December 2019

Kim's Auctions

Sterling silver a big winner at forthcoming Melbourne auction

Sterling silver dating back the 1770s is a major drawcard at Kim’s Auctions final 2019 sale from 11am Sunday December 15 at 329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The late 18th century silver – a set of four George III candlesticks by London-based silversmith John Riley – came from the collection of 3rd Baronet Sir Framjee Dinshaw Maneckji Petit (1901-1983) and Lady Sylvia Dinshaw Petit and then by descent to the current owner.

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Leski Auctions

First robotic lunar soil sample hits Melbourne auction market

The United States might have been the first country to land a man on the Moon (Apollo 11 July 1969) but the Russians can lay claim to being the first to land an unmanned robotic probe on the surface and return a lunar soil sample to Earth (September 24, 1970).

From Mare Fecunditatis (Sea of Fertility), it was the third sample overall to come back following the efforts of NASA’s Apollo 11 and then Apollo 12 space flights in November 1969.

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EJ Ainger

Excitement galore at Aingers second last auction for the year

Paintings – including a floral still life by A.C. Harcourt – oriental silks, eye catching-mirrors and garden ornaments, statues and furniture are among the exciting items on offer at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming decorative arts auction from 9.30am Tuesday December 10 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Among the potential bargains, auction goers just might find that unusual Christmas gift for a loved one or a handy addition to the home.


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EJ Ainger

Quality jewellery for auction at Christmas time

Auction goers looking for quality jewellery as Christmas gifts will find it hard to resist the range being offered by Australian Fine Assets at E.J. Ainger’s auction rooms from 2pm Sunday December 8 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

This is the second collaborative jewellery sale between the two companies – essentially being driven by AFA chief executive officer Robert Haigh, one of Australia’s leading jewellery experts who until 2017 was manager and senior jewellery specialist at Leonard Joel.

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