An old album of 240 postcards including many rare N.Z. cards from 'Otahuhu'
'Hot Springs, Helensville', 'Suspension Bridge, Mangaweka', 'Victoria Street, Dargaville', 'Railway Station, Wanganui', 'Church, Russell', 'Cable Station, Mangonui', 'Victoria Ave, Wanganui', 'Government Printing Offices, Wellington', 'Rora Street, Te Kuiti', 'Willis Street, Wellington', 'Nurse's Club, Mountain Rd, Auckland', 'Auckland Harbour showing North Shore and Rangitoto', 'Ariki and Rainbow', etc.
A collection of 107 old postcards including N.Z. cards 'Mapourika Crossing the Bar
Westport', 'Town Hall, Cambridge', 'The Buller Gorge', 'Russell, Bay of Islands', etc. In small wood box.
Two Victorian Stevengraph type embroidery pictures
'Called to the Rescue' and 'Grace Darling', each approx. 125 x 200 in ebonised frames.
An old postcard album approximately 80 cards
including risque scenes, embroidered cards, religious scenes, etc.
An old postcard album
over 400 cards including mostly N.Z. scenes, etc.
An old postcard album
over 190 cards, mostly world scenes. Together with 64 loose postcards, mainly N.Z. scenes.
A Victorian mahogany stereoscope
together with a large collection of period stereoscopic cards, mostly in boxes.
An Edwardian wood and aluminium stereoscope
Underwood & Underwood, New York. Together with a large collection of period stereoscopic cards including Boer War scenes, etc.
Two old stamp albums
New Zealand, Australian and world stamps.
Three old stamp albums
Chinese, Australian and early Australian, world stamps, etc.
An album of Chinese stamps
includes older issues.
A Premier N.Z. stamp album
the mint collection with many rarer and early examples not included.
An album of older N.Z. stamps
includes 12 Full Face Queens, one imperf. 6d. brown and 1s. perf. green, assorted sidefaces, etc., the album not complete includes envelopes containing 1898 Pictorial etc.
An Edwardian Edison Fireside Phonograph
last patent date 1905, in original case. Together with a large collection of Amberols. Without horn.
A vintage Leica II camera
Serial No. 324465, dating to c.1939, the shutter operational, with Leitz Elmar lens. Together with the book "Leica Manual" by Morgan & Lester 1951.
'A Treatise on Painting by Leonardo da Vinci'. Translated
London, 1796. New edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 189, ; 27 plates, some folding; calf binding with gilt coat-of-arms, boards loose, much pencil marginalia and hatching. Inscriptions to FEP 'This copy belonged to the Duke of York” (Frederick Augustus), his armorial stamp to spine, and “W.Probyn-Nevins/bought second hand/Sep '87'. In accompanying Solander case.
William Boutcher 'A Treatise on Forest Trees'
published Edinburgh 1775, 4to, calf bound, front board loose. In accompanying Solander case.
A c.1883 engraving
'The Conscript' by Gebbie & Co. after the original by the artist Leon Perrault, depicting a fallen soldier in snow, his partner and young child beside. 185 x 260, contemporary frame under Tru Vue glass.
A rare large Paillard Vaucher et Fills Swiss rosewood cased music box
the 14" roll playing ten tunes at will, double barrel winding springs, gravity operated safety mechanism, original music sheet, this special box is a 'long play', the rosewood rectangular case crossbanded and satinwood strung, the central lozenge panel with coloured marquetry inlay, this conforming to the front panel, gilded metal side handles. 850 x 320 x 230.
A c.1900 Negretti and Zambra mahogany cased banjo barometer
the architectural pediment above circular Dry/Damp gauge, thermometer below, the circular body with large silvered dial barometer with maker's and weather conditions engraved, ivory adjusting knob, level to the base. Height 960.
A pair of George III portrait miniatures
the gent and lady finely painted in formal attire, oval form, painted on ivory, the ebonised frames with gilt metal fittings. 78 x 65 painting size.
A Victorian 1852 alphabet sampler
worked in tones of red, blue and olive dominant, includes alphabet, numerals, verse, house, birds and animals. 470 x 340.
A scarce chromolitho print by Cecil Aldin 'The Oxford Coach Outside the Mitre Hotel'
published by Jellicoe, London c.1903. Signed in pencil lower left. 355 x 610.
A pair of c1920 Irish very finely hand woven portrait miniatures
historical religious figures, black, grey and white silk thread. detailed verso 'by William Elliott & Company..'.
