The Australian Numismatic Society
A.N.S. Centenary Conference & Dinner.
23rd February 2013
NSW Leagues Club
165 Phillip Street
Conference will consist of a series of Talks given by Guest Speakers,
with breaks for Teas and Lunch.
There will be a pre Lunch Auction. Those attending are invited to
donate a numismatic item or items for the Auction, to help cover the
Click on the link below to view the lots donated to date.
At the close of the Conference, those attending will have some time for
a few drinks before the 3 Course Dinner.
Registration is $45 and covers Conference plus Morning & Afternoon
Teas + Lunch.
Dinner is $45 for a 3 Course Meal.
If you are attending the Conference & Dinner the cost is $85
Medals for Sale.
The ANS Centenary Conference Medal 38mm, has a new obverse with 2013 as
well as a special reverse, with space for members to engrave their
name. It will be struck in copper for $30 and silver (from 1937
crowns) for $75.
Medals will only be struck to order.
Place your orders with
Rod Sell email firstname.lastname@example.org
President John Veltmeyer will Chair the AM Sessions
9.00 AM Registration for Conference and Dinner
9.15 AM Welcome to members and visitors.
Some of the members attending
Roger McNeice from Hobart, getting a photo of the group.
The first actions of the Conference was to Present our Members who had
more than 50 years of Membership with a Gold Members Badge and
Don Wright from Brisbane, joined on the 13th Jan 1956 and was the first
receive his Badge and certificate
We have two earlier joining members who were not present
Kenneth Wilson and Roy Von Bock
Mark Freehill joined 8th August 1958 receiving his Badge and Certificate
Jim Noble joined 1st may 1960 receiving his Badge and Certificate
Colin Pitchfork joined 8th August 1960 receiving his Badge and
9.30 AM Jim Noble "Recollections of the ANS over 50 plus years"
Jim Covered the History of the Early Years from the Documents and
Reports we have.
He tabled the documents for members to peruse during the Morning Tea
The Members listening intently to Jim's talk.
All eyes to the front.
Jim trying to read his notes.
Jim being presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and a Special
Colin Pitchfork monitoring the images to be shown on the Screen
Jim can smile now his talk is over.
10.00 AM Bernie
Begley "The Gold Sovereign Outside Great Britain"
Bernie being presented with
his Certificate and Medal.
One needs a glass of water after a 30 minute talk.
Waiting for Colin to set up the correct file on screen.
Colin Pitchfork "The Holey Dollar and Dump"
Colin Pitchfork presented with his Certificate and Medal
The members listening intently.
11.00 AM Morning Tea
Peter Lane from Adelaide and Walter Bloom from Perth, enjoy a chat over
Peter Atherden and John Cook used the time to photograph some medals.
Rod Sell and Bruce Canning setting up for the talks after Morning Tea.
Tony Hoare and Graham Howard in deep discussion.
Don Wright and John Veltmeyer. Don made the trip from Brisbane to
be with us.
Colin Pitchfork with Robert Tonner and Roger McNeice
Hugh Armstrong and Peter Lewis. Hugh came from Brisbane and Peter
from the Gold Coast.
Carol Hodge and Jennilyn Harrison, both from Brisbane.
Gordon Hodge, Don Wright and John Cook, all from Brisbane
Bernie Begley, Walter Bloom and George Perlowski
George Snelgrove and Fred Hynes
Lindy and Darcy Hall with Les Carlisle.
David Mee chatting with David Galt from NZ
Tony Hoare and Peter Lane
and John Veltmeyer.
Patricia Shields chatting with Marie Bradd
Peter Lane and Tony Hoare checking a catalogue.
Colin Pitchfork, Robert Tonner and Roger McNeice now seated.
Rod Sell chcking the Program, Gerry Doyle and Graham Howard seated.
Hugh Armstrong "An obscure Queensland jewellers mark"
Hugh Armstrong from Brisbane, giving his talk and below receiving his
Certificate and Medal.
Bruce Canning on the making of the Conference Medallion.
Bruce Canning giving his talk and below receiving his Certificate and
12.15 AM NAA
How to write an article - tips from Editors past and present.
Panel : Peter Lane, Prof Walter Bloom, and Dr Gil Davis.
12.30 Centenary Auction
Gary Green and Tony James checking the Auction Lots.
Bruce Canning, John Veltmeyer, Alex Brond, Fred Bradd and Frank
Chauvier check the auction lots.
Walter Bloom checking
the Auction List. Pat Walsh checking the lots.
Checking the late additions.
Ready for the Auction. Colin Pitchfork auctioneer and Tony Hoare
delivering the won lots.
Colin in action. He managed to get that extra bid for the Society.
The lot being given to the winner Peter Atherden.
All eyes on the auctioneer. John Minucos, Tony James and Alex
Brond pay close attention.
David Mee and Colin Pitchfork seeting up for the first talk after lunch.
1.00 PM Lunch
Members helping themselves to lunch.
Maurice Lyons and Walter Bloom
David Galt chatting with Gordon Hodge, George Snelgrove and Peter Lewis.
Rod Sell with Don Wright and Ross Pratley
Roger McNeice, Walter Bloom, Michael Tichy and Tony James.
Fred Scarffe and Les Carlisle.
Qld President Bernie Begley will Chair the PM Session.
2.00 PM David Mee " Coins of the Hanseatic League"
Colin Pitchfork and David Mee setting up for David's Talk.
David talking on the Hansa League.
ANS Qld President Bernie Begley presenting David with his Certificate
2.30 PM Walter Bloom "A Numismatic History of Stokes (Australasia) Ltd.
One last drink before speaking.
