Unassuming Australian Lived A 'model' Life

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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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     December 7,

2009


UNASSUMING AUSTRALIAN LIVED A ‘MODEL’ LIFE


Few people know about Burt Hartshorn, a man of diverse passions who left a remarkable legacy following

his death in Melbourne, Australia earlier

this year. 

An engineer by training, Burt spent a lifetime making

model aircraft, collecting tin toys, Meccano sets, Hornby trains and other related items.


According to his best mate, Ross Perkins, his aviation collection is probably one of the largest in the world.


“Burt had a tough upbringing, but it also gave him the drive to pursue his creative side,” said Ross.  “His

collection is remarkable and now it’s time for others to enjoy the fruits of his labour.”


Aviation was his first love, which is reflected in more than 40 lots being offered for sale from this genre. 

Among the items which were built by Burt is Charles Lindburgh’s Ryan N-X-211 ‘Spirit of St Louis’ (1/16

scale), and a Fokker DV111 524/18.  


Also for sale are more than 100 lots of models and toys.  These vary from fire engines and racing cars, to

children’s sewing machines, tinplate clockwork novelty toys and train sets.


Burt’s dedication is obvious with this remarkable collection of memorabilia,” says Charles Leski“There

are some unique, low-priced items that would be wonderful Christmas presents.”


The lots

will be offered for sale by Leski Auctions in Melbourne on Tuesday, December 15th at 7.30pm.  

Pre-sale estimates vary from

$80

-

$750.  (NB:  Image of Charles Lindburgh’s aircraft available

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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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