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Auction an "outer space" experience

Two large diamond rings – one 5.5 carats and the other 5.09 carats – are major highlights of Mossgreen’s forthcoming Fine Jewels & Watches sale from 6pm Tuesday August 30 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Both are accompanied by GIA Diamond Grading Reports denoting their colour and clarity and carry respective catalogue estimates of $80,000-$120,000 and $80,000-$90,000.

The auction is notable for several fine pieces including a 1970s diamond bracelet (estimate $32,000-$38,000) and a collection of mid-Victorian 18-carat gold, diamond and emerald jewellery.

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"Beast" attacks auction with gusto

Mossgreen CEO Paul Sumner has described Albert Tucker’s extraordinary painting Attack of the Beast 1953-55-86 as so powerful, it stops any viewer in their tracks.

“This brilliant work was painted at an important time in the artist’s career,” he says in the introduction to the Fine Australian and International Art catalogue for an auction which will be held from 6.30pm Monday August 29 and continue the following day from 2.30pm at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

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Leading Australian artists on show at Sydney grand home auction venue

Prince Albert House in the Sydney suburb of Mosman – a grand merchant’s house built about 1907 – is the imposing venue for a collection of paintings featuring some of the best known names in Australian art to go under the hammer through Mossgreen from 2pm Sunday August 21.

The home, at 13 Prince Albert Street, reflects the heritage and grandeur of its history and is a fitting auction location for a collection that also includes furniture and objects, decorative arts and fine wines acquired from some of Australia’s most iconic collections.

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Classic car auction a motoring enthusiast's delight

Motoring enthusiasts will be over the moon at the prospect of picking up a rare 1988 Ferrari 328GTB “Gran Turismo Berlinetta” factory right hand drive at Mossgreen’s forthcoming Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia auction from noon Sunday August 14 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

The Ferrari 328, with a catalogue estimate of $225,000-$250,000, has a 3.2-litre V8, four valve per cylinder layout and a top speed of 267 km/h – reaching 160km/h in 13 seconds.

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A rose by any other name - auction a reminder of Flemington's famous gardens

Items belonging to the woman responsible for Flemington Racecourse’s rose garden and the wearing of flowers on major Spring Carnival racing days will be part of Mossgreen’s three-day International Decorative Arts auction from 4pm Sunday July 31 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

In 1962, the late Sheelah Wood convinced her Victorian Racing Commission committee member husband Sam (and other committee members) to wear a blue cornflower on Derby Day as a symbol of respect to soldiers killed in World War II – a custom already followed by the French.

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"Dunny" commode to bring favourable auction aroma

A rare and original cedar “dunny” commode circa 1869 is part of an impressive collection of early Australian colonial furniture, belonging to renowned antique dealers Suzanne and Chris Morris, that will go under the hammer from 10.30am Tuesday June 28 at Mossgreen’s Australian & Colonial History auction 935 High Street, Armadale.

Reverend Henry Moulle (1801-1880) invented the dry earth compost toilet or closet following London’s “Great Stink” of 1858, when a defunct sewer system led to several cholera outbreaks.

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Colonial auction collection unrivalled in history

A set of 10 watercolours dating from about 1813 and depicting the customs and rituals of New South Wales Aborigines is a major highlight of the three-day auction of the remarkable Denis Joachim collection from 2pm Sunday June 19 by Mossgreen at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

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1924 Bentley leads the charge at classic car auction

A 1924 Bentley 3-litre Vanden Plas ‘Le Mans’ style tourer will be the most expensive attraction at Mossgreen’s forthcoming Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia auction from 3pm Sunday June 19 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

The car, which carries a catalogue estimate of $270,000-$300,000, was built between 1994 and 1999 for Geoff Venn by Rod Warrener and the engine – a genuine 1924 3-litre number AP325 – assembled during the 1980s by Jim Duncan.

The new chassis was made by Julian Ghosh and the rest of the parts are original.

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Iconic Australian photographer collection up for auction

The auction of estate photographs by renowned Australian photographer Max Dupain (1911-1992) from noon Sunday June 19 will earmark the official opening of Mossgreen’s new Sydney premises at Woollahra.

Housed in the Bond, the iconic 1880s heritage building and former Masonic Hall at 36-40 Queen Street in the heart of Sydney’s art district, Mossgreen is situated on all three levels and will focus on the auction of single owner collections and gallery exhibitions – the first of which is a commercial display of works by New Zealand 2017 Venice Biennale representative Lisa Reihana.

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Indigenous art guru collection goes to auction

Aboriginal art works from the Helen Read collection are a major highlight of Mossgreen’s annual Australian Indigenous and Oceanic Art auction from 6.30pm Monday June 6 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

For the past three decades, Helen Read has worked to promote a better understanding of Australian indigenous art, people and culture.

Combining her three passions for art, people and aviation, Read established Palya Art which, through tours and exhibitions, aims to highlight the importance, diversity and richness of Australian indigenous culture.

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