Trafford Books: Books, Prints, Ephemera, Autographs, Photographs, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History. , 409, Manchester

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
05/18/2022 - 05/18/2022
Page Size: 221 items in 9 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Victorian autograph album, oblong quarto, bound in half-leather, gilt, some wear at corners, containing cut-signatures, some complete letters,

GBP 120.00 - 150.00GBP 310.50

Large Carton with many engravings from 18th Century, album of cigarette cards (near-sets and part-sets), glamour trade cards,

GBP 40.00 - 60.00GBP 57.50

Leather Bindings. "The Encyclopaedia Britannica" 1962,18 of 24 volumes (including Map volume) and the "Britannica Events of the Year" 1961-69 complete

1962GBP 80.00 - 120.00Not Sold

A folio size Scrap Album 1870s/1890s of United States origin with an impressive range of chromo-litho Trade Cards, greetings cards with novelty types,

1870s/1890s GBP 200.00 - 250.00Not Sold

A large format 19th Century Scrapbook of American origin, with bas-relief cover, containing chromo-litho Advertising ephemera and scraps,

19th CenturyGBP 250.00 - 300.00GBP 276.00

Victorian to 1930s Greetings Cards (55), few Trade cards, and some Bookmarks in modern album, some of the greetings cards with PC backs.

1930sGBP 50.00 - 60.00GBP 52.90

Mid-19th Century to 1930s Ephemera including Victorian hand-coloured fashion plates (18), 1920s/30s Advertising interest with give-aways

1920s/30sGBP 40.00 - 50.00GBP 59.80

Victorian Scrap Album, quarto, gilt pictorial cloth,worn, with 78 sides filled with 100s of attractive 19th Century to early Edwardian greetings cards

19th CenturyGBP 100.00 - 120.00Not Sold
9Thomas Wright (Ed.)

"The Royal Dictionary Cyclopaedia for Universal Reference", London Printing & Publishing Co.,[1860s], five volumes,

1860sGBP 40.00 - 60.00GBP 66.70

Victorian Scrap Album, large format, elaborate decorated cloth, including an impressive range of large and some giant scraps,

GBP 200.00 - 250.00Not Sold

Box of Photographs, 19th Century to modern, mostly portraits including Victorian carte-de-visite (42) and cabinet size (12), WWI military group,

19th Century to modernGBP 30.00 - 40.00GBP 59.80

Licence for a 2-wheeled Cart, 1785, issued by the Stamp Office to Thomas Adams of Alnwick, signed by Joseph Roberts, controller of stamps,

1785GBP 70.00 - 80.00GBP 120.75

Patriotic Flag celebrating the Coronation of George VI with inset portrait of the King. VG

GBP 20.00 - 30.00Not Sold

Stage Carriage Licence of 1835 issued to John Burn of Alnwick & Joseph Burn of Berwick upon Tweed, signed by Robert Thorp, Distributor of Stamps

1835GBP 40.00 - 50.00GBP 39.10

Collection of Wax Seals, 18th and early-19th Century, culled from letters and documents, housed in a modern album;

18th and early-19th CenturyGBP 30.00 - 40.00Not Sold

Victorian Photograph Album (without photos) intended for Sporting mementos with attractive illustrated pages, quarto, full leather with metal clasp,

GBP 30.00 - 40.00Not Sold

"Flowers and Views of the Holy Land", 1900s/1920s, a selection of four different all with pressed flowers and coloured views,

1900s/1920sGBP 40.00 - 50.00Not Sold
18Snaffles (Charles Johnson Payne)

"More Bandobast", Collins, 1936, 12 colour plates, VG; Harry A. Franck "Vagabonding Down the Andes", 1917,

1936GBP 60.00 - 80.00Not Sold
19J. A. Cole (compiler, freeman of Norwich):

large Scrap Albums, two volumes, compiled 1845-1880s, with numerous chromo-litho scraps,

1845-1880sGBP 120.00 - 180.00Not Sold

"Life in the A.T.S". and "Life as a Nurse", Raphael Tuck, WW2, in the Tuck’s ‘Better Little Books’ series, pictorial wraps, VG, scarce;

GBP 20.00 - 30.00GBP 17.25

Collection of 1870s Political Autographs, all Members of Parliament, either loose (150) or laid down (120) in old ledger;

1870sGBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 414.00
22Marian Isabel Hurrell

"The Adventures of Friskers and His Friends with Sixteen Coloured Illustrations by Louis Wain", Robert Culley, [1907]

1907GBP 50.00 - 70.00GBP 75.90
23Louis Wain

Louis Wain assortment including "Louis Wain’s Annual 1910-11" and "1911-12" plus "Tinker,Tailor illustrated by Louis Wain", all in poor condition;

1910-12GBP 40.00 - 60.00GBP 59.80

"Louis Wain’s Annual 1912"; "Merry Times with Louis Wain"; "Louis Wain’s Baby’s Picture Book", 1903; and "In Louis Wain Land"

1912, 1903GBP 50.00 - 70.00GBP 46.00
25Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham coloured plates, a selection from disbound copies of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" 1908 (15) and the 1914 edition (6),

1908GBP 50.00 - 70.00GBP 57.50
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    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> G.A. Custer ALS from Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory to Capt. Yates, Who Also Died at Little Bighorn, Re: Acquiring “good horses” from Kentucky for 7th Cavalry.
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