May 2016

Steve Graham Auctioneer

Pioneering farm items go under hammer

Well-known Woodend paramedic Murray Kennedy and his wife Donna have sold their spectacular bed and breakfast and family farm “Willivy” to downsize to a normal size house block in Woodend village.

The farm was a popular venue for Japanese “farmstay” students wanting to learn about Australian farm life.

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Melbourne philanthropist and lifelong arts lover collection up for grabs

Auction goers will have the opportunity to see the late Suzanne Cecil’s personal collection at her magnificent Toorak home for more than two days before Mossgreen transfers all the items to its rooms at 926-930 High Street, Armadale for auction from 2.30pm Sunday May 15.

Descended from Henry Buck – one of Melbourne’s most distinguished and recognised family names – Sue was actively involved in the family retail business, but had a lifelong passion for painting and the arts.

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Phar Lap program collection auction for serious collectors

Although he won his last race 85 years ago before dying tragically from suspected poisoning, Phar Lap is still regarded as the most famous racehorse in Australian history.

Now, a unique collection of racing programs portraying much of Phar Lap’s racing career, will be auctioned from 9.30am Tuesday May 10 by Mossgreen at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

The collection belongs to Californian Gary Madeiros who grew up near Menlo Park, where Phar Lap died, and was always fascinated by his story.

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