Walter Bloom giving his talk and below receiving his Certificate and
3.00 PM Mark Freehill " The Australian Defence Canteens Service.
Mark Freehill giving his talk and below receiving his Certificate.
3.30 PM Afternoon Tea
Walter Bloom, Victor Waddington and Jim Noble.
Maurice Lyons, David Mee, Gary Green, Rudi Talmacs.
Paul Donnelly and Peter Lane.
Bernadette and Victor Waddington
Rod Sell the Treasurer still writing receipts.
4.00 PM Roger
McNeice OAM "New Findings in Tasmanian Colonial Coinage
Roger McNeice OAM giving his talk and below receiving his Certificate
4.30 PM Peter Lane
"Some interesting specimens from the Art
Gallery of South Australia's Collection"
Peter Lane giving his talk and below receiving his Certificate and
5.00 PM George
Snelgrove " Reminiscences"
George Snelgrove giving his talk and below receiving his Certificate
5.30 PM John Cook An update on his latest ANS Publication on ANS
John Cook showing his Publication and asking for information.
Below receiving his Certificate and Medal
Fred Scarffe setting up some of the lead pulls of ANS Medals that he
acquired many years ago.
6.30 PM Drinks
Walter and Lyn Bloom chatting with David Mee
Gerry Doyle and Shirley Johnstone
Janis Lane and Bernie Begley
Julie Portley and Colin Pitchfork
Diane Taylor, Robert Tonner and Julie Portley
John Mulhall and Barbara Stewart
Margaret Carlisle, Janis Lane and Paul Donnelly
Jennilyn Harrison, Gordon and Carol Hodge, Hugh Armstrong
Tony Hoare, Matthew Lloyd and Pat Walsh
7.30 PM Dinner
President John Veltmeyer welcoming all to the Centenary Dinner.
The Reverend Peter Dunstan saying Grace.
Colin Pitchfork, Jim Noble, Roger McNeice, Tony Grant & Bob Climpson
Tony Grant, Bob Climpson, Jim Tindall and David Galt.
Sharon and Gil Davis, Robert Tonner and Julie Portley, Colin Pitchfork
Glennis Cook, Carol and Ross Pratley, Bernadette and Victor Waddington,
Peter Athrden and Marianna Horvath-Kovacs
Walter and Lyn Bloom
Gary Green, George Snelgrove, Maurice Lyons & John Minucos.
John and Glennis Cook, Carol
and Ross Pratley
Helen and Graham Howard
Andrew Lowe, Les Carlisle and Paul Donnelly
Peter Lane, Margaret Carlisle, Janis Lane and Bernie Begley
Daryl Flint, Bruce Canning, Fred Scarffe, Don Wright, Jennilyn
Harrison, Gordon Hodge
Gordon and Carol Hodge, Hugh Armstrong, Shirley Johnstone, Gerry Doyle,
Don Wright, Jennilyn Harrison, Gordon and Carol Hodge
Hugh Armstrong, Shirley Johnstone, Gerry Doyle and Daryl Flint
Gary Green, George
Snelgrove, Maurice Lyons & John Minucos.
Carol Hodge, Hugh
Armstrong, Shirley Johnstone
John Veltmeyer, Rod Sell, Tony Hoare, Matthew Lloyd
Tony Hoare, Matthew Lloyd and Pat Walsh
Rudi Talmacs, Peter Dunstan, Michael Tichy and John Veltmeyer
Peter Dunstan, Michael Tichy and John Veltmeyer
Pat Walsh, Fred Hynes, David Mee, Rudi Talmacs, Peter Dunstan
8.30 PM Guest
Speaker Paul Donnelly
John Veltmeyer introducing Paul Donnelly with Colin Pitchfork looking
Paul Donnelly telling us about his experiences with digs in Jordan and
Questions from the floor.
John Veltmeyer presenting Paul Donnelly with a Certificate and Medal.
Jim Noble and Diane Taylor at the front of the table.
NAA Vice President Colin Pitchfork presenting NAA President Walter
Bloom with the Ray Jewell Silver Award
Peter Lane presenting Jim Noble his NSSA 50 Years Membership
Rod Sell presenting John Veltmeyer with the ANS Conference bimetallic
presenting Michael Tichy with the ANS Conference bimetallic medal.
presenting Tony Hoare with the ANS Conference bimetallic medal.
Rod Sell presenting John
Mulhall with the ANS Conference bimetallic medal.
President John Veltmeyer presenting
Rod Sell with the ANS Gold Award Number 10.
The audience was then show a series of images from the 1996, 1998 and
The Conference closed at 10.15 p.m.
List of those Attending
Lyn Bloom - Dinner
Ron Bolden - Dinner
Rhonda Bolden - Dinner
Marie Bradd - Conference
Fred Bradd - Conference
Alex Brond - Conference
Les Carlisle OAM
Margaret Carlisle - Dinner
Frank Chauvier - Conference
Grant Chauvier - Conference
Bob Climpson - Dinner
Sharon Davis - Dinner
Rev. Peter Dunstan
Mark Freehill - Conference
Tony Grant - Dinner
Helen Howard - Dinner
Tony James - Conference
Shirley Johnstone - Dinner
Janis Lane - Dinner
Peter Lewis - Conference
Matthew Lloyd -Dinner
Roger McNeice OAM
John Mulhall - Dinner
George Perlowski - Conference
Julie Portley - Dinner
Carol Pratley - Dinner
Graham Shields - Conference
Patricia Shields -
Diane Taylor - Dinner
Barrie Towers - Conference
Barbara Stewart - Dinner