The Kirk Collection
The Kirks have always been Collectors with an eclectic range of interest from Roman Antiquities, Early Australian Jewellery and Tasmanian Convict Pieces (not to mention V2 and Saturn V rocket items!) which now form part of the Auctions proudly presented by Theodore Bruce.
While living in Nubeena, near Port Arthur the Kirks were involved in the local History Association and partook in archaeological digs. This led to a fascination in Tasmania’s history. All items have been purchased from Antique Dealers in Oatlands, Campbelltown, Hobart, New Norfolk and Launceston. The collection of Australian jewellery with a Tasmanian theme came about while living in Perth and dreaming of a sea change to a cooler climate. Pieces were bought from Antique shops throughout Australia and as far afield as America where the Gemstone Southern Cross Wishbone Brooch was bought.
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Viewing will be held in our Parramatta Showroom by appointment please email Casi Prischl [email protected]
or call the office ph:8212 4100 to book an appointment.
Should you require more information and/or images please email [email protected]
Theodore Bruce endeavors to mention any imperfections to a piece and will provide condition reports on request, any absence of this information in the catalogue does not automatically imply that the lot is free from defect. Measurements & weights are approximate & should be treated as a guide only.
Prospective buyers are encouraged to seek further information or request additional images. Please note condition reports can be amended during the pre-sale period, so we strongly suggest any interested bidders check the published condition report available on the website before the auction commences.
HOW TO BID
Our Timed Bid Auctions are usually published on line for 7 to 21 days.
Each lot closes sequentially in lot order 1 minute after the previous lot, i.e. if lot 1 closes at 11am lot 2 will close at 11:01 am and lot 3 will close at 11:02 am and so on. If a bid is placed within the last five minutes prior to closing then the bidding time will be extended for that lot by 5 minutes, bidding extensions will go for a maximum of two hours.
You can place individual bids at anytime up until the close of a lot.
You can also place a maximum bid in the system for any lot. The system will only bid on your behalf if another bid is placed on that lot, e.g. say lot 2 has a bid of $20 already, you leave a maximum bid of $100, this system will execute your bid and you will be the high bidder at $25, if another bid is place for $50 then your next bid would be executed at $55 and so on. If another bid of $100 is place it will take you bid as it was placed first, if your bid is exceeded you will get a notification that you have been outbid. Please note bids can only be removed 2 hours before the start of the auction, you will need to log into your account using the person icon in the top right corner of your screen, click on My Bids and you will be able to cancel or adjust the amount of your bid. Theodore Bruce is unable to cancel or adjust a bid on your behalf.
Invoices for each auction are emailed to successful bidders shortly after the close of the last lot in the auction.
COLLECTIONS & SHIPPING
Collection of items is from our Parramatta Road, Stanmore Rooms from 12pm Monday 30 October. You are now required to contact our office to arrange a collection time for either yourself or your courier.
It is important that you arrive at your designated time, as if you are late or delayed you may not be able to collect your goods.
Please contact [email protected]
to arrange your collection time.
Theodore Bruce has an In-house Shipping department for small robust items, with a minimum charge of $35. Please contact [email protected]
to obtain a quote.
Please avail yourself of the list of carriers available for the sale in advance if you cannot collect the items yourself
Leo Removals - 0412 493 447
Vantrans (Ken) - 0401 445 510.
Jim's Removals (John) - 0422 401 279
Get it 2U (Daryl) - 0405 579 215
Postage, International, Interstate & Fragile Items
Pack & Send Pyrmont - 9660 5088
Pack & Send Balmain - 8065 5385