Trade & Industry

  • # 19106

    Photographer unknown.

    The Murray River paddle steamer “Ruby” at the landing place, Mildura, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on its original nineteenth-century album page of thin card, captioned in ink beneath image ‘The landing place, Mildura, Melbourne [sic]’; a strong print in fine condition (some mottling in the original negative); on the same mount are 3 other albumen prints in identical format (1 recto, …

  • # 19110

    Photographer unknown.

    “Hobart Town and Franklin” coach (and passengers) on the Huon Road, Tasmania, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, 175 x 210 mm, laid down on its original nineteenth-century album page of thin card, captioned in ink beneath image ‘View on Huon Road, Tasmania’; a very strong print in fine condition; on the same mount are 3 other albumen prints in identical format (1 recto, 2 verso) showing views of New …

  • # 18558

    SEEBOHM, Louis

    [CIVIL WAR] Photographic portrait of Frederick Fahnley, milliner. Dayton, Ohio, circa 1864.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 (mount), verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘Fred Fahnley’, and imprint of ‘Louis Seebohm, City Hall, Dayton, O.’; a strong albumen print with rich tonal range; surface scratch along Fanley’s left arm, light spot at top of image created in the developing process; verso of …

  • # 18857

    MASON, Ernest

    Premises of A. Dean, coachbuilder and blacksmith. Goulburn, New South Wales, circa 1900

    Albumen silver print photograph, 153 x 208 mm, laid down on its original board mount; lower margin of mount wet stamped ‘Ernest Mason / 211 Auburn Street Goulburn’; the print is in fine condition; the mount has a tear at bottom right corner. Clearly taken before the advent of the motorcar in the Southern Tablelands, this …

  • # 18890


    Greetings from Gaybright Paint Centres Pty. Ltd. Melbourne’s leading paint retailers.

    Melbourne : Gaybright Pty. Ltd. (for F.R. Shearwood & Son, East Malvern, Vic.), 1960. Pocket calendar for 1961. Folding card, 90 x 57 mm, [4] pp, printed in red and green; rear with advertisement and list of Gaybright Paint Centres located in Melbourne’s suburbia (from Mornington and Frankston to Ivanhoe, and from Croydon to Sunshine); …

  • # 18935


    “Brown’s” humane and economical spring traces

    Melbourne : James Brown, spring maker and importer, 440 Elizabeth Street, [c.1920]. Broadside, 280 x 225 mm, printed on both sides in black on pink paper, illustrated; verso advertising ‘Brown’s Patent spiral compressed tension springs, for all trades and purposes’; very good condition.

  • # 19118

    OLDMAN, W.O. (William Ockelford), 1879-1949

    Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms, &c.

    London : Wm. O. Oldman, “Hamilton House,” 77 Brixton Hill, [between 1903 and 1913]. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (edges sunned), staple bound (some leaves disbound), 16 pp; a good copy of this sales catalogue (but, as is usually the case, lacking the 22 loose postcards which originally accompanied it). A scarce catalogue of the …

  • # 17784

    STALKER, John

    A treatise of Japaning and varnishing, being a compleat discovery of those arts.

    With the best way of making all sorts of varnish for Japan, wood, prints, plate or pictures. The method of guilding, burnishing and lackering, with the art of guilding, seperating, and refining metals, and the most curious way of painting on glass, or otherwise. Also rules for counterfeiting tortoise-shell, and marble, and for staining or …

  • # 18661

    VICKERY, John (1906-1983)

    Outposts of Empire : Central Australia

    [London] : General Post Office, 1937. Colour lithograph poster, 470 x 610 mm, signed and dated in image, laid on linen; fine condition. The poster depicts the underground post office in Coober Pedy, northern South Australia, often referred to as “the opal capital of the world”. One of a series of four lithographic posters featuring …

  • # 18617

    The ‘Aspro’ year book 1935

    Melbourne : Planet Publicity Co., [1935]. “Volume no. 2 (Vic.)”. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (chipped and age-toned), pp 64, horoscopes, first aid hints, how to care for animals, lunar and tidal calendar, etc; cheap paper used in printing means the pages are browned and brittle, otherwise internally clean and sound. ‘Aspro is woman’s best friend’ …

  • # 18634

    French Art Deco advertising fan for Vera Mint de Ricqlès grande liqueur de menthe verte.

    Paris : Imp. Chambrelent & cie., [between 1925 and 1930]. Lithographed paper and wood, the design printed in silver and green inks on both sides, 240 x 220 mm opened (irregular); in superb condition.

  • # 18622


    Letterhead of A.W. Robertson, Castlemaine, goods agent for the Victorian Railways, 1867

    Lithographed letterhead, 320 x 170 mm; manuscript entries dated January 30 1867 (the name A.W. Robertson struck out and with his successor’s illegible name written above), being an invoice to the Victorian Railways for £10 14s (4 shillings and eightpence was deducted for ‘sugar short’ in the last supply), for 112 bags of sugar, 1 …

  • # 18620

    Illustrated letterhead of Rocke, Tompsitt & Co., wholesale druggists, Flinders Street West, Melbourne, 1891

    Lithographed letterhead, 170 x 210 mm; manuscript entries dated November 6 1904, being a memorandum addressed to the Town Clerk of Richmond explaining the enclosed cheque; in fine condition.

  • # 18619


    Illustrated letterhead of Wm. Adams & Company, oil merchants and engineers’ furnishers, 521 & 523 Collins Street, Melbourne, 1904

    Lithographed letterhead, 188 x 210 mm; typed entries dated 28th November 1904, being an invoice to the City of Richmond for £2 11s 2d  for the purchase of a hose, copper nails, brass screws and copper tacks; in fine condition.

  • # 18621


    Illustrated letterhead of Dimelow & Gaylard, drapers & importers, 160 & 162 Swan Street, Richmond (Melbourne), 1910

    Lithographed letterhead, 260 x 200 mm; manuscript dated 12 May 1910, being a memorandum to the Richmond Town Clerk complaining bitterly about the stench of putrid fish in Swan Street; clerical annotation in pencil ‘Removed three times a week by arrangement’ (apparently the council’s solution to the problem); scattered foxing. The firm of Dimelow & …

  • # 18530


    [TRADE CATALOGUE] Monograms and Heraldic Designs

    London : Wilkinson, Heywood & Clark, [c.1910].  Large quarto, original cloth boards decorated in gilt (rubbed and stained, spine frayed at head and foot), front hinge cracked, all edges gilt, pp [18], 116, illustrated with 165 full-page plates (mostly coloured); internally clean and sound. A spectacular Edwardian period trade catalogue.