The strength of the Paul Lucas Collection of Australian Military History is the sheer quantity of unique items and genuine rarities it contains. Many are unique by definition – diaries, letters, documents, personal photographs, and certificates or medallions presented to named individuals. Others are tantamount to unique, such as the numerous ephemeral printings, which were often produced in exceedingly small numbers on inferior paper stock, in conditions or circumstances that mitigated against their preservation and survival – shipboard journals, field newsletters, unit-specific cards, menus and programmes, and POW memorabilia are prime examples.
This second catalogue of over 400 items from the collection contains many objects that detail the wide-ranging impact war has had on the lives of countless individual Australians, their families and their communities. Paul Lucas was inspired by the stories these items had to tell to those who cared to delve into them, and we have derived much satisfaction in preparing this material for sale.
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