July 2015

Abbeys Auctions

Swiss Atmos clock a collector's delight

Still in its original packaging with operating manuals is a Jaeger-LeCoultre of Switzerland 1972 Atmos clock that Abbeys Auctions is offering as a highlight of its special sale from 10am Saturday July 25 at 480-482a Station Street, Box Hill.

The auction contains several other items bound to whet auction goer appetites including, for music buffs, a Yamaha G5 baby grand piano with two pack black finish.

There is an extensive collection of unusually designed West German pottery – along with Moorcroft and Martin Boyd china.

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Luxury Toorak apartment items add Oriental auction attraction

Furniture items from a recently sold luxury Toorak 40-square apartment will comprise about 25 per cent of this week’s Young’s Auctions sale from 9.30am Friday July 24 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The owner was Chinese and the furniture has distinctive Oriental flavour. It includes cherrywood dining table with eight chairs and three tall lacquered panels.

The collection also contains a contemporary lounge setting with leather chairs and settee from Natuzzi.

Other auction items include a modern porcelain doll collection and Georg Jensen silver plate.

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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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Sothebys Australia

Minter Ellison collection an auction highlight

Items from leading Australian law firm Minter Ellison will be a major highlight of Sotheby’s Australia’s Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design auction from 6pm Tuesday July 21 at the InterContinental Hotel, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

The collection comprises an impressive selection of Australian photography and contemporary art with works by artists such as Adam Cullen, Max Dupain, Bill Henson, Akio Makigawa, Rosemary Laing, Robert MacPherson, Tracey Moffatt, Patricia Piccinini and Imants Tiller.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Trading vintage collection for a pink Cadillac

Geelong collector Danny Stevens is selling part of his antiques and vintage collection (with more to go in coming months) to buy a pink Cadillac – a dream purchase he has long cherished.

The auction, from 10am Sunday July 19 at 64 Urquhart Street Woodend, will be held by auctioneer Steve Graham.

Over the years, Stevens has bought much of his collection through Graham and is more than happy to use the auctioneer to help sell it.

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Glenelg Auctions

Old time buyer purchased anything that took his auction fancy

Graeme Murrell was well known in the auction trade of western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia as an avid buyer of anything that took his fancy.

He focused particularly on vaseline, ruby and carnival glass – along with Victorian lamps and Royal Doulton ware – and in his later years was happy to help out where he could at Glenelg Auction Centre sales in Portland Victoria.

Murrell died recently and his collection of 624 items is being auctioned from 11am Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19 at 109 Learmonth Street, Portland.

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Jewellery to bring in auction goers

Jewellery is the mainstay of Young’s Auctions latest weekly from 9.30am Friday July 17 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

Of particular interest to collectors will be a one-carat diamond ring and an art deco diamond brooch.

Swarovski crystal is another major attraction for auction goers. Produced in Wattens Austria, the electric cutting machine that facilitated the production of crystal glass was patented in 1892 by Daniel Swarovski.

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EJ Ainger

Collectors head to Aingers for the latest offerings

Collectors will be the beneficiaries of E.J. Ainger’s next weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday July 14 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond when items from numerous homes throughout Melbourne will go under the hammer – particularly those looking for a top quality marble fireplace to warm up these cold winter days.

The auction features a large range of English, Australian and French antique furniture for buyers who want to add to their existing collection.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Fine art in McCann's "repeat" sale

A woman whose Mount Macedon estate auctioneer Christian McCann sold four years ago has once again asked him to dispose of the contents of her Toorak property “Moonya” on site at 6 Evans Court from midday Sunday July 12.

The auction, which also includes items from her Brisbane property, features the finest Australian art McCann claims he has had the pleasure of selling.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Clearing sale for the home handyman

Auctioneer Steve Graham’s clearing sale from 10am Sunday July 12 at Dryden Court, Woodend North is an ideal time for home handymen to add to their tool and equipment collection.

For those looking for a trailer, the auction offers a 10-foot by 5-foot dual axle trailer and a 6-foot by 4-foot cage trailer.

Tools are in abundance – everything from socket wrench sets to power saws, drum sanders, saw benches and planning machines.

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