EJ Ainger

Luxurious French style provincial furniture auction drawcard

Luxurious French style provincial lounge and dining room furniture will be among E.J. Ainger’s auction attractions from 9.30am Tuesday April 29 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction contains antique French, English and Australian furniture from throughout Melbourne including homes in Eden Park and Toorak.

Auction goers should also be keen on the gilded mirrors, genuine Persian and Turkish rugs, paintings and coloured prints – along with a good range of porcelain, silver, crystal and coloured glassware.


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Glenelg Auctions

Historic Bendigo pub owner items to attract auction goers

The estate of Karen Esposito, whose grandfather David Sterry in 1857 established the iconic Gold Mines Hotel in Bendigo, will be among 1900 lots to be auctioned from 11am Saturday April 19 and Sunday April 20 by Glenelg Auctions at 37 East Street, Daylesford.

Born in 1832 in Suffolk, England, David Sterry became a sailor and his adventurous spirit led him to seek gold in Australia.

In 1853, he arrived in Bendigo and three years later formed Luftsmann, Sterry and Company to begin quartz reefing on the rich Victoria Reef.

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Sothebys Australia

Lost colonial medal an auction find

A silver medal presented in 1806 by the third Governor of New South Wales, Philip Gidley King, to Te Pahi, the first influential Maori leader to visit the fledgling colony, has recently been rediscovered after being lost for about 200 years.

It is one of Australia’s and new Zealand’s earliest and most significant colonial artefacts and will be a highlight of Sotheby’s Australia forthcoming Fine Asia, Australian & European Arts & Design auction from 6pm on Tuesday April 15 at the Intercontinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

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EJ Ainger

Weekly auctions return after successful special sale

Consignments from estates and private homes have built up at E.J. Ainger’s storage warehouse because the company has not held its regular weekly auction for four weeks due to the highly successful special sale of April 6.

The next weekly sale will be from 9.30am Tuesday April 15 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond and will feature 19th century and 20th century English, French, Australian, Egyptian and decorative furnishings.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Milliner's equipment goes to auction

It is not often auction goers have the opportunity to see the workings of a milliner up close.

However, from 10am Saturday April 13 auctioneer Steve Graham will auction hat blocks and other hat making equipment and supplies belonging to well-known Mornington Peninsula milliner Jackie Newman, who is retiring from business after more than 30 years supplying hats for such major events as Caulfield and Flemington’s Fashions on the Field.

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Spy cameras auction to bring sleuths out of woodwork

While most people associate miniature cameras with the likes of fictional British spy James Bond or the KGB and CIA, United States-born but Australian-based adventurer Willie Feinberg had just as practical a reason for their use.

They were small, light and sophisticated – ideal for his penchant for travelling the world and recording its many faces.

Born in 1935, Willie grew up in South Bronx – the only white kid in an all-black school in the bleak pre- World War II years of industrial America.

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Leonard Joel

Nature lover offers up his antiques at auction

The collection of porcelain, silver and other fine objects belonging to nature lover and antique dealer the late Laszlo Erdos will be auctioned from 4pm Thursday April 10 by Leonard Joel at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Born in Hungary, as a young man Laszlo built a reputation as a man of birds with the Ornithological Institute of Hungary and in 1947 discovered a new species – the first in his country for 60 years.

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Amanda Addams Auctions

Passionate collector lucky enough to meet artists before buying

Ewart A. Wing was a Sydney collector whose passion for collecting was enhanced by the fact he met one of Royal Worcester’s leading artists David Peplow and the Australian artist Robert Dickerson.

A carpenter/builder who was adept at restoring antique furniture to near perfect condition (helped by his son Robert who was a French polisher), Ewart collected until his death 32 years ago, aged 63.

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EJ Ainger

Famous Collingwood coach has collectibles for auction

Items belonging to the legendary Collingwood player and coach Jock McHale will be a highlight of E.J. Ainger’s special sale from noon Sunday April 6 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Born in Sydney, McHale moved to Melbourne as a child where he attended the Christian Brothers College in East Melbourne before leaving school to work at the nearby McCracken Brewery (later bought out by Carlton United Breweries).

At the same time, he joined Australian Rules football club Coburg, where he immediately impressed and was spotted by Collingwood.

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Glenelg Auctions

Huge Portland auction to attract buyers from everywhere

Following its recent successful clearing sale for Peter Brummell, Glenelg Auctions is faced with another huge auction of 1600 lots from 10.30am Sunday April 6 at 109 Learmonth Street, Portland.

The auction features a comprehensive range of Australian art including six works by leading artist Hugh Sawrey, Cathleen Edkins’ Still Life – Her Garden, and paintings by Joseph Frost, Ray Crooke, Ernest Buckmaster, Tom Offord, John Eldershaw, Norman Lindsay, Basil Hadley, Follen Bishop and Taylor Ghee.

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