April 2015


Iconic movie cameras put collectors in the frame

Two Swiss Bolex Paillard h-16 16mm reflex movie cameras are bound to set collector pulses racing when they are offered for auction from 9.30am Thursday April 23 by Young’s Auctions at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

Both cameras are in excellent condition and were first introduced by the company in 1933.

While no one remembers what the “h” stands for, it has become synonymous internationally with a versatile, compact, high quality camera and over the years outsold all other 16mm rivals.

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Mouth-watering stamp and postal history an auction bonanza

Stamp and postal history collectors will no doubt wait with mouth-watering anticipation for Mossgreen’s forthcoming Stamps and Postal History of New South Wales auction from 6pm Monday April 20 at Martyn Cook Galleries 98 Barcom Avenue, Rushcutters Bay in Sydney.

Writing in the catalogue introduction, Mossgreen specialist Gary Watson claims the 100 lots of Sydney Views stamps are among the highest quality selections ever offered at auction.

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Paintings and studio pottery to whet collector appetites

Paintings by Australian artists including Ern Trembath, Ambrose Griffin and Anders Jansons and studio pottery signed by Gus McLaren and Reg Preston should whet the appetites of collectors at this week’s Youngs Auctions sale from 9.30am Friday April 17 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

For train buffs, there is a massive model train collection numbering some 200 items of both HO and N scales.

Another interesting item is a Longines Conquest AHP (arm powered high precision) gent’s watch complete with original box and books.

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Leonard Joel

Toy auction offers collectors rare items

A rare promotional French Dinky 560-P Citroen 2CV van carrying the Philips moniker will be among the major highlights of Leonard Joel’s next toy auction from 12pm Thursday April 16 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The van, carrying a catalogue estimate of $1500-$3000, is among 105 collectable items up for grabs.

Most of the toys carry catalogue estimates from $100 to several hundred dollars and include such interesting items as a French clockwork scooter and tri-porteur with white suited rider and a Vilmer Volvo KFK fodder bus.

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EJ Ainger

Christopher Columbus flagship a maritime auction bonus

A model of Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, should bring maritime buffs running to E.J. Ainger’s next auction from 9.30am Tuesday April 14 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The Santa Maria, probably a medium sized nao (carrack), was the largest of the three vessels Columbus used in 1492 during his first exploratory voyage to the Americas.

The other expedition vessels were the smaller caravel-type ships La Nina (The Girl) and La Pinta (The Painted One).

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Affordable auction art for those looking to enter the market

Buyers looking to enter the art market at an affordable level could do worse than attend Mossgreen’s Sunday Art Emporium auction from 2pm Sunday April 12 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Many of the works on offer – featuring small oils, watercolours, lithographs and screen prints by well-known Australian and overseas artists – carry catalogue estimates of only a few hundred dollars and are priced to sell.

This is the first of three lower priced Mossgreen art sales for the year, being held to encourage and expand collector interest in art.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Classic furniture heads auction highlights

Classic Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian antique furniture heads the highlights for auctioneer Steve Graham’s antiques, old wares and collectables auction from 10am Sunday April 12 at 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend.

One of the more interesting items is a mid-19th century large armoire, while a 12-seat mahogany extension dining table would be ideal for anyone looking to furnish a large heritage style home.

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Crystal ware a major auction drawcard

A comprehensive range of crystal ware will be among the major attractions at Young’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 9.30am Friday April 10 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The crystal ware includes a seven-piece antique Mary Gregory green glass drink set, two sets of Bohemian coloured wine glasses and a Stuart crystal bowl and two crystal vases.

The auction contains a large number of art works from three estates including an oil painting of horses and gum trees by E. Bednes and oil painting of a man walking through tress by N Laps.

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