WWI Commemorative Whiskey Jug ca1920 cartouche illustrations in sepia of HMS Sydney, Sir John Jellicoe & HMS New Zealand. James Watson & Co Ltd, 235mm high (no stopper). VGC. (P)
Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 346
By: Status International
Status International Coins & Banknotes Public Auction 346
Status International - Sale 346 - October 19th, 2018.
Auction 346 has 4184 lots catering for all types of collectors with varying types of interests and budgets. There are many desirable single items as well as collections and mixed lots. Items range from $30 to $50,000 so there's something for everybody.
This catalogue contains a great selection of Australian coins including Australian Shipwrecks, Adelaide Pound, Dump, Proclamation coins, Gold Sovereigns and Half-Sovereigns, pre-decimal coins and Proofs, Error Coins, RAM , Perth Mint and NPA products. There are many highlights in the Australian Coins including Three Australian 1930 Pennies. One is graded in a VF/VF and the others are gF and aF and are Reserved at $17,000 and 16,000 and $10,000 respectively (Lots 5846, 5848 and 5847). This auction also includes a VERY RARE 1852 Adelaide Assay Office Pound Type II, Earlier die state with slight edge weakness around 3 o'clock & corresponding position on rev. Some surface mks. Underlying brilliance. VF or better. Rare. Reserve $10,000 (Lot 5423).
In the Australian Banknotes section includes Pre-Federation, Pre-decimal, Specimens, Decimal, Starnotes and Varieties . This sale includes a rare £100 Cerutty-Collins, bold serial numbers, suffix Z. Nice strong colours, a couple of tiny, not visible unless note is held to the light, repaired margin nicks. gFor better but looks VF. McD 69a Cat F $65,000, VF $120,000. One of the rarest Australian notes issued with only a handful known. (Lot 6678). Also in the Australian issues - £1 Collins-Allen WWI Emergency issue or Rainbow Pound last prefix. F 554209 F. Note has had considerable restoration, the paper has been strengthened, the note being stiffer & thicker than a normal note. R-20bL. F appearance. McD cat $36,000. A presentable budget example for the collector who prefers not to spend $25,000 or so on a better example. Reserve $ 7,500 (Lot 6607) .
World coins and banknotes, including Gold, silver and copper coins, medals and World Banknotes . In the World Coins is a GB 1687 TERTIO James II 5/-. Well struck, very slight hay marking o/w Practically as struck. Tiny natural reverse rim indentation near 16 of date (not an edge knock). Nicer than any example that has been offered for sale of at auction in recent years. Definitely a wow coin. S-3407 cat EF £4250, unpriced higher . Reserve $8,000 (Lot 7260). Also in the world banknote section is a China Central Bank of The Republic of China ND (c1923) 10 Cents (1 Hao) pr. Issued by Grand Marshal Sun Yat-sen of a self proclaimed government in Guangzhou Canton. Unlisted in catalogues, only 7-10 single notes known. This pr could be unique. A similar grade single note sold for RMB 92,000 (AUD $18,000) at Hosane Auction, Shanghai 19 Dec 2011 lot 2856 and a pair always worth considerably more. Reserve $20,000 ( Lot 7617).
Also included in this Auction sale are many Australian and Overseas Medals and Militaria lots from various vendors. (Lots 4001-4088). Also a nice range of Ancient coins, Medals and Militaria and Jewellery including Opals.
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Lot #4002 - militaria Australia
Badge: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion enamel sweetheart? Badge with brooch pin on back. 25x14mm. (P)
Lot #4003 - militaria Australia
Badge: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion gold & enamel sweetheart badge. Stamped 9ct. (P)
Lot #4004 - militaria Australia
Badge: WWII Commonwealth of Australia Munitions Establishment, no 1571, white enamel. Rare. (P)
Lot #4005 - militaria Australia
Books: Larger 'Coffee Table' size books (12) inc Australians at War - A Pictorial History (McDougall 2002), German Military Aircraft (Philpott 1981), Rust in Peace - South Pacific Battlegrounds Revisited (Adams 1976), Bomber Command 1939-45 (Overy 1997), Spitfire - A Complete Fighting History (Price 1991), This is the SAS (Geraghty 1982), The Art of War (Churcher 2004, pub AWN/SBS) & World War II on Land (Chandler 1990). Then others (14)...
Lot #4006 - militaria Australia
Box Lot: Army Slouch hat dated 1954 6 5/8 fur felt by Northcote Hates P/L has a pugaree, no unit badge or chinstrap, shows service wear. Korean War attributed 2RAR kit bag, canvas with large hand painted name '3/3240 Roberts RH 2 BN RAR'. 33240 Pte Raymond Harold Roberts from Ballarat Victoria served in the Korean War with the 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment 1953-54. c1940s-50s Suspender braces Army, Police & Fireman's pattern....
Lot #4007 - militaria Australia
Headgear: Australia/GB: ca WWI Army Staff Officer's peak cap. Dark blue wool with red piping. King's Crown hat badge & black leather peak with single row of gilt bullion oak leaves. Black leather chinstrap with brass King's crown artillery side buttons. Sweat band wear, oak leaves tarnished, o/w VGC. (P)
Lot #4008 - militaria Australia
Uniform: Royal Military College Duntroon Cadet Uniform striped blazer with RMC Kings crown buttons, red satin lined with RMC patch on front pocket, shirt & trousers. Blazer size 40 short, Shirt by V&F Tailoring Sydney 1991, Trousers by Venio Tailoring, 80 long. Has been dry cleaned. Excellent condition.
