Leski Auctions

Car mascots and autographs among fascinating Melbourne auction collectables

A 1922-25 French Sirene nickel plated bronze car mascot (lot 196) by George Colin (marked G. Colin, 10) is one of the more unusual and appealing items up for grabs at Leski Auctions forthcoming Decorative Arts & Collectables sale from 12pm Sunday March 3 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

Featured on the auction catalogue’s front cover and originally distributed by Hermes, in 1922 Colin’s design was awarded Medailee for design by L’Auto.

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Leski Auctions

Garfield Sobers "six sixes" bat hits Melbourne auction scene

West Indian Sir Garfield Sobers will always be remembered as one of the greatest – if not the greatest – cricketing allrounders of all time.

His extraordinary feat of hitting six sixes in one six-ball over for English county Nottinghamshire against Glamorgan on August 31, 1968 – the first batsmen ever to do so – from the bowling of hapless young Malcolm Nash is still talked about today and can even be found on YouTube.

So hard did Sobers hit the last of these sixes that it flew out of the ground and was not found until the next day.

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EJ Ainger

St Vincent de Paul to benefit from auction art sales

Victoria’s St Vincent de Paul Society will be the beneficiary of auction proceeds from a large oil painting collection featuring artists Joyce McGrath, Nornie Gude and Donald Cameron when E.J. Ainger holds its second auction for the year from 9.30am Tuesday February 19 at 433 Bridge Road Richmond.

One of the paintings for auction is a female study but no doubt art lovers will find plenty of other works to whet their appetites and support this worthy cause.

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Gibsons Auctions

Australian charity auction for prostate cancer

The Australian Prostate Centre will be the beneficiary of charity auction funds hosted this year by Gibson’s Auctions for New Directions Art Auction.

The auction to be held from 6pm on Sunday February 17 at Level 1, 885-889 High Street, Armadale and will feature works by many talented artists well respected in the art world.

The Australian Prostate Centre is the only one of its kind in Australia and is available for all men with cancer below the waist.

It is free for all men from both public and private sectors with or without health insurance.

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Philips Auctions

Looking for a Valentine's Day lover to go the "whole nine yards" at jewellery auction

A five-carat heart shaped gold and diamond ring (lot 88) might be just the ideal slightly belated Valentine’s Day gift for those auction goers willing to go the “whole nine yards” at Philips Auctions first jewellery auction for the year and fork out an estimated $50,000-$60,000 on that special someone.

If not, there are plenty of other romantic ruby, diamond, emerald and sapphire contenders at this particularly interesting jewellery sale from 6pm Monday February 18 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

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Kim's Auctions

A 60-year collection goes under the hammer

A more than 60 year collection of sterling silver, paintings, Chinese artefacts and a 2009 two-door Mercedes S320 in mint condition are among items at Kim’s Auctions first sale for the year – from 11am Sunday February 17 on site at 45 Sussex Street, Brighton.

The home, which belongs to Marianne Davis who is downsizing, has been sold and the contents – many without reserve – must be sold on the day.

The 18th and 19th century sterling silver collection comprises a large centrepiece bowl, tea and coffee set, candelabra, tureens, comport and a tea caddy.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Hey Hey Its Saturday producer auction on a Sunday

Many Australian TV followers will remember Gavan Disney as executive producer and the brains behind the creation of Channel 9’s long running variety show Hey Hey Its Saturday hosted by Daryl Sommers.

He also was the co-creator of Network Ten’s lifestyle program Healthy, Wealthy and Wise and veteran TV personality Bert Newton claims Disney resurrected his career when he offered him the host spot on Good Morning Australia.

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Leski Auctions

1930 Australian penny part of rare auction coin set

An Australian 1930 penny with an estimated worth of $19,000 is among a collection of album mounted pennies dating from 1911-1964 (lot 18) to be offered as part of Leski Auctions Stamps, Coins & Postal History auction from noon Sunday December 16 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

Managing director Charles Leski says while 1930 pennies in any condition are extremely rare, it is even more unusual to see them as part of a large collection like the one for sale.

Romance has always surrounded the 1930 penny, which was never intended to be placed in circulation.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Famous French cabinetmakers are auction drawcards

A Francoise Linke (1855-1946) commode and a bureau-plat by Paul Sormani are highlights of Christian McCann Auctions final sale for 2018 from noon Sunday December 16 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

A leading late 19th and early 20th century Parisian cabinetmaker, Linke was born in the small Czech Republic village of Pankraz and in 1875 arrived in Paris.

Six years later, he was supplying for more established furniture makers and, in a time of wealth and confidence in France, set his sights on exhibiting his creations at the 1900 Paris World Fair.

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Leonard Joel

A range of Asian art auction items to suit all comers

Asian art lovers will be impressed at the range of collectable items on display at Leonard Joel’s Asian Art Edit auction from 6.30pm Wednesday December 12 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

One of the more colourful items is a circa 1705 Edo Period Japanese four panel screen in the Kano Tomonobu school style and painted by its esteemed artist Fujiwara Toshinobu at 70 years old (lot 13).

Kano Tomonobu was the sixth generation descendant of the master Kano Eitoku who established the Kano tradition of crane paintings.

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