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    Default Cowra War mueum to auction off both War and Rail memorabilia

    I heard an announcement on the Local TV News that they are now intending to auction off the extensive War and Rail collection.
    The Museum held an auction earlier this year of other general memorabilia which at first was thought to include the Rail collection too but now the announcement clearly stated it and the War memorabilia including the room from the Japanese Prisoner of War Camp that featured in the Cowra Breakout is now to be auctioned off.

    This item I believe that if it cant stay in a suitable place at Cowra should be located at the War Museum in Canberra.
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    From what I've been reading on different collector forums re the last auction , a lot of people were burnt from buying fakes that were sold as original , And when buyers confronted the auction house they were very abusive ,

    Also family members donated items on the condition they were to be handed back if they closed down , and not sold to make profits ,

    Buyer beware I guess .


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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon_s1942 View Post
    I believe that if it cant stay in a suitable place at Cowra it should be located at the War Museum in Canberra.
    Couldn't agree more, selling off items of such significance is just not on.
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    Just looking at the partial catalog shown in Humax's posting, I would strongly advise anybody planning to bid that they start saving their pennies now as some of those items should draw big bids.
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    I'm going to drag my sorry arse there for shits and giggles.
    There's a couple of items I would like and I'm prepared to pay some good kopecks for.
    Most I suspect will go for a price better than I'm prepared to pay, but ya never know. I might get lucky.
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    Actually trash, our local second hand shop has a couple of war era magazines one, german with a feature on Hitler. If you are interested, I can get more details for you. I know the owner well.
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    heheheh ..... I'm trying to work out if I am a megalomaniac. The desire is more for omnipotence than raw power.
    People who trip over themselves make me laugh more than if I do it.
    It does make me wonder though if I have a favourite world leader, either good or bad. None really jump to mind, even bad ones don't really rate as despicable enough for me.

    I'm not really interested in the military stuff. I prefer the things with wheels in this case.
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    Things with wheels and big pipe in the middle that puffs out lots of smoke after making a big noise?
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    yeah there are a few cannons there to pick from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trash View Post
    yeah there are a few cannons there to pick from.
    Ask first because depending on where you live, there may be those (POLICE) who object to you having even a cardboard replica of wheeled smoking pipe things in the front yard.................
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    Actually, getting a cannon permit in NSW is quite straight forward and easy.
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