Lot #4009 - militaria Australia
Uniform: Royal Military College Duntroon Cadet Uniform striped blazer with RMC Kings crown buttons, red satin lined with RMC patch on front pocket, shirt & trousers. Blazer size 40 short, Shirt by AGFC VIC 1986 size 110s, Trousers by AGCF 1985 size 81R. Has been dry cleaned. Excellent condition.
Lot #4010 - militaria germany
cWWI Prussian commemorative fob chain medal depicting Prussian soldiers in the trenches with a nickel bullet suspended below. The chain incorporates miniature representations of 2 German Mauser rifles. Impressive. (P)
Lot #4011 - militaria germany
cWWI 77mm Artillery brass shell 1907 dated, head stamped 'PA' Frid. Krupp AG. Inert. WWII Safe Conduct Pass, type issued to surrendering German Soldiers with German and English text. Interesting German Red Cross document. Oerlikon grips (2) Plus piece of fabric purported to be from Baron von Richthofen's plane. (7)
Lot #4012 - militaria germany
WWI watch fob chain given to patriotic German citizens who gave their gold jewellery to the fatherland to help with the war effort. Iron links separated in 3 places with oval links with text. 'In Eiserne zeit' (Iron times) & 'Gold Zur Wehr 1916/Eisen Zur EHR'. Nickel watch chain clip one end & button hole hook on other end. Scarce.
Lot #4013 - militaria germany
Medal: 1900 Torpedo-Boat Division medal. Double Eagle holding sword & sceptre with arms of Cologne on its breast, crown above, rev. View of city of Cologne & cathedral with shipping on Rhine in foreground. Legend SM Torpedo boats Division 1900. The medal has been made into a brooch with the sky above Cologne fret worked out. Nice trench art piece. (P)
Lot #4014 - militaria germany
Medal WWII Order of the German Eagle Third Class without Swords (1943-45). A truly spectacular Third Reich award! White enamel & silver construction. Maltese pattern Cross with ea of the 4 arms of the Cross in white enamel with a fine silver border. German Eagles at ea cnr of the Cross carrying a swastika in a wreath, with a white enamel background. Age related patina to the silver components of the cross. To the top arm of the Cross is a...
Lot #4015 - militaria germany
Medal WWII Original SS 7 Year Long Service with original pin to rear & tear drop suspension ring. (P)
Lot #4016 - militaria germany
Medals: WWII original Wehrmacht 4 Year Service medal. Silvered finish with cornflour blue ribbon, no pin. WWII original Police 8 Year Service medal. Silver finish with cornflour blue ribbon, missing pin. WWII Police Bullion embroided sleeve badge. Polize Eagle & 'Berlin' District title on dark green wool. In our opinion all genuine. (3)
Lot #4017 - militaria germany
Medals WWII: 1939-44 West Wall Medal (German Defences Medal) in original envelope of issue. 1940 War Merit Medal. 1939 Wound badge 2nd class. gVF - UNC. (3)
Lot #4018 - militaria germany
Afrikakorps WWII Tropical M31 water bottle. Aluminium bottle with bakelite screw cap & field grey felt cover. Complete with tropical web carrier & bakelite cup. WWII original Afrikakorps aluminium helmet shields for the tropical pith helmet Eagle shield & tri-colour shield both with 3 prong reverse. The Eagle shield maker marked. Italy WWII Army issue water bottle. Has blanket material cover which is missing base & mothed....
Lot #4019 - militaria germany
Badge Colonial Merit (the Lion Order) in silver. issued in 1922 by the German Colonial Veteran's Union, rev 'In Memoriam' 'Ges Gesch' & 'NR 34162'. Approx 46x46mm, vertical pin back. VGC. Rare. (P)
Lot #4020 - militaria germany
Badge WWII Panzer Assault badge in silver. Mid-war example in kriegsmetal (zinc). The silver wash now nearly all worn off with only traces remaining. No makers mark on reverse. Has vertical pin on reverse. In our opinion genuine. (P)
Lot #4021 - militaria germany
Badge: Luftwaffe WWII Flak badge. Mid-late war example in kriegsmetal (zinc). At some time in the past the badge has been given a lacquered finish, this now with wear & age gives a light brown appearance in places. Maker marked 'WH' on the reverse for Wilhelm Hobacher. Has pin on the reverse, correct to this maker. VF. In our opinion genuine. (P)
Lot #4022 - militaria germany
Belt Buckle: WWI Prussian enlisted ranks brass belt buckle the centre with 'Gott Mitt Uns' motto, 2 prong reverse. WWI Wound badge in black. WWII Inter-war period War Veterans Association medal (Kyffhauserbund Medal) no clasps, with original ribbon. In our opinion all genuine. (3)
Lot #4023 - militaria germany
Boots: WWII Army Officer & Non-Commissioned Officer long black leather boots. Leather soled with rubber heel plates by Berson. Good size about 7-8. VGC. (P)
Lot #4024 - militaria germany
Headgear: Imperial Prussian Army Officer's peaked cap. ca1890-1900. Blue melton wool with black fibre visor, red piping & black cap band. State cockade, no national cockade, visor restitched, some wear to sweatband, inner lining sweat stained o/w GC with no mothing. Maker Carl Richter, Marburg. (P)