EJ Ainger

Auction rooms benefit from holiday break

E.J. Ainger opened its auction rooms on Tuesday after being closed for more than a month for the Christmas-New Year holiday break.

However, staff did not depart for the break without leaving the carrier’s number on the office answering machine and were surprised to find they were inundated with antique and luxurious furnishings and collectibles on their return.

All these items will be available for Aingers Tuesday auction from 9.30am at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

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Amanda Addams Auctions

Jewellery a major buyer attraction at Kew auction

Valuable jewellery – including a 4.32-carat diamond ring (insurance value $115,000) and a 49.30-carat tanzanite pendant ($119,000) – will be the highlight of Amanda Addams Auctions latest sale from 6.30pm Monday at 344 High Street, Kew.

These two items – and a 3.5-carat yellow diamond ring – along with several excellent paintings by well-known Australian artists belong to a South Caulfield estate and are bound to excite collector interest.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Busy month for auctioneer Steve Graham

January will be a busy month for auctioneer Steve Graham as he will be holding three auctions in 10 days.

The first, from 10am on Sunday January 12 at “Kippen Ross” 429 Bulmans Road West Melton, is a clearing sale with a comprehensive range of items that no doubt will appeal to many of the locals.

A major drawcard is the Mustang 960 bobcat with a four-in-one bucket and a Leyland three-tonne tip truck.

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Amanda Addams Auctions

Rare art to attract buyers to New Year auction

Rare Australian art will be among the major drawcards for Amanda Addams Auctions first sale for 2014 from 6.30pm Monday January 6 at 344 High Street, Kew.

Items for the auction are from the estate of Marjory Stillwell in Balwyn North and properties in Canterbury, Camberwell, Mornington and Trafalgar.

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Woodlands Auctions

Highland Royal Worcester a real auction crowd pleaser

A three-piece Royal Worcester highland cattle garniture set by Stinton joins 20 pieces of Moorcroft (some with a Spanish pattern) Royal Doulton and 19th century Staffordshire figures as a highlight of Woodlands Auctions opening sale for 2014 from 10.30am Sunday January 5 at 16 Grubb Road, Ocean Grove.

Other porcelain items include Royal Crown Derby and Beswick animals along with 19th century cut glass pieces, sterling silver, caddies and boxes.

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Danish retro furniture to keep auction buyers busy

Young’s Auctions latest sale from 9.30am Friday at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn features a collection of Danish retro furniture that should have many buyers keen to purchase.

One of the major highlights is a Hermon & Hermon dining suite that cost $10,000 when new.

The auction also contains new furniture from a shop that has closed along with a selection of English porcelain, art, electrical goods and new and as new leather lounge suites.

Estate jewellery includes a Rolex watch and two one-carat diamond rings.

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EJ Ainger

Dining furniture worth an auction look

An excellent range of teak dining furniture will be a highlight of E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd last sale for the year from 9.30am Tuesday at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction also offers 19th and 20th century furniture including a conversational settee, davenport, sewing and loo tables, large marble clocks and ceramics.

Another feature is the genuine Persian rugs and the paintings and graphics.

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Leonard Joel

Historic photographic images a collector's dream

More than 400 images by many of the world’s best-known photographers from the mid-19th century to the late 20th century will be auctioned from 2pm Sunday at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The images belong to Dr Dinesh Parekh who has been collecting photographs for most of his adult life.

His interest in photography developed as a teenager growing up in Rajhisthan, India and he began collecting in earnest after qualifying in 1962 as a doctor.

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New furniture auction great for Christmas

More than $80,000 worth of brand new classical and modern style furniture from a shop that has closed down is a major highlight for Young’s latest auction from 9.30am Friday at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The auction also contains jewellery from three estates including gold brooches, gold rings set with diamonds and semi-precious stones and two one-carat diamond rings.

Other jewellery on offer includes brand new rings to be sold under instructions from a liquidator.

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Original Commonwealth stamp designs for auction

In 1911, the Commonwealth Government announced the Commonwealth Stamp Design Competition to create a uniform national stamp.

Previously, stamps were designed and issued by each of the six States (or colonies until 1901) but the Federal Government then believed it was time for a national identity stamp that contained “features characteristic of Australia”.

Curiously, the winning designs never made it to print and, instead, artist Blamire Young was commissioned to prepare alternative designs.

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