September 2015

EJ Ainger

A moveable auction feast

A collectables feast of antique clocks, crystal, china, porcelain, kerosene lamps and lightshades highlight E.J. Ainger’s offerings at its forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday September 22 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

A large selection of antique and retro teak furniture – including sideboards, dining room settings and coffee tables – should also attract auction goers looking for a range of home ware items.

Gold and silver jewellery including pocket watches, pearls, rings and brooches are other attractions along with paintings, graphics and prints.  

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Fascinating collectables at quarterly auction

Mossgreen Quarterly Collectors Auction Series always throws up an interesting array of collectables and this latest effort – over two days from 10am Monday September 21 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale – is no exception.

While porcelain, glassware and sculpture feature prominently, the auction also is notable for rather unusual antique items.

Of particular note is an Austrian (Franz Bergman manner) cold painted bronze of a camel led by an attendant and ridden by a Bedouin playing drums and a stoneware two-headed sculpture by Alexander Leckie.

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Glenelg Auctions

Ballarat Mill Markets auction venue for Glenelg Auctions

The Ballarat Mill Markets will be a first time venue for Glenelg Auctions (normally based in Portland) latest sale over two days from 11am Saturday September 19 and Sunday September 20.

The markets are located at 9367 Western Highway Warrenheip, Ballarat. 

According to auctioneer Brian O’Halloran, the auction items are among the finest offerings he has seen in country Victoria and feature a remarkable array of interesting collectables and memorabilia.

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Nimble thimble hunters auction bonanza

Nimble collectors will be out in droves this week for their chance to pick up one of the more unusual antique thimbles among a collection of 400 on offer at Young’s Auctions latest sale from 9.30am Friday September 18 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The thimbles come in all shapes and sizes and are made of different materials.

Some are from sterling silver, some with jewelled tops, others made of enamel, glass, Bakelite or plastic.

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Leonard Joel

Elephants stampede to auction

A fascinating collection of elephants and tribal artefacts belonging to collector Bob White will be auctioned from 2pm Thursday September 17 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The collection includes elephants in various forms and guises including a Royal Doulton figure, in the form of an early 20th century drink set and as a pincushion complete with hat pins.

Other interesting items include Asian elephant incense burners, bone inlaid elephant figures, elephant bridges and late 19th century elephants complete with howdahs. 

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EJ Ainger

Dining setting anyone?

Looking for lounge or dining room furniture this coming week? Then head to E.J. Ainger at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond for its latest auction selection – with the sale beginning at 9.30am Tuesday September 15.

There is a great choice of Edwardian, Victorian and French furniture including extension dining tables, chairs and Australian cedar and estate furnishings.

Former Australian Club (a bastion of the Melbourne establishment) furnishings is another drawcard and the selection includes Chesterfield settees, occasional tables and lamps.

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Leonard Joel

Notable works in fine art auction

Many of the works in Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Fine Art auction are an affordable start to those buyers seriously considering a first time entrée into the art market.

However, some of the works are worth a careful look from discerning collectors and investors wishing to acquire some of the finer and more unusual works by iconic Australian artists from different eras.

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Leonard Joel

Tiffany & Co gets another go at Leonard Joel

A 5.73 Tiffany & Co heart-shaped diamond ring – originally sold at auction by Leonard Joel in 1998 – is once again being offered by the company at its forthcoming jewellery auction from 6pm Monday September 14 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The diamond ring (lot 80) carries a catalogue estimate of $200,000-$300,000 and is only coming back on to the market because the vendors have now had “their fun” with it and would like to see it go to a new home.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Art to furniture and clothing in vintage auction

A range of antiques, art, fine china and vintage clothing should entice auction goers to auctioneer Steve Graham’s forthcoming sale from 10am Sunday September 13 at 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend.

The auction features several unusual items including a mid-1800s timber book press and a Wolf collapsible dressmakers form.

Buyers will be able to choose from a range of antique mirrored sideboards, parlour suites, cedar chests, display cabinets, bookcases and provincial dining table and chairs.

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Abbeys Auctions

Abbeys holds online and physical auctions in same week

Abbeys Auctions September online auction starts at 7pm Wednesday September 9 and closes at 8.30pm.

The online auction features a range unclaimed parcels from Australia Post that are available only to online bidders.

Proceeds from Australian Post items will be donated to charity.

These online auctions open for viewing and bidding 10 days prior to the official commencement. Lots are closed in number order.

From 9am Friday September 11 a wide range of furniture, homewares, tools, jewellery, collectables and bric-a-brac will be offered for auction. 

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