August 2019

Deutscher and Hackett

Large private Roy de Maistre collection to go under the hammer

One of Australia’s largest private collections of Roy de Maistre paintings will be offered for auction from 7pm Wednesday August 28 by Deutscher and Hackett at Sydney’s Cell Block Theatre, National Art School in Forbes Street, Darlinghurst.

Part of Glen Iris couple the late Ken and Joan Plomley collection of modernist art and comprising the first 36 lots in the auction, the paintings were assembled largely because of the former’s close connection with the de Mestre family through his great-uncle Etienne de Mestre, Roy’s father.

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Leski Auctions

Melbourne stamps and postal auction by leading expert

Leski Auctions first Stamps, Coins & Postal History auction since December last year will be held from 12pm Wednesday August 28 and largely reflects substantial contributions from new team member Matt Hancock.

Hancock is an acknowledged expert in stamps and postal history and is keen to expand his knowledge of the types of collectables that pass through Leski Auctions doors.

The auction, at 727-729 High Street Armadale, features consignments from more than 60 vendors and includes a substantial group of Australian Commonwealth collections (lots 90-123).

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EJ Ainger

Auction fur coats to keep out winter chills

With winter still sending its icy blasts across Melbourne most days, warm fur coats and stoles are just the answer to keep out the wintry chills.

E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction, from 9.30am Tuesday August 27 at 433 Bridge Road Richmond, has a great range for women to choose from – along with several attractive leather coats.

The auction has plenty of oriental items for auction goers including jade, hand carved wood pieces and ceramics.

Unusual are two taxidermy ducks – while there also is hand crafted furniture, paintings and rugs.

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Gibsons Auctions

Photographer's life work on display at Melbourne auction

English-born climber, explorer and photographer Alfred Gregory (1913-2010) undoubtedly received his first big break when in 1953 he was chosen as a climbing member of the British team, led by John Hunt, to scale Mount Everest.

The team reached 8500 metres in support of Sir Edmund Hillary-Norgay Tenzig’s historic first successful summit attempt.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Russian Morozol clock among Melbourne auction treasures

A Russian Morozol enamel carriage clock (lot 86) is an outstanding example of the 18th and 19th century clocks to be auctioned from noon Sunday August 25 by Christian McCann Auctions at 429 Burnley Street, Richmond.

According to auctioneer Christian McCann this “Goodbye Burnley Street” auction part two will be the final sale at the premises the company has occupied since it was established in 2010.

“It will take a while to move to the new premises because we have three large on site house auctions in the next three months,” he said.

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EJ Ainger

Collaborative auction for Melbourne jewellery lovers

Who would have thought that a man who cut his teeth as a child on the rugby field (including playing for Melbourne’s Scotch College, Victoria and as an Australian junior) then won a gridiron football scholarship to Arizona State College would end up as one of Australia’s leading jewellery experts.

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EJ Ainger

Porcelain a feature at Ainger auction

A comprehensive range of porcelain and dinner settings are the highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday August 13 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction also contains large concrete garden urns, lion heads and other garden furniture including an interesting wired sculptured shelf.

One of the more intriguing items is a six-panel Japanese screen featuring women in traditional Japanese costumes.

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Leski Auctions

"Lost" Bradman bat turns up at Australian auction

Australia’s cricketing icon and batting legend Sir Donald Bradman still attracts an enormous amount of public attention – even though it is more than 70 years since he last competed at international level.

With a batting average of 99.94, he is regarded as the greatest batsmen to ever live and, although he died in February 2001, every time a cricketing item or piece of memorabilia he owned comes onto the market collector hearts appear to beat just a little faster.

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