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141 Don Bradman, Cricketer
(1) Don Bradman, The World's Greatest Batsman
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, captioned in image lower left to right, 13.5 x 8.7cm. Slight creases.
Caption continues "Born at Cootamundra, NSW, Aug. 27th, 1908."

(2) Don Bradman's Reply To A Fan Letter 1968
Handwritten letter on Sir Donald Bradman letterhead, signed and dated in ink by Bradman, 19.5 x 14.5cm. Slight tear, creases, old fold.
Letterhead reads "Sir Donald Bradman, 2 Holden Street, Kensington Park, South Australia." Letter reads "Dear Mr Loveridge, herewith the photo as requested. Best bowler, O'Reilly. Best batsmen, not so sure, perhaps dependent upon period and conditions. Sorry I retired prematurely (in your eyes) but anno domini catches up with us all. Sincerely, Don Bradman."
Framed together. $1,350

142 Ruth Hollick Australian 1883-1977
Amy Johnson, c1930. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, rubbed, illegible inscription and photographer's line in ink lower right, 30.3 x 20.6cm. Repaired tear to centre of image, slight foxing,
surface loss, soiling.
Photographer's line reads "Copyright. Ruth Hollick, Photographer, Melbourne." Amy Johnson British 1903-1941) was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. Ref: Getty Images.

143 Gayfield Shaw Australian 1885-1961
[Design For Debating Certificate], c1930. Etching, 23.5 x 31.5cm. Slight soiling, crinkles.
The lower centre of the border shows the Hume-Barbour Debaters' Trophy, a bronze sculpture by Raynor Hoff. Miss Hume-Barbour, a descendant of the Australian explorer Hamilton Hume, donated the trophy to the NSW Department of Education in 1929, and the competition, now known as the Premier's Debating Challenge, began in 1930. Ref: SMH, 23 August 1929; NSW Dept of Education.

144 Coolangatta And Districts Utility Carrying Service c1930s
Letterpress and process screen, advertising flyer, 25 x 31.3cm. Slight soiling, foxing. Framed.
Text includes "Your luggage and parcel problems solved promptly and carefully by N. Palmer. Phone: Tweed Heads, 58, day or night. Rallings and Rallings, 578 Stanley Street, South Brisbane."

145 W.G. Grace, Cricketer
(1) Walter Jardine
Australian 1884-1970
[Dr William Gilbert "W.G." Grace]. c1930s. Watercolour, signed upper left, 18.2 x 13.2cm. Slight soiling.
Design for the accompanying card, An Ideal Cricket Eleven Series. No. 1: Dr W.G. Grace, based on a 1908 photograph of Grace when he made his final first-class appearance from 20-22 April 1908 for the Gentlemen of England v Surrey at The Oval. This was his only appearance in 1908. W.G. Grace British 1848-1915), an amateur English cricketer, is considered to be one of the greatest players, and was instrumental in cricket's development. Ref: Wiki; Birmingham Mail, 3.6.2015.

(2) After Walter Jardine Australian 1884-1970
An Ideal Cricket Eleven Series. No. 1: Dr W.G. Grace, c1930s. Colour process screen collector's card with letterpress signature in block upper left, 20.2 x 9.5cm (paper). Laid down on acid-free backing.
Text includes "(Gloucestershire) 1848-1915. Famous All-rounder. Eight times, he took 100 wickets and scored 1,000 runs in one season of first-class cricket. Made 126 centuries in first-class cricket.
Scored 1,000 runs in a season 28 times. Took 2,876 wickets and scored 54,896 runs in first-class cricket. A man of stamina. Ask for Stamina Self-supporting Trousers. Stamina Clothes, tailored from
Crusader Cloth. Ideal for every wear, everywhere." Rare to have artwork together with original advertising card.
The pair $2,200

146 Charles William Anderson Scott c1932
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, autographed in ink and photographer's blind stamp "F.W. Thiel, Brisbane" lower right, 15.9 x 20.6cm. Repaired tear to upper edge, slight foxing, soiling, discolouration to edges.
Flight Lieutenant Charles William Anderson Scott, AFC (Brit./Aust.,1903-1946) was an aviator, best known for winning the England to Australia MacRobertson Air Race in 1934. He emigrated to Australia in 1927 and worked for Qantas, playing a pioneering role in the formation and early expansion of the company. Ref: Wiki.

