Boer War Trench art 1894 ZAR 1/- obv engraved to add a hat, pipe & smoking jacket to President Kruger. (P)
Public Auction #337 - Coins, Banknotes, Militaria
By: Status International
Status International Public Auction #337 - Coins, Banknotes, Militaria
Our next Coins and Banknotes Auction takes place at 12 noon on Friday 17th November 2017 and the catalogue is now available to view on-line at www.statusint.com.
There are 3607 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 $40,000 so there's something for everybody.
This catalogue contains a great selection of Australian coins including Australian Shipwrecks, Proclamation coins, Dump and Adelaide Assay Office Coins, Gold Sovereigns and Half-Sovereigns, pre-decimal coins and Proofs, RAM , Perth Mint and NPA products. There are many highlights in the Australian Coins including Two Australian 1930 Pennies. Both are graded in gF/VF and are Reserved at $17,500 (Lots 6495 and 6496). This auction also includes a 1921 Indian Die - Proof or Specimen strike 1d. Glossy chocolate brown with peripheral orange colour in the lettering. A couple of very tiny contact marks on the obverse. Very well struck , sm surface fault near O of ONE from removal of a spot? Lovely coin. McD Cat $88,000. Extremely Rare Reserve $10,000 (Lot 5735). In the Australian Banknotes section, include Pre-Federation, Pre-decimal, decimal, Starnotes, Varieties Including a range of rare Misprints. This sale includes a rare £10 Cerutty-Collins £10 Cerutty-Collins 701001W with Green/Purple/ Green reverse. R.52c. Good colour & edges, a dozen tiny pinholes which are only visible when held to a bright light, VF. Very rare. McD cat $58,000. Reserve $22,000 (Lot 6266). Also in the Australian Pre-federation bank issues a Bank of South Australia £1 Melbourne 1 July 1889 SPECIMEN without serials, opt SPECIMEN in red in sig panel & diagonally across front. A few pinholes UL cnr, aVF. A new discovery with large brown ONE POUND panel on front. MVR type 3d. UNIQUE. Reserve $5,000 (Lot 6142)
World coins and banknotes, including Gold, silver and copper coins, medals and World Banknotes. In the World Coins is a Russian 1763 Catherine II Ducat. Crowned bust right, rev crown above double-headed eagle, shield on breast. C-80. EF. Extremely Rare. Reserve $15,000 (Lot 6557). Also in the world banknote section is a South Africa Boer War - Siege of Mafeking. 1 Shillings January 1900, "Issued by the Authority of Colonel R.S.S. Baden-Powell", with embossed "Bechuanaland Protectorate / One Penny" embossed duty stamp, with numbered counterfoil at left, showing it came from a special booklet (most of these notes were issued in stapled pads without any counterfoil). Superb fresh UNC in absolutely pristine condition. P-S651a cat US$1500++ plus large premium for the intact counterfoil. This originates from a partial booklet ex John Ineson collection, and previously no examples with intact counterfoils were recorded. In any case any Mafeking notes extremely rare in such high grade - the previous example we had from same source sold for $2800 + commission in our auction 328. 2016 Ceremuga certificate of authenticity. Reserve $2,300 ( Lot 7273).
Also included in this Auction sale are many Australian and Overseas Medals and Militaria lots from various vendors. (Lots 4001-4082)
Also a nice range of Ancient coins, Medals and Militaria and Jewellery including Opals.
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Lot #4002 - militaria Australia
WWI HMAS Sydney souvenir ashtray stamped on the sides 'HMAS SYDNEY/SANK EMDEN/ 1914'. Brass 155mm. It is thought these were made from melted down salvage from the Emden. Also a postcard of the HMAS Sydney and a 1887 Mexico 8 Reales similar to the ones salvaged from the Emden. (3). (P)
Lot #4003 - militaria Australia
Equipment: WWII Motor Cycle Dispatch riders boots long leather with hob nail soles, 2 hob mails missing, leather dry, no laces. GB post WWII Army Regimental dress cap. USA Newspapers from 1939, 1945 (5). Large Maps cWWII (4) Wallet & old leather bound Photo album pages gilt edge with brass closer. Photos are mostly pre-WWII inc couple of military. (Lot).
Lot #4004 - militaria Australia
Equipment: WWII issue Army Binoculars (No 2, MkII). These particular pattern binoculars were contract purchased by Australia from the US where they were made & period repainted in jungle green, DD marked & dated 1945, complete with correct web neck strap along with its tropical issue transit tin, also painted in tropical green & DD marked. Minor rust where tin strapping removed. Choice example.
Lot #4005 - militaria Australia
Trench Art WWII, aluminium tin (70mm dia, 41mm high). The lid inlaid in perspex & colour with a rising sun hat badge, the side engraved with Palm trees New Guinea 1943-45. Silver ring made from an Australia 1/- coin engraved New Guinea 43 45. Perspex Rising sun badge with a RAE? colour patch in centre. Ornate ashtray approx 145mm x 145mm stamped 'Made in Occupied Japan'. Whales tooth purchased from an Albany Whaling Station c1970s. Bag of...
