Our History

I. S. (Stewart) Wright opened his first shop in Ballarat after his hobby took over his parents’ home, and he is still a collector at heart celebrating over 40 years in the profession.

In that time Stewart has expanded with retail outlets in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, purchasing the businesses of Ray Tancred Militaria, Martin Daniels Sydney coin shop, and Grant Morton's coin store in Adelaide. Status International Auctions in Sydney was added in 1996.

A new building has recently been purchased in Glebe just a short distance from our current Castlereagh Street location. This building will become home to Status International, our Sydney Coin store and I S Wright Militaria in the near future.

For information on organisations we are members and affiliates of, please take a look at our Professional Memberships

Store Locations

We have 3 retails stores located around Australia, and our Status International Auction House is located in Sydney.

Addresses and details for all of our locations are listed below.


Shop 23, Adelaide Arcade,

Ph (08) 8223 7603



241 Lonsdale Street,

Ph (03) 9650 2345


Weekdays 9am-5pm
Most Saturdays 9am-1pm

Closed for the Christmas/New Year break from Monday 24th, reopening on Monday 7th January


64 Parramatta Rd,
Forest Lodge NSW 2037

Ph (02) 9264 7555


Weekdays 9am-5pm
Closed weekends

Status International

64 Parramatta Rd,
Forest Lodge NSW 2037

Ph (02) 9267 4525


Weekdays 9am-5pm
Closed weekends

The Australian Numismatic Company, established in 1973, is part of the I S Wright group of numismatic outlets and is located in Adelaide South Australia.

Having operated for many years from our Ballarat Victoria premises producing a postal bid catalogue 7 times per year we have now fully transitioned to an online store.

Offering a vast collection of numismatics, militaria and miscellanea via eBay and this online store.

Visit ausnumis.com.au

Status International

Sydney based specialist auction house conducting up to seven auctions per year. Status offers more lots by number than any other specialist auctioneer in the Southern hemisphere. Our particular expertise is in philatelic and numismatics but also encompasses medals and militaria.

Status international was established in the 1980's and was purchased by current owner I. S (Stewart) Wright in 1996. With a wealth of experience going back to 1973 Stewart Wright has turned Status International into a respected auctioneer world-wide.

With a client list numbering into the thousands you can be assured your material will get maximum exposure to the world market place.

Visit Status International at statusint.com

Medal Mounting Australia

medalmountingaustralia.com.au, in conjunction with I.S. Wright Coins & Militaria, provide bespoke medal mounting service, for military wear, and display. We mount medals provided to us, and can supply replica medals.

Visit medalmountingaustralia.com.au

Professional Memberships

Australian Numismatic Dealers' Association (ANDA)

American Numismatic Association (ANA)

Australasian Philatelic Traders' Association (APTA)

Philatelic Traders' Society GB (PTS)

International Federation of Stamp Dealers' Association (IFSDA)

American Philatelic Society

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