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Smalls Auctions

The Banknote Sale

September 12, 2021 12:00 PM AEST

Timed Auction

100 Lots

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Smalls Auctions

Location: 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 Auctions Sale 138 In this sale we have a wide selection of Australian Paper Banknotes dating back to 1913 and the first issue of the ‘Commonwealth of Australia’ £1. Less than 20 notes have survived of this issue and the ‘Red Serial’ £1 on offer has the highest recorded serial number. A true rarity in The Australian Banknote series. Paper Decimal notes replaced pounds, shillings & pence on the 14th February 1966 and continued on with the ‘Commonwealth of Australia’ title. It wasn’t until the Australian Labor Party headed by the firebrand Prime Minister Gough Whitlam swept into office in 1972 that the title on the note issues was simplified to ‘Australia.’ The notes signed by the signature combination of ‘Phillips & Wheeler’ straddle this change with notes of 1972 featuring the old title and the issues of 1974 now featuring the new. Certainly, the change upset the more conservative elements of Australian Society who saw in its title a reflection of the ‘Commonwealth of Nations’ which had replaced the old ‘British Empire.’ However, Australia’s preferred treatment from ‘Mother England’ changed radically in 1973 when Great Britain signed up to the Common Market (EU) and perhaps it was a prescient signal to the World that Australia was at last an independent nation to be reckoned with on its own terms. It is a truism that banknotes as well as coins are the perfect reflection of a nation’s progress revealing in their designs the politics and commerce of the society they support and the notes on offer in this Sale track Australia’s journey. We hope you find something of interest in the lots on offer. 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%
Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
A$0 A$249 A$5
A$250 A$999 A$10
A$1,000 A$4,999 A$25
A$5,000 A$9,999 A$50
A$10,000 + A$100

Conditions of Sale

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

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.

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.

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.

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.