Auction of auction house premises sign of bigger and better things to come

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 11th February, 2014

Despite the auction sign on the roof above 229 Camberwell Road East Hawthorn, it is business as usual for Young’s Auctions – just as it has been for the past 85 years.

One of Australia’s oldest auction houses is not closing down – just moving premises to at this stage an unknown location.

“We have yet to find a suitable and larger premises to take the business into a new era,” explained managing director David Young.

“However, once the premises are sold (hopefully on auction day Thursday March 20) we will have until mid next year to find something.”

The new era David is talking about involves selling over the internet – and for that Young’s Auctions will need much greater storage space than it currently has.

And valued customers need not worry – the auction house plans to be within as close proximity as possible to its current location.

Meantime, Friday’s Valentine’s Day auction from 9.30am gives all comers the chance to pick up a belated present for that special loved one.

Diamond rings abound along with plenty of other unusual gifts.

There are mantel clock sets, Chinese, English and Japanese ceramics, wine and stainless steel fridges, new quality reproduction furniture from various shops – and for the really keen Valentine’s Day collector vintage radios belonging to john Heard, some of whose collection was auctioned last week by Mossgreen.

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