September 2023

Leski Auctions

Rare Bradman batting glove a Melbourne auction phenomenon

An extremely rare batting glove used by Australian iconic batsman Don Bradman in an actual match (lot 231) is a major highlight of Melbourne-based Leski Auctions forthcoming sporting memorabilia two-day sale from 12pm Friday September 22 and Saturday September 23 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

A right-hand glove, according to director Charles Leski it is the only example he has auctioned in 30 years of handling sporting memorabilia items.

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Abacus Auctions

Legendary Australian broadcaster's sporting memorabilia collection up for auction

The name Gary Fenton (1946-2023) will live on in Australian broadcasting history as the driving force behind the worldwide coverage of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Head of sport in turn at Channels 7 and 9, his influence at both television stations was profound.

His efforts in securing Channel 9 the Australian rights to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and wresting coverage of the 2012 London summer games from the incumbent Channel 7 via an audacious joint bid with Foxtel are still talked about today.

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Fine Arts Auctions

Mackley family collection an auction marvel

Through their eclectic personalities, Evan Mackley (1940-2019) and his son Simon made significant impacts as artists, restauranteurs, collectors of antiques and overall entrepreneurs.

From High Street, Armadale to Ringwood in Melbourne and throughout country Victoria, they were well-known and appreciated for their passion in these pursuits – with Evan’s wife Barbara a driving managerial force and connection.

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