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Sporting Memorabilia

Leonard Joel has offered some of Australia’s most important Sporting Memorabilia at auction, from cricket to AFL, rugby, horse racing and Olympic memorabilia.

In 2017, Leonard Joel was proud to offer the personal collection of AFL legend Ron Barassi, which was acquired by a collector prior to auction for a record price in this category.

Most recently, Leonard Joel was entrusted with The Monty Noble Collection featuring the 1909 Ashes Urn, presented to Australia’s Cricket Captain, Noble, on his team’s victory over England. The urn sold for $80,600 to a private collector.

The auction also included a silver tray presented to the President of the Melbourne Cricket Club, Sir William Clarke by Captain Ivo Bligh in the very first ‘Ashes’ Test series of 1882-83 as well as The Murray Rose Collection, The Andrew Joseph Collection of Cricket Bats & Wisden Cricketers’ Almanacks and A Private Collection of Olympic Memorabilia.

Sporting Memorabilia Auction Highlights

Sporting Memorabilia Specialists

Chiara Curcio
Head of Decorative Arts, Design & Interiors


Chiara joined Leonard Joel in 2011 with a keen interest in antiques and the auction market. After completing her Bachelor Degree with a focus in Theory of Art and Design, Archeology, History and languages, Chiara joined Leonard Joel as a junior objects assistant. Her eager interest in object and furniture design and their histories moved her from junior assistant, to manager and then Decorative Arts specialist within a four year period.

In 2017, Chiara was appointed Head of Decorative Arts; within her tenure, she has pioneered two dedicated Asian Art auctions in this category per year and further developed partnerships with local and international collectors and societies within this field.

In addition to valuing and curating specialty auctions, Chiara is also a Senior auctioneer, offering eight years of auctioneering experience.

Dominic Kavanagh
Objects & Collectables Manager


Now consigning for auction. Submit items for online valuation here or contact us to book an appointment.


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