Vast Royal Navy Postcard & Photograph Collection. Rare 17,000+ items. 1860 -1980
Vast Royal Navy Postcard & Photograph Collection. Rare 17,000+ items. 1860 -1980:
Vast Royal Navy & other Navies Postcard & Photograph Collection with tremendous provenance. Rare 17,000+ items (app 3,000 postcards & 14,000 photographs) . 1860s -1980s. Publisher/Photographer: Perkins, Hopkins, Wright & Logan, Imperial War Museum, Maritime Museum, Admiralty, Cozens, Vicary and others. Description This is a Superb World Class Collection ( 16,000+ pieces) of Royal Navy and other major navies (Italian, French, German, United States, Netherlands and others) postcards and photographs that were purchased at sale a number of years ago. The original Owners spent decades assembling this collection and were an integral part of the taking of photographs and production of postcards during this era. The individuals assembling this Collection were highly knowledgeable, meticulous and clearly attached to their work. In many instances the place and date of these images have been identified and span the period 1860s to 1980s including World War One & World War Two.These are NOT copies or scans but the genuine article from original negatives. Many of them are marked with the publishers stamp on the back. Others are identified and notes made by Perkins with regard to dates and specifications identifying the ship.Parts of this Collection have already gone to Universities, Archives and some of the worlds major collectors of Naval postcards and photographs.All of the significant Naval Photographers and Postcard Producers of the period from approximately 1880 to the latter part of the 20th Century are represented. This includes:Richard PerkinsAside from being one of the premier and experienced Naval Photographers and postcard publishers of the early 20th Century, Perkins was unparalleled in his expertise on warship recognition and his knowledge in this field gave his pictures and opinions a measure of authenticity unmatched by any other photographer. His vast personal collection of warship negatives was bequeathed to the National Maritime Museum. He was and his work still is a significant source of information for the Royal Navy, Museums and Archives. Abrahams were one of the most notable of British Naval Photographers & Publishers - based in Devonport, England from prior to WW1. In business for at least part of this time with other family members, his work includes many significant and historical photographs of ships and other maritime subjects. WRIGHT & LOGAN Wright & Logan were Naval Photograph specialists base in Hampshire. Their famous Collection of around 22,000 negatives, mostly glass plates, of Warships from 1924-1998 is one of a handful of significant assemblages of Royal Navy images in the world.This amazing Collection was acquired by the Royal Naval Museum who are cataloguing and preserving these images for posterity. These are no longer being published by Wright & Logan. Imperial War MuseumThis national Museum now contains some of the most famous Collections of images of warships that have been bought or bequeathed over the years. Ernest Hopkins, Southsea.One of main photographers and postcard publishers of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, his negatives were acquired by Perkins before being bequeathed to the National Maritime Museum.CozensSymonds, PortsmouthP.A. Vicary, Cromer.Anthony & Joseph Pavia, Valetta, Malta.and others.Most of the negatives associated with these Naval Photographers and the items on sale are now in the possession of the major Museums such as the Imperial War Museum or the National Maritime Museum. As a result many of these images will not be seen by the general public for years (if ever) or will be available at significantly higher prices. In all cases these will never again be produced by the original publishers. Condition: Mainly Fine to Good. See high resolution scans for details. Shipping: Free. This Collection will be professionally packaged and shipped by reputable courier.ALL the postcards that we sell are ORIGINALS . We have scanned directly from the original card and the image may sometimes be less vibrant than the postcard itself. As a collector I hope you enjoy this purchase as much as I enjoy those that I collect!