Leonard Joel

Books & Manuscripts

In association with Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.

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Leonard Joel and Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions now offer Australian clients in this highly specialised collecting field unique international exposure and expertise.

Both auction houses assist Australian clients with the marketing and sale of auctions in the coins and stamps category, with the benefit of exposure to both Australian and international markets.

For Leonard Joel this provides clients with a meaningful extension into the London market place and for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, an opportunity to extend their marketing of select auctions into the Australasian region.

With origins dating back to 1759, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions is a Top 5 UK auctioneer and parent company, Stanley Gibbons PLC, is the only UK stock-exchange listed auctioneer and dealer in collectables.

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Head of Decorative Arts, Melbourne

Chiara Curcio

After joining Leonard Joel as valuer in 2011, Chiara took on the management of the Objects and Antiquarian Books auction in 2013 and has been responsible for developing specialist and thematic auctions within the company. Most notably the highly successful auction of the Estate of Laszlo Erdos in April 2014, which achieved an extraordinary 150% sale rate by value.

In 2015, Chiara extended her thematic auction expertise with the management of the largest tribal art & artefacts auction in Australian history; The Mark Lissauer Collection of almost 1000 objects. Recently in 2016, Chiara extended her portfolio by managing the Graham Geddes collection in Armadale.

Chiara’s passion for interior decoration & quality products has helped her develop the single owner department with a focus on luxury contents auctions, she has recently managed the Contents of a Malvern residence and The Contents of an International Luxury apartment.

Chiara brings a broad knowledge of the decorative arts, fine furniture, Asian arts, antiquarian books and associated disciplines, and an affinity with vintage fashion and collectables.

t 03 8825 5635 m 0412 653 315
e chiara.curcio@leonardjoel.com.au


Collectables Specialist

Dominic Kavanagh

t 03 8825 5625
e dominic.kavanagh@leonardjoel.com.au