April 2016

Steve Graham Auctioneer

Eclectic collection of a Scottish Victorian pioneer

John Carre Riddell was a leading pastoralist and politician in mid-19th century Victoria.

Born and educated in Scotland, with his cousin Thomas Hamilton Riddell migrated in 1839 to Sydney and the following month rode to Melbourne.

They briefly visited Victoria’s Western District before in early 1840 buying the stock and de-pasturing licence of the Mount Macedon run which, six years later, was 78 square kilometres in size.

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Gallerist paintings to engender plenty of auction interest

The forthcoming auction of paintings from the late Joy Warren’s estate in Canberra’s Albert Hall should engender plenty of interest among art lovers Australia wide.

A larger than life figure who dedicated her life to the arts as a performer, fundraiser, publicist and patron, she and her husband Bob established the Solander Gallery in the national capital to provide a venue for the promotion and exhibition of artists works she admired.

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Glenelg Auctions

Paintings, antiques and jewellery highlight Ballarat auction

Paintings by leading Australian European and Chinese artists, fine antique furnishings and estate jewellery are some of the highlights at Ballarat Woolshed Auctions (otherwise known as Glenelg Auctions) forthcoming two-day sale from 12.30pm Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10.

The auction will take place at Ballarat Mill Markets 9367 Western Highway Warrenheip, Ballarat.

Among the paintings are David Bromley’s Hilary, John Borrack’s Aireys Inlet, Ernest Buckmaster’s Still Life and Arthur Boyd’s Bride and Bridegroom by a Riverbed.

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EJ Ainger

Coca-Cola mirrored in auction items

Two mirrors advertising Coca-Cola are among several gilded antique and contemporary looking glasses at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly auction from 9.30am Tuesday April 5 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction contains a collection of interesting vintage cameras, camera accessories and vintage radios, and a large library of books from several estates.

The residual contents of Toorak, Malvern and Kew estates – along with various ones through Equity Trustees – are another auction feature.

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