Fine Arts Auctions

Old Sydney Harbour in all its auction glory

A rare 1856 colonial oil painting of Sydney Harbour featuring the former penal settlement at Cockatoo Island is one of the important highlights Fine Arts Auctions online sale from 11am Sunday December 12 at 239 Wickham Road, Moorabbin.

The auction, which mainly contains items from a Lysterfield mansion and Moorabbin estate, can only be viewed online because sale items are being held in separate locations – but condition reports and more photos are available on request. Bidding also is online, over the phone or via absentee bids.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Australian art among a fine selection auction collectables

Red and Yellow Jonquils circa 1958 (lot 15) by one of Australia’s leading modernists Charles Blackman (1928-2018) is a highlight of Melbourne-based Christian McCann Auctions last sale for 2021, that features fine quality antiques, clocks, porcelain, Australian art and jewellery, from 12pm Sunday December 12 at 7 Harper Street, Abbotsford.

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Leski Auctions

Stamps, coins and postal history auction a farewell to 2021

Stamps, coins and postal history are the subject of Melbourne-based Leski Auctions last sale for 2021.

To be held from 10am Thursday December 9 at 727-729 High Street, Armadale, the auction has a larger than usual range of coins, banknotes and medals including an interesting collection of Australian half sovereigns (lots 26-51), featuring Queen Victoria young heads from 1871, and sovereigns (lots 52-89).

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Deutscher and Hackett

A tinge of Italy in Australian art auction

Australian artist the late Jeffrey Smart (1921-2013) loved Italy, emigrating there in 1963 and eight years later acquiring the rustic farmhouse ‘Posticcia Nuova’ in central Tuscany.

It was the site for many of his paintings including The Arezzo Turn-off II, 1973 – which features prominently as lot 5 in Melbourne-based Deutscher and Hackett’s art auction from 7pm Wednesday December 8 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

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Leski Auctions

Australian market researchers auction their Australiana collection

Given their rich Australian heritage and enthusiasm for collecting Australiana, it is not surprising that the East Melbourne home of husband and wife team Gary and Genevieve Morgan - of Morgan Gallup Poll fame - is a living museum to Australian artworks, sculptures, pottery, wood carvings and furnishings.

Now, collectors worldwide will have the opportunity to obtain one or more items in this collection when Leski Auctions offers Part One for sale from 6.30pm Tuesday December 7 at The Gallery, Tonic House, 386 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

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Menzies Art Brands

Australian 'instafamous' social media artist has auction debut

Contemporary Australian 'instafamous' artist Catherine Jenna Hendry (CJ Hendry), 33, will make her Australian auction debut at Menzies Wednesday December 1 Important and international Art sale from 6.30pm at the company's Sydney gallery at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington. 

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Abacus Auctions

Rare stamps never before seen at Australian auction

A four-day auction covering stamps, postal history and notes, and sporting memorabilia by Melbourne-based Abacus Auctions will begin at 11am on December 1 and end on December 4 at 29 Hardner Road, Mount Waverley.

Australian stamps, of which the ‘Artemis’ Kangaroo and Map Rarities contained in a special deluxe hard bound catalogue is the highlight, leads auction items that number almost 2470 lots.

This catalogue contains an impressive array of spectacular Kangaroo stamps ever offered at one auction – many never before available for purchase in Australia.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Australian medico's art collection an auction healer

Being the doctor for one of Australia’s better known artists – in this case John Perceval (1923-2000), the last surviving member of a group known as the Angry Penguins who redefined Australian art in the 1940s – has its benefits if you happen to be a collector.

For the late Raymond Petersen and his wife Margaret (Peg), it was a bonus having Perceval as one of his patients because he ended up with signed works from the artist.

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Leski Auctions

Ghosts of Australian auctions past

An abandoned Western Australian goldfields town called Malcolm has become the focus of Melbourne-based Leski Auctions two-day Australian& Historical sale because of a rare 19th century brooch that came from the town and is now up for auction.

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Gibsons Auctions

Stunning jewellery highlights Melbourne spring auction

Several pieces of stunning jewellery are among the highlights of Melbourne-based Gibson’s Auctions last live sale for 2021 – the Spring Auction Series, from 11am Sunday November 21 at 885-889 High Street, Armadale – many of which would make ideal Christmas presents.

Most impressive and not for the faint-hearted is a Colombian emerald and diamond three-stone ring, comprising a 2.0-carat emerald flanked by two old cut 1.6-carat diamonds (lot 654) with a catalogue estimate of $25,000-$35,000.

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