Three Ladies Golf Union handicap medals
two silver (one by Kohn Ltd) and one bronze.
Three various medals
Russian bronze award for the Chinese Campaign 1900-1901 (Boxer Rebellion); Russian 1853-1856 Crimean War Medal and Queen Victoria jubilee medallion 1897. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
A bronze medallion
from L'Exposition, Paris 1900, by Georges Lemair.
An 1880s bronze Paris Mint restrike of the Légion d'honneur medallion
by Jean-Bertrand Andrieu, and an 1811 Napoleon Bonaparte 5 Francs coin.
A silver medallion to commemorate the marriage of Napoleon to Marie Louise
Archduchess of Austria, 1810. Dia.32mm.
A small silver token celebrating the wedding of Napoleon and Marie Louise
Three French silver coins
of the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte.
A French demi franc
Napoleon Bonaparte, 1808.
James Cook: ‘Cook’s Voyage’ Volume II
the official first edition Hawkesworth publication 1773. Notably including: 'Chart of New Zealand...' engraved by John Bayly [The rare original first complete coastline chart of all New Zealand, showing the track of the Endeavour with dates and soundings]; also ‘Chart of Cook’s Strait…’ engraved by John Ryland; ‘River Thames and Mercury Bay…’, and other illustrations. Lacking front and back covers (and endpapers).
A copper plate engraving from Cook's Atlas to the Third Voyage
1st edt, 'The Inside of a Hippah in New Zealand', engraved by Webber, Plate 10. 220 x 375mm.
A pair of portraits of Maori chiefs from C.D. Barraud's 'Graphic & Descriptive'
'Te Puni' and 'Rangihaieta' lithographs. 380 x 250mm.
A framed map - The Indian Ocean
published by Chas Knight, London. 290 x 280mm.
A framed map - The Pacific Ocean
published by SDUK. 325 x 400mm.
A scarce 'Map of the City of Auckland 1921'
signed by Walter Bush, City Engineer. 490 x 690mm.
'New Zealand Illustrated. [Potts and Willis] The Story of New Zealand and Descriptions of its Cities and Towns...The Natural Wonders of New Zealand'
by Edward Wakefield, first edition, 14 chromolithograph plates including pictorial title with view of Queenstown, missing plate of eruption of Mount Tarawera, three uncoloured lithograph images of the Waitomo caves, pictorial board upper cover soiled, lower cover missing; oblong folio, Wanganui, 1890, Printed and Published by A. D. Willis 1889. Text by Wakefield and others printed within a red-lined border. Lithographs by William Potts prepared in the main from photographs. Cover soiled and edges rubbed, numerous lower gutter margin tears.
‘Scott's Last Expedition’
Vols I and II, the journals of Capt. R. F. Scott, arranged by Leonard Huxley, pub. MacMillan & Co, London 1913, 1st Empire edt, original blue cloth gilt (sunned and bumped); pp.xviii, 498, photographic illustrations and frontis, folding map to each (tears).
‘The Wonderland of the Antipodes and other Sketches of Travel in the North Island of New Zealand’
by J. Ernest Tinne, pub. London 1873, 1st, original gilt/blue cloth bevelled boards, iv + 124pp, folding map, 13 illus and plan. Spine and corners chipped.
‘Pictorial New Zealand’ by Sir W.B. Perceval
pub. Cassell 1895, 1st, 301pp, engravings throughout, original bright green/gilt cloth, all edges gilt, browning to EPs and scattered foxing.
‘The Changing Maori’ by Felix M. Keesing
pub.1928; and ‘The Story of Aotea’ by Rev T.G. Hammond, pub. 1924.
‘Maori Houses and Food Stores’ by William J. Phillipps
Dominion Museum monograph No. 8. Wellington, 1952; red gilt/cloth with pict. DJ, 212pp, 132 b/w and 1 col illus. Together with three early Maori song sheets and 'Brett's Historical Series, Early New Zealand Part III'
'The Defenders of N.Z.' by Thomas Gudgeon
pub. H. Brett, Auckland, 1887’ xxxvi + 620pp, half morocco and red cloth binding with gilt title and vignette. Spine tears, Prize Award pasted IFC.
