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Australian Military Medals 1266



Boer War QSA five bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA01, SA02 impressed to 111 Pte J.A.Lahey Queensland IB, suspension post broken but easily repaired, VF with some related newspaper clippings James Allen Lahey from Rockhampton was said to have been the longest surviving Boer War veteran in central Queensland when he died 26th March 1973 aged 92. He served with the 5th Qld Imperial Bushmen Est. $500

WWI KIA Trio with memorial fob; 1914-15 Star impressed to 1350 J.C.Talbot 24/Bn AIF, BWM and Victory impressed to 1350 J.C.Talbot 24 Bn AIF; memorial fob 32x35mm in hallmarked 15ct gold with obverse legend “Anzac” on boomerang, reverse engraved “Presented by the Residents of Birregurra and District to the Parents of the late Gnr J.C.Talbot in appreciation of his services to the Empire in the European War”, the medals aUnc in original boxes of issue with unused ribbons; the fob with removable stains else EF. The lot comes with additional paraphernalia compr small photo of the recipient, Rising Sun hat and collar badges and brooch, “Australia” shoulder title, dog tag, interesting metal ID tag on leather wristband, Women of Australia badge numbered 29561 missing suspended bar, misc newspaper clippings relating to the recipient and his battalion, cloth patch and misc British insignia. The lot also includes a large format certificate depicting the Ypres Reservoir Cemetery with laid-in details of the recipient and his family (a type not seen by this cataloguer.) A most desirable lot generally in excellent condition, and offered to the market for the first time James Clive Talbot, a Birregurra grazier who had previously served with the 20th Light Horse for two years, enlisted with the 2nd Division, Heavy Trench Mortar Battery of the Australian Field Artillery 2nd April 1915, embarked 10th May 1915 at Melbourne on HMAT Euripides, took part in the Gallipoli campaign, KIA 22nd September 1917 in Belgium aged 22. He lies in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery Belgium For an agricultural prize medallion awarded to his father, James Talbot, in 1909 see lot 1454 Est. $650 WWI Trio; 1914-15 Star, BWM and Victory impressed to Pte J.Davidson 1 G Hosp AIF, VF with two very tatty discharge certificates James Davidson enlisted 14th June 1915 at the age of 18½ after obtaining consent from his parents. Of weak constitution, he was sent back to Australia soon after his arrival in the Middle East suffering from rheumatism and was discharged 9th June 1916. On 18th Sept 1916 he enlisted for home service, assisting with recruitment at the rank of Sergeant. This only lasted 47 days and he was finally discharged 3rd Nov 1916 Est. $450

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Imperial Service Order Geo V type with ribbon and clasp, unnamed but attributable to Percival Gellibrand (Percy) Jennings (the father of Patrick George Jennings) in Elkington & Co Ltd case of issue; together with miniature of same, and WWI BWM and Victory miniature pair attributable to Patrick Jennings, gVF-gEF Little is known of Percy Jennings (1868-1935) apart from some information about his sporting prowess. 3330 Private Patrick Jennings born Ballangeich Victoria c.1889, enlisted 27th May 1915 at Cootamundra NSW, embarked Sydney on HMAT Euripides 2nd Nov 1915 with 3 Infantry Battalion 1-12 Reinforcements, wounded three times in France, RTA 6th April 1919. Returned to Victoria postwar and died in tragic farm accident 31st Aug 1936 Also refer to lots 1629 to 1637 for Patrick’s impressive collection of his father’s cricket and football memorabilia Est. $175


WWII POW/Tobruk group of six: 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Australian Service Medal, all pantographed to SX737 R.C Boulger; Rats of Tobruk Medal numbered 160 and engraved SX737, EF and an extremely rare combination of POW in Europe (escaped) with a Rats of Tobruk Medal. The lot includes a studio portrait of Boulger in uniform plus photocopies of documentation including Service & Casualty Form, AMF Statement by POW, Proceedings for Discharge Sheet, correspondence dated November 1992 and February 1993 from Australian Army to Boulger’s family regarding the posthumous issue of medals (explaining the late type of naming on the unclaimed medals). Sapper Robert Charles Boulger, born Glasgow Scotland 24th April 1914, enlisted Adelaide South Australia 27th October 1939; discharged 15th March 1946. Posting at discharge 2/3 Field Company RAE (6th Div Engineers); embarked May 1940 from Sydney; disembarked 17th June 1940 at Gourock, Scotland; HMT L-12 disembarked 30th Dec 1940 Middle East. Taken Prisoner by German forces at Derna 8th April 1941. Unofficially reported POW 10th April 1941; Officially reported POW (Radio Vatican) 11th July 1941. Interned in Italy at Gruppignano Camp 57 December 1941; interned at Camp 106 July 1943. Escaped to Switzerland December 1943, then arrived in Italy from Switzerland October 1944, listed for return to Australia (arrived Melbourne November 1944). Later suffered compound fracture of right leg at 111 Aust.Con. Depot and remained in convalescence for much of the remainder of the duration of service. Boulger’s Statement of Capture reads “During the retreat from Benhahzi (sic) in convoy we were intercepted by German armoured forces. I escaped from this but was captured later in the day by a German patrol. When captured I was in the desert on foot and unarmed”. Est. $4,000

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WWII Group of Five: 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal, Australian Service Medal, impressed naming to VX137730 H.W.Grainger; mounted with Efficiency Medal, engraved naming to V35257 SGT H.W. Grainger C.M.F., the last with a ragged ribbon seemingly added to the mounting bar at a later time; comes with a colour bar for the stars and Efficiency, assorted WWI and WWII badges (5), Dept of Veterans’ Affairs boxed medal; folder with several related papers and a photo of the recipient; and a WWI German Iron Cross (lot) Est. $300


WWII Group of Four mounted for wear; Africa Star, Defence, War Medal and ASM impressed to VX33611 P.H.McKenna, VF Percy Horace McKenna born 24th Sept in Brighton Vic, enlisted 1st July 1940 at North Brighton, discharged 23rd Oct 1945. Posting at discharge 2/4 AF Workshops at rank of Sergeant Est. $100


WWII RAAF Pair; Defence and War Medals impressed to 50851 A.C.Rice no ribbons but with flyer indicating the award of these medals (plus ASM?); together with Royal Life Saving Society silver merit medal named to A.Rice V 1926 and bronze medal named to A.Rice V 1927; Country Fire Authority Victoria Long Service hat badge and CFA Ex-Captain’s badge by Swann & Hudson Frankston, VF-aUnc (6 items) Alfred Charles Rice born 6th Feb 1909 in Torquay Victoria, enlisted Melbourne 16th Feb 1942, discharged 11th Dec 1945. Posting at discharge 7 Operational Training Unit Tocumwal NSW at rank of LAC Est. $125


WWII ASM impressed to WX 7001 W.Brown plus ACMF no ribbon; plus sweetheart badge, silver Geo V 1937 coronation medal with ribbon, and French bronze WWII medal by M.Delannoy (4 items) Est. $75


WWII/Korea and later group of twelve loose and court mounted medals comprising OBE type II (Military); 1939-45 Star and Africa Star unnamed as issued; Defence, War Medal and ASM impressed VX5476 G.H.Rowsen; Eliz II Coronation Medal in silver. Loose decorations compr neck badge of Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in gilt silver and enamels, reverse numbered c336; Pacific Star unnamed as issued; Greece 1940-41 Medal; UN Korea Medal with unattached presidential unit citation bar with oak leaf; Netherlands “For Order and Peace” decoration with 1949 bar, miniatures, EF or better and an impressive group Service records for George Henry Rowden are a little sketchy but he was born 22nd Feb 1917 in London, and served with 2/7 Battalion during WWII. He is also on the roll for Eliz II coronation medal (Helfgott) Lt-Colonel AMF; AIF Middle East 1941 officers list – 2/7th Lieut G.H.Rowden 21st August 1941, Permanent supernumery list; Regimental list October 1944; Capt. Rowden 1st September 1942/ Major 8th January 1944, second GSO II Dir of MT “G” Bch LHQ, 15th December 1943,2/7th AIB 3/37510 Lt-Col, Kure Japan, Inspection BCOF 3rd BNRAR Est. $5,000


Vietnam Campaign Medal pantographed to 5716815 F.A.Ferdinands VF Frederick Allan Ferdinands from Subiaco WA served in Vietnam with the 17th Construction Squad of the Royal Australian Engineers as a temporary Corporal from 18th March 1970 to 25th March 1971 Est. $350

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Collection of replica Rising Sun hat badges from 1902-1991 (7 different) in descriptive timber display case; plus Education Department Victoria swimming and lifesaving medallion 50mm by Stokes Melb c.1930 (2 items) Est. $75


WWII period US Army Officer’s Club Threepence, Gregory Terrace Brisbane, S/B not listed, Unc (10 notes) Est. $300


WWII period US Army Officer’s Club Sixpence Gregory Terrace Brisbane, S/B not listed, aUnc-Unc (3 notes) Est. $125

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Vietnam War period Surgical Team Five Cents (2), Twenty Cents (2) c.1965, used at Long Xuyen and the MACV Bar, Unc (4 notes) Est. $200


5th Light Horse Regiment Queensland WWI period hat badge 30x38mm in bronze with lugs intact by Gaunt London (Cos 174) an excellent example in near mint condition Est. $350


18th Light Horse Regiment (Adelaide Lancers), hat badge 50mm c.1930-1942 and collar pair 30mm in oxidised finish by Angus and Coote, lugs intact gVF (3 pieces). Est. $175


Tasmania; 9ct gold merit badge for the RSSAILA by Stokes with pin intact, named to nurse “Mrs F.A. Annear” EF and rare. Est. $600


WWI 48th Battalion 9ct gold sweetheart brooch with gold safety chain and clip in hana(Far North Queensland Regiment); 1st Infantry Battalion (East Sydney Regiment); 54th Infantry Battalion (Lachlan Macquarie Regiment) all cast types, the last in a plasticlike material, VF (4 badges) Est. $75


Post WWI ANZAC Remembrance 1919 enamel badge 33mm by Stokes & Sons Melbourne with pin intact, superb nearly As New Est. $150

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Boer War period African War Veterans Assn Queensland badge in red and blue enamel by Handford of Brisbane, reverse numbered “562”, EF with enamelling near perfect, extremely rare this nice Est. $500


Boer War Veterans Assn Melbourne Branch life member badge/fob named to V Payne. VF with no damage and exceedingly rare, only a couple known Est. $1,000


Australian Rifle Regiment NSW non-voided hat badge c.19001912 with replacement lugs (Cos 17) VF Est. $175


Adelaide Lancers. 8th Light Horse Regiment hat badge by Angus & Coote VF Est. $350


13th Light Horse Regiment unofficial hat badge in cast bronze (Cos 180) VF Est. $325


Tasmanian Mounted Infantry, 12th Light Horse Regiment contemporary sand-cast bronze hat badge 60mm high c.19001912 (sim Cos 63) not listed as sand-cast and very scarce, VF and the first we have seen Est. $450


Pre 1912 Australian Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) silver and enamel officer’s hat badge with original lugs intact and correct silver and red enamel backing plate impressed “Stokes & Sons” on the rear, a superb example and very rare, especially in this condition Est. $1,000

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WWII period RSL 9ct gold life member badge by Amor Sydney engraved to “W.F Warburton” gVF and seldom offered Est. $300


Northcote High School Cadet Detachment hat badge by Stokes & Sons Melbourne with lugs intact (one bent), a scarce badge of a now disbanded post WWII unit Est. $75

Post WWI 34th Infantry Battalion (Illawarra Regiment) hat badge by Swann & Hudson Frankston, Melbourne University Regiment hat badge; plus VAD/Australia shoulder title by Stokes with lugs intact (3 items) Est. $100

World Military Medals & Militaria BRITISH COMMONWEALTH 1303

Small group of WWI period Australian, British and New Zealand shoulder titles, cap badges etc incl some scarcer types, Mixed Condition (approx 20 items) Est. $75


Australian Instructional Corps hat badge 65x45mm c.1930-1942; plus miscellaneous British badges (2), lugs intact (3 items) Est. $75


Riverina Horse collar badge and officers enamel lapel badge c,WWII, lugs intact, VF-gVF (2 items) Est. $125


WWII period Civil Defence Queensland mixed yellow, red and black enamelled badges for Medical Services (3), Decontamination (2), “M” and “ARP” all reverse fittings intact, VF and much better (7 badges) Est. $100


Australia/USA WWII period hat badge 58x55mm by K.G.Luke Melbourne with original pins and screw back, VF and scarce Est. $125


WWII First Armoured Car Regiment hat badge 60mm and matching opposing collar badges 30mm with all lugs intact, these appear to be the first pattern, gVF-EF (3 items). Est. $350

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Military General Service Medal 1793-1814 with clasp Albuhera impressed to J.Trench Sergt Waggon Train, VF and appears genuine John Trench attested for the Northumberland Militia 7th May 1812 and was discharged at the age of 56 on 30th Nov 1852 as being infirmed and inadequate(!). His service papers state that his service totalled 23 years and 167 days – the variation in his service period resulting from a long gap between Sept 1914 and Oct 1931, just after his service with the “Waggon Train” and when he earned his MGSM. However, Mullin’s transcription of the MGS roll is at variance with the details recorded on this medal, as the recipient is named as J.French with entitlement to the Nive clasp only. Mullin, however, also records a MGSM to a J.Trench with Albuhera clasp in a private collection. The recipients service papers show the name John Trench though his enlistment date on these papers is almost one year after the Battle of Albuhera, so there seems to have been some confusion when issuing medals to French and Trench Est. $1,750

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Burma Medal 1824-1826 in silver, unawarded as issued to HEIC Native Forces, replacement steel clip and ring suspender, some edge knocks else aVF with high C/V Est. $1,250


Crimea Medal 1854 bars Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol impressed to Geo James 1st Batn RE possibly renamed, a few rim bumps else Fine Est. $125


India General Service Medal 1854 bar Burma 1885-7 name erased gVF Est. $125

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South Africa Medal 1877-1879 with clasp “1879” edge engraved to 50/519 Pte J.McKenna 57th Foot; together with boxed Masonic Homes Life Governor medal with ribbon and bar by O’Hara & Muir Melbourne c.1930s, reverse named to J.A.Howlett and in original box of issue (2 items) Est. $500


Egypt Medal 1882 bar Tel-el-Kebik named to 17059 Gun R.T. McIntyre F/I Bn on ribbon R.A, gVF Est. $150


Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal Victoria type name erased, gVF Est. $100

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WWI Pair; BWM and Victory impressed to 308578 Gnr W.C.Baker RA (the second missing ribbon); Victory Medal impressed to 157151 Gnr A.T.Addy RA; plus unnamed 1939-45 Star, Mixed Condition (4 medals) Est. $100


WWI Mercantile Marine War Medal impressed to Frank M.Darby; plus WWI miniature BWM and Victory pair, gVF-EF (2 items) Est. $75


WWI Victory Medal impressed to J67920 J.M. Price Ord RN with WWI period postcard of HMS Victory in glazed frame with a copy of his service record James Michael Price enlisted as Seaman at Portsmouth March 1917, served aboard Nelson’s moored HMS Victory throughout the war, discharged with good conduct 11th November 1919 Est. $75


WWI linen backed map of Gallipoli scale 1:20,000 depicting Anafarta Sagir (Gulf of Savos) reproduced at the Survey Department Egypt 1915, superb condition Est. $200


WWI linen backed maps of France and Belgium used by the military in the Great War, all different (6 maps). Est. $75


Princess Mary Xmas box with original 1915 greeting card that also contains S.S.Ormonde stamp holder and pencil in the shape of a bullet (4 items) Est. $75


WWI War Office correspondence in OHMS envelope with four mentioned in despatches certificates to Major D.C.H Chisholm from Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig dated 9th April 1917, 7th Nov 1917, 7th April 1918 and 16th March 1919, excellent condition (4 items) Est. $75


WWI/WWII miniature Group of Eight with ribbons and clasp for wearing. EF-Unc Est. $75


Naval General Service Medal George VI type II unnamed on correct ribbons, one with S.E.Asia 1945-46 bar, the other with Minesweeping 1945-51 bar, gEF (2 medals) Est. $150


