August 2022

Leski Auctions

A tinge of sadness to Australian sporting auction

A nostalgic sporting memorabilia auction tinged with sadness is the predominant feeling behind Leski Auctions forthcoming Melbourne sale from 10am Tuesday August 23 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

One of the major highlights is Shane Warne’s batting helmet he wore during his first Ashes tour of England in 1993 (lot 271).

Warne, who died tragically on March 4 this year from a heart attack aged 52, took 708 Test wickets for Australia during his 15-year career from 1992-2007 as a leg spin bowler.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Aboriginal bark paintings comprise final section of Cbus art collection auction

When legendary Australian artworld figure the late Dr Joseph Brown was assembling an art collection for Australian superannuation giant Cbus, he was careful to include Aboriginal bark paintings by Wally Mandarrk (1915-1987), a senior member of the Barabba clan from South-Central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory fluent in the Dalabon language and one of the last artists known to have painted on rock.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Art lovers obtain more auction chances at Australian art collection

It is not often that art lovers have such an extended chance to obtain a slice of Australian history – however, as the comprehensive Australian art collection assembled by superannuation giant Cbus from 1992 to 2007 continues to be offered at auction, this is exactly what is happening.

Part III, dealing with Traditional and Modern Art – the second of three timed online auctions – is now on the Deutscher and Hackett website and ends from 7pm Tuesday August 16.

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Leski Auctions

Famous historical Australian camera collection goes under the hammer

Michaels Cameras – forced to close last year because of the adverse economic impact COVID-19 has inflicted on Australia – is now selling its comprehensive camera collection through Leski Auctions from 6pm Tuesday August 9 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

The premises, on the corner of Melbourne CBD's Elizabeth and Lonsdale Streets, housed the world’s largest private camera museum containing more than 3000 items.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Auction buyers get second go at legendary Australian art collection

The Australian art collection, engineered on behalf of superannuation giant Cbus by legendary artworld figure the late Dr Joseph Brown (1918-2009), continues to entice auction goers in the first of three timed online August auctions from 7pm Tuesday August 9 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

The first sale on July 27 featured 100 “highlight” paintings that realised more than $9 million.

This August 9 auction is expected to result in a much lower but still healthy more than an $800,000 return from the 71 paintings on offer.

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Philips Auctions

Antique phonographs and jewellery to tempt Melbourne auction buyers

An unusual collection of early 20th century graphophones and phonographs are a highlight of Philips Auctions timed online Fine & Decorative Arts auction which ends from 12pm Monday August 8 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

At the same time the auction house is conducting a timed online Modern & Antique Jewellery sale with both high quality and affordable jewellery up for grabs.

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