August 2015

Steve Graham Auctioneer

Mini camp stove a reminder of Mt Everest tragedy

A mini camp stove especially adapted for extreme altitudes and weather conditions – and used in 1933 in the hunt for missing Mt Everest explorers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine – will be part of a special Steve Graham auction from 10am Sunday August 23 at 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend.

The stove, which may well be unique, was modified for use in high altitudes by Scottish climber Percy Unna.

Mallory and Irvine were part of an ill-fated 1924 British expedition to conquer the world’s tallest mountain.

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Glenelg Auctions

Rare militaria among auction treasures

Two rare 1876 and 1886 big game Winchester rifles are among a strong selection of militaria items at Glenelg Auctions forthcoming sale from 10.30am Sunday August 23 at 109 Learmonth Street, Portland.

The auction features a rare Japanese warlord’s 1470s matchlock musket (catalogue estimate $4750-$4995) and three American Civil War carbines.

Other fascinating antique firearms include a Remington cartridge conversion revolving rifle ($6500-$7500 estimate) and a cased pair of goldminers percussion pistols.

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Contemporary furniture for auction goers

Contemporary furniture – including a pair of English Chesterfield brown leather settees and matching wingback chair and stool – will be a great drawcard for buyers looking for home furnishings at Young’s Auctions latest weekly sale from 9.30am Friday August 21 at 229 Camberwell road, East Hawthorn.

Other contemporary items include a Kawai black gloss upright piano and a contemporary timber dining table y Natural Selections in excellent condition.

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Abbeys Auctions

Large book collection sale a prelude to Abbeys special auction

While a large book collection is the highlight for Abbeys Auctions general sale from 9am Friday August 21 at 480-482a Station Street Box Hill, auction goers are looking forward to the company’s special sale on Saturday August 29.

This forthcoming collectables sale features a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-date 18-carat yellow gold watch with 10 diamonds and a vintage Rolex. 

Another major drawcard – particularly for porcelain collectors – is the William White 1920 Royal Doulton figure The Coquette HN20 wearing a blue dress.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Collector auctions rustic antiques

Former Melbourne antique shop owner Peter Mifsud’s collection of rustic antiques, cast iron, furniture and china will be among items auctioneer Steve Graham is placing under the hammer from 10am Sunday August 16 at 10 Potts Road, Taradale.

The rustic antiques include anvils, wagon wheels, an old portable smoker, troughs and grindstones – and a Furphy water tank that is not part of his collection.

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EJ Ainger

Major estates in Ainger special auction

E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming special antique sale is a strong mix of three major estates that include the collection of a “Melbourne gentleman’s” paintings, etchings, prints and posters – about 100 in total.

The auction will start at 11am each day on Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

A Caulfield vendor has a good collection of Royal Worcester including a Harry Stinton vase – while from Warrandyte comes statuary and bronzes, including one entitled The Three Graces and several French terracotta pieces.

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Abbeys Auctions

Outdoor furniture a great Spring buy

While new outdoor furniture is a feature of Abbeys Auctions forthcoming weekly sale, from 9am Friday August 14 at 480-482a Station Street Box Hill, the company is just as excited about its online auction, which starts at 7pm Wednesday August 13 and finishes on Friday August 21.

Included in the online sale are saucepan sets and cosmetic items.

The forthcoming collectables sale on Saturday August 29 features a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-date 18-carat yellow gold watch with 10 diamonds and a vintage Rolex. 

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Auction furniture to suit homes old and new

Homeowners looking to furnish or refurnish their homes should check out Young’s Auctions latest weekly sale from for a comprehensive range of quality brand names in modern furniture.

The sale, from 9.30am Friday August 14 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn, will feature modern furniture items from such well known brands as Ligne Roset, Moran, Coco Republic, Eastgate, Sulfaro, Grange and Nicholas Dattner.

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Leonard Joel

Vintage toy collection excites auction collectors

Collectors are eagerly awaiting the auctioning of the Richard Dawson Collection of vintage toys at noon Wednesday August 12 by Leonard Joel at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Built up over many years, this single owner collection features many highly collectable names including Dinky, Corgi, Hornby Dublo and Wrenn.

Highlights include a Dinky 514 Guy van ‘Weetabix’ in its original box (lot 84) and a Flash Gordon rocket fighter by Louis Marx USA circa 1939 (lot 200).

The fighter is clockwork powered by a rear flint wheel and is red and yellow in colour.

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Auction items a reminder of significant Australian pioneers

Young’s Auctions special sale from 9.30am Friday August 7 will be a strong reminder to auction goers of two famous Victorian families – one who was instrumental in the development of medal and sterling silver manufacture in the State and the other a pioneer of the Western District.

English-born diemaker Thomas Stokes migrated to Australia in the 1850s in an unsuccessful search for gold and instead established a business in Melbourne minting large numbers of tradesmen’s tokens.

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