Lot #4006 - militaria Australia
Badges: Australian & Great Britain: Cap/hat badges mostly WWI-1945. Australian inc Rising Sun hat badges (2) one without lugs, first issue RAS badge with 2 men. GB inc QV crown Queen's own Oxfordshire Hussars, London Scottish, Leinster's, Middlesex Regt, Lincolnshire, Royal Berkshire, Buffs, Royal North Lancashire, 13th Hussars, East Yorkshire, Royal Sussex, Tyneside Scottish, Cameroonian & 20 others. 2 missing lugs others all with...
Lot #4007 - 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 #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 AGFC VIC 1986 size 110s, Trousers by AGCF 1985 size 81R. Has been dry cleaned. Excellent condition.
Lot #4009 - 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 #4010 - militaria germany
Equipment: WWI MG08 ammunition tin. Clear evidence of once having a triple colour camouflage painted finish with approx 30% remaining. Some light surface rust o/w nice example. (P)
Lot #4011 - militaria germany
Hat: WWI Prussian enlisted ranks depot issue field service cap (Pork Pie cap). An original example of the cap introduced in 1907. Field grey wool with scarlet piping & hat band. Has both state & national cockades. White cotton lining with KBA IX/ 58 Ink stamps. Overall considerable mothing to nearly all pats of the cap. Very scarce. (P)
Lot #4012 - militaria germany
Armband: WWII DRK (German Red Cross) machine woven armband. Standard pattern with central red cross & encircled wording 'Deutsches Rotes Kreuz' Unjoined ends, light soiling to white background. Grade II. (P)
Lot #4013 - 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 #4014 - militaria germany
Badge: WWII Kriegsmarine Submarine War Badge, zinc based gilt (little remaining), rev stamped RK in circle (Rudolph Karneth), original thin pin. ca late war example. VGC in case. (P)
Lot #4015 - militaria germany
Badge: WWII Luftwaffe Bomber Flight Case (silver) (60 combat missions). Maker's mark F & B (Foster & Barth) near hinge at rear. Mid war example. VGC. (P)
Lot #4016 - militaria germany
Badge: WWII Luftwaffe Flak Badge early type, silvered bronze maker marked 'Brehmer Markneu Kirchen' (Gustave Brehmer later allocated Pras number 13) wire pin. Minor deposit/pit on reverse. Possibly from poor storage. Scarce. (P)
Lot #4017 - militaria germany
Belt Buckle: WWII Waffen SS EM/NCO belt buckle by Overhoff
Lot #4018 - 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 #4019 - militaria germany
Boots: WWII Army officer or NCO long leather boots. Leather soles, with rubber heels by Berson. Large size 9-10, but concertinaed at ankles o/w GC.
Lot #4020 - militaria germany
Equipment: WWII Winter Boots with leather foot portion & knee high felt shafts (minor moth). Boots have been resoled with rubber soles. Overall G condition. Good display item.
Lot #4021 - militaria germany
Equipment: WWII Original army Afrikakorps enlisted ranks tropical issue olive web belt & olive green painted steel buckle. A good example of the pattern introduced for service in North Africa. Together with a (modern) hand-written note saying the puncture marks in the belt are made from a selection of badges, mainly Allied. An Aussie veteran bring back. (P)
Lot #4022 - militaria germany
Equipment: WWII Zeltbahn 31 shelter quarter Standard Army Splinter pattern double sided camouflage. GC but missing 2 buttons & has a few small paint spots. The Zeltbahn was used as a wet weather poncho & 4 of these joined together to make a tent. (P)
Lot #4023 - militaria germany
Flag: WWII NSDAP Flag Drape. Heavy red cotton with large swastika within white central circle sewn in centre with remains of rope suspension still present. Few age stain & few small holes & sl fraying at bottom. Overall GC. 1850mm x 750mm. Great display item.
Lot #4024 - militaria germany
Hat: WWII Afrika Corps army enlisted rank 2 mod tropical M14 field cap. A nice example in olive cotton with a red cotton lining. A 2nd pattern example with an oilcloth sweatband introduced in 1942. The cap has tropical BEVO woven cap eagle & cockade, the cockade with some thread wear & damage. Correct pasteboard cotton covered peak & twin metal grommets to the side. No visible maker's mark to the interior. Size 55. Light soiling...
Lot #4025 - militaria germany
Uniform: WWII Luftwaffe Officer's 4 pocket service dress tunic. Yellow Waffenfarbe for flight section or paratroops. Rank of Oberleutnant (Lieutenant). Luftwaffe blue grey wool material with all aluminium button, matching bullion insignia & officer's breast eagle. Full rayon lining to the interior. Not dated & no maker's label. Service wear but overall VGC. (P)