Rhino horns withdrawn from sale at Lawson's auction house

11-Nov-2014

A Sydney auction house has withdrawn black rhinoceros horns from a sale scheduled for this Friday, less than an hour after animal conservationists launched a social media campaign demanding the items be removed. But Humane Society International (HSI) said despite the quick win on Tuesday, it will keep campaigning to see two pairs of elephant tusks also be taken off the auction list at Lawsons, based in Leichhardt.

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'Destiny' gold nugget fetches $292k under the hammer after being found near Ballarat

07-Nov-2014

A gold nugget found near Ballarat and weighing more than 3.5 kilograms has been sold for $292,800 at auction in Melbourne. Three men came across it at an undisclosed location near the Victorian town when they were prospecting along the side of the road in 2012. The Destiny nugget - named as such because the trio believed it was their destiny to find it - is the size of two fists and weighs 3.663kg.

Nice little urner: The plant pot valued on Antiques Roadshow at £10,000 - which went on to sell for £668,000!

31-Oct-2014

It was a wedding gift that for years was commandeered as a goalpost by his children – so Terry Nurrish was stunned when this ornament was valued at £10,000 on the Antiques Roadshow in 1991. But the retired farmer decided to keep hold of the antique for a just little longer... and it turned out to be a wise decision. It has now sold at auction for a staggering £668,000, the most expensive sale price of any item valued on the long-running show.

 

Antiques roadshow makes its way to Armadale

13-Sep-2014

In this antiques roadshow, 430 lots of prized sculpture, furniture, art, textiles and religious icons valued at $1.5 million travelled from Sydney to Melbourne in containers along the Hume Highway destined for our collecting capital, Armadale.

The patron saint of travel, Saint Christopher, wasn't aboard as a statue but he ensured the medieval and renaissance collection of an anonymous Sydney woman arrived in one piece at Mossgreen for an auction on September 14.

Perth will be home to legendary $15m book

08-Sep-2014

One of the international art world's most intriguing mysteries ended last night when Kerry Stokes outed himself as the mystery buyer of one of the most expensive books ever sold.

The fate of the legendary Rothschild Prayerbook - sold at Christie's in New York eight months ago for $15.5 million - had baffled art collectors.

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