Nor West News : February 19th 2015
www.stuff.co.nz John Bertrand Collectables Return to Auckland M r Tony Grant from the Wellington based company John Bertrand (Collectables) Limited is on a buying trip of Auckland over the coming days after an absence of nearly 18 years. “Now is a fantastic opportunity to go through those drawers and cupboards and dig out those unwanted items and turn them into cash.” Especially wanted by the buyers are Old Gold and Collectables such as Military Medals, Old Coins & Banknotes, Vintage Watches and any interesting old items. “We are keen buyers, especially of the items in the list below,” said Mr Grant. “Everyone has something we want to buy and nothing is too small for our consideration. We are just as happy to buy one item as we are buying 1000 items”. The buyers will be in convenient locations around the area over the coming days. See below for your nearest location. If you are in doubt about any items you wish to sell, take them in for an instant appraisal. Gold & Silver Still At High Prices traditional levels, right now would be an opportune time to go through the old jewellery box and dig out those old gold chains, rings and brooches and turn them into cash. Tony Grant says “Now is a great time to sell. We will buy anything made of gold – old jewellery, coins, alluvial (river gold), virtually anything, even gold teeth! We also need sterling silver in any form, including cups, tea services, cutlery, old coins and the like,” he said. W E Mr Anthony (Tony) W. Grant Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand Incorporated Director and Buyer John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd Author of the John Bertrand NZ Coin & Banknote Catalogue arly New Zealand Banknotes dated before 1932 are currently fetching big money! ith gold still at a higher price than P Rolex and Vintage Watches Wanted re 1950’s mechanical watches are needed urgently by the buyers from John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd, on a buying trip of Auckland over the coming days. Collectors at this stage want brands such as Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin just to mention some. These brands can command large prices depending on the condition, what they are made of etc. “Many of the other brands are only required for parts. In any event we will buy any mechanical watch, even if its only a few dollars for parts,” said Tony Grant, buyer for the company. Battery operated watches are not needed. “If you are unsure just bring any watches to us at the venues and have them appraised,” he said. Some Big Dollars in Early Banknotes This is according to Mr Tony Grant, author of the John Bertrand New Zealand Coin & Banknote Catalogue. Mr Grant is on a buying trip of Auckland over the coming days for John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd and would be very keen to see any of these issues. “We will pay at least $300 for any undamaged Ten Shilling or One Pound banknote from a New Zealand trading bank dated 1932 or before. Denominations of five pounds and higher would be worth from $700. Any banknote dated prior to 1900 would be worth at least $1000,” said Mr Grant. Also purchased are any Reserve Bank of New Zealand pre-decimal issues, especially 50 Pound notes. All overseas banknotes prior to the 1950’s are also wanted. NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 19, 2015 ADVERTISEMENT Big Demand for Military Medals C urrently, throughout the world there is a big demand by collectors for Military Medals. These cover all wars right through from the New Zealand Land Wars and the Boer War, to the First and Second World Wars and the later Korea and Vietnam conflicts. New Zealand Servicemen and Women first served overseas in the Boer War in South Africa around 1900 and the Military Medals awarded for this service are needed by the buyers, as are any other Medals from early New Zealand and the New Zealand Wars. General service medals from both the First and Second World Wars will also be purchased, but as can be imagined these were awarded in fairly large numbers. “If a group of medals has any special award for bravery such as the Military Medal, Military or Flying Cross or other medals for Distinguished Conduct or Meritorious Service, these can add great value to a group,” stated Mr Tony Grant, buyer for John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd. “Many families have old medals, some dating back to early Imperial days, that they are not sure what to do with. We will be happy to look at any Military Medals whatsoever, just bring them in to venues,” he said. Old Coins Can Toss Up a Rarity C heck those drawers and cupboards, you may have a rarity lurking amongst your coins. This advice from Tony Grant, buyer for John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd. “We want to see any old foreign coin accumulations put together before 1950. We will be quite happy to go through your coins on the spot and give you an idea of what we can pay. You just never know what can turn up! New Zealand silver coins up to 1946 will be purchased at 10 times their face value,” he said. JOHN BERTRAND (COLLECTABLES) ARE BUYING NOW!! OLD GOLD • Gold Chains • Gold Watch Cases • Alluvial (River) Gold • Dental Gold • Gold Coins COINS • All Gold & Silver Coins • Gold Sovereigns • Gold Half Sovereigns • NZ Silver Coins 1946 & Before (10 times face value) • Australian Silver Coins to 1963 • English Silver Coins to 1946 • NZ 1935 “Waitangi Crown” • USA Coins up to 1964 • Old Collections & Accumulations of World Coins • Modern Platinum & Palladium Coins & Sets • NZ Reserve Bank Sets • Also wanted NZ & World Coins after 1946 *No Pennies or Halfpennies Please* GOLD & SILVER TROPHY CUPS ETC • Racing Cups • A&P Show Cups • Sports Cups • Presentation Keys & Trowels • Show Pieces • Scrap Gold & Silver *No EPNS or Silver Plated Items Please* BANKNOTES • NZ & Australian “Trading Bank” Notes pre 1932 (e.g. Bank of New South Wales, Bank of NZ etc) • Reserve Bank of NZ Pre-Decimal Notes • Any £20, £50 or £100 Notes • Hong Kong & Malayan Banknotes • Australian Pre Decimal Notes • Australian “Star” Notes • Early Fijian and Samoan Banknotes • NZ Traders Promissary Notes (1840s) • NZ Government Debentures • NZ Banknotes overprinted for use in Fiji, Cook Islands etc • Postal Notes • All other pre 1950s World Banknotes TOKENS • NZ & Australian “Tradesmen’s” Tokens • NZ Transportation Tokens • Railway Passes • Tram Tokens (not Dunedin Tramways) • Presbyterian Church Communion Tokens • Bread Tokens • Theatre, Cafe, Discount Tokens etc • Any other tokens relating to early NZ WRIST & POCKET WATCHES • Any Rolex Watches • Omega Gents Watches • Gold & Silver Pocket Watches • Any Breitling, Jaegar Le Coultre,Vacheron & Constantin, Patek Philippe, or IWC Watches • Moon Phase Watches • Chiming or Alarm Watches (Pocket or Wrist) • Military Watches • Divers Watches • All other pre 1950s wind up watches (parts value only) *No Quartz or Battery Operated Watches Please* OUR BUYERS ARE IN AUCKLAND OVER THE COMING DAYS BROWNS BAY JOHN BERTRAND (COLLECTABLES) LTD Tues 24 Feb Presbyterian Church Hall, 45 Anzac Road THREE KINGS PAKURANGA DEVONPORT ELLERSLIE PAPAKURA PUKEKOHE 9 am to 12 noon Tues 24 Feb Fickling Convention Centre, Lynfield Room, 546 Mt Albert Road 9 am to 12 noon Tues 24 Feb Te Tuhi Centre, Social Room, 13 Reeves Road Tues 24 Feb St Paul’s Church Hall, 100 B Victoria Road Wed 25 Feb War Memorial Hall, Main Room, 138 Main Highway Wed 25 Feb Papakura RSA, Kapyong Room, 40 Elliot Street Wed 25 Feb Concert Chamber Town Hall, Massey Avenue 1 pm to 4 pm 1 pm to 4 pm TE ATATU PENINSULA Wed 25 Feb Methodist Church Foyer, 2 Taikata Road OREWA 9 am to 12 noon 9 am to 12 noon 1 pm to 4 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Thurs 26 Feb St John’s Church Hall, 180 Centreway Road BUCKLANDS BEACH Thurs 26 Feb Reformed Church Hall, 228 Bucklands Beach Road TAKAPUNA GREY LYNN HOWICK ST HELIERS BIRKENHEAD TITIRANGI ORAKEI WHANGAPARAOA SNELLS BEACH FORREST HILL HENDERSON NEWMARKET MANUREWA BLOCKHOUSE BAY 9 am to 12 noon 9 am to 12 noon Thurs 26 Feb Parklane Motor Inn, Mayfair Room, Corner Lake Road & Rewiti Ave 1 pm to 4 pm Thurs 26 Feb Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road Fri 27 Feb Howick Library, Fencible Lounge, 25 Uxbridge Road Fri 27 Feb St Philip’s Church Hall, 92 St Heliers Bay Road Fri 27 Feb Library & Civic Centre, Meeting Room, 204 Hinemoa Street Fri 27 Feb War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Road Sat 28 Feb Oraeki Community Centre, 156 Kepa Road Sat 28 Feb St Stephen’s Church Hall, 3 Stanmore Bay Road 1 pm to 4 pm 9 am to 12 noon 9 am to 12 noon 1 pm to 4 pm 1 pm to 4 pm 9 am to 12 noon 9 am to 12 noon Sat 28 Feb Betty Paxton Room, Mahurangi Community Centre, 21 Hamatana Rd 1 pm to 4 pm Sat 28 Feb Presbyterian Church Hall, Corner Forrest Hill & Seine Roads Sun 1 Mar Lincoln Green Hotel, Conference Room, 159 Lincoln Road 1 pm to 4 pm 9 am to 12 noon Sun 1 Mar Best Western Inn & Suites, Conference Room, 112 Great South Road 9 am to 12 noon Sun 1 Mar Manurewa RSA, Freyberg Lounge, 2-8 Maich Road 1 pm to 4 pm Sun 1 March Senior Citizens Hall, Corner Exminster & Blockhouse Bay Roads 1 pm to 4 pm John Bertrand (Collectables) Ltd T: 04 232 9832 • F: 04 232 7832 • E: firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 323, Wellington 6140 Please note: Suitable ID is required if you wish to sell any items. Members of the Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association and the New Zealand Numismatic Dealers Association No item too small for our consideration POSTCARDS & PENS • Albums & Accumulations of Pre 1920s Postcards (used or unused) • Old Fountain Pens MILITARY MEDALS ETC • The New Zealand Wars & Boer War Medals • 1st World War Medals • 2nd World War Medals, Stars etc • Orders and Decorations • Korea & Vietnam Medals • Antarctic or other Polar Medals • Fire Brigade Medals • Lodge Medals • Shooting Medals • Military Badges and all other Military Medals • Gold returning Fob Medals or “Tokens of Honour” from residents of small town New Zealand HISTORICAL MEDALS • A&P Show- Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals • Commemorative Medals & Medalets • Prize Medals (Gold & Silver) • Sports Medals (Gold & Silver) • Life Saving Medals • Shipwreck Medals • Coronation Medals • etc, etc, etc 7 WE WANT TO BUY – CASH-IN NOW ON CURRENT HIGH PRICES!
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