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1900-06 Victorian Field Artillery Gunner pre WWI framed & glazed photograph . Full length shot with nice uniform & insignia detail, dates between 1900 & 1906 plus 450mm x 350mm pre 1914 group shot of a cadet Unit carrying Lee Metford Rifles, slight fading, some names to border, in thin wooden frame with broken glass, 470mm x 370mm. 1st is very nice. 2nd interesting. (2)
ca1900 Highland Clan brooch. Clan Campbell. Hand chased silver, 3 piece, by 'S.S' (possibly Schlank & Sons, Adelaide) 62mm x 55mm. Brooch pin reverse. Hand chased boar head applied to central circlet engraved 'Cruachan' (the 'battle-cry' of the Campbells) with hand chased wreath. Scarce early Australian made clan brooch
1901 Boer War envelope cover, 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles. Envelope front addressed to. 'Mr John Moore, Bellingen, Bellinger River, NSW, Australia.' Sender details at top. 'From J. McCristal, 261, 'B' Squad, 2nd Regt, NSW, Mounted Rifles on Active Service, South Africa.' South African Republic 2½ Penny stamp with Krugersdorp cancellation dated 22 June 1901. Also with 'passed by censor' stamps for Johannesburg & for Krugersdorp. Trooper Timothy William McCristal, 261, 2nd, NSW, Mounted Rifles. Regt raised from men throughout NSW with a total of 708 officers, NCO's & men & 659 horses. It departed Sydney 15/3/1901, arriving in South Africa 17/1/1901. Engaged in OP's against general De la Rey, Kemp, Potgeitiers & Vermaas in the Western Transvaal 23/4/1901 to 1/10/1901, later into the Eastern Transvaal. Returned to Australia & disembarked Sydney 4/6/1902 having lost 2 officers & 23 ORs, killed or died on service. gVF. Scarce
1908 Visit of the USA great white fleet Victoria 1d & 1½d postcards. Special illustrated cards issued for the visit of American Fleet. Superb fresh unused. Stieg P33-4 cat US$200 in 2001. (latest listing). Impossible to find nicer. (2).
1914-18 19th Infantry Bn, AIF Home front made colour patch flag/banner. Made from a heavy patterned cotton table cloth backing-with brown over green diamond polished cotton colour patch of 19th Inf, Bn, ground measures 860 x 830mm, colour patch 830mm across & 820mm high. Attributed by family to Mrs M.E. Simpson of 35 Marion St, Leichhardt, NSW & sent to her husband, Warren Hasting Simpson whilst he was serving in France with 19th Bn. Number 6385 Pte, W.H. Simpson, a motor driver, enl 8 August 1916, 18th REOs to 19th Bn, RTA 25 Jan 1919. Age stains overall VGC. RARE & attributable by family descent. Great display item.
 SOLD at A$325
ca 1914-18 Private purchase leather flapped holster for large frame revolver. For Sam Browne equipment. Tan coloured leather. Flap with securing tab - corresponding brass post-stud to body. Belt-loop to reverse, re-enforced top & bottom, with brass, square 'D' loop for shoulder strap. VGC.
1914-18 Rare 'ROUTINE ORDERS' leaflet, 3rd September 1917, 19th Corps headquarters. Most of the document details honours & awards, mostly British units but there are two mentions of Australian awards of the Military Medal to-1298 A/Bdr JM Mackie Aust DAC & 0059 Sgt W Fleming Aust DAC plus other items mentioned. Produced for Brig A J Moir. Spirit reproduced original. Small tears where folded. Very few documents such as this still exist outside museums. Overall GC.
1914 SMS Emden 50 Pfennig Canteen Token, Type 1. gVF, minor deposits/encrustation. Recovered from the wreck of the Emden, sunk by HMAS Sydney off the Cocos Islands in 1914. Rare. (P)
 SOLD at A$350
1914 Princess Mary's Christmas gift tin with card & a bullet shaped pencil. War Dept stamped Bosun's whistle. WWI wound stripe, gilt with backing plate. Belgium WWI period lighter in the shape of a large coin & a trench art letter opener with Royal Artillery & General Service buttons attached, WWI period. GC. Interesting WWI group of items. (5 + 2 in tin)
 SOLD at A$120
1914-18 Valise Roll to Commanding Officer 9th Light Trench Mortar Battery, Mentioned in Despatches, Wounded in Action Lone Pine, Killed in Action, France. Brown canvas with leather reinforcing & straps, full size valise. Named in white paint to front. 'Cpt. H. P. Brown, OC 9th LTM Battery, AIF.' Horace Parker Brown, born Lithgow 10/3/1884. Served 1 yr Snr Cadets, AGA 1 yr, 7 mths, 1Bn NSW Scottish Regt 1 yr 10 mths before Enl 23/8/14. 2nd Inf Bn AIF. Sergt 25/9/14. Landed Gallipoli on 1st day 25/4/15 with 2Bn. Lieut 28/4/15. Wounded in Action, Lone pine, 6/8/15 shell fire, severe concussion & shell shock. RtA to recuperate. Re-Enl 'C' Coy, 35 Bn 10/3/16 & to France with 9th LTMB 21/11/16. Captain Commanding 25/19/16. Mentioned in Sir D. Haig's despatches 9/4/17 (LG 15/5/17, CAG 4/10/17), WIA 2nd occasion (accidental) 22/4/17. KIA 12/5/17. Buried Tancrex Farm Mil Cemetery Ploegsteert, Belgium. Minor wear. VGC. With copies of archive file which actually mention this valise as returned with Officer's personal effects
 SOLD at A$375
1914-18 AIF Rising Sun badge embroidery. An exceptionally fine piece in heavy, coloured embroidery on undyed 'duck' 570mm x 440mm. Eminently suitable for framing. Probably a piece produced in England & of much finer quality than items produced in Egypt & Palestine. Exc condition. Lovely piece. (P)
 SOLD at A$200
1914-18 Great War equipment lot. Leather case, dated 1915 for Helio, 5', MK V by Jamieson & Co, Sydney, with straps; Medical Pattern water bottle in galvanised tin, complete with its cup/lid & leather harness/sling, minus felt cover, no dates evident; Infantry pattern 'D' shaped mess tin with brass handle, marked 'AHS/40' & partial New Zealand (?) ownership stamp; Patt 1908 Entrenching Tool head by Chillington 1918, blackened iron; a USA grenade vest dated May 1918, comp; a 1943 dated leather tool pouch/wallet for the. 303 inch Vickers MG by 'FS LTD'; US made collapsible razor & blades in its bakelite screw lid container. VGC. Some items scarce & desirable.
 SOLD at A$300
1914-18 Souvenir Cushion Cover or display. Egyptian bazaar made in silk & embroidery with B/W photo set in centre. Green silk (with original paper backing & protection to edges) with chain stitched 'Souvenir of Egypt, 1916' with the flags of Allied Nations around, King's crown at top. Silk photo frame set into centre with B/W photo postcard of 4297 Pte George Lake, 10th. Reinforcements to 28th Inf Bn AIF from Trafalgar, WA. Lake, a Miner, enl 9/1/1916 previous service with 86th Inf Reg, born in Newcastle NSW. Returned to Aust & disch medically unfit 13/4/1917, 530 x 520mm. Storage folds. Generally VGC. Wonderful attributable WWI souvenir with research notes.
