Tag Archives: Australia

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Australia's first banknote, $310,000, Noble Numismatics

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Australia's first banknote, $310,000, Noble Numismatics

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Australia’s first banknote, $310,000, Noble Numismatics Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall The only known example of Australia’s first official banknote – a 10 shilling note from 1817, one of 100 issued by the Bank of New South Wales (now known as Westpac) – sold for $310,000 at […]

Ken's Korner: Turns out the bra is 600 years old

Ken’s Korner: Turns out the bra is 600 years old – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 In the history of underwear, it has always been assumed that the brassiere is a little more than 100 years old, an item that was invented as Victorian-era women turned away from the tight corset. […]