Leonard Joel is the only auction house in Australia with a dedicated Valuations department, enabling us to offer a broad range of specialist expertise for the valuation and auction of single items and entire collections.

Leonard Joel is proud to be a corporate member of the Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia. The AVAA is Australia’s peak national body of Auctioneers and Valuers of fine art, antiques and collectables, goods, chattels, plant and equipment. Certified members are required to demonstrate knowledge, skills, experience and to adhere to the Association’s professional and ethical standards. Corporate members must adhere to their guidelines as well as demonstrate that client funds are held in trust and demonstrate regular auditing. They are an important and active industry body adhering to international valuing standards and promote their members to be the best in the field through ongoing education and commitment to imparting information and updates relevant to the auctioneering and valuing fields.

The AVAA has been pivotal in providing a voice and advice to its members and the broader community for many years. This year they have demonstrated their professionalism and strength by advocating for their members at a national and state level to be represented in the decisions impacting all of us in COVID.

I have recently been appointed to the board of the Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia. I am excited to be on the board as an experienced auctioneer and valuer with over 20 years of experience. I aim to give a greater voice and representation to the Victorian members and it is also a wonderful opportunity for Leonard Joel to be an active and visual presence within the AVAA community.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any valuation requirements you might have, or to learn more about the AVAA.

Caroline Tickner / Head of Valuations

October 2020