Operational Service Medal 2000 with Afghanistan bar edge named to RFN C.I.P.Monaghan Rifles 30033433 and Iraq Medal name crudely erased, both medals are stamped as copies on the reverse; plus unnamed WWII War Medal no ribbon, Russian 20th Anniv of Victory in the Patriotic War 1965 Medal, and a superb possibly silver whistle and cover (pictured) VF-Unc (5 items) Est. $100


Pre WWI and later accumulation of uniform buttons with several regiments included, a nice lot in mixed condition that includes some better Scottish regiment items (approx 100 items) Est. $75

Boer War QSA bars Relief of Kimberly, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesberg, Diamond Hill, Belfast edge named to 4016 Prew Watson, Yorkshire Regt EF Est. $200

QSA miniature bars SA01, CC, Wittebergen, Diamond Hill, Johannesburg, Driefontein; plus Visit to Ireland Medal 1903 on original suspender with name erased gFine-VF (2 items) Est. $100

WWI Military Cross, unnamed with ribbon gVF

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Kuwaiti Liberation 1991 Medals in original packaging complete with ribbons and brooches, As New (5 medals) Est. $75


Public School Cadets Challenge Shield hallmarked silver medal by “The Press” of Christchurch awarded to “Cadet L.J.Bowman” with original suspender in original case, EF Est. $200


WWII and later war and commem medals with ribbons to 1985, all diff EF-Unc (10 items) Est. $75


Davies Goulbourn Penny (A97) VF or better


Day & Mieville, Gilmour, Licensed Victuallers New Zealand Pennies; Ashton Halfpenny (A98, 143, 326, 20) the last Good, others Fine-VF (4 tokens) Est. $75


Dease Launceston Penny (A99) even brown gEF


Dease Launceston Halfpenny and Penny; Hutton Hobart Town Halfpenny and Penny (A99, 100, 278, 279) the Hutton Halfpenny Good, remainder gFine-aVF (4 tokens) Est. $100


Flavelle Bros Sydney and Brisbane Penny (A123) sharply struck EF Est. $250


Flavelle Bros Sydney Penny (A125) minor surface knocks aVF

SOUTH AFRICA Boer War period photograph albums, scrap book and souvenir photo booklet “The South African Light Horse by photographer H.C Smart (Warning: contains some sensitive racial images) some of the scrap book entries with hand coloured images; together with later ephemera, photos etc up to the end of WWII. A fascinating lot primarily from the Hope family that includes a brass death plaque named to Terence Hope-Campbell, born 19th January 1913, died 14th April 1988, Mixed Condition Est. $200

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Est. $90

USA 1329

WWII period compass by Waltham (not working); together with early Melbourne University enamel badge, sterling silver gym medal c.1900, copper fob with holed silver coins attached, silver Church of England brooch, adjustable watch key, misc Victorian medalet, and misc world coins (17, some damaged) Mixed Condition (24 items) Est. $75

Est. $125

WORLD 1330

Box of military badges, cloths etc incl Australia and British buttons etc, Mixed Condition (approx 55 items) Est. $75


Misc British and world badges and related items c.WWI to 1990s, Mixed Condition (approx 30 items) Est. $75


Small accumulation of British, Canadian and other pips, cap badges, shoulder titles etc c.WWI to late 1900s. The lot includes a nice early group of Signal Corps titles, Mixed Condition (35 items) Est. $90

Est. $75

Tokens 1333

Booth Melbourne Penny ex fire, DeCarle Melbourne Penny, Hide & DeCarle Melbourne Halfpenny; plus Stokes Vine Leaf/Wheat Sheaf Penny, minor faults else Fine-GFine (4 tokens) Est. $90


Brookes Brisbane Penny (A49) aVF

Est. $125


Campbell Morpeth Penny (A60) aVF

Est. $75



Campbell Morpeth Threepence (A685) holed else VF and extremely rare A similar holed and repaired example recently sold for $3,500 (Noble Sale 96, lot 1119) Est. $1,500

Coombs Auckland Penny (A77) aEF

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Est. $100


Fleming Hobart Town Pennies (A128) rim nibbles on one else VF-gVF (2 tokens) Est. $90


Fleming Hobart Town Penny (A129) aEF with noticeable lustre within legends Est. $75


Fleming and Mather Hobart Pennies (A129, 356) VF-gVF (2 tokens) Est. $100


Hanks & Lloyd Sydney Penny and Halfpenny (A190, 193) ex Dunbar wreck, both with surface deterioration from sea water immersion but little actual wear, VF-EF (2 tokens) Est. $75

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Hedberg “Australia” Penny (A201; R196) subdued red with underlying brilliance, a small edge nick on the obverse rim else virtually As Struck and rare Est. $1,250


Henry Hobart Town Pennies (A225) one aFine with surface corrosion, the other Fine (2 tokens) Est. $150


Henry Deloraine Penny (A226) even chocolate brown aVF Est. $125


Hindmarsh Hotel Adelaide Fourpence (A248) pierced else VF and rare Est. $175


Hodgson Melbourne Halfpenny (A258) aVF

Hogarth & Erichsen Sydney Threepence (A688) scarce, holed VG Est. $150


Hyde and Taylor Melbourne Halfpennies (A281, 573) aVF-VF (2 tokens) Est. $75


Hyde Melbourne Halfpenny (A286) the scarce variety gVF lack of frequency in the marketplace suggests the R4 rating is understated Est. $100

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Hyde Melbourne Halfpenny (A288) small dig on the obverse and planchet flaws, VF Est. $100


Iredale Sydney Penny (A294) gVF

Est. $90


Iredale Sydney Penny (A295) aUnc

Est. $200


Josephs Newtown Halfpenny and Penny (A309, 310) adhesion on the Penny else aVF (2 tokens) Est. $90


Josephs Newtown Halfpenny and Pennies (2) (A309, 310) FinegFine (3 tokens) Est. $75


Josephs New Town Penny; Stokes, Peace & Plenty Melbourne Pennies (A309, 509, 651); together with King Billy Exhibition medalet, and a British Lord’s Prayer 11mm mini-medalet, the first EF with some original mint red in the fields; others VG-VF (5 items) Est. $150


Kirkaldie & Stains Penny and Halfpenny (A311, 312) VF (2 tokens) Est. $75


Larcombe Brisbane Penny with 180° die upset (A313) aFDC with mirror-like surfaces, one of the finest known Est. $1,000

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Larcombe Brisbane Penny (A313) gFine


Marsh Hobart Town Halfpenny and Pennies (3) (A343, 345, 346) one Penny waterworn and a couple ex fire, Fair-VF (4 tokens) Est. $150





Nicholas Hobart Town Halfpenny and Penny (A401, 403) Fine-VF (2 tokens) Est. $100


Nokes Melbourne Halfpenny (A406) pinched flan, aVF Est. $75

Mather Hobart Town Pennies (A356, 357, 358) minor faults VGaEF (6 tokens) Est. $175

Mather Hobart Penny (A357) gVF

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Est. $75


Parker Geelong Penny (A411) gVF

Est. $90


Peace & Plenty Melbourne Penny (A651) brown EF

Est. $90


Somerville Auckland Pennies (A498, 499, 500) Fine-gVF (3 tokens, the second illustrated) See online HTML catalogue for illustration of other items in this lot Est. $125


Stewart & Hemmant Brisbane Penny; Gilmour New Plymouth Penny; Holloway London Penny (A505, 143, 660) Fine-gVF (3 tokens) Est. $100


Warnock Maldon Penny (A605); plus water worn Bullen Halfpenny (A605, A-) VG-Fine, the second scarce (2 tokens) Est. $75


White Westbury Halfpennies (2) and Pennies (2) (A620, 621) aFineVF (4 tokens) Est. $150

Est. $75

McCaul Grahamstown Penny (A359) one fire damaged, a couple with scratches, VG-VF (8 tokens) Est. $75

Milner & Thompson Christchurch Pennies (A378, 379, 381) EF, the second with graffiti scratches (3 tokens) See online HTML catalogue for illustration of other items in this lot Est. $125


Milner & Thompson Christchurch Penny (A379) small rim bruise but almost full mint lustre, aUnc Est. $90


Nicholas Hobart Town Pennies (A401) two with stable corrosion and pitting, another aVF with Indian ink “24” on reverse (3 tokens) Est. $75

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Wood Hobart Town Halfpenny and Penny (A641, 642) aEF-aUnc (2 tokens) Est. $200


Tasmanian Halfpennies of Abrahams (2), Friedman (2); Pennies of Abrahams and Friedman (A1, 2, 135, 137, 138) some faults else VG-VF (6 tokens) Est. $125

Commercial Travellers and Warehousemen’s Assn of South Australia Shilling checks 24mm in brass (2, diff reverses); Dawes & Black Tailors Adelaide boot check for Forty-Two Shillings 25mm in aluminium (rare); F.H.Wagner Jeweller North Adelaide Threepence 34mm in aluminium; plus Victorian Softgoods Assn Shilling 24mm in copper, gFine-Unc (5 checks) Est. $90


Commercial Travellers & Warehousemen’s Assn of Sth Australia One Shilling check in gilt; together with West Wallsend Co-Op Pennies in copper (2), Wairapapa Farmers’ Co-Op Assn NZ Two Shillings in brass, large Victorian Country Ladies Tennis Assn host badge for 1932, early Northcote Football Club badge; together with other medallions, medalets, badges and misc Australian and world coins, Mixed Condition (approx 100 items) Est. $75


Commercial Travellers Assn of Victoria Sixpence in copper, Hawthorn Club Shilling in brass, Victorian Hardware Club Shilling in brass, Victorian Masonic Club Shilling in copper, Peyton Dowling & Co, Stirling Bonding Company Melbourne One Pound O.P Gaelic Whisky prize check impressed “156” (photographed); together with MDC(?) Threepence in copper and monogram CCC Shilling in copper, all 24mm, gFine-VF, the photographed item rare (6 checks) Est. $90


Deloraine Club Tasmania Sixpence in brass, Shilling in copper, Two Shillings in aluminium; plus “Good for 25 in Trade” in brass, gVF-EF with some scarce (4 checks) Est. $90


Devonport Club Tas 24mm aluminium Sixpence, brass Shilling, and copper Two Shillings, gEF and very scarce (3 checks) Est. $125


Eden-Manly 21mm Threepence in aluminium and Sixpence in brass; Two Shillings uniface check 27 in brass by Miller & Morris with impressed “EMA” on reverse; National Coursing Assn c.1960s checks for One Dollar 24mm in brass and white metal, Fine-gVF (5 checks) Est. $75


Glenorchy Laundry Tasmania Twenty Cents in aluminium, McEwan Belmont One Loaf bread token in aluminium; 1897 and 1937 medallions related to Tasmania; and Newcastle Suburban Co-Op Society Bakery Half Loaf token, Fine-Unc (5 items) Est. $75

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Tasmanian Halfpennies of Hedberg, Waterhouse (2); Pennies of Hedberg, Lipscombe, Waterhouse (A198, 209, 330, 608) VG-gVF (5 tokens) Est. $150


Tasmanian Pennies compr Brickhill, Jarvey, Moir (A45, 301, 384) stable surface corrosion on the first else VG-gFine (3 tokens) Est. $125


Accumulation of holed and damaged or very worn tokens, mainly Pennies, Poor-Good, a couple of Holloway Pennies better but lacquered (52 tokens) Est. $75





Abbots Hotel Bendigo Sixpence 31mm in bronze; plus J.A.Wilson Palace Hotel Melbourne Sixpence 24mm in brass, reverse initials R.G, VF (2 checks) Est. $75

Argus Club checks for Twopence in copper and Threepence in brass both 20mm; plus Miller Bros Ballarat check for One PennyHalfpenny 31mm (scalloped-edge) and Sixpence 25mm, both c.1920s in aluminium, gFine-EF (4 checks) Est. $75

Australian Defence Force Canteen NSW One Penny Bottle Tokens (4) in aluminium, brass, bronze (2, one holed); Aviation House T Token; Commonwealth of Australia B Token, T Tokens (13, with holed, unholed and other die varieties); PMG Food Services Q Tokens (2); Social Services T Token, mostly EF or better (22 tokens) Est. $75

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Maryborough & Wide Bay Club One Shilling check 24mm in copper, Fine or better Est. $80


Riverina Club Wagga Wagga Shilling 24mm in nickel; plus Wagga Sports Club Four Shillings 28mm in brass by Miller & Morris, aVFgVF and scarce (2 checks) Est. $75


Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Two Shillings and Sixpence 27mm in aluminium; together with Stock Exchange Club 24mm checks for Sixpence in brass and Shilling in copper, gFine-EF, the first rare The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is a long established club based north of Sydney Est. $100


Royal Queensland Yacht Club aluminium checks for Ninepence, Shilling (2 diff), Two Shillings (3, two diff), Five Shillings (2 diff), and uniface RQYC no value piece, one of the duplicated Two Shillings gFine, remainder EF-Unc (9 items) Est. $75


Royal Theatre Victoria pit pass by Thornthwaite on a Penny-size blank c.1850s, VF and better than usually seen Likely to be the Theatre Royal that was in Bourke Street Melbourne from 1855 to 1933, the property now occupied by the Target complex Est. $350


Tasmania Masonic Club, aluminium Shilling (23mm), aluminium One Shilling and Sixpence (27mm), brass half crown (27mm) and double-sided brass “MC” (24mm), Fine-gVF (4 checks) Est. $100

Prahran Club Victoria brass checks for One, Tow and Four Shillings (earlier types with values followed by “/-”); plus later types for Sixpence in copper, One Shilling (1s) in nickel and Two Shillings in brass, all 24mm, light surface corrosion on some else Fine-VF (6 checks) Est. $75


United Services Club Queensland Threepence 24mm in copper; Brisbane Bowling Club Threepence 24mm in copper; plus Brisbane Club pass 27mm in brass with “174” stamped on reverse, VF-gVF (3 checks) Est. $75

Renmark Club Sth Aust 24mm checks for Threepence in aluminium, Sixpence in copper, Shilling in brass, Two Shillings in copper (3), Two Shillings and Sixpence in brass, aVF-gEF, the second and third checks unholed (7 checks) Est. $75


Victorian Hardware Club Threepence 24mm in Cu/Ni, aUnc and scarce in high grade Est. $75

Masonic Club Tasmania 27mm checks for One Shilling and Sixpence in aluminium by Miller & Morris (holed in centre) and Two Shillings and Sixpence; Deloraine Club Shilling 24mm in copper; Commercial Travellers Assn Tasmania Sixpence 24mm in brass officially holed; Northern Club Launceston Two Shillings 24mm in white metal, the last fully lustrous Unc, remainder Fine-EF (5 checks) Est. $90


NSW Leagues Club aluminium Threepence c. 1920 EF Est. $100


Newcastle Tattersall’s Club aluminium checks for Sixpence, Shilling and Two Shillings; brass checks for Four Shillings and Ten Shillings; together with Wallsend Cooperative Society Threepence in brass, all early types by Miller & Sons or G.A.Miller & Sons, aVFEF (6 checks) Est. $90



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Victorian Naval & Military Club Type One and Type Two 24mm Sixpences in copper, Shillings in brass, Two Shillings in nickel, gVFEF and very difficult to obtain this complete (6 checks) Est. $125



Craig & Aitken Potosi Hairdressing Salon Sydney check for One Shilling 27mm in bronze with chair number 1; anonymous check for Fourpence 27mm in brass; plus anonymous Penny check 29mm in brass with value both sides, VF or better, the first rare (3 checks) Est. $100


Robert Hovenden (R.H&Sons London) brass checks for Penny, Penny-Halfpenny, Twopence, Threepence, Fourpence, FourpenceHalfpenny, Sixpences (2, one with chair number 1), Eightpence, Ninepences (2, one with chair number 3), Shilling, One Shilling and Threepence with chair number 2, One Shilling and Sixpence, Two Shillings, Three Shillings and Sixpence; plus Parton, Son & Co (PS&Co) Twopence and Fourpence-Halfpenny, all 27mm, gFineaEF (18 checks) Est. $100


