New Zealand Antique Prints
& Rare Books

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New Zealand Birds’
(The Greytown Gallery)

65 Wood Street
Post Office Box 146
Greytown, 5742
Wairarapa
New Zealand

Mobile: +64 (0)27 508 5078 narena@nzbirds.com

SERIES TITLE:
New Zealand Birds
(SOLD)

(A series of 50)

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CIGARETTE CARDS

ISSUED BY: W.D. & H.O. Wills Bristol & London, in 1925

Artist: John Gerard Keulemans - from Walter Lawry Buller's, A History of the Birds of New Zealand, 1888.

Size: Each card is approximately 36mm X 67mm (1 3/8 X 2 5/8 inches)

Condition: Excellent, complete set of 50 cards.

Price: $80.00 USD

(Includes shipping)

first 24 birds, link to more images


TWO ITEMS

(ITEM — ONE )

MENU
Reception Supper, 1901

at Parliamentary Buildings on Wednesday the 19th day of June 1901 in commemoration of the visit of
Their Royal Highnesses
the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall and York to Wellington N.Z.

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Menu cover shows central text inside the shape of a Maori whare with ornate tekoteko and maihi.

A moa stands at the left under a nikau palm, and there is a flax bush at the right.

In the four corners are portraits of the Duke and Duchess, Richard John Seddon and Lord Ranfurly.

Chromolithograph on menu card,
McKee & Co., printers, Wellington.

Size: 230mm x 154mm (closed)
Condition: Very good, faint smuges and some foxing, please see larger image.

(ITEM — TWO )

Programme
of State Concert (2)

the NZ Government Reception at Parliamentary Buildings, on Wednesday, 19th June, 1901.

Size: 265mm X 209mm (closed) approximately
Condition: Very good. Faint, minor foxing, please see image.

1901 MENU &
1901 CONCERT PROGRAMMES (2)

Price: $120.00 USD

(Includes shipping)

Link to larger image of the 1901 menu cover Link to larger image of the 1901 menu back-cover Link to larger image of the Huia Song, sheet music, p.4 & lyrics page Link to larger image of Programme of State Concert, front cover Link to larger image of Programme of State Concert, back cover Link to larger image of Programme of State Concert, Ground Plan PARLIAMENT HOUSE

The Huia Song

(A Maori Lament)

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Words and music by O. M. Shakespeare

Published and printed in New Zealand by L.T. Watkins Ltd., 1932.

This multi-plate photo-chromolithograph harkens back to the style, layout and typography of the late 19th and early 20thc. The artist, F.H. Shiny, has signed his work to the left of the maiden's heel.

Size: 310mm X 240mm (12 X 9 1/2 inches) approximately

Condition: Very good. Faint stamp "Music" lower right of front cover.

Price: $45.00 USD

(Includes shipping)

Link to larger image of the Huia Song, sheet music Link to larger image of the Huia Song, sheet music, p.4 & lyrics page

The legend of the cuckoo

Music Score

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Music by Beatrice Tombs; words by Eileen Duggan

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : H.H. Tombs,

Signed by Beatrice Tombs, wife of Harry H. Tombs, publisher.

Size: 315mm X 240mm (12 1/4 X 9 1/2 inches) approximately

Condition: Very good. Some foxing, please see larger images.

Price: $45.00 USD

(Includes shipping)

Front cover & Link to larger image of The legend of the cuckoo Lyrics and p.1 & Link to larger image of The legend of the cuckoo

SERIES TITLE:
NZ Butterflies, Moths & Beetles

(A series of 50)

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CIGARETTE CARDS

ISSUED BY: W.D. & H.O. Wills Bristol & London, in 1925

Artist not known

Size: Each card is approximately 36mm X 67mm (1 3/8 X 2 5/8 inches)

Condition: Excellent, complete set of 50 cards.

Price: $80.00 USD

(Includes shipping)

card 1 card 2 card 3 card 4 card 5 card 6 card 7 card 8 card 9 card 10 card 11 card 12 card 13 card 14 card 15 card 16 card 17 card 18 card 19 card 20 card 21 card 22 card 23 card 24 card 25 card 26 card 27 card 28 card 29 card 30

SERIES TITLE:
CURIOUS BEAKS

(A series of 50)

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CIGARETTE CARDS

ISSUED BY: JOHN PLAYER & SONS
Branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co (of Great Britain & Ireland) Ltd, 1929.

