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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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Thoroughbred racing stud contents go under the hammer

Horse racing devotees and auction goers will have the opportunity to obtain a slice of Australian thoroughbred racing history when the contents of historic Wood Nook Farm, near the Victorian town of Nagambie, go under the hammer from 2pm Tuesday July 25 at Mossgreen 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

A thoroughbred nursery for more than six decades, Wood Nook was extensively developed by former Moonee Valley Race Club chairman Bob Scarborough and his wife Rosemary.

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Aboriginal album a rare auction find

The rare and important J.W. Lindt (1845-1926) Album of Australian Aboriginals 1873 should bring collectors running to Mossgreen’s auction of the Denis Joachim Collection Part II – an important assembly of indigenous and colonial Australian history, European decorative arts and Chinese and Oceanic and tribal arts – from 2pm Wednesday June 28 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

The album, in new green paper covered boards, contains 19 enlarged gelatin silver or carbon prints from about 1893 to 1920.

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Grandma's Sunday Walk journeys to auction

Russell Drysdale’s masterpiece Grandma’s Sunday Walk is the major drawcard at Mossgreen’s forthcoming auction of the Alan & Margaret Hickinbotham Collection in Adelaide.

According to the catalogue preview, the painting exhibits the essential characteristics of a classic Drysdale – a set of recognisable outback characters in a landscape pared back to a few generic forms that might be found anywhere on the Australian continent. 

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Max Dupain works laid to rest at auction

Collectors will have a golden opportunity to obtain a piece of Australian photographic history when Mossgreen’s auction entitled Max Dupain (1911-1992) – Part II: The Final Estate Photographs gets underway from 10.30am Monday June 19 in its Sydney office at 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra.

Up for grabs are some of the original works (now belonging to son Rex Dupain) from the estate of what experts agree is one of the country’s most important photographers.

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Peterson collection an auction marvel

A grand Sevres porcelain and gilt bronze centrepiece is a major highlight of the Peterson Collection, formed over a lifetime by the late husband and wife team Burton “Pete” and Melda Peterson and housed in their Brisbane family home.

Mossgreen has been asked to auction the collection in two sessions from 10.30am Sunday June 18 at the Kedron Room, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane.

Born, raised and educated in Pontiac, Illinois, early in World War II Pete was shipped to Australia and joined the new 1st Air Depot Group in Brisbane.

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A multi vendor art auction not to be missed

A finely curated selection of traditional and modern art works is the hallmark of Mossgreen’s first multi-vendor Fine Australian and International art auction for 2017.

The auction, from 6.30pm Tuesday June 6 at 926-930 High Street Armadale, features an important Charles Condor painting Morning in the Park as an eloquent example of the artist’s late European work.

For the first time at auction is a striking Leonard French painting (The Workshop) – a strong complex work possessing all the traits of his best efforts.

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