Leonard Joel


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Kelly still standing after 20 bare-knuckle rounds

15 October 2018

“If I was to select just one lot we have sold this year,” says John Albrecht, managing director at Leonard Joel, “it would be the haunting, period photo of Australia’s infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly, taken in 1874 after a boxing match.”

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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.

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Silver tray that marked the very first ‘Ashes’ test series is to be auctioned in Melbourne

27 November 2017

Timed to coincide with the start of the 70th Ashes series, a silver presentation tray marking the very first ‘Ashes’ test series in 1882-83 will be offered at auction by Leonard Joel in Melbourne on December 7.

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Bidding leaps for Aus$70,000 kangeroo salts

11 September 2017

A set of four Victorian kangaroos salts made by silversmiths Hunt & Roskell sold for Aus$70,000 (£42,000) as part of the Fairfax collection at Leonard Joel in Sydney on August 31-September 2.

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Novelty silver kangaroos help Fairfax auction jump to $1.74m at Leonard Joel

04 September 2017

Antiques owned by the late businessman James Fairfax caught the eye of buyers with a set of four Victorian novelty kangaroo salts among the highlights at the auction in Sydney.

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Australian sales bring the roos of the world

21 August 2017

It may be pretty quiet on the auction front in Europe but Down Under the saleroom and fairs scene is in full swing.

Kangaroo salts

Australian media magnate’s art and antiques collection heads to auction in Sydney

15 August 2017

Art and antiques owned by the late businessman James Fairfax will be offered at auction next month.

Alliances see Dreweatts expand into classic cars and Australia

19 December 2014

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury have announced two new alliances as they reshape the wider business as part of the Stanley Gibbons Group.

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Beatlemania goes Down-Under

16 May 2014

Leonard Joel of Melbourne will be marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arriving to tour Australia by offering a collection of photographs taken of the group in Adelaide.

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Geddes stock at auction

31 August 2012

In mid September the well-known Melbourne antiques dealer Graham Geddes will be holding a large stock sale at Leonard Joel auction house.

Joel throw down the gauntlet over vendors’ commissions

09 June 2012

Australian auction house Leonard Joel have made a public challenge to competitors by offering a 105% return to sellers for the higher end of the market.

Bonhams expand Australian operations

02 June 2008

BONHAMS have expanded their Australian operations by buying Melbourne auction house Leonard Joel.

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