September 2016

EJ Ainger

French oak hallstand auction drawcard

A large French oak hallstand is one of several antique furniture items bound to appeal auction goers at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday October 4 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction includes the residual contents from estates in Glen Iris, Surrey Hills, Malvern East, Brighton and Kew.

Other antique furniture includes Victorian, Edwardian, 1920s and Australian cedar.

Of particular appeal could be a Chippendale style dining room suite, retro teak items and a pair of brand new leather settees.

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GraysOnline

Affordable art at online auction

A range of artworks by prominent Australian artists and other notable collectables currently being auctioned online through GraysOnline give collectors the chance to pick up quality works at affordable prices.

The sale, due to finish at 9.15pm on Tuesday October 4, features works by David Bromley, Pro Hart, Kristie Stenning, Charles Blackman, Hugh Sawrey, Ken Done, Gloria Petyarre, Sidney Nolan, Terry Lewitzka and Jack Absalom.

International artists whose works appear in the sale include Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.

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GraysOnline

Muscle cars popular at online auction

Muscle car enthusiasts have the chance to pick up a rare 2008 Holden Special Vehicles W427 VE six-speed Manual with only 54,328 kilometres on the clock at GraysOnline latest online car auction, which ends at 8pm on Tuesday October 4.

The 2008 car is joined by several ex-corporate fleet 2014 and 2015 Holden Special Vehicles and a 2015 Volkswagon Amarok 4WD Sports with only 19,066 kilometres.

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Mossgreen

Distinguished artist collection hits auction scene

The extensive collection of one of Australia’s most distinguished artists, Deborah Halpern, will go under the hammer from noon Sunday September 25 at Mossgreen 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

About half the 516 lots comprise Australian and international works of fine art, decorative arts, furniture, fashion and accessories the artist has collected throughout her life – either through purchase or inheritance.

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Menzies Art Brands

Brett Whiteley prominent in Menzies auction

Menzies Art Brands will auction some of Australian iconic artist Brett Whiteley’s best works over two nights from 6.30pm Wednesday September 21 and Thursday September 22 at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra as part of two-pronged sale offering 289 works with a low estimate of $8.3 million.

The auction comprises 129 lots in its Australian & International Fine Art & Sculpture sale from various vendors and on the second night involves the dispersal of the Stock-in-Trade of Savill Galleries.

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Mossgreen

Elite footballer collection goes under hammer at finals time

In a career that stretched for 250 games with three VFL/AFL clubs, Australian Rules player Greg “Diesel” Williams was recognised as one of the elite footballers of his era.

Despite being relatively slow, Williams possessed superb handballing skills and was unparalleled at gathering possessions – so much so that as the years progressed his standing in the game continued to grow.

Williams was initially recruited but rejected early by Carlton before signing on at Geelong for the 1984-85 seasons where he won the club’s best and fairest award.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Chinese auction treasures in Victorian English setting

Normally found in a more familiar Asian setting, a collection of Ming Dynasty polychrome carved Buddhas, Chinese ivory and jade will feature prominently in one of Melbourne’s historic Victorian English mansions as part of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday September 18.

The mansion is located at 878 High Street, Armadale and other important Chinese treasures on show include a signed pair of iron Cheng Hua period temple Guanyins.

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Kim's Auctions

Egyptian treasures grace Melbourne auction

A Cypriot Egyptian copper figurative mirror from the Middle Kingdom period (2030-1640 B.C.) is a major highlight of Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday September 11 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The mirror, which features in a catalogue released by Sydney-based boutique auction house and consultancy Guy Earl-Smith Art & Antiquities, is accompanied by an x-ray fluorescent report from Oxford X-Ray Fluorescence Ltd in the United Kingdom.

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Mossgreen

Pioneer Australian airmail collection hits the auction stage

A letter dated June 9, 1914 from the Bendigo mayor to his counterpart in Ballarat is the earliest known item flown by aeroplane in Australia.

With a catalogue estimate of $25,000, the letter is a highlight of Mossgreen’s auction of collector Tom Frommer’s Grand Prix collection of pioneer Australian airmails from 3pm Sunday September 11 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

Frommer began collecting stamps as a teenager and early on developed a passionate interest in the exploits of pioneer aviators.

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Mossgreen

Stamp collector the stuff of auction legends

A part sheet of 1854 Western Australian four pence stamps is a vital part of Mossgreen’s forthcoming Australian Colonies stamp auction from 1pm Sunday September 11 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

Described in the catalogue as one of the crown jewels of Australian philately and one of the most stimulating and technically exciting philatelic items from anywhere in the world, the sheet comprising 100 stamps (featuring 17 varieties) carries an estimate of $150,000.

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