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Displaying 1 - 20 of 26 Lots in Category - Great Britain
1989-91 Team sheets for 1989 Australia v New Zealand; 1989 Australia v Sri Lanka 1st Test signed both teams; 1991 Australia v England 3rd Test partially signed both teams; also Test match dinner menu for the first Test played in Tasmania, signed on reverse by Australia & Sri Lanka teams.
(Qty 4 items)
1934 2nd British Empire Games in London, Participation Medal 'British Empire Games/London/1934', bronze, 44mm diameter, in presentation case. Very attractive and scarce.
1908 LONDON OLYMPICS: 'Cycling' magazine [London] for July 15, 1908 which includes The Full Programme of the Olympic Games (all sports). Very informative magazine with 70pp text & 34pp of adverts. Some tape on spine though interesting reading.
Buy NowPrice $75.00
1948 LONDON OLYMPICS: 'A Pictorial Souvenir of the Olympic Games London 1948'; 'British Olympic Association Official Report of the Olympic Games 1948'; plus a Japanese book with olympic results 1896-1948.
PHOTOGRAPHS: 1862 London International Exhibition London Stereoscopic Company promotional cards (100x62mm) 'The Nave, from Eastern Dome', 'The Nave, Looking Towards West Dome' & 'Case of Australian Gold and Gold Washing Apparatus', a few insignificant blemishes still remarkably fine. Rare: not seen before by us.
Buy NowPrice $150.00
ROYALTY: Pair of cups inscribed 'HM King Edward VIII, Crowned May 12th 1937' in anticipation of his aborted Coronation, in very fine condition. King Edward VIII abdicated on 11 December 1936 - before he was crowned - in order to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson.
Buy NowPrice $38.00
WILLIAM WILBERFORCE: 3pp letter headed "London Feby 4th/1809" and signed "WWilberforce". [William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was a British politician best known for his ultimately successful Anti-Slavery Campaign]
GREAT BRITAIN: Record of British Valour 1815 metal medallion case (74mm) with portrait of the Duke of Wellington & reverse with "Victory" penning the 'Record of British Valour', label inscribed "The/Battles/of/The British Army/in/PORTUGAL, SPAIN/and/France/From the Year 1808-1814/...Edwd Orme, bond street/LONDON/1815', the case containing hand-coloured discs of various battle scenes with related text on the reverse, the whole in a leather-enclosed wooden case inscribed 'RECORD/OF/BRITISH VALOUR'. An extraordinary & rare item in unexpectedly fine condition.
GREAT BRITAIN: Knight Bachelor insignia in original 'ROYAL MINT' red boxed case with date letter 'p' as awarded in 1971 to Australian SL "Lance" Townsend for services to Obstetrics & Gynaecology; also a few coins and 10/- Coombs/Wilson banknote, fine condition. [Sir Lance Townsend served in the Royal Navy in WWII rising to the rank of Surgeon-Commander. He was Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Melbourne's Royal Women's Hospital as well as Dean of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine]
Australia 1911-1964 Circulated 1d date run collection (ex 1930) in 'push-in' album; GB framed set (350 x 455mm) of QEII banknotes and coins with LK O'Brien 10/ & £1, JS Forde £5 and Farthing to Crown; and Turkey 2015 20l (1oz .925 silver) Gallipolli Proofs (2).
Tokens-World: Group with many interesting items including GB 1794 Newgate Prison token, copper 28mm, 'PAYABLE /AT/THE RESIDENCE/OF MESSrs SYMONDS/WINTERBOTHAM/RIDGEWAY/&/HOLT', Georgetown Shell Filling Factory 1d, brass 29mm, 'S.F.F. GEORGETOWN/1d', Yarwood #MMT022, P&O 2/-, brass 27mm, beaded surround '2/-/(stamped)#6'/P&O', rev. central beaded circle, Jersey Dairy, Ryde, milk token, aluminium 23mm, '1 PINT/BULK'; NSW, copper 14mm, 'MARCUS CLARKE.1890', rev. 'THE GREAT SOUTHERN DRAPER' surrounding 'NEWTOWN/SYDNEY/N.S.W.'; VIC 6d & 1/- Melbourne 'STOCK/EXCHANGE/CLUB'; SA 2/- 'RENMARK CLUB' (holed); plus Australia Commercial Travellers Association, amusement, and Sydney Ferry tokens; some USA(?) gaming and casino tokens; plus various unknown shilling & pence denomination copper.
FARTHING: QEII 1955 x192 contained in two Whitman USA 'Nickels Miscellaneous' albums (#9442), all appear to be aUnc/Unc.
SIX PENCE: 1787 George III 6d Armoured laureate bust, 'GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA.', rev. shields in cruciform, S #3749 variety, KM #606.2, 1) Hanoverian shield with semée of Six Hearts, gVF; and 2) Hanoverian shield with semée of Five Hearts, (probably a filled die), aUnc.
ONE SHILLING: 1787 George III 1/-, Armoured laureate bust, S #3746, KM #607.2, Hanoverian shield with semée of hearts, 'GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA', rev. shields in cruciform, Uncirculated.
HALF-SOVEREIGN: George IV 1828 Type III Bare head facing left, Shield reverse, Marsh #409, KM #700, Fine.
HALF-SOVEREIGN: QV 1872, Die 105 Type 1B Shield reverse, Marsh #447, Fine.
HALF-SOVEREIGN: QEII 1982 Proof, St George reverse, Marsh #544A, in Royal Mint case.
QEII group with 10/- Hollom, Forde x3, £1 Peppiatt, Beale x2, Forde, Page, Somerset, £5 Somerset, £10 Forde, Gill (Unc), £10 £20 & £50 Kentfield, British Armed Forces £1 4th series, £5 2nd series x3 (aUnc), plus Scotland National Bank of Scotland 1951 £1, Bank of Scotland 1975 £1, 1988 £5, 1989 £10, Clydesdale Bank 'Melbourne 2006' £10 (Unc), and Royal Bank of Scotland 1990 £10, condition mixed but mostly lightly circulated.
1919 10/- Green, signature 'N F Warren Fisher', Duggleby #T26, Pick #356, Prefix letter over number 'dash', serial 'D/13 763733', some toning and folds, aVF.
Â£5 Operation Bernhard Forgery uniface, Chief Cashier K.O. Peppiat, '1935 April 25 London', serial 'A/175 69996', watermark serial 'S 3535', EF, Roland Pieles 2018 Certificate of Authenticity.
'Operation Bernhard' was a plot by the Nazis during WWII to destabilise the British Pound by flooding England with forged notes. Printed in Sachsenhausen by Jewish prisoners, the notes passed inspection by the Bank of England in 1942 and were the most dangerous forgeries seen by the bank to date. Tiny multiple pinholes in and around the Britannia vignette were added deliberately in an attempt to conceal one of the few areas of the engraving that were not perfect. As the war was coming to an end a huge quantity of notes were hidden in 70 crates and thrown into Lake Toplitz in Austria. The hoard was recovered in 1959, the light stains and absence of folds indicate this note may be one of the small number kept as souvenirs.