonga etc, Peruvian "headstone" with an automobile (!), etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine; also German coloured artist cards depicting Medieval Punishments with Stocks, Ducking Stool & various other humiliations; and FA Ackerman set of cards bearing c.1848 woodcuts by Alfred Rethel in the style of Dürer depicting 'Death', unused.
Exhibitions from Great Britain with 1891 Royal Naval Exhibition Lighthouse with special postmark, 1904 Earls Court x10 & 1904 Midlands artist card of the Exhibition Ablaze; Europe with 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle x9, 1902 Dusseldorf x3, 1910 Brussels x6, 1925 Paris Decorative Arts x3 & 1930 Liege x3; United States 1904 St Louis x2 & 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific x5, condition rather mixed but generally fine to very fine.
Europe selection including Heligoland three 1887 private 'Island' views cards with British 'HELIGOLAND' cds, Germany 1880s Postal Cards & PPCs with woodcut illustrations on reverse of Bastei-Brucke, Schneekoppe & 'Gruss vom Inselberg', Fiume with Undivided Backs x6, Trieste Undivided Back with Domenico Rossetti illustrations on both sides & 1911 busy scene at Grado with Austrian stamp & 'GRADO' cds, Zara street scene & Dalmatia Costumes x3, Panorama cards from Bulgaria x2, Chile, Germany x2, Hungary, Romania, Russia, USA & 'Sierra Leone - Barracks of...West African Regiment', a few problems but mostly fine to very fine.
Religion mostly British with a small selection of Churches & a good array of Ministers & Bishops, excellent Salvation Army group including an Indian Mission card (a great shot!) & five different Bands, etc, also several sets of devotional cards, 'The Volunteer Organist' set of 4 & Misch & Co 'The Holy Scriptures in Pictures' complete set of 60 plus Italian sets of 10 Popes & 10 Saints (absolutely gorgeous cards in superb condition) in their original envelopes, etc, condition variable but generally fine to very fine & many are superb.
Royalty with Britain KGVI group x34 mostly by Raphael Tuck including superb Coronation set of 6; and QEII x41 mostly of the Coronation or Studio Portraits; and Belgium including 1908 of Leopold II arriving at the King's Reception, 1909 of his Funeral, and Investiture of Albert II, 1915 Belgian Relief Funds, etc; mostly unused & generally very fine to superb unused.
Oympics 1908 London x7 & 1912 Stockholm x11 also Nordisk Kunst soccer match (adhesions on reverse), a Russian card of the finish of the 1500m race (a bit soiled) & two other non-Olympics, condition generally fine.
Pacific Islands largely unsorted album with many attractive cards from German New Guinea, Dutch New Guinea, Papua, Solomons, French Pacific, a few Norfolk Island, Tonga & Samoa, many Missionary types, also Liebig cards x8, condition variable but many are fine to very fine. An excellent lot.
(Qty 170 approx)
Album with many better subjects including topless women, cannibals, warriors, Housing, Sugar Industry, Events, etc, some minor duplication, condition variable but most are fine to very fine & many are postally used. A very good lot.
(Qty 180 approx)
Collection in plastic pages with good selections of Gibraltar x60, Scandinavia x27, Brussels x81, Russia x48, India x33 & Eastern Europe x18, also National Costumes x45, many undivided backs, unusual subjects & beautiful cards, condition variable.
Shoebox with topographicals noted Tasmania with Hobart 'Highfield Hotel' advertising & 'Native Tiger', Victorian Country & Melbourne suburbs including 'Christian Brothers Boys' St Kilda school real photo, a few from other States, artists cards & American Fleet Visit x4, also New Zealand x25+ noted 'Bell Fall, Wanganui' vignette-view Zieher-type, China x2 both with Hong Kong KGV 4c tied 'SHANGHAI/BPO' cds, USA including San Francisco Fire, British noted 'Birmingham Express at Rugby Platform', then glamour, greetings, children, cats & dogs, etc, many used in Australia including 'ENGLISH MAIL' & 'DEUTSCHE SEEPOST' cancels, postage dues x3, condition variable.
Large album of African cards with many indigenous studies & other better subjects, noted French & German Colonies, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, British East Africa etc, some real photo types, condition variable but many are fine to very fine unused or used.
Horse Racing group with racecourses, race finishes, steeple-chases & horse portraits, condition variable.
Box of cards with good Australian selection with real photo types including of Maryborough (Vic) School Carnival & of Carlton Football Team (creased; names written on reverse), advertising from Western Australia, etc, also good Military/WWI selection from GB Germany & elsewhere including naval subjects & political cartoons, Pacific Islands including Tonga x4, Singapore x12, Glamour including "Gibson Girls" x14 + similar hand-drawn card from "Cicero" to "Brutus" with a very gay message, Louis Wain Cats x2, Napoleon x16, etc, condition variable.
Europe range with UK 1924 Empire Exhibition x10, France, Jerusalem group x15, Egypt Cairo & Alexandria wallets, Canada Niagara Falls Aerial Cableway & Steamers, USA Washington DC x22, San Francisco miniatures x20, Victoria "Mount Eliza from William Street Jetty" (published by Bon Marché Stores, Perth!) plus Trade Cards Stamina Trousers "Men of Stamina" two sets in original envelopes, mostly unused, mixed condition.
Six large albums of mostly Australian & British cards featuring Actresses (notably several Australian Talmas), Children, Costumes, Greetings, loads of Royalty with many of the current crop, Sporting Humour including a crude Louis Wain, etc, also Television/Radio "star" cards (not PPCs), a high proportion are very fine; plus Jamaica group x34 in rather mixed condition.
Carton of PPC Literature about the origins of & collecting PPCs, PPCs of WWI & WWI, "Art Nouveau PPCs", "Edwardian Melbourne in PPCs", "The Postcard Century", etc, most are h/b & generally very fine. No reserve.