October 2022

Abacus Auctions

A rocket blasts its way through Australian stamp auction

Buried in the catalogue for Melbourne-based Abacus Auctions forthcoming three-day sale of stamps, postal history, postcards, coins and banknotes, militaria and sporting memorabilia is a photo of a V-2 rocket (lot 3050) – used by the Nazis during World War II to attack Allied cities in retaliation for the damage they were suffering at the hands of Allied bombing.

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Leski Auctions

Potential Christmas gifts in Australian decorative arts auction

For anyone who has never attended a decorative arts and collectables auction, Melbourne-based Leski Auctions live sale from 10am on Saturday November 5 and Sunday November 6 is the perfect time to go and have a look to see if there is anything that might appeal as a Christmas present.

Catalogue estimates for the comprehensive range of items on offer (1296 in all) are extremely reasonable and affordable and the 727-729 High Street, Armadale address easy to reach.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Outstanding antiques and art on offer at Australian auction

For anyone looking for quality antiques and fine art, from 12pm Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23 Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions will be auctioning a comprehensive array of more than 1000 items at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

Unbelievable 18th and 19th century French and English antique furniture is on offer along with outstanding French and English porcelain that includes such quality makers as Sevres, Meissen, Wedgwood, Derby and Worcester.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Surgeon's love of Hermannsburg Aboriginal watercolours ends up as an auction bonanza

It’s almost 2400 kilometres from Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital to the Hermannsburg Mission west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory – but for Melbourne orthopaedic surgeon and collector the late John Hart (1937-2014) it was only a hop, step and a jump.

A renowned nature lover, bibliophile, fine wine connoisseur and enthusiastic art and map collector, John headed up the hospital’s orthopaedic unit from 1980 to 2003.

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Fine Arts Auctions

Rare Australian paintings hit auction market aftere 40 years

Art collectors and enthusiasts will have a rare opportunity to obtain paintings not seen on the Australian secondary market for more than 40 years when Melbourne-based Phil Caldwell begins an online auction of major investment and decorator art pieces from 11am Sunday October 16 at his new showrooms at 36A Hartnett Drive, Seaford.

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Gibsons Auctions

So much art from which to choose at Australian October auctions

Auction goers will be treated to a plethora of Australian and international art choices on Sunday October 16 in Melbourne when Gibson’s Auctions adds its selection of more than 260 paintings to other art auctions on the day.

Gibson’s Auctions will hold its sale from 12pm at 885-889 High Street, Armadale and from lot 1 – well-known Melbourne bohemian artist and restaurant owner the late Mirka Mora’s (1928-2018) The Sisters 1963 – collectors and first time buyers should be absorbed.

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Menzies Art Brands

Top international and Australian artists in Australian print auction

Some of the world’s and Australia’s best artists – including Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Andy Warhol (1928-1987) – are represented in Menzies forthcoming Prints & Multiples live online auction from 6.30pm Wednesday October 12 at the company’s Sydney gallery at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

While the Picasso work is a soft ground etching entitled Jeune Femme Surprenant le Reflet d’une Hirondelle dans son Miroir 1936 (lot 32), Warhol’s is a colour screenprint of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger (lot 15) completed in 1975.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Iconic Australian photographer's collection goes under the hammer

Australian photographer the late Joyce Evans (1929-2019) not only was revered internationally as the “doyenne of Australian photography” – she also was an art historian, gallery director, curator, collector and lecturer.

Awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia just before her death for her service to the photographic arts, Joyce had an enviable collection of photographs by other leading Australian shutter bugs that will be auctioned as a timed online sale closing from 7pm Tuesday October 11 by Deutscher and Hackett at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Heidelberg School painter makes a major impression in Australian auction collection

Thirty-five paintings by Heidelberg School Australian impressionist artist John Llewellyn Jones (1866-1927) will be auctioned as part of the Tracey and Anthony Muston collection of quality antiques and art on site in their country estate at 40 Hyde hill Road, Harkaway from 12pm Sunday October 9 by Christian McCann Auctions.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Jones studied at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School before becoming an early member of Box Hill artists’ camp, established in 1885.

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