May 2014

Leonard Joel

Rare Beatles photographs to delight collectors

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in Adelaide for the first leg of their Australian tour, from noon on Thursday June 5 Leonard Joel will auction a remarkable collection of 50 photographs of the band and the crowd who turned out to meet them.

An estimated 300,000 people (about one-third of the city’s population) lined the route from Adelaide airport to the city to catch a glimpse of the Beatles when their plane touched down on June 12, 1964.

Part of a bigger world tour, it was the only time the Beatles ever came to Australia.

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Eureka Stockade account a collector's dream

A range of Australian, colonial, antique and historical items will comprise one of Mossgreen’s most fascinating auctions for the year when offered to buyers from 2.30pm on Tuesday June 3 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

One of the sale’s leading attractions is the first edition account entitled The Eureka Stockade by Carboni Rafaello and published one year after the rebellion on December 3, 1854.

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EJ Ainger

Furniture to tempt even the most discerning

Fine quality French, English (Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian) and Australian antique furniture, featuring sideboards, bookshelves, tables, dining suites and bedside cabinets, will be a strong crowd puller from 9.30am Tuesday June 3 for E.J. Ainger at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Many of the collectables and other items of interest, including an extensive oriental porcelain collection from the 19th and 20th centuries, come from various estates in Toorak, Kew and Hawthorn.

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Amanda Addams Auctions

Pottery feast to bring out auction collectors

Items from the late Joe Dioguardi’s Ringwood estate join the contents of a Hawthorn mansion and two Kew homes and other private vendors in Amanda Addams Auctions latest sale from 6.30pm Monday June 2 at 344 High Street, Kew.

The auction contains a feast of ceramics and pottery from the 19th and 20th centuries including a rare bird decorated planter by Australian potter John Campbell.

Other makers to feature are Moorcroft, Royal Doulton, Doulton Lambeth, Royal Worcester, Wedgwood, Belleek, Cloisonné and Satsuma.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Steam engines fire up auction enthusiasts

Avid model steam engine collector Greg Edwards is auctioning more of his collection through auctioneer Steve Graham from 10am tomorrow at 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend.

The sale includes a 1920s British Atkinson steam truck – a model so large Greg Edwards can sit on it.

Greg was only 13 when he began collecting model steam engines – and eventually built his stocks to more than 200, describing his collecting habits as “a bit of a disease”.

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Interior designer collection to spark collector interest

Well-known Melbourne interior designer Stuart Rattle was found dead on December 9 last year when fire engulfed his South Yarra apartment.

Within days, his long-time partner Michael O’Neill was arrested for his murder and remanded in custody until a committal mention hearing later this month.

Mr Rattle owned Musk Farm near Daylesford, a property he bought in 1998 and was recognised for the landscaping he carried out.

The farm is now for sale and Mossgreen has been asked to auction the contents from noon on Sunday June 1.

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Leonard Joel

Practical steamboat set the new world in motion

 A live steam model of the “Charlotte Dundas” – the world’s first practical steamboat – is among items to be auctioned from noon on Sunday June 1 at Leonard Joel, 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The auction, entitled Classic Furniture, Objects and Collectables, comprises several single owner collections from different parts of Australia.

Built in the 1870s, the model (according to family history) is made from timber taken from the actual Charlotte Dundas after it was scrapped in 1861.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Templestowe mansion contents up for grabs

The entire contents of a magnificent Templestowe mansion will be auctioned on site at 11a Read Street from noon Sunday June 1 by Christian McCann Auctions because the family is moving back to China.

The auction comprises the finest French, English and Chinese antiques, art and decorative arts and, according to Christian McCann, is a sale any serious collector or enthusiast must not miss.

Included in the auction is superb antique French furniture featuring ormolu mounted Boulle pieces, commodes, display cabinets, armchairs, gilt mirrors and library items.

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Auction links to Camberwell's past

A strong link to Camberwell’s historic past will be among items to be auctioned from 9.30am Friday May 30 in Young’s Auctions special sale at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The link comprises items from and a painting of a late 19th century mansion on the corner of Riversdale and Trafalgar Roads – knocked down in the 1970s to build a hospital on the site.

The items include a leadlight window from the mansion and cast iron posts and lacework fencing.

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EJ Ainger

Luxurious Italian style furniture on the auction menu

Luxurious Italian style antique furniture mainly from Florence and fine antique pieces from France, England and Australia are on the menu for auction goers at E.J. Ainger’s latest weekly sale from 9.30am on Tuesday at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction also will feature genuine Persian and Turkish rugs along with a range of estate jewellery, porcelain, silver, dinner and tea services, paintings and coloured prints.

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