August 2020

Leski Auctions

Historic flight covers among Victorian lockdown auction offerings

Like several other auction houses in Melbourne who have reverted to online only auctions during Stage 3 and 4 coronavirus lockdowns in Victoria, Leski Auctions has pushed ahead with a two-day Stamp, Coins & Postal History sale (covering almost 1000 lots) for Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23 where the only person bidders will be able to see is auctioneer Charles Leski standing in an empty auction house room in Armadale.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Timed online auction for important Aboriginal art collection

The Peter and Renate Nahum collection of Aboriginal Art, London: Part II timed online auction courtesy of Australian auction house Deutscher and Hackett ends at 7pm on August 19.

Conducted during Australia’s ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the auction is being conducted from its Sydney office.

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Philips Auctions

Timed online jewellery auction despite Stage 4 lockdown

During the strict Stage 4 lockdowns imposed by the Victorian Government to combat surging COVID-19 virus cases in the state, Philips Auctions has been able to hold timed online jewellery auctions to cater for auction goers.

Its latest efforts ends from 6pm on Monday August 17 and involves 101 affordable lots of rings, earrings, pendants, brooches and necklaces.

Typical is a large emerald dress ring (lot 100) with a $1500-$1800 estimate, while a pair of green sapphire and diamond drop earrings (lot 101) is listed for $900-$1300.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Online Australian auction despite severe restrictions

While other Melbourne-based auction houses have deferred their decorative arts and art sales until the Victorian capital is free of its Stage 4 coronavirus pandemic restrictions – where only essential businesses are permitted to operate – Christian McCann Auctions (on advice from Business Victoria) is pushing ahead with a remote and online auction from 12pm Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 9 at its 7 Harper Street, Richmond rooms.

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