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A MASSIVE NAVAL STANDARD FOR PRUSSIAN ROYALTY 

This massive flag measuring 3.9 meters deep by 4.1 meters long is in incredible condition by still retaining full colour to both sides with only minor damage to the edge which does not affect any of the symbolism. The banners centre sports a large Prussian eagle within a shield on a large iron cross surmounted by a Royal crown and surrounded by the important symbol of Prussian Royalty being the collar chain and insignia of the Black Eagle Order. Each of the four corners display three eagles and a crown. Given the sheer size of this flag it would have undoubtedly been flown on a Battleship during Royal visits. 

Originally sold by Helmut Weitze in 2005 for 3500 Euro and described as “Personal Standard of Prussian Prince Heinrich von Preussen the younger brother of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Grand admiral of the German Fleet and used on board the Battleship Castle”.

A unique opportunity to own an extremely rare Prussian Royal Standard of immense size in such outstanding condition

$4750

 

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An original “Old Bill” car mascot complete with the original stand attached to a period additional display stand. As a long time collector of “old Bill” I can assure you this is NOT one of the many reproductions that are about today. These are becoming quite scarce to the market.

Overall good condition $1250

 

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A 19th century gilt bronze model of the Napoleon Vendome Column, Paris. Officially titled the “Colonne de la Grande Armée” it was seen as the most important symbol of Paris during the 19th century and its complex history explains why.

In 1803 the First Consul confirmed the plan to erect a column in Vendôme equal to that of the Roman column of Trajan. The columns design was undertaken by Lepère and Gondoin, made from melting 1200 Austrian and Russian artillery pieces won in the recent campaigns. The inscription at the base reads: ‘Monument erected to the glory of Napoleon the Great’s Grande Armée, begun on 25 August 1806 and finished 15 August 1810’.

The column itself comprises of a stone core enrobed with 425 bronze plaques fixed to the stone with pins. Designed by Bergeret the 280 metre-long frieze (or plaques), wrap around the column depicting the major events of the recent campaign. The column begins at the camp in Boulogne and ends with the return of the Emperor and his guard in 1806. Sculptures such as Boizot, Bosio, Bartolini, Ramey, Rude, Corbet, Clodion and Ruxthiel were all commissioned to execute this frieze.

Initially the column was crowned with a statue by Chaudet of The Emperor in Roman dress but was taken down by the Allies in 1814 and replaced by a flag bearing the fleurs de lys. It was then under the July Monarchy a further replacement statue was made by Seurre showing Napoleon as the ‘Little Corporal’ (a statue today held in the Invalides). Eventually during the Second Empire, a copy of Chaudet’s initial statue designed by Dumont was hoisted to the top of the column to replace the unpopular “Little Corporal” by Seurre.

The column was targeted one final time and dismantled during the “Commune” under the direction of Gustave Courbet due to it being a symbol of militarism and imperialism. Then in 1873 it was finally re-erected and restored to its former glory with Courbet being ordered to pay the costs for this himself, which payment was received as Courbet died shortly after.

This stunning bronze manages to transfer the history, skill and pride all associated to the original column with its flawless attention to detail. A beautiful, well executed bronze period piece.

18 in. (46cm) high $3500

 

 

Photograph album containing 79 original WW2 period photos taken in Papua New Guinea. The Album was compiled together by Corporal Raymond George Ball, 6 AA Topographical Survey Coy and it is because of his association with the Topographical unit that the album has many rare and seldom seen photos. The majority of photos are labelled and are in a personalised album titled “NEW GUINEA” and initialled “R.G.B” all in gold up right capitals. This album is an extremely interesting insight into the New Guinea campaign.