Artist not known

Size: Each card is approximately 36mm X 67mm (1 3/8 X 2 5/8 inches)

Condition: Excellent, complete set of 50 cards, including the New Zealand Huia.

Price: $45.00 USD

(Includes shipping)

Player's cigarette cards, curious beak

Rare and endangered birds of New Zealand


Artist: Eileen Mayo

Publisher: W. Gregg & Company Limited

Size: Album, 235mm x 207mm (9 1/4 x 8 1/8inches) approx.; Each card is 58mm x 45mm (2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches) approx.

Condition: Complete set, all 35 cards attached in album.

Price: $30.00 USD

(Includes shipping)

Rare and endangered birds of New Zealand album cover

In the 1960s and 1970s, W. Gregg and Co. of Dunedin began producing trading cards in packets of Greggs jelly crystal. In 1976, however, paintings for a new series, Rare and Endangered Birds of New Zealand, were produced by leading local printmaker and designer Eileen Mayo (1906–1994).

“British-born Mayo was a versatile artist who worked on a broad range of commissions throughout her career, including book illustration for London publishers, and travel posters and designs for postage stamps and coins in Australia. Moving from Sydney to New Zealand in 1962, Mayo’s design work here included the 1969 Cook Bicentenary postage stamp issue, and 1970 definitive stamps of butterflies and fish.”

“Mayo received the Rare and Endangered Birds commission while living in Dunedin, working part-time at Otago Museum on a variety of projects. Assistant Director John Darby and his wife Marie were approached by Gregg’s to write the album’s text, and as close friends of Mayo’s were instrumental in her gaining the commission. Mayo was required to produce thirty–six paintings, including a cover. With the advantage of ready access to local collections and the expertise and knowledge of others, she also brought to the task an innate passion for natural history. Discussing the work regularly with her friends as it progressed, Mayo took great pains to ensure accurate depiction of all details, including appropriate habitats and plant life. She spent eight months on the paintings, and completed them in Christchurch after moving here at the end of 1976.”

Credit: Ken Hall, Christchurch Art Gallery

Rare and endangered birds of New Zealand
(SOLD)


Artist: Eileen Mayo

Publisher: W. Gregg & Company Limited

Size: Each card is 58mm x 45mm (2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches) approx.

Condition: Complete set
NO album.

Price: $20.00 USD

(Includes shipping)

all 35 cards all 35 cards

In the 1960s and 1970s, W. Gregg and Co. of Dunedin began producing trading cards in packets of Greggs jelly crystal. In 1976, however, paintings for a new series, Rare and Endangered Birds of New Zealand, were produced by leading local printmaker and designer Eileen Mayo (1906–1994).

“British-born Mayo was a versatile artist who worked on a broad range of commissions throughout her career, including book illustration for London publishers, and travel posters and designs for postage stamps and coins in Australia. Moving from Sydney to New Zealand in 1962, Mayo’s design work here included the 1969 Cook Bicentenary postage stamp issue, and 1970 definitive stamps of butterflies and fish.”

“Mayo received the Rare and Endangered Birds commission while living in Dunedin, working part-time at Otago Museum on a variety of projects. Assistant Director John Darby and his wife Marie were approached by Gregg’s to write the album’s text, and as close friends of Mayo’s were instrumental in her gaining the commission. Mayo was required to produce thirty–six paintings, including a cover. With the advantage of ready access to local collections and the expertise and knowledge of others, she also brought to the task an innate passion for natural history. Discussing the work regularly with her friends as it progressed, Mayo took great pains to ensure accurate depiction of all details, including appropriate habitats and plant life. She spent eight months on the paintings, and completed them in Christchurch after moving here at the end of 1976.”

Credit: Ken Hall, Christchurch Art Gallery

Coasters


Commemoration gift set of coasters to celebrate Europa Oil NZ Ltd first 50 years in 1981.

The illustrations on the coasters are taken from New Zealand chromolithograph christmas cards published by A. D. Willis, Wanganui in the 1880s.

Size: 120mm X 91mm (4 3/4 X 3 5/8 inches) approximately

Condition: Complete set.

Price: $65.00 USD

(Includes shipping)

6 of 6 coasters and gift certificate 6 of 6 coasters and gift certificate container