October 2016

EJ Ainger

Quality Toorak antiques find their way to auction

A magnificent collection of antiques that belonged to Toorak couple the late Bruce Reid and his late wife Joy Gertrude Beattie is the highlight of E.J. Ainger’s special two-day sale from 11am on both Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Bruce’s great-grandfather William Reid, a prominent banking and racing identity of the early 20th century, started the collection, which has been cherished and handed down through several generations.

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Unusual trade exhibition auction excites collectors

An album carrying historic photographs of the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition is among a comprehensive collection of Australia’s involvement in trade exhibitions from 1851 to the advent of Expos in the mid-20th century that will be auctioned by Mossgreen from 1pm Tuesday October 18 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

The collection belongs to John Lancaster, whose involvement in organised philately stretches back 40 years.

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Collectables galore at Australian history auction

Maritime items, folk art, Aboriginal and tribal artefacts and artworks, pottery, books and historical documents, silver, convict memorabilia and antique furniture comprise part two of Mossgreen’s Australian History auction from 10am Monday October 17 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Some of the more interesting items include a circa 1905 naval commander’s dress uniform with Queen Victoria buttons once belonging to T.E.J. Bigg and a 61-centimtere long William Ricketts (1898-1993) pottery coolamon with applied kangaroos and an Aboriginal tribal elder.

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Leonard Joel

Top auction billing for Chinese artist

A painting by one of China’s leading water colourists of his day has top billing at Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Asian Art, Classic Furniture & Objects auction from 11am Sunday October 16 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Featured on the auction catalogue front cover, the ink and colour on paper Morning Glory and Chicks is by self-taught artist Qi Baishi (1863-1957) and carries an estimate of $170,000-$200,000.

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Significant Tasmanian collection hits auction market

The most significant Tasmanian collection to hit the Australian auction market in living memory will be sold from noon Sunday October 9 by Mossgreen at the Henry Jones Art Hotel 25 Hunter Street, Hobart.

The collection, comprising Tasmanian colonial furniture, maritime objects and antiques, belongs to David and Leslie Frost and has attracted enormous national and international attention.

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Kim's Auctions

Cartier watch timely auction find

An 18-carat yellow gold women’s Cartier Balloigne watch with a diamond face is one of the major highlights of Kim’s Auctions forthcoming auction from 11am Sunday October 9 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

Men who love quality timepieces also have not been forgotten with a Bulgari 18-carat yellow gold chromograph watch up for grabs.

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