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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Deutscher and Hackett

Rediscovered Tom Roberts painting leads Melbourne art auction

Australian painter Tom Roberts (1856-1931) has long been regarded as one of the country’s finest 19th and early 20th century landscape and pastoralist artists with major works on display in the National Gallery of Victoria and other significant museums.

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Leski Auctions

Lockdown release leads to versatile Australian auction

The brakes are off for Leski Auctions as they emerge from Melbourne’s sixth COVID-19 lockdown – that resulted in the city achieving the unenviable record of “world lockdown capital” with a total of 263 days of restrictions – as they head towards an international Decorative Arts & Collectables sale from 10am each day on Saturday November 6 and Sunday November 7 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale.

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Gibsons Auctions

Australian footballer and TV identity auctions some of his collection

Most Australians are familiar with former Australian Rules Football champion Geelong ruckman Sam Newman – if only for his antics over 24 years on Channel 9’s The Footy Show.

Newman played 300 games for Geelong Football Club in the Victorian Football League from 1964 to 1980 before he retired, was named in the 1969 All-Australian team and represented Victoria eight times in interstate matches.  

His media career began in 1981, his longest stint being with The Footy Show from 1994 to 2018.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Australian clock collector auction a must for everyone

For those auction goers who are avid clock collectors, the forthcoming online auction of timepieces, amassed over a lifetime by a collector (who wishes to remain anonymous) living in Kangaroo Ground, by Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions is not to be missed.

Because of continuing Victorian lockdown COVID-19 restrictions, the auction, from 12pm Sunday October 17, will be held online with absentee and telephone bidding also available.

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Gibsons Auctions

Melbourne auction reveals passionate collection of self-made businessman

Perhaps it was his humble and uncertain childhood that made the late Harry Oviss such a successful businessman.

In any event, his property and development ventures enabled him to indulge a passion for the arts and build a comprehensive collection of paintings, ceramics, designer furniture and jewellery that is now being auctioned online by Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions over three days from 11am Sunday October 3.

The sale will continue from 11am Monday October 4 and close from 10am Tuesday October 5.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Art has pulling power in Melbourne antiques and art auction

Several paintings by leading Australian artists including Cressida Campbell, Arthur Boyd and David Boyd are among the highlights of Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions forthcoming French and English Antiques and Fine Art online sale from 12pm Sunday October 3.

Due to current Victorian COVID-19 restrictions, all viewing is online with items to be sold by bidding online, over the phone or via absentee bids.  

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Philips Auctions

Melbourne auction wait worth it for online buyers

After waiting almost two months for the current Victorian COVID-19 lockdown to finish, Melbourne’s Philips Auctions has called an end to bidding on both its latest timed online Fine and Decorative Arts auction and Modern and Antique Jewellery sale from 12pm Friday October 1.

Items for both auctions can be viewed online only and purchase pickups arranged from 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern by contacting (03) 9509 6788.

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Menzies Art Brands

Andy Warhol to the fore in Australian print auction

With a catalogue estimate of $800,000-$1 million, Andy Warhol’s Queen Elizabeth II 1985 (lot 15) is the centrepiece of Menzies inaugural Prints & Multiples timed online auction due to finish at 8pm on Thursday September 23.

The work is a complete set of four colour screenprints from Warhol’s Reigning Queen series. The vibrantly coloured portraits explore the convergence of royalty and celebrity – presenting the Queen as an icon of our time – and are set to establish a record price for Warhol prints at an Australian auction.

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