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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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A World War one circular, 'The Cause of the war', illustrations by Norma Lindsay. Postmarked Melbourne, 4/10/18.

S.S. Burma WW2 period Japanese folk art ship portrait painted on tin depicting a religious ceremony and Japanese soldiers, 120 cm x 378 cm

For AkitaShinkansen Komachi., Go back toward your behind, There's a Japanese proverb that says, 'The reverse side also has a reverse side.' It seems that in this case they've tried to imply it literally, Southwest Namibia, photo printed pla

A Supreme Court Trial At Melbourne, May 1846 letter from Captain Richard Hanmer Bunbury, with rectangular 'Paid At Melbourne' marking (rated at 3/9 - 3 times the basic rate) addressed to his wife, then in Sydney, with arrival backstamp. Bunbury is

Very large framed embroided Imperial German Naval souvenir of the far east, approx 59 cm x 48 cm

A World War I Australian Soldier Autographed Handkerchief Australian World War I souvenir handkerchief printed on troop ships whilst on way to France as part of the Australian reinforcement contingent, names of the reinforcements are printed on one example

World War I leather travelling case. Travelling case bears stencilled inscription 'Lieut. [Aylmer] green 12th Battalion 3rd Inf. Brigade 1st Australian division A.I.F.' including file containing copies of Lieut. Green's war service details and

Oak framed sepia photo of Anzac Bay, Landing place of the Australian & New Zealand Forces on Gallipoli Peninsula, April 1915. 64 cm by 82 cm

Oak framed photograph of Anzac Bay, the landing place of the Australian and New Zealand Forces on Gallipoli Peninsula, April, 1915. 55 cm by 71 cm overall

Hayk Zemiyan World War I Turkish Gallipoli Diary, leather Dogtag & a Gallipoli star Ottoman war medal. Born 1897, souvenired by Captain Charles Edward Stanley M.C. 7th Australian Lighthorse Regiment A.I.F. in Gallipoli, part translation (more to follow)...

Peter Moore (Australia), 3 Vietnam War inspired images, texta on card, 27 cm x 16.5 cm (largest)

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 World War II period finish and patina. Rare.

i) A Victorian toy signal cannon 19th century. Brass and cast iron construction. Barrel length 11.2 cm. Total length 17 cm. ii) French military book: album Militaire scenes de la Vie du Soldat, c.1900, with various colour prints depicting French military a

Book: the changing of the guard. Graphic Incidents of the two Wars Reproduced from official and other photographs. Australian war Memorial, Canberra 1941, with fitted box

A German World War II envelope, postmarked 'Hamburg, 13/6/42'

A set of five British World War I postcards- reverse blank. 'The V. C. - a Proud Moment' 'Leaving home - in Defence of home and country' 'England Expects - Nobly Done' 'In Training - Fit as a fiddle' 'A Happy Return- Home Sweet Home' written in pencil to t

A set of three World War I postcards Australian in the middle East reverse dated, Mena Camps Cairo 13/3/15 written by Harold William Morrisson 2nd batteryfirst field artillery AIF service number 186, to his Aunt Flo, Monteagle NSW.

Two World War I medals Pte.H.S.Dawbarn 35 Bn. A.I.F with box and envelope

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

Collection of navy battle ships to include photograph of HMS Emperor of India etc

Battlefield relics from Fromelles battlefield, plus b&w photo of Fromelles battlefield (River Lais) Ex collection of Virtual Australian First World War Museum

Album of 50+ original Boer War/Pre World War I pencil sketches by Norman Little.Norman Little was born in the UK in 1883. While at school he displayed an aptitude for art which saw him go on to study at the Royal Academy School where he was a Prizeman. Dur

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

The Changi prison Australian rules football association premiers trophy plaque, 1942 the hand written cardboard trophy laid down on metal backing with a later plastic protector, drawn and inscribed in pencil 'Richmond Football Club, Premiers, 1942, Austral

The German Surrender At Scappa Flow 1918: A collection of Imperial War Museum large format photographs in albums, mostly depicting naval battles, the ships and the surrender in December 1918 (approx. 230)

Franco-Prussian war veteran triangular framed display with portrait photograph & 3 medals; Legion of Honour, Veterans medal & service medal. 35 cm

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,

WORLD WAR II Period red ensign flag with numerous military personnel signatures. inscribed 'The Property of No.10991 Sgt./Pilot Wales A.W. Royal Australian Airforce Abroad'. Alexander William Wales was a Lancaster bomber pilot who flew with the 460 Squadro

WORLD WAR I group photograph of the 22nd Battalion A.I.F. Machine gun school of instruction taken in Egypt. Reverse fully captioned with names including Camp Adjutant. Lt. Col. Coulston & machine gun instructor Sgt. Major Jones. 28 x 20.5 cm

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 World War I brass matchbox covers. One with RAAF insignia; the other inscribed 'Ypres Souvenir 1917' (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,

A collection of American Civil War related memorabilia, including a campaign knife and fork set Believed to Have been Carried by Capt. William W. Rogers 3rd Pennsylvania cavalry & Vet. Res. The rosewood handles with metal bands, maker's marks 'W.H. Wragg P

An Australian Named World War I trio and military medal military medal named to 1360 DVR H. SMITH 41st/BTY AUST. F.A. World War I 1915 trio named to 1360 DVR H. Smith 15th BN A.I.F. A well documented group with original paper work, to Pte Herbert Smith who

Property of a Boer war officer: Lt Col Charles Edward Ernest Umphelby i) A selection of documents including three South Africa Boer war period letters: Modder river February 7th 1900. Bloemfontein 25th March. Murdy 13th February. Note: Lt Col Umphelby was

An interesting medal group and album associated with Captain Eben J Thomas (1858 - 1920), R. N. Retired, Capt. Paymaster Imperial Forces South Africa, Navy League Auck. Branch pres., Auck. Hosp. house manager, and joint treasurer for the Auck. Motor Ambula

Souvenir Silk Embroideries: Group of 4 patriotic embroided silk souvenirs. World WarI to 1930s.

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

Geelong: group comprising 'Prince of Wales 1920 Visit' pennant 'Centenary Souvenir' Union Jack flag 'Welcome Home Geelong and District Returned Sailors and Soldiers Reception Committee', and 4 photos. Among them an unusual duo mounted in gray board 'A.N.A

A World War I commemorative carved wooden wing strut, inset with a photo miniature within a garland, above the carved insignia of the Australian Flying Corps and the gilt printed word Wolff, 60 cm high

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