November 2021

Menzies Art Brands

Australian 'instafamous' social media artist has auction debut

Contemporary Australian 'instafamous' artist Catherine Jenna Hendry (CJ Hendry), 33, will make her Australian auction debut at Menzies Wednesday December 1 Important and international Art sale from 6.30pm at the company's Sydney gallery at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington. 

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Abacus Auctions

Rare stamps never before seen at Australian auction

A four-day auction covering stamps, postal history and notes, and sporting memorabilia by Melbourne-based Abacus Auctions will begin at 11am on December 1 and end on December 4 at 29 Hardner Road, Mount Waverley.

Australian stamps, of which the ‘Artemis’ Kangaroo and Map Rarities contained in a special deluxe hard bound catalogue is the highlight, leads auction items that number almost 2470 lots.

This catalogue contains an impressive array of spectacular Kangaroo stamps ever offered at one auction – many never before available for purchase in Australia.

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Leski Auctions

Ghosts of Australian auctions past

An abandoned Western Australian goldfields town called Malcolm has become the focus of Melbourne-based Leski Auctions two-day Australian& Historical sale because of a rare 19th century brooch that came from the town and is now up for auction.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Australian medico's art collection an auction healer

Being the doctor for one of Australia’s better known artists – in this case John Perceval (1923-2000), the last surviving member of a group known as the Angry Penguins who redefined Australian art in the 1940s – has its benefits if you happen to be a collector.

For the late Raymond Petersen and his wife Margaret (Peg), it was a bonus having Perceval as one of his patients because he ended up with signed works from the artist.

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Gibsons Auctions

Stunning jewellery highlights Melbourne spring auction

Several pieces of stunning jewellery are among the highlights of Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions last live sale for 2021 – the Spring Auction Series, from 11am Sunday November 21 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale – many of which would make ideal Christmas presents.

Most impressive and not for the faint-hearted is a Colombian emerald and diamond three-stone ring, comprising a 2.0-carat emerald flanked by two old cut 1.6-carat diamonds (lot 654) with a catalogue estimate of $25,000-$35,000.

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Gibsons Auctions

Melbourne socialite and designer feature in comprehensive Gibson auction

Melbourne socialite the late Shirley Strauss(1925-2021) and designer Geoffrey Stewardson share the limelight at Gibson’s Auctions Interiors auction from 11am Saturday November 20 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale.

Their collections feature a comprehensive range of porcelain, paintings, upholstered furniture, jewellery, clothing and other collectables in a sale rarely seen in Australian auctions.

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Christian McCann Auctions

A welcome back auction to burst COVID blues

Melbourne auctioneer Christian McCann is over the moon that he is finally able to hold a live auction after six COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns from March 2020 to end October 2021 in the Victorian capital.

“I cannot wait to greet customers face to face and thank them for their support over the past (almost) two years,” he said.

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Fine Arts Auctions

Gracious collection of colonial art and European furniture in Australian auction

Melbourne surgeon the late Max Sizeland and his late wife Wendy built an enviable reputation as long-time collectors of colonial and modern Australian art and quality European furniture that adorned their South Yarra home. 

Over many years, auctioneer Phil Caldwell loved dealing with the Sizelands as they assiduously developed their collection into one of the finest to grace the Melbourne scene – and now has been asked to auction the estate online from 11am Sunday November 14 at 239 Wickham Road, Moorabbin.

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