July 2020

Abacus Auctions

Polly Farmer holds sway in Australian sporting memorabilia auction

As the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues to throw employment prospects and business practices in Australia into chaos, the country’s traditional Australian Football League season has become a sputtering stop-start competition with all 18 teams now forced to play in what has been termed coronavirus “hubs” (where the virus is virtually non-existent) to complete the home-and-away draw in time for finals.

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Philips Auctions

Timed online jewellery auction to whet buyer appetites

A magic 100 lots greet viewers of Philips Auctions timed online Modern & Antique Jewellery sale due to end from 8pm Tuesday July 21.

This is the second online jewellery auction the auction house has held since coronavirus lockdowns began in Melbourne in March this year.

The city is now in its second Stage 3 lockdown – ostensibly for six weeks – but rumours are now rife that the Victorian Government could impose Stage 4 restrictions in coming days.

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Gibsons Auctions

Australian auctioneer doyen collection to go under the hammer

The name Joel is synonymous with Australia’s antique and arts auction industry.

In 1919, Leonard Joel opened his doors in Melbourne’s CBD and son Graham, who was no less of an enthusiast, became a recognised doyen of the auction industry – regarded by many as the driving force behind Australia’s art market boom of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Aboriginal art collectors bring their works to auction

Peter and Renate Nahum need no introduction to art collectors the world over. Australians know them as avid fans of Aboriginal art – with a collection that spans more than 20 years.  

This collection will now be available to other enthusiasts from 7pm on Wednesday July 15 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra when Deutscher and Hackett auction than 50 of the paintings as part of its Important Australian and International Fine Art sale.

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