February 2016

EJ Ainger

Large estates feature in massive weekly auction

The residual contents of two large estates at St Georges Road, Toorak and in Rosebud are an interesting feature of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday March 1 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

This massive auction highlights a varied collection of furniture, collectables and glass domes for enthusiastic auction goers.

Included is retro, contemporary, and antique English, French and Australian furniture.

An unusual attraction are the architectural doors, while French mirrors, paintings, tapestries and Persian rugs are interesting items.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Antique books, maps and binding equipment to attract serious collectors

Auctioneer Steve Graham will auction the third and final section of Arthur Akhurst’s vast collection of collectables and memorabilia on site from 10am Sunday February 28 at 17 Cheniston Road, Mount Macedon.

Serving in the RAAF during World War II and later working for the NAB, Akhurst was a keen amateur bookbinder and the three auctions of more than 3000 items in total reflect this passion.

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Former NGV curator collection goes under the hammer

The art collection of former National Gallery of Victoria curator the late Jennifer Phipps will be auctioned from 2.30pm Sunday February 28 by Mossgreen at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

Phipps strongly believed that art could change the world and – along with her passion for travel, history and music – this inspired many of her exhibitions as curator of Australian art at the gallery.

The auction will contain fine Australian contemporary art, indigenous art, oceanic and tribal artefacts, photographs and personal ephemera from her private collection.

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Rare stamp auction gives Mossgreen's versatility a boost

Since Gary Watson joined the Mossgreen team last year, stamps and postal history items have played an increasingly important role in the company’s auction setup.

The former Prestige Philately owner has brought enormous experience and expertise to bear in this field as Mossgreen seeks to become Australia’s most versatile and premier art, decorative arts, sporting memorabilia and collectables auction house.

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Christian McCann Auctions

The late Ray Crooke to be tested at auction

Three (including one large) paintings by Australian artist the late Ray Crooke will feature in Christian McCann’s first auction for 2016 from noon February 21 at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond.

One of Australia’s leading landscape artists, famous particularly for his serene views of Islander people and ocean landscapes based on the art of Paul Gauguin, Crooke died in December last year aged 93.

Although not usually recognised for his portraits, he won the 1969 Archibald Prize with a painting of novelist George Johnston.

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Kim's Auctions

Museum quality Chinese ink scroll a rare auction find

A rare museum grade Ming and Qing dynasty (16th-18th century) Chinese ink scroll will be a major drawcard for auction goers at Kim’s Auctions first sale for the year from 11am Sunday February 21 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

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Leonard Joel

Hardwick family collection a treasure not to be missed

The Hardwick Family Collection of Art and Antiques will be auctioned by Leonard Joel on site at 2 Shoreham Road, Shoreham from 11am Sunday February 21.

One of the oldest houses in Shoreham and settled by the pioneering Kennedy family in the 1860s, the home was bought 40 years by Betty and Dowell Hardwick as a “retirement” venue.

However, far from “hanging up their boots”, they became avid collectors of art and antiques including, paintings, watercolours, books, furniture and objects.

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EJ Ainger

Furniture and porcelain range for all auction tastes

A Rojo walnut desk, Tessa lounge suite and Chesterfield lounges should appeal to auction goers on the hunt for furniture at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday February 16 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

These are the major features of a sale heavy with furniture including retro teak, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s furniture.

These include teak dining room suites, tall Victorian mahogany bookcases, Georgian bureaus and period Chippendale carver chairs.

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Philips Auctions

Antique brooches for enthusiastic collectors

Two antique brooches – one a butterfly diamond and sapphire bought in 1923 in Paris and featured on the auction catalogue cover – are major drawcards for Philips Auctions first jewellery sale for 2016 from 6pm Monday February 15 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The other (on the inside cover) is a diamond brooch made by the vendor’s grandfather who was a jeweller.

The auction contains a quality selection of ruby rings and earrings that auction goers can be comfortable bidding for knowing they are in excellent condition.

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Steve Graham Auctioneer

Auction for dealers, resellers, collectors and homemakers alike

Auctioneer Steve Graham’s sale from 6.30pm Monday February 15 at 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend is one that dealers, resellers, stallholders, collectors and homemakers should not miss.

The 340-lot auction features a large quantity of value packed box lots along with period furniture, art china glassware and old trunks.

An unreserved clean up sale, there is a large range of collectables, kitchenalia, sewing and knitting and books. 

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