147 Molly O'Shea Australian c1890-c1970
The Golf Club House, Killara [NSW], 1932. Etching, editioned 12/60, titled, dated and signed in pencil in lower margin, 14.5 x 21.8cm. Slight foxing to margins.

148 Gerroa, Seven Mile Beach NSW c1933
Panorama made up of three vintage silver gelatin photographs, postcard format, 8.8 x 13.8cm (approx. each). Minor scuffs.
Seven Mile Beach is located south of Gerringong in the Shoalhaven area of NSW. In 1933 this beach was used by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith as the runway for the first commercial flight between Australia and New Zealand. Ref: Wiki.

149 Unk White Australian 1900-1986
Hotpoint [Hardtmuth Lahm, Cartoonist], c1934. Ink and wash with white gouache, overlay to face of image, captioned lower left, signed and various annotations outside image, 29.2 x 8.2cm. Soiling, small perforations to image lower right.
Annotations read "H. Lahm (Hotpoint), 1934" and "Study of an artist." Ref: DAAO.

150 Audrey Patricia Lopez, Star Male Impersonator...
...Movie Ball and Family Group Snapshot at Wentworth Falls [Little People], 1935. Pair of vintage silver gelatin photographs, one image hand-coloured with partially illegible studio blind stamp on image lower right, titled and dated in ink verso, accompanying old backing with captions, 13.9 x 9.4cm, 5.2 x 5.4cm.
Stamp reads "[?]sma Studios, 82 Oxford Street." Captions include "1st prize, 5 guineas" and "Chazz, Auntie and I, Pat and Grahame up at Wentworth Falls (Glenrock)." The sign in image, decorated with eucalyptus leaves, reads "By cripes!Dave, them cows are out again!" This was a quote from "Dad and Dave", famous radio characters, from a Steele Rudd story about an Australian family in outback Queensland.
The pair $660

151 J.G. Taylor Australian fl. 1904-1940s
The Mt Padbury Trophy For The Greatest Yield Of Wheat [Western Australia], 1939. Wooden plaque with engraved, mounted sterling silver, 23 x 18 x 4.6cm.
Text continues "per inch of rainfall during the growing season. 1939-40 season. Won by P. Strange, 2 bushels, 6lbs. J.G. Taylor [silversmith], sterling." Silver work includes a swan, and a farmer with bushels of wheat.

152 Bill Alley [Cricketer] c1940s
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, autographed and inscribed "To my old pal, Len. From Bill Alley" in ink lower right, 19 x 11.5cm (image). Crazing to image, surface loss, paper remnants and minor tears to edges.
William (Bill) Edward Alley (Brit/Aust., 1919-2004) played 400 first-class matches for NSW, Somerset and a Commonwealth XI. Ref: Wiki.

153 Alan D. Baker Australian 1914-1987
Resch's Long Bottle Pilsener. Now For The Best Round Of All [Golf], c1940s. Oil on canvas, and colour lithograph poster, signed lower right, 96 x 71.5cm (painting), 99.5 x (poster). Slight soiling. Original frame.
This oil painting was commissioned by Resch's Brewery to be reproduced as a poster for their pubs. It is extremely rare to have both the original artwork and the poster together. This image is considered to be the icon of Australian golf from the post-war period in Australia. Alan Douglas Baker trained at the J.S. Watkins Art School before establishing a reputation as an artist of portraits, still lifes and landscapes. Like fellow artist Henry Hanke, he had a second career producing pub paintings and posters by Tooth & Co. Baker's work is held in AGNSW, NGA and other public collections.
The pair $44,000

154 Souvenir Of Japanese Midget Submarine Sunk In Sydney Harbour 1942
Group of seven process screen souvenir cards, six in postcard format, one annotated "periscope" in ink in upper margin, each with letterpress captions including date "30th July, 1942" with Royal Australian Navy emblem, and one card stamped "T.J.M. Collins" verso, 13.9 x 8.8cm or 8.8 x 14.2cm (approx. each). Foxing, soiling or slight creases to some.

