Stay at Ocean Soul Retreat: Auction for Charity

major prize - Ocean Soul Retreat - FB insta6 Night Inclusive Stay at Ocean Soul Retreat for 1 (one) – Women’s Bali Health Retreat valued at $3,695. The prize is fully transferable as retreat is exclusive to women and will be valid for any retreat in 2017 (subject to availability).

Ocean Soul Retreat is nestled in Seminyak, on a beautiful exclusive sanctuary that is designed for ultimate relaxation and restoration.

Reset with the team in Bali for 7 days of wellness – wholefood nutrition, yoga, holistic treatments, massages and wellness workshops. The retreat is a boutique women’s only retreat, with tailored programs and a personalized service.

Choose from one of the four main programs – yoga, surfing, pilates or holistic healing.

Program inclusions:
7 days in our luxurious accommodation
7 days of a delicious nutritious menu – planned by a wholefood naturopath and nutritionist
2 relaxation massages
1 Holistic treatment
1 coaching session or 4 hand massage
6 yoga classes in our beautiful garden
Wellness workshops
Wholefood cooking demonstration
Airport/Local hotel transfers

Then select a specific program – yoga, surf and yoga, pilates, holistic healing –

Other Important Information:
Flights are not included (recommended flights into Seminyak)
Available Program dates:
Private Single Room

Place Your Bids Here Before Friday April 7 at 12pm >



Auction Painting 181“ALL IN” COMMISSION & INDEMNITY FEE (inc of GST)

Standard Rate    19.75%
Trade commission rate    13.75% (no change)
Special negotiated commission rates    1.10% added


The Thursday Interiors & Jewellery Auction    $11 per lot
Special Interest Auctions    $16.50 per lot
All major catalogue auctions    $33 per lot

*An additional heavy lifting fee of $11 (inc GST) will be applied for all eligible lots

New standard rate    24%


This new schedule is in line with our continued commitment to simplifying the selling experience at Leonard Joel and our increased investments in customer service, marketing and administration of our auctions.

Thank you in advance for your ongoing custom and we look forward to seeing you at Leonard Joel this year.

Should you have any queries, please contact our Front of House | 03 9826 4333 | 02 9362 9045 |

10 Day Bali Retreat For Two: Auction for Charity

bali retreat auction charityThus Leonard Joel, in conjunction with febfast, will be offering this holiday for public online auction with ALL proceeds being donated back to febfast.

The retreat was donated by Natural Instinct Healing, a febfast partner. They provide retreats and cleanses in Bali and Australia and this year have donated a 10-night stay for 2 at their Bali retreat centre, ‘Griya Sekar Sari’.

‘Griya Sekar Sari’ is Natural Instinct Healing’s secluded detox retreat centre in central Ubud; a space for health, healing, transformation, relaxation and personal growth.
bali retreat auction charity febfast
The health retreat centre in Ubud has comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms complemented by beautiful facilities including a pool, yoga pavilion, meditation bale, edible organic gardens scattered throughout the center, and free WIFI. The boutique retreat space is an eclectic mix of traditional Balinese and Javanese architecture, with all the luxuries of Western standards. Meandering streams flow around and through the retreat centre, the constant flow and sound of water adds to the ambience of the space.

About febfast

Powered by Victoria’s YSAS (Youth Support + Advocacy Service), febfast is ‘ the great Australian pause for a cause’, with participants giving up alcohol or sugar throughout February to raise money for young people facing serious disadvantage. febfast has raised over $7 million during the last 8 years, with funds invested in vital youth support services across the country and impacting thousands of young people and their communities.

What’s included?

Accomodation: 2 adjoining rooms or one couple room

Two (2) x Airport/Hotel transfers (both incoming and outgoing)

Pre-cleanse support and information

Welcome Pack & Educational Workbook

Full use of retreat facilities, including onsite Infrared Sauna

Thorough orientation, health assessment and physical examination

Two (2) x one-on-one personal Health and/or Healing sessions with qualified professionals

Steam and Sauna session(s) at local Spa (1 x for 7 night program, 2 x for 10 night)

5 x Massages (10 night program), or 3 x massages (7 night program)

Guided meditations

Daily guided exercise classes e.g. yoga, guided walks, water therapy, bike tour

Colon Cleansing Enema Kit

1 x Bike Tour through the scenic rice paddies!

1 x Cultural/Spiritual Excursion (typically to Balinese High Priestess)

Constant on-site guidance and support from Western health professionals

All fresh juices, coconuts, broth soup and herbal teas (local organic produce wherever possible)

Practitioner prescribed herbal supplements, vitamins, and probiotic supplements to support and enhance the detox process

Workshops on a variety of topics including: digestive system, diet and nutrition, kitchen workshop, conscious cleansing, emotional clearing, work-life balance, etc.

Liver Flush Drink and supporting supplements

When can I go?

