Antiques & Decorative Arts collection from the estate of James O. Fairfax AC to be sold by Leonard Joel

The late James Fairfax, who died in January this year aged 83, was a passionate collector, philanthropist and supporter of the arts, and his extensive business travels and visits to his United Kingdom residence, during which often included lengthy stopovers in Asia, that influenced and informed Fairfax’s decorative arts collection.

Essendon to the fore in Mossgreen's Sporting Memorabilia auction

By Richard Brewster on 11-Aug-2017 (exclusive to the Antiques Reporter)

The three Brownlow Medals (awarded each year to the best and fairest Australian Rules Football player) won by Essendon legend Dick Reynolds will be part of Mossgreen’s forthcoming Sporting Memorabilia auction on 15 August at their rooms in Armadale.

One of the best rovers the game has seen, Reynolds played 320 games (a Victorian Football League record that stood until 1974) for Essendon between 1933 and 1951.

He won the Brownlow Medal – the highest acknowledgement to which an Australian Rules player can aspire – in 1934, 1937 and 1938.

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A 4.… to be offered by Mossgreen Auctions Melbourne 28/08/2017, Lot No. 23, Est: $25,000-35,000