Abacus Auctions

"Man catcher" a lethal auction collection reminder of PNG head hunters

It’s an horrendous instrument – a Papua New Guinea head hunter’s “man catcher”, comprising a sharpened wooden shaft with bamboo noose.

Innocuous looking but deadly, it was used to capture and enslave enemy tribe members by encircling the head, the razor-like point protruding into the back of the neck inflicting fatal injury if they continued to struggle.

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Philips Auctions

Famous London dealer's Indian silver collection in Melbourne auction

Robert Reis was such a famous and knowledgeable London-based antiques dealer and collector that one of England’s oldest and largest auction houses Christie’s was keen to employ him – and he also trained many of the commentators on the well-known TV show Antiques Roadshow.

For 45 years with partner Gay Bowler, he spent much of his time travelling throughout Europe and the United States in the pursuit of his passion before moving to Australia in 2009.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Tudor style country mansion the venue for decorative arts auction

An attractive Tudor-style mansion called The Gables, belonging to a prominent local antiques dealer and situated in the Victorian Western Districts town of Hamilton, is the venue for Christian McCann’s forthcoming on site fine and decorative arts auction from 12pm Sunday June 25 at 69 French Street.

The entire contents are destined to go under the hammer and featuring a superb collection of 18th and 19th century English furniture and French, English and Italian glass chandeliers, the auction is a must for collectors.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Melbourne artist auctions some of his indigenous art collection

Melbourne-based abstract artist James Smeaton has given some of his indigenous art collection to Deutscher and Hackett for a timed online auction ending from 7pm Tuesday June 6 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

Smeaton, 59, has been exhibiting solo since the early 1990s – most recently with Scott Livesey Galleries – and his paintings concentrate on aquatic and maritime features in Melbourne’s port area.

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Fine Arts Auctions

Indigenous art auction marks the passing of a likeable Australian larrikin

Surely it takes a strong and versatile larrikin streak to farm 40,000 emus, milk the venom of poisonous snakes to aid in the research of anti-venenes and manage the largest horse-riding school in the southern hemisphere – among many other unusual accomplishments – as well as become a close friend to Australia’s First Nations people.

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Christian McCann Auctions

"Treasures from the Past" Australian auction pieces are truly wonderful

Right from the start of Melbourne-based Christian McCann’s forthcoming “Treasures from the Past” auction from 12pm Sunday May 28 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford, auction goers will be impressed with the value and versatility of the items on offer.

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Gibsons Auctions

A Melbourne auction to suit everyone

Just about anything auction goers desire can be found at Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions forthcoming two-day autumn auction series, live from 11am Sunday May 28 and continuing from 10am Monday May 29 as a timed online sale at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

The auction contains a comprehensive selection of international decorative arts, silver, jewellery, clocks, Chinese and Asian works of art, furniture and fine arts.

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Leski Auctions

Silver centrepiece highlight for Australian historical auction

A spectacular and highly ornate sterling silver centrepiece in the form of a eucalyptus tree (lot 520) with strong links to the Victorian seaside town of Airey’s Inlet is the undoubted major attraction for Leski Auctions forthcoming three-day Australian & Historical auction from 10am Saturday May 27 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Timed online auction offers affordable works by leading Australian artists

Deutscher and Hackett’s latest timed online auction is a great opportunity to pick up works by one of Australia’s well-known artists without destroying the budget.

Classified as modern, contemporary and traditional art, the sale will close from 7pm Tuesday May 23 and features affordable paintings, prints and sculptures by such luminaries as Sidney Nolan, Bill Henson, Tim Storrier, Tim Maguire, Brett Whiteley, Russell Drysdale, Robert Klippel and Norman Lindsay.

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Philips Auctions

Collectable sterling silver a Melbourne auction highlight

Quality collectable sterling silver is a highlight of Melbourne-based Philips Auctions forthcoming timed online auction finishing from 10am Monday May 15 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The silver is particularly notable for two 1836 pieces by famous London silversmith Paul Storr (1770-1844) – both William IV period – one a coffee pot (lot 140) and the other a teapot (lot 141).

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