Record Consignment Of New Zealand Memorabilia

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CHARLES LESKI AUCTIONS PTY. LTD.

13 Cato Street,  Hawthorn East 3123,  Victoria,  Australia

Telephone: 61-3-9864-9999

Facsimile:

61-3-9822-2788


Email:  contact@leski.com.au 




A.B.N.13 081 928 921

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     November

4th, 2009


RECORD CONSIGNMENT OF NEW ZEALAND MEMORABILIA 


Rare and significant posters, artwork and photography are represented in the largest consignment of New

Zealand memorabilia ever handled by Melbourne-based Leski Auctions. 


Among the most important

is a rare lithographic panorama from 1842.  Titled ‘The Harbour of Port

Nicholson and the Town of Wellington’, the scroll was created by Thomas Allom, a founding member of

the Royal Institute of

British Architects who was noted for his work on the Houses of Parliament.  The

panorama was created in three parts, is hand coloured and framed.  


The Lithographic Panorama (lot 1179) will be offered for sale on Thursday, November 12th

at

6.00pm.  

The lot has a pre-sale estimate of $6,000 -

$8,000.  NB:  The image can be viewed at:


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Also included is

a

significant

collection of New Zealand travel posters from the 1920s to the 1970s.  The

earliest and most important was issued by The New Zealand Government Publicity Office in the 1920s. 

Titled ‘New Zealand, the Sportsman’s Paradise’, it was created by Harry Rountree, best known as the

illustrator of works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Enid Blyton and H.G. Wells.   


Lot 1216 has a pre-sale estimate of $5,000 -

$6,000.  NB:  The image can be viewed at


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“We are privileged to offer these items, many of which have rarely been seen in public,” says Charles Leski.  


About Leski Auctions

Leski Auctions was established in 1973 and is one of Australia’s leading auctioneers of Sporting Memorabilia,

Australiana, Collectibles and World Philately. 


Leski Auctions is a recognised leader in the area of early photography, art, wine, cameras, books, autographs,

entertainment memorabilia, medals, coins, stamps, aerophilately, cigarette and trade cards, maps, railway

memorabilia, advertising artwork and posters, and the Olympics, football and cricket..


It was the first auction house in Australia to introduce an on-line, real-time bidding system ‘Live Bid Online’™,

which allows participation from anywhere in the world.  It currently runs 22 auctions per year.

 

Leski Auctions has previously sold many significant collections, including those of Shirley Strickland, Ron Clarke,

Sir Reginald Ansett and former RSL President, Bruce Ruxton.  It has sold more ‘baggy green’ caps than any other

auction house in the world, and is one of the largest auctioneers of cricket memorabilia by value and volume. 

Leski Auctions recently sold the newly-discovered Phar Lap horse tonic recipe book.  It recently achieved a world

record price for a Bradman bat.


Managing Director Charles Leski is a registered valuer for the Cultural Gifts Program through the Department of

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.  He is also the valuer of the displayed items at the National Sports

Museum at the MCG, Melbourne.


The company is located at 13 Cato Street, Hawthorn East 3123 Australia.  Telephone +61-3-864 9999 and



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CHARLES LESKI AUCTIONS PTY. LTD.

13 Cato Street,  Hawthorn East 3123,  Victoria,  Australia

Telephone: 61-3-9864-9999

Facsimile:

61-3-9822-2788

Website:  www.leski.com.au

Email:  contact@leski.com.au 




A.B.N.13 081 928 921

Issued by:

Charles Leski, Leski Auctions  


Michael Krape, Michael Krape Consulting  



Tel: 61-3-9864 9999



Tel:  0403 135 880



charles@leski.com.au



michaelkrape@krape.com.au






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