October 2015


Australian-Chinese collection attracts international acclaim

Barry and Anne Pang ran a successful martial arts school in Melbourne (established in 1974) long before they became interested in collecting art.

However, by the mid-1990s their passion for the finer things in life was rapidly accelerating and so they established the Toorak-based Artpreciation business to help develop a significant art collection.

“We first started collecting Pro Hart works which we then sold to plough the money back into better paintings,” Barry said.

Read Full Review

Glenelg Auctions

Giant gong to ring in the auction day

A two-metre wide gong on an eight-metre beam from a Ballarat family and originally purchased in Asia for $46,000 is one of the more unusual items to be auctioned from 11am Sunday October 18 by Glenelg Auctions at the Ballarat Mill Markets at 9367 Western Highway Warrenheip, Ballarat.

Another is the White Chapel bronzed bell dated 1829 from the famous London foundry and bronze statue of a bull on a marble base.

Read Full Review


Veteran Stutz Bearcat leads classic car auction

A 1916 Stutz Model 4C Bearcat Roadster is the leading light at Mossgreen’s latest Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia auction from 3pm Sunday October 18 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

One of the most significant American veteran cars, it is the only known Stutz Bearcat bucket-seat roadster in Australia from a total of 25 registered worldwide.

Brought to Australia shortly after it was built in Indianapolis, in 1952 the current owner bought the Stutz from a Dandenong motor wrecker.

The car was mechanically complete but carried the remains of a utility body.

Read Full Review


Ring fiesta at Young's Auctions

It’s a ring fiesta at Young’s Auctions this week with auction goers able to choose from valuable diamond, opal and other gems when the hammer goes down for the first time from 9.30am Friday October 16 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The auction offers several unusual Japanese ivory figures, goblets and canister – and Henschke and Penfolds wines including 1990 Grange and Bins 407 and 389.

Read Full Review

Abbeys Auctions

Early organ to bring music buffs to weekly auction

An early organ is one of the major attractions at Abbeys Auctions forthcoming weekly sale from 9am Friday October 16 at 480-482a Station Street, Box Hill.

The auction also is notable for a container load of lounge suites – ideal for those homeowners looking to upgrade their furnishings.

Abbeys Auctions online sale finishes Friday October 16 at 7pm and the company’s special Classics and Collectables sale will be held on Saturday October 24.


Read Full Review

EJ Ainger

Toorak mansion items among appealing auction contents

The contents of a Lansell Road, Toorak mansion are among items to be auctioned in E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday October 13 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction contains furnishings from other estates including retro, Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s furniture, a library or art reference books, paintings and collectables. 

Read Full Review

Steve Graham Auctioneer

Sixty years of interesting "old stuff" to go under the hammer

Sixty years worth of “old stuff” will go under the hammer when auctioneer Steve Graham mounts the rostrum at 10am on Sunday October 11 at 7 Ardoch Street, Essendon.

One of the main features of the auction is a copper and leadlight feature door that came from the former 1930s Mercantile Mutual building in Melbourne CBD and an ostrich egg in a Morton’s Fish Paste cardboard box.

The house contents include a hallstand, marble washstands, mirrored sideboards, dressing tables, display cabinets, beds, wardrobes and mirrors.

Read Full Review


Memory lane walk for Melbourne auction goers

Auction goers will take a trip down memory lane when they walk into Young’s Auctions weekly sale from 9.30am Friday October 9 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

On display are relics of the past including wooden weaving spindles, microscopes, scales, old rulers, clips desk tidies and a three-metre long Robur shop signs from the 1930s and 1940s.

Model car and ship collectors will be intrigued by the large specimens (measuring more than one metre) on offer.

Read Full Review

Abbeys Auctions

Quality wine a feature of online auction

Abbeys Auctions latest online sale for Unclaimed Goods began at 7pm on Wednesday October 7 and continues until the same time on Friday October 16.

The sale features a large collection of quality Australian and overseas wines.

The next weekly sale begins at 9am Friday October 9 at 480-482a Station Street, Box Hill and includes unusual and retro furniture. 

Read Full Review

Leonard Joel

Something for everyone at toys, cameras, posters and rugs auctions

Toys, cameras, posters and rugs going under the hammer should bring in a range of collectors and auction goers from noon Thursday October 8 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road South Yarra.

The toys include Dinky car and truck models from various periods along with Corgi examples, Triang and Japanese tinplates. 

Hornby O gauge engines and carriages are another feature while among the cameras is a 1950s Flexora twin lens reflex, Zeiss Ikon Compurrapid with Tessar F/3.5 lens, various Leica models and Devry 35mm clockwork line camera with case.

Read Full Review


To the extent permitted by law, neither AAR nor the registered owner of this website is responsible for any content of any advertisements published on this website. You should contact directly the advertiser to confirm the accuracy of any details contained in any advertisement.