Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel

Unusual toys to attract avid collectors

An assortment of vintage die cast and tinplate toy vehicles from throughout the world at Leonard Joel’s latest monthly toy auction should whet the appetite of even the most discerning collector when they go under the hammer from noon Thursday at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

One of the rarer items is the promotional Dinky 274 ‘Joseph Mason Paint’ mini van, along with a W&R Jacob biscuit manufacturers van from Models of Yesteryear, bulldozers, cranes, tankers and military vehicles.

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Sex in the City shoes for auction

A pair of Manolo Blahnik cobalt blue shoes with diamond feature buckles – similar to those worn by Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) for her wedding to Mr Big in the movie Sex in the City – will be a ragingly popular highlight for Leonard Joel’s pre-owned luxury auction from 1pm on Thursday at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction also contains several Georg Jensen creations including a jewellery suite, a pair of cuff links and a ring.

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Cocktail ring for auction has star quality links

Most people wouldn’t remember the name Fred Samuel.

However, they would know the heart shaped ruby and diamond necklace worn by Julia Roberts in the film Pretty Woman.

More recently, the name Fred was associated with Kate Moss for the design of an exclusive jewellery collection.

Fred had a hand in both – or more correctly the company he founded following the first store he opened in Paris in 1936 at age 28.

Born in to a family of jewellers, Fred created a style of jewellery that was prestigious, creative and liberated from tradition.

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Pro Hart mural a fine art auction feature

A Pro Hart mural featuring the history of South Australia is the major feature of Leonard Joel’s fine art auction from 6.30pm Monday at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Entitled The South Australian Mural and measuring six by 1.5 metres, the oil on canvas comprises four panels and was painted in 1993.

The work is accompanied by a stand with an illustrated legend, was commissioned by the Myer Centre, Adelaide and is the largest Pro Hart artwork to be permanently exhibited in South Australia.

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Modern designs appeal to the masses

A range of modern design and special interior home items will be the highlight of Leonard Joel’s auction from noon tomorrow at 12 Smith Street, Collingwood.

The company is increasingly using this space as an auction venue following successful sales in cooperation with well-known Australian artist David Bromley where items can be arranged to maximum effect to interest auction goers.

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Leonard Joel toy auctions broaden services

Over the past two years, Leonard Joel has been busy developing monthly toy auctions as an important part of its broad portfolio of services to the antique, art and collectibles community.

Under the watchful of specialist Giles Moon, these monthly sales have become increasingly popular – particularly among online bidders who often outnumber those in the rooms at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

“These are high calibre collections and they attract many international collectors who can now bid live online from anywhere in the world,” he said.

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A new auction chapter in presentation and approach

Leonard Joel has launched a new chapter in presentation and approach to Australian auctions with a MODERN + TRADITIONAL (old and new) auction concept that sees the auction house teaming up with well-known Australian artist David Bromley as curator of the sale.

The new style auction, from 11am tomorrow at 12 Smith Road Collingwood, presents selected pieces in context as part of a room, space or interior rather than as individual items on the auction floor.

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