December 2014


Christmas gift time at Young's Auctions

Christmas presents are high on the agenda for Young’s Auctions final sale for the year from 9.30am Friday December 19 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The auction contains a large number of small items – many of which would make ideal gifts for Christmas.

Among the more appealing gift items are Waterford, Orrefors and Stuart crystal vases and bowls and English Royal Albert and Royal Worcester dinner and tea sets.

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EJ Ainger

Christmas possibilities at eclectic auction

E.J. Ainger’s last sale before Christmas has an eclectic array of items – many of which might make great last minute Christmas presents.

While there is a comprehensive range of antique and contemporary furniture, auction goers might find the paintings, jewellery, porcelain, clocks, rugs and other collectables more suitable as treasured gifts.  

The auction, which contains items from Melbourne estates and private homes, will start at 9.30am on Tuesday December 16 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Silver inlaid antique rifles make interesting Christmas presents

A rare collection of silver inlaid antique rifles should bring militaria buffs running when the hammer falls for the first time from noon Sunday December 14 at Christian McCann Auctions 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

The auction has something for everyone and many of the items will make ideal Christmas presents as the festive season gets into full swing.

There are major bronze and marble sculptures and an original 19th century cast iron cherub fountain.

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Shop floor accident leads to sterling silver decanter prize

There is nothing like an interesting historical tale to spark auction goers’ interest in a particular item and the forthcoming Young’s Auctions sale from 9.30am Friday December 12 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn is no exception.

One of the items is an 1806 engraved sterling silver decanter holder that was presented in 1816 to a Dr Hallion – the ship’s doctor on one of the ships transporting convicts to the Australian penal colonies.

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Menzies Art Brands

Iconic art for charity auction goers

Leading Australian art auction house Menzies has launched itself into the charity auction market by supporting Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria (A&OV) in its Art for Arthritis fundraising efforts as part of the company’s final fine art sale for the year.

Several iconic Australian paintings will be on offer when the auctioneer raises his hammer for the first time at 6.30pm on Thursday December 11 at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.

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Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel holds its first musical instruments auction

An inaugural musical instrument sale featuring several valuable violins, guitars and woodwind instruments will add yet another string to the auction house bow of Leonard Joel from 1pm Thursday December 11 at 33 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The instruments date from an early 19th century boxwood and ivory flute by H. Wrede, violin bows by W.E. Hill and Son and a cello attributed to Joseph Thomas Klotz of Mittenwald to the a 1930s near mint condition resonator guitar by Dobro.

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Sothebys Australia

Iconic jewellery pieces will set auction goers hearts thumping

A magnificent collection of designer and iconic pieces from Cartier, Rolex and Tiffany & Co will be the highlight of Sotheby’s Australia jewellery auction from 5.30pm Wednesday December 10 at the Intercontinental Sydney 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

A major feature is an impressive 18-carat white gold and diamond Allegra demi-parture from Bulgari, comprising an articulated choker and bracelet designed as a series of baton-shaped links.

Together, the diamonds weigh approximately 25.80 carats and the piece carries a catalogue estimate of $180,000-$220,000.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Assumption College Kilmore gives up its treasures

Assumption College Kilmore has this year begun a new era with the opening of a purpose built state of the art boarding facility.

Gone are the traditional dormitories – replaced by three houses accommodating a total of 76 students.

Senior students now have their own rooms while juniors share two or four to a room.

Staff are accommodated in the house they supervise and large recreation and common areas, along with landscaped outdoors, are an important feature.

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Unusual exhibition stamps top auction drawcard

A collection of stamps and postal history on annotated exhibition pages – awarded a silver medal at the 2013 Tel Aviv Multinational Stamp Exhibition – should bring philatelists running at Mossgreen’s forthcoming Stamps, Coins and Postal History auction from 1pm Tuesday December 9 at 126-130 High Street, Armadale.

The collection contains 64 complete exhibition sheets and covers stamps and covers issued during 1918, Jerusalem I, II and III stamps and Somerset House and Waterlow printings issued to the end of 1921 – and carries a catalogue estimate of $20,000-$25,000.

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EJ Ainger

Egyptian iron and marble furniture an enthusiasts delight

A consignment from Egypt of fabulous Egyptian iron and marble outdoor furniture is the highlight of E.J. Ainger’s weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday December 9 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction also contains decorative mirrors and many decorative French Louis-style pieces and smaller items of interest.

Many of the items are from estates and homes throughout Melbourne and the Bellarine Peninsula and include antique and leather furnishings, genuine woollen pattern rugs, ceiling lights, porcelain and Victorian coloured glassware.

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