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617. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation and envelope, Feb. 25th, 1879, theme "The History of the World (comic representation), framed with envelope separate. (2 pcs.) $400/600

618. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation envelope, 1883, theme "Atlantis, the Antediluvian World", lithography by F. Appel, Paris. $200/400
Ill.: Schindler, Henri. Treasures of Mardi Gras: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 53.

619. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, Feb. 14th, 1888, theme "The Realm of Flowers", framed. $300/500



620. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, Feb. 18th, 1890, theme "Rulers of Ancient Times". $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 60-1.

621. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, Feb. 10th, 1891, theme "Visions", designed by Bror Anders Wikstrom, framed. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 62.

622. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, Mar. 1st, 1892, theme "Symbolism of Colors", designed by Bror Anders Wikstrom. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 63.



623. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, Feb. 14th, 1893, theme "Fantasies". (2 pcs.) framed alike. $300/500

624. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, Feb. 14th, 1893, theme "Fantasies". $300/500

625. [Mardi Gras], Rex, grand stand pass, issued by City Council of New Orleans and Mayor Behrman; Rex, admit card, theme "Chronicles of Fairy Land- Fantastic Tales for Young and Old", Feb. 26th, 1895; Rex, partial ball invitation, theme "The Four Elements", Feb. 19th, 1880; Rex, admit card, 1974; "The Carnival of New Orleans", phamphlet by Col. George Soule, Rex, 1887; and photograph of a ball favor (6 pcs.) $200/40

626. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, Feb. 18th, 1896, theme "Heavenly Bodies", designed by Bror Anders Wikstrom, framed. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 66-69.

627. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, Mar. 2nd, 1897, theme "On the Water - Red and Fanciful", designed by Bror Anders Wikstrom, framed. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna :Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 70.

628. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, Feb. 22nd, 1898, 25th Anniversary, theme "Harvest Queens", framed. $300/500

629. [Mardi Gras], Rex, Feb. 27th, 1900, silver dance card, ball program and ducal badge, theme "Terpsichore", framed together. (3 pcs.) $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2006, p. 74.

630. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, Feb. 19th, 1901, theme "Human Passions and Characteristics", framed. $300/500

631. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 3 admit cards, Feb. 23rd, 1909, Mar. 7th, 1916 and Mar. 5th, 1935; together with "Rex, Passing Up Camp Street, New Orleans, LA", 1907, phostint postcard, Detroit Publishing Co. (4 pcs.) $50/75

632. [Mardi Gras], Rex, reception committee invitation, Feb. 15th, 1911; The Atlanteans, ball invitation, Jan. 13th, 1940; The Mystic Club, ball invitation, Feb. 6th, 1932; and Mystery program, Feb. 17th, 1971 (4 pcs.) $150/250

633. [Mardi Gras], Rex, dance card, theme "Phases of Nature", Feb. 12th 1912. $200/400

634. [Mardi Gras], Rex, dance card, Mar. 7th, 1916, theme "Visions from the Poets", framed. $200/400
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 71.

635. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 2 admit cards, Feb. 17th, 1931 and Feb. 28th, 1933; together with "Rex Float-Mardi Gras, Greetings from New Orleans 1903, postcard; and "10 The Culprit Fay, Mardi Gras Carnival, New Orleans" and "14 Mother Goose's Rhymes, Mardi Gras. $50/75 Carnival, New Orleans " 1907, 2 postcards, designed by Thos. F. Gessner, published by Adolph Selige, St. Louis, MO. (5 pcs.)



636. [Mardi Gras], a large collection of 20th century Rex ball invitations, envelopes, programs, admit cards and proclamations; together with 4 "The Song of Rex, If Ever I Cease to Love", records. (approx. 50 pcs.) $500/700



637. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, ball invitation, Feb. 18th, 1890, theme "Elfland", lithography by F. Appel, Paris. $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Treasures of Mardi Gras: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, p. 129.

638. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, ball invitation and photograph (copy) of Proteus Queen Louise Anna Wiltz, Feb. 25th, 1895, theme "Asgard and the Gods", framed together (2 pcs.) $300/500

640. [Mardi Gras], Cowbellions, ball invitation, 1880, 50th Anniversary, framed. $200/400



641. [Mardi Gras], Phunny Phorty Phellows, ball invitation, Feb. 21st, 1882, theme "Visions of the Stage", Feb. 6th, 1883, designed by Daniel Anton Buechner; 2 admit cards, (3 pcs.) $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2000, pp. 152-3.

