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Chinese headdress picturesque part of decorative arts auction

An early 20th century Chinese headdress pictured on the front cover of the auction catalogue is a major highlight of Mossgreen’s three-day international decorative arts sale from 4pm Sunday November 6 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

The auction, which contains several private collections, features a comprehensive range of antique furniture, sterling silver, porcelain and other notable collectables – with the sale continuing until Tuesday November 8.

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The inspiration for Dame Edna Everage has autobiographical quilt among auction bonanza

An international decorative arts auction containing items from three private collections – including those of controversial Australian restaurant critic Leo Schofield – will go under the hammer from noon Sunday October 30 at Mossgreen’s Sydney office 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra.

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Auction unites two leading players in 1983 America's Cup victory

Two leading players in Australia’s 1983 America’s Cup victory – Alan Bond and Ben Lexcen – will be reunited posthumously through the auction of their private collections from 2pm Sunday October 23 by Mossgreen at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle.

Lexcen was the designer and Bond the high profile businessman and owner of Australia II (with its secret weapon winged keel) that wrested the cup from the United States for the first time in the history of the event.

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Unusual trade exhibition auction excites collectors

An album carrying historic photographs of the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition is among a comprehensive collection of Australia’s involvement in trade exhibitions from 1851 to the advent of Expos in the mid-20th century that will be auctioned by Mossgreen from 1pm Tuesday October 18 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

The collection belongs to John Lancaster, whose involvement in organised philately stretches back 40 years.

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Collectables galore at Australian history auction

Maritime items, folk art, Aboriginal and tribal artefacts and artworks, pottery, books and historical documents, silver, convict memorabilia and antique furniture comprise part two of Mossgreen’s Australian History auction from 10am Monday October 17 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Some of the more interesting items include a circa 1905 naval commander’s dress uniform with Queen Victoria buttons once belonging to T.E.J. Bigg and a 61-centimtere long William Ricketts (1898-1993) pottery coolamon with applied kangaroos and an Aboriginal tribal elder.

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Significant Tasmanian collection hits auction market

The most significant Tasmanian collection to hit the Australian auction market in living memory will be sold from noon Sunday October 9 by Mossgreen at the Henry Jones Art Hotel 25 Hunter Street, Hobart.

The collection, comprising Tasmanian colonial furniture, maritime objects and antiques, belongs to David and Leslie Frost and has attracted enormous national and international attention.

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Distinguished artist collection hits auction scene

The extensive collection of one of Australia’s most distinguished artists, Deborah Halpern, will go under the hammer from noon Sunday September 25 at Mossgreen 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

About half the 516 lots comprise Australian and international works of fine art, decorative arts, furniture, fashion and accessories the artist has collected throughout her life – either through purchase or inheritance.

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Elite footballer collection goes under hammer at finals time

In a career that stretched for 250 games with three VFL/AFL clubs, Australian Rules player Greg “Diesel” Williams was recognised as one of the elite footballers of his era.

Despite being relatively slow, Williams possessed superb handballing skills and was unparalleled at gathering possessions – so much so that as the years progressed his standing in the game continued to grow.

Williams was initially recruited but rejected early by Carlton before signing on at Geelong for the 1984-85 seasons where he won the club’s best and fairest award.

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Stamp collector the stuff of auction legends

A part sheet of 1854 Western Australian four pence stamps is a vital part of Mossgreen’s forthcoming Australian Colonies stamp auction from 1pm Sunday September 11 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

Described in the catalogue as one of the crown jewels of Australian philately and one of the most stimulating and technically exciting philatelic items from anywhere in the world, the sheet comprising 100 stamps (featuring 17 varieties) carries an estimate of $150,000.

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Pioneer Australian airmail collection hits the auction stage

A letter dated June 9, 1914 from the Bendigo mayor to his counterpart in Ballarat is the earliest known item flown by aeroplane in Australia.

With a catalogue estimate of $25,000, the letter is a highlight of Mossgreen’s auction of collector Tom Frommer’s Grand Prix collection of pioneer Australian airmails from 3pm Sunday September 11 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

Frommer began collecting stamps as a teenager and early on developed a passionate interest in the exploits of pioneer aviators.

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