November 2015


Special auction with quality items galore

A giant thermometer advertising Stephens Inks is one of the more unusual items in a quality special sale this week at Young’s Auctions from 9.30am Friday November 20 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The quality of the sale is reflected in four large Lladro pieces, Penfolds Grange Hermitage wines and three-carat diamond ring with a $25,000-$30,000 estimate leading fine jewellery items.

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EJ Ainger

Furniture and collectables at Aingers auction

Oriental and estate furniture, mirrors, rugs, luxurious leather lounge suites, collectables and paintings will be the focus of E.J. Ainger’s weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday November 17 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond. 

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Emir's massive diamond an auction masterpiece

A 7.34-carat diamond entitled Altan Nur from the palace of Emir Alim of Bokhara will be part of Mossgreen’s Fine Jewels & Watches Silver & Objet Verdu auction from 6.30pm Monday November 16 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

The Sadri family purchased the diamond in 1939 from Emir’s son Pulat Alimi who had fled from the Soviet Union to East Turkestan after the Bolshevics ousted his father in 1923.

A George III sterling silver tea urn bearing the Rt Hon Alexander Baring arms (1774-1864) – first Baron Ashburton – is another important auction piece.

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Glenelg Auctions

Drive to auction in a London taxi

A 1962 London Beardmore taxi – driven to the auction rooms by its 85-year-old owner who bought it in England 42 years ago – will be an interesting drawcard for Ballarat Woolshed Auctions (a subsidiary of Glenelg Auctions) from 11am Sunday November 15 at Ballarat Mill Markets 9367 Western Highway Warrenheip, Ballarat.

The auction contains an extraordinary range of items including a fine Judy Cassab self-portrait – the first to be offered since her death last week at age 95.

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Kim's Auctions

Superb antique silver epergne to bring collectors running

A superb George III silver epergne, made in 1762 by London silversmiths Lewis Herne & Francis Butty, will undoubtedly bring silver collectors out of the woodwork when Kim’s Auctions offers its first item for sale from 11am Sunday November 15 at 329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The epergne has been engraved with the Durrant arms for Sir Thomas Durrant of Scottow – who in 1784 was created a baronet, the year he served as High Sheriff of Norfolk.

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Gold and jewels to suit one and all

A strong collection of gold and jewellery will be a highlight of Young’s Auctions weekly sale from 9.30am Friday November 13 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The collection features a 1.5-carat diamond ring, diamond necklace and diamond line bracelet.

The auction contains a range of Penfolds and Hardys wines including Bin 389 cabernet shiraz, Bin 707 and Bin 489 cabernet sauvignon and Hardys 1995 shiraz.

There are late model electrical items including washing machines, dryers and two-door stainless steel refrigerators and a range of name brand furniture.

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EJ Ainger

Music to auction by

Two baby grand pianos will be the highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming Melbourne auction from 9.30am Tuesday November 10 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction features the residual contents of several estates including a Harcourt Street, Hawthorn mansion.

The baby grand pianos are an ebonised Yamaha and a John Broadway.

Other items include a leather lounge and contemporary Italian chrome and leather furniture from a Southbank apartment.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Coin operated music machine to bring collectors running

A rare early 1900s coin operated Imperator music machine will bring collectors in droves to auctioneer Steve Graham’s annual special sale from 10am Sunday November 8 at 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend.

The music machine will be in good company with a large street piano, organ grinders herdie gerdie, musical instruments, antique music boxes, phonographs, gramophones and a symphonium joining it on the auctioneer’s block.

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Leonard Joel

Mid-20th century iconic design collection goes under the hammer

A Melbourne institution for iconic mid-20th century design for more than 20 years, Geoffrey Hatty has closed the doors on his “Twentieth Design Store” in Prahran to renovate and expand the store into recently acquired neighbouring premises.

Accordingly, he has asked Leonard Joel to auction his collection from 2pm Sunday November 8 at 249 Johnson Street, Abbotsford.

The sale offers a range of unusual mid-20th century designer pieces including a Clement Meadmore Australian floor lamp, a Gus mclaren lidded vessel and a rare George Kral dining chair.

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Unique Australian ceramics collection looks for new home

Marvin Hurnall had a ceramics collection for which most collectors would give their right arm.

One of Australia’s most enthusiastic collectors and best-known antique dealers, Hurnall amassed a personal collection that featured the very best of Australian pottery.

His collecting efforts sparked a resurgence in popularity for such Australian ceramic icons as John Perceval, Arthur and Merric Boyd, Maude O’Reilly, William Ricketts, Grace Secombe and Marguerite Mahood.

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