Smalls Auctions

Australian and World Coins,Banknotes and Stamps

Aug 11, 2019, 12:00 PM AEST

Timed Auction


Smalls Auctions

Location: Paddington, Sydney, Australia

Phone: +61 (0)2 9357 5492

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Accepted Forms of Payment: American Express, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Paypal, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

AUSTRALIA :

Purchases within Australia will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $10.00 and will be sent by Registered Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense.

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

OVERSEAS :

Overseas purchases will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $35.00 and will be sent by standard International Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

If we are unsure of the bona fides of a successful bidder we may request identification such as a Passport Photo or Drivers's Licence that matches the Credit Card details registered with Invaluable before we despatch an item.

Both Australian and International packages are traceable in transit and may require a signature on delivery.

Smalls Auctions Sale 45, the first of our regular ‘timed sales’ is now online. Each month we will be offering at least four timed sales commencing on a Friday and running through to the following Sunday Week giving you approximately 10 days to finalise your bids. The first timed sale offers a strong selection of Australian and World Coins and Banknotes finishing off with a cameo selection of Stamps. Certainly, one of the highlights in the selection of Australian coins is the equal finest known 1924 ‘Indian Obverse’ Penny PCGS MS64 RB. This is an exceptionally difficult coin variety to find in high grade as the coins were struck by the Sydney Mint on heavily deteriorating dies. It has been speculated that this date may have been struck in 1926 when the Sydney Mint was in the throes of closing and was working through its stock of obsolete dies to finish orders. Another coin of note is the 1922 Sixpence PCGS MS64+. This coin in terms of appearance is not your typical 1922 Sixpence. It is a standout from most of sixpences of this year whose entire mintage were also Sydney-struck and are notorious as being the ugliest coins in the series. It is certain that the master tools and dies used to produce the 1922 sixpences had broken down irrevocably as almost the entire mintage of coins is heavily die-cracked with porous surfaces, resulting in a new master reverse being introduced on the 1923 Sixpence which sported an additional three edge denticles. Also, worth a look is the Sydney Mint 1855 Sovereign PCGS AU details which has minor adjustment marks on the rims where a Mint Worker has used a rasp to remove excess gold in the striking process. Remember Governments don’t give away money for free and adjustment marks are not uncommon on early Australian Colonial gold coins even though PCGS haven’t acknowledged that this practice is part of the minting process. Both the 1924 Penny, the 1922 Sixpence and the 1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign on offer sit firmly in the top echelon of known examples and can only add value to your collection. The Australian Banknotes in our sale offer an exceptional run of ten Armitage McFarlane £10 that were part of a ‘Black-Market’ stash from the War-years unearthed recently. They are the freshest 1940s vintage notes we have ever handled and are available to five lucky buyers as five consecutive pairs or one determined bidder as a run of ten. Also on offer are some ‘genuinely’ Uncirculated Australian Decimal Star Notes with ‘Original Paper Quality’ making them a stand-out from the usual auction fare pretenders that usually turn out to be flattened Extra Fines or even worse Very Fines. The highlight of the World Coins is a Chile 1845 Gold Escudos PCGS MS62. With a population of just three graded by either NGC or PCGS it is the equal highest grade for this date. A similar coin graded NGC MS62 sold in the April 2019 Heritage Sale for USD 8,400 (the equivalent of AUD 12,000). Definitely not one to be missed. There are also some very popular gold issues of Malta and Israel at close to their bullion value which should be of interest to collectors of these series. All in all, there is a good selection of coins and banknotes for both the amateur collector and the serious investor.
Buyer's Premium
AUD0 - 99: 20.0%
AUD100 - 499: 20.0%
AUD500 - 999: 20.0%
AUD1,000 - 4,999: 20.0%
AUD5,000+: 20.0%
From: To: Increment:
AUD0 AUD249 AUD5
AUD250 AUD999 AUD10
AUD1,000 AUD4,999 AUD25
AUD5,000 AUD9,999 AUD50
AUD10,000+ AUD100

Conditions of Sale

The general terms and conditions of Smalls Auctions are subject to Australian Consumer Law and are governed by the State Laws of New South Wales (Australia) which warrants that all lots are offered with clear title.

Auction safeguards available to bidders can be viewed at www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au

Internet bidders should are required to register online prior to bidding on our sales so that Smalls Auctions can confirm their bidding status.

Room bidders for live auctions are required to complete a Registration Form before they will be permitted to bid.

Subject to any reserve price the highest bidder shall be the purchaser.

In the case of two identical bids the first bid received will take precedence.

All auction lots in the opinion of Smalls Auctions are faithfully described.

Winning bids on lots are considered final and irrevocable unless in dispute.

Bidders who dispute the veracity of a lot description must notify Smalls Auctions within 14 days of delivery of any concerns regarding Title, Description or Authenticity.

Smalls Auctions offers a limited right of return on lots where a purchaser can provide contrary written expert advice within 14 days of delivery that a lot is a deliberate forgery or fake, or not in working order in the case of a mechanical or electronic device if this was indicated in the description.

This limited right of return does not apply to a purchaser who has inspected a lot prior to sale.

We do not accept returns because the bidder has changed their mind.

All purchases are subject to a 20% Buyer's Premium on the hammer price.

The Buyer's Premium is inclusive of the Australian G(oods) & S(ervices T(ax) incurred by our service, all credit card surcharges and, the service charge of 'Invaluable' who host our Internet Auctions.

The Buyer's Premium does not include any other charges which may be incurred by an overseas buyer on their importation of an item or items.

Additional standard freight charges apply as per our listed schedule.

Title on lots will not pass until payment in full has been received by Smalls Auctions which is required within 10 days of the conclusion of the Sale.

VAT and taxes: The Buyer's Premium is inclusive of the Australian G(oods) & S(ervices T(ax) incurred by our service.

Shipping Terms: AUSTRALIA :

Purchases within Australia will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $10.00 and will be sent by Registered Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense.

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

OVERSEAS :

Overseas purchases will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $35.00 and will be sent by standard International Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

If we are unsure of the bona fides of a successful bidder we may request identification such as a Passport Photo or Drivers's Licence that matches the Credit Card details registered with Invaluable before we despatch an item.

Both Australian and International packages are traceable in transit and may require a signature on delivery.

Buyers Premium: All purchases are subject to an all inclusive 20.0 % Buyer's Premium on the hammer price.

Tax Details: Taxes, Duties and Customs Charges that apply in the country of delivery are the express responsibility of the buyer.

Please notify us if you require a specific description on the outside of the package for customs purposes.