Sporting Memorabilia: Valuation Evening

Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 10.55.58 AMLeonard Joel Collectables Specialist, Bethany McGougan, will be conducting valuations of Sporting Memorabilia on Wednesday 1 June 6-8pm at our Melbourne auction rooms. She will be consigning for our 30 June Collectables Auction.  Contact us to book an appointment!

Valuation Evening
Wednesday 1 June 5-8pm
Leonard Joel, 333 Malvern Road

Book an appointment
Bethany McGougan
Manager & Specialist, Collectables
03 8825 5625 | email

1895 VFA Premiership Football Presented To Fitzroy Captain Tom Banks
Sold for $ 12,200 IBP

Everything You Need to Know: The Ron Barassi Collection


Ron Barassi Collection Auction“I have enjoyed the journey behind the awards, the mementos, the historic pieces, the souvenirs and curiosities. I think now is a good time to share these treasures with the collecting community.

I hope that in the caring hands of public institutions (sporting museums, libraries) and private collectors these items will bring pleasure to a wide public and be best preserved for the social and historic interest of future generations.

And I’m glad my family will have a permanent record of my collection without the responsibility.”

– Ron Barassi

Leonard Joel is honoured to present the personal collection of Australian sporting legend Ron Barassi. For more than 60 years, Ron Barassi has been a key sporting and cultural figure, famous for his groundbreaking career in Australian Rules football. This is a collection of national significance offering a unique glimpse into a bygone football era and the inquisitive mind of an extraordinary player and revolutionary coach.

Throughout his life, Ron Barassi collected enthusiastically and broadly. The various items clearly indicate interests stretching far beyond football into various other sports, history, psychology and business. Each aspect of his career and personal interests are represented through the memorabilia, awards and iconic personal mementos spanning his entire life.


The Ron Barassi Collection Auction

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Due to overwhelming interest, we are now accepting orders for the printed version of the catalogue at a cost of $25 (including GST and postage).
Please email or call us on 03 9826 4333 to place your order.

For all media enquiries contact Katarina Ljahovic: Communications & Marketing Manager | 03 8825 5620 | email

For catalogue and auction enquiries contact Bethany McGougan: Manager, Collectables | 03 8825 5625 | email

The Ron Barassi Collection In the News

10 August 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald | Ron Barassi memorabilia auction garners attention

4 August 2016 | SEN Inside Football | Barassi sale rare chance to secure our previous history

23 July 2016 | Melbourne Football Club News | Barassi collection to be sold at auction

27 July 2016 | Channel 9 News | Barassi Auction

8 July 2016 | Herald Sun | AFL memorabilia: Legend Ronald Barassi’s private collection to be offered for public auction

23 June 2016 | The Weekly Review | Ron Barassi’s incredible sporting collection going under the hammer

9 May 2016 | 3AW |  Calls for Ron Barassi’s memorabilia to be displayed in a permanent exhibition

27 April 2016 | Channel 7 News | Footy great Ron Barassi to auction AFL memorabilia

23 April 2016 | The Australian | The Australian, Memories of dad still vivid, but Ron Barassi letting go

25 March 2016 | The Age | AFL season 2016: Memorabilia from one of football’s most memorable men – Ron Barassi

Meet the Collector!

Full AviationOn 5 November, Leonard Joel will be offering a single owner collection of WWII aviation equipment from the collection of David Perrott.

Join us on Wednesday 4 November 6-7pm where David will available to discuss his collection and answer any questions!

Bethany McGougan | 03 8825 56225 | email

The ACMI Blinky Bill Animation Auction

These never-before-seen Blinky Bill cels will be made available to the public for the first time in the history of Yoram Gross Film Studio, creators of legendary Australian animation characters such as Dot and the Kangaroo, Tabaluga, and Flipper and Lopaka.


Fans of the Blinky Bill stories, which are still read in Australian classrooms today and adored by young and old, can now share in its iconic history. Yoram Gross has kindly donated 25 individually hand-painted, signed cels featuring the mischievous koala and his friends animated against lush bush backdrops. The cels are available to purchase online at in the Blinky Bill Animation Auction from 21 November – 4 December 2014, with funds going towards ACMI Education programs.

In 2013, ACMI welcomed over 65,000 students and teachers to learn more about the moving image, including important Australian characters such as Blinky Bill. Donations will help ACMI provide the resources it needs to continue to inspire the creative potential of students, teachers and aspiring moving image makers.
To donate to ACMI’s 2014 Christmas Fundraising Appeal, please visit or contact

The appeal will be launched with a special screening of the children’s classic, Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala on Saturday 22 November at 10.00am. Ticket prices are $7 and all proceeds will go towards the Appeal.
ACMI sincerely thanks Yoram Gross and Yoram Gross Film Studio for generously donating the Blinky Bill animation cels in support of ACMI Education programs.

The sale of the Blinky Bill cels is proudly supported by Leonard Joel.

The career and pioneering history of Yoram Gross Film Studio is featured in ACMI’s free permanent exhibition, Screen Worlds, which is open daily 10am – 5pm.


Auction online only
Friday 21st November to Friday 5th December

At ACMI, Federation Square

Catalogue online 21st November

Leonard Joel Welcomes Wolverine

117The foundation is a registered charity dedicated to providing care, treatment and support for people with leukaemia and other forms of cancer and funds research into better treatment methods, early detection tests and to find a cure for leukaemia and other cancers.

To receive more information about this and other items in the Entertainment Memorabilia sale on 5 June please email

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today…


Many of the photographs to be auctioned have never been seen before and perfectly encapsulate the wave of excitement that swept across the nation during this time. The images include the Beatles departing the aeroplane on arrival, the crowd lining streets from airport, queues to get tickets, the press conference, Beatles waving from their balcony, the group performing at Centennial Hall and Paul McCartney’s 21st birthday. These truly fantastic photos will be sold mostly as unique one-off prints with negatives AND copyright which will appeal to both collectors and commercial entities.

Beatles and Entertainment Memorabilia, June 5,12pm