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Lot No. 1239

Auction No. 27
Category Postcards
Est. $500
Status SOLD $500



Melanesian Mission plus accompanying material. 60 page exhibit plus booklet "St Barnabus & the Melanesian Mission Norfolk Island" by Raymond Nobbs & exhibitors notes. The exhibit comprises a total of 116 picture postcards & 2 perforated promotional sheets designed & printed by Harrison & Sons London. The first commemorates the centenary appeal 1849-1949 & second dating from the early 1950's to raise funds to further extend ventures in Melanesia. All but 9 of the cards are b&w. 6 of the coloured cards, series A (c1910) represent the only coloured cards issued by the mission apart from those of "The Southern Cross" supply ship. The b&w cards from series 1-4 & series B to F depict scenes from the Solomon Islands, Norfolk Island, Torres Strait Islands & the New Hebrides. Only 24 of these cards are postally used between 1903-1946 with 11 in NZ, 10 in Australia & 3 in England. Many of these cards are rare & most are fine exhibition quality. In all a delightful display. (116)