1914-18 Australian Flying Corps Pilot Wings. Bronze plaque, a casting from an original possibly intended for a memorial or RSL club. Casting bit rough, requires finishing off. 350mm x 135mm
 SOLD at A$160
1914-18 Turkish Prisoners of War glass beadwork snake 244cm long (8 feet). Scarce green back variety with dark blue zig-zag design. White belly with British Union flag flanked by 'Turkish Prisoners 1917'. Separated by crossed Signal Flags bearing letter 'C'. 'Open mouth' variety of snake with triangle design under bottom jaw. Minor loss of beads to small areas but O/A very sound & comp. VGC. Extremely scarce large variety POW made snake. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1000
1915-16 Australian patriotic embroidered hanging. White open-weave cloth 670mm x 440mm. Geometrical edge designs with central design of upright kangaroo, 2x interpretations of Gallantry Crosses (1x presumably the VC) & the wording. 'ANZAC - FOR VALOR - BRAVO AUSTRALIA'. All designs in coloured cross-stitch embroidery. An intriguing patriotic piece, possibly a young lady's sampler or trial piece. Minor stains. VGC. (P)
1916-18 South Australian Division, Australian Comforts Fund large bronze medallion by Stokes & Sons. Obv Portrait of 'Digger' in slouch hat. Holding rifle at the ready. Rev Wreath of Laurel around battle honours. 'New Guinea/Egypt/Gallipoli/France/Palestine/Salonika/Mesopotamia'. 52mm. Suspension loop & ring at 12 o'clock. EF. Scarce
 SOLD at A$100
ca 1919-30 Official 'Trench-Art' Jardiniere made from a German 9 inch Mortar/Howitzer shell case. Head stamped: '93 Polte Dez 1916 Magdeburg Sp 289'. Large brass handles attached to sides (1 nut missing) & custom-cast bronze floral garlands applied front & back antiqued/shellac or lacquered finish overall. These Jardini?res were officially converted from war trophies brought home & were sold to the public ca 1920-30 to assist with fund raising for the Australian War Museum (at a time when the War Museum collection was still stored in Melbourne). These jardiniere were advertised in period veterans' publications along with other souvenir items. Rare & impressive. (P)
1919-20 England-Australia First Aerial Mail. booklet signed by Sgt WH Shiers, DFM & Bar, the Flight Engineer of Vickers-Vimy no. G-EAOU flown by Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith. 'The first Aeroplane voyage from England to Australia by Sir Ross Smith, KBE, MC DFC AFC with aerial views by Capt Frank Hurley'. Personally signed in ink: 'Sgt WH Shiers 14/8/20' (on page 5).Sergeant Walter Henry Shiers, AFM & BAR, 1889-1968. Born Adelaide, enl 1st ALF 9/4/1915. To no.67 (Australian) Sqn, RFC (later 1 Sqn AFC) July 1916. Flight Engineer with Sgt J M Bennett on the historic 1919 'Air Race' flight. VGC. Scarce signature of this historic flight.
1920-40 Australian Military Forces 'Gold Medal Essay' Prize Medal by Stokes, Melb. Bronze, 38mm. Obv: Coat of Arms, 'Australian Military Forces' around. Rev laurel wreath with 'AMF Gold Medal Essay' around. Impressed 'BM' toward base of wreath. Unawarded. gEF. Rare
 SOLD at A$120
1925 'The American Fleet - Unity is Strength' - 'Australasian Souvenir' medalet. Gilt bronze, with original tri-colour ribbon. gVF. Carlisle: 1925/1
 SOLD at A$50
1930s? Queensland Airways Pilot Wings. Silver bullion embroidered on black. 'Rising Sun' set over wreath, 'QA' within, flanked by wings. 90mm. Minor thread wear, consistent with age. gVF. Scarce, early Australian Civil Airline wing, pre QANTAS.
 SOLD at A$75
ca.1930-42 Lovely Militia period set of Battalion mess silver relating to the 32nd Infantry Bn (The Footscray Regt ) Rifle Club. 2 EPNS silver prize trophies. 1, a bowl, (20cm dia) engraved with 32nd Bn R C Dibdin Trophy won by Cpl G A Bishop 1931-32. The other a very large vase trophy (49cm high), engraved 32nd Bn R.C Championship won by Cpl G A Bishop 1931-32. Scarce mess silver. VGC (2)
1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge Opening medalet made from steel from rivets from the bridge. 27mm. Obv depiction of bridge, rev 'Sydney Harbour Bridge' (impressed design & lettering). Usual deposits, toning, gVF. Carlisle: ZS/2 (1932)
 SOLD at A$55
1938 Australia's Sesqui-Centenary (150 yrs) 1788-1938 medallion in oxidised silver, 56mm. Official issue. Obv high relief portrait of Captain Arthur Phillip. Rev the Landing at Sydney Cover 26 Jan 1788. By Amor. aUNC. Carlisle: 1938/7. Rare (P)
 SOLD at A$100
ca.1939-45 Trip wire for booby traps. 4 cotton reel types with original paper identification tags attached, 3 tinned type. VGC (7 items)
 SOLD at A$60
1939-45 WWII AIF mementoes. British style steel helmet with camouflage finish, comp with liner & chin strap. Pattern 1937 binocular case & compass pouch, small string net possibly for use on the helmet?, small haversack, cloth signaler badge (5) Australian colour patches, & a well illustrated 1946 dated publication title ' 6th Division Sketches' by J Wieneke. H/c D/j. All generally in GC.
 SOLD at A$180
1939-45 Italian National Tricolour flag with Savoy shield to centre. Reputed souvenir from Bardia, but not annotated. Applied, paper backed Savoy shield. Cotton tape hoist with 5 x separate tape ties 1500mm x1250mm. Fade, particularly to one side. Moth to areas of wool mix bunting cloth. Probably intended as an (office) wall hanging. Generally VGC. Overall. VGC. Nice veteran bring back. Scarce (P)
1939-45 Trench Art lot. Pr of Serviette Rings formed from brass shell casings, set with AIF Rising Sun collar badges & with upright mounts formed by complete. 38 pistol rounds (needs fixing, all pieces present, & easily repaired); a salt/pepper shaker made from a Japanese 7.7mm round set on a base, a knife formed from a. 50 cal round, the blade set into the projective & is reversible via 'bayonet' fitting; a. 50 cal projectile with protuberances of unknown origin or usage. Overall VGC. (4)
 SOLD at A$100
1939- 1945 Parachute, 1944 dated, full size, silk, white. By the Dominion Parachute Company, serial No 9199, dated 25 August, 1944. Full Dominion logo printed to silk, of Kangaroo below opened chute with title: 'I JUMP TO LIVE'. Lower rigging lines cut away, torn, with a few small sections missing. A great chute to pad-out a chute pack or for folded display. Generally VGC & hard to find.