Robert Hovendon brass checks for Penny-Halfpenny, Twopence, Threepence, Fourpence, Fourpence-Halfpenny, Fivepence, Sixpence, Two Shillings; plus Osborne, Garrett & Co (OG&Co) brass checks for Twopence (lacquered), Threepence, Fourpence, Sixpence, Ninepence, Shilling, One Shilling and Threepence, One Shilling and Sixpence, Two Shillings, Two Shillings and Sixpence. All 27mm and several with chair numbers, VG-VF (18 checks) Est. $100


Robert Hovendon checks for Threepence, Sixpence (2); Osborne, Garrett & Co (OG&Co) brass checks for Threepence (2), Sixpence (4), Ninepence, Shilling (3), One Shilling and Sixpence, Two Shillings (2), all 27mm in brass and some with chair numbers, VG-gVF (16 checks) Est. $90


Lambert & Son Melbourne Shilling in nickel with chair number 3; R.G.Turnley & Son Melbourne (RGT&S) brass checks for Fourpence, Sixpence, Shilling and One Shilling and Sixpence; Parton, Son and Company (PS&Co) brass Penny, Penny-Halfpenny, FourpenceHalfpenny, Sixpence, Eightpence, Ninepence; plus Osborne, Garrett & Co (Ogee) Fourpence, all 27mm, Fine-gVF (12 checks) Est. $75


Osborne, Garrett & Co (OG&Co) 27mm brass checks for Penny, Penny-Halfpenny, Twopence, Threepence, Fourpence, Sixpence, Shilling, One Shilling and Sixpence, Two Shillings, Two Shillings and Sixpence, the last two with chair numbers 1 and 4 respectively; plus Three Shillings checks with chair numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4, VGVF (14 checks) Est. $75

B.G.Wilson Ironmongers Brisbane check for One Shilling 31mm in brass (Dean 326) minor reverse scratches else VF, very scarce and seldom seen Est. $320

NSW Leagues’ Club Sixpences 20mm in aluminium (2, both holed and one numbered); St George Bowling & Recreational Club Sixpence 20mm in aluminium by G.A.Miller & Sons; Mosman Rowing Club Shilling 21mm in copper, Fine-VF and a rare group, none previously seen by this cataloguer (4 checks) Est. $125

Misc value added checks compr J.Landes Threepence in copper, Sixpence and Shilling in brass; M&MTB Penny-Halfpenny in fibre; Charles Shelley Pty Ltd Ten Shillings in steel; Beath’s Swiss Cake Shop Adamstown (Newcastle) discount token; ASM Co Ltd Threepence in copper; E.Robinson 19 Percival Street Shilling in brass (likely British); together with CTA NSW Ten Shillings in brass, and Athenaeum Club/Centennial Exhibition Bazaar 1889-89 Sixpence in copper, Fine-EF (10 items) Est. $75

Selection of mainly Australian uniface and value added checkpieces, some by Millers Ltd, G.A.Miller & Sons, and Miller & Morris compr Sixpences (2, one with “M” on reverse), Shilling, One Shilling and Threepence, One Shilling and Sixpence, and Two Shillings in aluminium (2); Pennies in brass (2) and copper; double-sided Threepence in copper; Ninepence in brass, some with punched letters on reverse, mixed sizes, Fine-Unc (12 checks) Est. $100


Accumulation of advertising, club and ferry tokens, toll tokens etc incl BHP, Caltex, Manly Ferries, £1 exchange tokens, Harbour Bridge etc, Mixed Condition (approx 100 items) Est. $90


Album of Australian advertising (71); amusement (100); ferry, turnstile, library and related passes/checks (18); plus Newcastle Tattersall’s Club pieces (8) c.1900s-2000 with some duplication, Mixed Condition but a comprehensive group (approx 200 items) Est. $150


Large accumulation compr three Queensland souvenir Dollars; George Dean discount tokens (7 diff); entrance and turnstile tokens incl racecourses, swimming pools, Sydney Tower, Luna Park, ice skating, Falls Creek, football etc, VF-Unc (approx 300 items) Est. $150

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Osborne, Garrett & Co (Ogee) checks for Threepence, Fourpence with chair number 2, Sixpence, Two Shillings and Sixpence with chair number 5; Robert Hovendon Penny-Halfpenny, Threepence, Fourpence-Halfpenny, Sixpence, Shilling; Parton, Son & Co PennyHalfpenny, Twopence; plus unidentified LMG check for Sixpence, all 27mm brass types, Fine-gVF (12 tokens) Est. $90


Parton, Son & Co (PS&Co) brass checks for Penny-Halfpenny, Twopence, Threepence, Fourpence-Halfpenny, Sixpence, Eightpence, Tenpence, Shilling, One Shilling and Twopence; plus Osborne, Garrett & Co (OG&Co) Twopences (2 diff dies), Threepence, Sixpences (4, three chair numbered), all 27mm, Fine-gVF (16 tokens) Est. $90




W.F. Ruff Cundletown (NSW) One Loaf 27mm in aluminium, VF and very rare Ex Roxbury 25th May 2000 where it sold for $275 Est. $200


Watson’s Bay to Sydney tokens/checks 25mm in aluminium (3, two diff); plus oval shaped Watson’s Bay & Sydney Steam Ship Co Ltd Threepence pass 28x20mm in aluminium, all early types by Millers of Sydney, VF or better (4 checks) Est. $100


NSW bakery tokens compr Adamson of Linwood, McEwan of Murrurundi; cut halves (4) including Ralph’s of Belmont opposing pair, Woodland of Belmont & Swansea like pair; uncertain checks (3) including ‘BE’ Loaf (rectangular) and Half Loaf (square), and “C.T.” on circular disk; together with Victorian checks of Wonthaggi Co-Op Bakery (3 diff), Fine-Unc (12 items) Est. $90


NSW bakery checks compr Adamson (2 diff), Baker & Reeve (2), Cracknell’s, Connors (2 diff), Engel & Sons, Hammond (3, two diff), Hamonet (3, two diff), Jones, McLaughlin’s, National, Nattrass (5, two diff, three holed), Pro-Rol, QCE (4, two diff, two holed), Roderick (5 diff), Smith’s Lan-T (3, two diff, one c/stamped), Supreme, Williams (10, 6 diff), Fine-gVF (46 checks) Est. $75


NSW bakery checks of Adamstown (12) incl Brokman (3, two diff), Jones Bros (2 diff), W.J.Jones (3, two diff), Paterson & Everson (2 diff), Sheedy’s (2 diff); Adamstown & Glebe (2) with name erased (2 diff); Belmont (21) incl Croft (3, two diff), McEwan (3 diff), Ralph’s (2 diff), Smith’s, Thompson (7, one with small piercing, two holed, one struck on a thick planchet), Woodland (5 diff); Wallsend (36) incl Ford (4, three diff), Thompson & Sons (3, two diff), H.S.Thompson (7, four diff), L.G.Thompson (2 diff), Wallsend & Plattsburg Co-op (4, 2 diff), West Wallsend Co-op (11, nine diff), Wilkinson (5, three diff, one stuck on a thick planchet) Fine-Unc (71 checks) Est. $125

Allens Bakery uniface type 29mm in brass with die crack; plus another uniface 30mm in brass “D Allens One Loaf Bread” a rare unlisted pair, VF (2 tokens) Est. $150

Callinan Bros Morpeth (Tas), One Loaf 53mm square in cardboard, VF and very rare An example sold in Noble auction 75 13th April 2004 for $110 Est. $100


P.N Jenkins Fish and Poultry Depot, Swanston Street Melbourne brass check for Two Shillings, Fine and rare Est. $75


A.E.Jones Wickham (Newcastle area, NSW) square One Loaf token in aluminium (W134) gFine and rare. Est. $75


Maconachies Crown Bakery Tamworth (NSW) One Loaf 23mm in aluminium, EF and extremely rare An example sold at Roxbury auction 25th May 1999 for $285, this is the first one sold via public auction since Est. $200


Rohsheims Port Pirie South Aust bread tokens for Half Loaf (holed) and One Loaf 39x30mm in bronze, VF-EF and rare (2 tokens) Est. $100

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NSW bakery checks incl Blackall Bakery (3 diff); Boolaroo Co-op Society (4, three diff); Boolaroo Lewis (2); Homebush Bakery (2 diff, one struck on a short planchet); Wangi Bakery (2 diff); Wickham (3) incl Jones, Meldrum, Sinclair, Fine-EF (16 checks) Est. $75


NSW bakery checks of Hamilton incl Cann (5, four diff), Lynch & Tripp (2, one holed), Nesbitt (2), Hamilton (4 diff); Mayfield incl Evans (2 diff), Goodwin (3, two diff), Lott (2 diff), Robinson (2 diff); Merewether, Steel (3, two diff); New Lambton incl Rowan small, large (3), Thomas small and large, Fine-EF (31 checks) Est. $100


NSW bakery checks of Kurri Kurri Co-op Society (8 diff); Raymond Terrace incl Markey, H.J.Smith (2 diff), Smith Bros (2 diff); Maloney of Rutherford (2, one counterstamped); Millington of Tarro (3 diff); Henderson’s of Weston (2 diff); Blundell of Williamtown (3, two diff), Fine-Unc (23 checks) Est. $90


NSW bakery checks of Stockton incl Bless, Cox round and oval, Lee, Stockton Extended Co-op, Torpey (2); Tighes Hill incl Cassaniti, Shoesmith square, round (2); Toronto incl Burgess, Pearce small, large (2), Turner; Waratah Tolhurst & Shoesmith large and small, Fine-Unc (18 checks) Est. $90

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NSW bakery checks of Newcastle & Suburban Cooperative Society, both misstruck, one on a bitten planchet, the other struck off centre with a substantial raised edge, a rare pair, the second piece remarkable to have avoided the melting pot at the time of manufacture, aUnc (2 checks) Est. $90

NSW bakery checks of Broken Hill Co-Op Society Half Loaf (2), One Loaf (8, with varieties in metal, some holed etc); Helensburgh & Lilyvale (2 types); Lithgow Co-Op Society (10, eight diff); Hutchings of Paterson (2 diff); Portland Co-Op (2 diff); Taree Central Coast Co-op (2 diff); Woonona Industrial Co-op (3 diff) mainly VF-EF (31 checks) Est. $100

NSW bakery checks of Cardiff Merrion (2 diff); Charlestown Paterson (3, two diff); Georgetown Ogle & Graham (2 diff); Islington incl Beacham (3, two holed); Farrar (3 diff), Lott (2 diff); Maryville Adamson (3, two diff, one holed); VG-VF (18 checks) Est. $75

NSW bakery checks of Cessnock (26) incl Cessnock District Coop (5 diff), Corlett (2 diff), Sylvester (5, three diff, two holed), Watkins (7, five diff), Yeatman (7, six diff); Maitland (27) incl Arkell (2 diff), Ford (4, two diff, two counterstamped), Latter Bros (2 diff), McLaughlin’s (3 diff), West Maitland Co-op Society (16, 7 diff, some holed); Newcastle (29) incl Cann, Jones (2), McLean (2), Newcastle & District Co-op, Newcastle & Suburban Co-op (20, nine diff), Tip Top, Name erased (2 diff), VG-Unc (82 checks) Est. $125

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Penny aUnc

Est. $150


Penny gVF

Est. $125


Penny gVF

Est. $125


Penny, even brown VF

Est. $100


Threepence, even brown EF

Est. $100


Threepence VF

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Shilling Unc

Est. $400


Shilling, light surface corrosion else VF

Est. $175


Two Shillings even brown gVF

Est. $300


Five Shillings even brown gVF

Est. $2,000

Agricultural and Horticultural Awards




Department of Agriculture Victoria champion prize medallion for Horsham and Wimmera Agricultural Society 31mm in 15ct gold, reverse impressed to “W.M.Mitchell (for) Best Black Orpington Pullet 1910” EF and scarce Est. $450


Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Royal Easter Show Sydney 1937 prize medal 37mm in copper named to T.Payne aVF Est. $75

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Exhibition Medallions


Melbourne Exhibition 1854 medallion 34mm in copper (C1854/3) a couple of minor nicks else gVF and scarce in this metal Est. $375


Sandhurst Industrial Exhibition 1879 prize medallion 38mm in silver, reverse engraved “Awarded to Mess Joseph & Co Melbourne and Sandhurst for Watches” aEF Est. $175

North Queensland Agricultural & Pastors Assn prize medallion 45mm in bronze, reverse engraved “June 1885, Corn Sheller, MacPherson & Co Ltd” gEF and a handsome example Est. $450

Department of Agriculture Victoria Champion prize medallion for the Grand National Show Colac 31mm in 15ct gold, reverse impressed to “J(ames).R.Talbot (for) Shropshire Ewe 1909” virtually Unc in original Stokes & Sons fitted case of issue, particularly scarce with the original case Est. $500

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Australian International Exhibitions Sydney 1879-80, Melbourne 1880-81 medallion 76mm in bronze by J.S & A.B.Wyon (not listed in Carlisle) reverse engraved “The Hon William Wilson for Services” minor rim bruises else attractive EF and scarce William Wilson MP JP was a commissioner of the organising committee responsible for the establishment and conduct of the Melbourne International Exhibition, and chairman of the Districts of Victoria Committee during the exhibition. For a short period in 1869 and from April 1870 to June 1871, as a Member of the Legislative Council, he was Commissioner of Railways and Roads Est. $200


Resolution and Adventure Medal 1772 41.5mm in brass with heavily corroded surfaces (BHM 165, Eimer 744) the reduced diameter indicates that the piece may be a contemporary copy, nevertheless an affordable example of this rare medal Est. $200


Cessation of Transportation medallion 1853 58mm in white metal struck by the Royal Mint (C1853/2) housed in unrelated (but useful) Stokes & Sons case, minor staining left side of obverse and some scratching in the reverse right field else aEF with highly reflective fields Est. $250


Eureka Stockade Rebellion 1854 medalet 31mm in bronze, a cast example probably struck c.1954 (CV/6) some adhesions but scarce VF Est. $75


Q.Vic Diamond Jubilee 1897 medallion Borough of Clunes (C1897/16) unholed Unc with full gilt surfaces Est. $75


Q.Vic Diamond Jubilee 1897 medallion Fern Tree Gully Shire (C1897/33 die variety) unusual rim pinch indicating possible mounting else unholed EF/Unc with near full gilt surfaces and scarce Est. $75


Q.Vic Diamond Jubilee 1897 medallion Shire of East Loddon (C1897/54) unholed virtually Unc with full gilt surfaces Est. $75

Geelong Jubilee Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition c.1887 uniface obverse of prize medal 27x23mm in silver by Altmann Melbourne on ornate suspender EF Est. $75

Exhibition of Women’s Industries Sydney 1888 unnamed prize medallions 39mm in bronze and silver by Amor Sydney (C1888/14) lightly cleaned else VF-gVF and scarce (2 medallions) Carlisle states that this medallion was the first ever struck by Amor, the issues limited to 247 in bronze and 230 in silver Est. $125

Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition 1888-89 medalet for Julius Silbermann & Co Germany 25mm in copper (C1888-9/3); plus later medallions compr City of Essendon/End of WWII (C1945/2) (2) and City of Melbourne/Lord Mayor’s Holiday Camp Portsea (C19512/1) gVF-EF with the first scarce (4 medalets) Est. $90

Commemorative Medallions

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Q.Vic Diamond Jubilee 1897 medallion Wagga Wagga (C1897/72) unholed, a little grimy on obverse high points (likely to be removable) else virtually Unc with full gilt surfaces, very scarce in this condition Est. $75


Q.Vic Diamond Jubilee 1897 medallion Suva Fiji dated 20 June 1897 (C1897/—) unholed, a little overly harsh rubbing of the obverse high points else virtually Unc with near intact full gilt surfaces, the scarcest type in the entire series that is missing from most advanced collections, especially in this condition Est. $100


Australian Church Congress/Children’s Demonstration Brisbane 1913 medallion 31mm in aluminium; plus St John’s Parramatta Centenary of the first Sunday School in Australia 1913 silvered medallion 25mm (C1913/1, 1913/6) VF or better and scarce (2 medallions) Est. $100


