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Leading Australian conservationist has rare book collection for auction

 An outstanding collection of rare and valuable books belonging to one of Australia’s leading conservationists and founder of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy Fund, the late Martin Copley (1940-2014), will be auctioned from 2pm Sunday October 22 by Mossgreen at 935 High Street, Armadale.

By buying and managing land throughout Australia, the fund has played a vital role in preserving the habitats of endangered mammal and bird species.

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Multi-million dollar D-type Jaguar at Motorclassica auction

The highest value car ever to go to public auction in Australia – a 1955 Jaguar D-type – should have enthusiasts gasping at this year’s Motorclassica at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building.

One of the most iconic and coveted cars among collectors, the vehicle carries an auction estimate of $7 million to $8 million and is the only genuine Jaguar D-type in Australia.

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Sydney property developer puts his art collection up for auction

Acquiring paintings from the Australian Indigenous Irruntja community – including an early significant work by Tommy Watson – turned Sydney property developer Trevor Chappell into an enthusiastic art collector.

Co-founder of Austcorp Group Limited in 1991 and now a well-known collector, Trevor then extended his art collection to include works by emerging and established Australian and international contemporary artists.

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Greek collection treasures make for appealing auction

An eclectic collection of antiquities and other treasures, which had its origins in early 20th century Greece, will be auctioned by Mossgreen from noon Wednesday September 20 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

In 1912, George Paschalis founded the Archaephylakion Museum in Samos following the fall of the Ottoman Empire to protect and house the cultural heritage of the Greek island.

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Australian auction market to benefit from international art collection

One of Britain’s most significant collectors has entrusted Australian auction house Mossgreen to auction his international contemporary art collection from 6.30pm Sunday September 17 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale. 

Although highly likely to attract interest from international collectors, the sale entitled A Contemporary Vision also will give Australian art lovers the rare chance to see first hand some of the more significant names in international contemporary art.

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Burch photographic collection among fine auction art works

The photographic collection of distinguished Australian arts administrator Peter Burch is part of Mossgreen’s forthcoming Fine Australian & International Art auction from 6.30pm Monday September 4 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale in Melbourne, Victoria.

The first professional administrator of Victorian Opera and state manager for more than three decades of Musica Viva Australia, his interest in the visual arts is most clearly demonstrated through the accumulation of important photographic images.

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Historical sterling silver pieces add huge auction interest

A rare Victorian gilt sterling silver suite of a Warwick vase and cover and four matching bowls made in 1842 by London silversmith Benjamin Smith for British politician, traveller and author James Emerson (1804-1869) is the highlight of an extensive sterling silver collection – part of Mossgreen’s International Decorative Arts auction from 10am Tuesday August 29 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

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Diamonds, sapphires and opals sparkle at auction

A 4.30-carat solitaire diamond ring with a $25,000-$35,000 catalogue estimate – one of the highlights of the Jannece Tapsall collection – will be auctioned from 6pm Monday August 28 at Mossgreen 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

While her jewellery is part of a live Fine Jewels & Watches auction, the auction house is offering the remainder of her collection online – with the sale finishing at 5am on Friday August 25.

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A muscle car auction to get the motor running

The late Clem Smith owned and promoted South Australia’s historic Mallala Motorsport Park 55 kilometres north of Adelaide from 1977 until his death in February this year.

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Triple Brownlow medals attract auction votes

The three Brownlow Medals (awarded each year to the best and fairest Australian Rules Football player) won by Essendon legend Dick Reynolds will be part of Mossgreen’s forthcoming Sporting Memorabilia auction from 10am Tuesday August 15 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

One of the best rovers the game has seen, Reynolds played 320 games (a Victorian Football League record that stood until 1974) for Essendon between 1933 and 1951.

He won the Brownlow Medal – the highest acknowledgement to which an Australian Rules player can aspire – in 1934, 1937 and 1938.

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