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Leski Auctions withdraws Blythman collection from sale


Earlier today, after receiving advice from Aboriginal Victoria, we had no option but to withdraw all of the lots listed for sale in this Sunday’s auction (September 23) of the Blythman Collection.
We took this decision in consultation with the vendor and Aboriginal Victoria, an office within the Department of the Premier & Cabinet of the Victorian Government.
After an inspection of the 232 lots that were being...

Leonard Joel establishes valuations department

Jewellery expert Caroline Tickner has been appointed head of the newly created valuations department within Leonard Joel.

The new department, which complements a broad range of categories within the auction house, will provide specialist and tailored solutions for all written valuations.

This adds to Leonard Joel’s ability to provide expert written opinions on market, probate, insurance, matrimonial, superannuation and cultural gifts matters for its clients.

Tickner is...

GraysOnline goes global

Equipment owners, contractors and dealers worldwide can now target thousands of potential customers in the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and Australasia through the recent launch of Grays eCommerce Group online auction service

This unique plant and equipment online marketplace was created last month by joining Australasia’s largest online auctioneer GraysOnline with experienced regional partners Glen Day...

Former NGV deputy director joins Mossgreen

Former National Gallery of Victoria deputy director Frances Lindsay has been appointed Mossgreen’s director of Australian art.

The appointment takes effect from March 1 and the aim of the newly created role is to grow and develop the company’s Australian art business in Australia and New Zealand across all of its art departments – auctions, galleries and private sales.

One of Australia’s most experienced art professionals, Lindsay has an extensive track record of strategic...

Mossgreen takes over New Zealand auction house Webb's


Mossgreen has taken over New Zealand’s Webb’s (Peter Webb Galleries Limited) effective from January 16 next year, subject to shareholder agreement of its NZX listed parent company Bethunes Investments Limited.

Webb’s will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian auction-house and gallery, which has successfully developed and grown its business to become the largest multi-discipline auction house in Australia...

Mossgreen's new and exciting ventures

Mossgreen has merged with one business and partnered with another to further strengthen its position in the Australian auction market.

The merger is with Prestige Philately – a powerful brand in the Australian philatelic market for more than 30 years, which rivalled Leski Auctions (before its merger with Mossgreen in 2013) as an industry leader that helped push the stamp market to the estimated $50 million it is worth today.

The partnership is with Messum’s of...

Australian artist a true nature lover

Australian artist Hobie Porter is a keen nature lover and has a burning desire to illustrate how human beings interact with nature and the effect they have on the environment.

The 38-year-old, who lives among the subtropical rainforest of the Tweed Valley in northern New South Wales from which he derives much of his inspiration, is holding his first Mossgreen showing from Saturday November 29 to Saturday December 20 at 126-130 High Street, Armadale.


A famous travelling companion

A gold travelling clock that once belonged to legendary Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba should have buyers flocking through Philips Auctions doors for its next jewellery sale from 6pm Monday October 27 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The clock, made by Vacheron Constantin and with “Vacheron Paris” marked on the flap, has the signature “Nellie Melba” engraved on the case.

The diva gave the clock to her friend Thomas Hazelton-Cochrane who then...

Auguste Blackman Love Story exhibition

Opening Saturday October 25 from 3pm to 5pm at Angela Tandori Fine Art Gallery 55 Victoria Parade Collingwood, Auguste Blackman’s latest exhibition entitled The Love Story evokes a generational narrative of love and creativity.

Auguste Blackman is the gifted eldest child of celebrated Australian artist Charles Blackman and his talented wife, writer Barbara Blackman. Auguste’s parents romantic and creative partnership is legendary...

Rare Winchester rifle to go to auction

An extremely rare Winchester Model 1876 “One of One Thousand” will be the highlight of Australian Arms Auctions Saturday May 3 and Sunday May 4 auction respectively from 6pm and 10am at Eley Park Community Centre, 87 Eley Road, Blackburn South.

One of only 54 “One of One Thousand” ever made and expected to sell for more than $375,000, the repeating rifle belonged to iconic collector the late Robert Stagg of Wangaratta – who had more than 1000 registered antique firearms in his...


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