All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1700 item #1415349 (stock #6343)
Nepal- Patan Kingdom, Riddhi Narasimha 1715-1717CE – 1 silver mohar Dia: 10mm approx 6 grams. Free shipping
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1415357 (stock #6344)
Unsorted lot of 11 Indo Greek coins- these all came from Pakistan. Circa 100BCE-100CE. What you see is what you get. Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1415363 (stock #6345)
Collection of five ancient silver jitals from the Hindu, Spalapati Kingdom in what is now Kabul, Afghanistan- circa 700-1000CE. Very nice mounted horseman and Nandi images. Scale in last enlargement. Approx 3-4 grams each. Free shipping
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1800 item #1415443 (stock #JB01409)
This is a very detailed map of Worcestershire in western England, first engraved by noted London map maker Robert Morden in 1695 for Camden's Britannia, and issued in several later editions in the early years of the 18th century. The map measures 14 1/4" by 16 5/8" inside the mat (17" by 19" as framed). Like most of its type it has been hand colored at a later date...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1950 item #1415445 (stock #6348)
Very fine five sho denomination Tibetan pre Chinese occupation coin. Featuring a snow lion in front of a mountain, with moon and sun flanking the top. 1951/1952CE. D: 27cm Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1900 item #1415500 (stock #6353)
Good Korea Five Fun copper coin- 1898. Diameter: 26mm. Free shipping
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1900 item #1415663 (stock #JB01654)
For the collector of things relating to the history of the state of Missouri, here is an early survey map drawn completely by hand, titled at top "Estate of Jos. Hickam decd. in 1848...", signed at bottom right by the surveyor, one W.W. Trent of Cooper County. Cooper County is near today's I-70, roughly between Boonville, Missouri and Columbia, Missouri...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1837 VR item #1415717 (stock #JB01341)
Map of the South American continent, titled "Amerique Meridionale", by Felix Delamarche, 1822. The map is on old type laid paper, and measures 12 3/4" by 16 3/4". There is a distinct plate mark and a central fold. The borders of Brazil, Peru, Chile, Patagonia and French Guyana are colored in green, yellow and blue. I do not know if the map is laid down, not having opened it up, but would be happy to do so upon request...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1990 item #1415822 (stock #JB03967)
An example of the Special Edition Photos of Yosemite series by the renowned American photographer ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984), titled "Oaktree, Snowstorm", printed from the original negative, to exacting specifications, by Alan Ross, for many years the special assistant to Adams. The photo measures 9 1/2" by 7 1/2" (the entire mounted ensemble 17" by 14")...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1930 item #1415836 (stock #JB01135)
This is a scarce and desirable item---a vintage 1920's photograph of an unidentified young attractive pouty-lipped woman wearing her pearls or beads, the entire mat and photo together measuring 18" by 13" and a narrow period frame, signed in the mat "Man Ray Paris". The artist hardly needs introduction; he was a major Dadaist and surrealist painter and sculptor, the works of whom appear in major museums and galleries the world over...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Autographs : Political : Pre 1837 VR item #1415991 (stock #JB0966)
Scarce and desirable autograph signature of the 5th president of the United States, JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (1767-1848), **AND** of GEORGE GRAHAM (1772-1830), early Texas coast explorer, on a land grant document measuring 9" by 15", in a 7/8" wide simple wood frame. The land grant is referring to an 80 acre parcel in Wayne County, Michigan (Detroit), and is dated February 1, 1827. Adams was the son of President John Adams and served as US president himself from 1825-1829...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1970 item #1416029 (stock #JB01322)
