The Sands of Gallipoli 2005 90th Anniversary Collection

In this the 90th anniversary year of the Gallipoli landing, we celebrate the memory and commemorate a legacy.
Our diggers who forged the Anzac legend have passed but their spirit lives on.

In 2005 all Australians will share this spirit.
You have an opportunity not only to hold but also to own an affordable piece of our Australian heritage, through the Sands of Gallipoli collection.

All items in the collection contain sands collected from the beaches of Gallipoli.

We are truly bringing the Spirit home.


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Sands of Gallipoli 2005 Lapel Pin

This beautiful lapel pin featuring the 2005 Sands of Gallipoli design incorporates highly polished two-tone plating gold and silver and authentic sand from Gallipoli housed in a cylindrical vial that enables the sand to flow freely. Packaged in an acrylic display case. Size: 23 x 23mm. $9.95.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2005 Key Ring

A stylish and functional key ring bearing the 2005 Sands of Gallipoli design which incorporates highly polished two-tone plating gold and silver and authentic sand from Gallipoli housed in a cylindrical vial that enables the sand to flow freely. Packaged in an acrylic display case. Size: 42 x 38mm. $15.95.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2005 Teaspoon

For collectors of teaspoons this one is a must have bearing the 2005 Sands of Gallipoli design incorporates highly polished two-tone plating gold and silver and authentic sand from Gallipoli housed in a cylindrical vial that enables the sand to flow freely. Packaged in an acrylic display case. Size: 25 x 117mm $15.95.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2005 Medallion

Another great collectable medallion this one features the 2005 Sands of Gallipoli design which incorporates highly polished two-tone plating gold and silver and authentic sand from Gallipoli housed in a cylindrical vial that enables the sand to flow freely. Packaged in an acrylic display case. Size: 55mm
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Sands of Gallipoli 2005 Plaque

A quality plaque designed to really impress carrying through the 2005 Sands of Gallipoli design which incorporates highly polished two-tone plating gold and silver and authentic sand from Gallipoli housed in a cylindrical vial that enables the sand to flow freely. Packaged in an acrylic display case. Size: 104mm plate on 136mm solid timber. $64.95.
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Limited Edition Medallions

Combining to tell the Gallipoli story, these six high quality medallions are available individually in presentation boxes or as a set mounted in a beautiful display case. Each box and case features a vial of Gallipoli sand and a numbered certificate of authenticity. The set case folds into a stunning display unit and the detailed certificate is a useful information tool.

Specifications
Brass alloy finished in highly polished silver and gold.
Weight: 83.1g
Dimensions: 50mm x 4.5mm


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Sands of Gallipoli 2005 Set of Six Limited Edition Medallions

Featuring the Victoria Cross & 1914-15 Star Limited Edition Medallions packaged in a quality leatherette and steel box, 200mm wide x 90mm high. Limited to 15,000 sets, each comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
$165.00.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2005 Limited Edition Medallions - Leaving Australia

As the first troops of the newly formed Australian Imperial Force set sail for war on November 1st 1914 they did so with a selfless instinct to help "the Mother country". This attitude buoyed by Prime Minister Andrew Fisher's commitment to help Britain "to our last man and our last shilling" spread rapidly across the nation as reports of Australian gallantry at Gallipoli filtered home. Man and boy alike rallied to embark for battle and for adventure. By the end of the war more than 331000 Australians had volunteered and fought overseas in the AIF - the only all-volunteer army in the war. Each box features a vial of Gallipoli sand and a numbered certificate of authenticity. Only 10,000 of each individual medallion will be released.$27.95.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2005 Limited Edition Medallions - Training in Egypt

En route to Gallipoli the Australian Imperial Force gathered in Egypt to ready the men for war. For most it was their first experience in a 'foreign' culture and itself a great adventure. At the Mena camp in the shadows of the great pyramids the men prepared for the hardships of battle in searing temperatures blinding sandstorms and primitive conditions. Anzac Commander in Chief General Sir William Birdwood soon taught these new recruits army discipline and imbued them with a sense of mission that combined with growing mateship and national pride would serve them well in the long hard slog they would face on the rugged Gallipoli Peninsular. Each box features a vial of Gallipoli sand and a numbered certificate of authenticity. Only 10,000 of each individual medallion will be released.$27.95.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2005 Limited Edition Medallions - The Landing

At 4.30am on April 25th 1915 as dawn's first dim light illuminated the narrow beach and towering cliffs of the Gallipoli Peninsular the first wave of Anzacs landed amid a torrent of enemy fire. These the brave men of the AIF 3rd Brigade under Major General E.G. Sinclair-MacLagan relentlessly charged the waiting Turkish soldiers pushing across the beach and up the steep cliffs forcing their foe back. Within 24 hours despite continued and fierce enemy fire 12000 troops were ashore and the beachhead held. But a great cost was exacted in this the largest amphibious invasion of its time. In just one day 2000 Australians had given their lives on the beach at Gallipoli. The battle lines were set. Each box features a vial of Gallipoli sand and a numbered certificate of authenticity. Only 10,000 of each individual medallion will be released.$27.95.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2005 Limited Edition Medallions - Lone Pine

Consigned to their trenches since the Gallipoli landing the Anzacs and Turkish Army were pitted in a deadly stalemate - the Anzacs unable to expand their territory the Turkish unable to regain lost ground. But on August 6th 1915 in a desperate rush of audacity Australian soldiers from the 1st 2nd and 3rd Brigades charged across no man's land through withering enemy fire toward Lone Pine. The Turkish trenches even though covered with logs were overwhelmed by a resolve unmatched. As one of the greatest allied victories of the Gallipoli campaign the bloody battle for Lone Pine was testament to the Anzac's bravery. In capturing Lone Pine seven soldiers won Victoria Crosses for outstanding gallantry. Two thousand Australians gave their lives. Each box features a vial of Gallipoli sand and a numbered certificate of authenticity. Only 10,000 of each individual medallion will be released.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2005 Limited Edition Medallions - The Battle of the Nek

One of the bravest yet ill-fated charges mounted by Australians at Gallipoli was the attack on the Nek. In the cool dawn air of August 7th 1915 at 4.30am a whistle signalled the charge. Out of the trenches poured the young Anzacs of the 8th and 10th Light Horse Regiments to be greeted by the waiting massed rifles and machine guns of Turkish defenders. Four waves of young Anzacs responded to the shrill whistle and charged into no man's land and the waiting onslaught. Within minutes 234 young Light Horsemen were struck down. The futile attack was halted but the selfless bravery shown that morning will live on forever in the Anzac legend. Each box features a vial of Gallipoli sand and a numbered certificate of authenticity. Only 10,000 of each individual medallion will be released.$27.95.
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Sands of Gallipoli 2005 Limited Edition Medallions - Retreating with Honour

After nine months defiantly defending a hopeless position the Anzacs decided to break the stalemate and slip quietly away. On December 18th and 19th 1915 in a masterly operation of subterfuge organised by Australia's General Brudenell White more than 40000 troops were evacuated without the loss of a single man. Although the Anzacs had not captured the Gallipoli Peninsula both ally and foe respected their courage and persistence. Of the 50000 Australians who served at Gallipoli 8709 died. New Zealand lost 2701 men. The surviving Anzacs moved to the Western Front to take up the fight again - with the same spirit and fortitude that shaped the Anzac legend on the beaches of Gallipoli. Each box features a vial of Gallipoli sand and a numbered certificate of authenticity. Only 10,000 of each individual medallion will be released.$27.95.
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