Unusual auction collectables to whet online auction goer appetites

A vintage gilded cranberry Murano glass coffee set and a scarce 1927 one pound note in great condition are just two of the attractions at Graysonline latest antique and collectables online auction which ends at 10pm Tuesday November 29.

The auction features many collectable items including a leather bound limited edition “Micomicana” by renowned Australian artist Norman Lindsay and a Natural History of Shakespeare arranged by Bessie Mayou and published in the 1870s.

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Rare Titanic parcel label a first time auction item

A rare and previously undiscovered parcel label set to be delivered on board the infamous ocean liner Titanic but arriving after it sailed will be offered for the first time as part of the forthcoming Mossgreen Stamps & Postal History auction from noon Monday November 28 and continuing from 10am the following day at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Bought by a collector in England, who initially had no idea of its remarkable historical significance, the label is addressed to “Marconi Operator/RMS Titanic/co The White Star Line/Southampton”.

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Leonard Joel

Brilliant diamonds an auction tantaliser

An unprecedented offering of diamonds will go under the hammer at Leonard Joel’s final Fine Jewellery sale for the year from 6pm Monday November 28 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Suiting budgets from $1000 to $100,000, the diamonds on offer are in a variety of styles and settings, and include numerous examples of what is widely known and accepted as the “ideal cut”.

Perfected by Tolkowsky, the modern round brilliant was developed to give the best light return from the diamond.

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Unique racing cars set auction tongues wagging

The Chamberlain 8, an innovative racing car built in 1928-29 with a space frame chassis, front wheel drive and independently sprung suspension, is the unique highlight among an extraordinary selection of sports and racing cars, magnificent vintage tourers and motorcycles that will go under the hammer at Mossgreen’s forthcoming Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia auction in Melbourne.

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Sothebys Australia

Long lost Streeton painting among auction treasures

Arthur Streeton’s And the Sunlight Clasps the Earth 1895 has been recently re-discovered after being hidden from public view in a Tasmanian private collection for almost a century and will be auctioned by Sotheby’s Australia as part of its Important Australian Art auction from 6.30pm Wednesday November 23 at the InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

The work is a significant painting from Streeton’s most revered series of Australian impressionist subjects.

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EJ Ainger

Unique model car collection and furniture a good auction mix

A unique collection of 150 to 200 new model cars, trucks and other vehicles is an unusual attraction for auction goers at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday November 22 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction contains a solid selection of Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Edwardian and contemporary furniture.

Featured are mahogany and oak formal dining room tables and country refectory tables, along with chairs in cedar, blackwood and mahogany.

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Gallery benefactor art collection treasured at auction

Highlights of an art collection by the late John Cunningham – who left the largest ever bequest to the Art Gallery of New South Wales – will be auctioned by Bonhams as part of its Important Australian and Aboriginal Art sale from 6.30pm Tuesday November 22 at NCJWA Hall 111 Queen Street, Woollahra in Sydney.

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Jeffrey Smart painting to set auction scene alight

Jeffrey Smart’s Dividing Line, Study 1 from 1978-9 leads the auction charge at Mossgreen’s final multi-vendor Australian and International Art sale for 2016 from 6.30pm Monday November 21 at 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra in Sydney.

This domestic sized work is as striking as it is memorable, according to Mossgreen’s chief executive officer Paul Sumner.

“Painted at the height of Smart’s powers, this is a near identical study for the image chosen to decorate the first edition of his memoir, ‘Not Quite Straight’”, he says in the auction catalogue introduction.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Ancient treasures subject of special auction

A Greek Attic black-figure column krater or vase attributed to the Swing Painter and dating from about 530BC is an important highlight in the largest private collection of antiquities to be auctioned in Australia for many years.

The sale, conducted by Christian McCann Auctions, will be held on site from midday Sunday November 20 at 3 Illawarra Crescent, Toorak – the home of passionate lifetime collector Stewart Macciolli who purchased much of his collection through Sotheby’s and Christie’s in London.

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Kim's Auctions

Sterling silver auction a must for collectors

A pair of museum quality George III regency covered tureens is the highlight of a significant collection of English sterling silver to be auctioned at Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday November 20 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The tureens, hallmarked London 1811 by Thomas Robbins, feature incised swirled decoration and applied heavy casting of a floral carouche surrounding a contemporary noble coat of arms supported on four feet complete with lion motifs.

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