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A Gift to the Australian Expeditionary Force

A Gift to the Australian Expeditionary Force Empty tin with plated with gold paint and possibly lacquer. Front decorated with Australian coat of arms and the legend: 1915 TO THE AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN WAR CONTINGENT ASSOCATION, LONDON …

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Click image to enlarge Unofficial World War 1 British Army ID disc made from Egyptian 1917 (AH 1334) 10 piastres (KM#319). Obverse has been skimmed. Has broken mounts on each side, probably for threading of a leather strap to allow …

Great Britain World War 1 Army Identity Tag – H.E. WILLMOT 203147 Read More »

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Click image to enlarge Unofficial World War 1 AIF ID disc made from an Italian 1867 10 Centesimi (KM#11.5). Reverse has been crudely scraped off around the periphery which was then stamped with: SIMONS J.F.J. 43 A.I. 3125 John Francis …

Australian World War 1 Army Identity Tag – J.F. SIMMONS 3125 Read More »

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Click image to enlarge Ex Roxbury Auction 108, Lot 375. Made from Mexican “Cap and Rays” 8 reales with obverse neatly lathed out and stamped with: R.C. WYLLIE ERA PRESBY. 2284 H.M.A.S. PIONEER A couple of Chinese trader chopmarks present …

Australian World War 1 Navy Identity Tag – R.C. WYLLIE 2284 HMAS PIONEER Read More »

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Click image to enlarge Australian World War 2 Munitions worker badge, brass and white enamel. Front reads: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA NO. 839 MUNITIONS ESTABLISHMENT Back reads: ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MUNITIONS NOT TRANSFERABLE WALLACE BISHOP BRISBANE Coin Information Reference …

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Click image to enlarge Ex Roxbury Auction 108, Lot 376. Made from British crown with obverse neatly lathed out and stamped with: HENRY R. WHITLEY CANTEEEN 1916 H.M.A.S. BRISBANE Holed for suspension. Unable to find any service records for HENRY …

Australian World War 1 Navy Identity Tag – HENRY WHITLEY 1916 HMAS BRISBANE Read More »

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Click image to enlarge Unofficial World War 1 AIF ID disc made from Australia 1915 Plain Florin. Obverse has been neatly skimmed and very proficiently engraved with the following inscription: DUNNE AR 3734 9 AI C OF E The skimmed …

Australian World War 1 Army Identity Tag – Dunne A.R. 3734 Read More »

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Click image to enlarge Unofficial World War 1 AIF ID disc made from Egyptian 1917 (AH 1334) 5 piastres (KM#318.1). Obverse has been neatly skimmed inside the radius of the rim beads. The following inscription has been applied with skillful …

Australian World War 1 Army Identity Tag – P. Donohoe 1280 Read More »

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Click image to enlarge Unofficial World War 1 AIF ID tag made from Greek silver drachm. Obverse of coin has been skimmed and the coin has been holed. The skimmed obverse has been crudely engraved with “wiggle-work” and reads: 3149 …

Australian World War 1 Army Identity Tag – E. Barber 3149 Read More »

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Click image to enlarge Unofficial World War 1 AIF ID tag made from white metal Cairo souvenir medallion. One side shows the Egyptian Sphinx with two pyramids behind and crossed flags above. The word “CAIRO” is visible at the top …

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