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Australia: 1947 Air Force Cross (AFC) to Pilot of Dakota Aircraft, Flying Officer (later Fl Lieut) E.T.W. HOLT, RAAF. Tasked with the transportation of the Prime Minister, Cabinet Officials & high ranking Military Officers throughout Australia & the SW Pacific area. AFC, GVIR, in its original box of issue. Reverse engraved officially: '1947'. Together with his unnamed as issued 1939-45 & Pacific Stars. Also included is the original, addressed box of issue for the latter & his original 1949 dated medal entitlement slip listing these & his AFC. Flight Lieutenant Eric Thomas Wallis Holt, born 1913, Alpha, Qld. Enl RAAF 17/8/41. Sgt Pilot 1942. W/OFF & Ops with 36 Sqn 1943/44. F/Off 1/11/44. To 1st Communication Unit 13/6/45. Morotai, Borneo, Lae etc from June 1945 to Mar 1946. Disch 6/6/46. AFC - awarded per London Gazette 12/6/47, p.2604 for Operations in 1945: 'HOLT, Eric Thomas Wallace, Flight Lieutenant (413384), 1 Communication Unit RAAF. Flight Lieutenant Holt has been Captain of a Dakota aircraft engaged in the transportation of very important persons & has completed 300 flying hours flying on these duties since June 1945. His aircraft has carried many Cabinet Ministers & high ranking army officers on important missions. Flight Lieutenant Hold has invariably displayed the utmost energy & efficiency on such flights & his manner & example have been an inspiration to his crew. During the Christmas period in 1945, he flew the Prime Minister of Australia on a tour of the Northern islands & during this time, showed a sense of responsibility which averted a possible serious accident. Flight Lieutenant Holt has completed a very large total of flying hours with the Royal Australian Air Force, 1700 of which have been in operational areas in difficult & hazardous circumstances. (LG 12/6/1947 p 2604). Also entitled 1939-45 War & Australia Service Medals. EF. Extremely scarce especially so with the Prime Minister & VIP Pilot connection. Only 146 AFC's awarded to RAAF 1939-50 (P)SOLD at A$3600

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Gipps Land Hardware Company, Port Albert & Sale, Victoria 1862 1d. Rarity 4-5. VF, sm edge flaw. A-146, R-152 cat $150. (P)SOLD at A$200

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£20 Cerutty-Collins X146967. Near VF. R-65a cat $102,500. Very rare only 7 examples of this type known in all grades. The scarcest of the 3 types of £20 notes. (P)AVAILABLE at A$25000

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1422-1461AD Charles VII Ecu d'or neuf a la couronne. Crowned arms of France flanked by 2 crowned fleur de lis rev. Floriated cross in quadrilobe, a crown in ea angle. VF. Fr-307, Dy-511a. (P)SOLD at A$1500

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1000 Yen ND (2004) brown serial 1st prefix A081462A. P-104c. UNC.SOLD at A$60

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Bank of New South Wales £1 Auckland 18-- (c1870-90) Specimen. Perforated SPECIMEN C SKIPPER & EAST. gEF. P-S146b unpriced. Rare. (P)NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Macedon, Roman Province Aesillas as Quaester c95-70BC AR Tetradrachm (16.5g). Thessalonica mint. Head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon rev. Club between money chest & chair within wreath. S-1463. VF+. (P)NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Thessaly, Thessalian League, 196-146BC AR Double Victoriatus (6.32g). Head of Zeus right rev. Athena Itonia right with spear & shield. Counter stamped in right obverse field is an ear of grain. Lightly toned. VF. S-2231. (P)SOLD at A$150

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Thessaly, Thessalian League 196-146BC AR Stater (6.3g) Larissa mint. Wreathed head of Zeus right rev. Athena Itonia advancing right brandishing spear & holding shield. VF cf S-2232, McClean 4797. (P)NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Germany: Commentationes De Nummis Saeculorum IX-XI. In Suecia Repertis. Nova Series 7. Otto-Adelheid-Pfennige by G Hatz, V Hatz, U Zwicker, N & Z Gale. 1991. 146 pages. GC.AVAILABLE at A$40