Offered is the complete artist reference set, this particular edition consisting of 8 volumes, formally titled "Dictionnaire de Peintres", the now famous, almost iconic creation of French artist E. Charles Benezit. The single word "Benezit" is in common, casual use today by those in the art community who discuss where an artist is "listed". The internet and all its resources notwithstanding, "Benezit" remains an old classic standby reference work. The first edition was published in 1949...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1960 item #1416037 (stock #JB05128)
A set of two volumes in slipcase, "The King Ranch", 1957, published by Little, Brown & Co, Boston. This is a classic work of western Americana and Texas history, focusing on the country's largest ranch, in far southern Texas, measuring 1,289 square miles. The ranch is world-famous and its mystique is interwoven into the history of Texas. Volume one is signed in ink by the author on the half-title page. The books are in excellent, clean condition...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Fiction : Pre 1950 item #1416069 (stock #JB04829)
A scarce ink-SIGNED COPY of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' classic book about life in North Florida, "Cross Creek", published in 1942. This copy is NOT a first edition, lacking the "A" on the page where it would appear normally, and it is from 1945. This is a copy in average condition, with browning of the pages, some sunning, soiling of cover, and a large edge bump at bottom front. The signature is clear and bold. Former owner's price and so forth written in pencil on that page...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Autographs : Historical : Pre 1910 item #1416236 (stock #JB01105)
For collectors of historical marine items and specifically memorabilia relating to the sinking of the ocean liner Titanic in the year 1912, here is a rare opportunity to acquire not only an interesting item relating to that sinking, but, also, a fine piece of American art. This is a pencil signed engraving, measuring 14" by 21" (the sheet itself), by the noted American artist FRANCIS DAVIS MILLET (1846-1912), who was one of the 1,000 people who perished on that infamous ship...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1980 item #1416600 (stock #JB01118)
This is an interesting association item: at right, a color offset print of a tree in spring in full blossom, the work of the noted popular Italian contemporary artist MICHELE CASCELLA (1892-1989). In the blank left hand area, the artist wrote in French "Pour Jane Kroc, con touti saluti (avec mon coeur!), and signed by the artist and dated "Ott...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1416986 (stock #6362)
Scythian silver tetradrachm Azes II; circa 58-20BCE. Approx 8 grams, D: 22mm. Zeus mounted on horse holding a whip and standing Athena. Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1416996 (stock #6363)
Selucid silver drachma Antiochus (aka “The Mad”) IV Epiphanes 175-164 BCE. D: 14mm, approx 4 grams. Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1417364 (stock #6369)
Alexander III of Macedonia silver drachma, circa 332BCE, 1.9mm, approx 4 grams. Obverse Alexander as Herakles, reverse Zeus seated holding an eagle. Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Autographs : Pre 1960 item #1417527 (stock #JB05010)
A nicely framed photograph of famed American naive artist GRANDMA MOSES (1860-1961) with a bold ink signature of the artist on a card, along with a charming and rare historical handwritten letter dated May 21, 1960, postmarked Eagle Bridge, New York, from Mrs. Forrest Moses, the daughter-in-law, to a fan in Lonoke, Arkansas who had requested an autograph or photo. In the charming letter, the daughter-in-law, married to Moses' artistic son Forrest (born 1893, died 1974), states she appreciates t...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1417611 (stock #A1098)
First to Tenth century AD. Ten examples. Worn, but great to stimulate young minds. Collection of ten pieces as shown.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1900 item #1417746 (stock #FNS5176)
It is little known that the American Civil War precipitated the largest expansion in US postal service to date. Between the commerce generated by the war and the correspondence between soldiers and their families (it was an official government policy to require soldiers to write to their families) the use of the postal system bloomed. One of the curious effects of its increased popularity was the production of patriotic envelopes, a daily reminder of the division from which the country suffered....