 SOLD at A$250
1939-45 Binoculars- captured 1914-18 German, reissued to Australian Army. 8x 'Armeefeldstecher' by C P Goerz. Overstamped with 'No3 MkII' & Defence Dept (arrow) ownership marks. Blackened body contemporarily painted over with AIF khaki. Original neck strap. optics good. In brown leather case (less shoulder strap), buckle closure. Overall service wear, chipping to barrel covering.
 SOLD at A$180
1939-45 Binoculars, prism No 2 MkIII x 6 S/No 217990. By Kershaw 1943 broad arrow marked. Blackened brass body. Barrels with rough texture finish. Individually adjustable bakelite eye pieces. Initials 'JDR' scratched into top optics. Good in its case, binocular, pattern 1937 dated 1941 with name 'Robson, JD'. Good overall finish. VGC
 SOLD at A$60
1939-45 original pencil caricature sketch of Army Officer seated at desk. Titled: 'Capt Linton at Work, Court of Enquiry - 1945' by 'Gordon '45'. Framed & glazed. 400mm x 295mm. John Fred Linton, NX106921. Born Nth Sydney 2/1/1907. Enl AIF 22/7/1942. Posting at disch 29/11/1945, 5th Aust Div ASC as Captain. Minor stains. VGC
1939-60 Equipment lot: WW2 - Malaya Water bottle Patt '03 with Patt '37 web full-pocket type cover & shoulder brace, faded but poss RAAF-issue; detachable fur collar for RAAF, Sidcot flying suit, Air Ministry stamped & dated 1941; Patt '37 web waist belt (with rear buckles) blancoed white & with QC belt plate of the Royal Marines; Patt 37 web basic pouch (1943); short web anklets blancoed light green dated 1963(?) named to 'FLETCHER'; a 'Housewife' roll also named to 'FLETCHER' dated 1954 (with some contents); a pr of Australian 1945 Patt khaki green canvas jungle gaiters with green leather side & under sole straps dated 1945 (as worn in Korea); a British Patt 1944 web 3 x piece waist belt with aluminium fittings; a British Patt 1958 web waist belt with aluminium fittings. Overall VGC with some scarce items.
 SOLD at A$80
1939-45 Lot. Inc 6 Aust War Memorial books (Jungle Warfare, Active Service etc.), 1944 dated jungle beret, mess tins (2), mosquito head net, patt 37 belt & pouches, Bren gun parts pouch, 2 pattern 37 pouches, a Scottish hat badge & an army great coat. Average - GC. (Total 16 items).
 SOLD at A$100
1939-45 AIF Rising Sun. A splendid AIF Trench Art souvenir of Egypt. Brass plaque disc with rough-cut edges (evidently from flattened artillery shell brass). Bar & dot border decoration around large finely engraved AIF Rising Sun badge, 'Souvenir of Egypt 1940' engraved above. 163mm diameter. Evidence of a name or possibly a service no. scratched to rev. VGC. Impressive & unusual trench-art souvenir
 SOLD at A$100
1939-45 AIF Temperate/Tropical Climate Uniform & Equipment lot. Shorts, khaki drill, marked 'AS/33/51' brown bakelite buttons, double-buckle fastening to front; pr of USA Mod 1938 canvas gaiters (size 2R, 1942); another pr, dated 1941 (size 3L) named to 'NX82099 L.T. LITTLEFAIR' (born 1914, Weston, NSW. Enl, 5/1/42, disch 7/2/46 as SGT, 111 Aust Casualty Clearing Station, AIF); a Patt. 1944 bayonet frog; small ½ of a WW2 tin mess tin by 'Willow'; WW2 - One Pint 'Quart-Pot' (billy-can) as used in New Guinea. Overall VGC.
1939-45 Army Boots, ankle, mid-tan, size 5 by McMurtrie, 1943, an unissued pr with full leather soles, iron nailed heel with iron 'Horse shoe', toe with iron cap, small size but scarce; (2) Boots, ankle, mid-tan, size 6 'Tropical' unissued pr with brass cleats to soles (an official improvisation in an attempt to combat mud & slime in New Guinea) & iron plates to heels. Both prs unissued, Exc. Plain soled AIF boots & becoming scarce.
 SOLD at A$150
1939-45 Pacific/Northern Aust Theatre Personal Items lot: Pr of AIF fibre ID tags 'NX46372 / S. M Clark/P/A2'. On original leather neck string & set with a good luck charm of what appears to be a wishbone bound in green hide leather bundle; Pr of trench art serviette rings cut from perspex in the shape of rabbits; emergency ration tin (without contents); rubberised fabric (tropical) personal document cover (intended for service pay-book etc) NX46372 Swales Clark was from Singleton, born 1901. Enl 2/AIF 8/7/40 in Newcastle. Noted as Sergeant, 12 Coy AASC. Disch 22/12/43. Overall VGC. Unusual good luck token on ID tags. (5)
1939-45 steel sign painted white with large red letters 'MINES' probably WWII, possibly later with 2 holes for mounting (not seen by us before). Also a post 1950s 81mm mortar box in wood for inert dummy shells. Addressed on paper label to 'School of Infantry', painted description of contents to top & side, rope carry handles. Typical for the age. Nice sign. (2)
 SOLD at A$160
1939-45 Western Australian Prisoner of War, Crete, 2/11th Inf Bn Ephemera lot. Comprising photo, letters, books & notebooks, POW Camp made patch & a 2/11th Bn colour patch etc. All attributed/named to WX561 Sgt John Charles Edwards, 2/11th Inf Bn. 1/ Hand embroidered in Rising Sun badge design wool on cotton pocket patch in brown & 'Saxon' blue with grey surround (ie colours of the Bn). 120mmx98mm. 2/ B/W photo in tin frame with AIF Rising sun badge at top of Sergeant in KD shirt & shorts wearing slouch 260mm x 205mm. 3/ Colour patch 2/11th Inf Bn. 4/ Book, 'Italian Conversion-Grammar' 1932 with stamp of 'Stalag VIIIB - Gepruft. Nr 53'. Named to Edwards. 4/ New Testament & two note books containing names & addresses & a register of parcels received whilst POW. 5/ Aust Red Cross Society Aid parcel label. 6/ Original copy of 'POW' Tues Feb 15, 1944 (incomplete), pub by Aust POW Relatives Assoc. 6/ Numerous pre-war letters. 7/ Various POW & rehab related doc's inc claim for Campaign Stars & Medals with handwritten details of Edwards' War Service. John Charles Edwards, born UK, resident Harvey, WA. Enl Northam, WA 9/11/39. To Middle East on SS 'Nevaja' 20/4/40. To Palestine 19/5/40 - 12/11/40. Egypt then Libya 31/12/40. Battle for Bardia 4-5/1/41. Tobruk 7-23/1/41. Derna 25/1/41 - 3/2/41. To Greece 10/4/41. Crete & Ops against German Para's 25-26/4/41. 2/11th Inf. Forced to surrender (535 All Ranks), Edwards amongst them, on Crete 30/5/41. To Stalag VIII B. Repatriated after POW exchange 1944. Mentioned & photographed in Bn History (Johnson, 2000). Overall VGC. A scarce & interesting ephemera lot to this much blooded WA Bn
