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Berlin Olympics 1916; 15ct gold medallion set with brilliant cut diamond by W.Kerr 13.3gms engraved “Olympic Games Fund Tournament”, reverse “Heavy Weight Wrestling Won by A.J.Pitt 29th July 1914” a possibly unique fundraiser awarded one day after the Austro-Hungarian invasion of Serbia, the precursor to the Great War that caused the abandonment of these Games. Alfred Joseph Pitt was later to join the AIF with the 17th Battalion Est. $400


NSW Amateur Wrestling Championship, NSW Sports Club first prize medallion in 9ct gold by W.Kerr 10.92gms, 2nd Prize to A.J.Pitt for Heavy Weight 1919, EF Est. $175


Sydney British Empire Games 1938; boxing official’s badge in bronze by Stokes & Sons Melbourne, no ribbon though pin and ribbon holder intact, VF Est. $75


Boxing; NSW Amateur Boxing & Wrestling Assn officials’ badges for 1939-40 and 1940-41 by Angus & Coote, VF (2 badges)t Est. $75

The following eleven lots are part of a deceased estate consignment from relatives of Alfred Joseph Pitt, a prominent competitor and official from the 1910s to the early 1960s



South Sydney Harriers Heavy Weight Wrestling 9ct gold award medallion 14.9gms, reverse engraved “S.S.Harriers A.J.Pitt Runner Up 30.3.12” VF Est. $300

NSW Amateur Athletic Assn Middle Weight Wrestling Championship 9ct gold medallion by HAW 12gms, reverse engraved “Won by A.J.Pitt 25th April 1912” Est. $200


NSW Amateur Wrestling Championship, NSW Sports Club first prize medallion in 9ct gold by W.Kerr 10.1gms, 2nd Prize to A.J.Pitt for Middle Weight 1912, gVF Est. $175


NSW Amateur Wrestling Championship, NSW Sports Club first prize medallions in 15ct gold and enamel by W.Kerr won by A.J.Pitt for Middle Weight 5th May 1913, 1914; Heavy Weight 5th May 1913, total weight 45.6, VF (3 medallions) Est. $1,250

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Melbourne Olympics 1956; boxing official’s badge numbered 3975 by K.G.Luke Melbourne with correct yellow ribbon and reverse pin intact Est. $350


Boxing; NSW Amateur Boxing Assn life member badge in 9ct gold by Angus & Coote; plus similar NSW Amateur Wrestling Assn life member badge 1960 both engraved to A.Pitt, total weight 10.2gms, VF (2 items) Est. $175


Royal Life Saving Society bronze medallion engraved to A.J.Pitt 8.2.17; St John Ambulance Assn bronze medallion awarded to 229704 Alfred J.Pitt with 1931 bar; plus Life member of the Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes of New South Wales medallion on red ribbon, gFine-gEF (3 items) Est. $90


Melbourne 1956; team badge for Hockey in 7-colour enamel by K.G.Luke with original ribbon, reverse impressed “2843”, small nick in ribbon else in nice clean condition with no chips to enamel and pin intact Est. $350


Melbourne 1956, commemorative souvenir silk scarf and handkerchiefs (2) with colourful logos and Olympiad motifs, minor creases as expected but lovely fresh condition free from thread pulls, tears or toning marks, nice lot (3 different) Est. $125


Melbourne 1956; programmes for Basketball 27th Nov-1st Dec, Athletics 28th Nov, Swimming 29th Nov, Canoeing 30th Nov and 1st Dec, and Gymnastics 3rd-7th Dec; together with Myer Emporium souvenir ticket envelope, and official(?) Olympiad photo album enclosing six tickets/ticket stubs (all incomplete to some degree) Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $75


Sydney 2000; Games torch as used in the torch relay, scarce Est. $750


Melbourne 1956, two different Olympiad logo tin badges with pins intact, VF (2 badges) See also lot 1284 for car badge related to these Games Est. $75


Melbourne 1956; two different competitor badges including Jim Bailey (Athletics) and Jon Henricks (Swimming); plus a modern Soviet or Russian badge commemorating the 1956 Melbourne Olympiad (3 badges) Est. $40


Melbourne 1956; Participation Medal 63mm in bronze by Meszaros edge engraved “Graham Donald” with 3mm screw thread at 6 o’clock for desk mounting, gVF and scarce Est. $200

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Perth 1962; badge for official 31.5mm in gilt and enamel with ribbon for “Cinema” some very minor fraying at base of ribbon else nearly As New Est. $75


Perth 1962; tie pin in gilt and enamel by Sheridan & Sons Perth, no chips Est. $30


Melbourne 2006; Opening Ceremony souvenir baton in cases of issue, the baton excellent but the case with a few dents Est. $60



Grimmett, Clarrie; complete set of three ‘flicker’ booklets from one of Australia’s bowling legends, with original covers and staples but the first with wear on spine Clarrie Grimmett (1891-1980) played 37 test matches for Australia from 1925-1936 taking 216 wickets at the remarkable average of 24.21 Est. $250


Melbourne Cricket Club; portion of original carpet 370x700mm with two complete MCC crests, unframed but good condition and becoming more scarce Est. $400


Melbourne Cricket Club member’s badges 1931-32 #4860, 193637 #367, 1947-48 #583 Fine-VF (3 badges) Est. $125


Surrey County Cricket Champions 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, framed and glazed certificate with signatures of Peter May, Alex and Eric Bedser, Jim Laker, Tony Lock, Ken Barrington, John Edrich, Bernard Constable, Mick Stewart, Peter Loader, Tom Clark etc, a little foxed, on Surrey “Ich Dien” (I Serve) board Est. $50


Sydney Cricket Ground member badge 1930-31, Melbourne Cricket Ground 1963-64 member badge; together with celluloid Victorian Country Lawn Tennis Assn 1932 Host badge and four other sporting badges, VF or better (7 badges) Est. $50


World Cup 1992 miniature Duncan Fearnley cricket bat signed “Best Wishes Alan Border” As New Est. $75



Don Bradman photo prints from the Herald & Weekly Times Photographic Collection, complete set of six prints including a young Don Bradman early in his career in the practice nets for NSW in 1927, at radio 3DB in 1930 after returning from his first England Tour, at the crease on the MCG in 1936 batting for South Australia against Victoria, Bradman at the MCG in the 1936-37 Ashes series (although his dated baggy-green suggests a later series), Bradman batting against Tasmania at Launceston in 1938, and Bradman coming onto the field in front of fans at the MCG in 1946 in the match against England when he scored his 94th first-class century, each print has a facsimile printed Bradman signature, each mounted into matching moulded timber frames (6 items) Est. $300


The following 12 lots are a stunning and near complete set of Argus Football Portrait Cards for the twelve competing VFL clubs in 1953. Cards are colour, plain-backed with photographic depiction of the player, each measures approx 193x113mm. A single card was given in exchange for four coupons from the Argus newspaper with each team set comprising six cards, thus 72 cards in total to make up a complete set. Carlton Football Club, card nos.1 Keith Warburton, 13 Ken Hands, 25 Laurie Kerr, 37 Jack Howell, 49 Vin English and 61 Bruce Combden, the complete set of Carlton players in excellent condition (6 cards) Est. $250

