Wine, Bats & Federation - an auction with the lot!
What does Grange Hermitage, Australia’s Federation, a cricket bat from the infamous Bodyline series and Winston Churchill’s autograph have in common? They’re all for sale at Charles Leski Auctions later this month.
More than 1,000 lots of memorabilia – including sporting collectibles, Aboriginal art and artefacts, posters, Le Mans racing memorabilia, wine, railways and aviation ephemera, and celebrity signatures – will be for sale over two days at one of Australia’s largest auctioneers of the quirky, profound and profane.
Among the lots is an extraordinary collection of photographs, tickets, commemorative programs, invitations and booklets from Australia’s celebration of Federation in 1901. Many of the items are rare and important ‘snapshots’ of the most seminal moment in Australia’s contemporary history.
Also on sale is a collection of early photographs, predominantly from Victoria and South Australia, from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries. These photographs chronicle life in the period before Federation and represent a rare and compelling panorama of life in colonial times through to the post-war period
These lots are among more than 1,000 items of sporting collectibles, memorabilia, wine and ephemera to be offered for sale over two nights.