A reverse painted glass sign 'Guinness in Bottle'
by Trenner, London, mounted on slate backing and with flange screw fittings. 510 x 280.
Two small old brass saucepans
both with long iron handles. Diameters 115 and 170.
LARGE COPPER POT
A large old copper saucepan with a long iron handle. Diameter 216.
A selection of pewter items
includes plates, a chamberstick and four tankards.
An antique French pewter flagon
with touch marks to handle and rim, maker's marks to base, double letter stamped to the front. Height 250.
An impressive antique French pewter flagon
the baluster form body with round spreading foot, loop handle, touch marks to lid, with maker's marks to base. Height 290.
An antique pewter jug
baluster form on round spreading foot, the lid with scalloped shell thumbpiece, maker's marks to base. Height 240.
A 19thC silver on copper repoussé classical panel of a tavern scene
includes huntsmen and women in traditional period costume, the copper showing through at some high points. 155 x 215. Quality modern frame under Tru Vue glass.
A pair of early 20thC steel shoe moulds
women's size 9.
A Victorian brass bound rosewood writing slope
the fitted interior with tooled leather insert and two inkwells. 350 x 230 x 160.
A Georgian circular papier-mâché table snuff box
the lid painted with a scene of Sir Thomas More in prison, nourished by his daughter c.1535. Diameter 90.
A set of Victorian brass fire irons
tongs, shovel, a pair of fire dogs and a set of bellows.
A Victorian brass column standing oil lamp with opaque glass shade
basket held oil receptacle and circular base with three scroll feet. Wired for electricity.
A large green glass fishing float encased in net. Diameter 360.
A large amber coloured glass fishing float encased in green net. Diameter 360.
A taxidermy red deer trophy mount
the head turned slightly to the left, with 10-point antlers, with detachable composite antlers.
A re-creation American bald eagle
modelled perched on tall driftwood stand.
A taxidermy white-bellied sea eagle
modelled perched on a tree-trunk above an oval timber plinth base. Height including base 830.
A taxidermy quail
mounted standing on a timber burl plinth. Height 400.
A taxidermy red fox
in crouching stance, full bushy tail on faux rocky outcrop. Height 700.
TAXIDERMY HORSESHOE CRAB
A taxidermy horseshoe crab mounted onto a bamboo framed tatami mat. Crab: 670 x 260.
A taxidermy deer's head
the antlers 10 points, mounted to a kauri shield.
TAXIDERMY POSSUM ON BRANCH
A taxidermy possum on pine tree branch.
A taxidermy possum
modelled seated on a square plinth base. $400 WE SOLD ANOTHER ONE OF HIS IN N021 FOR
A taxidermy hawk
modelled perched on driftwood branch and large dome plinth. Overall height 590.
A taxidermy Pukeko
modelled in typical stance with one foot raised. On square wooden plinth base.
A taxidermy Corsican sheep
similar to above. Span 550.
A taxidermy white swan
mounted on rectangular wooden plinth base. Width 680.
A vintage ostrich egg vase
the exterior with gilded floral and leaf decoration, the vase aperture ringed with a white metal, on tripod metal stand.
A taxidermy black goat head
with detachable composite horns.
An old Indonesian kris (keris)
the plain darkwood faceted handle with restrained fine carved detail, hardwood scabbard and hilt of plain form, damascene blade.
An old elephant tusk ivory carving
of a tall standing religious female figure. Small losses to the coronet. Height 300.
A George III ivory octagonal tea caddy
the ivory panels with fine banded green stained ivory and other banding, silver shield escutcheon, remains of silver foil to lining, some distress. 100 x 75 x 120.
A small carved ivory figurine
in the form of a cherub holding a cornucopia. Height 50.
A large old and decorative tusk
natural curved and worn surface.
An old and decorative tusk
with patina of age. Length from end to end 1600.
A professional baker's rolling pin
with wooden shaft set on bronze centre and handles. Length 675.
An Inuit serpentine carving
of a hunter in a kayak with seal bodies on the deck, with bone paddle, harpoon, gaff and leather thongs. Provenance: Gifted to a doctor practicing 1954-58 at the Mountain Sanatorium, an isolation hospital for TB at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Inuit patients resident for treatment periods of months used serpentine gathered from a lake and creeks within the grounds for these carvings which were gifted to staff. Length 300.
A N.Z. greenstone river worn boulder
single cut allowing to stand as of mountainous form. 200 x 180 x 100. 5kgs.