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : African : Pre AD 1000 item #1417837 (stock #6349)
Rare coin from the ancient Aksumite Empire- King Armah (Ashama Ibn Abjar) circa 600-640 CE, located in what is now Ethiopia. This important yet obscure Kingdom lasted from 400BCE to 1000CE, and was one of the first major civilizations adopt Christianity as a state religion in 356CE. Obverse: Seated King. Reverse: cross between two palm branches. There is a trace of gold in the center of the cross. D: 17mm. Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1900 item #1417915 (stock #FNS7313)
The US Postal Service experienced its greatest growth during the Civil War. Soldiers were required or encouraged to write home to keep up morale in a divided nation. Scarce Nautical motif: A sailor sits on a ship’s rail with hat in hand and holding the flag. A coiled rope at his feet.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1930 item #1417978 (stock #JB05282)
A scarce, first edition copy, (numbered in red ink #910 out of 1250 privately printed "for subscribers only" in New York in 1920) of D. H. Lawrence's famous book "Women in Love". The publication history, as per Wikipedia: "After years of misunderstandings, accusations of duplicity, and hurried letters, Thomas Seltzer finally published the first edition of Women in Love in New York City, on 9 November 1920. This had come after three drawn out years of delays and revisions.[2] This first limited...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Autographs : Political : Pre 1970 item #1418060 (stock #JB04182)
A fine black and white classic photo of Edward ("Ted") Kennedy, 1932-2009, United States senator from Massachusetts for almost 47 years, brother of President John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, hand signed and inscribed in ink, in the collar area: "To Ronald with this appreciation for your good work in August campaign/Ted Kennedy". (Last words difficult to decipher but this is my best guess of those final words). Judging from the youth of the subject, I would suggest the photo image itself dates...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1900 item #1418448
A set of five antique atlas maps, titled, "Oceanie", "Amerique Septentrionale", "Amerique Meridionale", "Europe", and "Asie", published in 1856 by A. Combette, and printed by Alfred Lemercier, Paris, after cartography by Victor Levasseur. The set is framed identically in dark, "distressed" style modern framing of good quality (each measures 15" by 22"). Maps are very clean, considering the age, with only the stray fox mark here and there. There is hand coloring of the boundaries of countries,...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1418642 (stock #JB05305)
A clean copy of the 1997 softback book "Half Past Autumn: A Retrospective", by the important, pioneering, African-American photographer, photojournalist and film director GORDON PARKS (1912-2006), ***SIGNED*** by Parks in felt tip marker. The book was published by Bulfinch Press in association with the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Lavishly illustrated in black and white and color, it traces Parks' long and distinguished career in the arts, beginning with his humble beginnings in Fort Scott, Kansa...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1418643 (stock #JB05356)
A clean nearly mint copy of the 1992 book "What Did I Do, The Unauthorized Autobiography", ***hand signed*** by Pop artist LARRY RIVERS (1923-2002). The book is signed by Rivers with felt marker on title page; what appear to be cross-outs of letters and actual drawings are in fact printed. Larry Rivers, born in the Bronx of Ukrainian Jewish parentage, is considered a major figure of the second generation of the New York School. According to the Wikipedia listing, he is considered by many art sch...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1900 item #1418650 (stock #JB02356)
This is a scarce and collectable book in the field of 19th century travel and exploration, the abridged single volume edition of 1856, "Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan". There was a multi-volume edition as well. I do see an errata slip so this particular copy must be from an earlier printing. The book does not appear to be a library book though on page 125 I see a pencil notation "Cal State Fullerton". The leather binding (book dimensions 9 7/8...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1418840 (stock #6381)
Anthens silver tetradrachma. Obverse: head of Athena, Reverse: owl. Circa 430-322BCE. 16mm x 22mm. 17grams. Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1418955 (stock #6365)
Hepthalite aka “white Huns”, Napki Malka 475-576CE, silver drachma, D: 24mm, approximately 2 grams. Obv: Crowned bust, Rev: fire altar. Free shipping
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1419174 (stock #1-1194)
A group of 12 booklets, most of them illustrated, related to Japanese arms and armor. Here are their titles: - "Arms & armors of ancient Japan" , 1964, 64 pages, Illustrated. - "Japanese swords", a chart compiled and published by W.M. Hawley - "The Ito school pf tsuba makers", by Blaine Navroth, 11 pages, illustrated, 1976. - "Japanese ornamented arrow heads", Oslo Ethnographic Museum, 1931, illustrated. - "Introduction to Japanese swords" by W.M. Hawley, 1973, 19 pages, illustrated. - ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Loose Gemstones : Pre 1980 item #1419462 (stock #2406)
Galleria Verges
$120.00
This is a Beautiful AMETHYST Cluster. It measures about 8" X 5 1/2" X 3" ( 20.4 cm X 14.0 cm X 7.7 cm ).
