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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Leonard Joel

Melbourne collectors auction their vintage collection

Melbourne couple Frank and Jill Jones were always a welcome site at the city’s art galleries, antique shops and auction houses.

Married in 1963 in London with years spent travelling and working in Europe, they returned to Melbourne in 1967 and eight years later moved into the family Toorak home.

It was then their collecting began in earnest – frequenting the likes of Leonard Joel, Sotheby’s, Joseph Brown, Christie’s, Adam Galleries, Franzi and Filcock, Littleton Gallery, Behruz and Parkside Antiques until they had become firm friends with all the proprietors. 

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Leonard Joel

Antique auction jewellery a Christmas bargain

Looking for jewellery with a difference to give that special person for Christmas but unable to afford the staggering asking price that many such pieces seem to generate.

Then head to Leonard Joel’s from 6.30 Wednesday December 5 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra where you will be able to choose from a huge auction range in the Kellies Antiques collection – most with estimates of only a few hundred dollars.

From the opening lot – a pair of Victorian ram’s head drop earrings in 18-carat gold – the  offerings are unusual.

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Gibsons Auctions

Historical works to the fore at Melbourne auction

Australian pastoralist Thomas Chirnside (1815-1887) will forever be remembered for building the sandstone Italianate Werribee Park Mansion, now a major tourist landmark in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Quality French furniture and other attractions at McCann auction

When auction goers turn up to Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming on site sale from noon Sunday December 2 at 25 Monomeath Avenue, Canterbury, they will be greeted by some of the finest quality 19th century French furniture that Australia has seen for many years, according to auctioneer Christian McCann.

“One of these is an exhibition quality breakfront kingwood vitrine with fine marquetry inlay and ormolu mounts (lot 47) and another is similar quality serpentine shaped salon cabinet with hand painted panels (lot 154),” he said.

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Leonard Joel

A lifetime of collecting leads to a special auction

When the late Neil Robertson was 12 years old he purchased his first antique – a decision that was to start him on a lifetime of collecting, particularly curios.

After completing high school, he worked in Australia and England as a bookseller before becoming the proprietor of Melbourne’s iconic Webber’s Booksellers, opened in 1931 by Margareta Webber.

His other interest was gardening – and to that end in 1988 he became involved in Australia’s Open Garden Scheme and served as its national executive officer for almost 20 years.

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