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Cricketers bowl up at Aussie sale

13 August 2018

The strong suit in the extensive cricket section of Abacus Auctions’ (18% buyer’s premium) Sporting Memorabilia sale in Melbourne on July 22 proved to be a collection of early 20th century autographed real photo postcards of test cricketers that were offered individually.

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New premises in Melbourne for Sotheby’s Australia

13 August 2018

Sotheby’s Australia has moved to new premises in the ‘Paris End’ of Melbourne.

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Ceramics and glass collection leads inaugural sale at new Australian auction house Gibson's

08 August 2018

The collection of a man described as “a passionate supporter of the decorative arts” will feature in the inaugural sale at a new Melbourne saleroom.

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Trio of firms rises from ashes of Mossgreen

02 July 2018

Australia gains three new auction houses as specialists go it alone in Melbourne

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Australian cricket team postcard in bat at new Melbourne saleroom

02 July 2018

Newly formed Australian firm Abacus Auctions holds its second sale on July 22, devoted to coins and banknotes plus a selection of collectables and sporting memorabilia.

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Mueller European art glass collection comes up at Australian sale

02 July 2018

Having successfully dispersed the collection of Lalique glass formed by Hans and Gertrud Mueller in March this year, Sotheby’s Australia is now selling the couple’s collection of other European Art Glass.

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Collection of Australian clockmaker expert Ken Hose offered at Leonard Joel auction

11 June 2018

Ken Hose, who has published three books on Australian clockmakers, has been fascinated by clocks and their mechanics since he was a teenager.

Mossgreen ‘won’t be the last’ until trust accounts compulsory

14 May 2018

The Auctioneers and Valuers Association (AVAA), a trade body representing Australian auction houses, has called for client accounts to become a compulsory legal requirement in the country.

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BDO report hits out at Mossgreen management

30 April 2018

The administrator BDO’s report into the collapse of Mossgreen has recommended that the Australian auction house’s former management be investigated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) over possible criminal activities.

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Mossgreen consignors free to collect goods without facing charges from administrator BDO

25 April 2018

The administrator to collapsed Australian auction house Mossgreen has lost a court case over fees which means goods can be returned to their rightful owners without fees being due.

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John Schaeffer sale in Sydney

23 April 2018

When John Schaeffer visited the pre-Raphaelite exhibition at the Tate Gallery in 1984 it changed the course of his art enthusiasm.

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Administrators ‘wrong to charge Mossgreen consignors for returns’

16 April 2018

Consignors to collapsed Australian auction house Mossgreen will not have to pay fees to have items returned, a Sydney court has ruled.

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Sotheby’s offers Schaeffer collection in Sydney auction

13 April 2018

Sotheby’s Australia will auction what it calls “the most significant collection of historical international art” offered in the country later this month.

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Court orders Mossgreen to return lots to owners

09 April 2018

The administrator of collapsed Australian auction house Mossgreen has been ordered to return thousands of lots after Federal Court ruled it did not have the right to charge clients fees to collect their own goods.

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Russell Crowe’s exuberant divorce auction led by Australian art and film memorabilia

09 April 2018

Australian art starred at Russell Crowe’s ‘divorce auction’, which took place with much fanfare and festivity at Sotheby’s Australia on Saturday.

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Auctioneer Richard Madley to represent Sydney firm as UK agent

09 April 2018

Richard Madley, a former director of Dreweatts, has been appointed UK agent for Sydney firm Shapiro Auctioneers, to source objects with an Australian background or provenance to be sold Down Under.

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Mossgreen consignors to appear at court hearing in Sydney over collection fees

23 March 2018

A large number of Mossgreen consignors are rapidly preparing their case to challenge the collection fees being charged by the administrators of the collapsed Australian auction house.

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Webb’s survives Mossgreen debacle

19 March 2018

Two businessmen from Auckland have rescued New Zealand auction house Webb’s from administration after the collapse of parent company Mossgreen.

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Mossgreen vendors baulk at ‘unfair’ fees

05 March 2018

Clients of the collapsed Australian auction house Mossgreen are preparing to challenge the fees being demanded by firm’s administrators to collect their own goods.

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Actor Russell Crowe sells film memorabilia and more in ‘divorce’ auction at Sotheby’s Australia

27 February 2018

Australian art, film memorabilia and jewellery all feature at Sotheby’s Australia’s auction of Russell Crowe’s collection candidly titled The Art of Divorce.

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