'Glimpses of New Zealand...Beautiful Britain of the South'
pub Christchurch 1896, 1st, original quarter morocco and blue/gilt cloth, vi + 193, b/w plates+xxii.pp literary supplement/index.
'Maori Art' by Augustus Hamilton
Holland Press 1977 (facsimile reprint of NZ Institute 1901 edition), folio, green cloth, gilt spine, DJ with Mylar cover; frontis, illus title page, vi + 439pp.
3 vols: 'Farthest North' by Fridjtof Nansen
1904 single vol edt. of The Norwegian Polar Expedition 1893-96. 'The Eastern Archipelago' by W. H. Davenport Adams 1880. 'At Home in Fiji' by C.F. Gordon Cumming, 1882.
'The New Zealanders at Gallipoli' by Fred Waite
pub. Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland 1919, original cloth, no DJ, 2nd Edition. xix +330pp, illustrations, maps (including folded map at back).
‘Facsimiles of the Treaty of Waitangi’ (1960)
one loose; Pakeha Maori by Trevor Bentley 1999 softcover; and ‘Von Tempsky Adventurer’ by W.T. Parham 1969.
‘LV (55) Book Plates’ by W. P. Barrett
1900, edt 97/250 signed by the author; and 'Les Belle Heures du Duc de Berry', c.1959.
‘Brett's Historical Series: Early History of New Zealand’
by R.A.A. Sherrin and J.H. Wallace, Thomson W. Leys (Ed.), pub. H. Brett, Auckland 1890, 1st, original half leather and blue gilt/cloth, (foxing).
'The Old Whaling Days - A history of Southern New Zealand from 1830 to 1840'
by Robert McNab, pub. Whitcombe & Tombs, Christchurch 1913, 1st . pp.xiii,(3),508, original green cloth binding.
'The New Story of the Kauri'
A.H. Reed; 'The Wanganui River', Charlotte E. Warburton; 'Farthest East', A.H. Reed; and 'The History of the Matamata Plains', Vennel et all (compilers)
'Narrative of Captain James Cook's Voyages'
pocket edt; 'Captain Cook's Voyages' Folio Society; 'Rifle and Tomahawk' Mona Tracy; and 'Kiwi Saga' Martyn Uren.
'Pacific' by Peter Mcintyre
(original box); 'Landmarks of Te Arawa' by D.M. Stafford; 'Rebecca and the Maoris' Riethmaier; and 'Mataora, The Living Face' Adsett and Whiting (eds).
Lonsdale 'Library of Sports Games and Pastimes'
c.1930s, five instructional and informative volumes: 'Salmon Fishing', 'Trout Fishing', 'Cruising', Sea Fishing' and 'Motor Cruising'.
'Fighting Fins - Big Game Fishing in New Zealand Waters'
Illingworth, 1961, 1st; 'Fly Tying for Salmon', Taverner, 1947; 'The Fisherman's Vade Mecum', Maunsell, 1944, (signed by Bill Hamill); 'Angling Ways' , Marshall-Hardy, 1948.
'The Bird Paintings'
by Raymond Ching, limited edt., 119/360, signed, quality leather bound and in slip case.
'The Bird Paintings'
by Raymond Ching, limited edt., 41/360, signed, quality leather bound and in slip case.
‘The Etchings of Frank Brangwyn
... Catalogue Raisonné’ by William Gaunt, published by The Studio, London 1926, 1st edt, includes numerous images and eight photogravures. DJ worn.
A nautical album c.1900 of photographs pertaining to the Aberdeen Line vessels SS Moravian and the SS Miltiades
the 53 individual photographs listed including 'Anchored off Capetown, Table Mountain', 'Observatory, Sydney from Smith's Wharf', 'Albatross and Mollyhawks', etc. Image size approx. 4 x 5", all housed in 'Photographs' album.
Seven early 20thC photographic images of N.Z. alpine scenes
includes six photo postcards of Mt Cook, Tasman Glacier, etc., the central photo of The Hermitage, all in common oak frame.
Four framed prints from Buller's Birds
after J.G. Keulemans, 2nd edition, c.1888, including Buller's Petrel. Each 270 x 220mm.
John Skeaping 'Mare and Foal' lithograph from the 'School Print' series
c.1946, published The Bayard Press, London. 440 x 700mm.
