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  1. Pair of prints: Trains of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway Company.
  2. This pair of prints depicts four different trains running on the Liverpool to Manchester route in the early 1830s. The locomotives are named: Jupiter, North Star, Liverpool and Fury. Both passenger and freight types are illustrated. Published by Ackermann & Co of London they’ve been beautifully hand coloured in realistic liveries.
    Condition: fair - some creases and areas of wear around edges - mounted on card backing board (see photo).
    627 x 206mm (24½ x 8in) each.
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000286]
  5. £350.00
 
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  1. Ticket: Balloon Ascent in Le Geant.
  2. Rare complimentary admission ticket for one ascent in "Le Geant”. The flights took off from Cremorne Gardens, Chelsea which was a pleasure park near the Thames 1845-1877. Le Geant was the first giant hydrogen balloon to appear in Europe, its longest flight being 400 miles. Its creator was French photographer Felix Tournachon, better known as Nadar. This ticket is numbered 646 and the space for the holder remains blank. Date: circa 1865.
    Condition: fine, slight crease near left hand edge.
    103 x 53mm (4 x 2in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000282]
  5. £150.00
 
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  1. Mourning card: In Sacred Memory of the Victims
    of the Great Explosion.
  2. The Great Explosion as it was known occurred on the evening of Friday 19th January 1917. A fire started in a munitions factory by the River Thames at Silvertown in London’s East End. The factory was employed to refine explosives for the war effort, known to be a highly dangerous procedure! Shortly before 7pm approximately 50 tons of TNT exploded killing 73 and injuring 400. The explosion completely destroyed the factory and local fire station. Burning debris was sent flying for miles around turning a gasometer on the Greenwich peninsular (which is on the opposite side of the river) into a fireball. Unbelievably this tragic accident wasn’t the most deadly to occur at a munitions factory during the First World War.
    Published by the East London Printing Company E.C.
    Condition: fine - very slight crease across middle of centre fold.
    230 x 78mm (9 x 3in) measured as shown.
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000266]
  5. £25.00
 
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  1. Advertising skit note: Bank of Elegance.
  2. Rare advertising skit note issued by C.B. MacAlpine of
    18 Threadneedle Street, London. Dated September 29th 1823. "I promise to cut any lady or gentleman’s hair superior to any man in England or forfeit on demand the sum of ten thousand pounds”. Marked: patent Perukes wholesale & for exportation.
    Condition: fair - tears at lower left and top right corners - mounted on card backing.
    186 x 126mm (7¼ x 5in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000263]
  5. £250.00
 
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  1. Postcard: ‘ Les Alliés a Paris’ designed by Xavier Sager.
  2. Early 20th century card used to advertise Wellcome Surchoix (shoe soles). Litho printed. Marked on reverse: Fabrication française.
    Condition: fine.
    90 x 140mm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000249]
  5. £25.00
 
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  1. Postcard: Three men play a game of billiards.
  2. Advertising Iris Pastel AMPN Patent, ‘La meilleure craie verte pour billiard’ (The best green chalk for billiards). The image shows a player has ripped the green baize, ‘Il n’ usait pas l’ Iris Pastel’ (He didn’t use Iris Pastel).
    Artist: Parziale. French, circa 1900.
    Condition: fine.
    139 x 90mm (5 ½ x 3 ½ in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000252]
  5. £35.00
 
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  1. Embossing: hand coloured embossed card
    depicting a stag
  2. Produced by and stamped Dobbs. English, circa 1830.
    Condition: fine.
    187 x 150mm (7 ¼ x 5¾in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000218]
  5. £95.00
 
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  1. Embossing: hand coloured embossed card
    depicting an eagle grasping a snake.
  2. Produced by and stamped Dobbs. English, circa 1830.
    Condition: fine.
    186 x 150mm (7 ¼ x 5¾in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000219]
  5. £88.00