EJ Ainger

Books, pub signs and furniture in the mix at Aingers auction

Antiquarian and other books (lot 401) and vintage pub signs (lots 446 and 448) join a range of antique furniture at E.J. Ainger’s latest auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 24 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The furniture includes two upright art nouveau display cabinets (lots 603 and 604)and a selection of French queen and double beds (lots 771 and 777).

There are bureau and swivel bookcases in various sizes (lots 745 and 630), a selection of mahogany sideboards and serveries (lots 754 and 827) and English oak and mahogany grandfather clocks (lots 826 and 828).

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Kim's Auctions

Kew auction to attract collectors

Kew resident Henry Tang is selling his 1930s two-storey Tudor-style home at 75 Studley Park Road and has asked Kim’s Auctions to handle the sale of the contents.

As a result, the onsite auction will be held from 11am Sunday July 22 and features a comprehensive range of antiques and collectables.

One of the more impressive features is a 20th century Italian gilt blackamoor lamp with matching glass coffee table.

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Abacus Auctions

Abacus Auctions the new auction guru on the Melbourne block

The newly created Australian auction house Abacus Auctions has launched its second sale with a Coins, Banknotes, Sporting Memorabilia & Collectable flavour from 10am Sunday July 22 at 19A Hampshire Road, Glen Waverley, Victoria.  

For sporting lovers, the auction will commence with sporting memorabilia and collectable items including cricket, football, boxing, horse racing, motor racing before devoting the afternoon to coins and banknotes.

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Leski Auctions

Australian history auction tosses up many gems

Melbourne auctioneer Charles Leski – well known over many years in collector circles for his ability to unearth some of Australia’s more memorable collectables – has re-established his former business Leski Auctions at new premises in 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

To launch the new enterprise with a small team of experienced staff, Leski is doing what he has always done well – a trademark Australian & Colonial History & Artworks auction from noon Sunday July 15.

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Leonard Joel

Australian arts patron Margaret Bolster auctions her collection

Arts patron and ambassador for the appreciation of Indigenous, Asian and Pacific Art in Australia, Margaret Bolster, is auctioning her collection of Asian and Ethnographic artefacts through Leonard Joel from 2pm Wednesday July 11 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction features a comprehensive range of items including Himalayan and Tibetan artefacts and jewellery, Indian miniature paintings, central Asian textiles, nomadic rugs, Khmer ceramics and Papua New Guinean and Oceanic artefacts.

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EJ Ainger

Something for everyone at Ainger's auction

Looking for a French gilt metal clock under a glass dome or sterling silver jewellery?

Then E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 10 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond is the place to be.

Other auction attractions include snuff, patch and cigarette boxes and a Johnson Bros dinner service (lot 428).

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Dominion Group

Mossgreen auction a bankruptcy fire sale

Plant and machinery specialist Dominion Group has taken on the task of auctioning antique furniture, paintings and objets d’art from the former Mossgreen warehouse on site at 1 Torteval Place, Clayton from noon Thursday June 28.

The company took on the sale when liquidators BDO, appointed to oversee the winding up of Mossgreen Pty Ltd (which went into voluntary liquidation in December last year), abandoned the process.

The auction contains a comprehensive range of items including paintings and prints, objets d’art, books, chandeliers, and sports memorabilia.

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EJ Ainger

Buyer interest in auction fine furniture and collectables

A fine selection of furniture and collectables from Melbourne homes will ensure plenty of buyer interest in E.J Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday June 26 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

One of the highlights is a mahogany sideboard built by Davidson Bros from Aberdeen Scotland (lot 729) while another is the four-door breakfront display cabinet with bronze and ormolu mounts (lot 749).

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Leonard Joel

A timely clock auction that waits for no one

As a 14-yer-old mechanic’s apprentice with a Collingwood-based garage, 83-year-old Australian great-grandfather Ken Hose always admired an American clock that hung on one of the walls.

Some years later, when the garage was scheduled for demolition, Ken rescued the clock and so began his lifelong passion for the mechanics and measurement of time.

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Philips Auctions

Silver auction to set tongues wagging

A gilt aesthetic jug with goblets and tray is among a strong collection of sterling silver at Philips Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday June 24 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

With a catalogue estimate of $12,000-$14,000, the 1879 and 1882 set, complete with maker’s marks for Holland, Son & Slater of London and Birmingham’s Elkington & Co, features a straight-sided jug with a bamboo bracket handle and foliate mounts.

A magnificent George II sterling silver breadbasket made in 1744 in London with maker’s marks for Aymé Videau is another attraction.

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