Gibsons Auctions

Australian journalist, businessman and Packer confidant auctions his collection

Trevor Kennedy, former journalist and right-hand man to Australian media tycoon the late Kerry Packer, is auctioning much of his colonial furniture, silver and other collectables collection through Gibson’s Auctions over two days from 12pm Sunday June 20 (live auction) and from 10am Monday June 21 (an online sale) at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

The auction has been delayed by two weeks due to Victoria’s current COVID-19 lockdown – the fourth in 15 months – which has now been extended by another seven days in Melbourne until 11.59pm Thursday June 10.

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Leski Auctions

Qantas centenary celebrated with an auction aviation letter

There are no doubt plenty of ways Australia’s national airline Qantas could celebrate the centenary of its establishment as a commercial enterprise this year.

For Melbourne-based Leski Auctions, its forthcoming Stamp, Coin & Postal History 738-lot auction pays tribute to the anniversary with a rare example (lot 278) of the mail Qantas carried in 1922 on its first airmail delivery flights.

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Abacus Auctions

Australian sporting memorabilia in sharp auction focus

As a leg spin bowler and lower order batsman, the late Terry Jenner played nine Tests for Australia and one One Day International match between 1970 and 1975.

Despite reasonable performances with both bat and ball (his best figures were 5/90 and 74 runs in different Tests), he was never a regular member of the Australian team.

However, in latter years Jenner was a leg-spin coach to many international players and a great influence on Australian leg-spin legend and record holder Shane Warne.

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Gibsons Auctions

Melbourne creates unwanted record with its COVID-19 lockdown auctions

As Melbourne enters its fourth COVID-19 lockdown in 15 months – this one hopefully only for seven days – fine and decorative arts auction houses are once more in online mode, both for viewing and bidding.

This is certainly true for Gibson’s Auctions sale, entitled The Autumn Emporium, which ends from 10am Monday May 31 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

The auction comprises 464 lots – many of them very affordable for first time buyers – and covering such categories as art, porcelain, ceramics, sculptures, furniture and other collectables.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Parian porcelain a feature of Australian auction

A norther Tasmanian connoisseur’s collection of quality porcelain is the centrepiece of Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from 12pm Sunday May 30 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford which now will be held online due to the current Victorian COVID-19 seven-day lockdown.

According to auctioneer Christian McCann, the auction includes the most extensive and rare collection of Parian porcelain Australia has ever seen.

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Leski Auctions

Prize gold beer glass part of historical Melbourne auction

In 2010, a couple purchased a promotional carton of Carlton Draft beer as part of a special “Win a Prize” competition.

The prize – a beer glass in 18-carat gold by Hardy Brothers Jewellers (silversmiths to Queen Elizabeth) engraved with the words “SINCE 1864 CARLTON DRAFT Brewery Fresh”.

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Philips Auctions

Bvlgari diamond flabbergasts Melbourne auction goers

A Marquise cut 4.10-carat Bvlgari diamond ring (lot 80) is bound to flabbergast auction goers for its beauty and quality at Philips Auctions timed online Prestige Modern & Antique Jewellery auction which ends from 12pm Monday May 24 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The diamond carries a $90,000-$140,000 catalogue estimate and is the most valuable item in the sale.

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Christian McCann Auctions

A feast of delights at Melbourne auction

Auction goers are looking at a veritable feast of collectable items at Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming on site estate sale from 12pm Sunday May 16 at 17 Fairview Street, Hawthorn.

According to auctioneer Christian McCann, the entire contents of the home must be sold on the day along with items from the vendor’s Toorak mansion.

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Gibsons Auctions

Unusual Chinese antiquities a Melbourne auction drawcard

Chinese antiquities such as a rare 19th century late Qing dynasty cinnabar lacquer table screen (lot 23) are among the higher value items at Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions forthcoming Autumn Auction Series sale from 11am Sunday May 16 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

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Leski Auctions

A special Australian collection goes to auction

Joseph Greenberg doesn’t fit the mould of the everyday collector.

Born in 1923 in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond after his family escaped the anti-Semitism of eastern Europe, Greenberg studied graphic design under prominent established Australian artist Sir William Dargie and alongside fellow student and lifelong friend Ray Crooke – before in 1942 enlisting in the Australian Army and seeing service during World War II against the Japanese in New Guinea and New Britain.

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