November 2013

Steve Graham Auctioneer

Military collectibles an auction drawcard

World War I and World War II German and Australian medals are among a range of military collectibles to be auctioned from 10am Sunday November 10 by auctioneer Steve Graham at 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend.

The collectibles include a Beaumont Adams 1862 black powder revolver, Japanese, Russian and English swords and a World War II leather flying helmet.

The auction contains a Gottlieb cue ball wizard pinball machine, petrol and oil collectibles, enamel and tin signs and vintage riding crops and whips.

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Mossgreen

Sydney collector auctions contemporary Australian art

Sydney collector Michele Asprey has been collecting contemporary Australian art for many years.

She has collected many artists in depth – including Patricia Piccinini and Tracey Moffat who will feature prominently in Mossgreen’s single owner auction from 4pm Sunday at 926 High Street, Armadale.

The auction includes an edition of Moffat’s well-known work Something More along with artistic attractions such as Piccinini’s Waiting for Jennifer and Blue Portrait from the series Protein Lattice 1997

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Abbeys Auctions

Australia Post auction to attract large crowd

Each year, auction goers cannot help but marvel at the enormous range of undeliverable mail items that end up at Australia Post’s dead letter office –usually letters or parcels where the sender has provided insufficient or incorrect address information and they can be neither delivered nor returned.

In the past, it has been anything from wedding dresses to expensive cameras left unclaimed and each time Abbeys Auctions is charged with the task of auctioning the apparently unwanted items.

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Amanda Addams Auctions

Historic painting sets auction tone

An historic painting of Lady Isabella Louisa Parry (wife of admiral, Arctic explorer and hydrographer Sir William Parry) and two of her children Isabella and Lucy will be a highlight of Amanda Addams Auctions sale on from 6.30pm Monday at 344 High Street Kew.

Edward Parker Bedwell, who had served with Parry aboard HMS La Hogue during enemy naval actions in America in 1814, painted the watercolour in 1838 – the year before Lady Parry died two days after the last of her 10 children (twin boys) were still born.

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