An approx. 130kg N.Z. pounamu boulder
Douglas River type (serpentine), the polished top showing dark green mottled tone with pale inclusions, river worn base. 700 x 500 x 330 approx.
A small amethyst geode
with deep purple crystals, on wooden stand. 220 x 240.
LGe OLD IVORY BANGLE PLUS RING
A large old heavy ivory bangle. Diameter 110. Width 35. Together with a small old tapering ivory ring. Width 20.
An old and rare Samoan 'ie tōga (fine mat)
decorated with a border of red feathers and the name 'B. Purcell' on the reverse. The most important item of cultural value in Samoa. 1360 x 1800.
AFRICAN MASK OF 'JBIOBIO' (NIGERIA)
A Nigerian carved wood tribal mask with double horn headdress and old pigment decoration. Height 400.
A Maori carved tiki figure
in kauri with paua shell inlaid eyes, the figure stands in flexed stance with hand held to its mouth. Height 350.
James Ingram McDonald (1865–1935)
photograph of a Whanganui Maori woman with moko kauae wearing European clothing seated beside a carved amo, c.1910, printed from the original glass plate negative. 190 x 240.
untitled, 'View of Rangitoto from Kohimarama', etching, signed. 260 x 120.
An early hand drawn map on fine linen of 'Kohewhata
Punakitere, Bay of Islands County'. Depicting settlers' sections, marked with Kaikohe Railway line and other boundaries. 515 x 450.
An early 20thC kauri carved bush scene panel by Conrad Bruetsch
in deep relief including Nikau and ferns. 310 x 240, framed. Note: Bruetsch was born in Switzerland and moved to New Zealand in 1861 settling in Gisborne in 1908. Not only a master carver, he was also noted as a master brewer and was involved in the production of Gold Top beer, he died in 1942. Together with a booklet including further details.
A N.Z. colonial native woods box of long narrow rectangular shape
fitted for a baton or similar, the lid with a panel of burr totara and star and fan inlays, original red velvet interior. 380 x 108 x 76.
John Philemon Backhouse (1845-1908)
attributed, a view of Ohinemutu, Rotorua, with numerous buildings and figures, the lake and island in the background, oil on black-lipped oyster pearl shell, entitled and signed (initials indistinct), a large example in good condition.
A native wood bowl
formed from a natural asymmetrical trunk section polished to the interior and naturally rough exterior.
Sir Walter Lawry Buller (1838-1906) 'A History of the Birds of New Zealand'
London 1873. iii-xxiii, 384p, p of reviews and notices concerning a proposed issue of Supplement, absent title and frontis, illus., 35 hand coloured plates by J. G. Keulemans. Royal quarto 31.5cms, [page size], publisher's blue cloth with gilt illus (takahe); gilt titled spine and some pages loose. In accompanying Solander case. $2500 'The first edition of Buller's Birds of New Zealand was published in 1872-3 in an edition of 500 copies with only 35 hand coloured lithographic plates by J.G. Keulemans. The lithographic stones were then destroyed. The highly valuable first edition plates were hand coloured by Dr. R. Bowdler Sharpe's three daughters, Misses Dora Louise, Daisy Madeliner, and Sylvia Rosamund, with some copied from G. Edwards. Keuleman's background details were also coloured. Sometimes no water colour original exists where Keulemans drew his design directly on the stone and then coloured the first print himself as a guide to the hand colourers of further copies' (www.bowdlers.com, online resource).
A late 19thC vintage glass plate camera by W. Park of Auckland
mahogany case, leather bellows, brass fittings including the lens with maker/retailer's details, 'W. Park, Auckland', glass plate size 6½" x 4¾". 200
A rare N.Z. Thomas Girvan of Dunedin made folding plate camera
full plate size being 8½" x 6½", the mahogany case with folding leather bellows, Zealandia named 'Made in France', original lacquered brass lens, the back plate holder with maker's original label 'Girvan Maker, Dunedin'. 300
A rare presentation signed portrait photograph of explorer Roald Amundsen by Herman John Schmidt. Signed in ink and dated 30th April 1912
exactly three months after departing Antarctica and one month after informing the world of the successful first expedition to reach the geographic South Pole. Amundsen had travelled to Hobart from the Great Ice Barrier arriving on 7th March and then travelled subsequently via New Zealand to Buenos Aires to rejoin his ship The Fram. This uncommon studio portrait was taken by Schmidt owner of the Hemus Photographic Studio, Auckland. 195 x 145 image, entitled in matted window 'Capt. Roald Amundsen, Discoverer of the South Pole, December 1911', oak framed.
