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This is where you’ll find older information from our other webpages, but which we still would like to have available for you.

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Tom Roberts coin donated to Prime Minister’s office goes missing

By Marion Ives, ABC News, 11 April 2016 The disappearance of a valuable artefact that belonged to one of Australia’s most prominent artists, Tom Roberts, is now before the Australian Federal Police. Donated to the Prime Minister’s office for inclusion in a public collection, the coin was allegedly handed to a prime ministerial adviser at the official opening of the National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA)...
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Art Valuations – Get Professional Advice

Maybe you are familiar with art valuations, or perhaps this is an unknown area for you. Perhaps you and your siblings have inherited some paintings or you have been buying paintings and would like to insure them. Maybe you need to dispose of artworks for various reasons but don’t know where to start. You have come to the right place. We at Banziger Hulme Fine...
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Expert Art Appraisal and Expert Advice on Selling Art, Buying Art

Welcome to Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants. Are you looking for an art appraiser to a value your art? Are you looking to sell artworks that own?  Or do you want to buy art and would like professional advice? You’ve come to the right place. We at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants can assist you with valuing, selling and buying art. Plus we can help...
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Expert Advice You Need Before Buying Art

Are you looking to purchase fine art? Are you not quite sure what that is or where to look for fine art? We at Banziger Hulme can help you to buy fine art in the right places, and without paying a massive premium price for that privilege. Fine art probably makes up only ten per cent of the whole art market, so most art sales...
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Art as Investment – Expert Advice You Need to Know

Investing in art has become a a buzz would and art as an investment has become very trendy. But many people do not know but most art does not actually fit into the fine art category. The art may well be sold is a good investment but what does investment actually mean?   By what measure can art be considered a good investment? It’s very...
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Blink and you might miss it … Shapiro Auction on Wednesday

A most significant and interesting sale of Australian and International art will be presented by Shapiro’s in Sydney this Wednesday 6th April 2011, 6 pm. With all the big fine art auctioneers in town, it is often all too easy to overlook Shapiro’s, even though they occupy a high profile location at Queen Street in Woollahra, just a few steps from Sothebys. Shapiro’s very much...
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On a very rainy Sydney Saturday, the usual suspects turn out to bid at Davidson’s first fine art auction of the year at

Robert Davidson’s reputation for honesty and integrity in a sometimes shadowy auction market is perhaps one thing that keeps his regular clientele coming back for more – even on a particularly bleak and rainy day. Another might be Davidson’s keen estimates, which regularly see him trouncing the competition with his clearance rates. Davidson’s affable and no-nonsense approach to auctioneering is well appreciated by bidders. Like...
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Join the Hunt – The Search for Australian Art in British Auctions

A strong Aussie dollar means hunting and bidding for Australian art at auction overseas has never been more alluring. The internet is constantly providing new tools to enable anyone to track down the specific art that they are looking for – not just in domestic art markets, but also overseas. Most reputable fine art auction houses have quite sophisticated and easy to scroll and view...
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Unknown painting of Sydney ‘girl’ confirmed to be by seven times Archibald Prize Winner W.B. McInnes, one of Australia’s most famous artists in the 1920s and 30s

It started with an email from an Australian in London to David Hulme of Manly-based Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants. The gentleman explained he owned a portrait of his mother, painted in 1928 in Melbourne when she was just a girl of 16 – but the painting was not signed. Could David Hulme help in confirming who painted it? Was it perhaps seven-times Archibald Prize...
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A slow and painful death for Donald Friend mural?

Donald Friend’s relationship with Bali is well known to most Australians. Less well known are the five years that Friend spent in Sri Lanka from 1957 to 1962 as house guest of Bevis Bawa at the remote ‘Brief’ estate near Bentota Beach in southwestern Sri Lanka. Bevis Bawa was the brother of Sri Lanka’s famous architect Geoffrey Bawa. The years that Friend spent at ‘Brief’...
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