In 2016 and there are up to 20 retreat dates. For availability and dates, please see below. This will be booked in discussion with Natural Instinct Healing.

Bali dates 2016

*Please note that flights are not included.*
*Not suitable for pregnant or breast-feeding women*

Click here to find out more about the Bali Retreat Package up for grabs.


Canberra Valuation Day


Leonard Joel specialists will be conducting valuations in Canberra on Monday 8 February.
Please contact our specialists to make an appointment for a complimentary and confidential market appraisal.

Sophie Ullin | Head of Art
03 8825 5609 | 0413 912 307| email

Edwina Foley | Jewels Specialist
02 9362 9045 | 0402 751 610 | email

Robert Williams | Objets D’Art Specialist
02 9362 9045 | 0403 142 106 | email

Important Information: Changes to Invaluable Service Fee

Dear Live-bidding Clients,
As of January 2016, the total amount payable for live internet bidding will be 25% of the hammer price excluding applicable credit card surcharges. This fee remains one of the most competitive rates in the Australian auction market. The fee is made up of our 22% Buyer’s Premium inclusive of GST and the 3% service fee charged by our third party internet bidding platform, Invaluable, on purchases made using their service. If you are interested in viewing other auction house buyer’s premiums please see below:

Menzies                           25% inc GST
Lawsons                           25% inc GST
Leonard Joel                   22% inc GST
Sotheby’s                         22% + GST
Mossgreen                       22% + GST
Deutscher + Hackett         22% + GST
Phillips                             20% inc GST

Extraordinary Results from 2015

From complex antique musical clocks to luxurious international jewels, this year at auction witnessed the continued rise of The New Collector, as new collecting passions jostle for attention amongst categories hundreds of years old.

John Albrecht
Managing Director & National Head of Collections

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An Important Emerald & Diamond Suite
Sold for $366,000 IBP

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Jacob Marrel, A Vanitas Still Life with Parrot
Sold for $48,800 IBP

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A Museum Quality Working Scale Model of a Beam Engine, English, c. 1940s
Sold for $46,360 IBP

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A Fine Regency Musical Automata Clock By James Smith, c. 1790
Sold for $41,480

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A Rare Chinese Imperial Semi-Formal Chestnut Brown Nine-Dragon (Longpao) Robe (Jifu)
Sold for $33,000 IBP

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A 19th c. Automaton, Pierrot Serenading the Moon, Gustav Vichy, Paris, France, c. 1890
Sold for $19,520 IBP

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Damien Hirst, Souls I, II, III and IV
Sold for $18,300 IBP

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Antique Patek and Czapek Gold Pocket Watch
Sold for $18,300 IBP

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A Fender Stratocaster 1965, Serial no. L99887
Sold for $17,080 IBP

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Contemporary Handcrafted Penguin Playground Ring
Sold for $17,080 IBP


Very Rare set of Flavelle Brothers Australian Birds Royal Worcester Porcelain coffee cups & saucers, by Reginald Austin
Sold for $15,860 IBP

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Birkin Handbag by Hermes
Sold for $15,860 IBP

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Very Fine Shibayama Gold Lacquer Mokkogata Tsuba, Meiji Period
Sold for $14,640 IBP

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Rare Peugeot S57 Scooter, France c. 1950s
Sold for $13,420 IBP

Valuation & Consignment Evening

371Focus on European and Australian Silver

On Wednesday 11th November Specialist Guy Cairnduff and Chiara Curcio will be conducting appraisals for auction focussing on silver, in advance of the December 14th Petite Classic Furniture and Objects auction. As a special highlight, Leonard Joel are delighted to welcome one of Australia’s leading specialists in the restoration and conservation of silver, John Cherry from Paragon Restoration, to speak about his highly specialised field and to give his insights into the collecting and acquiring silver.

The talk will commence at 6.30pm in the Leonard Room Gallery, Leonard Joel, first floor, 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

For a confidential valuation appointment, contact:
Chiara Curcio, Classic Furniture & Objects Specialist271
03 8825 5635 / 0412 653 315 /

Jewels Valuation

Summer is coming. Out of the house more and away at the beach? Is your jewellery secure? Is it valued and insured? Leonard Joel has a fully qualified jewellery insurance valuer who can visit you in your home to assess and appraise your jewellery. You don’t need to leave it with anyone and carry it anywhere. Safely valued in your home gives you a piece of mind that your most treasured possessions aren’t going anywhere and if they did you have the piece of mind that have been valued by the experts.

For a confidential valuation appointment, contact:
Caroline Tickner, Jewellery Insurance Valuations
03 9826 4333 /

400.1Books, Maps & Ephemera

Join our Book & Manuscript specialist, Chiara Curcio for this opportunity to consign items for auctions in February & May 2016

For a confidential valuation appointment, contact:
Chiara Curcio, Specialist Books & Manuscripts
03 8825 5635 / 0412 653 315 /