A large format Whites Aviation hand coloured photograph of Auckland
a view across the CBD and North Shore towards Rangitoto, c.1945. 490 x 750.
A group of nine New Zealand Tourist Dept. photographs
including Mts. Cook and Aspiring, Lakes Ada and Te Anau, Fiordland and Tasman Glacier, in period oak frame. Each 140 x 190.
Two framed prints from 'Maori Patterns: Painted & Carved' by J.H. Menzies
pages 8 and 9, dark blue grey mounting boards.
Two framed prints from 'Maori Patterns: Painted & Carved' by J.H. Menzies
pages 5 and 6, dark blue mounting boards.
A 1913 Special Mounted Constabulary bronze medal awarded to V. J. Hull
by Young & Co. The front mounted with a smaller plaque of a mounted horseman, the reverse moulded with date, Auckland NOV. 1913, presentation engraved. Diameter 30.
A 1916 New Zealand 'United Fire Brigades Association' by Anton Teutenberg
presentation inscribed to the reverse 'E.L. Bright Geraldine V. Fire Brigade' For Five Years Service 15-6-16'. With ribbon and mounting bars.
A New Zealand Fire Brigade '25 Years Service' 'gold star'
gilded silver original shop display model with top mounting bar shaped and engraved 'U.F.B.A.', marked with maker's details to the back, for 'D.B.' being David Butcher.
A rare 1887 New Zealand silver medal 'For Services Rendered At Fire'
made by and marked F.S.Wylie (probably Thames Street, Omaru), oval form with floral cast frame enclosing central panel, the front engraved with horse drawn carriage with three fireman, the reverse engraved 'Presented To Captain Alxr. McLachlan by the Shortland V.F. Brigade For Services Rendered At The First 15th March 1887', with top mount of a helmet and crossed axes, the red ribbon with upper cut silver conforming bar with applied initials S.V.F.B.
A large 19thC New Zealand silver engraved presentation Maltese Cross
floral engraved, the central wreath framing the central presentation plaque 'Presented to Richard Walkden by The Golden Temperance Glee Party 15th Nov.1873', the reverse with maker's stamped details Harrop & Neill Dunedin, the attached blue ribbon with smaller supporting bar of similar smaller form. The cross measuring 70 x 70.
An Adolph Kohn Auckland Cricket Association presentation fern leaf brooch
the front engraved 'ACA', the reverse presentation engraved 'Lord Hawke's NZ Tour 1902', stamped maker's mark. Length 46.
A good c.1920 New Zealand silver and paua brooch
central lozenge paua panel, claw set, decorative framing.
A vintage 'N.Z. Sportsman of the Year' silver plate trophy
the standing athlete wearing a singlet with N.Z. and fernleaf engraved to the chest, he holds a laurel wreath in his right hand, raised on a turned wood stand. Height overall 300, some damage to ankle area. Recipient unknown.
The following New Zealand Shipping Company silver plated wares are from the passenger ships Rangitoto and Rangitane
bought from the NZSCo. Royal Albert dock store c.1970 after they were withdrawn from service. A NZSCo silver plated ice bucket, House crested, by Mappin & Webb, height 103mm; along with a pair of USSCo crested wine glasses commemorating the 21st anniversary of Seaway Service 1964 - 1985.
A NZSCo logoed three piece silver plated cruet set
milk jug and sugar bowl, by Mappin & Webb.
A NZSCo crested oval silver plated ashette
along with a set of six NZSCo logoed dessert forks, by Mappin & Webb.
A NZSCo crested oval silver plated ashette
along with a set of six NZSCo logoed fish knives and forks, by Mappin & Webb.
Two NZSCo. logoed circular silver plated divided serving dishes
by Mappin & Webb. Dia 260 $ 230.
An NZSCo. logoed silver plated butter dish
along with a butter knife and logoed nutcrackers.
Union Shipping Co Master's peaked cap and uniform insignia
the cap with appliqué gilt bullion wire and enamelled metal badge on woolen band and bullion wreathed peak, along with shoulder boards (Segraves, Sydney), cuff insignia (unused) and cap peak insignia (unused).
A vintage Federal Steam Navigation Co/NZSCo. peaked cap with appliqué gilt bullion wire badge on woolen band
along with another matching band and badge.