Antique Auctions Drawing in Large Crowds

Second hand household items are growing in popularity as Melbourne buyers are becoming more and more interested in attending Auction Houses around the city. Of particular interest are antiques and retro furniture, along with vintage jewellery.

There are a number of reasons why these auctions are popular:

  • help the environment by re-using existing products
  • get stylish unique items that are no longer made
  • find a potential bargain to put in your house

One of the most successful auction houses is Philips Auctions in Melbourne which hold a Fine and Decorative Arts Auction followed up by a Modern and Antique Jewellery Auction, 8 times a year. They are located in Glenferrie Road Malvern and have been in business at that address for 20 years. Some of Philips more interesting items include taxidermy, vintage engagement rings, high quality wine, unique artwork, and oriental items.


Another popular auction house is Abbeys Auctions in Box Hill. They focus more on household items but also hold special auctions which may include cameras, sound systems, collectable vintage toys and even cars! Abbeys are also the official partner of the State Trustees of Victoria, and hence have regular deceased estate sales.

So if you’re looking to find a 1970s Scandinavian retro sideboard, or a one-of-a-kind engagement ring, or just pick up a bargain, it is worth checking out these auction houses and going down to one of their sales!