Leonard Joel

Seekers grand piano can be sought at auction

A grand piano purchased in 1973 in Switzerland by Judith Durham, lead singer of the famous Australian group The Seekers, will be part of Leonard Joel’s weekly Interiors & Jewellery auction from 10am Thursday July 13 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The piano – an ebonised C. Bechstein circa 1898-1902 – was shipped to Australia and has remained in her personal posession until now.

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Leonard Joel

Auction items to suit a broad range of tastes

Leonard Joel’s latest weekly auction of furniture, jewellery, art and objects and collectables begins at 10am Thursday July 6 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Among the furniture is a pair of decorative French serpentine fronted marble top commodes, an 18th century French Henry II style oak table and a French continental style parquetry top extension dining table.

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EJ Ainger

Fine furnishings and collectables an auction paradise

A pair of Schonbeck crystal chandeliers is among the more interesting highlights to attract auction goers to E.J. Aingers forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday July 4 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction, which comprises fine furnishings and collectables from several Melbourne estates, features an impressive collection of sterling silver – including silver flatware, bowls, dishes condiments and trophies.

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Victorian Auctions

Treasure trove of antiques and collectables hits auction market

A treasure trove of antiques, collectables and art will be up for grabs when the former owner of Portland’s Glenelg Auctions, Brian O’Halloran, auctions his private collection – amassed over 50 years – from 11am Sunday July 2 in his private residence at 390 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Now operating under the banner Victorian Auctions and Valuations, O'Halloran has spread items for auction throughout the large two-storey historic mansion, which features many unusual collectables.

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Leonard Joel

Opera Australia costumes dress up for auction

Costumes designed for and worn in Opera Australia’s production of “Opera in a Box” – Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers are among those used in a comprehensive range of operas up for the organisation’s Costume & Memorabilia auction over two days from 6pm Friday June 30 and continuing from 10am Saturday July 1 through Leonard Joel at the Opera Centre, 480 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills in Sydney.

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Mossgreen

Aboriginal album a rare auction find

The rare and important J.W. Lindt (1845-1926) Album of Australian Aboriginals 1873 should bring collectors running to Mossgreen’s auction of the Denis Joachim Collection Part II – an important assembly of indigenous and colonial Australian history, European decorative arts and Chinese and Oceanic and tribal arts – from 2pm Wednesday June 28 at 935 High Street, Armadale.

The album, in new green paper covered boards, contains 19 enlarged gelatin silver or carbon prints from about 1893 to 1920.

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Mossgreen

Grandma's Sunday Walk journeys to auction

Russell Drysdale’s masterpiece Grandma’s Sunday Walk is the major drawcard at Mossgreen’s forthcoming auction of the Alan & Margaret Hickinbotham Collection in Adelaide.

According to the catalogue preview, the painting exhibits the essential characteristics of a classic Drysdale – a set of recognisable outback characters in a landscape pared back to a few generic forms that might be found anywhere on the Australian continent. 

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Christian McCann Auctions

Antiquities head the billing in McCann auction

Two Egyptian figures once belonging to disgraced Australian businessman the late Christopher Skase are among a more than 40-year-old comprehensive and exquisite private collection of Egyptian, Roman, Greek and Chinese antiquities to be auctioned on site from noon Sunday June 25 at 7 Ottowa Road, Toorak through Christian McCann Auctions.

One is a wood bearded male mask/bust complete with long black painted beard and striped turquoise wig from a New Kingdom Late Period (664-332 BC) Egyptian mummy case.

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Leonard Joel

Wind up auction tin toys to set collectors buzzing

A rare tin bee on a flower made in the 130s by German company Spark is just one of the strong attractions for collectors planning to attend Leonard Joel’s latest Collectables auction that features a range of tin toys from the early to mid-20th century.

The auction, from 2pm Thursday June 22 at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, has many unusual pieces including a 1930s wind-up ‘Beat It! The Komical Cop’ made by United States company Louis Marx & Co.

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EJ Ainger

Chinese porcelain to draw auction crowds

A collection of fine, large pieces of Chinese porcelain are among the highlights of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday June 20 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Antique and mid-20th century furnishings from a Toorak home are other attractions including French, English Victorian and Edwardian furniture.

Included is a set of 12 early Victorian padded back chairs with button leather upholstery and an impressive mahogany Sheraton Revival marquetry cabinet.

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