Bert Hinkler 1928 medallion 50mm in bronze (C1928/1) with original but damaged case, the medallion choice Unc Est. $200


Bert Hinkler 1928 medallion 50mm in oxidised silver finish by Stokes (C1928/1) Unc with uneven toning Est. $200


George V Silver Jubilee Medal 1935 and George VI Coronation 1937 pair unnamed as issued, as awarded to Mr Sydney Sims Anderson, Town Clerk, Port Melbourne with original letters confirming these awards, scarce as a pair to Australians (2 medals) Est. $200


Sir Charles Kingsford Smith – Aviator 1935 medallion 51mm in bronze by Stokes & Sons of Melbourne for the Numismatic Society of Victoria (C1935/6) As Struck, only 308 produced Est. $275

Q.Vic Diamond Jubilee 1897 medallion Shire of Lawloit (C1897/60) unholed virtually Unc with full gilt surfaces Est. $75

Q.Vic Diamond Jubilee 1897 medallion Shire of Narracan (C1897/62) unholed virtually Unc with full gilt surfaces Est. $75

Q.Vic Diamond Jubilee 1897 medallion Shire of Upper Yarra (C1897/64) unholed, small obverse dig and a little heavily cleaned else near virtually Unc with full gilt surfaces, one of the scarcer types in the series Est. $75


Q.Vic Diamond Jubilee 1897 medallion Mount Rouse (C1897/67) unholed virtually Unc with full gilt surfaces Est. $75


Q.Vic Diamond Jubilee 1897 medallion Town of Warrnambool (C1897/70) unholed virtually Unc with full gilt surfaces, very scarce in this condition Est. $75

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Federation 75th Anniv 1976 cased sterling silver 7-medallion set in prooflike condition with certificate, still in the Birmingham mint original shippers Est. $300


Swan River Colony/WA Sesquicentenary 1979 medallion 43mm in silver; together with End of WWII 60th Anniv medallion struck for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs; and Canada Proof Dollar 1981 and Unc Dollars 1980 (2) all items correctly cased (5 items) Est. $75


First Women Entrants University of Sydney Centenary medallion 1982 in silver (C1982/19); plus gilt silver life saving award with 9ct gold safety chain/pin (2 items) Est. $75


Sir John Franklin/Lady Jane Franklin medallion 64mm in bronze by Hafner for the Tasmanian Numismatic Society (C1987/5) Unc and rare with only 150 struck Est. $75


Australian Chamber of Commerce 1988 prooflike facsimile Resolution and Adventure medal 45mm in sterling silver by Stokes Melbourne, edge numbered 0076, FDC and seldom seen Est. $100


Bicentenary of First Fleet 1788-1988 medallion 73x55mm in antiqued silver by Amor issued by the Metropolitan Coin Club of Sydney (unlisted in Carlisle) the lacquered surface starting to flake else Unc and seldom seen Est. $125


The Courtship Medallion set of six Two Ounce sterling silver medallions by Michael Meszaros c.1990 struck by the Royal Australian Mint in timber case of issue Est. $200

King George V Memorial Hospital for Mothers and Babies medallion 64mm in bronze by Andor Meszaros and struck by Pinches London in original case of issue (sim C1947/1) Unc and the seldom seen larger variety Est. $200

Centenary of the Government of Victoria/Awarded to medallion 55mm in bronze by Andor Meszaros and struck by K.G.Luke Melbourne (C1951/4) aUnc and the scarcer of the two types Est. $125


Burke and Wills Centenary 1960 medallion 38mm in sterling silver issued by the Numismatic Association of Victoria, edge numbered “11” Unc and rare Est. $90


Pair of scholastic medallions compr J.P.Franklin Memorial Medal for highest marks in fitting and machining 39mm in gilt; Antiqued Copper Medallion (51mm), George A.Taylor Memorial medallion 51mm in antiqued copper by Amor Sydney, rev The local Government Engineers Association of NSW engraved “Best Thesis Local Government Engineering 1963, C.H. Monk, A.S.T.C. MIB Aust, F.A.I.M., F.A.I.E., F Inst D” Unc (2 items). Est. $75

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Small accumulation of base metal medallions 1951 to recent, badges, replica ancient coins, misc predecimal silver etc, noted a WWII mother’s badge with two stars and 1956 Olympics miniature postcard folder in the shape of a book, all housed in Bester’s Ranch Toffees ‘Hopalong Cassidy’ tin, Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $75

The Coins of the First Fleet set featuring replica Cartwheel Pennies in three diff finishes commissioned by Australian Coin & Banknote Magazine in 2000, set 74 of 2,000 produced; cased 50th Anniv of Nickel Coinage 1969 medallion 39mm; RAM Bicentennial medallion 1988; together with One Ounce silver Koalas 1997, 1998 and Saltwater Crocodile 1999; cased gilt Penny 1951; cased gilt Twenty Cents 2001 Bradman; Sands of Gallipoli cased medallions (3) diff) and plaque; and RAM Tomb of the unknown Soldier tokens (2) (lot) Est. $90


Small group of modern commemoratives compr RAM Canberra Medal 60mm in gilt (Carlisle C/18), Holden 40th Anniv 1988 medallions32mm in gilt (sim C1988/27) (2), Sydney Harbour Tunnel Opening 1992 medallion 31mm in sterling silver with bonus postcards, prooflike One Ounce silver Koala medallion 2000; other misc Australian and world types (5) together with America’s Cup Winner 1987 Solomon Islands stamp in gold foil pack, and Princess Di memorial stamp packs, strips etc c.1997-1998 (lot) Est. $75


Interesting group of priced medalets, checks etc, Mixed Condition but some scarce (approx 70 items) Est. $75



Interesting group of medalets, badges, coins etc c.early 1900s-1970s, some in silver, Mixed Condition (approx 120 items) Est. $75


Group of Royal Australian Mint struck medallions compr Bicentennial Medallions 1988 (2); Bluebell medallion on card; An Era of Coins – Medals 50mm in bronze; Long Tan 25th Anniv 1991 70mm in sterling silver; Vietnam Memorial 1992 70mm in bronze; Wildflower medallions 50mm in antiqued bronze and silver, all but the Bluebell medallion correctly cased and/or boxed (8 medallions) Est. $125

Prooflike One Ounce Australian Birds 5-pc medallion set struck by the Perth Mint c.1996 Est. $125


Bass & Flinders Voyage Bicentennial 1998 medallion 65mm in silver (5oz) in private fitted case of issue Est. $125



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Visit of the United States Naval Fleet 1908 15ct gold and enamel fob 22x38mm (8.2gms) by Stokes, obverse “United States of America/Navy/Celebration/Reception/Vic/Aug/1908”, reverse State of Victoria coat-of-arms with engraving “Hon. R.H.S Abbott, M.L.C” gEF and extremely rare Est. $3,000

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Selection of NSW issues in 2x2s with Carlisle numbers compr 1905/6, 1908/11, 1911/1, 1913/2 no ribbon, 1920/3, 1932/2, 1932/3, 1939/5 in aluminium, 1969/2, gFine-Unc (9 medallions) Est. $75


Caltex 14ct gold 5 years and 20 years service fobs by Angus & Coote, total weight 7gms approx, VF Est. $250


Commonwealth of Australia parliamentary pass 43x32mm in 9ct gold (18.5gms) impressed to “Paterson” VF Est. $1,000


Press pass 25mm with Victoria crown, VF and rare

Selection of Queensland issues mainly in 2x2s with Carlisle numbers compr 1887/60, 1897/29 (2, one with no signs of gilding), 1897/43, 1909/6 in fading gilt, 1910/4 in bronze, 1915/14, 1920/4 silvered, 1923/1 (2, one described as variety), 1936/3, 1938/6, 1982/50 VF-Unc (13 medallions) Est. $100


Selection of mainly Victorian issues in 2x2s with Carlisle numbers compr 1885/1 (no gilding), 1886/5 in silver and gilt, 1887/54b in silver, 1888/4 , 1888/27 in silver, 1907/1 missing most gilding, 1920/6 in gilt, 1934/8, C/5, M/7 (holed); plus a damaged enamelled Dunlop Road Race Colac-Melbourne 1923 medallion named to A.Quinton with time, VG-aUnc (12 items) Est. $90


Small group of mainly Australian medalets and medallions 19371990s (42); plus two scout toggles (44 items) Est. $75

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New Zealand, Hakes & Gisborne Savings Bank Second Voyage 1971 Bicentenary medallion 38mm in antiqued silver; Australian Bicentenary medallions 34mm in aluminium (6); Kodak replica Charlotte medallions 39mm (5); together with cased Tauranga Centenary 1982 cast medallions 40mm in two diff finishes (2 of each), and London City Council “King’s Medal” on ribbon with 1912-13 bar edge named “L.Line” (17 items) Est. $90

HMAS SYDNEY/SMS EMDEN MEMORABILIA Railways of Australia, Victoria Federal Parliament pass George V type 27x40mm in 9ct gold engraved “Henty No 2” VF or better and scarce Est. $750

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Von Mueller medallion 33mm in silver by Lauer (M3) aUnc and scarce in this condition Est. $450

Bravery Awards 1509

We are privileged to offer at public auction one of the earliest and most important medals ever produced in this country – the ‘bushranger capture’ medal

Heavy 15ct gold presentation fob (18.5gms) hand engraved foliate design with recipient’s initials within shield, reverse engraved “Presented to R.McVee, Esq, by the employees of the Premier Mine Shotts, WA as a token of esteem 12/4/1913” most impressive Est. $500



Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand Cook’s Rediscovery of New Zealand Bicentenary 1969 medallion 63mm in copper, in RAM case of issue Est. $90


New Zealand, Hawkes Bay & Gisborne Savings Bank cased Cook Bicentenary 1969 medallions 33mm in silver, one with light gilt overlay; plus One Dollar 1969 in PNC, Unc (3 items) Est. $100


New Zealand, Cook Bicentenary 1969 medallion 39mm in hallmarked sterling silver with milled edge; Franklin Mint “The Voyages of Captain James Cook” silver medallions (2 diff); plus related material compr Cook Islands silver Proof Fifty Dollars 1988 Capt. James Cook coin, and five misc Australian and New Zealand base metal medalets Est. $90


Colony of New South Wales medal 38mm in silver c.1851 by J.C.Thornthwaite Sydney, unawarded. This is the earliest die struck medal in NSW and Thornthwaite’s first production piece, gVF and exceedingly rare – one of only three known ex Noble sale 88B, the Dr John M. Chapman Collection, 22nd July 2008, lot 717; ex Philip Kennedy sale 1973, lot M1 Est. $35,000


The Royal Humane Society of Australasia award medal 51mm in copper engraved to “Lizze Collis 1912”; together with smaller Royal Life Saving Society medallions to the same family dated 1912,1913 and 1923 aVF-gVF (4 items) Est. $125

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Commonwealth Celebrations Victoria May 1901 badge 28x52mm in gilt bronze with “Victoria” bar and ribbon as presented to Commonwealth and state politicians (C1901/10) gVF and very scarce this complete Ex John Chapman Collection Est. $300


Confederation of the Australian Commonwealth/Union and Empire 1901 medallions 39mm in white metal with ribbon and bar and silver by Webb and Son England C1901/45) the silver example aEF and rare (2 medallions) Ex Noble sale 34 November 1990 where the pair sold for $300 Est. $200

Royal Shipwreck Relief and Humane Society of NSW copper medal with correct ribbon and bar, engraved “(Awarded to) Clement O.Wright for Saving Life Murrumbidgee River (NSW) 16th November 1924” in gilt blocked leatherette case of issue by Hardy Bros Ltd Jewellers and Silversmiths. The lot also includes correspondence and certificates for this, and later events (8 items) Est. $400

Victoria Police 9ct gold medal with colour bar by Bridgland & King Melbourne, reverse engraved “Const Downes 5860” in original case of issue, EF and an extremely rare early police medal At 2.45pm on 16th May 1916 Constables Bresnan and Downes saw two men behaving suspiciously in Manchester Lane, Melbourne. These two men were soon joined by another. Downes apprehended one of the men named Lane, by the shoulder and Lane produced a revolver. Downes grabbed his hand in time to divert the aim and the bullet him. They struggled further and a second round was fired before Lane broke free. Downes followed in pursuit of Lane who was later apprehended by him at a nearby hotel with the assistance of a bystander. Another of the men (Rankin) had also run off with Bresnan in pursuit. Bresnan chased Rankin, although the latter was menacing him with a pistol in hand, and threatening to shoot. He was later caught and jailed in Collins Street Est. $5,000

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Documents, Printed Items


Australasian Official Airline Guide 1st Dec 1962, 176pp, printed card covers, incl flight schedules for destinations within Australia including outback and remote locations, overseas flights and interesting advertisements for airlines of the day (many now defunct); TAA Official Flight Log card 1953; other travel and motoring items including Views of England and Views of Rome & Vatican photo transparencies packs; Orient Line ship’s tourist information leaflet for the port city Aden; various 1950’s-1960’s vehicle related booklets (4) including instruction manual for the iconic 1957 Lambretta motor scooter (missing front cover); Mornington Peninsula ‘Rose Series’ picture cards (4); Iranian (2) and USSR (5) postcards; misc items (4) (24 items) Est. $100

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Federation Commemoratives


Session 2


Football Records c.1980s (9); together with ephemera, photo souvenirs, Victorian subdivision plans etc; plus early receipt books with blank forms (lot) Est. $75

GMH owner’s manuals for FE (1956), EH (1964) and HG (1970) Holdens; owner’s manual vinyl folder with embossed gilt Holden logo; Nasco car accessories brochure for EH Holden; HG Holden Owner’s Protection Plan coupon booklet; related printed items (2) (8 items) Est. $75


Interesting group of government documents and other ephemera relating to early coal mining in the Newcastle area; plus Melbourne shipping document, cheques, sight note, and share transfers relating to Metropolitan Gas Company (Melb), the documents c.1862-1937, nice (10 items) Est. $75


Accumulation compr postcards etc (100 approx), complete set of Tuckfields Animals trade cards (32), vintage VicRail tickets (10); and miscellaneous swaps cards (136) Mixed Condition (268 items) Est. $75


Group of vintage newspapers and other interesting ephemera compr The Donald Times c.early 1950s-1960s (approx 50) The Sun newspaper c.1950 (approx 50) publications on royalty; together with Tokyo Olympics 1964 official book, and two publications on cricket and tennis in Australia (100+ items) Est. $75


Huge accumulation of electrical magazines and several volumes of Australian Official Radio Service Manual c.early 1950s (100s) Est. $75


The General Evening Post London newspapers Saturday 31st March to Tuesday 3rd April 1810 reporting British conquests of the islands of St Martin and St Eustatius, formerly French and Dutch possessions; plus reports of Napoleon Bonaparte’s world-wide influence and power during the same year (lot) Est. $75

Stage, Screen & Musical Memorabilia 1524



Hillside Estate, Preston Vic land release flyer c.1910 offering lots at £40-50 each; plus cased 3M gold-lined cross pen and Parker pen; and Ricky Ponting signed poster and Rexona colour card (lot) Est. $75

Port Phillip District NSW, Supreme Court Warrant issued Melbourne 18th November 1842 for the recovery of money owed to the Bank of Australasia by John Gray, crown seal at lower right, file creases with some separation in the top crease otherwise complete and an early legal document issued when Melbourne had been in existence for less than a decade Est. $125 Victoria Government Gazette supplements c.1904; church art stamp album; vintage product booklets, receipts, letters, etc 1800s-1950s Mixed Condition but an excellent lot (100+ items) Est. $125


Tiffany and Company sterling silver disc 51mm c.1999 engraved “Sydney Theatre Company 25th Season” in original Tiffany pouch/box; plus Melbourne Grammar School “Old Melbournians” silver and enamel badge by Stokes & Sons, Melbourne c.1950, and related Head of the River rowing badge by Stokes & Sons (3 items). Est. $100


Collection of mainly Australian theatre, opera and ballet programmes etc c.1950s-1960s with several featuring the likes of Margot Fonteyn and Nureyev, some signed. A varied group in good condition (approx 125 items) Est. $125


