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Book auction to impact collectors

It is not often that Melbourne antiquarian bookseller Peter Arnold holds an auction – but when he does it always has a major impact on collectors.

This forthcoming auction (the first in 18 months) is no exception with several historically important works to go under the hammer from 6.30pm Wednesday December 5 at St George’s Anglican Church Hall 296 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The most notable are the early accounts of Australian and Pacific voyages and travels from the 18th...

On line auction for Australian pioneers collection

Lawsons on line auction of Hawthorn residents Ray Marginson AM and his late wife Betty (also AM) collection will close at 7pm Saturday December 2.

The auction features paintings, furniture, pottery, ceramics, glassware, copper items, sculptures, antique pistols and other collectables.

Betty Marginson (nee Reilly) (1923-2015) was a pioneer in many fields as a teacher, student and community activist, local councillor and advocate for citizens (especially female) rights.


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...


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