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1930 item #1419500 (stock #JB01344)
This is the 1929 tome, measuring about 13" by 11", published by Mitchell Kennerley of New York, listing the total of then known graphic works by the major American painter Arthur Bowen Davies (1862-1928), compiled by Frederic Newlin Price. Price wrote in the front "For Dano (sp.?) Lorini (sp.?) ---with the best wishes and and (sic.) delightful confidence in the hope for art in America Frederic Newlin Price". This is a very useful book for those attempting to collect the graphic works of Da...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1837 VR item #1419506 (stock #6369)
Nice silver rupee from Peshawar Mint, Afghanistan rupee. 1817CE. D: 21mm 11 grams. Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : European : Pre 1492 item #1419512 (stock #6370)
Good Medieval Venetian silver coin grosso circa 1228-1239 CE. Minted under the Doge Francesca Dandelo, this was used to finance the Fourth Crusade. Prior to that Venetian coins became debased and were only 25% silver, this coin is the purest silver coin that could be made at the time given the metallurgical technology at the time at 98.5%. D: 16mm and approximately 2 grams. Obv: the Doge receiving a flag from Saint Mark (Venice’s patron saint) and rev: Christ enthroned. Free shi...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1970 item #1419560 (stock #JB02340)
Lowell Thomas at mid century (and well into the latter part of it, having passed away in 1981) was a pioneer in radio broadcasting, and early newsreel films, who lived a most interesting, full and unusual life of travel to some of the world's most distant and exotic destinations. Here, in this 1956 book, one of over fifty he penned starting in the 1920's, he describes his travels. The book is a first edition, and the author has signed it in bright green ink as shown. Lowell Thomas was a highl...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1700 item #1419567 (stock #JB02366)
Early map titled "A Description of the Land of Goshen and Moses passage through the desert", 1614, by the English cartographer William Hole. Hole was active in cartography from about 1601 to about 1624. The map measures 10 3/4" by 14" inside the present mats (not examined out of the frame but would be happy to do so upon request). This is an uncommon map with a compass rose at lower right and cartouches at upper portion, the cartographer's name at lower left edge. There is probably much late...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Autographs : Historical : Pre 1900 item #1419783 (stock #JB02716)
This is an actual antique page (not a reprint) from the Illustrated London News issue of April 1, 1843, the article describing in detail the efforts at the time to manufacture a flying machine powered by a light weight steam engine. The decorative and most interesting page features three detailed drawings of these primitive contraptions, all of which failed; Kitty Hawk was sixty years in the future. The drawings resemble some of the early drawings of flying machines by Leonardo da Vinci centur...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1800 item #1419784 (stock #JB02718)
Original map printed in the year 1739 in Nuremberg, Germany, titled in cartouche at upper left "Imperii Russici et Tartariae Universiae", published by the heirs of important cartographer Johann Baptiste Homanns. The attractive map shows most of Asia from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and from the Arctic Ocean to India, including the Korean peninsula, Japan, and Taiwan. The map measures 20" by 22 1/2" inside the mat and 25 1/2" by 28" as framed. Condition is excellent. I see at least o...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Exonumia : Pre 1910 item #1419923 (stock #1294)
