February 2014


Auction of auction house premises sign of bigger and better things to come

Despite the auction sign on the roof above 229 Camberwell Road East Hawthorn, it is business as usual for Young’s Auctions – just as it has been for the past 85 years.

One of Australia’s oldest auction houses is not closing down – just moving premises to at this stage an unknown location.

“We have yet to find a suitable and larger premises to take the business into a new era,” explained managing director David Young.

“However, once the premises are sold (hopefully on auction day Thursday March 20) we will have until mid next year to find something.”

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Australian pottery a strong auction drawcard

A strong collection of Australian pottery featuring works by Remued, and members of the Boyd family including Guy, Martin and David, is a strong attraction for buyers at Young’s Auctions from 9.30am Friday at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The auction contains several fine jewellery pieces such as gold necklaces and a sapphire ring along with crystal, ruby glass and porcelain items.

A range of modern furniture excess to requirements from a shop that has shifted location and antique furniture from several vendors also is on offer.

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Radio auction a bonus for collectors

John Heard’s collection of rare and antique valve radios dating from the 1920s is the highlight of Mossgreen’s Quarterly Collectors Auction Series from 10am on Tuesday and Wednesday February 4-5 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

The 66-year-old former Balmoral Art Gallery owner in Geelong, who first developed an interest in vintage radios as a child, has been obliged to sell his large collection of more than 100 radios because he is downsizing from his large home to a nearby townhouse. 

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EJ Ainger

Auction rooms benefit from holiday break

E.J. Ainger opened its auction rooms on Tuesday after being closed for more than a month for the Christmas-New Year holiday break.

However, staff did not depart for the break without leaving the carrier’s number on the office answering machine and were surprised to find they were inundated with antique and luxurious furnishings and collectibles on their return.

All these items will be available for Aingers Tuesday auction from 9.30am at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

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Amanda Addams Auctions

Jewellery a major buyer attraction at Kew auction

Valuable jewellery – including a 4.32-carat diamond ring (insurance value $115,000) and a 49.30-carat tanzanite pendant ($119,000) – will be the highlight of Amanda Addams Auctions latest sale from 6.30pm Monday at 344 High Street, Kew.

These two items – and a 3.5-carat yellow diamond ring – along with several excellent paintings by well-known Australian artists belong to a South Caulfield estate and are bound to excite collector interest.

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