Day 1 at the Melbourne 2017 FIAP International Stamp Exhibition

Mar 30, 2017 Leave Comment

Day one of the 2017 International Stamp Exhibition proved to be one of the busiest mornings I’ve seen at a trade show in quite some time. From the moment, the doors opened hordes of enthusiasts flocked to the Australia Post pop up shop to secure their Day One souvenir products. Once everyone began to settle into the show we found that quite a ..

History of Sydney Harbour Bridge in numbers!

Mar 19, 2017 Leave Comment

1,400 – the number of men it took to construct the Bridge 8 – the numbers of years it took to build the Bridge 122,000 – the cubic metres of rock excavated for the foundations 6,000,000 & 53,000 – hand-driven rivets and tonnes of steel used in construction respectively 272,000 – the litres of paint required for the initial..

New and exciting range of historical Ancient Greek & Roman Coin Books available now at our Downies Southgate store

New and exciting range of historical Ancient Greek & Roman Coin Books available now at our Downies Southgate store

Feb 24, 2017 Leave Comment

Downies Southgate Melbourne Store has just received a new and wide range of Ancient Greek and Roman Coin and Historical Books in-store - all at competitive prices! The range of these books covers the entire period of Ancient Greek and Roman History from Alexander the Great through to the last emperors of the Roman Empire. These books are written by..

Perth ANDA Money Expo Appointments Available!

Feb 01, 2017 Leave Comment

Presented by the Australasian Numismatics Dealers Association (ANDA), and sure to attract dealers, collectors and investors from right across Australia, the Perth Money Expo will be held at the Domain Stadium, Subiaco on February 11 & 12. Highlighted by the presence of the Perth Mint, along with 15+ dealers, large crowds are expected to atte..

Downies – inspiring collectors for 85 years

Jan 18, 2017 Leave Comment

Founded by Phil Downie in 1932, during the depths of the Great Depression, Downies celebrates its 85th anniversary in 2017. Here are just a few of the key highlights on our long journey to become the undisputed leader in Australian coins and banknotes. Young Phil in 19321932 – The beginning… A young man with a big dream, 16-year-old Phi..

Numismatic Dealer Wanted in Melbourne

Feb 15, 2016 Leave Comment

Downies maintains a strong retail presence in Melbourne, with Downies Coins located in the CBD. A new specialist position has just been established for our Melbourne shop and, given that those who visit our website are knowledgeable in the field of numismatics, this is the perfect place to announce this. If you or someone you know might be interest..

Auction 320 – Featured in Medal News Magazine

Sep 30, 2015 Leave Comment

An advertisement for the upcoming Australian Coin Auctions sale 320 is featured in the October issue of Medal News Magazine. Check out our newly designed ACA website at www.downies.com/aca ..

Auction 320 – Featured in the Coin & Banknote Magazine

Sep 25, 2015 Leave Comment

An advertisement for the upcoming Australian Coin Auctions sale 320 was featured in the September edition of Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine. ..

Downies Melbourne Store Featured in Southbank Local News

Sep 07, 2015 Leave Comment

Having relocated to Southbank earlier this year, Downies have been settling in nicely and attracting some local media attention. Check out the recent feature article in Southbank Local News’ August issue below! Southbank Local News Article..

Now Accepting Consignments For Auction 320

Aug 10, 2015 Leave Comment

If you are a reader of Coin & Banknote Magazine (CAB) you may have seen the ad below in the latest edition, asking for consignments for Auction 320 - to be held on November 10 & 11 at Box Hill Town Hall. The Box Hill Town Hall location proved to be a well-received venue for our last auction, which included the Royal Australian Mint's Maste..