Micael Deconet 1754 Labeled Violin. Interior label reads 'Micael Deconet Fecit Venetiis 1754'. Circa 1900. {Approximate dimensions: 22 1/2 long x 8 1/4 inches wide.}. Condition: Interior dowel has come loose and is rattling around the interior. Some wear to the case with no apparent loss or cracking. With black plastic hardcase.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1920 item #1420169 (stock #6383)
Collection of 5 silver Gaden Tangka Tibetan coins minted between 1840 and 1930. Frequently (and erroneously) called Dalai Lama coins which were struck as presentation gifts to monks in the late 1940s- were made of pure silver, these are approximately 70% silver mixed with 30% copper. The most common issues are from 1897 to 1925 and will date these as such. Reference: Oriental Numismatics Society, Occasional Paper #17, N.G. Rhodes 1983. These are quite attractive pieces with Tib...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : European : Pre 1700 item #1420176 (stock #6389)
King Henry~ III 1559: ¼ ecu -Obverse Fleur-de-lis cross and reverse Crowned arms of France. D: 27mm. 10 grams. Free shipping
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420202 (stock #TBD00294)
An interesting view of the monumental Hagia Sophia rising above houses on either side and a man standing in a square(?) that is probably some distance from the mosque but with the perspective appears quite close. No writing in the negative and the identification of the view in pencil appears later than the image which is around 1880. It is attached to a thin paper page that from the roughness of the back side might have been an album page that was separated. The mat is protective. The image is 7...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420203 (stock #TBD00295)
An oversize albumen photograph of the exterior front of the Beylerbeyi Palace on the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul. The palace was built from 1861 to 1865 as an Imperial summer residence. The photograph is by Pascal Sebah. In the lower left in the negative, “38. Palais du Sultan a Beyler Bey,” on the lower right also in the negative, “P. Sebah.” 10 ¼ x13 ¼ inches (26 x33.5 cm) in a 16 x20 inch (40.5 x50 cm) mat.

Condition: good, with some wrinkles, a spot of discoloration in the s...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420204 (stock #TBD00996)
An oversize albumen photograph of the exterior of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul by the photographer Pascal Sebah. The view is taken from outside a stone wall pierced with grilled windows. The monumental structure rises behind the wall. Pascal Sebah (1823-1886) was born in Constantinople. His photographic studio there opened in 1857. In the lower left in the negative, “68. Mosquee St. Sophia” and lower right “P. Sebah.” The image is 10 ¼ x 13 1/8 inches (26 x 33 cm). The mat is 16 x20 inche...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420206 (stock #TBD00297)
An albumen photograph of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque also known as the “Blue Mosque” in Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey by Pascal Sebah taken circa 1880. The photograph is 10 ¼ by 13 ¼ inches (26 by 33.5 cm). It is mounted with clear photo corners in a 16 by 20 inch mat (40.5 by 50 cm). Printed on the photograph from the negative in the lower left, “58. Mosquee Sultan Akmed” and in the lower right “P Sebah.”

Condition; generally excellent. Slight foxing in the sky and along the u...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420207 (stock #TBD00298)
A well composed albumen photograph of the Mosque of Sultan Sulieman with the Golden Horn in the distance. In the distance to the very far left of the photograph is the Hagia Sophia. In the golden Horn are both sailing ships and steamers. Written in pencil on the mount in the lower left is, “Constnatinople/Mosque of Sultan Suleyman/& the Golden Horn.” The image is 6 x8 inches (15 x20 cm). The card, with a shaded area for the image is 12 x15 inches (30.5 x38 cm).