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Collingwood Football Club, card nos.2 Lou Richards, 14 Bill Twomey, 26 John Hamilton, 38 Neil Mann, 50 Des Healey and 62 Bob Rose, the complete set in excellent condition (6 cards) The current reigning AFL Premiers were also the premiership-winning team in the season the cards were issued. Collingwood denied Geelong three in a row by defeating them 11.11 (77) to 8.17 (65) before a crowd in excess of 89,000. Four Grand Final best on ground are in the set: Healey, Mann, Richards (Capt) and Rose. Est. $500

Footscray Football Club, card nos.6 Charlie Sutton, 18 Jack Collins, 30 Wal Donald, 42 Dave Bryden, 54 Ted Whitten and 66 Herb Anderson, excellent condition (6 cards) Est. $500


Geelong Football Club, card nos.7 Fred Flanagan, 19 Bernie Smith, 31 Geoff Williams, 43 Bob Davis and 55 Neil Trezise, missing only card 67, excellent condition (5 cards) Geelong finished top of the ladder in 1953 and made it through to the Grand Final, going down to Collingwood by twelve points after failing to kick straight. The set features three Grand Final best on ground: Smith, Williams and Bobbie Davis Est. $250


Hawthorn Football Club, card nos.4 John Kennedy, 16 Neil Pearson, 28 Ted Fletcher, 40 Clive Philp and 52 Len Crane, missing only card 64, excellent condition (5 cards) Hawthorn took out the wooden spoon in 1953 with only three wins for the season, but the set features one of the most illustrious names in VFL history Est. $250


Melbourne Football Club, card nos.9 Denis Cordner, 21 Noel McMahon, 33 Lance Arnold, 45 Stuart Spencer and 57 Bob McKenzie, missing only card 69, excellent condition (5 cards) Est. $250

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Essendon Football Club, card nos.3 Bill Hutchison, 15 John Coleman, 27 Norm McDonald, 39 Roy McConnell and 51 Jack Jones, missing only card 63, excellent condition (5 cards) Est. $400

Fitzroy Football Club, card nos.5 Alan Ruthven, 17 Alan Gale, 29 Bill Stephen, 41 Norm Johnstone, 53 Jack Gaffney and 65 Ted Goodger, excellent condition (6 cards) Est. $250

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South Melbourne Football Club; Argus Football Portraits cards nos.12 Ron Clegg (Brownlow Medal winner 1949), 24 Bill Gunn, 36 Keith Schaefer, 48 Don Scott, 60 Ian Gillett, and 72 Jim Taylor, excellent condition (6 cards) Est. $350


The following four lots are another impressive collection of collector cards, this time South Australian Football Association postcards c.1877-1907 from the renowned Valentine series: South Adelaide Football Club unused card, a few marks and internal creasing else a very scarce and presentable card Est. $90


Norwood Football Club used card, no creases but minor corner bumps, very scarce esp this nice Est. $125


West Torrens Football Club used card, corner bumps, very minor creases and some marks but very scarce and a presentable example Est. $100

North Melbourne Football Club, card nos.10 Kevin Dynon, 22 John Brady, 34 Jack Spencer, 46 Eric Parkes, 58 Vic Lawrence and 70 Gerald Marchant, excellent condition (6 cards) Est. $350

Richmond Football Club, card nos.11 Roy Wright (Brownlow Medal winner 1952), 23 Bill Wilson, 35 Des Rowe, 47 Max Oppy, 59 Geoff Spring and 71 John Nix, excellent condition (6 cards) Est. $300

St Kilda Football Club, card nos.8 Keith Drinan, 20 Bruce Phillips, 32 Jack McDonald, 44 Jim Ross, 56 Geoff Hibbins, missing only card 68, excellent condition (5 cards) Est. $250

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West Adelaide Football Club unused card, creases and minor marks else a presentable example of a very scarce card Est. $90


Ballarat Imperial Football Club Premiers trophy in quadruple silver plate by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company engraved “BIFC Premiers Presented to A.Jones Season 1891”; together with printed photograph of the premiership team depicting player Jones (2 items) Est. $200


North Melbourne 1975; Ross Faulkner ‘Native’ brand football in blue and white signed by the premier team incl Peter Chisnall, Barry Cable, John Rantall, Mick Nolan, Barry Davis (C), John Burns, David Dench, Malcolm Blight, Terry Moors, Ross Henshaw, Keith Greig, Sam Kekovich and many others. A nice memento of North’s first premiership North Melbourne 19.8 (122) defeated Hawthorn 9.13 (67) with Ron Barassi as the winning coach Est. $200


Cycling; Dunlop Relay Ride Adelaide to Sydney voided fob/badge in enamel and 9ct gold, reverse engraved “1169 Miles April 1912 69 H 32 M Cycle Section S.Barber” VF and rare Ex Noble Auction 60 April 1999 lot 1251 (part) Est. $300


Cycling; North Melbourne Amateur Cycling Club 9ct gold prize fob engraved “NMACC 1 Mile Championship Won by F.Armfield 1931”; plus unengraved cycling fob by Willis of Melbourne, VF-gVF (2 items) Est. $300


Cycling; Sydney Harbour Bridge Opening medallion 51mm in silver (C1932/5) edge impressed “Cycling 3 Miles Cycling 9M. 19 1/5S J.Clarke” gVF and rare Ex Noble Auction 46 November 1994 lot 906 when it sold for $600 Est. $500


Cycling; Warrnambool to Melbourne to Melbourne Road Race Time Medallion by K.G.Luke reverse impressed 1963; plus Brunswick Amateur Cycling Club member badge c.1940s, and City of Warrnambool Road Race Time Medallion by Stokes undated but c.1970s VF-Unc (3 items) Est. $60

South Australia; Northern Areas Football Assn 9ct gold prize fob engraved “NAFA 1910 Crystal Brook Premiers” reverse engraved “O.Beck” VF and comes with research Est. $100


South Melbourne Football Club honorary life member fob in 9ct gold and enamel, reverse engraved “A.S.Hogg 19.12.1949” VF with no enamel loss and a unique handmade example A (Syd) Hogg played 54 games from 1925 to 1930 and later served on the football club committee Est. $1,500


Western Bulldogs cap signed by Barry Hall; together with Essendon No.19 player’s jersey (2 items) Est. $30


Small group of footy related compr early and later Geelong FC, country and interstate football leagues incl Rutherglen, MidMurray, Ulverstone 1957, Norwood 1956, Lake Boga 1957; plus LTAV 50 Year, MCC 1976-77 and 1982-83 full member badges, all housed in Benson & Hedges tin (10 items) Est. $100


Cycling; NSW Cyclists Union Century (Run) 1899 participant’s badge in silver, rare Est. $175

V.R.C. Spring Meeting Centenary Melbourne Cup Carnival 1960, race book for Cup Day 1st November 1960, laminated card cover, some pen notations within but no creasing, a premium copy and a scarce souvenir of the Centenary carnival Est. $40



