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SH154 - A Gentleman’s Collection of…Shapiro Gallery, 162 Queen St, Woollahra, SydneyWednesday 26 September 2018

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  • A twinkle in investors' eyes

    A twinkle in investors' eyes

                                 'Auction houses are ringing up record prices for jewellery...' SHARES or property used to sit on top of investment wish lists, but more people… Read more

  • Silver Polishes Up For Top Results

      A packed room attended the silver sale at Shapiro Auctioneers on the evening of Wednesday 9th May. 136 lots were on offer and the sale cleared 92% by lot and 120% by value. From the Serventy Collection of Western Australia, a record price was achieved for an Alexander Dick dessert spoon.… Read more

  • Melbourne Restaurant serves up Ned Kelly Warrant

    Melbourne Restaurant serves up Ned Kelly Warrant

    For over thirty years the original Police Warrant to Apprehend outlaw Ned Kelly hung behind the cash register in a CBD restaurant in Melbourne, Vic. The owners had purchased the unassuming folded warrant at a local auction in the 1970s. The warrant is dated January 1 1876 and issued by Justice… Read more

  • Photographic presentation album

    Photographic presentation album

    A rare photographic presentation album documenting the employees of the Coolangatta Estate on the Shoalhaven River, New South Wales, dated November 1891, has been sold by private treaty to the State Library of New South Wales for over $50,000.00. The album includes 57 black and white images of the… Read more

  • Private Sales at Shapiro Auctioneers

    Private Sales at Shapiro Auctioneers

    In February of this year Shapiro Auctioneers sold by private treaty a rare 18th Century French side table for $30,000.00. The table was stamped R Lacroix, one of the leading cabinet makers in Paris, whose furniture also graced the hallways of Versailles. The table had excellent provenance as once… Read more

  • Three Estates Make For A Good Auction

    Three Estates Make For A Good Auction

    Paintings which have been hanging on walls and out of sight from the art market for many decades will highlight the forthcoming art auction at Shapiro Auctioneers in Sydney, on Tuesday 3 April 6.30pm. A beautiful Justin O’Brien 'Portrait of Young Man' (lot 42, $20,000-30,000) is… Read more

  • Wendy Whiteley Buys A Whiteley

    Wendy Whiteley Buys A Whiteley

    An early Brett Whiteley painting which has been off the market since 1971 when it was purchased by the vendor in London through Marlborough Gallery, has been sold by Shapiro Auctioneers in a private treaty sale. The large gouache on board is titled Bather and Mirror, and is dated 1964, measuring… Read more

  • Gary Heery Reinvents Himself, Yet Again

    A visit to Gary Heery's website suggests that this accomplished editorial, advertising and corporate photographer and celebrity portraitist simply refuses to be categorised. After last year's successful, poetic exploration of high speed flash imagery of exotic native birds,… Read more

  • Shapiro Auctioneers is now seeking consignments

    Shapiro Auctioneers is now seeking consignments

    Shapiro Auctioneers is now seeking consignments for our forthcoming 2012 auction schedule. Sales will be conducted monthly commencing Sunday 26 February. Australian and International Art 20/21 C Design and Studio Ceramics Fine Jewellery and Vintage Couture Asian Furniture and… Read more

  • Silver Shines at Shapiro

    Silver sales well above estimates at the October auction have confirmed a somewhat surprising new trend. Silver at Shapiro achieved good prices in the September sale with lot 54 a sterling silver Argyle with wooden handle, estimate $400-600, selling for $10,200 (including buyer’s premium) an… Read more