Public Auction 267 Saturday, 29th May 2010


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Public Auction 267

Saturday, 29th May 2010


will be held on Level 3, Status International House,

262 Castlereagh Street, Sydney


MEDALS & MILITARIA

Lots 9001 – 10784, commencing at 12:00 noon


Viewing at Status International premises: 262 Castlereagh Street, Sydney


Monday - Tuesday 24th – 25th May 2010 9.00am – 5.00 pm

Wednesday 26th May 2010 9:00am – 5.00 pm

Thursday 27th May 2010 12.00 noon – 6:00 pm

Friday 28th May 2010 12.00 noon - 6:00 pm

Saturday 29th May 2010 9.00am - 12.00 noon

Limited viewing on Thursday, Friday & Saturday (auction days), preference will be given to clients from outside Sydney.




Proprietor: Militaria Describers: IT Administrator:

Stewart Wright Paddy O’Brien Frank Zheng

Ben Smith

Business Manager: Stewart Wright Catalogue Production:

Robert Morello Derek Brosnan Tseng Chiung-yao

Office Administrator: Auctioneer: Despatch/Shipping:

Sabine Wincote Mervyn Baily John Webber Carl Veen



Status International

: PO Box A2176, Sydney South, NSW 1235. AUSTRALIA

: +61 (0)2 9267 4525 FAX: +61 (0)2 9267 6124

Email : auction@statusint.com web: www.statusint.com


The I S Wright Group

I S Wright

I S Wright

I S Wright

I S Wright


Shop 23 Adelaide Arcade

208 Sturt St

241 Lonsdale St

262 Castlereagh St

Rundle Mall

BALLARAT

MELBOURNE

SYDNEY

ADELAIDE, SA 5000

VIC 3350

VIC 3000

NSW 2000

Ph: 08 8223 7603

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IMPORTANT NOTICES

ROOM BIDDERS: Please note the venue for this sale is

Level 3, Status International House, 262 Castlereagh St. Sydney.



Most lots in this auction are sold on behalf of private vendors & as such are exempt from GST.

All lots are sold GST inclusive, where applicable (A GST Tax invoice will be supplied on request)
Bids are rounded up to valid bidding steps. For conditions of sale see reverse of bid-sheet or web site.

Buyer’s commission of 16.5% applies to all lots. Postage, packing & insurance are subject to GST


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LITERATURE &

REFERENCE BOOKS

9001 1789 Army List "A list of the Officer of the Army & Marines, with an index; a Succession of Colonels; and a list of the Officers of the Army & Marines on Half-pay, also with index". 37th edition War-Office, 25th May 1789, 412 pgs. With additional entries in ink, red Morocco leather binding, with gilt detailing, AF, spine complete, but has separated, binding becoming/loose, so some pages detached but all present (well worth rebinding), listings of name, unit, date of seniority of rank & in some cases postings. Rare, original Army & Marines list inc the names of many of the 1st Fleet Officers (David Collins etc) $800 $1200

9002 2009 Medal Year Book. Depicts & values Orders, Medals & Decorations for Great Britain & all major Commonwealth countries (inc Australia). 584 pgs. A must have for any medal collector. New Retail $90 $50 $75

9003 Australia: 1916 ANZAC MEMORIAL published by Returned Soldiers Association, NSW, 303pgs. Padded, gilt embossed covers. Produced as a fundraiser for the RSA, NSW. Inscription to page 12 states: "This book was sold for £52-4-0 at a concert given by the ANZAC Memorial Bank in aid of the RSA in the School of Arts, Coonamble, on Saturday night 12.08.1916". Personally signed by C P Mayall, Bandmaster, RAN; Cpl A W Fraser, Secretary (2nd Signal Troop, 2nd LH Bde); W A Melville, Business manager. Book contains lists, by unit order, of known Died On Service personnel & some officer portraits/photos. Also accounts of Gallipoli campaign & photos of same. Spine torn & separating. Some pages loose. GC. A scarce book with an interesting provenance. $75 $100

9004 Australia: 1919 "The Desert Trail - With the Light Horse Through Sinai to Palestine" by 'Scotty's Brother'. 2nd Ed by authority of the Dept of Repatriation. Soft covers, 89ppg. Written as diary entries of a Light Horseman from a "Victorian Light Horse Regiment". Excellent detail & first-hand recollections of the Desert War. Covers separating, but present, stains. Fair-GC overall. A scarce period publication with all photo pages & map intact. $120 $200

9005 Australian Army Badges - A Collector's Reference Guide. Comp set of 4 by J Cossum. All 1st Editions with prices guides, unused. Vol I, 1930-42 (1982); Vol 2, 1900-30 (1983); Vol 3, 1948-85 (1982); 'The Rising Sun Badge' (1986). Only minor scuff to covers. A scarce & highly sought after set of reference. (4) $400 $600

