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Lot No. 1235

Auction No. 27
Category Postcards
Est. $250
Status SOLD $250



London Missionary Society. Collection approx. 120 cards & supporting literature. 83 postcards are colour & 36 are monocolour incl b&w. Geographical locations incl China, India, & Central Africa as well as cards from Papua, British New Guinea, Samoa & Central Australia. Themes incl portraits, children, occupations, scenery etc & exhibition card. 36 cards have been postally used between 1908 & 1950 with most having English or Australian postmarks. Also Literature incl "On the Missionary Trail, A Journey through Polynesia, Asia & Africa with the London Missionary Society" Tom Hiney (1970) & "A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands" by Rev John Williams, London (1840) intact but cover damaged. Also Missionary Helps with 40 monocolour mainly in b&w but some are blue or brown & white. Comes with a rudimentary list of the various types. Each card has a distinctive style defined by a major title backed with concentrated , elaborating information. Titles incl "Simple Way of Helping Foreign Missions", "A Pioneering Missionary in the Making" with 12 of these cards have been postally used in England 1907-1913 & Religious Tract Society c1910 "Nazareth from Road to Lana" postally used (stamp removed) plus 8 other unused col postcards depicting scenes from the new testament egg "The Shepherds of Bethlehem" & "Healing the Leper". Most cards in vg to fine cond. Ex Pocock. (approx. 170)