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Background imageWonderful Collection: Sussex Vs. Kent C. 1840

Sussex Vs. Kent C. 1840
A wonderful picture of the match between the sides at Brighton, with many of the top players of past and present, including Alfred Mynn, Felix, Wisden and Wenman (batting)

Background imageWonderful Collection: Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Rolling Chairs

Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Rolling Chairs
Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - note the holidaymakers being pushed around in wonderful little three-wheeled wicker seats (rolling chairs / miniature carriages / carts)

Background imageWonderful Collection: Wizard of Oz / Tin Man

Wizard of Oz / Tin Man
The Tin Woodman looking all shiny and bright

Background imageWonderful Collection: Wizard of Oz / Tin Man

Wizard of Oz / Tin Man
The Tin Woodman with his axe over his shoulder and an oil can in his hand

Background imageWonderful Collection: Poster, See Phillips First

Poster, See Phillips First -- a wonderful range of sports machines, ask here for free illustrated catalogue. Date: circa 1939

Background imageWonderful Collection: 1903-Trouble; 1930-Reliability: The Motor cars wonderful ad

1903-Trouble; 1930-Reliability: The Motor cars wonderful ad
Six photographs illustrating the development of the motor car over a period of 27 years starting with the old Siddeley of 1903 next to its latest descendant of the time

Background imageWonderful Collection: Wizard of Oz / Poppies

Wizard of Oz / Poppies
Dorothy and Toto fall asleep in the deadly poppy field

Background imageWonderful Collection: Mutoscope at Gravesend

Mutoscope at Gravesend
New Road, Gravesend (Kent) - notice the premises of The Wonderful Mutoscope (a forerunner of the cinema) - Admission Free !

Background imageWonderful Collection: Wizard Oz / Dorothy / Toto

Wizard Oz / Dorothy / Toto
Dorothy and Toto are caught up by the tornado : she manages to save him by catching him by the ear

Background imageWonderful Collection: Decorations for the Coronation - Singapore

Decorations for the Coronation - Singapore
A simply outstanding set of street decorations in Singapore, set up to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Erected and funded by High Street Indian Merchants

Background imageWonderful Collection: Wizard of Oz / Tin Man

Wizard of Oz / Tin Man
The Tin Woodman and the Munchkin girl he fell in love with

Background imageWonderful Collection: Wizard of Oz / Scarecrow

Wizard of Oz / Scarecrow
Dorothy gazed thoughtfully at the Scarecrow who is being propped up in a field the first time that she and Toto see him

Background imageWonderful Collection: Wizard of Oz / Dorothy

Wizard of Oz / Dorothy
Dorothy looks out over the Kansas Prairies

Background imageWonderful Collection: BAUM / 0Z - 2

BAUM / 0Z - 2
Title-page, featuring the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow

Background imageWonderful Collection: Girl from Mali with wonderful beads and headdress

Girl from Mali with wonderful beads and headdress
Young Soninke Girl from Mali wearing wonderful beads and beaded headdress. The Soninke (also called Sarakole, Seraculeh, or Serahuli)

Background imageWonderful Collection: Kissing Blarney Stone

Kissing Blarney Stone
KISSING THE BLARNEY STONE Kiss the stone set into the wall of Blarney Castle by Cormac Macarthy in 1446, and you ll obtain wonderful powers of cajolery

Background imageWonderful Collection: Chicago Worlds Fair - Meiers Wonderful Clock

Chicago Worlds Fair - Meiers Wonderful Clock on show in the German Black Forest Village. Height - 14ft, width 7ft - weight 2500lbs

Background imageWonderful Collection: France Grignan

France Grignan
Le chateau de Grignan, in the Drome departement : madame de Sevignes daughter, to whom she wrote those wonderful letters, was comtesse de Grignan. Date: circa 1840

Background imageWonderful Collection: Breakfast Tray 1930S

Breakfast Tray 1930S
A wonderful breakfast set in dainty china, served on a wicker tray. A napkin, the morning post and a copy of The Sphere. What more could one ask for? Tea and toast? Date: 1930s

Background imageWonderful Collection: Boys Club, fancy dress, February 1931

Boys Club, fancy dress, February 1931
Seven boys from a Boys Club in wonderful fancy dress costume. Characters include, a News of the World paperboy, an Arab, a housewife

Background imageWonderful Collection: Leaps of Sam Patch / C19Th

Leaps of Sam Patch / C19Th
The Wonderful Leaps of Sam Patch

Background imageWonderful Collection: Wizard of Oz / Kalidahs

Wizard of Oz / Kalidahs
The tree fell with a crash into the gulf. Dorothy and her companions watch as the two Kalidahs fall into the pit

Background imageWonderful Collection: Wizatd of Oz / Poppy Field

Wizatd of Oz / Poppy Field
Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion start to yawn and fall asleep amongst the poppies while the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman wonder what to do

Background imageWonderful Collection: BEAU GESTE

BEAU GESTE
Robert Preston, Ray Milland, Gary Cooper and Brian Donlevy (not to mention Susan Hayward) star in Wellmans wonderful adaptation of P C Wrens tale of the Foreign Legion

Background imageWonderful Collection: Midland Railway Badge

Midland Railway Badge
The wonderful decorative Coats of Arms of the Midland Railway Company

Background imageWonderful Collection: Dickinson & Johnson music hall Crystal Tank artistes