The following are the captions in the album;

Jap Prisoners N.G., Hospital Ship ‘Manunda’, “Myoka Maru” Lae, Native Constructed Churches Lae N.G., Watut River, Labu Village, ‘Graveyard’ Nadzab N.G., Jap Foxhole, ‘Monkey’ Boy, Mary & Monkey Boys Lae, A.W.A.S. Barracks Lae, Jap Cemetery Lae, ‘Mount Nqaronera’ Nadzeb, Nadzeb Airstrip, Memorial Lae, ‘Myoka Maru’, Labu, Natives Lae, Victory Card By Doug Albion, Town Hall Brisbane, Roma Street Station Brisbane, P.T. School Burleigh Heads QLD, P.T. School Burleigh Heads QLD, Burleigh Heads QLD, ‘Reflections’ Lae N.G., ‘Sunset” Lae N.G.,

Airstrip Finschafen N.G. ’45, Bulolo River, Wau Valley N.G. ’45, Jap Prisoners, Picture Site Wewak N.G. ’45, Snake River Valley, Panorama Edie Creek N.G. ’45, North Coast N.G., ‘A’ Field Section Rabaul ’45, South Coast New Guinea, South Coast N.G. ’45, Relief Map of Langemak Bay Rabaul South, 

Series of Aerial photo’s

Owen Stanleys Vicinity of Bulldog p-38 Photo Ht 19,500’, Bulolo taken June ’41 Note: Goldfield, Bulolo River & Goldfield Note: Dredge, Floating Dredge on Bulolo River N.G. (photo by F.Pring Sydney), Boram Area 43, But Drome 43, Boram 22 Dec 43, Dagua Drome 43, Dagua 43, Dagua Drome 43, Dagua, Owen Stanley’s Vicinity of Wau Bulldog Road, Bombs in flight, Jap Air Strip Gasmata Note: Bombs & Bomb craters, Gasmata Air strip Note: Exploding bombs, Airphoto of Lae Note: Busu River, Salamaua Photo taken at 25,300’, Markham River 1 ¼ Miles wide, Airphoto of Rabaul Note: Jap Submarines, Wards Airstrip Moresby Area 1943, Air photo of Port Moresby Note: ‘Hanuabada’ native village, Port Moresby, Panorama of Wau Valley & Edie Creek Taken June ’43, Airphoto of WauTaken from 23,000’, Airphoto of Bulolo P38 Photo 1943, Panorama of Wau, Bombs in flight, Yarram 1942

 

$575


 

 

A superb BRITISH ARMY ALBUM containing working music box with key circa 1890. Thick cushioned leather binding done in Germany despite being printed in England. The Album contains 12 Chromolithograph plates of famous battle scenes by Captain Bunnett. Over all very good condition with only a few tears to the insert and the glass cover for the music box having separated (but present). Leather covers present well.

 

Overall good condition $685

 

 


 

Fourteen Photos relating to S. SGT W. Day Balikpapan Borneo 1945 including photo of Blamey

Titles; Landing at Balikpapan  Borneo 1945,  Landing Balikpapan  Borneo 1945, Ships after landing troops at Balikpapan 1945,  Firing of mortars at Balikpapan Beach 1945, Blamey at Balikpapan 1945, Made Road at Balikpapan 1945, Pandansari residential area Balikpapan, Oil Refinery after bombing at Balikpapan 1945, Oil Refinery after bombing 1945 Balikpapan, Jap in sunk hole, Balikpapan Borneo 1945, Unexploded bombs at Balikpapan 1945, Rescued Civilian at Balikpapan 1945

$285

 

 

 

Photo of a Royal Marine soldier wearing crossed rifles and the ribbon for the China 1900 Medal signed “Yours Affectionately, Charlie 7.7.09” taken at The Swiss Studios George St Sydney

$70

 

 

H.M.A.S. “Cerberus” Westernport Victoria Christmas and New Year card. Signed “To Mr & Mrs Fitzhardinge with best wishes and affection, Margaret Crawford xx”

$35

 

 

Greetings from H.M.A.S. “Stalwart” card. All kind thoughts at Christmas and Sincere good wishes for the coming year. Signed “Ben Baswood”

$40

 

 

 

Three Christmas and New Years cards from WW1-WW2 period cruise line ships. P. & O.R.M.S. “Strathaird” (not filled out), P. & O.R.M.S. “Strathmore” (to the Jones family from Bill) & “Keep the Old Flag Flying” for Empire, King and Auld Lang Sync (from  Vetta Blake)

$75

 

 

 

2/3rd Australian Infantry Battalion A.I.F.  25th Anniversary Remembrance Dinner  Invite and Menu 1964 at the Hilton, Potts Point. Guest of Honour Lieut-General Sir Iven Mackay K.B.E., C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D.  Signed by many ex-members.

