Ephemera is written or printed matter not meant to be retained or preserved, such as Christmas cards, cigarette and other trade cards, postcards, posters and Valentines. Ephemera collecting has been gaining popularity in recent years and the range of items collected has grown to include railway, bus, shipping, concert and exhibition tickets, decorative notepaper and envelopes, commercial bills and letter-heads, insurance policies, bank cheques, government bonds, stock and share certificates, and all types of advertising material.
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General Douglas MacArthur three star General number plates with leather staff car covers painted '8700'. Purported to be used in Australia while in command of the Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific. Original WW2 period finish and patina. Rare. 23.5 x 1
Tony Rafty OAM (Official War Artist World War II) Nice ink study of troops at Milne Bay, mounted on original card 27 cm x 35 cm. Signed Tony Rafty at lower left. Titled 'Loading supplies at Milne Bay N.G.' at lower right, titled on reverse 'Loading-Milne B
Tony Rafty OAM (Australian Official War Artist World War II) Superb pencil portrait of Private Gwen Campbell mounted on original card 35 cm x 28 cm. Signed Tony Rafty '43 at lower right. Titled 'SF84126 Pte. G.L Campbell Sth. Aust' At lower centre. Gwedoli
A Japanese flag with interesting provenance. Psychologically torn from what he had seen and witnessed from Japanese atrocities, Jack returned home with a cleaned Japanese skull that belonged to a cruel Jap soldier, who had inflicted terrible treatment upon
1947 Stamina Clothes (Australia) 'No.4 Series - An Ideal Cricket Eleven', complete set [11 + Title Card], noted W.G.Grace, J.J.Kelly & Victor Trumper; plus c1949 'Men of Stamina Series', Series No.2, complete set [17+ Title Card], noted Captain James Cook,
A collection of 15 German World War II medals and badges, mounted on a card, the badges include: RAD, Red Cross, RAD Harvest, Marksman's Lanyard, Military Harvest, Driver's Award, enamelled Mother's, Black Wound, Senior Harvest, etc. Also War Merit Cross 2
Two silk theatre handbills. Both for Marsland Hill Military Theatre, New Zealand, one dated 3rd July 1857; one dated 19 June, 1857, various performances including 'The Wreck Ashore' and the Tiperary Legacy; and a dance card for the 'Garrison Ball, Wanganu,
World War I Generals: Very attractive menu 'Farewell Dinner to General Sir Wm Birdwood London July 1919' with (20) signatures; Noted, Gen. Sir John Monash, Gen. Sir William Birdwood, Prince of Wales Edward VII, Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton & Gen. Sir J.J.Hobbs. V
Unique tinplate Art clockwork Sky Rangers toy American, colourful lithographed tinplate toy comprising airship with Navy passengers balanced by a clockwork monoplane which drives the two around a tower, in original card box (E box G) 68 cm diameter
Triang Minic ships M893 Royal Navy carrier Task Force containing HM 'Bulwark', three Escort ships, all complete with masts, still strung to original diorama sea style backing card, in illustrated box with cellophane wrap peeling off lid (VG-E box G)
Spot-On 115 Bristol 406 military green Land Rover with missile launcher mounted to back and military green trailer holding three white and black plastic missiles, in window box with yellow and black pictorial inner card display (E box G)
Military Scarves, both framed and loose c1918 including, 'Souvenir of Egypt' framed and glazed 65 x 65 cm, 'Souvenir of Cyprus' framed and glazed, 'Souvenir of Egypt', 70 x 67. Also, 9 loose World War I scarves of varying condition. (12 items)
Three World War II military dolls, Australian, painted hard rubber dolls with articulated arms, one modelled as a soldier; one as a member of the navy; and one as a member of the RAAF, circa early 1940s (3) l
An unusual small notebook from World War II which contains what appears to be code, the book commences with artillery ranges, however, the remainder of the notebook documents travels and liberation as a Prisoner of war, the owner is unidentified but appear
Collection 1900s good mix great Britain, noted group depicting HM Victory, street scenes, castles etc; Egypt many full colour the usual topographical, but also including better Ethnic, street scenes; French and British humorous types, mainly World War I pe
Boer War St. Helena P.O.W. Handicraft group: c.1902 comprising miniature wooden carpenter's plane with 'P.O.W.' and 'H.S.Havenga' carved in the wood, a bent bone spoon, a long fl at bone spoon, a carved & highly decorated crochet hook with inlay 'S.T. H. 1
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