A fine album of "Park-Ward Coachwork" photographs,

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Lot 60
A fine album of "Park-Ward Coachwork" photographs,

Sold for £ 1,187 (US$ 1,476) inc. premium
A fine album of "Park-Ward Coachwork" photographs,
Park Ward of 27 New Bond Street, London, W.1., a believed unique, large leather-bound portfolio of factory applied monochrome photographic plates, by F.N. Birkett, 97, Percy Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, W.12, depicting production and prototype coachbuilt bodies considered for the pre-War Rolls-Royce and "Derby" Bentley chassis.
The portfolio contains thirty illustrations, each laid on a heavy card background, with a reference number for each photographic plate lightly inscribed on the linen spine binding of each card. F.N. Birkin's blind stamp is applied to all thirty photo-plates. The Park Ward Coachwork and the Company address is in impressed gold lettering to the front cover, large 4to.

Footnotes

  • This believed unique portfolio was the former property of H.J. Mulliner Ltd., at the time of the Rolls-Royce Ltd., takeover in 1959, but was never released to Rolls-Royce Ltd., due to some acrimony between the companies involved. This exceptional album has been owned for many years by a private collector.
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A fine album of "Park-Ward Coachwork" photographs,
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