'Prosecution', screenprint 51/99, signed and entitled. 220 x 150mm unframed
A collection of approximately 80 vintage stereoscopic cards
includes Tongan subjects, labels to reverse including Burton Bros.
A rare set of ten covers from the French magazine 'La Vie au Grand Air'
c.1909-11, all illustrated with aeronautical images including a dirigible and early planes. Mounted/unframed 505 x 410mm.
Three photographs by John Reynolds
for the Listener, c.1980s, '24 Hour Television' and Just Juice fictional mockup. 410 x 300mm paper size
Two photographs for the Listener
c.1980s, one by Jane Ussher 'Domain Lodge, Pat Greville' and unknown photographer - portrait of Chris Jannides (Limbs Dance Company founder. 410 x 300mm paper size
Two photographs by John McDermott
for the Listener, c.1980s, 'Harry Sinclair, Front Lawn'. 410 x 300mm paper size.
Robert Mapplethorpe (US 1946-1989)
'William S. Burroughs', 1982, gelatin silver print; copyright stamp verso. This photograph accompanied Radar Nr.1 1982 Edition C.L.A.G. [Carl Lázló, Basel and New York art dealer]. 250 x 200mm. Discoloured left and right margins.
'William S. Burroughs' portrait, c.1982, gelatin silver print; faint copyright stamp verso. This photograph accompanied an unknown Radar magazine Edition C.L.A.G. [Carl Lázló]. 240 x 175mm.
Gerald Malanga (US b.1943)
'Taylor Mead, actor and poet, Southampton Beach, Long Island', 1971, photographic print signed in the print; copyright stamp verso. This photograph accompanied Radar Nr.3 1984 Edition C.L.A.G. [Carl Lázló]. 240 x 175mm.
Rosmarie Küng (Swiss b.1940 a.k.a Manon)
Untitled portrait, 1982, gelatin silver print; copyright stamp verso. This photograph accompanied Radar Nr.2 1983 Edition C.L.A.G. [Carl Lázló]. 150 x 235mm. Surface soiled.
A British P1879 Artillery Carbine Mk.I sawback bayonet
the 20" blade double edged towards the point, knuckle bow removed and leaf spring broken, with associated yataghan scabbard.
A postcard album including WWI NZEF images
17 real photo postcards including platoons on training Remutaka Hill (multiples of 28th with ferns adorning their lemon-squeezers); Trentham Camp (Wellington College Old Boys); 'Bill Massey's Rough's, Signalling Section, 30th, Specialist's, 1917’, etc.
A W.W.I gun carriage saddle
NZ made, with original padding.
WWI medal pair and miniatures to 3/3021 Pte. Leonard James Campbell
8th Regt; NZMC, NZEF. Enlisted 1915 at 17 falsifying age as 20, discharged through ill-health, re-enlisted 1917, duty in Egypt as medical specialist (radiographer), 1918 hospitalised with influenza, discharged 1920. Additionally, with: ribbon board; NZMC brass cap badge; silver RSA badge; silver RSA (69) lapel pin; Watson Victor Jubilee Award For Merit in Radiography (Meritorious Service in X-Ray 1916-1952); silver United Fire Brigades Assn (Timaru F.B.) Five Years’ Service (1920) medal (Anton Teutenberg); and three Soldier's Pay Books.
A WWI/WWII medal groups and WWII pair
with ribbons, together with conforming miniatures.
A collection of English military badges
including Manchester shoulder titles; Lanc. Fusiliers, Sth. Lanc., Manchester Regts. and other cap badges, buttons, pips, sergeant stripes, etc.
An Italian GIL (Gioventu Italiana del Littorio) Fascist Youth sleeve badge
along with other fascist medallions, hat and lapel badges and bullion patches. (11).
A West African carved wooden figure on horseback
twin face, fine lineal banded detail. Flared notch base. H.310mm.
An early 20thC folk art African carving
depicting a 'white explorer' seated in a litter being carried by the native bearers, old paint finish. 410 x 100mm.
An African woven grass container
pedestal shaped, with reed and bead handle and embellishments; along with a squat circular woven lidded
An early 20thC African sculptural wood carving
of a breastfeeding mother. H.190mm.
A small early Filipino pottery jar
labelled 'National Museum of the Philippines, Manila RP Registration'. Restoration, H.100mm.