9006 Australian Army Badges - A Collector's Reference Guide - Part 3, 1948-1985 by J Cossum. 1994, 56pgs, soft cover. The definitive guide for post WWII Australian Army badges. Includes cloth insignia. Covers with slight wear & old price label part removed, otherwise exc & near new. Exc. $100 $150

9007 Australians Awarded' by Clive Johnson. Depicts & values Orders, Medals & Decorations & Related Badges etc from mid 1800s to date. Deluxe leather bound edition autographed by Keith Payne (Vietnam VC winner) & Tim Britten CV (Bali bombing hero) A must have for any medal collector. New Retail $85 $50 $75

9008 Australian Chivalry, Reproductions in colour & duo-tone of Official War paintings, pub by Australian War Memorial, 1933. Large size 430x275mm. Lots of wonderful paintings inc Emden Beached & Done For, The First Convoy, Training in the Desert, The Landing at ANZAC, AE2 in the Marmora, ANZAC Cove, The Man with the Donkey Lone Pine, Charge at the Nek, Romani, Camel Corp & Magdhaba, Charge at Beersheba, Light Horsemen in Palestine, Fromelles, Bullecourt, Australian Artillery going into action near Ypres, Storming Mont St Quentin, etc. 52 in all. Cover stain, spine damage but contents (prints & descriptive text) in excellent condition. Scarce book. $75 $100

9009 Australia: Collection of 8 Australian War Memorial books published during WWII. Titles are "Soldiering On", "Khaki & Green", "RAAF Log", "As You Were 1946", "These Eagles", "Stand Easy", "As You Were" & "Jungle Warfare" in cardboard slip cover. Nice lot. VGC. (8) $75 $100

9010 Australia: Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Vol. 1. The story of ANZAC by C.E.W. Bean. 1938 662pgs, H/C. Light foxing to pages. Average condition $75 $100

9011 Australia: Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18, Vol II The Story of Anzac by C E W Bean. 1936, 975pgs, H/C, used. Foxing to edges. Cover very good. Overall GC $75 $100

9012 Australia: Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Vol. III. The A.I.F. in France 1916. By C.E.W. Bean. 1942 1036pgs H/C, light water damage to spine. Light foxing to paper. GC $75 $100

9013 Australia: Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18, Vol V The AIF in France 1918 by C E W Bean. 1937, 825pgs, H/C used. Foxing to edges of paper. Cover good cond. Overall GC $75 $120

9014 Australia: Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18, Vol VI The AIF in France 1918 by CEW Bean. 1942, 1096pgs, 76pgs index, H/C used. Foxing to edges. Marks to cover. Overall GC. $75 $120

9015 Australia: Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18, Vol IX The Royal Australian Navy by AW Jose. 1935, 649pgs, H/C, used. Light foxing to paper edges. Overall GC. $75 $120

9016 Australia: Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18, Vol X The Australians at Rabaul by SS Mackenzie. 1936, 412pgs, H/C, used. Foxing to paper edge. Cover good. Overall GC. $75 $120

9017 Australia: Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18, Vol XI Australia during the war by Ernest Scott. 1936, 922pgs, H/C used. Moderate foxing to edges. Overall GC. $75 $110

9018 Australia: Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Vol. XII The Australian flying corps by F.M. Cutlack. H/C with minimal wear. Light foxing to pages. Average condition. $100 $150

9019 Australia: Pictorial History of Australia at War 1939-45, published by Australia War Memorial 1958, 5 vols, ea approx 250 pgs, cover inks o/w GC. Over 2500 photos with descriptions covering all phases of the war. The AIF News, newspaper 2-1-43, Guinea Gold 9-4-44, The Post Record, Australia's Biggest American newspaper 12-11-43. Plus 1930-42 RAA cap badges (4) + pr of collars. (14 items) $75 $150

9020 Australia: Royal Australian Navy: Official History of Australia

in the War of 1914 – 1918, Vol. IX, The Royal Australian Navy, Arthur W. Jose, 3rd Edition, Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1935 VGC. $60 $100

9021 Australia: The Changing of the Guard, Graphic Incidents of the Two Wars, reproduced from official & other photographs, pub by Aust War Memorial Canberra, 1941 (1st Ed). Large size 430x275mm. Many wonderful photos inc HMAS Sydney, Emden Beached & Done For, HMAS Australia, numerous Gallipoli photos inc Simpson & his donkey, snipers, artillery, the evacuation, Western Front, AFC, Somme, Passchendaele, tanks, Light Horse Charge, Cameliers, Sir Harry Chauvel entering Damascus, more than 80 in total plus 70+ WWII photos inc many Western Desert. Covers a bit tired, few pages edge flts & odd foxing but contents (photos & descriptive text) in GC. Quite a scarce book, wonderful photographic content. Plus HMAS, the story of the RAN at war, pub by AWM, 1942, 200pgs. Cover tired, fly page satin o/w GC. $80 $120