Boxing; prize fob in 9ct gold by Willis of Melbourne dated 1929, reverse engraved “Won by J.Hawe Boxing Contest Warragul Hospital Carnival” missing top suspension loop else VF Est. $100 Lot 1251

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Golf; Geelong Golf Club handmade 9ct gold prize fob 41x30mm, reverse engraved “Baden Powell Trophy 1901 Won by A.I.Ritchie Two Rounds 181.24.157” reverse bruise else Fine and possibly unique Est. $200


Golf; Greg Norman signed display ex 1995 Heineken Australian Open; plus vintage Vat 69 vintage metal calendar, Peter Smith’s Observer’s Book of Cricket, and 1988 Captain Cook facsimile portfolio (lot) Est. $75


Golf; perspex cased Top Flite golf ball signed by Gary Player, As New Est. $75

Sailing; Olympic Yacht Trials Melbourne 1973 medallion 45mm in bronze depicting the gold medal winning yacht of 1964 “Barrenjoey”; plus undated Barriekneal Housing Aboriginal Swimming Carnival medallion 50mm in bronze, neither medallion named, the first Unc, the second VF (2 medallions Est. $75

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Nice group of mainly Australian badges incl a couple in 9ct gold, all lawn bowls types, very colourful with good resale potential, Mixed Condition (45 badges) Est. $90


The Champion Portfolio of Sport containing eight folders incl Speedway Favourites, Speed Demons, Soccer’s Wily Wizards, World Record Chasers (includes Malcolm Campbell), Sportsmen of the Screen, Test Match Record Breakers (incl Bradman), Fighting Furies, and Champions of the Empire, also includes bonus Great Gas Bags (incl zeppelins etc) nice condition and not frequently seen (lot) Est. $75


Accumulation of British sporting fobs for cricket (4), boxing (3), athletics (3), football; plus six others, most in silver and a few enamelled, Mixed Condition, nice lot (20 items) Est. $150


Accumulation of Games related medallions, coins, etc, includes several Olympic Venue postcards, Mixed Condition, many Unc (lot) Est. $60



Shooting; Queensland, De Hayr Trophy prize fob in 9ct gold monogrammed initials within shield, reverse engraved “A.N.R.C de Hayr Trophy Won by H.C.Neilson 1929-30” gVF with photocopy of results page from Brisbane Courier 9th June 1930 Est. $100


Shooting; Chiltern Rifle Club Victoria Harvey Medal prize medal in gilt silver won by James Morgan February 1892 with later fitted brooch mount, gFine and a scarce early colonial award Est. $75


Tennis; 1957 Challenge Round committee badge 33x26mm by K.G.Luke Melbourne, EF and rare The match, played at Kooyong 26th to 28th December 1957, was won by Australia who defeated the USA 3 rubbers to 2. The Australian players who competed were Mal Anderson, Ashley Cooper and Mervyn Rose Est. $40


Small accumulation of Japanese shooting medals, badges, including a few skiing medals, Mixed Condition (41 items) Est. $60


HMAS Australia, WWI 9ct Sweethearts badge or fob neatly handcrafted in the shape of the Australian outline with a central component featuring HMAS Australia, a lovely little memento of the Australian Navy’s first flagship and very scarce The battle-cruiser HMAS Australia, superior to any other European warship then in the Pacific, made her first appearance in Sydney Harbour in 1913 at the head of the Australian Fleet (consisting of cruisers Melbourne, Sydney and Encounter, and destroyers Warrego, Parramatta and Yarra) amidst a wave of national pride and patriotic fervour. At the outbreak of war she provided a clear deterrent to enemy warships and kept our coastal shipping, trade and communication lines open while taking part in the operations to seize German colonies and destroy their communications in the Pacific. In 1915 she was ordered to Britain where she became flagship of the 2nd Battle Cruiser Squadron operating in the North Sea. In 1919 she returned to Australia and was decommissioned before being scuttled outside Sydney Harbour in 1924. The Prime Minister’s eulogy for the great ship declared “the passing of ‘Australia’ closes a glorious chapter in the history of the Australian Navy. We shall never forget that in the eventful days of 1914, when the fate of Civilisation hung in the balance, it was the presence of ‘Australia’, manned by Australian seamen, that saved our shores and our shipping from the fate which overtook less fortunate nations”. Est. $200

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Chartered Institute of Secretaries, Sydney Branch badge 37x25mm in gilt silver and enamel with suspension loop, reverse engraved “J(ohn).S.Adams Chairman 1944-45” no enamel chips and a most attractive item See lot 901 for a cadet fob medalet to the same recipient Est. $50

Cycling; Sydney Bicycle & Motor Club membership badges 1947, 1948 (2), 1959, 1961; plus Speewell Cycles badges (2, diff) VF (7 items) Est. $75 School badges; Scotch College Melbourne hat badges (3, one in silver), prefect and probationer badges (2), light blue colour badge, Old Collegians cloth badge; two vintage plastic Scotch Terriers (one black, one white); plus MCC badges c.1980s-1990s (5) Mixed Condition (14 items) Est. $60

Scottish military and civil sporran brooches (9), buttons (14), hospital badges (2), Walker & Hall souvenir badges (6), and other related Scottish badges (9), a few in silver and enamel, Mixed Condition (40 items) Est. $75

WA Centenary enamel badge “Centenary Celebrations 1929 Hannan Memorial, Eastern Goldfields” by Stokes & Sons Melbourne, superb unused condition Est. $90

Melbourne Centenary Air Race commemorative badge in gilt October 1934, 72x42mm with pin intact and scarce The race took commenced on October 20th and flew a course between from England to Flemington Racecourse with a prize of £15000 to the winner. The British team Scott and Black in a De Havilland Comet came in first with a flying time of 71 hours. The Dutch team in a Douglas DC2 came in second and won on handicap with a flying time of 90 hours. Of twenty starters, one crashed in Italy killing both the crew, another was destroyed in a ground collision, seven withdrew en-route and eleven completed the course with the last arriving on November 24th. Est. $200

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South Australian WWII Air Raid Patrol hat badge 40x48mm in cloisonne enamel by Schlank & Co Adelaide, superb condition with full gilt surfaces, a rare type esp in this condition Est. $90


Accumulation of mainly Australian badges in old Griffiths sweet tin, Mixed Condition and worth a look (approx 70 items) Est. $50


Accumulation of Australian and world 1940s-1990s on strips of felt (51, incl early WA safe driver, Red Cross, Civil Defence); modern c.1990s Robertson’s Jam golliwog badges (9 diff); Iraqi Operation Freedom playing card deck of US military heroes; plus misc decimal coins (21, incl One Dollar blank) and misc Roman bronze, Mixed Condition (82 items) Est. $50


Accumulation in old lacquered Japanese trinket box incl Australian Constitutional Convention, union badges, VRC and other horse racing, school and some overseas items, Mixed Condition (45 items) Est. $90


