Leski Auctions

"Live" Australian sporting memorabilia auction to break coronavirus tedium

With Australia still operating under heavy restrictions following the hundreds of thousands of deaths and economic destruction worldwide caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Leski Auctions is the first of the Melbourne-based auction houses to hold a full-blown sporting memorabilia sale involving 716 lots – its biggest for many years.

The auction, from 12pm Sunday May 10 (Mothers’ Day) at 727-729 High Street Armadale, covers valued and historic football, cricket, billiards, boxing, golf, horse racing, tennis, motor sports and Olympic Games items.

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Leski Auctions

Leski's timed online auctions give collectors excellent purchase power

Like several other Australian auction houses, Melbourne-based Leski Auctions has moved several of its sales to timed online auctions to help overcome government initiated lockdown restrictions implemented because of the current coronavirus pandemic.

At present, two are in this category – one a Stamps & Postal History sale that opened at 10am on. Wednesday April 22 and is due to finish from 10am on Monday May 4 – and the other a toy auction that will finish from 12pm on the same day.

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Gibsons Auctions

Stockroom timed online auction throws up all sorts of goodies

Gibson’s Auctions is continuing its dalliance with timed online auctions in Melbourne with a stockroom sale which will start closing from 10.30am Thursday April 30 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

Viewing is only online and where multiple bids occur within five minutes of the time any particular lot is due to close, its closing time will be extended by a further five minutes.

The stockroom auction contains a wide variety of items including furniture, art, clothing, bags, shoes, and various collectables.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Magnificent collection in Melbourne online auction

Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions is hoping to attract plenty of attention to its second online auction for the year with a magnificent collection of quality French and English antique furniture, beautiful clocks and collectable Australian and European art among the 230 lots.

The auction, from 6pm Tuesday April 28, will be held at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford and, with coronavirus pandemic restrictions still in place, viewing is only online, with collection of goods after the sale by appointment.

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Gibsons Auctions

Alfred Gregory's photographs in Melbourne online auction

Gibson’s Auctions love affair with English-born climber, explorer and photographer Alfred Gregory (1913-2010) continues with a timed online auction that ends in incremental stages from 10.30am Thursday April 23.

This latest effort, with 127 photographic lots on offer, follows an earlier Gregory sale by the Melbourne-based auction house, located at 885-889 High Street, Armadale, in August last year.

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Gibsons Auctions

Australian auction house dodges coronavirus ban with online sale

Gibson’s Auctions is another of Melbourne’s auction houses working its way around the coronavirus pandemic restrictions by holding its forthcoming Chinese & Asian Ceramics and Works of Art sale entirely online.

The auction is scheduled from 10.30am Wednesday April 8 and is a timed online sale with only virtual viewing.

All bids must be placed via Gibson’s Auctions website www.gibsonsauctions.com.au and will be executed immediately against the lot’s reserve or the current highest bid.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Coronavirus forces McCann Auctions to go online only

Christian McCann Auctions had barely moved into its new premises at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford when Australian government restrictions on trading and social distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic forced its next sale to be carried out entirely online, by telephone or absentee bidding.

This, despite the new premises being set up with a second gallery specifically purposed for displaying art and jewellery at each forthcoming auction.

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Leski Auctions

Master model railway builder collection steams off to auction

The collection of one of Australia’s leading master model railway builders, the late Frank Kelly – who died in June 2016, will be auctioned from 2pm Sunday March 22 by Leski Auctions at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

His handiwork was admired by all who knew him and the first 55 lots of the sale gives collectors the perfect opportunity to acquire one of his models.

Leski Auctions describes every lot as unique and testament to Frank’s ability to build from scratch by hand models of Victorian and South Australian locomotives and rolling stock.

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Philips Auctions

Famous Australian singer auctions her designer furniture

Cabinets by American designer Jonathan Adler (lots 383 and 384) belonging to a famous Australian singer and celebrity, who had the interior of her Hawthorn home designed by TV personality Shaynna Blaze from the much-loved show The Block, is one of the more fascinating auction attractions at Philips forthcoming decorative arts sale from noon Sunday March 22 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Now 54, Adler was born in New Jersey, New York and turned his childhood passion for pottery into a full-blown professional career, launching his first ceramic collection in 1993.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Aboriginal art collections set stage for stand alone Melbourne auction

Two magnificent collections of Australian Aboriginal art are the backbone for Deutscher and Hackett’s first stand-alone Aboriginal art auction in Melbourne for some time from 7pm Wednesday March 18 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

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