1939-45 An interesting RANR officer's commissioning certificate with connection to the French Merchant ship Pierre Loti who was taken over by Free French force in 1940. Commission certificate to Allan Creswell Keating Esq. to be a Engineering Lieutenant (Temp) in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve. Dated 14/9/40. together with a rare original tally band 'Pierre Loti' (almost in mint condition) stuck to a 'Messageris Maritimes' (Merchant Shipping Company) official letter head, with a hand written message addressed to Mr Keating. 'From Pierre Loti Oct 17 1940' - From & signed by the Chief Officer, Chief engineer, Purser & the ships doctor. The 'Pierre Loti' Built 1913- Ex-Russian Emperor Nicholas I, purchased by Messageries Maritimes in 1921 & renamed Pierre Loti, Seized by the Free French in 1940, grounded on operations in the Gabon estuary 1943. VGC
1939-45 RAF/RAAF Escape & Evasion Compass lot. Comprises: concealed escape compass, disguised as a battledress waist belt buckle, complete; concealed escape compass, the swing compass (for concealment with in clothing seams) in its original paper wrapper; concealed escape compass, button swing-compass. In brown bakelite with metal shank, identical to those on issue work jackets & flying overalls. EF (3)
 SOLD at A$230
ca1940-50 Blazer Pocket patches: Lot of 6 Federated Australian Coat of Arms in silk & silk thread applied directly to dark blue wool, slanted top pocket; 'The Old Launcestonians - 1846' patch attached to dark blue pocket; the Lawrence School, Lovedale (in Tamil Nadu, India, founded 1858). Patch dating to ca1922-49; Sydney Grammar School 3 examples ca1950. Mothing evident, particularly to 3rd item. Generally VGC. The 1st possibly international sporting body or parliamentary
 SOLD at A$60
ca1940-71 RAAF oriented lot. Inc post war peak cap, naval avionics instrument, blue enamel water bottle, spare lens kit for aircrew goggles 22C/167,'R.A.A.F. Log', WWII Christmas Book & 'RAAF SAGA' companion volume. Also inc extremely rare 'PERT-O-GRAPH II' critical path computer. Average - GC. (7 items)
1941-46 HMAS Sydney/Kormoran POW mail: 1946 use of printed Service of Prisoners of War small type size, cream paper with 'Melbourne 27 JUN 1946' pmk & 'Approved for Transmission' cachet. To Germany, with PW Group Murchison cachet on reverse. From a seaman off the German Raider 'Kormoran' (identified by his POW number). Rare (P)
1941 bugle, brass & copper of solid construction but no markings. Quite nice playable bugle plus a trumpet made by Boosey Hawkes. 'L. Dewley 1941' scratched into the bell. No mouthpiece, with green bugle cords. Average-GC. 2 nice instruments.
 SOLD at A$100
1942 A Highly Important Australian WWII POW Changi Document, a two page, type written speech (on recycled order book paper) delivered by the then Lieutenant-Colonel 'Black Jack' Galleghan, the appointed commander of the Allied prisoners in Changi Gaol in Singapore. Previously, Gallenghan was the commanding officer of the 2/30th Infantry Bn, AIF, having seen action in the defence of Malaya in early 1942. Initially, the Allied Prisoners of War were directed by their Japanese captors to sign an illegal document stating that they would not undertake to try & escape from captivity. The defiant Allied POW's, bar three, refused to sign. The POW were then moved into a smaller compound & had their rations greatly reduced, & placed under direct threat of execution. As their situation seemed dire & with serious illness increasing daily at an alarming rate, Lt-Col Galleghan chose to issue this order & therefore save the lives of the 15,000 Allied prisoners under his command. Feeling that he had no choice after the breakdown of negotiations with the senior Japanese Officer, Galleghan produced this epic speech. The order to sign the document was given & Australian & British lives were saved. After the War, Galleghan was to head the Australian Military Mission to Germany in 1948-49 & was instrumental in finding for many displaced persons, a new beginning & new hope in Australia. Hon Major-General Sir Frederick Gallagher 'Black Jack' Galleghan DSO, OBE, ISO, ED. Was knighted in 1969 & passed away in 1971. VGC. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$2500
1942-45 Changi POW Camp Art - a rare & highly evocative Changi WWII Prisoner of War Camp Art combined cigarette case/lighter made from aluminium handcrafted & engraved: 'CHANGI / G.A.T. / SINGAPORE / MALAYA / SYONAN - TO', picture of ship under sail, named 'By Cpl. W.L. TIVER, NX 51067, POW. CHANGI.' Lot comes with original handwritten letter from Tiver to his mother (on Jap. letterhead, dated 27/10/1943), advising of his captivity in Japan & that the Japs are treating him well !!! Also with a typed official AMF. HQ. covering letter stating that the letter had been read out on a Japanese Radio Station as part of an enemy Propaganda Program, & that the info contained was to be regarded as highly suspect, dated 12/11/193. William Leonard Tiver, 2/18th. Inf. Bn., born 20/2/1908, Sydney. Enl 25/6/1940, disch after liberation from Japan 18/12/1945. gVF. A scarce & poignant reminder/memento of a POW under the Japanese. (3 items) (P)
1942-43 Pioneers/Engineers collapsible saw, belt pouch & fittings. Comprises: rolled cross-cut saw blade with brass loop ends; wood handles (dated 1942); saw-tooth setter tool & triangular file. All contained in its tan 'creased' leather belt pouch dated 1943. Minor leather shrinkage. Generally VGC
 SOLD at A$90
1942 Propaganda Poster in Cartoon form by 'MAC, 41'. Titled: 'Un-doing his Bit! - Don't Remove Souvenirs - That?s How Ignorants Defeat Experts'. Printed Feb 1942. Red & black ink on white paper 320mm x 215mm. Depicts soldiers removing pieces of German Tank, an arm with a red brassard pointing at them with below a general & an Intelligence 'Boffin' looking nonplussed when putting together plans of captured tank - less souvenirs. Minor folds & tears. VGC. Scarce
 SOLD at A$120
1942 Propaganda Poster in Cartoon form 'That Souvenir May Be Vital - Might Save You This! by 'MAC, 41' (printed Feb 1942). Black & red ink on white ground 320mm x 215mm. AIF/GB Soldier in shorts & tin hat walking away from surrendered Africa Corps man, arm with red brassard pointing at him - second image depicts same solider with an artillery round coming at him. Folds, minor tears. VGC. Scarce
 SOLD at A$120