Collection of scarcer theatre programs mainly early 1960s incl J.C.Williamson Melbourne theatres such as the Tivoli, Comedy Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Theatre Royal, Empire Theatre, Palace Theatre etc; events covered incl The Wizard of Oz, Is Australia Really Necessary featuring Miriam Karlin, Hello Dolly, Camelot, The Sentimental Bloke, Sail Away with Noel Coward, Funny Girl; together with earlier programmes such as The Winslow Boy featuring a very young John Meillion, Annie Get Your Gun featuring Evie Hayes, J.C.Williamson Magazine programmes 1938-1940 (3), and others incl ballet featuring Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, an interesting group (22 items) Est. $125

Cigarette Cards GERMANY 1535

Trade card album c.1933 with 280 laid-in cards depicting the developing military might of the Third Reich, a complete set in original descriptive album entitled “ Die Reichswehr”; plus German children’s “Cuckoo” clock in box (2 items) The clock appears complete but is sold ‘as is’ Est. $75


John Player Cricketers 1930 and Cricketers 1934, complete sets of 50 including the two Bradman cards, Fair-Good (2 sets,m 100 cards) Est. $90


Small collection of full sets compr John Player Struggle for Existence 1923 (25 cards), Miniatures 1923 (25), Dandies 1932 (50); Wills Crests (50), George V (50), City and Town Arms (50) Good to Excellent (6 sets, 250 cards) Est. $90

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Australian Licorice Pty Ltd Giant brand licorice; Popular Automobiles complete set of 24 c.late 1920s (not listed in Murray) Good to Excellent difficult to obtain complete (24 cards) Est. $100


Australian Licorice Pty Ltd full length Australian and English Cricketers 1930-31 (25 diff) Fair-Very Good; together with c.mid 1930s comical “Island Treasure” cards (4 diff) Good to Very Good (29 cards) Est. $125


Australian Licorice Pty Ltd, Giant brand licorice; Australian and English Cricketers (13) and Australian State Cricketers (5) c.19301932, Good to Very Good (28 cards) Est. $125


Australian Licorice Pty Ltd Giant brand licorice; Victorian Football League/ Victorian Football Association 1934 complete set of 108, Good to Excellent and rare complete (108 cards) Est. $1,250

Australian Licorice Pty Ltd Giant brand licorice; English Cricketers blue backs 1928 complete set of 24, Good to Very Good (24 cards) Est. $150

Australian Licorice Pty Ltd Giant brand licorice; c.late 1920s/early 1930s Mickey Mouse series, cards 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24 of 24 (not in Murray) cards 8, 9 and 23 with creases else in Excellent condition and extremely rare (10 cards) Est. $200

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Scanlens VFL/AFL partial sets 1970s-1980s sorted by team; together with misc AFL newspaper features, Mixed Condition (200+ items) Est. $75


Scanlens VFL cards series 1980, 93 cards with minor duplication; 1982 series 26/132; plus five misc checklists, Fair to Very Good (125 cards) Est. $90


Scanlens VFL cards series 1981, 28 of 168 cards; 1982 series 67/180 and five spares, Fair to Very Good (100 cards) Est. $75


Select AFL “popouts” (25); Stimorol VFL 1990 cards (110), Scanlens 1981 (31) and USA NBA booklets (8, incl Rodman etc) Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $100

Australian Licorice Pty Ltd, Giant brand Licorice Larks etc; partial sets of British Film Stars (23), Hollywood Film Stars (42), Shirley Temple/Jane Withers (22), Film Stars (22); plus Shirley Temple (Dimples) and Jane Withers (Angel’s Holiday) oddments (10) all c.1930-1938 and with minor duplication, Fair to Excellent (119 cards) Est. $150

Australian Licorice Pty Ltd Australian Test Tour 1934 Cricketers (8 of 24), 1936-37 Test Cricketers (20/48), Test Cricketers 196162 (7/35), South African Cricketers 1931 (7/12) and explanatory card c.1933, Fair to Very Good but a difficult group of partial sets (43 cards) Est. $125


Australian Licorice Pty Ltd Giant brand licorice; Test Cricket series c.1954, 26 diff and incl different background colours of the same numbered card, the original full set 32 cards (not listed in Murray) Good to Very Good (26 cards) Est. $150


Australian Licorice Pty Ltd; Birds of Australia c.early 1960s complete set of 35; plus similar period Butterflies of the World complete set of 35, mainly Very Good to Excellent (2 sets,70 cards) Est. $90


Australian Licorice Pty Ltd Story of Steam Locomotives 1804-1960 complete set of 35, History of Flight 1783-1971 (18/20) and 1956 Melbourne Olympics (35/60) Good to mainly Excellent (88 cards) Est. $100

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Collection of used mainly British cards pre 1910 housed in two photo albums incl a wonderful selection of Sarawak, Straits Settlements, Jamaica, Portuguese colonies, Indo China etc, most with stamps attached. Later stamped issues c.1920s all to the same Melbourne address, Mixed Condition but a very nice lot (approx 260 cards) Est. $200


Selection of world travel cards, foldout photocards, embroidered cards and comical types with many pre 1910, some Australian issues noted incl foldouts and 1890s Havelock Tobacco advertising card, mixed new and used (approx 200 cards) Est. $90



Stimorol AFL cards 1990 series, 113 of 168 with 24 spares; plus Coca-Cola Team Classics 1995, 92 cards with much duplication, Good to Excellent (229 cards) Est. $75


Tuckfields loose cards and albums (100s), box of old Australian beer labels (all States, most different), box of miscellaneous Australian stamps and souvenir spoons (approx 55, in original boxes) all housed in carton, Mixed Condition but an Interesting group (lot) Est. $75


Large accumulation of trade cards covering a variety of themes including cricket and AFL football, plus a useful quantity of Tuckfield cards incl cards 1-2888 complete in albums. Mixed Condition (1,000s) Est. $75


Carlisle, L.J; “Australian Commemorative Medals and Medalets from 1788” first edition 1983. Number 92 of 150 deluxe edition with two facsimile bronze medallions. Set in the Gilt Blocked hard Front Cover. Lovely condition, autographed. Est. $90


Mira, Dr W.J.D; “Coinage and Currency in New South Wales 17881829”; “English Coinage 600-1900” by C.H.V Sutherland. “Coins of the World, First Edition” by William D. Craig. Other useful texts (6). Folder with Registry Marks, British Patent Office 1842-1883 plus new (sealed) Dansco New Zealand Supreme type set album 1933-1970 (11 items). Est. $75


Kent & Hirmer, “Roman Coins”, Thames & Hudson revised edition London 1978, 368pp, 1430 illustrations on 199 large-format plates illustrating the entire Roman series from the ages Signatum issues to the reform of Anastasius, packed with historical and social information on the Empire and the coins featured, the dust jacket in clear protective wrapper Est. $90


Sear, D.R: Roman Coins and Their Values, Millennium edition Vol 1 and Vol 2; together with Wayne Sayles Ancient Coin Collecting Vol. III: The Roman World – Politics and Propaganda”, all in good used condition (3 titles) Est. $100

Postcards 1556

Tasmania; a wonderful selection of mainly unused cards from the archives of the original printer S.Spurling of Brisbane Street Launceston, most appear to be pre 1910 with a few later and are largely focused on the Cataract Gorge area. Generally Good to Excellent and the lot comes with letter from Spurling & Son extolling the exploits of a departing disabled employee (the cards purportedly part of the employee’s farewell gift) a superb lot indeed (approx 100 cards) Est. $350


OTHER 1563

The Adventures of Telemachus (The son of Ulysses) 327pp plus index and subscriber list published by Alex-Hogg London 1784, the complete 24 part transcription by William Henry Melmoth Esq, original marbled board covers and bindings, profusely illustrated with intricate steel plate engravings but with usual faults Est. $125

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“Birthday Greetings” a pocket-size book published by William P.Nimmo & Co Edinburgh 1881 with edge gilded pages, leather bound covers with gilt blocking and reinforced edges, internal handwritten salutation dated 1st Dec 1881; plus cased Newcastle Numismatic Society 1966 decimal currency changeover medallions in bronze and silver (the silver edge numbered “162”) the first item is in glorious As New condition – it has to be seen to be appreciated (2 items) Est. $100


Brickhill, Paul; Reach for the Sky 1955 hardback edition (the life story of the WWII fighter pilot who continued flying despite losing his legs); together with books on jukeboxes and slot machines by Dieter Ladwig, and a c.1950s AWA Radiola colour brochure about their range of television sets available (4 items) Est. $75

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De La Rue unused condensed diary for 1884 (79x28mm) gold block leatherette covers and early resin holder/protector, As New Est. $75


Eslum, William S; The History of Williamstown 1834-1934 printed locally by Frank S. Young, “Chronicle” office, 8 Parket Street, 144pp with original gilt block green cloth hard cover, a good clean copy of this rare publication; together with facsimile edition c.1985 and hardback “Port of Many Prows” by Wilson Evan 1969, 199pp with original dust jacket and signed by the author, a couple scarce to rare (3 volumes) Est. $400


David Frost’s “Book of the World’s Worst Decisions” 1982 (autographed by Frost?); “History and Treasures of Woburn Abbey” (autographed); “Shown to the Children” series of books – Trees and the Farm (c.1911) (4 volumes) Est. $75

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Pocket watch publications incl useful reference by Roy Ehrhardt; production figures with grades and serial numbers of the Hamilton Watch Company (with price guide); a similar publication for Rockford Watch Company; Collectors Price Guide to American Pocket Watches by David Criss; Antique Watches (mainly early American) and Victoria and Albert Museum English Watches by J.F Hayward 5 volumes) Est. $75


Queen Alexandra’s Christmas Gift Book (for charity) published by the Daily Telegraph, London 1908; plus a wide variety of vintage and antique books and texts relating to several themes, and lots of ephemera relating to travel etc, Mixed Condition (100s) Est. $100


Sutherland, Alexander; Victoria and its Metropolis Past and Present, Volumes I and II 1888 with original bindings, restored spines, gilt all round and usual foxing, a scarce pair (2 volumes) Est. $200


Wallace’s (Pocket Guide to) Commercial Bookkeeping, Glasgow 1839 ex the library of Ronald C.Gunn, with inlaid short summary of the career of Gunn and two pages of the book embossed with the Ronald C.Gunn crest, the book a little weatherworn on the covers but an interesting part of Tasmanian history Ronald Campbell Gunn (1808-1881) was a prominent Tasmanian botanist, public servant and politician. Born in Cape Town South Africa, and after a degree of globe -rotting, arrived in Hobart Town in February 1830 with letters from patrons that secured his appointment as overseer of the penitentiary under his brother. Later appointments included assistant superintendent of convicts in December 1830, justice of the peace in 1833, police magistrate at Circular Head in 1836, member of the Assignment Board and assistant police magistrate in 1838, assistant superintendent of the Male House of Correction in 1839, and private secretary to Sir John Franklin and clerk of the Legislative and Executive Councils in 1840. Other appointments followed including the management of the estates of William Lawrence and Lady Jane Franklin in Van Diemen’s Land. In 1855 he was elected to the Launceston seat of the Legislative Council, but soon retired to win the seat of Delby in the House of Assembly. After resigning from parliament in 1860 he was appointed deputy commissioner of crown lands for northern Tasmania and for the whole territory in 1867. Later still he held other positions including deputy registrar of the Court of Requests; births, deaths and marriages; and coroner in 1870. He retired from public service in 1876 and died at Newstead House, Launceston. Throughout most of his time in Van Diemen’s Land/Tasmania he followed his interests in botany and travelling, collecting plants for Professor W.J.Hooker of Glasgow University, and contributing to numerous botanical articles, journals and books (he was not a prolific author in his own right). Est. $75

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Australian Stamps 1573

Western Australian used issues One Penny to Fivepence 1888-1903 (200 approx, some in multiples); plus later covers, mint stamps etc incl some mint decimals, Mixed Condition (100s) Est. $75


Collection of used issues hinged on album pages incl “OS” overprints and a few higher values, a useful lot (249 stamps) Est. $75


Old time collection of mainly used issues, all hinged, on plain paper in springback binder; plus misc predecimal issues c1913-1930s and British Commonwealth issues mid 1800s-1930s, values to Ten Shillings, a useful lot (100s) Est. $75


Halfpenny to Two Shillings 1913-1945 issues hinged on annotated album pages incl CTO multiples with full gum, “OS” perfs and incl the odd mint issue and retouches, minor faults on some else mainly F/Used (83 stamps) Est. $75


Five Shillings c.1918-1932 [T42a, b, c, 111, 135 (3)] and Ten Shillings (T136) all used with hinge traces and some with minor faults (8 stamps) Est. $75


Specimen Ten Shillings, One Pound and Two Pounds 1923-1932 (T136s, 75s, 45s) all with full gum but with light hinge traces, fresh (3 stamps) Est. $250


Five Shillings Harbour Bridge 1932 CTO with full gum but hinge trace; plus Twopence imprint blocks of four (both types) and Threepence imprint block of four, the blocks with hinge traces on top stamps and/or gutter else MLH-MUH, all stamps nicely centred (4 items, 13 stamps) Est. $200


Collection of mixed mint and used issues 1920s to 1952 in springback binder, all stamps hinged on “Peerless” pages, no Five Shillings Bridge but most other issues to Two Pounds noted and including many imprint blocks of four and other multiples, Mixed Condition (100s) Est. $250


Large accumulation of used issues 1914-1950s including Kangaroos to Ten Shillings, George V Heads and most other issues except Five Shillings Bridge and other high values, housed in descriptive envelopes with some in multiples and packed into custom made timber trays. The lot also includes world issues presented in the same fashion. Mixed Condition and with potentially months of sorting – there could be anything here! (1,000s) Est. $200


Huge quantity of loose used issues sorted by type in envelopes; plus misc world issues and reference books housed in nine cartons. Months of sorting, viewing should reward (1,000s) Note: buyer’s responsibility for the removal of this lot from the premises Est. $500


Selection of mainly blocks and multiples 1920s-1965 in descriptive envelopes (approx 150 items) many with described flaws, missing the high values but a very useful resale lot as many are imprint blocks (approx 1,500 stamps) Est. $300



Two Pounds Black & Rose 1930 die II watermark 7, indistinct cancel and light ink mark on reverse Est. $150



Halfpenny to One Shilling and Fourpence 1914-1934 hinged on old album pages incl CTOs with full gum, “OS” perfs, a few Fourpence Lemon, several revalue overprints, multiples etc, most with annotations and some varieties included noticed, mainly F/ Used (204 stamps) Est. $175


Collection of mint singles, pairs, strips and blocks values One Cent to Ten Dollars (F/V=$470+); together with mint predecimal stamps (over £6) and used Two Dollars Johnston-Fraser banknote in Royal Mail stock book (100s) Est. $275


Small quantity of blocks, strips, sheets and part sheets, booklets etc (F/V=$190) a few scarce (lot) Est. $125


Small accumulation of mint issues c.1966-1970s in descriptive envelopes or corresponding first day covers, many in multiples, noted AAT and PNG in the mix along with a few predecimal issues, high face value (lot) Est. $100


Halfpenny Green 1918 multi watermark 6a vertical block of six with left and bottom selvedge, the top left unit with thin right hand value and hinge trace, remaining units MUH with minor gum Est. $75 toning (SG48a) (6 stamps)




Five Shillings Harbour Bridge 1932 with John Ash imprint selvedge, mint with hinge trace Est. $300

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Collection of used mainly D7 types compr Penny-Halfpenny block of 34; Sixpence watermark 15 vertical strip of eight pairs left and bottom selvedge with full gum; One Shilling watermark 15 block of 24 top and right selvedge with full gum; and misc single issues hinged on sheet for One Penny (4), Twopence, Threepence (2), Fourpence (4), Sixpence (2 and strip of three) Used-F/Used (89 units) Est. $100

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1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986; together with five large folders containing FDCs and souvenir covers etc c.1940s-1990s, Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $125


1981 (2), 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 (2), 1991, 1992 all standard editions (14 volumes) Est. $250


