Leski Auctions

A tinge of sadness to Australian sporting auction

A nostalgic sporting memorabilia auction tinged with sadness is the predominant feeling behind Leski Auctions forthcoming Melbourne sale from 10am Tuesday August 23 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

One of the major highlights is Shane Warne’s batting helmet he wore during his first Ashes tour of England in 1993 (lot 271).

Warne, who died tragically on March 4 this year from a heart attack aged 52, took 708 Test wickets for Australia during his 15-year career from 1992-2007 as a leg spin bowler.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Aboriginal bark paintings comprise final section of Cbus art collection auction

When legendary Australian artworld figure the late Dr Joseph Brown was assembling an art collection for Australian superannuation giant Cbus, he was careful to include Aboriginal bark paintings by Wally Mandarrk (1915-1987), a senior member of the Barabba clan from South-Central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory fluent in the Dalabon language and one of the last artists known to have painted on rock.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Art lovers obtain more auction chances at Australian art collection

It is not often that art lovers have such an extended chance to obtain a slice of Australian history – however, as the comprehensive Australian art collection assembled by superannuation giant Cbus from 1992 to 2007 continues to be offered at auction, this is exactly what is happening.

Part III, dealing with Traditional and Modern Art – the second of three timed online auctions – is now on the Deutscher and Hackett website and ends from 7pm Tuesday August 16.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Auction buyers get second go at legendary Australian art collection

The Australian art collection, engineered on behalf of superannuation giant Cbus by legendary artworld figure the late Dr Joseph Brown (1918-2009), continues to entice auction goers in the first of three timed online August auctions from 7pm Tuesday August 9 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

The first sale on July 27 featured 100 “highlight” paintings that realised more than $9 million.

This August 9 auction is expected to result in a much lower but still healthy more than an $800,000 return from the 71 paintings on offer.

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Leski Auctions

Famous historical Australian camera collection goes under the hammer

Michaels Cameras – forced to close last year because of the adverse economic impact COVID-19 has inflicted on Australia – is now selling its comprehensive camera collection through Leski Auctions from 6pm Tuesday August 9 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

The premises, on the corner of Melbourne CBD's Elizabeth and Lonsdale Streets, housed the world’s largest private camera museum containing more than 3000 items.

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Philips Auctions

Antique phonographs and jewellery to tempt Melbourne auction buyers

An unusual collection of early 20th century graphophones and phonographs are a highlight of Philips Auctions timed online Fine & Decorative Arts auction which ends from 12pm Monday August 8 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

At the same time the auction house is conducting a timed online Modern & Antique Jewellery sale with both high quality and affordable jewellery up for grabs.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Quality antiques galore in two-day Melbourne auction

Part 2 of the collection of 18th century English porcelain, sterling silver, clocks and telescopes Melbourne enthusiast Paul Mitchell has assembled over the past 45 years will be among 1000 items Christian McCann Auctions is offering in a two-day sale from 12pm Saturday August 6 and continuing from the same time Sunday August 7 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

Mitchell decided to auction his collection in order to pursue his new interest in book binding in the United Kingdom.

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Abacus Auctions

Cricket, stamps, banknotes and postal history impact Australian auction

Sri Lanka might have recently flogged the Australian Test team in their home country Second Test – but that should not deter cricket lovers from checking out former Australian wicketkeeper Barry Jarman’s impressive collection of three baggy green caps and the same number of blazers at Abacus Auctions forthcoming sporting memorabilia sale from 11am Friday August 5 at 29 Hardner Road, Mount Waverley.

A South Australian, Jarman (1936-2020) debuted in December 1959 for Australia against India when first choice wicketkeeper Wally Grout (1927-1968) became injured.

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Deutscher and Hackett

A history changing Australian art collection goes to auction

It often takes far-sighted visionaries to change the course of history – never more true than for the Australian art industry.

In the late 1980s, legendary Melbourne-based artworld figures Dr Joseph Brown (1918-2009) and Professor Bernard Smith (1916-2011) sensed that important Australian artworks were significantly undervalued and surreptitiously being snapped up by overseas buyers instead of remaining in the country.

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Gibsons Auctions

Quality Royal Worcester a highlight of Australian winter auction

Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions is hoping to entice as many buyers as possible with its live Winter Auction Series sale from 11am on Sunday July 17 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale followed from 10am the following day by a timed online part two of the exercise.

The live auction is a feast for auction goers with the late June Harris collection of quality Royal Worcester by famous artists from the opening lot up for grabs.

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