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Animated cels auction a boon for collectors

Mossgreen will auction one of the largest collections of hand-painted animated cels ever assembled in Australia from 2pm Sunday September 27 at the Henry Jones Art Hotel in Hobart.

Mainly limited edition, there are about 300 cels featuring such cartoon classics as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and The Flintsones – and family favourites such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, The Jetsons, Top Cat and The Simpsons.

Recent blockbusters Lion King, Star Wars, Frozen, Toy Story and Avatar also are included.

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Fascinating collectables at quarterly auction

Mossgreen Quarterly Collectors Auction Series always throws up an interesting array of collectables and this latest effort – over two days from 10am Monday September 21 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale – is no exception.

While porcelain, glassware and sculpture feature prominently, the auction also is notable for rather unusual antique items.

Of particular note is an Austrian (Franz Bergman manner) cold painted bronze of a camel led by an attendant and ridden by a Bedouin playing drums and a stoneware two-headed sculpture by Alexander Leckie.

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Don Bradman's Australian Test blazer a must for collectors

Don Bradman’s 1936-37 Australian Test blazer from his first series as Australian captain will be a massive drawcard to Mossgreen’s sporting memorabilia auction from 10am Monday September 7 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

The 1936-37 Ashes series was notable for the fact that Bradman scored successive ducks and Australia lost the first two Tests.

He then scored two double centuries and a single century inn the last three Tests to help forge a remarkable Australian Ashes win.

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One of Australia's great collections heads for auction

The late Peter Elliott probably could not have avoided becoming a collector – given that both his parents and grandparents were avid art followers who counted among their friends many of Australia’s established and emerging artists.

These friendships were only strengthened during the 1930s Great Depression as the Elliotts were quick to show their generosity, kindness and support to many a struggling artisan.

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Art auction encourages first time collectors

While Mossgreen’s second Sunday Art Emporium auction for the year is geared to encourage collectors entering the art market for the first time – with plenty of paintings carrying estimates of only a few hundred dollars – it also is notable for several significant Sidney Nolan works (lots 42-46) held tightly by the family and never before seen publicly.

Two of these – Angels over Ely 1951 and Bush Sketches 1951 – are ink on glass works, a medium that is rarely seen at auction. 

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Early artefacts in Australian indigenous auction

Mossgreen’s 2015 annual sale of Australian Indigenous and Oceanic Art features many early artefacts including an important private collection of rare Australian indigenous shields, many of which date to the early 19th century.

Among the more important is an Albury broad shield (lot 56), collected in the 1870s by Albury-based John Mitchell, and the Dja Dja Wurrung broad shield (lot 57) picked up by George Kidman between 1852 and 1864.

English-born Kidman came to Australia during the 1850s gold rush and established a mining claim.

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Eclectic mix in Mossgreen quarterly collectors auction

Mossgreen’s Quarterly Collectors Auction Series over two days from 10am Monday June 29 and 10am Tuesday June 30 is a an eclectic mix of general collectables, Chinese and Asian art, silver, Aboriginal tribal artefacts and artworks, military and maritime memorabilia, autographs, books, posters, musical recordings, furniture, cameras and photographic equipment, models and toy trains, paintings and jewellery.

The auction will be held at 926-930 High Street, Armadale and one of its main attractions is a Royal Doulton figurine entitled Princess Badoura.

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Martin Brothers pottery an auction steal

A collection of Martin Brothers pottery should bring collectors running to Mossgreen’s ceramics section of its Autumn Auction Series from 10.30am Wednesday June 17 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Located in Middlesex, England, Martin Brothers was famous for making Martinware – a salt-glazed stoneware – between 1873 and 1915.

Many figural jugs and vases were created by the three brothers and of special interest were the fanciful birds, usually made with removable heads and called “Wally Birds”.

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Rare Argyle pink diamond provides auciton sparkle

 A rare and exceptional Argyle pink diamond, estimated at $1.1 million to $1.4 million, is a major drawcard at Mossgreen’s Fine Jewels & Watches auction from 6.30pm Tuesday June 16 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Lot 51 of an Argyle Pink Diamond Tender in 2010, the diamond is accompanied by an Argyle certificate and a Gemological Institute of America diamond grading report from that same year, stating the colour is a fancy deep purplish pink and of clarity l1.

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Mossgreen holds its most valuable art auction

Mossgreen will hold its highest ever value auction when works in its Fine Australian & International Art sale go under the hammer from 6.30pm Tuesday June 2 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

With a mid-estimate of more than $4 million, the auction features works from several important private collections including one of Australia’s greatest entrepreneurs Ian Gowrie-Smith who, as a passionate art collector, has been particularly fascinated by Brett Whiteley.

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