Very Light Magazine is a magazine of The Antique & Historical Arms Collectors Guild of Victoria, Inc                                                                         No 67 October 2013

Monday Night Themes for 2013/2014


October 28 - A general unthemed display night and buy and sell (this is not a Noel Hall display night).

November 28 - Combined Guild/Vintagers night, Damascus Delights. A supper will be served. (This is not a Major Noel Hall Award night)

Members who have items registered to an Antique Handgun Collectors Licence do not need a permit to display these, so to increase the variety at our Monday nights why not bring some of them along. Collectors Display Permits do not apply to items held under A & B licences. However, such items must not be possessed, carried or used other than in accordance with any licence conditions and the Firearms Act.


January 27 - Talk (topic to be announced) and a supper will be provided.

February 24 - Pocket Pistols and Deringers. (Noel Hall Award night).

March 31Naval and Nautical. (Noel Hall Award night).

April 28Australian Armed Forces - from the colonial period to the present day. (Noel Hall Award night).

May 26Ammunition, cartridges, caps, primers, reloading tools and projectiles. (Noel Hall Award night).

June 30Accoutrements, uniforms, helmets, medals, cartridge boxes, buttons and badges. (Noel Hall Award night).

July 28 – Annual General Meeting, Display nights awards presentation. A supper will be served.

August 25Books, parts, odds and ends, anything except firearms . (This is not a Noel Hall Award night.)

29 SeptemberEdged Weapons, swords, knives, bayonets, daggers, pole arms, axes, etc. (Noel Hall Award night).

27 October General unthemed night plus buy and sell. This is not a Noel Hall Award night.

24 November - Combined Guild/Vintagers night. Theme to be announced and a supper will be served. (This is not a Major Noel Hall Award night)

We remind members that even if you cannot display something that is part of a night’s theme we always welcome displays of interesting items.


Guild Annual General Meeting

At the Annual General Meeting held on the 29th. of July the committee was elected.

President, Ian Turner, Vice-President, Dr. Ben Thomas, Secretary, Dr Malcolm McKay, Treasurer, Tim Parker; Editor, Barry Thomas; Committee Members; Chris Cosopodiotis, Graham Waddingham, Kevin Saunders, Peter Ruse, Winston Chandler, and Adrian Roads.

Guild President Mr Ian Turner presented the winners of the Major Noel Hall Award with their prizes. The entries in the award displays have been of a consistent high standard and we hope that the award will continue to attract fine entries.

1st. Place and a prize of $500.00, Adrian Roads

2nd Place and a prize of $300, Neville Leaf

3rd. Place and a prize of $100.00, Neil Speed.


Membership Renewals

There are still some tardy members who have not renewed their subscriptions. Please do so promptly as by now you must be aware that for collecting purposes as defined by the various Acts you must be a current member.


Show Cancellation

Jeff Pannan has advised us that the scheduled October Melbourne Arms and Militaria Fair has been cancelled. This is due to two unforeseen circumstances the first of which is that the Melbourne Showgrounds are no longer available for arms and militaria displays, and as he is undergoing a hip replacement operation he will need the time to recuperate. For which we wish him well. Jeff has advised that he is actively seeking other venues.

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