Accumulation of badges including 3DB, 3XY radio badges, old Tasmanian Ass; together with military and enamel sporting badges etc, Mixed Condition (52 items) Est. $60


Accumulation of badges incl Boys Brigade, Royal Life Saving Society, Scouts badge in silver, Orange widows fund Belfast 1970; together with a mixture of sporting, shooting and association badges, a few in silver and enamel, a real mixed bag, Mixed Condition (41 Badges) Est. $75


Good group of vintage mainly Queensland bowling club enamel badges with some duplication, clubs incl Kedron, Isis, Auchenflower, East Brisbane, Toowong, Ithaca, Ipswich, Burleigh Heads, Namboor, Beaudesert, Gympie, Southport, Yeronga, Graceville, Annerly, Victorian tourist bowler etc, many in P.J.King envelopes 1937. A couple missing pins but generally in excellent grade in old cigar box (50 badges) Est. $75


Group 1915-1953 incl temperance, 3DB Smile Away Club on original card dated 1940, Red Cross, misc union badge, ‘clicker’ etc, all housed in old lacquer box (30 items) Est. $75


WWI period group of tinplate badges incl 1915 Anzac, Hospital Day, Wattle Day, Peace Day 1919 etc, one duplication (12 badges) Est. $30

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Group of badges incl Tattersalls Club Melbourne Branch 192627, Bjelke Petersen Bros honour badge in silver, 1925 Empire Exhibition etc; plus misc medalets, medallions and coins, Mixed Condition (127 items) Est. $75


Huge collection of Scouting and Girl Guide patches, metal badges, Jamboree items etc from what appears to be all troops in Australia housed in tins, wooden boxes, leather cases and bags, somewhat disorganised but with fabulous resale potential (1,000s) Est. $1,000


NSW Government Railway First Aid Corps life member badge in 9ct gold with reverse screw attachment impressed to J.E.Bone dated 1958; plus related 9ct gold efficiency bar to the same recipient dated 1955, total weight approx 17gms, EF and most attractive (2 items) Est. $275


Mixed lot of badges, coins, medalets etc incl some union and military items, a nice lot in Mixed Condition (approx 70 items) Est. $50


Small group of badges and buttonholes mainly in gilt and enamel compr early Sydney Grammar School, RSL, Commonwealth Jubilee 1951 South Australia, blood donor; plus movie-related pins and buttonholes compr Motion Picture National Congress 1967 Queensland (scarce), Greater Union, Universal International; and an unidentified pin based on the Statue of Liberty, a nice group (8 badges) Est. $50


Perth; British Empire and Commonwealth Games 1962 car badge 73x98mm in 5-colour enamel by Sheridans Perth with chrome finish and tang fitting. The lightest of marks, virtually As New Est. $150


Royal Automobile Assn South Australia member badge 104mm in cast aluminium c.1923 numbered 13095 (RAA4a) tang fitting without holes VF and rare; plus c.1952 type with yellow paint (Raa7a) (2 badges) Est. $125


Royal Automobile Assn South Australia member badge 95mm in nickel plate c.1929 numbered R943 (RAA5) VF and rare so nice Est. $100

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References to car badges in brackets within this section are sourced from “Motoring Association Badges of Australia� revised edition 2008 by A.B.Patterson Melbourne Olympic Games 1956 car or motorcycle bumper bar badge 63mm by Sheridan of Perth enamelled in six colours, extremely rare, the first we have seen Est. $250

National Roads and Motorists Assn (NRMA) NSW badge registered #727 c.1924 by Craftsmen Enamellers of Sydney (NRMA1), rim dings and some enamel loss but a rare early type; plus Herald Touring Club Victoria badge c.1945 by Stokes & Martin (HTC2) in excellent condition (2 badges) Est. $100

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Royal Automobile Club of Australia associate member badge c.1920 in enamelled bronze by Angus & Coote Sydney numbered 2468 (RACA4) no damage but with honest wear, very rare – perhaps less than 100 exist Est. $200


Royal Automobile Club Auckland associate member badge c.1940s numbered N15908; plus later badge c.1980s (2 badges) Est. $75

RACQ honour badge in nickel plate numbered 655 by Wallace Bishop Brisbane (RACQ6) excellent condition, scarce this grade Est. $100


RACV associate member badge c.1916 in enamel and plate numbered 330 by Stokes & Son Melbourne (RACV2X) the pressed metal base with stress holes at each corner although 80% of plating remains and enamel intact, a nice early and rare example This badge marks the first use of the term “Royal” for the Victorian chapter Est. $150


RACV associate member badge c.1916 in enamel and plate numbered 2031 by Stokes & Son Melbourne (RACV2X) the pressed metal base with minor splits, 20% of plating remains and enamel intact; plus a later example c.1920 with convex enamelling numbered 144426 with 90% of plating intact but with slight enamel loss on driver’s side (RACV3) (2 badges) Est. $125

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RACQ associate member badge lacquered and enamelled c.1922 numbered A4516 by Angus & Coote (RACQ2) intact and rare as such Est. $150

RACQ associate member badge in nickel plate and enamel numbered T55 by Amor Brisbane (RACQ3); plus Eliz II oval type in chromed bronze (RACQ12) the first scarce (2 badges) Est. $100 Lot 1296

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RACV official reproduction of member badge RACV4 in chromed brass and enamel numbered 4580 (as all are) (RACV10) minor scuffs on acrylic enamel; plus British RAC badge c.1978 (RACT11) As New (2 badges) Est. $150

Veteran Motorists Assn 30 and 35-Year member types c.1953 (VMA1); plus post 1960 type (VMA2) minor enamel loss on two but the other superb, all scarce (3 badges) Est. $150


Ship Constructors & Shipwrights Assn 39x28mm in 4-colour enamel c.1940 with lapel fitting, no maker Est. $60


Tasmanian Trades & Labour Council of Hobart silver fob badge c.1880s, Fine and rare with research Est. $200


Trolly, Draymen and Carters Union badges for 1919, 1920 and 1921 (Smith 655, 656, 657); plus Trolly, Draymen and Motor Drivers Union badges 1923 and 1925 (Smith 659, 661) VF (5 badges) Est. $100

Police/Protective Services Victorian ambulance service flash badge, hat badge and related material incl Victorian Civil Ambulance Service medallions, cloths, badges etc (18 items) Est. $60


Pine Gap satellite tracking station security officer magnetic flash badge 81x60mm c.1970s and consigned by the owner who retired in 1979, EF and extremely rare Est. $400


Group of police badges, medallions, cufflinks, tie bars etc incl Queensland, Sth Aust, Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, NT (28 items) Est. $100


St John Ambulance; Service Medal of the Order of St John medal 38mm in rhodium plated cupro nickel c.1966 or later, no ribbon, impressed naming on edge has been erased else EF or better Est. $40

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Belgium; Royal Automobile Club Belgique spoked car badge 90mm with crown over red and white enamel, minor enamel flake at noon, VF Est. $75

Union Badges & Memorabilia


Federated Carters and Drivers Industrial Union Quarterly tinplate badge c.1920 (Smith 259) VF Est. $50


