Kim's Auctions

Sterling silver among worthy auction pieces

Several quality sterling silver pieces are among items to be auctioned by Kim’s Auctions from 11am Sunday August at 1 Gardiner Road, Hawthorn.

One of the items is an 1833 William IV cup with cover (lot 312) – on display with an 1868 Charles Stuart Harris of London five piece Teniers style tea set and tray (lot 313) and a 1900 rose bowl by Mappin & Webb (lot 314).

Of great interest to auction goers no doubt will be lot 216 – a Scottish sterling silver freedom casket made in 1873 by the Glasgow firm of Muirhead & Arthur.

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EJ Ainger

Collaborative auction for Melbourne jewellery lovers

Who would have thought that a man who cut his teeth as a child on the rugby field (including playing for Melbourne’s Scotch College, Victoria and as an Australian junior) then won a gridiron football scholarship to Arizona State College would end up as one of Australia’s leading jewellery experts.

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EJ Ainger

Porcelain a feature at Ainger auction

A comprehensive range of porcelain and dinner settings are the highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday August 13 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction also contains large concrete garden urns, lion heads and other garden furniture including an interesting wired sculptured shelf.

One of the more intriguing items is a six-panel Japanese screen featuring women in traditional Japanese costumes.

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Leski Auctions

"Lost" Bradman bat turns up at Australian auction

Australia’s cricketing icon and batting legend Sir Donald Bradman still attracts an enormous amount of public attention – even though it is more than 70 years since he last competed at international level.

With a batting average of 99.94, he is regarded as the greatest batsmen to ever live and, although he died in February 2001, every time a cricketing item or piece of memorabilia he owned comes onto the market collector hearts appear to beat just a little faster.

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Gibsons Auctions

Winter Auction Series on Gibson's first birthday

Gibson’s Auctions is marking its first anniversary in business with a two-day sale entitled The Winter Auction Series, which over three sessions from 1pm Monday August 5 and 11am Tuesday August 6 will offer a comprehensive 789-lot range of jewellery, antique furniture, porcelain, sculptures, clocks, art and other collectables.

To be held at 885-889 High Street Armadale, jewellery will be auctioned on the Monday and features items with estimates ranging from several hundreds of dollars to many thousands – well within the reach of most auction goers.

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Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions on the move

After a decade at 426 Burnley Street, Richmond, Christian McCann Auctions is on the move to new and larger premises.

Before the shift, however, the auction house must sell all its existing vendor stock – a monumental task that has become a full-time preoccupation for managing director Christian McCann.

“Our ‘Goodbye Burnley Street’ auction will be from noon Sunday August 4,” he says. “However, there are so many items we cannot possibly achieve it in one sale so this auction will be part one and comprise more than 750 items.”

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EJ Ainger

Retro Casala furniture in Melbourne auction mix

Internationally famous and colourful Casala furniture and homeware products are making their first appearance at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 30 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The 1970s retro items still carry the innovative design flair which has once again become popular in more than 20 countries.

Established in 1917 in Lauenau, Lower Saxony, Casala was named after its founder and home town ( Carl Sasse Lauenau), initially producing wooden sole shoes.

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Philips Auctions

Melbourne identity paintings slotted for auction

Paintings from the deceased estate of former Melbourne identity Peter Davis are among popular highlights of Philips Auctions forthcoming decorative and fine arts auction from noon Sunday July 28 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

Several of the paintings feature past Melbourne and Victorian scenes by artists such as Dora Lynell Wilson (1883-1946) Top End of Collins Street, Melbourne (lot 395) and Fabian Swire’s 1934 etching Collins Street Old & New (lot 394) showing views of the then recently completed Manchester Unity Building.

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EJ Ainger

Rare Singer sewing machine at Melbourne auction

A rare Singer pedal sewing machine complete with motifs on the side panels is among E.J. Ainger’s auction treasures at its forthcoming sale from 9.30am Tuesday July 16 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Other quality furniture items bound to attract auction goers include the residual contents of a Yarra Glen home such as a Victorian mahogany desk, walnut dressing table, tallboy chest and dining table.

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EJ Ainger

Sterling silver and teak furniture to attract auction goers

Sterling silver and mid-20th century retro teak and oak furniture are bound to drag in buyers to E.J. Ainger’s auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 2 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Included is a designer retro chair, stylish cocktail cabinet, retro sideboards, chests and occasional tables.

Among the silver is a 19th century coffee pot, milk jug, dishes, candlestick holders, cigarette boxes and flasks.

Other items include Chesterfield armchairs and glass coffee tables.

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