Philips Auctions

Impressive sterling silver part of Melbourne lockdown fine arts auction

Forced by continuing Stage 4 coronavirus lockdowns in Victoria to hold its first timed online Fine and Decorative Arts auction, which ends from 12pm Tuesday September 22 at 47 Glenferrie Road Malvern, Philips Auctions is offering an impressive array of sterling silver for those buyers and collectors willing to take the plunge.

The sterling silver section begins at lot 130 – a magnificent Victorian pedestal rose bowl – and ends at lot 188, a charming Victorian book form vinaigrette with a current bid of $210 in a $190-$300 estimate range.

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Leski Auctions

Historic flight covers among Victorian lockdown auction offerings

Like several other auction houses in Melbourne who have reverted to online only auctions during Stage 3 and 4 coronavirus lockdowns in Victoria, Leski Auctions has pushed ahead with a two-day Stamp, Coins & Postal History sale (covering almost 1000 lots) for Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23 where the only person bidders will be able to see is auctioneer Charles Leski standing in an empty auction house room in Armadale.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Timed online auction for important Aboriginal art collection

The Peter and Renate Nahum collection of Aboriginal Art, London: Part II timed online auction courtesy of Australian auction house Deutscher and Hackett ends at 7pm on August 19.

Conducted during Australia’s ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the auction is being conducted from its Sydney office.

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Philips Auctions

Timed online jewellery auction despite Stage 4 lockdown

During the strict Stage 4 lockdowns imposed by the Victorian Government to combat surging COVID-19 virus cases in the state, Philips Auctions has been able to hold timed online jewellery auctions to cater for auction goers.

Its latest efforts ends from 6pm on Monday August 17 and involves 101 affordable lots of rings, earrings, pendants, brooches and necklaces.

Typical is a large emerald dress ring (lot 100) with a $1500-$1800 estimate, while a pair of green sapphire and diamond drop earrings (lot 101) is listed for $900-$1300.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Online Australian auction despite severe restrictions

While other Melbourne-based auction houses have deferred their decorative arts and art sales until the Victorian capital is free of its Stage 4 coronavirus pandemic restrictions – where only essential businesses are permitted to operate – Christian McCann Auctions (on advice from Business Victoria) is pushing ahead with a remote and online auction from 12pm Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 9 at its 7 Harper Street, Richmond rooms.

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Abacus Auctions

Polly Farmer holds sway in Australian sporting memorabilia auction

As the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues to throw employment prospects and business practices in Australia into chaos, the country’s traditional Australian Football League season has become a sputtering stop-start competition with all 18 teams now forced to play in what has been termed coronavirus “hubs” (where the virus is virtually non-existent) to complete the home-and-away draw in time for finals.

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Philips Auctions

Timed online jewellery auction to whet buyer appetites

A magic 100 lots greet viewers of Philips Auctions timed online Modern & Antique Jewellery sale due to end from 8pm Tuesday July 21.

This is the second online jewellery auction the auction house has held since coronavirus lockdowns began in Melbourne in March this year.

The city is now in its second Stage 3 lockdown – ostensibly for six weeks – but rumours are now rife that the Victorian Government could impose Stage 4 restrictions in coming days.

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Gibsons Auctions

Australian auctioneer doyen collection to go under the hammer

The name Joel is synonymous with Australia’s antique and arts auction industry.

In 1919, Leonard Joel opened his doors in Melbourne’s CBD and son Graham, who was no less of an enthusiast, became a recognised doyen of the auction industry – regarded by many as the driving force behind Australia’s art market boom of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Aboriginal art collectors bring their works to auction

Peter and Renate Nahum need no introduction to art collectors the world over. Australians know them as avid fans of Aboriginal art – with a collection that spans more than 20 years.  

This collection will now be available to other enthusiasts from 7pm on Wednesday July 15 at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra when Deutscher and Hackett auction than 50 of the paintings as part of its Important Australian and International Fine Art sale.

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Menzies Art Brands

Important Australian art auction as Menzies tests collector market

After holding its first auction for 2020 in February, like many other Australian auction houses Menzies was obliged to hold off on its next Australian & International Fine Art & Sculpture sale until the deadly conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic that swept the globe improved nationally.

Although the crisis is far from over in many other countries – and Australia is still facing troublesome hotspots with lockdowns in some Melbourne suburbs – Menzies is preparing for its forthcoming July 9 sale from 6.30pm at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington in Sydney.

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