1944 Rare Official POW Lettersheet: 1944 use of Air Mail 1/- lettersheet with 'Melbourne FE 1944' machine pmk, from prisoner at 13 POW Group Murchison to Germany, with 'Approved for transmission?' h/s, plus censor label & h/s. VF (P)
1944-45 Trench Art lot: 1/ Aluminium Map of Australia (probably from Aircraft aluminium) 93mmx73mm. Engraved with 2 palm trees flanking 'AIF - Morotai - 1945' (intended to stand upright as a desk display). Two 'Lugs' at bottom for mounting; 2/ brass shield (cut from shell-case brass) 68mm x 65mm. Engraved 'New Guinea, 1944' Integral, hook-like mount to rev. Overall VGC. (2)
1945 Australian cigarette lighter, similar to a ZIPPO but with push-on, not hinged lid. Stamped MF 1945 D arrow D MK III. Brass trench art lighter made from a Remington Arms 50 calibre bullet. With lid plus 2 small lighters, one projectile shaped & the other in the shape of a finned torpedo. Also Premier Wire Work Melbourne Australia 1944 broad arrow whistle with leather strap & an unknown colour patch in shape of T with white & red vertical halves. GC. Scarce. (5)
 SOLD at A$100
1946 - BCOF Japanese War souvenirs: Civil Defence helmet shell (no liner) with original green paint & Japanese characters to the inside flare, interesting & well illustrated wartime Japanese newspaper with photos of a bomber & its crew & various bombs used in the aircraft, this in itself would be interesting to any ordnance collector. Average condition
ca1946-49 Australian Army Canteens Service BCOF Half Yen canteen chit by Miller, Melbourne. Black on green underprint, uniface. Toned EF. Very Scarce. (P)
 SOLD at A$180
ca 1950-90 Headgear (3). ca 1950 Royal Australian Navy cloth topped Rating's cap with tally band 'HMAS ACUTE' named; slouch hat, civilian contract type with pugaree, unblocked, size 59; ; ca 1960 Scottish Balmoral/Tam-O'-Shanter cap in khaki wool, Victoria, size 6 7/8 (less the tourle); plus selection of over 50 diff mostly defence cloth patches & insignia (Army, Navy, Airforce, cadets etc). (53+)
1956 Olympic Games, Melbourne Participants Medal by Meszaros (struck by K.G. Luke, Melb). Bronze, 63mm. In its original clear plastic protector marked 'K G Luke, Melb'. Presented to all personnel connected with the organisation of the 1956 Olympic Games (mintage of 12,278) & also to the 2830 runners who carried the torch from Cairns to Brisbane. Together with 2 x 'tinny' badges with the photos of Australian 1956 Olympic team members Merv Wood (Sculling) & Jim Bailey (Athletics). gEF. Carlisle: 1965/5 (P)
ca1965 5 Cents Australian Surgical Team Vietnam Chit no 000077. Beige with blue print 63 x 31mm. Rough separated, 'Team' at right missing. EF. Rare.
ca1965 20 Cents Australian Surgical Team Vietnam Canteen Chit no 000060. Green with blue print 64 x 31mm. Small bite out of the bottom edge & repaired tear. aEF. Rare.
ca1965-80 Vietnam War Equipment & Uniform items lot: P.56 equip waist belt; P.56 water bottle (1969) with 'DIXIE' cup (1969) & Aust issue P.56 cover; shovel, folding, Aust issue by Trojan 1965 in its US.P.56 carrier; Machete P.56 equip by MA 1965 in its P.56 carrier comp with sharpening stone; headset, electrical (for air or armoured vehicle use) comp & unissued (Brit. made); Army JG zip-front short jacket, 1969, size 8; shirt, army JG 1971, size 6; a Swedish issue JG pile cap; baseball cap, maroon with '3rd Bn-old faithful' around Aust Para wings; baseball cap, blue embroidered badge of RAE to front; 2 x repro 'Ace of Cards' bearing skull & cross bones & Vietnamese script. Overall VGC, some items unissued. VGC. Some scarce items included.
 SOLD at A$250
2000 to 2010s Equipment & Uniform lot: Defence personal item pack, male, 2008. Box filled (under contract) with useful personal items on deployment - shampoo, soap, razor, toothpaste & brushes etc. Complete; 2 x personal items 'dry-bags' 1987 & 1992; 3 x Aust P.56 nylon water bottle cases; 2 x 'Dixie' cups (for water bottle), both Vietnam War dated; aluminium mess tin, 2 x piece 1988; 2 x modern Auscam water bottle cases dated 1995; 2 x white nylon web rifle slings; Army wool gloves, pair size 3; 2 x sets of modern ammo pouches of unknown origin; 2 x current issue bible/Psalms books; 2005 ADF issue Thailand handbook; a helicopter flyers overalls in olive green with velcro tabs; set of unissued blue denim overalls size 100L, 2003. VGC.
ca2003-2007 2nd Gulf war rank & insignia lot 14 prs of rank slides & 6 singles, pr of shoulder boards, 3 patches & medal of Iraqi military origin plus Iraqi M.P armband.. R.A.N. slip on rank sides in desert cam (3 prs, 2 diff) & USA escape/evasion map of Iraq dated 2002, very large approx 1500 x 1000mm VGC - Mint. Very interesting lot, would make a great display. (Total 48 items).
Army Nursing Service. 2 large framed & glazed portraits of a WWI Australian Nursing Service 2nd Lieutenant. 1st, lady wearing white head scarf with a red Nurse's cape over a grey tunic, with badge to right sleeve of the AANS. Rising sun clearly displayed at cape opening. 2nd same lady, this time wearing the grey nursing tunic, Nurse's pattern hat & rising sun to collar. Sizes, frames 770mm x 480mm, picture 300mm x 250mm. Matching frames. Not opened by us to check for names. 6cm scratch to bottom of 1st does not detract o/w very nice. 2 rare & desirable portrait photos.
Army WWI large framed & glazed portrait of an Infantry soldier, head & shoulders portrait, in wooden frame, size 640 x 560mm, portrait size 360 x 285mm. Very nice clear portrait in peaked cap with rising suns & plain buttons. INF over Australia, clearly shown on left epaulette. Photo by Johnson & Co, Hamilton. Not checked by us for names to rear. VGC. Lovely photo.
 SOLD at A$140
Army. WWII paperwork & photos in 4 or 5 distinctive groups. Some interesting photos etc throughout. Inc paperwork to Australian woman driving for the US Army in Australia. Also WWII discharge cert etc. Many diff items to diff people. GC. Some nice photos. (5 lots)
 SOLD at A$100
Army. Cadet Championship trophies (2). 1st dated 16th April 1936, named to 'D. M. Store' for shooting at the 16th Military Annual Competitions NSW, 2nd to 46th Brighton Rifles to Cadet 'S. Plummer 1932-33'. Has small enamel badge in rising sun, crossed rifles with battalion name & motto. Plus cup to RAAF with enamelled badge dated 1945 & NSW Golf Council War Medallion dated 1941 on bronze mount. Fair-GC. 4 nice 1930s to WWII trophies.