9022 Australia: The Changing of the Guard, Graphic Incidents of the Two Wars, reproduced from official & other photographs, pub by Aust War Memorial Canberra, 1941 (4th Ed 1944). Large size 430x275mm. Many wonderful photos inc HMAS Sydney, Emden Beached & Done For, HMAS Australia, numerous Gallipoli photos inc Simpson & his donkey, snipers, artillery, the evacuation, Western Front, AFC, Somme, Passchendaele, tanks, Light Horse Charge, Cameliers, Sir Harry Chauvel entering Damascus, more than 80 in total plus 70+ WWII photos inc many Western Desert. Covers bit spotted, minor foxing to fly pages but contents (photos & pages of description) in perfect condition. In original box of issue (box A/F). $100 $130

9023 Australian War Memorial publications: "On Guard" (1944), "Jungle Warfare" (1944); "HMAS" (1942); "HMAS MK III" (1944); "Stand Easy" (1945); "As You Were, 1947". All with minor spot & fade to covers o/w GC. (6 diff). GC. $40 $80

9024 Buttons of the Defence Forces in Australia by J K Cossum, 1988, 72 pgs, soft covers. Complete with its rarity & values sheet. Minor cover wear. Near new. Scarce. $75 $100

9025 Germany: Camouflage Uniforms of the German Wehrmacht c.1939-45 a Schiffer Military History Book. Published 2002, 278pages. A very comprehensive & detailed publication with excellent colour & B&W photographs. H/C with D/J. New near mint condition. Excellent reference. $100 $150

9026 German: Camouflaged Helmets of the Second World War Vol 2", by Branislav Radovis. Covers wire, netting, covers, straps, interiors & miscellaneous. Excellent colour photographs of the helmets & many period B&W photographs of the different camouflaged helmets being worn. 2004 publication, 567 pages. H/C with D/J. New. A must own for the serious helmet collector. $120 $160

9027 German Paratroops In North Africa by John E. Hodgin. A Schiffer military history book. A magnificent study with full colour & original wartime B & W photos dealing with uniforms, headgear, insignia & arms & accoutrements. Hardcover with dust jacket. 2008 publication. 303pgs. ( New. $140 $180

9028 Military Tokens of the United States, vol 2 (overseas issues) by Paul A. Cunningham 1998. 461 pages. Current edition. New. $60 $100

9029 Prisoner of War related book lot, 1939-1945 .Inc "POWs" by Patsy Adam-Smith, "The War Diaries of Weary Dunlop" by E. E. Dunlop and 5 other P.O.W. associated books (classic & modern). A feature is "Little Sticks" signed by Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop. The story of the Dunlop brothers. GC - VGC. (Total 7 items) $100 $150

9030 South Africa & the Transvaal War Vol VI by Louis Creswicke. 1901. Numerous illustrations & maps. 215 pages. H/C with spine damage & water damage to the cover & many of the interior pages. Poor condition. Lots of on the spot coverage of the war. $50 $80

9031 "Tasmanians in the Transvaal War", John Bufton. 1905, 534 pgs, cloth bound. Scarce original edition. Definitive history of Tasmanian Contingents to the Boer War 1899-1902. Text & B/W photographs, inc portraits of individual members of the various contingents. Rice paper repairs to first two pages otherwise VGC. Scarce $350 $500

9032 The Great World War, a History. Volume 1, 2; 3; 8; 9; 10; All card covered 1915-1916 dated. Very interesting insight into the origins, conduct & personal lives of those in WWI. Overall GC, light spine damage to 1 or 2 vols Lots of great coverage here. (6 books). $60 $100

9033 Toy Soldiers Identification & Value Guide by Krause, for Foreign Made toys. Lists 8000 items from 12 countries. 2500 photos inc 16 colour pgs. The best ever issued. 490 pgs. 1997 New. All toys have valuations. $40 $80

9034 Victoria Cross books: Great Britain/Commonwealth c.1914-18 5 volumes of the compelling book series dealing with Victoria Cross winners during the great war of 1914-18. Inc "VCs Of The First World War - Spring Offensive 1918" H/C 1997. "……The Western Front 1915" H/C 1997. . "………Passchendaele 1917". "………Gallipoli" H/C 1995."VC's Of The First World War - 1914" H/C 1994. VGC (5 books) $75 $120

9035 Victoria Cross & other autobiographical books. ca1960-2005 Inc. "Kent Hughes Autobiography", "Eisenhower as Military Commander", "Wavell Portrait of a Soldier", "Derrick V.C.", "Drummer Spencer John Bent V.C.", "Jack Hinton V.C.", "Blamey", "Alexander of Tunis as military Commander", & "Roden Cutler V.C.". Highly regarded selection of celebrity military people. G-EF. (9 books) $100 $150

9036 War Machine - the world's most comprehensive encyclopedia of military weapons of the C20th. Issues weekly in 144 parts. Appears practically comp if not complete. Issue price $275+ in 1983. Interesting reading. VF $50 $75

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