$275


 

 

10th (Hackney) London Regiment  Christmas and New Year card. Un-used

$25

 

 

Australian United Services Institute Brisbane Christmas and New Year card. Dedication to Captain Patrick Logan of the 57th Foot Brisbane 1826. Un-used

$35

 

 

57th Battalion A.I.F. “Strike Hard” Christmas 1918 and New Year 1919 card. Beautifully done with their battle honours in the scrolls. Signed “To May, from your loving Bro George”

$75

 

 

 

 

Three complete Clothing Ration cards, Perth issued and dated 1948. Two cards relating to an Adult and the third to a child under 6 years of age. All three numbered with the two adult cards numbered in sequence. All Cards named to the Day family (initials W., E. &  S.).

$60

 

 

Commonwealth of Australia blank application for Ration Tickets (Fuel).  Issued to all states and required by all Australian citizens to give vehicle details and apply through the postmaster for required amount of Fuel during the WW2 shortages. Rare to encounter a blank example to have survived

$25

 

 

Railway Permit application 1918 dated and approved by the British Consulate (Port Said) for John Kyle to travel to Cairo. This document is signed by H.M. Consul and stamped (also dated) and is typical of documents required to be carried along with photo during WW1 for any railway travel.

$25

 

 

WW2 Civilian Registration (British Subjects) Identity Card.  Dated 30th March 1942 and filled out in Glenelg to Grace Greene of South Australia. Comes protected in a specially made clear cover pocket holder.

$35

 

 

 

 

27th New Zealand Battalion (2nd N.Z.E.F) Christmas 1945 and New Year 1946 card. Signed from “Jack Beckett (Kiwi). Hope to see you on return trip to Enzed”. Interestingly the card shows the crossed Machine Guns of the NZ Machine Gun Corps above the inside greeting.

Note: Jacks official details are 436607 PTE A. J. Beckett 27 N.Z. BN

$55

 

AUSSIE, The Australian Soldiers Magazine Number 3 March 8, 1918. Printed in the field by the A.I.F. printing section.  Edited by Phillip L. Harris.

Seventeen pages full of “Digger” humour and stories supported by drawings and sketches to bring a smile to the A.I.F. soldier on the front line.

$75

 

 

 

Selected Songs for use at Peace Celebrations 1919. Sands & McDougall Pty., Ltd., Printers, Perth

1. God Save The King, 2. Rule Britannia, 3. The Star-Spangled Banner, 4. The Marseillaise, 5. March of the Men of Harlech, 6. There’s a long, long trail, 7. The Minstrel Boy, 8. The Lad’s in Navy Blue, 9. Australia will be there, 10. Till the boys come home, 11. The Red, White and Blue, 12. Little Grey Home in the West, 13. The Old Brigade, 14. When Johnny Comes Marching Home.

Has a tear on the middle left side (going north/south) but it all still readable.

$60

 

Rare 1930’s log book and photo of Edwin Willis of 20A Kingsley Hall East Melbourne.

Address of present employer: Dunlop Perdriau Rubber Coy 108 Flinders St Melbourne

Other than personal information his flight record covers two pages in the book with the last entry being 1937.

Note: The photo shows Edwin Willis wearing an unusual (non RAAF) winged “B” on his flight suit.

$295

 

 

R.A.F. “Changi”  1946 Christmas and New Year card. Signed “To Mr & Mrs Hoare with very good wishes from Reg. E. Gordel”

$65

 

 

 

 

R.A.A.F. Greetings from Group 623 British New Guinea  Christmas and New Year card 1944-45. Signed “To Mr & Mrs Adams from John”

$75

 

 

 

Fifteen R.N.Z.A.F. envelopes produced and sold by the Canteen Board for airmen to purchase to write home with. Still will paper tag to hold bundle together intact and also marked R.N.Z.A.F.  with badge (Marked Canteen Board).

$100

 

 

RAF Airwoman 2076781 LACW Vera Cecelia Fening’s Service and Release Book. Covers LACW Fening’s service from 9th February 1942 to 26th February 1946 and shows entitlement of a Defence Medal.

$65

 

 

R.A.A.F. Service Police Handbook. H. E. Daw, Government Printer, Melbourne (February 1941).

Stamped and written inside belonging to A25968 F. J. Bellchambers. 72 pages outlining all rules and regulations including blank police incident report pages.