Port Pirie Waterside Workers Federation membership badges, one dated 1932, the other undated c.1920s-1930s and both numbered, VF with research (2 badges) Est. $100

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Freshwater pearl and 20ct gold ladies bracelet ex Dubai 1970 weight 13.63gms, not hallmarked but tested for purity Est. $400


Heavy 20ct gold ladies bracelet with safety chain ex Dubai early 1970s weight 106gms, not hallmarked but tested at just over 20ct gold, an attractive handmade piece with little wear Est. $3,250


Art Deco style marquesite sterling silver dragonfly brooch plus another in the style of a bow, marquesite and topaz sterling silver ring size N; together with deco style rhinestone costume jewellery brooches and dress clips etc, Mixed Condition (10 items) Est. $100


Art Deco style marquesite sterling silver swallow brooch, silver sweetheart brooch hallmarked 1901 Birmingham; together with Deco style marquesite and rhinestone costume jewellery brooches and dress clips, Mixed Condition (8 items) Est. $100


Art Deco style marquesite sterling silver brooch in the form of a gecko, length 54mm, one or two of the rhinestones appear to have been replaced otherwise a nice little fun and kitsch example Est. $40


Art Deco style marquesite and amethyst sterling silver earrings; together with Deco style rhinestone costume jewellery brooches and dress clips etc (14 items) Est. $75


East Africa string of graduated bone circular beads 680mm c.1930s-1940s Est. $40


Neck chain 60cm in 9ct gold with 9ct gold bezel holding Uncirculated Two Hundred Dollars 1991 Emu, with RAM certificate of authenticity in plush case of issue Est. $600

Tasmanian Railway Ambulance 9ct gold service award badge engraved “J.Rickard 1955”; plus generic Gould League of Bird Lovers member badge no.3434 by K.G.Luke c.1940s (2 items) Est. $350


Honeysuckle Fire Brigade (near Violet Town Victoria) shield 60x62mm in nickel-silver with reverse neck chain attachments engraved “Presented to Mrs J.C.Ellis by the Members of the Honeysuckle Fire Brigade on the occasion of the christening of their new steam fire engine April 8th 1886” VF and a most interesting and attractive early colonial fire brigade item Est. $175

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Masonic apron in leather case together with box of religious medals, rosary beads etc; plus box of vintage household items incl pens, pencils etc, modern Australian military badges, flags, and two old machete-type knives, Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $75



Freshwater pearl and 20ct gold ladies bracelet ex Dubai 1970 weight 54.28gms, not hallmarked but tested for purity Est. $1,500

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Lapis Lazuli rough cut necklace with Indian spacers and hook clasp c.1980s, attractive Est. $90

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Vintage Ladies 18ct gold rings size I, one set with diamonds, another set with diamonds and rubies (2 rings) Est. $300


Ladies or gents ring in 20ct gold size P/Q set with large emerald with many inclusions, ex Dubai 1970s, weight 15.35gms, little use Est. $450

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Pretty 18ct yellow and white gold dress ring size P/Q with a crescent of five brilliant cut diamonds, little use evident Est. $300


Ring in 22ct gold size Q set with Mikimoto 7mm cultured pearl c.1970s, weight 4.1gms Est. $150




Sovereign 1925S with voided Hebrew letter “h” or an abbreviated Hai symbol; plus British Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society Limited Penny check in tinplate, VG-VF (2 items) Est. $250


Interesting selection of costume jewellery, rings, cufflinks, earrings etc with some in silver, noted coral and jade. The lot includes a bronze and pearlite crucifix, Mixed Condition (approx 100 items) Est. $90


Accumulation of broken and complete jewellery items, cufflinks, chains etc, noted pearl strand, new Pegasus cufflink in case, masonic memorabilia, 1977 Silver Jubilee medal, Italian silver jewellery, and what appears to be a 9ct gold neck chain, Mixed Condition (45 items) Est. $150

Ladies sterling silver chain-link evening purse with sterling silver arm handle and ball clasp hallmarked London 1915, total weight 109gms, superb condition Est. $250


British WWI period general service wagon with two horse team 18cm in painted soft metal missing one soldier, minor paint loss else excellent condition Est. $125 British-made medium size vehicles including tray-truck and crane-truck, by Triang, used (2 items) Est. $40

‘Britains’ British-made lead soldiers and figures in original illustrated card boxes, a good assortment of regiment types, unfortunately many pieces damaged and the boxes dilapidated but plenty of pieces unbroken and a good lot for display or resale (dozens) Est. $125 Chess sets (2), one in carved wood, the other in soapstone pieces and board; together with Strategy board game, stitched leather ball; plus a selection of Matchbox and Corgi cars and a model German WWII Tiger tank, Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $30

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Hornby, Hornby/Triang and Hornby Rovex HO/OO trains including R.051 GWR 0-6-0 PT Locomotive, two passenger carriages, brake van, utility van, Shell tank wagon, open wagon with track, station platform and accessories, untested for working order, a couple of units with minor damage (lot) Est. $60


Assorted 1950’s Jigsaw puzzle sets in boxes, a very nice nostalgia lot which includes a colourful ‘soldiers in uniform’ plywood group, contents unchecked for completeness and sold as is (12 boxed sets plus misc oddments) Est. $50




Hornby Series, all metal (tinplate) 0-Scale clockwork train set c.1940s, missing the loco but comprising rolling stock (many in the original boxes) including assorted wagons, guard’s van, breakdown van with crane, passenger carriages including a lovely little half-length Pullman and a nice LNER which opens to reveal the interior; a couple of accessories including a signal and an interesting goldfields-style ore-crusher; together with track including straight, curved, two points and two crossovers, an old dusty set which hasn’t seen the light of day for a very long time, would benefit greatly from some TLC but on the whole seems to be in fairly good order and an excellent lot for the dedicated enthusiast (includes couple of additional rolling stock pieces not shown in the illustration) Est. $150


“Trux” (Top Gear Ltd) Aussie Big Rigs and Buses series 1:76 scale die cast models compr 1947 Alboin Venturer double decker bus (2, TX2, TX2F), 1949 AEC Regent III double decker bus (TX6B), 1952 AEC Regent III double decker bus (TX6E) all new in original boxes, some never opened (4 items) Est. $75


“Trux” (Top Gear Pty Ltd) Aussie Big Rigs and Buses series 1:76 scale die cast models compr Leyland 1933 Titan TDI double decker bus (TX3F), 1939 Leyland Tiger TS8 single deck bus (TX12B), 1940 Leyland TDSc Titan double decker bus (TX13), 1952 Leyland Tiger OPS2 single decker bus (TX7F), 1953 Leyland Titan OPD2 double decker bus (TX5C), 1961 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 double decker bus (TX10), 1972 Leyland National 11.3 (TX11) all new in original boxes, some never opened (7 items) Est. $150


“Trux” Aussie Big Rigs and Buses series 1:76 scale die cast models compr Mercedes Minibus (TX14B), 1954 Ansair Flexible Clipper bus (2, TX15B, TX15C), 1980 Denning Mono coach (TX16B), 1988 Denning double decker coach (TX09) all new in original boxes, some never opened (5 items) Est. $90

