July 2022

Christian McCann Auctions

Quality antiques galore in two-day Melbourne auction

Part 2 of the collection of 18th century English porcelain, sterling silver, clocks and telescopes Melbourne enthusiast Paul Mitchell has assembled over the past 45 years will be among 1000 items Christian McCann Auctions is offering in a two-day sale from 12pm Saturday August 6 and continuing from the same time Sunday August 7 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

Mitchell decided to auction his collection in order to pursue his new interest in book binding in the United Kingdom.

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Abacus Auctions

Cricket, stamps, banknotes and postal history impact Australian auction

Sri Lanka might have recently flogged the Australian Test team in their home country Second Test – but that should not deter cricket lovers from checking out former Australian wicketkeeper Barry Jarman’s impressive collection of three baggy green caps and the same number of blazers at Abacus Auctions forthcoming sporting memorabilia sale from 11am Friday August 5 at 29 Hardner Road, Mount Waverley.

A South Australian, Jarman (1936-2020) debuted in December 1959 for Australia against India when first choice wicketkeeper Wally Grout (1927-1968) became injured.

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Deutscher and Hackett

A history changing Australian art collection goes to auction

It often takes far-sighted visionaries to change the course of history – never more true than for the Australian art industry.

In the late 1980s, legendary Melbourne-based artworld figures Dr Joseph Brown (1918-2009) and Professor Bernard Smith (1916-2011) sensed that important Australian artworks were significantly undervalued and surreptitiously being snapped up by overseas buyers instead of remaining in the country.

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Gibsons Auctions

Quality Royal Worcester a highlight of Australian winter auction

Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions is hoping to entice as many buyers as possible with its live Winter Auction Series sale from 11am on Sunday July 17 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale followed from 10am the following day by a timed online part two of the exercise.

The live auction is a feast for auction goers with the late June Harris collection of quality Royal Worcester by famous artists from the opening lot up for grabs.

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