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  1. Menu: Her Majesty’s Dinner - Tuesday 19th December 1899 - at Windsor Castle.
  2. Beautifully printed and illustrated card with menu listing hand written in ink. Condition: fine, some brown spots near edges. 139 x 220mm (5½ x 8½in).
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000341]
  5. £235.00
 
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  1. Print: The building for the Great Exhibition, 1851.
  2. Fine quality colour print published by Ackermann and Co, 96 Strand London, by appointment to H.M. Queen Victoria, H.R.H. Prince Albert, H.R.H Duchess of Kent and the Royal family. The building was designed by Joseph Paxton and constructed by Messrs. Fox, Henderson & Co. Below the image either side of the Royal crest is a list of specifications about the design and construction of the building. Condition: fine.
    380 x 255mm (15 x 10in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000276]
  5. £380
 
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  1. Royal Order: Prince Albert’s lunch request
    at Windsor Castle.
  2. From the papers of Mr Barlerin (Controller of the Royal Household) and dated on the reverse 10-9-16. An example of Royal economy during World War 1. Prince Albert (George VI) requests: “Saturday: Minced Chicken for lunch.” and “Sunday: Boiled Chicken for lunch. A small piece off the breast. Don’t send up a whole bird.”
    Condition: fine.
    120 x 92mm (4 ½ x 3 ½ in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000268]
  5. £120.00
 
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  1. Cartoon: Beating Sugar Canes for a Hog
    (Pig-sticking in India).
  2. Original hand coloured print published by John Bysh, 8 Cloth Fair, West Smithfield, circa 1830. This image is based on one from a series of engravings ‘Illustration of Indian Field Sports’ first published in 1807 after designs by Captain Thomas Williamson of the Bengal Army.
    Condition: fair - crease at one third of the way across and a couple of small tears towards the top edge.
  3. 330 x 220mm (13 x 8½in)
  4.  
  5. [Ref: 000159]
  6. £85.00
 
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  1. Music Cover & Photograph: The Great Big Wheel or, Rolling Round the Wheel.
  2. Music cover with music published by Francis, Day & Hunter, 195 Oxford Street, London. Written and composed by E.W.Rogers and sung by Arthur Lennard. Cover design by H.G. Banks. Condition: fine.
  3. 257 x 358mm (10 x 14in)
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  5. Also included is a rare period photograph showing the actual wheel as constructed by Walter B Bassett at the Earls Court Exhibition site in London. The wheel opened to passengers in July 1895. Condition: poor - photograph foxed and slight scratching to the top right hand side. The backing board is foxed with creases to the bottom left hand corner and a small tear top centre.
  6. Photo size: 203 x 254mm (8 x 10in)
    Backing board: 228 x 305mm (9 x 12in)
  7.  
  8. [Ref: 000160]
  9. £180.00
 
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  1. Paintings: A pair of fine quality watercolour portraits circa 1790.
  2. Mrs Rock (actress, singer) She worked with her husband Edward Anthony Rock in Covent Garden. Here playing the role of Viletta in 'She wou’d and she wou’d not'. (Possible original drawing for a plate to Bell's British Theatre 1791. A portrait in oils by Samual De Wilde is in the Garrick Club).
    216 x 291mm (8½ x 11½in)
    Condition: fine.
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  4. Mrs Brown (actress) She first appeared in London’s Covent Garden in January 1786. Here playing the role of Lucy in 'The Virgin Unmasked'. (Possible original plate to New England Theatre published by W. Lownde 1786. There’s a print in the collection of the V&A).
    200 x 277mm (7¾ x 10¾in)
    Condition: fine - border trimmed top and both sides - slight marking at the top.
  5.  
  6. [Ref: 000166]
  7. £840.00
 
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  1. Invitation: Visit of the Corporation of London to Epping Forest.
  2. On Thursday 14th October 1875 the Lord Mayor of London visited Epping Forest. Guests were sent this colourful invitation, the main part of which was intended to be retained. Attached to the souvenir invitation were a smaller admittance ticket and railway pass. Also included with the invite were an information pamphlet and a menu. Printed by Blades, East & Blades of 11 Abchurch Lane, London. The souvenir invitation, pamphlet and menu are unusual in being applied with photographs. The first time this technique was used on a Corporation of the City of London invitation.
    Condition: Good.
    Large souvenir invite: 290 x 215mm (11¼ x 8½in)
    Small admittance ticket: 75 x 128mm (2¾ x 5in)
    Railway pass: 75 x 87mm (2¾ x 3¼in)
    Pamphlet: 135 x 178mm (5¼ x 7in)
    Menu: 147 x 111mm (5¾ x 4¼)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000172]
  5. £250.00
 
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  1. Advertising leaflet: Spiers & Sons - Papier Mache Manufacturer - Great Exhibition 1851.
  2. Folder type leaflet featuring the exhibit of Spiers & Sons of Oxford and their papier mache products. Their glass display case was designed by Owen Jones (interior designer for the Great Exhibition) and erected by Fox & Henderson (builders of the Crystal Palace).
    Condition: fine.
    85 x 127mm (3 ¼ x 5in) measured closed shown open.
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000216]
  5. £88.00
 
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  1. Ticket: Master of the Ceremonies, Ball - Late Kingston Rooms (Bath, Somerset).
    Tuesday 6th February 1821.
  2. Ticket to commemorate the destruction by fire of the rooms. Patronised by Nash, Pope and Garrick etc.
    Condition: fine
  3. 120 x 80mm (4¾ x 3¼in)
  4.  
  5. [Ref: 00059]
  6. £98.00
 
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  1. Postcard: bathing in the sea.
  2. Classic seaside image of two moustached men spying on two young ladies venturing out of their bathing machine. Publisher unknown. Belgian stamps on reverse dated 1921.
    Condition: fine.
    90 x 140mm (3 ½ x 5 ¼ in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000255]
  5. £15.00