A selection of items on offer at the upcoming Downies ACA auction, to be held July 8 - 10th, 2014.
For further info contact Downies Auction Rooms on +61 (0) 3 8677 8800 or via http://www.downies.com/aca/
Boer War/WWII family group:Boer War QSA bars "Transvaal" and "Orange Free State" impressed to 406 Tpr G.Taplin N.S.Wales MRWWII Group of Five; 1939-45 Star and Pacific Star unnamed as issued, War Medal with MID oak leaf and ASM impressed J.A.Taplin RANR(S), Royal Naval Reserve long service decoration George VI type reverse "1942". Lot: 711. Estimate: $2,500
Korea/Vietnam War Group of Seven; Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975 and Australian Service Medal 1945-1975; Australian Defence Medal; mounted Group of Four compr Korea Medal and Korea UN Medal edge impressed 37383 N.E.Harris, Vietnam Medal edge impressed 217094 N.E.Harris, and South Vietnam Campaign Medal reverse engraved 217094 N.E.Harris. Lot: 722. Estimate: $2,500. Further info: http://downies.com/aca/Auction317/Catalogue_020.html
Pattern Dollar 1967 in white metal (a trial?) As Cast. Lot: 1377. Estimate: $75
1930 Penny holed at the top but a genuine example displaying six pearls and half centre diamond. We are advised by the vendor that during WWII this coin was worn together with dog tags by his grandfather, an Aussie Digger who knew it was a rare coin and placed great faith in it bringing him good luck. He and his regimental unit mates called it his "Lucky Penny" and he attributed it to getting him through the war and home alive. Lot: 1504. Estimate: $1,250