July 2013

Philips Auctions

Historic items go under Philips Auctions hammer

A military breastplate of the type used during the English Civil War in the mid-17th century is one of the more unusual items to go under the hammer from noon tomorrow at Philips Auctions at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Belonging to a former armour collector who claims the breastplate dates from about 1790 (the latest period this type of armour was used in battle), nevertheless, according to United Kingdom photographic records, it looks just like breastplates used until about 1650.

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Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel toy auctions broaden services

Over the past two years, Leonard Joel has been busy developing monthly toy auctions as an important part of its broad portfolio of services to the antique, art and collectibles community.

Under the watchful of specialist Giles Moon, these monthly sales have become increasingly popular – particularly among online bidders who often outnumber those in the rooms at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

“These are high calibre collections and they attract many international collectors who can now bid live online from anywhere in the world,” he said.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

A vintage collection to die for

For David Bailie and his wife Ellen the landmark property Kaweka on 1.6 hectares at 184 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine was the perfect setting for his veteran, vintage and classic collection of Rolls Royces and Bentleys.

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Leonard Joel

A new auction chapter in presentation and approach

Leonard Joel has launched a new chapter in presentation and approach to Australian auctions with a MODERN + TRADITIONAL (old and new) auction concept that sees the auction house teaming up with well-known Australian artist David Bromley as curator of the sale.

The new style auction, from 11am tomorrow at 12 Smith Road Collingwood, presents selected pieces in context as part of a room, space or interior rather than as individual items on the auction floor.

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EJ Ainger

Roger Bond The Marathon Man

The movie The Marathon Man could well have starred the late Roger Bond for he loved to run marathons. Even when he suffered a heart attack not long after he completed one in his late 60s and had to undergo open-heart surgery, he couldn’t wait to get back to competition.

Earlier this year at age 70, Roger Bond’s big heart finally gave up and he died of a heart attack at home sitting in his favourite chair.

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