July 2015

Philips Auctions

Investment and gift jewellery a great auction purchase

Philips Auctions forthcoming jewellery sale from 6pm Monday August 3 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern continues a strong trend in this area for the auction house as vendors look to sell some of their more significant pieces for Spring. 

Quality is once more the catchcry as, under the watchful eye of resident gemmologist Tanya Philips, Philips Auctions furthers its reputation as an ideal venue to purchase jewellery valuable for both investment purposes and as the perfect gift.

According to Tanya Philips, quality offerings are more important than aesthetic appeal.

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Philips Auctions

Neil Collister an auction house favourite

The late Neil Collister was the sort of collector most auction houses would pay good money to have in the room at sale time.

There was always some item – be it smalls or antique furniture – that would grab his interest every time he frequented his favourite Melbourne or Victorian regional auction houses and his collection grew steadily.

An accountant by profession, Collister even learned French polishing and took an interest in upholstering so he could either keep or restore his antique purchases to good order.

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Abbeys Auctions

Farewell online auction for artist Annette Edwards

Australian artist and printmaker the late Annette Edwards was one of those people who found it natural to mix music, dance, dramatic and visual arts in a meld of painting and printmaking that has left a lasting impression on the Australian art scene.

Graduating in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Edwards was heavily influenced by one of her teachers George Baldessin (the ‘Baldessin Circle’ was influential in Melbourne’s printmaking culture) and probably swayed her decision to become a printmaker.

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Decorative Oriental pieces to bring auction crowds

Decorative Oriental pieces are a major highlight of Young’s Auctions forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Friday July 31 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The pieces include figurines and paintings, a long buffet and two colourful screens three metres long by 2.4 metres high.

The auction contains a comprehensive range of silver jewellery featuring necklaces, bangles and rings along with a large number of new and reproduction furniture items.

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Abbeys Auctions

Abbeys weekly general auction returns after special sale

Abbeys Auctions returns to its regular weekly general sale from 9am Friday July 31 at 480-482a Station Street, Box Hill after last Saturday’s special auction.

The comprehensive range of items on offer includes shop soiled outdoor furniture and lounge suites featuring a classic three-piece Chesterfield made in Melbourne and refrigerators, washing machines and kitchen utensils.

Don’t forget the special online art auction of works by the late Annette Edwards beginning at 7pm Sunday August 2.

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Leonard Joel

Petite contemporary art auction to attract young buyers

A Petite Contemporary Art auction – designed by Leonard Joel to highlight quality contemporary art pieces that deserve showcasing – will be held from 2pm Thursday July 30 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Numbering only 40 art works with estimates ranging from only a few hundred dollars, this boutique auction is particularly aimed at bringing younger buyers to the art market with pieces that should have broad appeal.

Of particular note is Rona Green’s Pretty Boys 2005 (lot 1) and David Band’s Untitled (Bottle on Blue Background) (lot 3).

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Leonard Joel

Single owner Ralph Lauren collection hits auction scene

A single owner collection that features a massive range of Ralph Lauren items – including furniture, fittings, clothing and shoes – will be auctioned as part of Leonard Joel’s Modern Designer Luxury Collection from 5.30pm Thursday July 30 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The collection has never been used or worn and gives auction goers the chance to buy these items at less than retail price.

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EJ Ainger

Handbags and accessories a great auction purchase

This is an excellent chance for female auction goers to purchase the English, American or Parisian handbag or accessory of their dreams when E.J. Ainger’s starts its next weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday July 28 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Brought from a Brighton estate, the bags and accessories are by manufacturers Pierre Cardin, Chanel, Oroton, Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo.

The auction also features the entire contents of a 40-foot container that has been in storage for many years.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Farm auction has great bargains

A John Deere 755 front end loader tractor with mid-deck mower and other implements will be a great pick up for some lucky purchaser at auctioneer Steve Graham’s forthcoming sale from 10am on Sunday July 26 at 485 Daylesford Malmsbury Road, Wheatsheaf.

The on site auction offers a comprehensive selection of farm items, collectables, quality household pieces, antique dolls, garden furniture and ornaments.

Of particular interest to buyers is a posthole auger, slasher and hand and power tools.

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Art auction encourages first time collectors

While Mossgreen’s second Sunday Art Emporium auction for the year is geared to encourage collectors entering the art market for the first time – with plenty of paintings carrying estimates of only a few hundred dollars – it also is notable for several significant Sidney Nolan works (lots 42-46) held tightly by the family and never before seen publicly.

Two of these – Angels over Ely 1951 and Bush Sketches 1951 – are ink on glass works, a medium that is rarely seen at auction. 

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