Militaria

Mafeking Siege 3 S.(hilling) 'Replacement' Note (PS653) - $5,950 #121050
The township of Mafeking in Bechaunaland was held under siege for 217 days during the Boer War. Emergency notes were issued under the order of garrison commander Colonel Baden-Powell which were individually numbered. In error No. A 3090 was issued twice the second release being cancelled and renumbered No. A 3610. One hundred and thirteen years later the renumbered note has been reunited with the original No. A 3090 in this rare if not unique offering.

Note No. A3090 - Good
Note No. A3090 cancelled and renumbered No. A 3610 - good Very Fine with pin holes
HMAS Sydney- SMS Emden Medal Nov 9 1914 in conjunction with a nephrite commemorative fob - $9,500 #120648
The mounted Mexican Silver Dollar was produced by Sydney jeweller W. Kerr and the Nephrite Fob is of New Zealand manufacture but unattributed.
Gallipoli 9ct Gold Presentation Fob 1915 - ' HE HEARD HIS COUNTRY'S CALL' - $1,250 #121524
Presented ' TO SPRE E J HART FROM SMITHFIELD & FAIRFIELD DIST.'
The impression 'GALLIPOLI, 1915' has been unusually removed from the front of the fob perhaps indicating that the recipient never got to serve in that campaign.
An original World War I Enlistment Poster c.1915 - $7,500 #120640
'Get into Khaki' - a patriotic Call to Arms. This World War I poster calls on young Australians to join the fight at Gallipoli.
World War I Ephemera including the signature of William Jackson V.C. - $2,950 #121288
An interesting collection of souvenirs,invitations, programs and event ribbons pertaining to World War I. The collection includes a pressed leaf with a painted inscription 'Gaba Tepe 1915' , which alludes to an Anzac connection. (The landing at Anzac Cove at Gallipoli on the 25th April, 1915 is also known as the landing at Gaba Tepe).

Also in the collection is a cardboard replica of a Victoria Cross bearing the hesitant left-hand signature of (John) William Jackson (his right arm was blown off in the action for which he was awarded the VC). Jackson was at eighteen years of age, Australia's youngest recipient of the medal in World War I. He had survived the Gallipoli Campaign before serving on the Western Front where he was awarded the VC for conspicuous bravery.

Jackson had initially been awarded a (D)istinguished (C)onduct (M)edal which was then upgraded to a (V)ictoria (C)ross for the same action, but in a bureaucratic error he was not notified of the cancellation of the DCM until several years after the war during which time he had wrongly signed his name W. Jackson V.C. DCM (as it appears on the VC replica)

The items were accumulated by Mary Josephine Meagher a member of the Executive Committee for the 1919 Victory Celebrations.
'Liverpool, NSW' Internment Camp 3D - $3,950 #121668
WWI

Toned Uncirculated

Rare
Hay Internment Camp One Shilling - $29,500 #120804
Mendel/Stahl
Virtually Uncirculated but with a light bankers fold.
Hay Internment Camp Two Shillings - $27,500 #120803
Mendel/ Stahl
Virtually Uncirculated.
Internment Camps Five Shillings - $11,500 #120723
WWII
Choice Uncirculated with even mint bloom.
PCGS MS64 RB

Currency in Australian and New Zealand Internment Camps

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