October 2016

Christian McCann Auctions

Historic Hawthorn mansion venue for grand auction

One of Hawthorn’s original grand Victorian mansions “Crossakiel” is the setting for Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming sale from noon Sunday November 6 when the entire contents of the property will go under the hammer.

Built in 1886 by Richard Gutheridge, the mansion at 26 Kooyongkoot Road was bought two years later by merchant Randal James Alcock – believed to be a son of Henry Alcock who in 1853 migrated to Australia with his family and established the highly successful and internationally famous billiard manufacturing company Alcock’s in Melbourne.

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Chinese headdress picturesque part of decorative arts auction

An early 20th century Chinese headdress pictured on the front cover of the auction catalogue is a major highlight of Mossgreen’s three-day international decorative arts sale from 4pm Sunday November 6 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale.

The auction, which contains several private collections, features a comprehensive range of antique furniture, sterling silver, porcelain and other notable collectables – with the sale continuing until Tuesday November 8.

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Grays Auctions Australia

Collectors flock to classic car online auction

Classic car enthusiasts have the chance to acquire a vintage 1941 Ford Pickup automatic ute – among a range of American and English classic vehicles now being auctioned online through GraysOnline.

The fully restored unregistered ute has only 18,585 miles on the clock and is powered by a 305 Chevy V8 motor.

Auction goers into luxury vehicles may well prefer the smooth travelling of a 1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III or a 1955 Bentley S1 with only 39,795 miles on the clock.

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The inspiration for Dame Edna Everage has autobiographical quilt among auction bonanza

An international decorative arts auction containing items from three private collections – including those of controversial Australian restaurant critic Leo Schofield – will go under the hammer from noon Sunday October 30 at Mossgreen’s Sydney office 36-40 Queen Street, Woollahra.

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Leonard Joel

Specialist print and photography auctions the perfect way to collect favourites

For collectors who find it difficult to keep pace with the escalating prices achieved for many of the more valuable works by their favourite artists, Leonard Joel now offers the perfect solution with its specialist print and photography auctions.

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Grays Auctions Australia

Collectors can enter art market through online auction

An excellent opportunity for investors and collectors entering the art market for the first time is currently on offer through GraysOnline with several online art auctions covering a comprehensive range of artists.

Bidding starts at $9 and the auctions have been broken into several categories – unreserved, investment art, corporate works, contemporary art, and Aboriginal art.

Many of the works appear in more than one category.

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Sothebys Australia

Historic gold items spark auction interest

Gold is the underlying theme for Sotheby’s Australia October Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design October sale when three significant historic gold items are put up for its latest Sydney auction.

In a reminder that the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival is now in full swing, the first gold offering is the 1985 Melbourne Cup won by What a Nuisance – notable because it was first time the event had been attended and the cup presented by a member of the royal family.

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Fine Arts Auctions

Buddhist temple cabinet a jewel among spectacular auction items

An extremely rare and important 19th century Japanese But Sudan-ki gold leaf Buddhist temple cabinet should really set the collector market buzzing when auctioneer Phil Caldwell climbs the podium from 11am Sunday October 23 to auction the contents of the beachfront home at 204 Esplanade, Brighton.

This is the first Caldwell auction for three months and features not only this deceased estate (belonging to a Russian immigrant engineer who migrated in the 1950s to Australia) but also three others.

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Kim's Auctions

Massive Toorak property the perfect auction venue

The massive, picturesque grounds and mansion at 659-663 Orrong Road, Toorak are a perfect setting for Kim’s Auctions latest sale – from 11am Sunday October 23.

The multi-million dollar property has already been sold and the 750 auction lots (all of which must be sold) include a comprehensive range of English and French furniture, paintings by some of Australia’s best-known artists and several unusual collectables.

One of these is a full-size taxidermy Indy Blue peacock – up for grabs along with an ornamental cockerel and exotic birds of paradise in an antique dome.

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Auction unites two leading players in 1983 America's Cup victory

Two leading players in Australia’s 1983 America’s Cup victory – Alan Bond and Ben Lexcen – will be reunited posthumously through the auction of their private collections from 2pm Sunday October 23 by Mossgreen at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle.

Lexcen was the designer and Bond the high profile businessman and owner of Australia II (with its secret weapon winged keel) that wrested the cup from the United States for the first time in the history of the event.

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