NEXT AUCTION 12 noon Friday 18th June 2021

Fine Maps and Books including Art, Australian and more


Fine Maps and Books including Art, Australian and more

In this auction there is good Australiana, fore edge paintings, art books from the collection of Mr Dennis Savill, lots of old maps from a private collection, fine bindings, rarities, ephemera and even more.

Lot 569: 1780 SPORT OF FENCING

Idriess, Australiana, Exploration, Ephemera, Games and more Friday 28th May

From the adventurous to the bizarre – this auction has it all!

Australiana, exploration, militaria, advertisements, games, art books, photography, natural history, bookplates and manuscripts and collectible editions.

For the adventurous soul we have: Grey’s Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia(Lot 165); Sturt’s Expedition into Central Australian(Lot 166); Sturt’s Southern Australia(Lot 164); Oxley’s Expedition into NSW(Lot 168); and the underrated Baron Field’s geographic memoir on NSW 1825(Lot 167). We also have Mrs Scoresby story of the expedition to Easter Island(Lot 497); a document from the missing Artic explorer Franklin 1841(Lot 293); and a limited edition of the Aurora Australis by Shackleton(Lot 583).

Don Bradman Advertisement Lot 672

For those looking for the peculiar we have a very odd advertisement featuring Don Bradman eating a Peter’s ice cream(Lot 672); a pharmaceutical poster featuring a pure Monk surrounded by scantily clad women(Lot 53); four volumes on British oology(Lot 420), bird taxonomy(Lot 94); two Pianola rolls connected to Charles Kingsford-Smith(Lot 239); a Chinese pillow book(Lot 234); Melbourne Cup board games and a scarce and early Australian Violin catalogue(Lot 335).

Early 20th Century Hong Xing Pharmacy Poster Lot 53

We also have an early Australian dustwrapper “Proceedings of the First Australian Catholic Congress”(Lot 560) and some unique items from the Ion Idriess estate including unpublished manuscripts of Ion Idriess and illustration proofs Stranger Things by Edgar Holloway.

Lot 351 A board game that is based on the Melbourne Cup.

There are around 40 lots with military books comprising of a number of unit histories: 173rd Airborne Brigade, 20th, 30th, 38th, 39th, 2/26th, 2/14th, 2/48th, 2/5th battalions and the 5th Division.

Bookplate collectors if you don’t already have it Neville Barnett’s Australian Bookplates is a must. We also have some good bookplates: Heinz Koeppler; Linda Bidgood’s by Unk White. JG Latham’s bookplate produced by Shirlow; books with Bookplate Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy 1828 as well as his wife Lady Fitzroy 1820, James Kemsley by Gunther Deix and A S Herrod printing block and bookplates.

James Kemsley bookplate by Gunther Deix Lot 771

There are a good lot of art books and a number of photographs including albumen prints and an ambrotype.

For those of you needing to spruce up your shelves we have lots of old and fine bindings, Folio Society(Lot 224) and nice sets.

Australian Pottery, Glassware and Miscellany

Timed Auction Saturday 8th of MayFirst lot ends 12 noon

Our next auction is live. There are Australia pottery and studio pottery featuring Brownie Downing, Rockingham Pottery, Isobel Pottery, Takacs, Guy Boyd, Martin Boyd, Jedda, and Darbyshire Aboriginal.

Other fine china including Wembley Ware, Royal Doulton, Shelley, and Colclough. Glassware including Holmegaard Kastrup, Krosno as well as some retro-coloured glass.

Six Studio Anna Pottery Bud Vases

Miscellany including top hat, copper hot water bottle, medical instruments and more. Link to catalogue

We are busy working on another book auction, likely the end of May. There will be more Idriess, Australiana, art, natural history, fine bindings, as well as some really fantastic shelf lots.

Stay tuned!