Sixty years of interesting "old stuff" to go under the hammer
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 7th October, 2015
Sixty years worth of “old stuff” will go under the hammer when auctioneer Steve Graham mounts the rostrum at 10am on Sunday October 11 at 7 Ardoch Street, Essendon.
One of the main features of the auction is a copper and leadlight feature door that came from the former 1930s Mercantile Mutual building in Melbourne CBD and an ostrich egg in a Morton’s Fish Paste cardboard box.
The house contents include a hallstand, marble washstands, mirrored sideboards, dressing tables, display cabinets, beds, wardrobes and mirrors.
Of particular note is an auto trolley and a leadlight bookcase secretaire.
For those who love to fossick, the shed contents could provide the most satisfaction – with timber crates, boxes, petrol and oil tins, quoits, old tools, hand and power tools, old bottles and tin signs among the attractions.
The vendors once ran a post office and the auction contains several items reflecting those days.