 SOLD at A$100
Army. Cadets. Sign. Large 14th Cadet Battalion, double sided painted steel sign, 650x470mm. Plus an attractive tile, mosaic depicting Chatswood High School Senior Cadets rising sun badge. 380x270mm with aluminium frame. Very attractive. Cost vendor $150. Both GC. Great centre pieces for cadet badge collection. (2)
 SOLD at A$100
Booklets: ANZAC Memorial Day 1917. Photos of troops 1914-17, 8 pgs, colour cover, tape repair to spine. Pictures of the battlefields of ANZAC on which the Australians won Deathless Fame, March 1916. Includes many now famous photos of the men who fought & the conditions they fought in, 32pgs. GC. Magazine Australia in the Great War No 7, 24pgs. A photographic history & 'Aussie' the Australian soldiers magazine produced by the troops in France No 9, December 1918 & No 13 April 1919 plus 2 others missing front pages. The magazine bit tatty. All scarce. (7 items)
 SOLD at A$130
Box of Badges (approximately 200) with embroidered rank, trade & proficiency badges. c.1950-2000 Many with a basic retail price of $5-$10 each. A good dealer resale lot. Many new condition A.D.F. badges & desirable U.S. Navy Trade badges. VG-EF.
 SOLD at A$200
Certificate of Appreciation, Shire of Tungamah. large size, wooden framed & glazed 'Hereby place or record their admiration & appreciation of and thanks for Gallant conduct of 'PTE T. O'CONNOR' who served his King & country in the Great War 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917' dated 19-3-18. This is in absolutely lovely condition with no folds, tears etc. Interesting this was printed in 1917 & issued in early 1918, well before it ended in 11.11.18. Leaf pattern embossing on frame, size 860mm x 600mm. Wooden frame needs a few taps to tighten. VGC. Rare in this condition.
 SOLD at A$150
Certificate. Army. WWI Commemoration/Death Scrolls to Gnr Alwyn Adam Thomson Pringle. A A A T Pringle was the son of a Lieutenant Colonel. 1st scroll is official issue, 2nd is private purchase scroll. This being 600mm x 410mm approx. WWII Official Commemorative Death Scroll to N. H. Philson. Large WWI Appreciation Certificate from the Shire of Ravenswood to Claude Podosky for service in the Great War. Framed with glass. Generally GC. 4 interesting research projects.
 SOLD at A$300
Certificates. Army inc 4 Commission Certificates to the same officer from 1918-44. Reserve Rifles Marksman Cert dated 1914. Junior Cadet Training Cert dated 1917. 1980s Cadet cert. 1919 Pt Cert for A.M.F with small photo of British Officer. Australia Army Certificate of Service to Korean veteran. 50 Years Service to the RSL certificate, this framed & glazed & others. Mostly GC. All scarce. (11 certs)
 SOLD at A$200
Civil Defence & ARP signs, WWII era. Inc ARP Warden. This is A War Savings Street, this one is aged & heavily faded. National Emergency Services Warden plus a Civil Defence Warden, post 1960. Poor-GC. Signs like these hard to find. (4)
 SOLD at A$130
Communications equipment lot: 1940-60 Radio Set CPRC-26, 1954 by Rogers Majestic, Canada. Complete & in its web case with instructions, receiver/transmitter, collapsible antenna, hand piece & head set; 1940 dated Lamp, Signalling, Daylight, Short-range, Projector MK II by Stromberg Carlson (only partial cord attached); ca 1960 large bakelite telephone handset incorporating dialling disc; ca 1960s miner's headlamp & battery pack for wear on belt 'Oldham type' T megalite UK made. Overall VGC.
'Convict Ball & Chain' Goldfields: 1788 - C20th replica made from a liquid filled hollow steel ball attached to an original C19th leg iron by remade connecting chain. c/1850-1900 original barrel-screw lock leg cuff with key. Key stamped '125' but no other markings evident. Chain 49mm, probably intended for film or theatrical use. Light rust to leg cuff. Generally VGC.
 SOLD at A$130
Fire Insurance Plaque, New South Wales ca1830-1870 . The Australian Insurance Company pressed zinc 275 x 120mm. Semi-circular (arch-form) 'Australian' on ½ scroll. Damage to areas where zinc has corroded. Traces of old paint finish. Vendor states recovered from the Milson's Point area, Sydney in the 1960s by Dr Isadore Brodsky. Fire Insurance Plaques were prominently displayed above the doorways of business premises insured under that company. The Insurance Companies supported their own private Fire Brigades (prior to the establishment of Consolidated Brigades) who would only attend fires at premises insured under their own company. Near relic, bust basically sound & frameable. Rare early Sydney Fire Insurance Plaque
Fire Insurance Plaque, New South Wales. ca1830-1870 Beaten copper 260 x 180mm oval 'Fire Insurance - Sydney' around image of a ram suspended from harness. Old nail holes at top, bottom & sides. Has been heat cleaned to remove old paint. Vendor states located in Million's Point, Sydney area by Dr Isadore Brodsky ca1960s. Such plaques were issued by Insurance Companies prior to the establishment of Consolidated Fire Brigades. Ea company supporting its own Brigade of Firefighters who would refuse to attend the fires of an opposing Insurance Agent. Such plaques were prominently displayed above doorways of business premises. See Fire Insurance Offices & Fire-Marks in Australasia by famous collector Alfred Chitty, 1922 (available Google books). VGC. Rare Insurance Plaque, particularly in this condition. Together with a typed 5 page history of Sydney Fire Insurance Plaques by Dr Brodsky
Fire Insurance Plaque, New South Wales. ca1830-1870 'Mutual' Insurance Company beaten copper 214 x 147mm. 'Mutual' within oval double border. Small section broken away from left lower quadrant with another, smaller, at right. Traces of old paint finish. Vendor states recovered from the Milson's Point area, Sydney by Dr Isadore Brodsky ca1960s. Such plaques were displayed prominently above the doorways of business premises. They were issued by Insurance Companies prior to the establishment of Consolidated Fire Brigades. Ea company supporting its own brigade of firefighters. These would only attend fires of premises insured by their own company. No plaque - let it burn!. Near relic but sound & frameable. Rare early Sydney Insurance plaque
Fire Brigade items: Black leather axe head cover. Black leather spanner frog. 1950s brass hydrant point spanner (2). 1 marked hose couplings p/l. Axe cover, fair - good, other items G-VGC. (4).
Goldfields District Publican's Licence,1863, Colony of Victoria, Borough of Ballarat, 6/11/1863. Named to Alfred McLaren of the 'Tattersall's Hotel', Armstrong St, Ballarat. crown watermarked 'Parchment' Document No 6, printed at the Township Printing Office, Ballarat. 217mm x 232mm. gVF. Extremely RARE Goldfields memorabilia
Headgear & Badges: c/1950 Army No.1 'blues' dress visor cap, dark blue body, red piped & red body band, patent leather visor & chin strap, gilt king's crown AMF. buttons, size 6 7/8; c/1960's South African Air Lines pilot visor cap blue/grey wool (as for RAF) with black mohair braid bearing bullion, silvered & enamelled cap badge; Aust Army service dress visor cap, 1976 size 7, gilt & w/m, QC, badge of RAE with chin strap; Beret, maroon, size 58, 1988 by Hills hats P/L, QC anodised badge of RAE; RAN Naval Rating white vinyl topped Rating's cap with tally band 'HMAS. WATERHEN', plus collection/accumulation of over 50 diff Aust & world cloth patches & insignia, army, navy, airforce, cadets, rank, trade, corps, division etc. Mostly VGC-Exc. An interesting lot. (5 hats, 50+ badges)
 SOLD at A$130
HMAS 'Sydney' (Mk I) ca 1928 Souvenir desk set made from teak timber removed from 'Sydney' prior to her being broken up. Wood ink bottle stand 385mm with pewter pen braces & trimming. 2x cut glass ink bottles (both minus lids) with silvered & enamel plaque set between 'Wood from HMAS Sydney' & Naval crown. GC.