Condition: the card has nu...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : European : Pre 1800 item #1420259 (stock #6392)
Silver coin Elizabeth aka Jelisaweta Petrowna, 1748. 1 Grivennik = (10 kopecks, 1/10 ruble). Diameter, 17mm, 3 grams. Obv: bust of Elizabeth. Rev: date and denomination. Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : European : Pre 1492 item #1420261 (stock #6393)
CILICIAN ARMENIA- HETOUM I AND ZABEL, 1226-1271 CE, silver tram, OBV. ZABEL & HETOUM; REV. LION AND CROSS. Diameter : 17mm and 3 grams.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : European : Pre 1492 item #1420264 (stock #6394)
1 silver grosh Obv: Ivan Alexander/Mikhail Rev: Christ standing with out stretched arms. Circa: 1337-1371. Diameter 17mm and appoxiametly 2 grams. Free shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1837 VR item #1420273 (stock #JB02474)
This is a HAND DRAWN map, not a print of any kind, probably crafted, with great care, by an American school child, who did not add his or her name, but did date this in the year 1809. The title is "A Map of SPAIN & PORTUGAL from the best Authorities". Unframed, it measures 16 1/8" by 20 3/4". The work contains amazing, loving detail, with towns, rivers, provinces, even mountain ranges, drawn in. The provinces are outlined and colored, creating a patchwork effect that adds to the appeal. The...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1800 item #1420357 (stock #JB02911)
Fine antique copper engraving map of Asia from the eastern Mediterranean to the western Pacific, with hand coloring, by Dutch cartographers Gerardo and Leonardo Valk, circa 1710. The map measures 20" by 24" and is laid down to a board as is often seen. Margins are adequate. The map is I believe in overall good condition for a collector looking for a display item, though there are condition issues to be noted, such as some foxing, discoloration, margin wear, stubbed corner, a slight abraded ar...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420543 (stock #TBD00299)
Albumen photograph depicting the city of Damascus in the distance with a town in the middle distance and a man standing in a graveyard toward the foreground. Written in the negative lower left, “Bonfils” and lower right, “402. Damas-Vue general de Damas prise de ‘Sulkirk’(?)” Laid on paper and matted. Image 8 ¾ x 11 ¾ inches (22 x 30 cm). Mat 16 x 20 inches (40.5 x 51 cm). Felix Bonfils (French 1831-1885) was one of the early photographers of the Middle East. A similar view is at t...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420545 (stock #TBD00200)
Albumen photograph of the quay from across the water at Port Said with what is, I think, the light house that was built in 1869 and architecturally important because of the early, if not the first, use of reinforced concrete. Written in the negative, lower left, “Lankaki” and lower right, “Quai du Port Said.” The Zangaki brothers who often wrote Langaki were among the early photographers of Egypt. Photograph mounted on thin card and matted. Image 8 5/8 x 11 1/8 inches (22 x 28.5 cm). Mat...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 2000 item #1420846
A lovely three volume set, second printing by the Folio Society London, 1998. The moire silk cover on the Rome edition is a tiny bit faded with minor darkening on the spine, and the slipcase shows very light wear otherwise the set is fine. Rome, Venice, Florence.
A simply exceptional, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Mogok in Burma weighing an impressive 1.84ct. The colour is an almost pure hue of medium blue, not too light and not too dark, just as blue sapphire should be - extremely lovely indeed. The gem has *exceptional* clarity for an Unheated Burmese sapphire and is not only eye clean but simply has some tiny inclusions visible only under magnification. This is one of the best value Burmese blue sapphires of this quality we have...
An absolutely magnificent unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mogok in Burma weighing an immense 4.37ct. Gorgeous shade of almost pure ‘traffic light’ red, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, inevitably, clearly included as virtually all Unheated Burma ruby of this size will be. There is also a tiny chip at the top of the stone, which could either be polished out or easily concealed by a setting. Despite this, the stone is extremely vibrant with excellent life and brillia...
A simply stunning and completely unheated/untreated Blue Sapphire from the famous gem mines of Ratnapura in Sri Lanka weighing an extrardinary 13.65ct. Colour is a superb medium blue in colour - absolutely gorgeous. The stone is virtually eye clean to all but the very eagle eyed and the overall clarity is stunning for such a large unheated sapphire! Cutting is to the highest of international standards and there is no windowing in the stone - the gem is additionally extremely bright and lively w...