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Smalls Auctions

Militaria & War Memorabilia

Sep 22, 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.

Welcome to Smalls Sale 51. With the current rise of ‘populist nationalist’ governments around the World the faint drums of war can be heard by keen students of history. Whether it’s the tribal beat of Vladimir Putin with his strong man antics, the tweet-inspired politics of Donald Trump, the sheer buffoonery of a ruderless Boris Johnson or the pushing of the boundaries by China’s supreme leader Xi Jinping, there are certainly plenty of opportunities for that catastrophic mis-step that catapults the World into conflict. That’s not to mention the perpetual face-off of nuclear rivals India and Pakistan or despots with the ‘bomb’ such as Kim Jong-un who wouldn’t blink at pressing the button if they got an inkling their days were numbered. It can be argued that military history is just propaganda written by the victors but, since the advent of photography the stark realities are there to see for the ‘cheer squads’ of both sides of a conflict. World War I in particular was starkly captured by the photographer’s lens and in this sale, there is a good offering of contemporary images of War carnage mostly involving the Australian troops. There are also autographs of pivotal decision-makers, Trench-art fashioned from shell casings and nuts and bolts found in the battlefield by the cannon-fodder as well as an ‘original’ piece of 'Art' drawn at the Western Front during World War I by the noted Australian artist Theodore Penleigh-Boyd. Between the barrages he found an old cartographers nib in the dirt and drawing on past inspiration he began to capture daily life at the Front on any available scrap of paper. He published the works in 1918 in the book ‘Salvage’ and an original copy is included in the Sale. All in all, there is a wide selection of collectables which remind us of both the chivalry and savagery of War. Lest we forget! Smalls Auctions
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%
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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

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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.