Hornby-Dublo station platform unit, die-cast metal construction, a little dusty but an early type before plastic units came onto the market and will come up nice with a clean Est. $50

Meccano oddments, housed in original ‘Kit 7’ and ‘Accessories Outfit 7’ boxes, appears to be missing a great many components however a useful lot for parts, includes a working clockwork motor and couple of catalogues, the boxes, contents and catalogues all in well used condition and sold as is Est. $75

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Scientific/Technical Instruments 1341

Draughtsman’s cased instruments set by Debrett, good condition and high quality (10 pieces) Est. $40


Watchmaker’s antique depth tool c.1900 or earlier with very old original case, a recent price tag laid in indicating selling price of $295 Est. $75


Pierre Jacquard quartz dress watch in original case and appearing unused but in need of a battery, nice Est. $50

Weights & Scales 1343

Sovereign and Half Sovereign pocket scale by notable maker “Harrison” Est. $50


Weights sets (2), one in wooden box with six weights 5gm-100gm, the other in plastic or bakelite box with nine brass weights 1gm100gm plus assorted fractionals; together with a modern Indian brass balance scale & weight set (3 sets) Est. $60


Waltham “Traveller” pocket watch in 20 year heavy gold plate case, crown wind with subsidiary seconds, working intermittently; plus plain Swiss Ladies crown wind pocket watch not working (2 watches) Est. $100


A nice old oriental single-pan balance weight set in timber case Est. $40


Selection of pocket watches c.1890s to modern incl one in silver, all needing attention (7 watches) Est. $50


Post Office letter scales on wooden plinth with five brass weights 1/4oz to 4oz Est. $40


Selection of wristwatches incl Seiko, Citizen, Lorus copy watches etc most needing attention, Mixed Condition (13 watches) Est. $75


Selection of wristwatches incl Seiko, Citizen, Cartier, Coronet, Coinwatch Sixpence-type etc most needing attention, Mixed Condition (25 watches) Est. $75

Watches and Clocks Session 3

GENTS WATCHES Watches, instruments and devices with working mechanisms are verified to be accurately described. Whilst every care is taken to provide secure packaging for all items in transit, no responsibility may be assigned to the Auctioneer for lots that are described as being ‘in working order’ but are found to be not working at the time of receipt. Such lots are sold “as is” and are not subject to return 1347


9ct gold wristwatch c.1940s with engraved silver dial and modern leather strap; together with Ladies silver cocktail wristwatch c.1920s-1930s set with black onyx, later stainless band, both in working order; together with 2-colour 9ct gold brooch 30x30mm with competently enamelled portrait of gentleman; and a Gloucestershire Regiment slider badge (4 items) Est. $60


Avion 18ct white gold wristwatch and band set with four diamonds c.1970s, 17 jewels incabloc movement with original crystal, in good working order Est. $750


Rolex 9ct gold wristwatch c.1930s in good working order with later matching Speidel expandable band; plus extra band and nickel plate sovereign case Est. $175

Elgin Deluxe 17-jewel 10ct gold filled pocket watch c.1950s (not working); plus USA-made Westclox pocket ben c.1940s (2 watches) Est. $75


Key wind silver pocket watch with dust cover, engraved on back plate “Presented to Mr Joseph Wright by the Principal Ratepayers of Wilsden for Honesty and Integrity as Overseer 1849” engine turned silver dial with gold hands and pointers, the suspension loop is a non-silver replacement, missing subsidiary seconds hand else in good working order, a nice item Est. $150


Lavina solid 9ct gold 17-jewel wristwatch c.1950s with four adjustments, radium hands, sweep seconds and gold pointers with radium, no wrist strap but in good working order Est. $175

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Selection of old pocket watches c.early 1800s-1900s incl key and crown wind, a couple gold plated and a couple in silver, none working (6); plus partial 9ct gold match chain (17gms approx) (7 items) Est. $300


Selection of gents and ladies wristwatches 1950-80’s (10) and a pocket watch, most in good working order but a few in need of repair; plus misc costume jewellery incl brooches and brooch mounts, some in silver (6), sterling silver rings (6), souvenir pins and tie pins (6), lockets (2), etc (3); plus Georgian silver christening spoon hallmarked Edinburgh 1842, Mixed Condition (35 items) Est. $150


Timber framed mantle clock, no maker, the hinge on the back cover needs some minor attention to free it up, small area of damage to one of the timber corners and the striker for the chime needs repositioning but a nice 1920’s-style unit with attractive mouldings on the base; together with a German timber framed mantle clock, replacement back cover, both tick away for a minute or two then stop (2 items) Est. $60


Nice group of bedside and/or mantle clocks, four wind-up and two quartz, all set in glass or lead crystal housings; plus a modern German-make small mantle clock set in a gilt cast metal housing in simulated Louis XIV style, the last overwound and needs attention, the others in working order (7 clocks) Est. $150


English timber framed mantle clocks by Enfield Clock Co London (2), the front glass has come adrift on one but could be refitted, the other in a case labelled as made by F.C.Tennent of Melbourne, both with the striking mechanisms working but the movements in need of attention, the Tennent-cased unit goes for a few minutes then stops, the other not working (2 items) Est. $50




German timber framed mantle clock by Baduf, Westminster chime striking on the quarter, replacement back cover, the pendulum has been dropped resulting in some surface fractures but intact, the movement working with a lovely sweet resounding chime Est. $75

Paintings, Maps & Prints PAINTINGS

German timber framed mantle clock by Franz Hermle & Sons, works for a few minutes then stops, needs a little attention but a very good quality German make and deserving of some TLC Est. $60 1367


Hanimex Practica Nova 1B 35mm SLR in leather case, appears to be in working order; Pentax Espio 150SL; Sony FD Mavica 1.6 megapixels dual media camera with charger; plus small pair of binoculars, the lot includes some manuals (lot) Est. $75

China, watercolour of Nanking street scene by Professor Yang Yun-Long (ex President of Jiang Water Colour Painting Research Association) tastefully framed and glazed on acid-free boards in “Recherche” frame 490x630mm, image size 305x435mm, lovely Est. $250

German timber framed mantle clock by Haller (marked ‘Foreign’ for the UK market), not working but a nice unit with a quality German movement and well worth restoration; together with an English timber framed mantle clock without key or pendulum, the striking mechanism working, the movement overwound (2 items) Est. $60

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Photographic Equipment & Materials


Ford, Judy; still life, oil on board in frame 590x490mm signed Judy Ford ‘87 Est. $150


Mack, Bill; bonded bronze relief sculpture of nude size 460x630mm in frame 760x910mm, one of his earlier works c.2000 and highly desirable as such. The work is in excellent original condition and comes with 14 ages of prices and research on this still active artist from Doubletake Gallery, Minneapolis USA Est. $2,000


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Ford, Judy; still life entitled “Plums and Still Life”, oil on board in frame 590x490mm signed Judy Ford Est. $150


