Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

Wind up auction tin toys to set collectors buzzing

A rare tin bee on a flower made in the 130s by German company Spark is just one of the strong attractions for collectors planning to attend Leonard Joel’s latest Collectables auction that features a range of tin toys from the early to mid-20th century.

The auction, from 2pm Thursday June 22 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, has many unusual pieces including a 1930s wind-up ‘Beat It! The Komical Cop’ made by United States company Louis Marx & Co.

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Wristwatches and jewellery to cater for all auction tastes

Several gents’ wristwatches from leading makers are among the major attractions at Leonard Joel’s forthcoming jewels and timepieces auction from 6pm Monday June 5 in its Sydney premises at 39 Queen Street, Woollahra.

 The best timepiece example is a Jaeger LeCoultre Master Tourbillon wristwatch with a catalogue estimate of $22,000-$32,000.

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Historic football memberships among auction classics

Carlton Football Club members and supporters can take a walk down memory lane from 11am Sunday May 14 when 19th and early 20th century club season tickets go under the hammer at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra, as part of its Asian Art, Classic Furniture & Objects auction.

The oldest, with a $1200- $1600 catalogue estimate, is an 1874 Carlton membership season ticket.

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Modern Design to suit wide range of auction tastes

A range of modern furniture and collectables is among Leonard Joel’s latest Modern Design auction from 6.30pm Thursday April 6 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Among the highlights is a pair of Arne Jacobsen swan chairs for Fritz Hansen and an Italian ceiling light attributed to Arredoluce.

Of further interest to auction goers is a Jardan sectional storage unit, a mid-20th century Danish leather sofa and a cowhide chaise in the style of Le Corbusher.

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Luxury clothing and accessories for the discerning auction buyer

Luxury handbags, shoes, dresses, jackets and scarves – much of it by Chanel – are among Leonard Joel’s forthcoming luxury auction from 1pm Thursday March 23 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Included in the sale are Chanel classic flap handbag, a cross body bag and a vintage handbag.

Dresses include tunic and mini dresses and fashionable cardigans and vintage jackets.

Other designers include Givenchy, Cartier and Yves Saint Laurent.   

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Australia's leading artists at affordable auction prices

Affordable paintings by many of Australia’s leading artists are the highlights of Leonard Joel’s forthcoming fine art auction from 6.30pm Tuesday March 21 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Included among the well-known names are Robert Dickerson, David Boyd, James Gleeson, Peter Booth, Charles Blackman, John Coburn, Hugh Sawrey, Pro Hart, D’Arcy Doyle and Clarice Beckett.

Works include Beckett’s Yacht at Sunset and Sherbrook, Doyle’s A Drive in the Countryside, Hart’s River Estuary and Sawrey’s The Blue at Criterion.

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Muhammad Ali boxing gloves among auction collectables

A pair of boxing gloves and photograph, both signed by Muhammad Ali and complete with signed authenticity certificates, are major attractions at Leonard Joel’s forthcoming collectables auction from 2pm Thursday March 9 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction contains a range of interesting and collectable items including model cars and aeroplanes, cameras, sporting goods and bronze figures.

Of particular note is the Odin 29-note street organ in working order and a Rolling Stones display including a guitar signed by the band members.

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Auction end for historic jewellery collection

After 165 years, Australia’s oldest jeweller Kozminsky has closed while owner Kirsten Albrecht considers the next chapter in the company’s business development.

The forthcoming on site auction – from 11am Saturday March 4 at 421 Bourke Street, Melbourne – will be the largest single owner jewellery sale in Australia since the 1981 auction of the Claire McKinnon collection, with a conservative auction estimate of $1 million.

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The auction curtain closes on an historic Aboriginal art collection

Over the past 60 years, Europeans and Americans – not Australians - have been in the majority when it comes to significant collections of Aboriginal art.

Chief among them is Dutchman Thomas Vroom, who in the late 1980s first encountered Australian indigenous art in New York.

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Influential British artist features in specialist print auction

British artist David Hockney’s major solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria until March 13 is expected to generate plenty of interest in Leonard Joel’s first specialist print and photography auction for 2017 because two of his works will feature in the sale.

Now 79, Hockney is regarded as one of the most influential living artists and the exhibition features more than 1200 works from the past decade of his career including paintings, digital drawings, photography and video works.

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