Dickinson & Johnson music hall Crystal Tank artistes
Alice Dickinson and Queenie Johnson music hall swimmers and tank performers. High divers and ornamental swimmers. ?Wonderful performances in a small tank.? Date: circa 1904

Background imageWonderful Collection: Theatre programme front cover for the London Palladium in 1952

Theatre programme front cover for the London Palladium in 1952, with glamorous theatre goers arriving for its autumn variety show, Wonderful Time, starring, among others

Background imageWonderful Collection: ENGLAND / GRAVESEND

ENGLAND / GRAVESEND
New Road, Gravesend (Kent) - notice the premises of The Wonderful Mutoscope (a forerunner of the cinema) - Admission Free ! Date: 1906

Background imageWonderful Collection: Beatrice Lillie in the comedy film Are You There? - appearing as an acrobat in Bagdad

Beatrice Lillie in the comedy film Are You There? - appearing as an acrobat in Bagdad Daddies: the lady detective in a wonderful disguise. Date: 1931

Background imageWonderful Collection: Cover design, Hoover News, 30th Anniversary Edition

Cover design, Hoover News, 30th Anniversary Edition, August 1948, showing the latest vacuum cleaner Date: 1948

Background imageWonderful Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic, Jacob Milling postcard

White Star Line, RMS Titanic, Jacob Milling postcard
White Star Line, RMS Titanic. An exceptional handwritten postcard postmarked 11pm on 9 April 1912 sent by Second Class passenger Jacob Christian Milling (1863?1912)

Background imageWonderful Collection: WW2 Coastal Command Flying Boat

WW2 Coastal Command Flying Boat
An illustration of a WW2 Royal Air Force Coastal Command flying boat hitting the water. They are wonderful U-boat chasers. Date: 1941

Background imageWonderful Collection: Rowley Hall Dining Room

Rowley Hall Dining Room
An illustration showing the dining room of Rowley Hall, Staffordshire. This space has walls of exquisite oak panelling with carved strap work pilasters at intervals

Background imageWonderful Collection: Cunard Line, Queen Mary - three items

Cunard Line, Queen Mary - three items
Cunard White Star Line, Queen Mary - three items. Take to Pieces model, Chad Valley, all twelve decks removable, revealing every item of the ship's wonderful interior. Dinky Toys No. 52A (boxed)

Background imageWonderful Collection: Post Office Radio Telephone Services and Fisheries

Post Office Radio Telephone Services and Fisheries
A wonderful, original, poster map showing Post Office Radio Telephone Services commissioned by the General Post Office and designed by Leslie MacDonald Gill, 1935

Background imageWonderful Collection: Welcoming Kaiser - Warings Shop Illuminated 1907

Welcoming Kaiser - Warings Shop Illuminated 1907
Warings shop in Oxford Street, London decorated the front of their with bright lights with mottoes staying Our Common Aim: Peace, Progress, Civilisations and Blood id Thicker than Water

Background imageWonderful Collection: An artistic representation - Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb

An artistic representation - Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb
An artistic representation of the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun by (on right) Archeologist Howard Carter (1874-1939) and his backer (on left) George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866-1923)

Background imageWonderful Collection: Comic postcard, Five people and a dog enjoying their holiday Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Five people and a dog enjoying their holiday Date: 20th century

Background imageWonderful Collection: Gladys Callow, The Woman with the Way with Her

Gladys Callow, The Woman with the Way with Her
The Woman with the Way with Her. Gladys Callow, Fellow of the Zoological Society of London is at home with all sorts of animals at the zoo

Background imageWonderful Collection: The St. Simeon of the Wonderful Mountain Church, Dresden

The St. Simeon of the Wonderful Mountain Church, Dresden
19th century vintage photograph: The St. Simeon of the Wonderful Mountain Church is a Russian Orthodox church in the German city of Dresden

Background imageWonderful Collection: Poster, Tour the Empire at Wembley - the Worlds most wonderful Exhibition

Poster, Tour the Empire at Wembley - the Worlds most wonderful Exhibition. Date: 1928

Background imageWonderful Collection: Large group of French Schoolgirls dressed as a deck of cards

Large group of French Schoolgirls dressed as a deck of cards
Large group of French Schoolgirls from Clermont-Ferrand posing for a photograph wearing wonderful playing card costumes - the whole deck is featured, including Kings, Queens, Jacks

Background imageWonderful Collection: Paddling

Paddling
A wonderful new game. Young girl dipping babys toes in the sea for the first time. Date: 1928

Background imageWonderful Collection: Rammed HMS Swift and HMS Broke, Straits of Dover, WW1

Rammed HMS Swift and HMS Broke, Straits of Dover, WW1
Rammed HMS Swift and HMS Broke in the Straits of Dover, First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageWonderful Collection: Ship construction in a British dockyard, WW1

Ship construction in a British dockyard, WW1
Ship construction in a British dockyard, First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageWonderful Collection: Amys Wonderful At Home

Amys Wonderful At Home - Amy and Santa with the Dolls around the Christmas Tree. 1909

Background imageWonderful Collection: Wonderful sculptured figures of Kings and Bishops on the West Front of Canterbury

Wonderful sculptured figures of Kings and Bishops on the West Front of Canterbury Catherdral, Kent, England. Date: Medieval

Background imageWonderful Collection: Medicine - 17th century Quack Doctor

Medicine - 17th century Quack Doctor
Here you may be cured ! - a 17th century quack stands beside his counter, strewn with wonderful potions and elixirs to cure all ailments Date: circa 1670



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