 SOLD at A$200
Horse/Riding Accoutrements. Horse bits (5) with no markings. 2 pairs spurs the same & 3 single spurs. 2 pairs of Gentleman's or Officer's leather leggings. Unknown blue drinking water bottle marked Grandmere. Solid fuel lamp believed to be for mining & friction type torch. Fair-good. A lot for a little. (15)
Maps: WWI GB Ordnance Dept Survey Maps. France sheet 62D First Edition. Inc Villers-Brettoneux & Hamel. Pub March 1918, scale 1:40,000. Sheet 66D, NW Edition April 17. Showing enemy trench, British front line trenches found cut up by artillery fire, mine craters etc. Scale 1:20,000. Belgium Valanciennes 2nd ed. War Office 1916. Inc Cambrai. Scale 1:100,000 & March 1912 showing German & Luxembourg borders. Scale 1:100,000. All multi-colour printed on linen lacked paper, overall size 850mmx610mm. The last with some flts, others some age stains, minor faults but generally GC. The first map a must have for any WWI collector. (4 maps)
Military Police Belt Equipment lot. Ca.1980 white chromed leather (with basket weave design) 'Sam Browne' style waist belt with quick-release buckle & white chromed metal fittings; handcuff pouch, telescopic truncheon case & torch case in matching white chromed leather; plain brown leather revolver (.38 cal), quick load 'magazine' pouch complete with black plastic loaders & bracket. All by Hellweg, Australia. Exc.
Navy. Cadets Record of Service Books (2) from 1920s plus Cadet Musketry Book from 1917. RAN cadet books are scarce & hard to find. One is the typical dark blue colour, the other is dark green. Both Cadets registered in 1920/21. The 1917 manual for musketry training & rifle exercises in in VGC with staple rust. Interesting lot, particularly to RAN. Scarce. (3)
 SOLD at A$150
Photographs. Army. Collection of 60 pre & post Federation period photos, some copied from originals & some originals. Housed in plastic folder. This is a must have for the early Australia collector/researcher. Many great uniform & event photos. Inc Light Horse, Lancers, Senior Officers. Too many to list, only a selection illustrated. Fair-GC. (60 photos)
 SOLD at A$325
Photograph. 1885 New South Wales Sudan Contingent lot: Photograph, Sepia toned (original) of Veterans of the Contingent marching through Sydney in uniform behind their banner carried by uniformed Veterans ca 1918 (possibly as part of the Victory March), 125x100mm; a scarce & unusual 'campaign award' for the contingent - a sterling silver finger ring, fancy chisel-cut engraved around circumference 'Soudan' (sic) in capital letters & inside band in script the initials 'R.J' (dia of inner band 21mm). These initials equate with #344 Private Robert Jervis, born Donegal, Ireland. Enl NSW Sudan Cont, 'D' Coy Infantry. To Sudan with contingent & RtA - disch to Militia - 23/6/1885. Jervis died in 1925. He was obviously proud of his service & presumably the ring was a presentation piece to him either on his departure or his return. Details faint, but legible. Ring worn through use. Overall VGC. NSW Contingent to Sudan items scarce (P)
Photographs. Army, Cadets. Collection of 28 photos. The majority Cadets, mixed ranks. Many are WWI or earlier vintage. Some great uniform photos in this lot. Mostly postcard size but a couple of late photos are approx A4 size. 4 of these are late copies. Marked costs up to $65. Average-GC. A very scarce lot of photos. (28)
 SOLD at A$375
Photographs. Army, Cadet . Kings School Cadet group photos, large, dates ranging 1928-73 (8), 2 are framed. Framed portrait of a 2nd Lieutenant Kings School Cadets. Plus portrait of a Cadet with cross muskets to sleeve. Both of these photos are in grey dress uniforms. Also two booklets relating to Kings Cadets & a large Cadet training booklet illustrated A3 size. Overall GC. Inc some nice group shots. (13)
 SOLD at A$110
Photographs. Army, Cadets. Large, approx A4 size photo showing a Cadet Signal Section in full uniform, lovely photo. 2 large card with 8 photographs of cadet Field Day at the national park 1903, 110 x 165mm photo of Victorian Cadet ca 1900, 28 Cadets inc a Drummer. Average-GC. Scarce early Cadet photos. (4)
 SOLD at A$240
Police: ca.1990's Selection of Police black leather equipment.2 belts, 2 holsters, 2 handcuff pouches & 2 other small pouches. VGC ( 8 items)
 SOLD at A$50
Propaganda leaflet New Guinea: WWII from Australian Govt in pidgin English encouraging natives to work with Australian troops, not Japanese. Reverse with picture of natives playing cards, plus English translation. Sl edge flts. Rare
 SOLD at A$80
Propaganda leaflet New Guinea: WWII for Japanese troops encouraging them to surrender to Allied Forces, with photo of Japanese soldiers gardening. With English translation. Edges reinforced with paper tape, will easily wash off. Scarce
 SOLD at A$75
RAAF Certificates for Service in WWII (2). One for Air Observer Corps (3 year service) & other for an Army Militia Sergeant from Willoughby (Sydney). The Air Observer Corps certificate is scarce/rare. Issued to a lady. Nice condition with very minor foxing. The AOC was formed in Dec 1941 & this recipient has (3) Year of Service seals attached. Original frame has damage to the corner mouldings. The WWII Army Service Certificate is to a Militia Sergeant. Certificate shows signs of wear/age prior to its framing. Unusual to a Militia soldier. Two interesting certificates worthy of research. The AOC one is particularly nice.
RAAF/Army Drawings photos & certificate. Original 1944 pen & ink artwork (few spots) of an Australian soldier celebrating what appears to be the end of the 3rd year of his service. Drawn by Dick Norman (Sapper R Charles Norman N450595) in August 1944. Some foxing, 2 light folds & 2 edge tears, 370x270mm. Plus 3 RAF/RAAF photos. One is a RAF airman framed & colourised, Sydney Grammar School ATC group shot, names below, 370x270mm overall plus a small group photo of pilots (most likely RAF). Plus a framed Commission Certificate to a female RAAF Officer from 1977. The artwork is impressive & would frame well. (5)
RAF Air Ministry marked night gunnery goggles. ca1939-2000, still in supple condition with instructions, RAAF 1960s OR's cap with Gilt QC cap badge, WWII RAAF map of Australian surrounds with bearing locations plus duplicated collection of approx 70 RAAF insignia. VG.-EF
Riot Shield: ca 1980 New South Wales Correctional Service (NSWCS). Clear shatterproof perspex by 'Premier-Crown Corp'. Transfer across centre white 'NSWCS' on black. Webbing & aluminium arm & handgrips to rear. Rectangular, curved to body, form with rounded edges. 910mm H x 520 mm W. Minor scuff & light scratches. VGC.
