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Old 15-07-21, 09:12
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I just heard that Rod Bellars in Ozz has died today 15/7/21 at age only 60. I'm not sure when he last visited this site but I know he was well known by many.

His continual working on heavy armoured vehicles and artillery pieces in shorts and flip flops, could not be conducive to healthy living.

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Old 15-07-21, 13:59
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Hello Ron,

Sorry to hear that. Thanks for letting us know, I have changed his account to reflect this sad fact.

BTW, he hadn't been active on this Forum since September 2016.
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Old 21-07-21, 03:40
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It was stage 4 GBM brain cancer. Was stage 3 when they found out about it and did one surgery to slow the growth down but prognosis was terminal from the start.

His wife Amy who lives in Singapore has Lloyds out of Melbourne taking the collection so it will probably be awhile before you start seeing aspects of it up for sale since its five large sheds to sort and catalog. Not to mention them having to figure out what everything is.

Rod and I had been trading partners since we brought in the first container from him back in January 2000 and we received literally tons of his collection purchases in Texas to forward back every other year. You'd be amazed at the stuff we'd accumulate to export back to him.

He'll be sadly missed and was a wealth of information to those that really knew him.
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Old 15-08-21, 06:19
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With Rod's passing, I asked Amy what her plans are. Well, looks like LLoyds Auctions have the job and already a lot of the bigger items have been moved to their premises. No idea yet as to when the auction will take place, but it will be interesting.

Cheers Rick.
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Old 20-11-21, 21:40
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Looks like a lot of Trophy guns awaiting their Fate, are they in a secured lockup though? Cheers Andrew.
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Old 21-11-21, 00:39
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Looks like a lot of Trophy guns awaiting their Fate,.....
Where did that Pic com from? Have they listed an auction yet?
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Old 21-11-21, 04:43
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I presume they are at the auction House place, maybe Melbourne,....I guess the parts are staying in-tacked on the guns?, Cheers.
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And it would seem all these relics have been left out in the weather since arriving at Lloyds. And that has been several months now.
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Old 22-11-21, 16:37
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I see leather straps and muzzle caps, hemp rope, card/pulp boxes, canvas cover, rubber eyepieces, sights, firing mechanisms, bare steel.

How's the weather in Melbourne, wet?
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Old 22-11-21, 16:48
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I see leather straps and muzzle caps, hemp rope, card/pulp boxes, canvas cover, rubber eyepieces, sights, firing mechanisms, bare steel.

How's the weather in Melbourne, wet?
Been very wet the last few months with a blast of Winter conditions occurring recently. Forecast is for more heavy rain later this week.
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