Collection Of Australian Illustrations On Envelopes
Collection Of Australian Illustrations On Envelopes
Collection Of Australian Illustrations On Envelopes
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Collection Of Australian Illustrations On Envelopes

1935-1942. Twenty (20) watercolours with ink on envelopes, all but one addressed to “Tom Whitford” and postmarked, all captioned and one image signed “W. Whitford” in ink lower centre, 9 x 14.5cm (approx. each). Slight foxing and minor tears.

Each envelope is addressed to “Mr or Master Tom Whitford, Railside, Railway Parade, Springwood, NSW” and were posted from Sydney, Petersham, South Annandale, and “Westgate [Annandale]”, NSW. Dates range from “30 Dec. 1935” to “29 Jan. 1942.” Envelope illustrations include birds, cats and dogs; the flags of Britain, Czechoslovakia, and Finland; and Australian soldiers in uniform with captions such as “Australia’s Tank Corps will be there!” and “A job in Palestine! A coldstream guardsman at Jerusalem.”

This group of amateur watercolours are unusual, being painted on the face of envelopes. Twelve of the envelopes were posted during WWII.

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Item #CL194-138

Price (AUD): $1,950.00  other currencies

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