Small group of 19th and 20th Century family photographs (9), one in ornately tooled leather travel case (hinge crudely repaired), the others mounted on board; plus five small unmounted photographs c.WWII period (5) (14 items) Est. $30


Selection of vintage b/w photos compr A4 British castles and castle ruins (4), A3 size prints on backing cards of Warwick Castle, Stratford-on-Avon Holy Trinity Church, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Caesar’s Tower (Warwick Castle), The Old Mill, Guys Cliffe Warwick, Leicester Hospital, Kenilworth Castle, nice condition and ready for framing (12 items) Est. $30


Green, F; acrylic on board entitled “Yea Landscape” in frame 580x420mm, signed at bottom left corner, some foxing in the sky Est. $75


Japan, wood block prints by Kunisada Utagawa (1786-1863) and Ichcyosai Toyokuni (1823-1880) depicting sumo wrestling, framed and glazed on acid-free boards, frame sizes 575x360mm and 590x372mm, an impressive and decorative pair (2 prints) Est. $175


Japan, wood block print entitled “Danjuro Ichikawa” signed Toyokuni (1786-1864) in glazed acid-free frame 445x360mm; together with two smaller size wood blocks featuring traditional Japanese scenes and events in glazed frames each 350x285mm (3 prints) Est. $90


Box of framed prints incl Station Street Carlton, Royal Parade North Melbourne, early Melbourne street scenes, G.J.Coles & Coy Ltd 50th Anniv of foundation 1964 certificate signed by Sir George J.Coles and Sir Edgar Coles; together with folio of old advertsing calendars etc and two unframed prints in tubes (27 items) Est. $100

Green, F; acrylic on board entitled “Farm House Whittlesea” in frame 619x490mm, signed at bottom right corner, needs a clean but attractive Est. $100

Henderson, Jo; acrylic on board entitled “Narooma Inlet” in frame 440x390mm, signed at bottom right corner Est. $75

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Australian pottery ewer 260mm tall, the firing creating an enamelled metal effect, c.1960s/1970s and signed on base, no chips, cracks or restoration; together with six glass swizzle sticks (7 items) Est. $50


Australian flag approx 7ft high, some holes; plus 1952b Neptune certificate, and two old writing implements Est. $60


Box of old keys (approx 100); box of old can and bottle openers (approx 40, mainly with advertising), cutlery/souvenir spoons; together with misc model cars, Wembley starting pistol etc, Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $100


China, Szechuan Province gilt silver and enamel dragon c.1970s in embroidered box of issue, fine silver and enamel work and nice Est. $100


Drink coasters, a huge quantity with duplication (100s)


Eliz II Coronation 1953 embroidered ribbon similar to Stevenograph; Victorian petrol ration tickets compr Two Gallons (6) and Ten Gallons; Melbourne Olympics 1956 ticket stub for MCG 28th November; early TV/radio licence; plus misc funny money (18) Mixed Condition (28 items) Est. $50


Indian brassware including lamp-base, incense burner, bells (2); lacquer-ware box with hand-painted oriental scene, wooden musical box (working), two carved wooden items and a silverplate christening cup (9 items) Est. $25


Place mats in glass with oil paintings of country scenes (3, one near perfect, others with faults); plus a selection of vintage certificates and other documents, Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $20


Sterling silver ladies shoe horn hallmarked Birmingham 1906, nice grade for this Est. $75


Shoe horn 300mm in hand stippled silver plate in the shape of a lady’s leg dated 23rd May 1911, beautifully engraved with the title “Wedding Bells”, Coat-of-Arms, rising sun, conjoined flags etc, 95% of the plating intact and extremely rare Est. $100


Sovereign Queens of England sterling silver spoon collection, comprising Elizabeth I, Mary I, Mary II, Anne, Victoria and Elizabeth II (150gms net weight) a quality set, well crafted and As New in plush case Est. $75


Table cloth 530x460mm, WWI period hand embroidered Souvenir of Egypt, nice condition with no holes Est. $50


Victorian Railways; selection of early driver, guard and railway employee uniform badges sorted by maker in envelopes incl Civil Service, Sol Davis Melbourne, Lincoln Stuart, Stokes & Sons, R.Gaunt & Sons etc (approx 95 items); plus related items incl bottle opener, shears etc, Mixed Condition (approx 105 items) Est. $50


Vintage Pyrene fire extinguisher with contents and wall bracket; hand painted wall charger with British rural scene set in circular timber frame; and a quantity of misc world stamps mainly in envelopes, the first item very attractive with lots of character and suitable for a period display (lot) Est. $50

Session 3

Other Ephemera/Collectables

Est. $50


French Five Francs 1873 concealing tempered stainless steel scissors, knife and file, superb workmanship and scarce gVF Est. $90


Glass and EPNS decanter; WWI shell casing trench art piece c.1917; old moulded glass electrical insulators, tin signs, Empire Ware deco vase; Royal Doulton Bunnykins baby plate (Mr Piggly’s Stores); plus Royal Mosa 1990 limited edition sandwich plate (8 items) Est. $75


Glass and porcelain bottles (4); glass table lighter in the shape of a soccer ball; vintage bicycle lamp; misc cleaned coins and medalets in box (17 items); plus cigarette dispenser in the shape of a bullet, Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $30


Gramophone styli tins with contents compr HMV, Songster, Embassy, Decca, and Bell; together with vintage HMV record cleaning brush c.1937 (6 items) Est. $60 Lot 1397

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Toby Jug “HMS Cheerio”, a good quality British-made piece by Shorter & Son Staffordshire, height 150mm, excellent condition with no chips, cracks or crazing Est. $60

Session 3


Wedgewood trinket box in blue bisque porcelain with allegorical scene on the lid; Wedgewood ‘Waratah’ miniature plate in pink on white jasper; plus Royal Worcester ceramic egg coddler, all in original boxes (3 items) Est. $50


Toby Jug “The Jovial Judge”, Japanese make, height 152mm, some crazing in the glaze and a couple of old household paint drips on the surface but no chips or cracks; two Japanese blue-glazed ceramic equestrian figurines, Picanini figurine money box (the head broken and repaired), lampshade and base in the form of a native female, small decorative heart-shaped cast metal jewellery box with intaglio on lid, and a nickel-plated brass sovereign case (7 items) Est. $60


Collection of souvenir tea spoons, some in boxes, a good lot for resale or a useful starter collection (dozens) Est. $30


Collection of collectable thimbles, some in boxes (20 pieces) Est. $60


Accumulation of British Royalty commemorative and souvenir items including QEII and Prince Philip tin-plate portrait wall chargers (the first damaged); Royal Visit to NZ 8mm home-movie film (2) and slides; ceramic commemoratives (4) incl Coronation 1953; Silver Jubilee 1977, Chuck & Di wedding 1981, Edward VII jug; plus assorted books, magazines and brochures including Arthur Mee’s ‘Salute the King’ (Geo VI), Tuck’s ‘Westminster Abbey’ (for the Coronation 1953), ‘Royal Visit to Auckland’ 1953 etc; and two 1937 Coronation Souvenir tabloid broadsheets of the New Zealand Herald and the Auckland Star, nice lot for the enthusiast with some hard-to-find items, Mixed Condition, the last two with age deterioration (lot) Est. $60


