November 2014

Leonard Joel

Jewellery and art to delight Sydney auction crowd

Leonard Joel’s latest Jewels & Objets D’Art auction is aimed at offering Sydney collectors a comprehensive range of fine jewellery, wristwatches and unusual art objects.

The sale, from 1pm Sunday November 23 at the Keltie Cove Room in the Intercontinental Sydney Hotel at 33 Cross Street, Double Bay, is an interesting mix of collectables that should appeal to all collector tastes.

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Glenelg Auctions

Militaria auction for war souvenir buffs

Militaria buffs will have the chance to pick up valuable wartime collectables at Glenelg Auction Centre’s forthcoming militaria and collectables auction from 10am Sunday November 23 at Old Kilmore Gaol 8 Sutherland Street, Kilmore.

The auction contains a range of military collectables including Australian military style badges, brass trench Arted shell and various memorabilia from the Third Reich.

Among the antique militaria is an 1850s troopers pattern sword, an 1850s percussion cadet rifle, a boarding cutlass and Remington 1917 model bayonet.

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The ultimate choice for auction buyers

Auction goers are bound to find something they want to buy when almost 800 items go under the hammer from 9.30am Friday November 21 at Young’s Auctions 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

For wine buffs, there is a selection of quality wine and champagne – while bird prints from leading 19th century artist and ornithologist Gracius Broinowski will be up for grabs.

Broinowski was born in 1837 in Poland and, aged 20, swam ashore from a windjammer off Portland Victoria to arrive in Australia.

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Leonard Joel

Specialist rugs - one suitable for every home

Of the six auctions Leonard Joel is holding on Thursday November 20, the specialist rug sale is the one that could create the most interest. 

Beginning at 2pm at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra, the auction features a range of superfine qum, pure Caspian silk examples of various designs including an unusual sunburst medallion set within a secondary hexagonal field of intricate floral motifs.

Other rugs include a fine Bidjar Gholtogh from the Kurdistan region of Iran and a fine Isfahan example featuring a classic Persian design of a floral medallion.

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EJ Ainger

Estate items on offer at Aingers

A large number of items from estates and private homes have been on hold since E.J. Ainger’s special sale on Sunday November 9.

These are on offer at Aingers weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday November 18 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction comprises antique French and English furniture along with modern and contemporary items.

The sale also includes a large consignment of cast iron garden furniture, including benches and planters, and chairs and hallstands.

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Paul Newman watch and Patti Mostyn jewellery collection an auction highlight

A rare Paul Newman Rolex Daytona Cosmograph wristwatch is the highlight of Mossgreen’s Fine Jewels and Watches auction from 6pm Monday November 17 at 126-130 High Street, Armadale.

The auction also features a selection of jewellery from international publicist Patti Mostyn, who represented many of the biggest names in the music and entertainment industries.

The Paul Newman Rolex is the Holy Grail for many horological enthusiasts and is one of the world’s most sought after timepieces.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Country furniture auction for the auction goers who can get away

A Huon pine wardrobe, cedar chests, chaise lounge, bookcases and hallstands will be a big attraction for auction-goers at auctioneer Steve Graham’s special Monday night auction from 6.30pm at 5 Dryden Court, Woodend North.

The auction also contains a range of collectable china and glass and interesting old wares.

The sale is perfect for market stallholders, dealers and collectors unable to attend Steve Graham’s regular Sunday auctions.


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Ross Allan estate in spring auction series

Mossgreen’s Spring Auction Series will feature the late Ross Allan’s estate as part of a two-day auction from 10.30am Monday November 17 at 126 High Street, Armadale and continuing the following day.

The Ross Allan estate comprises Session 2, which begins at 2pm.

Originally from Sydney, Ross Allan developed a love of style, charm and grace from an early age, which eventually manifested itself in an extensive porcelain collection long before it became popular in Australia.

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Menzies Art Brands

Collectors chance to obtain rare first edition parliamentary books

More than 230 rare leather-bound first editions from Victorian and earlier times belonging to the Parliamentary Library of NSW are part of an online timed auction by Lawsons Auctioneers, which ends at 10am on Friday November 14.

The NSW Parliamentary Library, founded in 1840 as the Library of the Legislative Council of New South Wales, is Australia’s oldest continuously operating official research library.

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Collectables and jewellery auction drawcard

The continued disposal of collectables from two estates is another major highlight of Young’s Auctions weekly sale from 9.30am on Friday November 14 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The collectables include an antique counter showcase and several oil lamps, along with a silver cigarette box presented in 1950 to board member Mr Thompson at the New Argus newspaper.

The auction contains several items from a company that has been liquidated including an 18-carat gold ring containing a solitaire diamond and two nine-carat gold rings set with sapphires and rubies.

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