Text includes "This is to certify that the bearer of this card operated the controls of the periscope in the Japanese Midget Submarine sunk in Sydney Harbour on May 31st, 1942" and "This postcard is a souvenir of the Exhibition of Japanese Midget Submarines sunk in Sydney Harbour on the night of Sunday, May 31st, 1942, the night that the first attack on Sydney by a foreign power took place and was frustrated." Captions describe depicted submarine parts and the salvaging process.
The group $880

155 Vic Patrick, Boxer c1942
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, autographed and inscribed in ink on image lower right, 23.9 x 15.6cm (image). Slight foxing, paper remnants to left margin.
Inscription reads "Good luck. Vic Patrick. Light and Welter Champion of Aust." Victor "Vic" Patrick Lucca Australian 1920-2006) was an Australian professional boxer and referee. Son of an oyster farmer, he took up boxing in 1940. He first fought under the name Alf Edwards, so that his mother would not know he was boxing. Ref: Wiki.

156 Will Mahony Australian 1905-1989
Too Soon To Crow [Solomon Islands And New Guinea Campaign, WWII], c1942-1945. Ink and brush with crayon, signed upper left, titled in pencil in lower margin, publishing annotations in right margin, 34.7 x 38.3cm. Soiling, slight cockling and crinkles to margins.
Captions in image read "Solomons" and "Port Moresby", referencing USA and Japan.

157 Will Mahony Australian 1905-1989
Toe Hold [Solomon Islands And New Guinea Campaign, WWII], 1942-1945. Ink and brush with crayon and white highlight, signed upper left, titled in pencil in lower margin, publishing annotations in margins, 34.6 x 38.3cm. Soiling, slight crinkles.

158 Ian Cross 1945
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, autographed with "Best Wishes" and dated in ink lower left, 23.6 x 15.7cm. Foxing, paper remnants to edges.
During 1944 Ian Cross, a "young Brooklyn [NSW] rider", was considered to be an outstanding cyclist after competing in the League of Wheelmen races at Lidcombe oval in August. Later that year in December it was reported that Cross was rapidly developing into a "cycling iron man", having broken the record for a flying quarter of a mile. Ref: SMH, 7 Aug. & 22 Dec.,1944.

159 Australian Cricket Team Including Don Bradman, Captain, At Worcester UK 1948
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, autographed by four team members, including Don Bradman in ink on image, typed caption label with date and faded photographer's stamp verso, 14.1 x 20cm. Slight creases.
Label includes "The Australian Cricket Team opened their English tour today with a 3-day match against Worcester...Left to right (standing) are W. Johnson, A.R. Morris, E.R.H. Toshack, K.R. Miller, D. Tallon, R.R. Lindwall, N. Harvey (12th man). Seated: W.A. Brown, A.L. Hassett (Vice-captain), D. Bradman (Captain), C.L. McCool and S.G. Barnes. Fox, April 28th, 48." Stamp includes "Fox Photos, Ltd, 6 Tudor St, London, E.O."

160 Cyril Dubois Australian fl. 1930s-1950s
C.E.W. Bean [Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean], 1949. Pen and ink with wash and watercolour, signed by Dubois lower right, dated and titled "11-11-49" in another hand in ink below image, 28.3 x 14.7cm. Slight soiling and foxing.
Bathurst-born Charles Bean (1879-1968) was an Australian WWI war correspondent and historian. He was the editor of the 12-volume Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 and was the
"driving force behind the establishment" of the Australian War Memorial, and of the "creation and popularisation" of the ANZAC legend. Ref: AWM; Wiki.

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