Single Owner Collections


Lawsons excel in the handling of single owner collections, ranging from entire home or museum contents held on the premises, to collections brought in to our spacious auction rooms for convenience of sale.

Sales in recent years have included themed sales such as the Bill O'Loughlin collection of Cricket & Boxing Memorabilia, the Holmes a Court Gramophone collection from Western Australia, the EB Harvey Collection of Decorative Arts from Queensland, the Captain Mike Hatcher Collection of Sunken Cargo, the Vizard Foundation Collection of Important Gold and Silver and The Bill and Eileen Cammack Sale (read more), to name but a few.

Important Estates which offer a broad range of collecting fields with the benefit of a singlehanded curatorship always create a buzz when they come up for auction and more so when they are held on the premises. Sales such as the contents of the Abbey, Annandale and the estate of the late the honourable R P Meagher QC AO at Darling Point will pass into auction lore as memorable marathons of sales, both exceeding expectations and continuing well into the night.

For the vendor the marketing opportunity created by an entire collection going under the hammer is unsurpassed and the catalogues are always widely anticipated by collectors. For the buyer the option to start, add to or rationalise their own collection is an opportunity not to be missed.

For further details of forthcoming sales or to discuss the appraisal or the consigning of a collection to Lawsons please contact Shauna Farren-Price or email [email protected]