Five Australian lots to bid for on including a gold nugget and cricket memorabilia

From gold rush prospectors to sporting legends, Australia’s history is full of larger-than-life figures. The art and antiques that come out of the country can be similarly remarkable.


This gold mine nugget is offered at Huntly Auctions with an estimate of £60-80.

Here is a list of five lots coming up on with cultural, historical or sporting links to the land down under to view and bid on.


Huntly Auctions offers this gold mine nugget on January 28 along with a note identifying it as being found in the diggings of J Allen in 1867. The 5g nugget has an estimate of £60-80.

Cricket autographs


Offered at Toovey’s with an estimate of £50-80, this collection includes eight signed cricket team sheets.

A collection of eight signed cricket team sheets of touring teams is offered at Toovey’s on January 21. It includes Australia to Sounth Africa 1957-58, M.C.C. to South Africa 1964-1965, South Africa to U.K. 1965, and Australia 1969-1970. There are also two signed South Africa Rugby Football touring team sheets 1960, and a scrap album. The lot is estimated at £50-90.



This pair of aborigine boomerangs are estimated at €1800-2000 at Kunsthaus Lempertz on January 29.

This pair of Aborigine boomerangs are available from the Brussels auction house Kundsthaus Lempertz where they go under the hammer on January 29 with an estimate of £1200-200.



Fellows offers this mid-19th century gold brooch with an estiamte of £1500-2000.

Fellows offers a mid-19th century colonial Australian 18ct gold and seed pearl brooch, estimated at £1500-2000 in its auction of January 30. It depicts native species – a kangaroo and emu – in the foliage.



A collection of postcards of Australia is offered at Toovey’s with an estimate of £40-60.

This view of Mt Wellington in Hobart, Tasmania, is included in a collection of about 55 postcards of Australia. Among them are scenes of Melbourne, the bush in New South Wales and the Ocean Beach. The lot is offered at Toovey’s on January 21 has an estimate of £40-60.  



This commemorative penny token is offered with an estimate of £150-200.

Lockdales offers this Australian penny token in its auction of January 25-26 with an estimate of £150-200. It commemorates the opening of the Sydney Railway and is printed Australian Tea Mart, Hanks and Lloyd 1855.


After weeks of bush fires, parts of Australia are now struggling with floods. You may want to consider making a donation to one of the many local services involved in the crisis such as:

New South Wales Rural Fire Service

Givit – to help people affected by the fires

Victoria Bushfire Appeal

WIRES - for animal rescue

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