Stock albums (mainly hingeless) with State issues and regular issues to 1965; plus album of world issues including useful Great Britain and PNG. The lot also includes old schoolboy “ETA” world album with 1800s-1900s issues and three Australia Post postcard packs, Mixed mint and used, some hinged (lot) Est. $100


Useful accumulation of mint and used issues 1915-late 1900s (1,000s); the lot also includes some prints of colonial Australia and small album of vintage cigarette cards Est. $75

Twopence-Halfpence William Farrar 12th July 1948 cover St George’s Terrace WA incorrectly postmarked 12th June 1947; together with newspaper clipping from the Perth Daily News about the addressee’s interesting discovery Est. $150

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Eliz II Coronation 1953 Qantas flight covers bearing Australian stamps (2) and similar covers with stamps from British Solomon Islands, Ceylon, Fiji (2), Great Britain (12, different addressees), Malaya (3), Mauritius (2), New Hebrides, New Zealand, Norfolk Island (2), Pakistan, Papua New Guinea; together with Qantas Empire Airways 1952 first Australia-South Africa flight covers with stamps from Australia (3 diff), Mauritius (2 diff) and South Africa, a nice lot (35 covers) Est. $100 Accumulation of FDCs, PSEs, souvenir covers incl British and other world types, note 1993 specimen overprints and an interesting lot (200+ items) Est. $75


Good group of flight and FDCs 1931-1960s (approx 100), misc decimal types (35); plus New Zealand types 1930s-1960s (21) and similar covers from Fiji, Norfolk Island, PNG etc (30 approx) mainly to the same addressee, Mixed Condition, some with reverse hinge traces (approx 185 items) Est. $100


Huge accumulation of FDCs, souvenir covers etc c.1937-1990s in six albums incl AAT, Norfolk Island and a few other world issues, not complete and mainly decimal but a relatively clean lot (100s) Est. $200


Quantity of FDCs and souvenir covers with misc loose stamp issues (100s) Est. $100


Papua New Guinea Yearbooks 1985, 1986, 1988; Christmas Island empty stamp album 1958-1986; plus misc Post Office publications incl Mission to Planet Earth, Antarctica (science), Forty Royal Years, China 1984 Olympics silver coin in postal cover (the first we have seen); plus Ten Dollars and stamps 1993 Eminent Women portfolio black serials (lot) Est. $125


Good accumulation of flight covers, FDCs etc 1930s-1960s compr Britain (29), Ceylon (9), Egypt (7), India (39), South Africa (17); plus misc African countries, Caribbean islands, Malaya etc (approx 60) Mixed Condition (approx 220 items) Est. $125


Quantity of first day and souvenir covers compr Bermuda, Ceylon, West Indies, South West Africa, South Africa, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Great Britain, Nigeria etc c.1940s-1980s, many with corresponding MUH stamp issues enclosed, fresh and well worth a look (100s) Est. $175


Quantity of first day covers and loose stamps compr Cocos-Keeling Islands, New Zealand (incl predecimal issues), Canada, Christmas Island c.1940s to 1980s (100s) Est. $150


Small collection of British mint predecimal (£1+) and decimal singles and multiples (£22+) in Chinese hingeless album; another small album with British Commonwealth issues mainly relating to royalty c.1935-1947 (28 stamps); together with small collection of Australian first day covers c.1980s (32 covers) in album, and small collection of Australian used decimal issues neatly arranged in Royal Mail stock book, fresh lot with the stock albums in very good condition (4 albums) Est. $75




Collection of WWII period entries to the one family member in North Carlton Vic, many with ‘passed by censor’ stamps (20+) with a few earlier postcards c.1890s-1900s and three 1957 Davis Cup tickets, Mixed Condition but a fascinating read (approx 30 items) Est. $75

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Private first day covers c.1950-1970s all addressed from France to the same bank manager/collector, most with contents including singles or blocks of the corresponding stamp issues. A fabulous resale lot with the MUH stamps fresh (approx 500 covers, 2,000 stamps) Est. $500

INDIA 1609

Good clean group of mainly official Indian Posts and Telegraphs issues incl covers 1961-1996 with some duplication, a nice lot (approx 240 items) Est. $125

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WORLD 1614

Interesting group of mainly European souvenir and first day covers incl some Australian and Territories, a nice clean and varied lot (approx 400 items) Est. $100


Accumulation A-C 1800s-1950s incl some blocks of four all hinged on old pages with annotations in springback binder, the group covers mainly British Commonwealth countries and comprises Aden to Ceylon with particular strength in Canada and Ceylon, Mixed Condition (100s) Est. $100


Accumulation C-G 1800s-1950s all hinged on old pages with annotations in springback binder, the group covers mainly British Commonwealth countries and comprises Cook Islands to Great Britain with several British values to One Pound, some blocks and other multiples, noted Falklands George V Halfpenny ‘albino’ WWI pair. Mixed mint and used and worth a look (100s) Est. $200


Accumulation G-N 1800s-1950s all hinged on old pages with annotations in springback binder, the group covers mainly British Commonwealth countries, comprises Grenada to New Hebrides and includes a collection of North West Pacific Islands overprints on Australian George V Heads and Kangaroos. Mixed mint and used and including several blocks and other multiples, a useful lot (100s) Est. $200


Accumulation N-S 1800s-1950s all hinged in springback binder, the group covers mainly British Commonwealth countries and comprises New Zealand to Sierra Leone. Mixed mint and used and including some multiples, a useful lot (100s) Est. $100


Accumulation S-Z 1800s-1951 all hinged in springback binder, the group covers mainly British Commonwealth countries and comprises South Africa to Zanzibar with strength in the added Malaya and Malayan States that was combined with Straits Settlements issues, includes a couple of Tin Can Mail covers. Mixed mint and used and including some multiples, a useful lot (100s) Est. $100

New Zealand International Exhibition Christchurch 1906-1907 Cinderellas depicting Fourpence Maori wahine (10) and Sevenpence Prime Minister Dick Seddon (10) one of the latter with piece missing bottom left corner else a largely clean lot (20 items) Est. $75





Collection 1952-1992 in SC Plymouth hingeless album, virtually complete with all One Pound issues and most specimens, neatly annotated throughout the years prior to 1984, the later issues in hingeless Hangers and a little disorganised but appears complete, MUH and a fresh lot (100s) Est. $400

Collection 1967-1971 mainly in multiples housed in descriptive envelopes, including nearly all issues from this period and representing between 5 to 39 sets of each release, very high face value. Some minor faults but a very useful lot that also includes a few 1970 CTOs and some predecimal UN issues (100s) Est. $200

Stock book of 1952-1983 mint and used issues in hingeless album with multiples of most sets to One Pound. A useful resale lot that includes ‘postal charges’ overprints and mint postal charge issues One Penny to Three Shillings (100s) Est. $300

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Accumulation 1800s-1900s in four old albums incl Australian States, used Kangaroos and George V Heads, and early Commonwealth issues; mixed mint and used with strength in Austria and Belgium (lot) Est. $150


Signed 6x4 inch photo of “The Invincibles” cricket team of 1948 signed by Neil Harvey with certificate ex 2009 Kidney Kids charity auction Est. $90


MCC tour of Australia 1954; postcard depicting the tour vessel RMS Orsova with signatures of all 18 players; plus autograph book of a young traveller on the same ship with many more autographs of cricketers and others aboard the vessel (many if not all cricketers’ signatures duplicating the former’s signature spread) the autograph book covers and contents a little loose else complete (2 items) Est. $150

Accumulation of world and Australian first day covers noting PNG, Nauru, Cocos Islands, Bermuda, South Africa etc, many with the corresponding mint stamp issues in singles and blocks enclosed, generally a good fresh resale lot with high face value (lot) Est. $200

Sports Memorabilia

Session 2



Los Angeles 1932; official programmes, 30th July, 2nd Aug, 5th Aug, 6th Aug, 11th Aug, 14th Aug 1932,incl day one (30th July) and closing ceremony (14th Aug) minor faults (6 items) Est. $400


Melbourne 1956; official seat cushion with logo in excellent order; plus similar without logo (2 items) Est. $75


Melbourne 1956; blue underarm bag with printed official games logo; plus nickel cased spirit thermometer, and nickel tube full of small metal hooks and probes (11) (13 items). Est. $75


Melbourne 1956; brooch in multi-colour enamel 42x36mm with Olympic rings and intact pin mount, minimal enamel loss; plus two identical handkerchiefs with simplified map of Melbourne and depiction of MCG, no damage (3 items) Est. $75

The following nine lots form a superb collection of very early cricket and football ephemera of Percy Gellibrand Jennings, retained by his son Patrick, and consigned by a grandson of Patrick’s for the first time


Melbourne Cricket Club annual membership ticket for 1886-87 season named to Percy G.Jennings Esq, with original ribbon and in superb condition Percy Jennings was born in Collingwood in 1868 and died in Sandringham in 1935 aged 67 years. Little is known about his personal life except that he was estranged from his original wife Margaret who resided in Ballangeich near Warrnambool, remarried in 1896 and moved to Sandringham. On electoral rolls near his death his occupation was listed as an auditor However, he is known to have been an all-round sportsman, most notably as a player with the Melbourne Cricket Club from seasons 189192 to 1905-06. Records show that he played with the likes of Hugh Trumble and Warwick Armstrong in the MCC team and was involved in many representative games in Australia and New Zealand over this period (noted one 1891 match at the MCG against a touring Lord Sheffield’s XI that included the immortal W.G.Grace) Est. $750


Melbourne Cricket Club player pass 1892-93 named to P.G.Jennings, card no.874 with original ribbon, excellent condition Est. $500


Commonwealth Games Auckland 1990; participation medal 50mm in copper with card providing provenance to the recipient Skye Lanchester who was aged 15 at the time; Auckland Marathon 1992 finisher’s medal 60mm on ribbon by Senior Badges Ltd; a similar medal for 25th Anniv Rotorua Marathon 1989 named on reverse; plus Rowing World Championships 1983 NZ appreciation medal 42mm set in perspex (4 medals) Est. $75

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Melbourne Cricket Club player pass 1894-95 named to P.G.Jennings, card no.556 with original ribbon, excellent condition Est. $500


Victorian Cricket Assn bullion premiership badge/uniform patch 70x56mm by Chas R.Martin military and masonic embroiderer of Melbourne, named to Melbourne Cricket Club for season 1894-95, nice condition and extremely rare Est. $250


A similar patch 74x60mm named to Melbourne Cricket Club for season 1896-97, nice condition and extremely rare Est. $250


Malvern Cricket Club player pass 1897-98 named to P.G.Jennings Esq, with original ribbon and in superb condition Est. $100

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South St Kilda Football Club season ticket/pass for 1885 named to P.G.Jennings, card no.67 with original ribbon and full fixture for both the first and second teams, superb condition, the first we have seen for this club Although formal records of this time are patchy, it would appear that the roots of the South St Kilda Football Club date back to (or before) the establishment of the Victorian Football Association (VFA), that was founded in May 1877 to administer and regulate football in Melbourne. Prior to the formation of the VFA, local clubs would meet on an annual basis at central Melbourne venues such as Nissen’s Cafe and Oliver’s Cafe to arrange fixtures for the coming season. Although not one of the ‘elite’ foundation clubs of the VFA such as Carlton, Essendon, Geelong or Melbourne; the team was nevertheless reported in the Argus as being defeated by Brighton on 10th June 1878, with a further mention in the same paper in October 1880. The team’s name will be recorded on several other occasions until 1899. Following the formation of the Victorian Junior Football Association (VJFA, one level below the VFA) c.1882 the Argus reported South St Kilda Football Club as the winner in an affiliated match against Crimea in June 1883. The final ladder of the VJFA for season 1890 lists South St Kilda in tenth position in a competition comprising 28 clubs. Following a meeting of secretaries of ‘third rate’ football clubs on 5th March 1891 at Elliott’s Hotel, Bourke Street Melbourne, another new league was formed – the Metropolitan Junior Football Association (MJFA). This association was formally established in 1892, with the South St Kilda FC 2nd Twenty as one of the ten foundation clubs. This association was later to be known as the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA). Records of MJFA seasons 1892 to 1899 have been seen that indicate a successful club during this period – they were first in seasons 1893 to 1895 inclusive and 1897 – but it would appear that the team may have disbanded during the 1899 season. Of particular interest is that the Honorary Secretary of the South St Kilda Football Club as listed on the 1885 season pass is W.H.(T.) Davis – he is listed as a committee member on the 1889 season pass – was the founding president of the MJFA and held that position for four years before handing over to a Mr L.A.Adamson of Collegians who held the position for the next 37 years! This cataloguer wishes to thank a VAFA life member for his invaluable assistance in the compilation of this history Est. $400


South St Kilda Football Club season ticket/pass for 1889 named to P.G.Jennings, card no.26 with original ribbon and full fixture for both the first and second teams, the lightest of wear else excellent condition Est. $400

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Essendon (Association) Football Club 1913 enamel member fob badge by G.Bentley with legend Winners Association Cup 1911-12, some loss of enamel at base else aVF and scarce The Essendon (Association) Football Club was a club established in 1900 as Essendon Town when it joined the VFA, and disbanded in 1921. Among many ironies and coincidences, the “Dreadnoughts” also wore red and black and played at the traditional “Bombers” ground at Windy Hill (who at that time played their home games at East Melbourne, hence the reason for the establishment of Essendon Town FC). The Essendon Association or Essendon A team (as they were also known) competed in successive final series from 1908 to 1914 and won back-to-back premierships in 1911 and 1912, mimicking the more recognised team that won VFL premierships in the same years! The final irony saw the team forcibly merged with the North Melbourne Football Club in 1922. In the premiership year, Essendon Association’s full forward, Dave McNamara, became the first VFA footballer to kick over 100 goals in a season Est. $300


Melbourne Football Club; 1963 illustrated pre-season photographic booklet with players, coach, chairman and secretary photos, many personally signed incl Norm Smith, Ron Barassi, Brian Dixon, Barry Bourke and Bob Caroll. A little known survivor and wonderful Est. $100

South St Kilda Football Club silver fob engraved “P.Jennings” reverse engraved “S.St K.F.C. 1889 Second Twenty”; together with misc silver fob with reverse engraved “Won by P.G.J Decr 1st 1882” and Royal Melbourne Golf Club voided copper War Medal fob engraved “P.G.Jennings” reverse “97-14-83 12 May 1917” Fine-gVF with the first fob extremely rare Est. $150


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Collingwood Football Club enamel badge 23x36mm with legend “Collingwood Football Club Victoria Park” engraved on reverse “Hon. Life Member A.R. Smith 1904” exceedingly rare and a near unique opportunity for the serious collector Archie (Snapper) Smith was recruited from the Richmond VFA side and made his club debut in the inaugural VFL game in 1897. He went on to top the club’s goalkicking in each of his first four seasons; and in 1901 he kicked 30 goals, one behind his team mate Ted Rowell. His tally of 31 in 1898 was enough to win the VFL leading goalkicker’s medal. His overall record was 89 games from 1897 to 1902 for a total of 119 goals. To the best of our knowledge this is the earliest enamel life members badge that has surfaced for the Collingwood Football Club Est. $5,000


Collingwood Football Club; 6x4 inch signed photograph of Murray Weideman with certificate of authenticity ex 2009 Kidney Kids charity auction Est. $90


NSW Rugby League; signed index card with photograph of the legendary Troy Croker with certificate of authenticity ex 2009 Kidney Kids charity auction Est. $75


South Williamstown Football Club 9ct gold prize fob by Willis Melb engraved “SWFC Premiers 1920 Presented to Roy Richards”; plus Stawell Athletic Club Jubilee 1927 member fob with lanyard, gVF (2 items) Est. $150


Queensland Turf Club membership badges 1970s-1990s (15); plus others incl Melbourne Racing Club (VATC) membership cards and badges, VFL Park, Melbourne FC etc (approx 35 items) Est. $75


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Shooting; Mildura Rifle Club 9ct gold prize fob/badge engraved to “R. Wood 11-7-08” VF Est. $100

