Antiques

  • # 27175

    W. BUTCHER & SONS LTD.

    Our colonies : Australia.

    London : W. Butcher & Sons, [circa 1910]. Series: Our Colonies. Chapter III. Australia (from the Primus Junior Lecturers’ Series, no. 742). Complete set of 8 hand-coloured magic lantern glass slides (each 80 x 80 mm), housed in their original box with illustrated lid (fine), and including the rarely seen ‘Lantern Lecture Reading’ information sheet for this …

  • # 26779

    Weber and Costello Co.

    A rare matching pair of 18 inch terrestrial and celestial globes

    Chicago, Illinois : Weber Costello, 1909. Each globe measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter, 45 inches (115 cm) tall; in bronzed cast iron meridian and stand, with calendrical paper horizon ring, laid on wood; with an analemma and two polar calottes. Standing in bronzed cast iron tripod stand with glass roller feet, with flower and …

  • # 26367

    Rand McNally & Co.

    Rand McNally & Company Terrestrial Globe

    [Chicago] : Rand McNally & Co., circa 1920. Chromolithographed paper gores over paper mache base, 12 inches in diameter, oval shaped analemma, pressed metal meridian, wooden horizon ring with paper calendar, on the original stand of four turned wooden legs united with cross-stretchers. An American student’s table globe from the early twentieth century with a …

  • # 26282

    LAUDER, Leslie and HOWARD, Mark

    An Introduction to Western Australian colonial furniture (signed copy)

    Photography by Victor France. East Fremantle : Lauder & Howard,1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 85, colour photographs, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 2500 hand-numbered copies. An illustrated guide to mostly jarrah West Australian furniture of the 1830s – 1880s. This copy is hand signed on the title page by Lauder and Howard.

  • # 26007

    JOHNSTON,W. & A. K.

    12 Inch Terrestrial Globe

    Edinburgh : W. & A. K. Johnston [under license to A. J. Nystrom & Co., Chicago], 1929. Chromolithographed paper gores over paper mache base, 12 inches in diameter, isothermal current lines, equatorial, longitudinal and latitudinal lines, international date line, two polar calottes, standing in bronzed cast iron tripod stand with clawed feet. In fine, original …

  • # 25462

    Maker unknown.

    Native Gold / Australia.

    [Title from etched caption mountl]. [U.K.? : s.n., circa 1860]. Microscope slide, 79 x 25 mm, maker’s diamond-etched caption to mount ‘Native Gold / Australia’; the central raised circular section (diameter 16 mm) contains an “as found” tiny gold specimen in quartz; mount with repaired hairline crack at left hand edge. A scarce scientific curio …

  • # 18847

    Maker unknown.

    A pair of Chinese export camphorwood and leather trunks with brass mountings circa 1850

    The large trunk measuring 104 x 52 x 49 cm, working lock and key, with stencilled writing ‘… Melbourne, berth 57, 58. Not wanted on voyage’ (the name of the ship and port of origin have been erased); the smaller trunk measuring 63.5 x 31.5 x 26 cm, with the brass name plaque of ‘Mr. …

  • # 15593

    Maker unknown.

    Fiji before Civilization … Dawn of Civilization … Advance of Civilization … Glorious Result of Civilization

    [Crystal Palace, London : Machinery Department, c.1879]. Cotton handkerchief, 570 x 580 mm, lithograph printed in brown and red; old fold lines and some insignificant toning and spotting; a very well preserved example. These satirical cotton handkerchiefs lampooning the effects of the introduction of Western civilisation into a “primitive” society in the South Seas were printed in colour in the machinery …

  • # 24882

    PATRICK BROS.; [WHITLAM, Edward Gough, 1916-2014]

    we want gough!

    Melbourne : Patrick Bros., [1975]. Metal badge (or button), diameter 90 mm; front with black-lettered slogan ‘we want gough!’ surmounted by photographic headshot of Gough Whitlam, on yellow background; reverse engraved ‘PATRICK BROS./MELBOURNE’; pin engraved ‘MADE IN GT. BRITAIN’; light tarnishing to reverse, but a very good example. The slogan ‘We Want Gough!’ was chanted …

  • # 24885

    "PORTER"

    An ornate Victorian Valentine.

    [U.K.] : “Porter”, [circa 1850]. Die-cut embossed paper over lace with the original pink tissue paper backing, 175 x 115 mm; the printed message reads: ‘If I fear’d not to offend, a thousand vows of love I’ll send, How blest my lot with thee to prove, The joys of constancy and love’; the scene incorporates …

  • # 22215

    Newton Family

    [COOK]. Newton & Berry’s new terrestrial globe 1831.

    [London] : Newton & Berry, 1831. Terrestrial pocket globe, 1.5 inches (39 mm) in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier-mâché and plaster sphere, the surface in fine order with a recent shellac applied for protection, two metal pins resting the globe in the original turned mahogany case with fitted lid; a very fine …

  • # 24428

    Rand McNally & Co.

    Rand McNally & Co.‘s New Twelve Inch Terrestrial Globe

    [Chicago] : Rand McNally & Co., 1891. Chromolithographed paper gores over paper mache base, 12 inches in diameter, oval shaped analemma, alternating red and blue isothermal current lines, in original nickel plated mount and stand. An American student’s table globe from the late nineteenth century with a good amount of geographical detail.

  • # 23801

    Maker unknown.

    [MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Australian Coralline.

    [United Kingdom : s.n., between 1860 and 1870]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original blue and gold paper covering and contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Australian Coralline’; in fine condition. A specimen of Australian Coralline algae, a branching reddish seaweed with a calcareous jointed stem which plays a significant role …

  • # 23900

    Maker unknown.

    [MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Precious Opal. Australia.

    [United Kingdom : s.n., circa 1900]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original label printed ‘Mineral’ and with contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Precious Opal. Australia’; in fine condition. An attractive microscope slide containing thousands of opal fragments, most likely from New South Wales, Queensland or South Australia.  

  • # 22814

    Maker unknown.

    [GALLIPOLI] Souvenir handkerchief with a map of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor and the Levant, featuring an inset map of the Dardanelles.

    [United Kingdom? : s.n., between 1915 and 1917]. Linen handkerchief printed in colour, 470 x 590 mm (total dimensions), with a map (350 x 470 mm) of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor, and the Eastern Mediterranean littoral (including Egypt and Palestine); the territories under the control of Ottoman Turkey or the Central Powers …

  • # 13837

    PIDCOCK'S GRAND MENAGERIE.

    Copper token issued by Pidcock’s Menagerie, London, circa 1801, featuring a kangaroo and joey

    Æ halfpenny, diameter 29 mm, weight 11 grams. Obverse: a kangaroo left, facing back, a joey in pouch, THIS KANGAROO’S BIRTH. SEP. 10. 1800. Reverse: a lion standing right, facing back, with dog on back, LION AND DOG 1801; plain edge. An extremely fine, near mint example with lustrous brown patina. The Grand Menagerie of …