Catalogue 76

Catalogue 76

Our last catalogue for the year contains two eye-catching items – literally – being Midolle’s 1836 bravura effort of early colour lithography (with over 100 plates printed in two or more colours), and a mammoth signed colour photograph of Don Bradman, being a full-size version of Ivor Hele’s 1949 oil portrait (which stands a metre tall). Other signed items include books by Sir Anthony Eden, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Paul McGuire (17 of his 1930s crime novels), Charles Mountford, and Grahame Walsh (his masterwork, Bradshaw Art of the Kimberley, 2000).

There are large sections on Egyptology (60 items), the Northern Territory (from 1864 to 1915), and trade catalogues (mainly 1920s-30s, ranging from toys and type specimens, to pocket knives and Australian wine) … That still leaves more than one hundred equally worthy items, but you get the drift.

Many thanks for your interest this year. Season’s greetings and best wishes from all of us here in Adelaide!