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Swimming; Victorian Amateur Swimming Assn prize medallions presumably to the same recipient compr 15ct gold award 29gms on ornate suspender, reverse engraved “100 Yards Championship 4.2.03 Won by F.Humfress” similar bronze award reverse engraved “Champion Squadron of Victoria Won by MSC M.Humfres 26.2.09” and uncertain 9ct award 20mm in mount engraved Commemorative Medal 18.3.08”, reverse “100 Yds Hdcp F.Humfrees 1st” VF and better, an interesting lot (3 items) Est. $600

Walking; Melbourne YMCA Rambling Club sterling silver and enamel voided badge or brooch 29mm; together with postcardsize 1898 season events flyer in museum quality condition. An extremely scarce pair of walking club items Note: amongst photos of office holders of the club pictured in the flyer, the President of the club in season 1898 is likely to be Abel Hoadley, founder of the famous Hoadley’s Chocolates company


Sporran badge in sterling silver and 8-colour enamel (probably Canadian as design contains maple leaf); plus five other badges in metals incl silver, and approx 200gms of mixed world coins with some in silver, Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $75


Williamstown Cricket Club 1947-48 by K.G.Luke; Williamstown Amateur Athletic Club by Stokes and Sons missing pin; North Williamstown Primary School Centenary 1974 (3 items). Est. $75


WWI and later patriotic tin plate badges 1917-1919 Mixed Condition (12 badges) Est. $75


Interesting accumulation of badges, medalets etc c.early 1900s to 1990s in priced 2x2s, Mixed Condition (approx 110 items) Est. $90


Interesting selection of mainly vintage badges covering several themes incl football, union, fire, etc, Mixed Condition (86 items) Est. $75


Variety of mainly bowling club badges from Australia, New Guinea etc in priced 2x2s, Mixed Condition (61 badges) Est. $75

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Amalgamated Certificated Enginedrivers Assn of Queensland member badge in silver by A.J.Parkes Brisbane numbered “91” (Smith 5) very scarce, esp as an issued and numbered piece, VF Est. $225


Amalgamated Food Preserving Employees Union of Australia gilt and enamel fob, reverse impressed “80”; Amalgamated Postal Workers Union of Australia enamelled fob by G.A.Miller & Sons; Australian Society of Carpenters and Joiners enamelled fob by Stokes & Sons (Smith 12, 25, 153) the last with enamel chips else VF and better (3 fobs) Est. $90


Melbourne Eight Hours Committee 1911 fob in sterling silver and enamel by Wittenbach & Co, nice condition Est. $250


Melbourne Eight Hours Committee 1912 fob in sterling silver and enamel by Stokes, lovely enamel work Est. $250

Yachting; America’s Cup 1983 Westminster China cabinet plate 260mm depicting Australia II and signed “Dennis Adams”; plus Montreal Olympics 1976 Wedgwood blue jasper cabinet plate 208mm depicting events (2 plates) Est. $75



St Mary’s College Bendigo badge with motto “Omnia Pro Te Cor Jesu” (Everything for you, heart of Jesus) by local jeweller Prescott & Dawe with reverse fittings intact but missing pin, a very old type and extremely scarce Est. $75

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Police/Protective Services

New South Wales Police obsolete gent’s and lady’s hats with matching enamel badges, used but no mothing (2 items) Est. $250

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New South Wales; obsolete patches, titles, badges etc in descriptive albums incl some Northern Territory Police patches and other items, minor duplication (approx 100 items) Est. $150


Queensland Police obsolete wide brimmed hats complete with enamel badges (4 different with two badge types), plus lady’s type with badge and two different embroidered caps, minor faults (7 items) Est. $300

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Queensland; collection of obsolete police enamel badges, patches etc (75 approx); plus Queensland and other State SES patches etc (30 approx), minor duplication (approx 105 items) Est. $125


South Australia Police obsolete grey and beige wide brimmed hats complete with enamel badges, plus similar lady’s hat with badge and later cap with embroidered patch, no mothing (4 items) Est. $125


South Australia; a comprehensive collection of police, fire brigade and emergency services enamel badges, patches, shoulder and sleeve titles, only minor duplication (approx 100 items) Est. $125


Tasmania Police obsolete gent’s and lady’s hats with enamel badges, plus embroidered summer cap, no mothing (3 items) Est. $125

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Tasmania; a comprehensive collection of police, fire brigade and emergency services enamel badges, patches, shoulder and sleeve titles including some decals, titles up to rank of Inspector, only minor duplication (100+ items) Est. $175


Obsolete Corps of Commissionaires patches etc (28); plus Commonwealth and Federal Police patches, titles etc (30) and ACT Fire Brigade patches etc (31) all in good condition (approx 90 items) Est. $100


Queensland Police obsolete hat badge with lugs intact; Tasmanian Police hat badge with lugs intact but enamel chips; together with selection of related world badges and hat badges for fire, police etc (most of the hat badges with lugs removed) Mixed Condition (35 items) Est. $125


Queensland State Government Security and Watching Services badges and hat badges with other related government badges on cloth board, lugs intact where applicable (16 items) Est. $100


Tasmania Police obsolete cap badge; NSW Emergency Response hat badge; New Zealand Police hat badge; misc St John Ambulance badges (8); Victorian Country Fire Authority honorary life member hat badge with lugs missing; Christchurch (NZ) Fire Service hat badge lugs removed; plus other related items (10) Mixed Condition (24 items) Est. $100

Tasmania Police obsolete Inspector’s hat badge 61x75mm, lugs removed; plus selection of overseas police, fire brigade and protective service badges etc, Mixed Condition (approx 20 items) Est. $150


Western Australia Police obsolete fawn coloured wide brimmed hat complete with enamel badge, plus two different caps with embroidered patches, no mothing (3 items) Est. $100


Western Australia; a comprehensive collection of police, fire brigade and emergency services enamel badges, patches, shoulder and sleeve titles including some decals and scarcer Aboriginal Service items, only minor duplication (approx 100 items) Est. $100


Group of obsolete caps with embroidered badges compr Queensland (4), Northern Territory, Western Australia, NSW (2 diff), Australian Federal Police, no mothing (9 items) Est. $100


Police, fire brigade and ambulance leather belts, holsters, parade cords etc incl uniform buttons and a non-functioning radar gun, Mixed Condition (approx 60 items) Est. $100




Australian obsolete police, fire and emergency services patches, badges, titles for most States and the ACT, minor duplication (approx 200 items) Est. $200


Collection of corrective service and military enamel badges, patches and titles neatly described in mini albums, minor duplication (approx 80 items) Est. $100 1679

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Obsolete British police large type hat badges on timber shieldshaped mounts compr West Midlands Police, Sussex Constabulary, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Metropolitan Police; unmounted obsolete large type hat/helmet badges for Cleveland Constabulary (2 diff), West Midlands Police, West Yorkshire Police and Ministry of Defence Police; plus seven misc related items (16 items) Est. $90

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New South Wales; obsolete fire brigade patches, decals, enamel; badges, titles etc housed in six annotated albums, some minor duplication (approx 170 items) Est. $150


Group of Australian, British and New Zealand obsolete police, fire brigade and emergency services official caps and hats, some with enamel badges, no mothing (31 items) Est. $125


Large collection of patches, mainly New Zealand police, fire brigade and emergency services and including several bullion items and better shoulder titles, housed in mini photo album sleeves (approx 150 items) Est. $200


Small collection of obsolete caps and hats, some with attached enamel badges incl Britain, New Zealand, USA etc (30 items) Est. $100

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Lodge Memorabilia


Queensland Fire & Rescue Service hat badge; WA Fire Brigades enamel hat badge with hips; ACT Fire Brigades hat badge; plus NSW Ambulance hat badge with lug missing and related items (12) (16 items) Est. $100


Queensland collection of obsolete metropolitan and rural fire brigade patches, titles, enamel badges etc, only minor duplication (130+ items) Est. $150


British and USA hat badges, titles etc, most with lugs removed and with ‘blu-tack’ adhesions, Mixed Condition (approx 50 items) Est. $75


Combermere Lodge No 61 handmade fob in 2-colour 9ct gold dated 1878-1928; plus 9ct gold and enamel Holy See lapel badge with engraved motto “Pro Deo Et Patria” VF-gVF (2 items) Est. $175


RAOB gilt presentation jewel dated 1962; together with WWII Women of Australia badge with one star; Egyptian sweetheart brooch and pair of cufflinks depicting a pharaoh; two other pair of cufflinks; pocket knife, silver In Memoriam photo pendant; and misc badges etc, Mixed Condition (approx 15 items) Est. $75

Gemstones 1694

Brilliant cut approx 50-point diamond as recovered from engagement ring Est. $500


Collection of cut coloured gemstones ex South East Gemmological Laboratory of Bangkok, Thailand compr ruby, topaz, various coloured quartz, amethyst, citrine, honey amber, emerald, sapphire, azotic topaz, opal etc, predominantly rubies generally one carat or more (30 packets) Est. $200

USA 1684

Large collection of badges, patches, shoulder and sleeve titles for police, fire and emergency services covering several States, little duplication (approx 220 items) Est. $200

WORLD 1685

Police and related hat badges and titles on timber shields for display (5); plus a good selection of related police, fire service and ambulance items, Mixed Condition (approx 35 items) Est. $75


Interesting group of European police, fire and emergency services cloth patches and badges and incl some British and Canadian types, little duplication (approx 180 items) Est. $200



Collection of obsolete British, European and other world patches, titles, badges, bullion patches and decals neatly annotated in albums and on two cloth display boards, minor duplication (approx 110 items) Est. $125 Collection of police, fire and ambulance hat and cap badges, uniform buttons, bullion patches etc early 1900 to recent, most with lugs intact (150+ items) Est. $200

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Bracelet in three-colour 9ct gold 13.1gms, As New


Indian style sterling silver bracelet set with oval turquoise with broken safety chain; plus diamond-set white gold pendant (approx 40 diamond chips) and sterling silver choker (3 items). Est. $200


Two sterling silver charm bracelets; plus misc badge oddments (6), modern “Tigers Eye” elephant pendant, and 9ct gold chain adorned in 14 ct gold (9 items). Est. $125


Marquisate Art Deco brooch depicting two birds; plus three other brooches and silver, marquisate and jade ladies size R ring (5 items) Est. $75


9ct gold colonial Victorian bar brooch; together with selection of WWI/WWII period buttons and badges incl 1940 Women of Australia with one star, and Volunteer Air Observers Corps badge, Mixed Condition (35 items) Est. $125

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Italian gold framed micro mosaic brooch 31x27mm depicting Capitol Hill in Rome, a few reinforcements around the blue enamel border but nice Est. $400

Sterling silver and marquesite koala and boomerang brooch; plus a lovely Art Deco split river pearl, sterling silver and marquesite necklace (2 items). Est. $125


Pair of 20-point diamond earrings set in 9ct gold for pierced ears Est. $300


Earrings fashioned from mounted Perth Mint Specimen Twentieth Ounce .9999 gold 2000 Year of the Dragon coins (for pierced ears), a pendant compr mounted Specimen One Ounce similarly dated coin; together with 9ct gold choker for the pendant and an extra unmounted Twentieth Ounce coin (5 items). Est. $1,500


Cultured pearl necklace with silver fittings approx 500mm; plus sterling silver and cultured pearl brooch, and gold-lined pearl brooch all housed in South Seas case (3 items) Est. $75


9ct gold Art Nouveau style pendant and chain (knots in chain); 9ct gold pearl set crucifix; 9ct gold Victorian style bar brooch with safety chain (missing pin) (3 items) Est. $125


Pair of French etched glass silver-topped perfume bottles c.1930s or later, both used but in excellent undamaged condition. Est. $125


Sterling silver and enamel ladies powder compact 49mm, scuffs due to wear but no chips Est. $100


Gents 9ct gold ring size Q/R set with 18 brilliant cut diamonds surrounding four square-cut rubies Est. $500


Ladies half-carat solitaire diamond ring in 9ct white gold setting flanked by diamond chips all round Est. $500


Ladies 18ct gold ring set with 1ct or more oval-cut sapphire, surrounded by 12 claw-set diamonds in white gold setting Est. $350


Cased friendship-style rings marked 375 (or 9ct) RSF, sizes L to O (most tagged) with mixed designs and/or stone settings, an excellent resale lot (12 rings) Est. $500


Cased gold dress rings marked 375 (or 9ct) RSF, mainly size P with different solitaire stone settings, all with similarly priced retail tags attached, an excellent resale lot (12 rings) Est. $500


Cased gold dress rings marked 375 (or 9ct) RSF, mainly size P with different 3-stone settings, all with similarly priced retail tags attached, an excellent resale lot (12 rings) Est. $500


Cased sterling silver dress rings, mainly size P with different solitaire stone settings, all with similarly priced retail tags attached, an excellent resale lot (12 rings) Est. $150


Rings; loose collection of sterling silver rings of various sizes and designs, some with mixed solitaire stone settings and others with inlaid stones on band, no apparent duplication and an excellent resale lot (43 rings) Est. $200


Selection of vintage ladies costume jewellery; plus old oil can and misc postcard and lottery ticket (approx 50 items) Est. $75



Matchbox Lesney Models of Yesteryear unboxed compr 1914 Sunbeam motorcycle, Triumph T110 motorbike, 1907 Rolls Royce, 1982 Kenworth “Super Boss” truck, 1981 “Police” Peterbilt and 1929 Bentley racer, minimal damage (6 models) Est. $75


Matchbox “Models of Yesteryear” in original boxes incl Harrods, Walters Palm Coffee, Wheels, Tornes, Devon, Taystree, Menier Chocolates; together with Lledo “Days Gone” (5 different in original boxes); plus other die-cast models in boxes incl Burago and Matchbox, contents As New (approx 30 models) Est. $125


Volkswagen; collection of die-cast scale models, all different, some in original boxes and incl Maisto, Matchbox, Minichamps, Schabak, etc. mainly metal and including two metal/resin sculptures. Mainly 1:43 scale and smaller (25 models) Est. $175

Ladies white 18ct gold ring size L/M set with seven 25-point diamonds Est. $500

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Volkswagen; collection of die-cast scale models, all different and incl Burago 1:24 1998 New Beetle Neuspeed Metakit, Pyro plastic kit in box, Maisto Special Edition Show Haulers series (1:25) Karmann Ghia new in box, Mr Hobby sealed plastic kit (1:24), Burago New Beetle Cup 2000 (1:18, in box), Matchbox, Coca-Cola 1999 VW (new in box), and Minichamps (1:18) VW 1600TL 1970 (new in box). A nice lot, all in original packaging (7 items) Est. $125


Volkswagen; collection of die-cast metal and plastic scale models and related toys etc, many in original boxes and incl Matchbox and Hotwheels types, etc. The lot includes a new-in-box “Solider Bear Productions” radio control VW twin pack, and a new-in-box “Road Signature” orange VW W12 Navdo (1:18), mainly in boxes of issue. (21 models) Est. $100


Volkswagen infrared “Lanard” wireless remote with alarm in original box; Hotwheels Viva Volkswagen boxed pair; plus Maisto new-in-box metal/plastic kit, Forces of Valour military vehicle in box, and other boxed and loose models, Mixed Condition (20+ items) Est. $150


Balance of Volkswagen collection with Airfix kits, metal die cast models, toys, other car brands. Studio I air brush etc and a very nice Revell II 1:18 scale auto union TYPC (World record car) New in box. Well worth a look, noticed number plates, lighters, ashtrays etc, Mixed Condition (approx 50 items) Est. $200


Japanese-made Volkswagen convertible c.1960s friction operated vehicle with “lited (sic) piston action” in original box, needs battery but appears to be in working order; plus misc coins incl BP predecimal sets (3, incl 1962 and 1963 date sets), 1966 set, and misc Australian and world coins and medalets (18) gFine-Unc (23 items) Est. $100

Volkswagen; collection of die-cast scale models, all different, most in original boxes and incl Minichamps VW 1303 (1:43), Minichamps VW Type 82 1941 (1:18); plus Lledo, Shuco, Junior Line, Virtesse, Burago (12 models) Est. $125

Volkswagen; collection of die-cast scale models, all different, most in original boxes and cases and incl Burago, Matchbox, Hotwheels, City, Solido, Minichamps, Viking etc, includes metal sculpture and a Testors (1:43 scale) metal body model kit. The models generally 1:24 scale and smaller and a nice lot (25 models). Est. $250

