lot # 132 - europe ireland
1877/1913: The collection of hand-illustrated covers/cards (10) and cover fronts (6) with an exceptionally beautiful group of five 1877 fronts each bearing an 1864 1 d. red used from Limerick to Bray, Co. Dublin each with pen illustrated animal scenes (featuring a Swan, Mouse, Deer) and two with negative scenes one including a Donkey; two covers franked by 1870 ½ d. pairs used from Limerick to Dublin with superbly rendered depictions of a fieldmouse and a dog chasing a rabbit; 1 d. pink envelope with coloured illustrations of the seaside (1881), 1897 mourning cover with cat illustrations used with 1 d. lilac, 1907 colour illustrated card depicting rainy Irish weather, wonderful 1911 handmade card with spectacular painting of an Irish registered motor-bike and sidecar locally used in Dublin and 1915 wrapper to Canada bearing a fine colour illustration of Killarney. Some minor imperfections but a seldom seen group.
Michel Catalogue 291: Europe & Overseas
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