 SOLD at A$100
Rising Sun badges: c.1990-2000. Uncut roll of over 1000 Auscam cloth Rising Sun 'biscuits'. Good for break down. Retail well worth over $1000. Ideal market day seller. New.
Shooting related. 3 wooden wall display cases with a total of 79 souvenir/prize spoons. About half of these are diff schools with enamel badges, the other half are rifle club spoons. Comes with a school related car bumper badge in blue, red & white enamel. GC. Interesting collection. (80 spoons)
Shooting related. 2 wall display cases each with 36 souvenir/prize spoons. All relating to rifle club awards. Couple have Military connection. Several silver with hallmarks, mostly enamelled tops, some named. One of the wooden display cases has glass door. GC. Instant collection, impossible to duplicate. (72)
Souvenir. WWII embroidered handkerchief with rising sun badge, crossed flag above, lace edges. Photo of a group of 9th Div soldier outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (site of the crucifixion) (edge tear), letter on reverse plus Sydney soldier's wedding photo (toning to surround).
Sporting & Commemorative Awards. Collection of 32 mostly EPNS, cups, trophies, tankards etc. Couple have broken handles, some have dings but mostly OK. Many named & dated. Fair-average condition. (32 items)
 SOLD at A$80
Trench Art., 1894 Berndorf marked pom pom? projectile with empty shell case. Trench art cut down tracer bullet. Large calibre bullet marked 348 turned into collapsible letter opener. Bottom of an alloy shell casing marked 40Y46, .303 doubled ended letter opener. Small Royal Engineer badges cap marked II MOA. Small ashtray with WWII Norfolk Regt badge. 50 calibre bullet with QC Royal Irish Regt brass badge mounted on two copper coins. Penny Farthing trench art bike made with 1901 Penny & 1891 Farthing. Overall GC. (9 items)
 SOLD at A$200
Trench Art: 1939-45 Quaint pr of small bud vases made from small brass artillery cases. Extremely flared rims to top & flared brass plate legs to bottom. Stand about 170mm high. Unusual, art-deco style? VGC (2)
Trench Art. Brass plate engraved Artillery badge, Doris & Fred Egypt 1940, From Lyle either side of badge (130mm dia). Pennant RAEME 1 Armidale Regt LAD, HMAS Cerberus, pr woollen puttees, WWII dated shell & first field dressings, QC Artillery bullion blazer pocket badge, Royal Australian Engineers wooden plaque, Iraq's Most Wanted playing cards, Liberation of Paris cigarette case, 2 Surrey Yeomanry buttons & Victorian Centenary medalet. Plus Melbourne Herald for May 8 & August 15 1945, VE & VJ Days (bit aged). Mostly G-VG condition. (15 items)
Trench Art: 1939-45 Attractive shell case pair, etched with griffin motif and 'Strike Hard 2-33 Aust Inf. Btn. A.I.F', Shield with oasis scene. Made from 1942 dated 40mm shell cases. Flared at top. 215mm high. Average Condition. (2)
 SOLD at A$200
Trench Art: Ash tray made from Japanese WWII Artillery shell, 2 Japanese characters on the base, 3 on base of fuse. Australian rising sun collar badge on front. Overall dimensions 95x100mm. Chamois leather tobacco pouch with sterling silver shield, not engraved, hallmarked 1908 plus Red Cross Carry On Week Personal Accident Policy dated July 26th 1918, sl toning o/w GC. (3 items)
Trench art, WII Pint Mug in brass, with 55 cal handle with 1941 Dutch coin to top. Trench art ashtray made from a 105mm shell dated 1962 with a 50 cal round to the centre. Trench art jug made from shell marked 76 x 636 C30. GC. (3)
Vintage/Antique Gestetner Diaphragm Duplicator No 70,reasonabble condition for age, in its original wooden box. Scarce.
WWI large framed & glazed photograph & ephemera collection of 14th Field Ambulance, size 740x640mm with 2 printed pages of the 14th Field Ambulance Bulletin? Being victory over allied soldiers at arms in square type formation & a menu type page with signatures of its members. Centre photos are a group shot & a photo of wagons horse lines & men. Both taken at Querrieu in 1918. This last a really good western front photo. The bottom 2 panels are hand written naming most of the men in the 2 centre photos. VGC. A nice WWI display.
 SOLD at A$150
WWI large framed & glazed portrait of an AIF soldier, with a very clear picture of face & uniform, details touched up by photographer to give a painting look. Oval shaped portrait with rising suns & Australian titles in a wooden frame (traces of old time borer), size 740mm x 640mm.. Looks original but not opened by us to check for name etc. Small nick to edge of frame o/w VGC.
 SOLD at A$140
WWI large framed & glazed portrait of an Australian Light Horse soldier. With a bandolier, wearing a slouch hat with emu plume & plain cellulose buttons. Wooden frame, size 560x520mm, image size 375x295mm. Not opened for inspection or checked for names. Minor marking to image & some tone spots. Good. A great photo.
 SOLD at A$240
WWI full length photo, in wooden frame 650mm x 580mm, of a mounted Australian soldier, probably Artillery, wearing a slouch hat & a 50 round bandolier, rising suns to both collars & a 1903 pattern leather belt & is carrying a whip & has a leather covered wrist watch to left cuff. Breeches with stohwasser leggings, boots & spurs. Not opened to check for names. Portrait size 350mmx275mm. Fitzroy Framers label to rear with hand written customer name Summer, West Geelong. VGC. A superb standing, full length shot.
 SOLD at A$160
WWI large framed & glazed portrait of an Australian Light Horse Lance Corporal, Lcpl. Stripe to right sleeve & emu, plume to slouch hat, older soldier with bushy moustache. An early reprint by Webb & Webb?, Perth. See lot 20117 for a similarly framed Light Horse soldier but of a much younger man, maybe related? Some minor marks & scratching to image. Frame missing sliver of wood on edge. Wooden frame with carved hearts, size 600x520mm, image 390x290mm. A lovely head & shoulders shot.
 SOLD at A$170
WWI large framed & glazed photograph of Light Horses & wagon with white paint to wagon identifying it as 3rd Australian Light Horse. 2 drivers with horses, tents in background with men also, but these are blurry. Not opened for inspection. Maybe a more modern reprint. Framework with oak leaf pattern, 410x680mm, image size 195x460mm. Few marks/wear to frame o/w GC.
 SOLD at A$75
WWII Middle East souvenirs. Large hand embroidered rising sun with scrolls 'Australian Military Force' & 1941 'Souvenir of Egypt'. Has a red diamond shaped patch to bottom corners. Approx 450mm square, probably made as cushion cover. Also a smaller one with rising sun badge & scroll 'Australian Commonwealth Military Forces'. GC. 2 lovely souvenirs.
WWII Middle East souvenirs. Large hand embroidered cushion cover/table runner to the 2nd AIF in Egypt. In black velvet with large rising sun & scrolls 'Australian Imperial Force' above letter V. Also features pyramids, palms, flags & date 1941. Approx 1m long & 400mm wide. Some losses to stitching but this does not detract. Good. A very nice example of its kind.
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