Young's Auctions countdown to last sale

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 25th November, 2015

One of Melbourne’s oldest auction houses will hold its last sale on Friday December 18.

Young’s Auctions, at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn, was established in 1930 by Ernie Young and for the past 85 years has been holding weekly sales – almost without interruption.

Ernie was succeeded in the 1960s by his son Bill, and current family members – brothers David and Ian – have been respectively running the business since 1986 and 1991.

The decision to close follows the brothers’ sale of the building earlier this year and a desire to take a much-needed break from auctioning.

Friday’s normal weekly sale, on site from 9.30am, will be the fourth last.

It offers its typical broad range of collectables and furniture including a 1.85-carat diamond ring and matching one-carat (each) earrings.

An ivory chess set is another tantalising offering, while oriental and Lladro figurines are bound to spark buyer interest.

There are several antique clocks, including one from a ship, and a collection of vintage toys.

The paintings on offer should encourage first time collectors and there is custom made furniture to suit all tastes including feather filled couches, chests and big leather armchairs.


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