An uncommon vintage Pitcairn Island miro wood basket
rope carved overhead handle, the oval bowl with scalloped rim, swag floral punched decoration and 'Souvenir from Pitcairn Island, Made By Jacob Warren'. L.190mm.
A vintage Pitcairn Island miro wood handled basket
the oval bowl with scalloped rim, punched decoration and 'A Souvenir From Pitcairn Island'. W.195mm.
Two Pitcairn Island carved wood dolphins
half models for wall hanging. L.360mm.
A rare pair of extinct huia talons
the left and right legs each with the four toes and claws attached. L.125mm each. Provenance: Ex: A prominent Bay of Plenty family with connections to the Maori church.
A historic Maori carved patu
with uncommon notch cut to blade. Embossed Waitangi 1840 to handle. L.385mm. Framed with note of provenance: "This mere is made from Australian Red Gum brought to Waitangi in May 1853 for Mr James Busby who was appointed by the British Government Resident in New Zealand.... The Mere is a part of the Original House." written in ink on paper embossed with the Waitangi Trust seal. With vintage photo of a painting of the signing of the Treaty and 2008 valuation attached to reverse.
An uncommon 19thC Maori pounamu hei tiki
chin turned to the left, remnants of red sealing wax to eyes, right hand to abdomen, left hand to thigh. H.95mm. Note: in the uncommon Bowenite variety of pounamu, displaying high translucency and of good green tone, hei tiki are uncommon in this stone and were prized by Maori. Reg. Y21011.
An old Maori stone tooled pounamu cobble
rounded flattened form with stone tooled scarf and snap cut and other shallow cuts. 665gm. Maximum L.145mm. Reg. Y15533. Provenance: 'Owned by Charles Shroll, Christchurch - around about 1900'.
A 19thC Maori carved Kumete
the figure supported bowl of oval form with flat rim, the front figure with clasped hands and extended tongue, finely carved, the larger figure to the other end of larger form, arms extended back towards the rim, the scrolling broad detail with notched carved highlights, evidence of age. L.390mm, H.170mm. Reg. Y20951.
Two 20thC Maori carved digging sticks
hardwood with adzed finish, both with fibre lashed footrests. Approximate lengths 2100mm.
Two vintage muka kete
double ply woven patterns, 160 x 150mm and 205 x 180mm.
An antique 'tramp art' carved picture frame
the double frame in the 'Crown of Thorns' pattern, with old photos. 620 x 380mm.
An impressive 19thC figured kauri boxed and covered album
'Sketches, Scraps, Ferns & Fancies', the book form outer case with mottled kauri covers and photo set cartouche of a young Maori woman opening to reveal the album with tooled leather spine and figured kauri covers carved with entitlement and applied with leaves and oval cartouche with silver engraved leaf incorporating the scripted initials 'CB', the album of mainly decorative fern displays, many with botanical names together with a portrait photo, other photos including buildings, people, etc., three pages of signatures including Charles Blomfield, Nelson, August 31st 1891, Annie Vaile, Colegrove, Woolley Charles Spurgeon, etc., large format George Valentine photo 'The Great Wairakei Geyser', printed image and list of 'Officers, 1887' pertaining to 'The Auckland Tabernacle Baptist Church', scraps, etc. The album 355 x 280mm.
'T.S.S. Mavua', The USS Co. (Union Steam Ship Company) Under Steam in the Pacific Islands', entitled, and indistinctly inscribed, painted in oils on a small giant clam shell. L.290mm.
'T.S.S. Atua', the steamship painted in oils on a small giant clam shell, including 'USS Co.' flag, entitled and dated 1908. L.290mm. Note: see similar work on shell held by the N.Z. Maritime Museum, Object No. 1994.246.1.
Attributed John P. Backhouse pair of Maori portraits on shells
small/medium size; both with Moko and shoulders wrapped with cloak, the woman with two Huia feathers to her hair. Approx H.100 and 105mm.
A c.1900 Sherwin & Cotton Maori portrait tile of the chief 'Matene Te Nga'
depicted with full moko and in a Korowai (cloak), the chief of Ngati Maru Iwi, entitled top left, the artist George Cartlidge’s monogram bottom right, maker's marks to reverse. 225 x 150mm.Professional restoration, in old rewarewa frame, the reverse with outline and starting of Maori carved detail.
