1. The SQ Branch will conduct an auction on 19th May 2013. The auction list for this event is now available from the Auction Page.
2. The National Branch auction at Coonabarabran has been completed and the 'Prices Realised' list is now available from the Auction Page.
3. The cut off dates for the submission of national auction lots have been altered to correspond with the cut off dates for the journal. This will facilitate posting the auction list together with the journal (and on time). The cut off dates for all national auction lot submissions will now be:
Coonabarabran 1st February
AGM 1st August
4. Gerard Dutton has compiled a comprehensive information sheet for members who may wish to carry ammunition on airlines or to import/export ammunition. This page is the result of comprehensive research into state and territory requirements as well as the personal experiences of many ACCA members. It also provides state and territory contact information for applications to be made to transfer ammunition by air. To view this information, go to the Legislation page and click here.
5. State & Territory Legislation
The National Legislation Officer, Gerard Dutton, has written to each and every state and territory authority to clarify the legislation that relates to the collection of ammunition across Australia. His enquiries have been extensive and the responses from the regulatory bodies are clearly set out and are easy to read and understand. Consequently, a new page 'Legislation' has been added to the website. It would be in the best interests of each member to download the relevant state or territory section for perusal. To go to this page, click here.
6. IAA Journal
The International Ammunition Association Inc (IAA) journal is now available for members in an electronic format as well as the familiar printed version. You may view a past copy of the new eJournal by visiting http://cartridgecollectors.org/samplejournal.pdf
This IAA Journal is undoubtedly the leading journal in the world and is a valuable resource for all collectors of ammunition. If you are not currently a member of IAA you should perhaps consider joining now to take advantage of the research and information that is available through that club. It is considerably cheaper to have the journal delivered electronically than to have a hard copy posted out so now may be the time to join up. The cost of six eJournals is just US$25 per year. For full details of the club, visit http://www.cartridgecollectors.org/index.html
7. Guidelines for ACCA Journal Contributions
John Dunn, Editor of ACCA Journal, has provided guidelines to assist members in writing articles for publication. The guidelines are located on the ACCA Journal page.
8. David Call of Ammo One in the US (also a member of ACCA) has a chuck tool designed for polishing cartridges. To view this piece of equipment, go to the address shown. http://www.ammo-one.com/CartridgeCleaning.html
9. Cartridge collectors in the United States interested in trading with Australian collectors who share the same interests: Steven Shelton write to 18770 Wapiti Circle, Buena Vista, CO 81211 or go to email@example.com
10. The Mudgee Branch of SSAA has initiated a weblink to our own website and we have reciprocated. To view the SSAA site, go to http://www.ssaamudgee.com.au/