$75

 

 

Extremely rare personal rank insignia for KAISER WILHELM 11 on an original pattern card with embossed gilt and colour cypher of the Emperor and Empress.

This insignia not only has the crown over the cypher but also the crossed batons signifying a Prussian General Field Marshal.

It is understood that this insignia was worn on the Field grey uniform of 1915 for the No.1 Regiment Konig-Jager (cavalry).

 

Extremely rare and in exceptional condition. $1685

 

 

Extremely rare personal rank insignia for KAISER WILHELM 11 on original pattern card with embossed gilt cypher of the Emperor and Empress.

This insignia not only has the crown over the cypher but also the crossed batons signifying a Prussian General Field Marshal.

It is understood that this insignia was worn on the Field grey uniform of 1915 and could be classed as a general pattern.

 

Extremely rare and in exceptional condition. $1585

 

 

 Original artwork from the well known book "Deeds That Thrilled The Empire". Artwork signed John F. Campbell deplicting Private J. W. Hughes Royal Fusilliers winning his DCM. Size displayed 13.5 inches by 19.25 inches. Originally purchased from London Stamp exchange over 25 years ago. These original works rarely come on the market.

 Very Good condition $1850

 

 

 Original artwork from the well known book "Deeds That Thrilled The Empire". Artwork signed A. Pearse deplicting Private T. G. Turrall 10th Bn. Worcestershire Rgt. winning his Victoria Cross at La Boiselle 3/7/1916. Size displayed 14.25 inches by 20.5 inches. Originally purchased from London Stamp exchange over 25 years ago. These original works rarely come on the market.

Very Good Condition $2250

 

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24 Personal Photographs of the Boer War on glass slides. No information is known of the photographer of this collection, but regardless of this, we are given a very rare insight into everyday life during the war.

Amongst the photographs are Australian troopers from NSW and most of the pictures are captioned. They read as follows "TOMMIES BATHEING, NATIVES, VELDT SCENE, MULE CART, SLEEPING, GATE OF PRETORIA, A SMART RIDER, STABLES S. AFRICA, REGT GOAT, MOUNTED INFANTRY, DRYING DAY, BUTCHER, CAPE CART, BATHEING, VELDT FARM, CAMP BONES, TOMMIES NSW and TRENCHES S AFRICA”.

As far as we know these photographs have not been published before and are in outstanding condition for their age with no damage and very clear images.

 

 

Near EF $1250

WWI LARGE SURVEY MAPS ON LINEN BACKING FRANCE ISSUE TITLED LENS 11

With very heavy folds, moisture affected and aged as to be expected of maps carried in the line.

Very good - fine and scarce. $250

WWI LARGE SURVEY MAPS ON LINEN BACKING FRANCE ISSUE TITLED ST QUENTIN 18  

With very heavy folds, moisture affected and aged as to be expected of maps carried in the line.

Very good - fine and scarce. $250

WWI LARGE SURVEY MAPS ON LINEN BACKING FRANCE ISSUE TITLED EDITION 1.O. 9th Bde. (LOCAL)

With very heavy folds, moisture affected and aged as to be expected of maps carried in the line.

Very good - fine and scarce. $250

WWI LARGE SURVEY MAPS ON LINEN BACKING FRANCE ISSUE TITLED SHEET 62B N. E.  2. A. LOCAL

With very heavy folds, moisture affected and aged as to be expected of maps carried in the line.

Very good - fine and scarce. $250

WWI LARGE SURVEY MAPS ON LINEN BACKING BELGIUM ISSUE TITLED HAZEBROUCK 5A EDITION 2

With very heavy folds, moisture affected and aged as to be expected of maps carried in the line.

Very good - fine and scarce. $250

WWI LARGE SURVEY MAPS ON LINEN BACKING BELGUIM ISSUE TITLED NAMUR 8

With very heavy folds, moisture affected and aged as to be expected of maps carried in the line.

Very good - fine and scarce. $250

WWI LARGE SURVEY MAPS ON LINEN BACKING FRANCE ISSUE TITLED "NOUVELLE DE CARTE"

With very heavy folds, moisture affected and aged as to be expected of maps carried in the line.

Very good - fine and scarce. $250