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100 P&O RMSS "Oceana" Off Cape Leeuwin [Western Australia] c1904
Gouache, signed "P. Fraser" with illegible date lower right, caption with Leuwin [sic] on printed label affixed to mount below image, 24 x 36.7cm. Foxing overall. Framed.
$990

101 A.H. Fullwood Australian 1863-1930
Collection Of 24 Sets Of Postcards Of Australia And New Zealand, 1905-1906. Colour process lithographs, all captioned and some signed in image, publisher "Raphael Tuck & Sons", series name, and description of view verso, 8.5 x 13.6cm (approx. each). Most in good condition, some postally used.

Each set consists of six different images: 144 in total. A detailed list is available on request. A complete collection is very rare; it has taken 25 years to assemble.
The collection $8,800


102 Kerry & Co. Australian fl. 1884-1917
(1) Burns-Johnson Contest...
...[World Heavyweight Championship Boxing Match Between Tommy Burns And Jack Johnson], 1908. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, title, date and photographer's line in negative centre right, 30 x 38cm. Surface loss, crazing, scuffs, soiling. Framed.
Text includes "Sydney, Dec, 1908. 12. Kerry Copyright." See item 104.

(2) [Jack Johnson In The Ring] c1908
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, autographed by Johnson in ink with printed photographer's line on backing below image, 13.4 x 10.1cm. Laid down on original backing. Framed.
Photographer's line reads "Kerry & Co., 310 George St, Sydney, NSW."
The pair $3,850

103 Kerry & Co. Australian fl. 1884-1917
Sam Langford, c1908. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled and signed "Kerry, Sydney" in negative lower centre, printed photographer's line on backing below image, 13.4 x 10.1cm. Minor foxing and soiling. Laid down on original backing. Framed.
Photographer's line reads "Kerry & Co., 310 George St, Sydney, NSW." Canadian Sam Langford, known as the "Boston Bonecrusher" and "Boston Terror", was the World Coloured Heavyweight Champion five times, being unable to compete for the title of World Heavyweight Champion due to the "colour bar." He fought several matches in Sydney in 1911 and 1912. Ref: Wiki.
$1,450

104 Kerry & Co. Australian fl. 1884-1917
Tommy Burns, c1908. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, postcard format, title, caption and photographer's line in negative lower right, annotated in ink verso, 13.4 x 8.6cm. Slight scuffing, creases.
Text reads "19. 'A right to the body, & ready for shift.' Kerry, Sydney." Annotation reads "Mind you don't get a punch in the nose when you look at this." Held in NLA. One of the biggest sporting events in Australian history was the title fight between American Jack Johnson and Canadian Tommy Burns at Sydney Stadium, Rushcutters Bay, NSW on Boxing Day, 26 December 1908. It was the first time that a black man fought for the prestigious World Heavyweight Boxing Championship and won. Ref: Wiki.
$880

105 Percy Spence Australian 1868-1933
[Man Riding Camel In Desert], 1909. Watercolour with white high light, signed and dated lower right, 16 x 24.2cm. Minor foxing to left edge. Framed.
Most likely intended to be included as an illustration for Frank Fox's book Australia, published in 1910. Ref: ADB.
$2,850

106 Wattle Blossom and Gum Blossom c1910
Pair of hand-coloured vintage silver gelatin photographs, each signed by an "A.H. Llewelyn" in ink on image lower left or right, with printed title on backing below image, 11.2 x 14.6cm, 15.1 x 10.9cm. Slight soiling, minor chips to edges, laid down on original backing.
The pair $880

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