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  1. Invitation: Order of the Thistle or Order of Saint Patrick - Dinner with His Majesty.
  2. This is a dual use invitation that could be issued to either members of the Order of the Thistle or the Order of Saint Patrick to dine with His Majesty (King William IV) at Windsor Castle.
    Condition: fine, un-used.
    170 x 120mm (6½ x 4½in).
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000340]
  5. £225.00
 
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  1. Advertising Flyer: VIM - Come and help Mother! (household cleaner).
  2. Artwork by: Mabel Lucie Attwell. English. Circa 1920.
    Condition: fine.
    147 x 118mm (5¾ x 4½in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000331]
  5. £15.00
 
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  1. Handbill: Grand Fete at Royal Vauxhall Gardens.
  2. Held on Monday 13th July 1835 the Grand Fete was held to raise funds for the St. John’s British Hospital. Amongst the list of distinguished guests was Princess Victoria (future Queen). The evening of entertainment included music, diorama and artwork displays, illuminations and fireworks. This handbill features unusual red and green bicolour printing.
    Condition: fine but one fold across lower quarter and it’s been mounted to a card backing sheet.
    239 x 399mm (9¼ x 15½in).
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000289]
  5. £385.00
 
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  1. Handbills: Boxing at Holborn Stadium.
  2. A collection of four handbills or flyers for boxing matches held at Holborn Stadium, High Holborn, London. Dated 1917, three are for Monday afternoon matinees and one is for Monday evening events. Named fighters include: Willie Farrell, Charlie Hardcastle, Sgt. J Miller, Louis Ruddick and Curley Walker.
    Condition: fair although there’s some creases and they’ve been glued along their top edge to a card backing sheet.
    Each flyer measures: 131 x 253mm (5 x 10in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000288]
  5. £180.00
 
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  1. Print: Owen Farrel the Irish Dwarf.
  2. Fine print showing Owen Farrel (The Irish Dwarf) as a beggar in Covent Garden, London. Born in County Caven Ireland in 1716 Farrel at only 3’9” served as a footman to a Colonel in Dublin. Later becoming a travelling Strongman it’s claimed he was able to lift four men, two on each arm! In London he became a beggar and sold his body to a Surgeon (Mr Omrod) for a weekly allowance. When he died (in 1742?) his bones were made in to a skeleton and placed in the museum of the Duke of Richmond. Printed by: James Hulett, May 27th 1742.
    Condition: Fine - a couple of small nicks to left hand edge - mounted on backing sheet.
    226 x 379mm (9 x 15in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000292]
  5. £280.00
 
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  1. Print: Caricatures of Dwarfs.
  2. Fine engraved German print illustrated with nine amusing dwarf characters. Based on earlier illustrations by Martin Engelbrecht known as the Zwerchen Cabinet, this example with designs by Elias Brecht was published in Ausburg circa 1750. The print has beautifully bright and contemporary hand colouring.
    Condition: Fine - some slight creasing across centre.
    345 x 420mm (13½ x 16½in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000297]
  5. £550.00
 
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  1. Handbill: The Celebrated Singers of the Pyrenees.
  2. Original handbill promoting five nights of performances at the Princess’s Theatre, London. Dating from 1847 the bill includes a recommendation from opera star Jenny Lind. Printed by: S.G. Farbrother, 31 Bow Street, Covent Garden.
    Condition: Fair - some pin holes along left hand edge - mounted on backing card.
    235 x 379mm (9 x 15in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000296]
  5. £240.00
 
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  1. Victorian Scraps: Fishing for Oysters.
  2. Set of four amusing scraps depicting a black man catching oysters on a beach. Colour chromolitho printed and slightly embossed in raised relief. These were most probably published in Germany circa 1890 and intended for sale in North America.
    Condition: fair - some slight surface wear to the man’s shirt (see photo).
    109 x 145mm (4¼ x 5½in) each.
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000285]
  5. £78.00
 
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  1. Ticket: Laying of the First Stone - New Royal Exchange.
  2. Fine embossed ticket (by De La Rue & Co) for the laying of the first stone of the New Royal Exchange. The ceremony was held on Monday 17th January 1842. This ticket is numbered 224 and was issued to James Barnes.
    Condition: fine, some glue residue on reverse.
    187 x 265mm (7¼ x 10¼)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000284]
  5. £180.00
 
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  1. Advertising Print: The King and the Cobler.
  2. Printed by W.D. for J. Blane at the Looking Glass on London Bridge, circa 1730 - 1760. Another example of this print is in the collection of the British Museum.
    Condition: poor - creased diagonally across the centre - several tears around the edges.
  3. 264 x 339mm (13¼ x 10¼in)
  4.  
  5. [Ref: 000162]
  6. £680.00
 
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  1. Broadside: Melancholy Copy of Verses on the Dreadful Fire in Crawford Street, Mary-Le-Bone.
  2. Rare original broadside ballad, published by Paul Printer, Seven Dials, London. Circa 1840.
    Condition: Fair - some foxing - rippled at edges due to being stuck to a backing sheet.
    189 x 253mm (7¼ x 9¾in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000169]
  5. £280.00
 
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  1. Royal Programme: an evening of music at Buckingham Palace.
  2. Dated Friday 13th June 1890, performances include music by Wagner, Verdi, Rossini, Liszt and Mendelssohn. This particular example features a gilded Royal crest and delicate embossed border. Published by Ortner & Houle of 3 St. James’s Street S.W.
    Condition: fine.
    180 x 229mm (7 ¼ x 9in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000269]
  5. £58.00