1888 New Zealand Native Football Representatives hand coloured reproduction image
400 x 500mm.
The booklet 'Why the All Blacks Triumphed'
- A Daily Mail Story of the 1905 All Blacks Tour of the U.K. by J.A. Buttery, published by The Daily Mail, London, 1906. A very rare publication covering the All Blacks winning of every game except the single loss of 3-0 to Wales in disputed circumstances. The cover absent, now with brown paper cover enclosing the 102 black and white printed pages.
Two framed pages from the Illustrated Times
London 1860, with text and woodcut illustrations pertaining to the NZ Land Wars. Each 370 x 250mm.
A pair of 19thC N.Z. hand painted personal lady's face screens
each mounted with an entitled watercolour, 'Solander Rocks N.Z.' and 'Sumner Rocks N.Z.', both mounted and framed by a floral embossed circular card with shaped edge, decorative printed paper to the reverse, supported on turned and gilded decorative handles. L.425mm
Trevor Lloyd page of sketches
together with a folder cover bearing Trevor Lloyd's name and two recipes for wax and mordant. The 14 portrait pencil sketches on one page. 205 x 250mm.
An 1844 Baxter print
'The Rev. J. Waterhouse superintending the Landing of the Missionaries at Taranaki, New Zealand. 305 x 415mm. Baxter's process is woodblock colour printing superimposed on a copper or steel plate etching. This historic image shows the Maori tribespeople gathering on the foreshore, the reverend conversing with a tribal elder and a group of women carrying one of the missionaries to the shore. Some toning and small repair to top margin.
19thC vintage photograph of Te Retimana Te Rurapoutu, c.1880s, this studio portrait showing the chief with close cut grey hair, ta moko (re-touched on print), and wearing a cloak and two Huia feathers. This example untitled and unnamed, other examples known. 228 x 168mm.
An early photo of a Lindauer painting and a carte de viste attributed to Elizabeth Pulman
both images of a Maori woman wearing muka cloak with child to their back. 140 x 95mm and 95 x 60mm.
A postcard album principally of Rotorua images
including early images of Ohinemutu.
An 1895 presentation "Winner Wellington Cup" horse riding crop
the gilded gold handle end with presentation inscription "Presented to T. Taylor, from the Pollard Opera Coy. for Riding Mahiki". " Winner Wellington Cup 1895", the finely plaited bound shaft with a plain gold ring, later leather strap end. L.825mm.
A 19thC folk art carved box
teardrop form with swivelling lid, the scrolling designs including some of Maori type form, original dark varnish. L.190mm.
A colonial N.Z. woods inlaid trinket box
the top with a parquetry rewarewa panel framed by burr totara and other banded woods, kauri lined. 195 x 165 x 68mm.
A mid-20thC Maori carved wahaika
with traditional stylised figure under the lobed blade, a fibre wrist cord attached. L.420mm.
A fine large Marsden Flower pounamu mere by Jayme Anderson
(Te Aupouri, Ngā Puhi, Tūhoe) (b.1977), broad spatula shape reducing at the grip, pierced with an hourglass hole and with a ribbed butt knob. With signed granite display stand. L.415mm.
Charlie (Raponi) Wilson large carved whale bone hei tiki
with the head turned to the right, inlaid paua shell ring eyes with notched edges, hands positioned to thighs, strong chevron detail to chest, mildly concave back. H.150mm.
A painted gourd
patterned with kowhaiwhai inspired designs. H.350mm.
A Kaiapoi mohair and wool rug
"Montrose", in tartan pattern blue, green, black and red, with original label.
A woollen blanket
made for Air New Zealand Pacific Class, large tartan squares in blues, greens and terracotta.
A Roslyn NZ wool travel rug
in traditional tartan, green, blue, black with yellow and red accent, with original Maori wahine label.
A Mosgiel Woollen Mills blanket
made for the 1974 Commonwealth Games, patterned in a red and white on a blue ground, with original Commonwealth Games label.
An early Len Castle Crum Brickworks salt glaze bottle vase
squat beehive form with short neck, dark grey/green salt glaze with chrome slip, salt 'gems' to the shoulder. Uncommon impressed castellated LC mark, late 1940s/early 1950s. H.150mm.