Centenary of Western Australia souvenir cellulose napkin ring 1929, lovely condition and rare; South Australia Centenary souvenir cake knife 1936 in the original box (scarce); and a 1950’s EPNS napkin ring with Australian coat-of-arms (3 items) Est. $50


Accumulaton of printed items including accumulation of National Bank calendars with some from 1958 and the 1960s; 1980s Pickering’s Playmates calendars; plus laminated poster prints and a couple of oil paintings on canvas (lot) Est. $40


Accumulation of bottle openers (2, one with advertising on anodised miniature beer bottle), pocket knives (3), cigarette lighter, bakelite magnifying glass, cast iron oddments, WWI period French binoculars missing body but optics intact, leather tobacco pouch, and cased stencils and ruler (12 items) Est. $40


Assortment of ‘goodies’ incl HMV and Songster tin of 78RPM gramophone needles, Palace of Industry Adelaide 1930 souvenir case, rotoscope for viewing stereo cigarette cards, misc Duke’s cigarette card, cream and milk bottle tops for Devonshire Dairy of Hepburn Springs Vic (14), British school medals (2) and related engraved silver football fob (a couple cased) (22 items) Est. $75


Mixture of oddments compr English, Prussian and Swedish coloured art prints; facsimile USA Confederate State banknotes (25); Australian decimal FDCs (approx 70) and loose mint predecimals in singles and multiples; plus bone handled and leather sheathed presentation dirk (lot) Est. $100


Mixed bag of goodies incl Australian collectables price guides (3), misc cased decimal and world coins (some silver), unused clay pipe, trade cards, medallions, military cloths, PNG Police badge, football items, lodge medal, security badge, PTC of NSW station assistant’s hat badge etc, Mixed Condition (50+ items) Est. $100


Small group of collectables incl two similar leather bound hymn and prayer book pairs in leather travel holders, one with written greeting 1908, the other with two greetings 1920; “Corner” novelty card pack; “Playtime” small size playing card set; CocaCola “Russell” Super Yo-Yo (used); Hong Kong-made electric locomotive; Scanlen’s Abba cards c.1970s (22 with duplications); Tuckfield’s Tea bird cards (160 approx); plus cased New Zealand One Dollar 1974 Games, interesting (lot) Est. $60


Limited edition plates, one “Teddy and Friend” by Barenther of Bavaria 200mm; plus Franklin Mint wildlife issues compr “Silent Watch” and “Save the Eagle” each 205mm, all As New in boxes of issue (3 plates) Est. $150


Limited edition plates by Bradford Exchange compr “Our Lady of Lourdes” and “Our Lady of Fatima” both 165x220mm and part of the Visions of Our Lady series, As New in boxes of issue (2 plates) Est. $100


Limited edition plate 240mm by Royal Goedewaagen with Dutch windmill scene entitled “Bevroren River” by Paul van Dort 1991, As New in box Est. $60


Limited edition plates each 190mm by Seltman of Germany compr “The Mill Stream” and “The Blacksmith” As New in boxes of issue (2 plates) Est. $125


Limited edition plates each 210mm by Orisis Porcelain compr “Tutenkhamun & His Princess”, “Banquet in the Royal Garden”, “Nefertiti the Eternal Beauty” and “The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun” a nice group for the Egyptology enthusiast (4 plates) Est. $200


Limited edition plate by Imperial Jingdezhan Porcelain with attractive Chinese scene “The Marble Boat”, 212mm diam in box of issue Est. $60

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Australian marquetry wooden bowl & lid; small pottery item by Kalvan, signed (small glaze fault); studio-type glazed pottery ashtray; West German vase; assorted spoons and forks including set of forks with Australian military emblem; Seiko bedside alarm clock, Kienzle travel clock and three Fijian tourist souvenir carved tribal masks, interesting group (lot) Est. $35 Assorted household products including Bendigo Pottery canister, other unmarked Australian pottery and related items; plus pewter cups pair in box, large magnifying glass in wooden box; Swiza brass carriage clock; pop-art wall plaque; glass paper weight; bottle opener with Supreme Court of Victoria appreciation inscription; 50-year chrome desk calendar; old sewing kit; box of padlocks; old sander; selection of unused railway soaps etc, Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $40


Silver salvers 225mm and 330mm each with three feet; plus octagonal EPNS drink serving salver 375mm, all c.early 1900s and in excellent condition (3 salvers) Est. $250


Pewter tea set comprising teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug, the base of the teapot stamped ‘Sheffield Plate-4 1885”, the lid of the sugar bowl with damaged handle; pair of US-made pewter napkin rings with dog and bird figurines; New Zealand souvenir drinks tray ornamented with paua shell; two small Wedgwood plates, one with Buckingham Palace view, the other with hand-painted floral design; ‘Charles Hope’ ice-chest plaque; an old smoker’s clay pipe and a glass marble (11 items) Est. $40



Meerschaum tobacco pipe in original leather case, an early 1900s type with beautifully carved female head, original engine turned stem band and no chips, lovingly used condition Est. $150


Session 3


Two Vesta cases in silver both hallmarked Birmingham 1919, the first by Rolason brothers, the second by T Hayes; together with silver plated vesta case, all ornately engraved the first monogrammed, all in working order but with minor dents (3 cases) Est. $150


Chinaware and glassware decorative vases WWI period to c.1950’s, three pairs and a single including a nice pair in opaque glass with allegorical figures, one of the pairs with damaged lips on both pieces (7 items) Est. $60


Set of six cake forks marked “23K. Gold Plated – Japan”, lacking case but appear unused (6 items) Est. $40


Accumulation incl mugs, porcelain, Orrefors glass, bakelite items, and other knick knacks incl Royal Doulton (lot) Est. $125


Small group of items including nice Vietnamese paperweight with goldfish design, Malaysian souvenir pewter dish by Selangor, small Limoges pin dish in gilt highlighted blue enamel, Riga (Latvia) souvenir ceramic plate, an oriental brass livestock bell, an interesting patterned seed or nut with small hole for suspension, said to have been worn as a pendant in the 1930’s, and a decorative container (7 items) Est. $40



Charles II Crown 1676 with initials RW engraved on the obverse, the host coin aFine, interesting Est. $200


‘Iohn Robertson 1783 Whitby Se. Ship’ with crossed Union Jacks and floral devices engraved on a Mexican Two Reales uncertain date, mintmark FM, which has been twice pierced and the central Spanish coat-of-arms removed, with a William III Sixpence 1697C, holed; and an unrelated Australian 1950 Penny slightly dished and cleaned (3 items) Est. $90


Double Florin 1887 with gilt traces and reverse brooch mounts, obverse engraved “From Jack to Katie 26.1.90”; plus holed Sixpence 1819 with circular colonial ‘lion and legend’ counterstamp, and cast Penny 1853, Fine-As Cast (3 coins) Est. $40

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