Cacophony of Good Books: cars, cartoons, modern firsts and art

This week end is the perfect opportunity to flick through our catalogue. Here are two stand outs.

Lot 6 World’s Heavyweight Boxing Championship Tommy Burns (Champion of the World) v. Jack Johnson (Coloured Champion of the World) the Stadium, Rushcutters’ Bay, Sydney on Saturday, December 26, 1908. (above)

Lot 26: Cecil Lawrence Hartt 1884-1930. 17 original pieces in pen and ink.

A few are political but most are military. Hartt moved from his birth place of Melbourne in his mid 20s and became a Bulletin artist. When WW1 started he joined the 18th Battalion. He was severely wounded on Gallipoli and spent some of the war years recovering in London. All this time drawing cartoons. His book Humorosities (1916) sold over 60,000 copies. He arrived back in Australia in 1919 He was the first President of the Black And White Artists Club (1924 till his death in 1930) but sadly due to his battle with alcohol, he suicided in 1930. Stan Cross succeeded him as President. Hartt’s son was killed in WW2.

When: 10AM Friday 23rd June 2023.
Where: The auction will be held live in the room and broadcast online.
Bidding: Bid in the room, on the phone or online.
Viewing: 10am until 5pm weekdays.
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