Militaria from American Civil War part of military auction

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 22nd September, 2014

Sixty lots of militaria from the 1850s to the 1940s – including items from the American Civil War, Boer War, World War I and World War II – will be auctioned by Leonard Joel from noon Thursday September 25 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Auction highlights include a Webley & Scott flare pistol and Turkish belt buckly believed to have been souvenired by Lieutenant Colonel Robert Rankine of the 14th Battalion AIF during World War I.

Leonard Joel sold his Gallipoli DSO, medal group and diary in May last year for $36,000 including buyers’ premium.

The auction contains a World War I compass used in 1916 in France by Sergeant George Nagle from the 1st Machine Gun Company.

Another highlight is the World War II RAAF 18-carat white gold and platinum sweetheart brooch and related memorabilia from Flight Lieutenant (later Squadron Leader) Herbert Gamble and ACW Berniece Murton.


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