642. [Mardi Gras], Grand Masquerade, ball invitation, Alamo Hotel, Denison, TX, Feb. 9th, 1875. $150/250



643. [Mardi Gras], Rex, costume plate No. 1, 1890, Wikstrom; plate XXIIL No. 1, 1915, Ernest Lee Jahncke, King of Carnival design by Mrs. Alexander; Harper's Weekly Vol. XXIX, No. 1472, John Durkin "The Carnival at New Orleans" and Scribner's Monthly, 1873. (4 pcs.), 2 illustrations from Perry Young's The Mistick Krewe: Chronicles of Comus and his Kin, Louisiana Heritage Press, New Orleans, 1969, 10 in. x 7 in. and 7 in. x 10 in., unframed. (4 pcs.) $300/500

644. [Mardi Gras], Louis Elizabeth Andrews Fischer (American/New Orleans, 1901-1974, act. Newcomb College, 1917-1921), 6 costume designs, watercolor on paper, unsigned, c. 1930, some with pencil inscriptions. $800/1200
Provenance: Estate of Robert Stuart (Louis Fischer's executor).

645. [Mardi Gras], Louis Elizabeth Andrews Fischer (American/New Orleans, 1901-1974, act. Newcomb College, 1917-1921), 6 costume designs, watercolor on paper, unsigned, c. 1930, some with pencil inscriptions. $800/1200
Provenance: Estate of Robert Stuart (Louis Fischer's executor).

646. [Mardi Gras], Attributed to Louis Elizabeth Andrews Fischer (American/New Orleans, 1901-1974, act. Newcomb College, 1917?1921), 2 costume designs, graphite and gouache on paper, unsigned, mid-20th c., both 12 in. x 9 in., unframed. $250/350
Provenance: Estate of Robert Stuart (Louis Fischer's executor).



647. [Mardi Gras], Attributed to Louis Elizabeth Andrews Fischer (American/New Orleans, 1901-1974, act. Newcomb College, 1917?1921), 2 costume designs, gouache on paper, both unsigned, each sight 9 1/2 in. x 7 in., framed alike. $300/500
Provenance: Estate of Robert Stuart (Louis Fischer's executor).

648. [Mardi Gras], three Rex ducal badges, incl. 1878, theme "The Gods Modernized", 1891, "Visions" and 1899, "Reveries of Rex"; together with 1910 letter opener krewe favor, presented in a shadowbox frame 11 1/8 in. x 14 1/4 in. $800/1200

649. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ducal badge, 1887, theme "Music and Drama", framed. $200/400
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2006. p. 64.

650. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ducal badge, Mar. 1st, 1892, theme "Symbolism of Colors". $200/400
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Treasures of Mardi Gras: Jewelry of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2006, p. 67.

651. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 20 ducal badges, 1906, 1915-16, 1921-24, 1926-34, 1936-39, framed together: together with Rex, 18 ducal badge boxes. (38 pcs.) $800/1200
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2006, pp. 89, 95-6, and 100.

652. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ducal badge, Feb. 20th, 1912, theme "Phases of Nature". $200/400
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2006, p. 94.

653. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ducal badge, 1914, theme "The Drama of the Year". $200/400

654. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 2 admit cards and ducal pin, Feb. 9th, 1932, theme "1872 Scrap Book", framed together. (3 pcs.) $200/300



655. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 27 ducal badges with original boxes, 1938-39, 1947-50, 1952-53, 1955-56, (2) 1959, (2) 1960, 1961-65, (2) 1966, 1967-68, (2) 1971, 2005, and 2008. $1000/1200

656. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 20 ducal badges, 1940-42, 1947-48, 1950, 1952-64, and 2007, framed together; together with Rex, 14 ducal badge boxes. (34 pcs.) $800/1200

657. [Mardi Gras], Rex, ball invitation, admit card and ducal badge, Mar. 1st, 1949, theme "Louisiana - Utopia of the South", framed together. (3 pcs.) $200/500

658. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 20 ducal badges, 1965-1984, framed together; together with boxes. $800/1200

659. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 20 ducal badges, 1985-2004, framed together; together with boxes. $800/1200

660. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Proteus, ball favor pin, Feb. 10th, 1891, theme "Tales of the Genii". $300/500
Ill.: Schindler, Henri, Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age, Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 2006, p. 139.

661. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Hermes, ball favor pin, 1968; Maid's Tiara, 1973; and Rex, ducal badge ribbon, 2000. (3 pcs.) $125/175

661A. [Mardi Gras], Krewe of Cynthius, ball favor pin, 1947 and Krewe of Hermes, ball favor pin, 2000, each stamped "sterling" en verso. (2 pcs.) $150/250

662. [Mardi Gras], Rex Proclamation: Samuel H. Buck (1841-1928) proclaimed Duke of Albemarle on December 1, 1879, signed Bathurst, Lord High Chamberlain, sight 12 3/4 in. x 15 1/4 in., mahogany and giltwood shadowbox frame. $700/1000
Provenance: Descended in the family of Samuel H. Buck, Natchez, MS; Neal Auction Company, Oct. 6, 2007, lot 675.

663. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 3 ball favors, incl. hand mirror, 1899; candy dish, 1913; and green vase with silver overlay, 1916; together with "Butterfly King", commemorative pin, stamped "Adler", and "Rex Invitation 1882", commemorative plate, Classics of Carnival, Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Inc., New Orleans, 1990, plate no. 68. (5 pcs.) $250/350

664. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 4 ball favors, incl. postage stamp box, 1901; ashtray, 1908; hand mirror, 1912; and Adler's parade float ornament. (4 pcs.) $250/300

665. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 2 ball favors, incl. 1902 saber letter opener and 1905 bud vase; together with Krewe of Hermes ornament, 2 1959 Athenians pill boxes, each inscribed "from the king", and silverplate candy dish with crown handles, stamped "J.S.G. Silver Co".(6 pcs.) $250/350

666. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 3 ball favors, incl. 1903 cup with handles, 1907 pin box and 1909 bud vase; together with Commemorative plate of Rex, 1875/1876 ball invitation, New Orleans, label en verso, and "Carnival Flag, Mardi Gras, New Orleans", F.F. Hansell & Bros., Ltd., New Orleans, Raphael Tuck & Sons: Art Publishers to the Majesties the King and Queen, in a glass holder. (5 pcs.) $250/350

667. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 4 ball favors, incl. 1904 postage stamp box, 1906 pin cushion, 1914 loving cup and 1917 black vase with silver overlay; together with an antique brass and wood stamp of costumed dancing couple. (5 pcs.) $250/350

668. [Mardi Gras], Rex, 4 ball favors, 1907 pin box, 1911 inkwell with original glass inkpot, 1915 brown vase with silver overlay, and demitasse spoon stamped "A.B. Griswold & Co."; together with "The Jester", ceramic figurine, designed by Cecil J. Noke, Royal Doulton, England. (5 pcs.) $300/500

669. [Mardi Gras], 6 Mardi Gras Stamped Envelopes, sponsored by The Crescent City Stamp Club, cachet by Emil A. Thruman, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1939 and 1941. (6 pcs.) $75/125

670. [Mardi Gras], group of mid-20th c. Mardi Gras ball programmes. (5 pcs.) $200/300

671. [Mardi Gras], "Reception of Rex, Feb. 16, '85: 1884 - New Orleans - 1885", stereograph photograph, Edward L. Wilson, Centennial Photographic Co., Philadelphia; together with wood hand held stereograph viewer (2 pcs.) $250/350

672. [Mardi Gras], "New Orleans Mardi Gras Carnival, Official Souvenir of the Rex Parade", 1907, postcard folder, theme "Classics of Childhood", Thomas F. Gessner, Adolph Selige Pub. Co., St. Louis, Mo., published by Order and Consent of the Rex Carnival Court, framed. $50/75

673. [Mardi Gras], Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, metal dance card, Feb. 3rd, 1910; together with 3 ornaments, "The Butterfly King " Rex, Adler's first edition, #294, "Parade Float", Krewe of Proteus, Adler's second edition, #687 and "Pierrot". $150/250, Twelfth Night Revelers, Adler's third edition, all with cards (4 pcs.)



674. [Mardi Gras], 2 Philip M. Walmsley (American/New Orleans, 20th c.), "King of Mardi Gras and His pages and His Float", 1 tin lithographed and 1 ceramic (2 pcs.) $100/200

675. [Mardi Gras], Weary Pilgrims Dinner Menu, The Saint Charles Hotel, June 1st, 1911. $200/40

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