Doctor's collection an auction healer

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 23rd March, 2016

The collection and professional items belonging to a well known Melbourne doctor and dentist will be auctioned from 10am Sunday April 3 by auctioneer Steve Graham at 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend.

The collection contains medical and dental equipment, scientific instruments, Pratt ware (19th century ceramic jars used to hold toothpaste, balms and creams), ivory and bone pieces, chemist jars and antique bottles.

The auction contains a broad range of collectables including petrol bowsers and oil tins, enamel and tin signs, old bottles, bone scrimshaws and musical instruments (violins, guitar, banjo and piano).

Auction goers should also be interested in the ebonised oriental fighting sticks, daggers, powder flask and collection of militaria.

Collectors of whiskey and bar items (including cork screw collection and smokenalia) will be in their element, while philatelic and coin collectors should check out the coins, banknotes, stamps and tokens.

There also are tools, gauges, toys, games, cigarette cards, autography, vintage fishing gear and a large collection of vintage radios.

Other items include sewing machines, football cards and memorabilia, telephones, silver, railway collectables and a Victorian Trumper sewing table. 

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