Volkswagen; collection of die-cast scale models loose in original packaging, mainly different with mixed metal and plastic construction and all small to miniature scales. Types incl Matchbox, Majorette and Dinky, Mixed Condition (approx 70 models) Est. $200

Weights & Scales 1725

Volkswagen; collection of die-cast examples in metal and plastic, all different, some in original packaging, miniatures through to 1:32 scale and includes a few battery and friction types, Mixed Condition (approx 40 models) Est. $125

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W&T.Avery Birmingham Half Sovereign and Sovereign scale; plus Q.Vic Diamond Jubilee 1897 medallion for Brisbane 31mm in gilt with 50% of gilding intact (2 items) Est. $75

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Watches & Clocks 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


Waltham “Martyn Sq” key wind rail lever pocket watch c.late 1800s, nickel plated case and with sterling silver watch chain and key, in working order Est. $125



Baden Powell Swiss made nickel cased pocket watch c.WWI period, crown wind, pin set, recessed subsidiary seconds and gold hands, in good working order and an interesting early scouting watch Est. $100


Brass cased brown wind open face pocket watch c.early 1990s with stop/start sweep seconds, in working order with replacement hour hand Est. $75


Bulova Quartz calendar watch (no battery); plus 9 ct gold Cymaflex watch with engraved service details on reverse dated 1959 24 year’s service (no band) good working order (2 items). Est. $125


Dunklings gold filled crown wind open face 15-jewel pocket watch c.1930s in working order; plus sterling silver open face key wind pocket watch (not working), Omega Geneve stainless steel wristwatch (no band and not working), and cameo-style brooch (4 items) Est. $150


Longines gold Quartz dress watch with gold bracelet, dial damaged but in working order, needs a glass Est. $900


Omega Deville gold quartz wristwatch with chain-link gold band, damaged dial and hands but in working order Est. $600




Rivana art deco 15-jewel Swiss wristwatch in 18ct platinum case embellished with ten small brilliant cut diamonds (five on each shoulder) not working but balance staff runs free. Est. $200


Rolex 9ct gold wristwatch with original 9ct gold band and safety chain, the back plate engraved “Celia June 11th 1948” in good working order The lot was presented as a prize at a Victorian country race meeting Est. $1,000


Sterling silver half hunter cylinder movement pocket watch c.late 1800s missing key, ticks over (probably only needs a clean) Est. $90


Vintage wristwatches and movements compr Seiko quartz with display, Alera 17-jewel auto, 15-jewel French movement, Titus 14ct gold, Citizen quartz, Disco, Eden and two marquisate types, some in old boxes. A few working and a useful restoration or spare parts lot (9 items) Est. $100

Omega DeVille stainless steel wristwatch c.1980s in good working order. Est. $200

Tissot Seastar wristwatch c.1970s in good working order, date window at six o’clock, sweep seconds and subsidiary seconds dial at nine o’clock. radium indicators. In lovely condition. Est. $450

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“Fishing Williamstown” 1978 by Lants, oil on board 620x590mm Est. $200


Tasmania, “The River Derwent 1933” by J.Shirlow, a well executed watercolour 320x240mm in glazed frame 480x410mm Est. $300

Arctos ladies sterling silver 17-jewel automatic wristwatch (ticks over); Citizen and Seiko stainless steel 21-jewel ladies wristwatches, one with date, the other with day/date (working); Accurex, Caravelle, Q&Q, Seiko and King nurse’s watches all tick over); gents Citizen stainless steel wristwatch (works); and five ladies wristwatches not working compr Citizen, Grand Prix, Kenneth Cole, Tiara and Zeitex, all with bands (14 watches) Est. $100


Bulova Art Deco style unisex square faced wristwatch c.1945 in original Bulova Toronto case of purchase, recessed subsidiary seconds, unmarked 9ct gold case with stainless steel back, working order and an excellent restoration project. Most desirable in the original case Est. $200


Accumulation of ladies and gents quartz watches, all in need of batteries or not working (54 items) Est. $75


Old family snap-shot photo album dated 1925 with some rural views, ships in port etc, with a United Grand Lodge of New South Wales Freemason’s Admittance Certificate 1917 laid in (lot) Est. $75


Leather bound photograph album of family members in the 6x4 inch format c.late 1880s from a variety of Melbourne studios (e.g. Alice Mills, Mendellson, Vandyck etc) includes one person in military uniform, some foxing but a nice historic group with an additional death card for “Mary Lucy Martin died January 6th 1891 in her 16th year” (28 images) Est. $100




French Eight Day clock garniture, quarter repeater in working order c.1860s, the clock approx 350mm, the side pieces approx 450mm Est. $1,000


Travel alarm clocks c.1950s-1960s compr Westclox, Namco, Europa (3, German), Princess (German) all tick over, one missing outer case; plus clockwork and Haller Quartz alarm clocks, a useful resale lot (8 items) Est. $75

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19th century steel engraved prints of classical artworks including ‘The Madonna and Child’ (Colonna Madonna) by Peter Lightfoot after Raphael; ‘Christ Bearing His Cross’ by William Holl the Younger after Raphael; ‘Christ Carrying the Cross’ (incorrectly titled ‘Ecce Homo’) by Maillefer after Luis Morales; ‘Touch Me Not’ by Gustave Levy after Rembrandt; ‘The Woman of Samaria’ by B.Meunier after Guercino; ‘Mary Anointing the Feet of Christ’ by William Greatbach after Rubens; ‘The Woman Taken in Adultery’ by Charles Jeens after Edward Corbould; ‘The Alms-Deeds of Dorcas’ by Herbert Bourne after W.C.T.Dobson, each 36x26cm with printed areas of various sizes, each with a binder’s punch hole in the margin not affecting the printed area, minor foxing or other faults (8 prints) See online catalogue HTML version for illustration of all items in this lot Est. $90

“The Boy’s New Bike” by Bernhard Rust 1964, crayon on board in frame 680x535mm, a listed artist Est. $350 Lot 1756

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19th century steel engraved prints on Christian themes including ‘St Luke and the Virgin’, ‘Christ Lamenting Over Jerusalem’, ‘The Ministering Angels’, ‘The Good Samaritan’ and ‘The Star in the East’; with Views of the ancient sites of the Seven Churches of Revelation: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea after Thomas Allom’s illustrations, each 36x26cm with printed areas of various sizes, the Pergamos view with adhesion damage, each with a binder’s punch hole in the margin not affecting the printed area, minor foxing or other faults (12 prints) See online catalogue HTML version for illustration of all items in this lot Est. $90


China and Thailand; two replica clocks (not working), Chinese lacquer box with erotic depiction inside, floral soapstone miniature 5-drawer chest of drawers ,and a bone and timber salt and pepper with “scrimshaw” style elephant and giraffe (6 items). Est. $100


Japanese erotic scenes carved into bone or resin-based material, each piece with holes for suspension (10 items) Est. $100


Model man o’war sailing ship in timber, cloth and twine on stand 650x600mm, all hand painted and appears complete but in need of re-rigging and some TLC Est. $75


Moorcroft potbelly vase 235mm high with hibiscus pattern with 1972 Centennial back mark, lovely condition Est. $600


Moorcroft squat floral vase 150mm high, 196mm across with the ‘joined’ WM mark on base, usual crazing else a lovely undamaged example Est. $350


Moorcroft squat vase 620mm high with pomegranate pattern; together with small-footed dish 117mm with floral pattern, minimal crazing on the first otherwise both in undamaged condition (2 items). Est. $200


Moorcroft signed footed circular dish 252mm with anemone pattern, lovely condition. Est. $350

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Trans Australian Railway posters by Trompf (6 different), all classic 1930s-1950s types, all framed and glazed facsimiles (6 items) Est. $250


USA, framed Amtrak posters (2); plus framed 1945-1995 British Est. $75 “Coming Home” poster (3 items)


Sydney Olympics 2000; framed “Closing Night Celebrations” street poster with used ticket; plus two framed Berlin Wall posters issued in limited numbers on the completion of the wall’s destruction (3 items). Est. $150

Other Artworks/Ornaments


China; large two-handled bowl/basin in crackle glaze pottery 145x420x255mm adorned with butterflies and river fish with interspersed flora, signed at base (approx 4.6 kg) excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restoration Est. $125

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Russian Empire timber mid-19th Century calendar icon for the month of April with 55 figures 263x316mm by Palekh, minor paint loss but most impressive Est. $1,500


Russian Empire small framed and glazed icon of mother and child 161x170mm c.mid 1800s with St Petersburg 84 silver marks, beautifully toned with no damage, just a few cracks in the surrounding gilt frame. A lovely example in the Baroque style Est. $1,000

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Green jade lidded urn and timber stand in fitted case of issue with 1977 receipt for $HK550, minor faults but quite lovely Est. $350


Smokey jade lidded urn 150mm high and timber stand with fitted case of issue; plus 1977 receipt for $HK350, nice undamaged condition Est. $200



Aboriginal timber parrying shield approx 900mm for the Avante Tribe of south east Northern Territory, a faithful replica with kangaroos, emus and trees lightly carved into the surface, the timber has been stained on the face. A very well made example c.1960s and most impressive Est. $250

Other Ephemera/Collectables



Statue in cold-cast bronze of the wing-footed Hermes approx 100cm tall (8.65kgs) a well-executed vintage piece which is an exact scaled down replica of a sculpture in London, impressive Est. $400

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Antique timber stereo viewer with mixed theme photographic cards dated 1870 to 1901 incl 1901 Royal Visit (22), 8 Hour Day etc (36 cards); selection of Kellogg’s 1960s stereo cards (approx 60); plus misc vintage postcards etc, and an album page of tokens and medals etc (24) Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $200

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78 RPM ten inch phonograph records with original covers incl Fats Waller, Bing Crosby, Vera Lynn, Spike Jones, Rico’s Creole Band etc (16), together with Australia Post Year Albums 1982 and 2006 (18 items) Est. $75


Two vintage jeweller’s loupes, old Victorian Druids lapel badge by P.J.King, sword-shaped tie clip, two misc keys, British 1981 Wedding Crown, and cased SSB Cook Bicentenary 1970 medallion in silver, all items housed in old cigar box (9 items) Est. $75


Interesting group of items including two Edison cylinders in good order with outer cases; bone/ivory brushes; telephone oddments; box of badges etc; facsimile coin set in “Captain Cook” case; silver cake forks; silver shoe horn; mini Japanese screen; plus two boxes of used travel documents, lottery tickets etc, Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $75


Interesting group of assorted items compr 1914-15 Star impressed to 3279 Pte L.G.O’Brien 6/F Amb AIF; Methodist Ladies College hallmarked silver brooches (2, one dated 1904 by Catanach); antique baby’s teething ring/rattle; misc badges and medalets (13); misc world coins/tokens etc (24); plus New Zealand Mint set 1965 and George VI Coronation Butterfly in original box, Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $90


Small collection of maritime memorabilia mainly relating to Admiral Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar incl replica Naval General Service Medal, Nelson’s Column medallions, HMS Victory medallion, badge, stamps, playing cards and Jamaica Proof silver Ten Dollars 1976 Nelson commem; together with Australian coins, PNC, medallion and postal cover relating to Matthew Flinders, all items stored in felt-lined tin with pasted on maritime battle scene incl HMS Victory (lot) Est. $90


Small accumulation of misc items compr two train tickets c.1940-1950, silvered Baden Powell Australian visit medallion (C1931/2), Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women badge numbered 13016, Duke of Wellington memorial medallion in flaking white metal, Columbia 78RPM needle tin with six styli, misc Church of England ribbons, 1895 bullion uniform patch of unknown origin; together with approx 1kg of mixed world coins c.1800s-1900s and 14 misc Australian and world notes, Mixed Condition (lot) Est. $90

Huge genuine antique apothecary jar for magnesia approx 600mm tall c.late 19th of early 20th Century with original gilt and hand painted British coat-of-arms and original gilt lid. A rare and impressive item in lovely condition with seamless glass construction Est. $1,000


Chinese cast silver sycee signed on base (100gms approx); plus WWI period British artillery hat badge, fusiliers collar badge and amethyst pendant in silver frame (4 items) Est. $125


Gents leather and snakeskin-lined jacket size 46, never worn Est. $300


Horse brasses (25 mainly different) mixed UK/Australia in old Christmas tin, Mixed Condition (25 items) Est. $75


Japan; lacquer box with harbour scene signed 1945, minor paint loss but scarce from this period Est. $150


Leather covered note book 120x82mm, the front with hallmarked sterling silver repousse cover by London maker WW Est. $90


Wahl Eversharp gold filled revolving pencil c.1920s in original box; cased Zippo Vintage Series 1937 lighter; Win Electronic gas lighter; another anonymous gas lighter; plus vintage ladies compact (5 items) Est. $100


Sterling silver embellished red leather photo frame c.1930s; plus boxed 950 European silver and pearl ladies powder compact (2 items) Est. $125


Five hand painted circular dinnerplate place mats in veneered timber; framed and glazed photograph by John R Edis of Durham depicting castle, bridge and river; plus books on freemasonry and furniture; together with Halfpennies 1949, 1959, 1960, 1961 (20), 1962, 1963 (4), 1964 (20) housed in 2x2s in collectable tin, Mixed Condition (57 items) Est. $75

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Scouting memorabilia incl misc badges, scarves, cloth patches, belt buckles etc c.1950s to modern; plus a few coins etc, Mixed Condition (100s) Est. $125



Bernard Buffet sterling silver collector plates approx 200gms depicting Lion (1976) and Rhino (1977) both in original boxes with paper work (2 items) Est. $250


Eureka Stockade Rebellion Sesqui-centenary 2004 limited edition commem plates 274mm in English bone china with detail of illustration “Eureka Slaughter 3rd December 1854” by Charles A.Doudiet, individually numbered from a run of 500, individually boxed with complimentary wall hanger, a good resale lot (10 plates) Est. $150

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Session 2




China, two export 19th century metal bulk tea urns (approximately 580mm high) with hand painted floral and gilt designs, usual wear and minor indentations, both twin handles intact, both missing the lids. (2 items). Est. $175


Russian Empire pair of hallmarked silver fish serving knife and fork c.1890 (2 items) Est. $150


Russian Empire .84 silver pouring ladle 177mm long c.1890s Est. $150


Four vintage sterling silver ornate tea spoons (one in 800 purity); one by Rhestenes Norway with see-through blue enamel; together with Jennevs of Edinburgh boxed Scottish polished pewter drinking cup or “Quaich” (5 items). Est. $75


Apostle sterling silver strainer spoon c.1889 with London hallmarks Est. $125


Viners stainless steel beakers with gilded bases designed by Stuart Devlin in original cardboard canisters as issued in 1983, both with paperwork (2 items). Est. $100


Carton of assorted domestic and household items, includes couple of decorative plates and glazed pottery, travel items including couple of DK travel guides for Hungary, travel souvenirs, boxed set of Jason table place mats, etc (lot) Est. $75


Two old and well used pipes with crude tamping devices; two old lighters (one a Ronson Whirlwind with engraved initials “W.J.D.S”, the other Japanese with mother-of-pearl and flower design); chrome cigarette case with initials “WAG” in cartouche and note inside to likely recipient; Express cigarette machine with instructions still inside; together with RAAF badge with safety-pin attachment, three misc enamelled badges/pins (one a Two Shillings Poppy Day pin by Parkes of Brisbane), and most interesting very early National Bank of Australasia wallet, all items housed in old leather handheld carry case (lot) Est. $75


Sterling silver vesta case hallmarked Chester c.1910, little use Est. $100


Inlaid timber cigarette dispenser; boxed Aristocrat chromed cigarette case; inlaid timber box containing misc WWI period Belgian and German banknotes (6), misc coins, pips, 1934 Portland medalet, trench art pocket knife etc, Mixed Condition and a nice group (lot) Est. $100


Post WWI bugle in copper and brass and plus hunting horn in brass, both likely to have been made by the same unknown maker, no dents (2 items) Est. $125



Sterling silver stamp case with Birmingham hallmarks, on four ball feet and spring hinged top for three types of postage stamp, VF Est. $125

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