Skip to main content
All Posts By

Burns Auctions

Featured Entry

By What's News

1974 Chrysler Valiant VG Charger R/T Tribute!

With our August Auction catalogue full and underway, we are now taking entries for our October Classic Car and Motor Bike Auction set down for Sunday 23rd October from 12noon

Here’s a great start! Arriving at Burns & Co this morning and in from Sydney this very desirable 1974 Chrysler Valiant Charger is an eye catching entry.
If you’re thinking of selling your collection or individual pieces call the market leaders today…Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

For further updates, follow us on Facebook!

WHY BURNS & Co?

By What's News

Burns & Co are privileged to have another 1968 Holden HK GTS 327 Monaro in their stables for the 7th August Classic Car and Motor Bike Auction to be held in Bayswater, Melbourne.

 

Owners John and Michelle are long time car collectors having both owned HK Monaro’s over the journey.

 

As long time car lovers both John and Michelle have watched many car actions and have purchased through different auction houses.

 

Its Johns opinion that none have Ashley’s enthusiasm and passion on auction day and the care for the cars shown by the Burns & Co crew.

 

John and Michelle hope to do more travelling in the future, purchase a caravan and hit the road but are planning to be here on the 7th August to see the Warrick Yellow HK go under the hammer

For further updates, follow us on Facebook!

Furphy Water Cart Ends

By What's News

Year Identification 

John Furphy, the founder of the Furphy Enterprise, started as a blacksmith and wheelwright in 1864 when he was just 22 years of age.

After finishing his apprenticeship with Hutcheson and Walker, John set out to start his own business which thrived to carry his name for over 150 years.

One of the most collectable items that came from John’s endeavours was the Furphy water tanks. They were manufactured to provide transportation of water on farms, this was a solution that was much needed during a significant drought between 1895 and 1902.  The potential to have a joint unit of a water tank and cart to transport water was revolutionary.

Cast Iron concave ends were designed, and to this day are classic collector’s item.

With over 100 years of manufacturing these tank ends, the iconic designs had some slight changes which help identify the year of production.

For further updates, follow us on Facebook!

Huddart, Parker & Co

By What's News

Soon to be featured in our upcoming collectors Auction…

One of Australia’s most desirable and iconic enamel signs is soon to be offered by Burns & Co.

Huddart, Parker & Co was founded on August 1st 1876 in Geelong.
During the 1890’s its steamers were running to the principal parts of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia along with Western Australia and Tasmania. In 1983 it was also trading with ports in New Zealand.
This Particular sign featuring the steamer “Burrumbeet” which was built in 1885 provides providence that dates this sign late 1880’s – 1890’s and is in what we consider, absolute best condition for age with no sign of any touch ups or repairs.

For further updates, follow us on Facebook!

H.C Sleigh – Golden Fleece

By What's News

Harold Crofton Sleigh was born on 19th of May 1867 in Bristol, England.

 

He left for Australia in 1888 and became involved in barge traffic on the rivers Murray & Darling.

Sleigh owned the steamer Emu in 1891 & Ethel Jackson from Bourke, NSW.

Around 1893 he began working for Harold Brothers, ship brokers & owners of Melbourne, and while with that company he privately tendered for a contract in which his employers were interested.

He won the contract, which was to carry coal from Newcastle, NSW for the Western Australian Government Railways for two years.

Over the next period of time Sleigh was involved in shipping to New Zealand, South Africa and elsewhere.

Sleigh started in the petroleum trade in 1913, when a customer was unable to pay freight on a shipment of Californian motor spirit & the company took possession of the consignment.

In 1917 he registered the trade name ” Golden Fleece” for “illuminating, heating and lubricating oils, including petrol, benzine and kerosene.”

He got a Californian oil company to supply 4-gallon tins of motor spirit, branded “Golden Fleece”

By 1923 shipments of the motor spirit were arriving monthly.

 

In 1919 the company had an outlet at 2 Bridge Street, Sydney selling “Summit” lubricating oils & ” Golden Fleece” gasoline. By 1923 they had premises at 228 – 230 Prime Street, Adelaide, and a bulk storage depot at Albert Park.

Sleigh was attributed to opening the first single brand service station in Melbourne in the late 1920’s

The “Hanging Ram” logo was one of the Golden Fleece’s first and these two examples are in very good condition for age being nearly 100 years old and are deemed to be the country’s most desirable oil bottles.

For further updates, follow us on Facebook!

Outstanding Results

By What's News

Another Successful Online Auction!

Our live stream Milk Bar auction held in Bayswater on the 30th May was a great success. With over 150 lots bring in a huge amount of bidders for a Monday night.

A massive thanks to all our vendors from Queenscliff and Werribee, our awesome staff for getting this catalogue up and going, all our contractors and of course all the many purchasers from every mainland state, Territories, Tasmania and New Zealand.

The statistics show the story….have a look below, we’ve shown the top 20 lots to give you some idea of the quality and the value…mind blowing!

167 Lots

203 Registrations

19,083 Catalogue views

2,903 Total bids

All results are listed in the Previous Auctions if you would like to view more of the astounding outcome over the past event.
If your thinking of selling your collection or individual pieces call the market leaders today…Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

For further updates, follow us on Facebook!

ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST ICONIC SIGNS

By What's News

Where do you find an opportunity like this?

 

One of the countries most iconic and most desirable NEON SIGNS “HOLDEN HOUSE” is on its way to Burns & Co Auctions for an upcoming feature auction.

 

From the 1950’s the sign was made by Claude Neon, Sydney and held a prominent position on the corner of Early and Church Street, Parramatta before being carefully removed and preserved for all to enjoy.

 

Being a one only sign this is not only a fantastic investment opportunity but an absolute must for those that appreciate quality over quantity.

 

More information to follow!

If your thinking of selling your collection or individual pieces call the market leaders today…Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

For further updates, follow us on Facebook!

Astounding Results

By What's News

The race was on, for the hammer drop!

Our massive two day live stream collectors auction held in Bayswater on 21st and 22nd May was a resounding success. Over 800 lots averaged just over $500 each plus buyers premium.

As the demand of quality collectables reaches new heights, our catalogue represents some of the highest quality items that are offered. From lot 1 through to the very end on Sunday afternoon.

A massive thanks to all our vendors from far North Queensland to South Australia and everywhere in between, our awesome staff for getting this catalogue up and going, all our contractors and of course all the many purchasers from every mainland state, Territories, Tasmania and New Zealand.

The statistics show the story….have a look below, we’ve shown the top 20 lots to give you some idea of the quality and the value…mind blowing!

844 Lots

469 Registrations

55,197 Catalogue views

11,408 Total bids

All results are listed in the Previous Auctions if you would like to view more of the astounding outcome over the past event.
If your thinking of selling your collection or individual pieces call the market leaders today…Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

For further updates, follow us on Facebook!

Welcome To The Team

By What's News

We were happy to have Dave Hosking

Join our team here at Burns & Co

Stepping in as our Vehicle Coordinator

Excited for the extra hands on deck as we grow to larger heights with every auction!
Thrilled to have Dave part of the crew!

For further updates, follow us on Facebook!

Furphy Record Broken

By What's News

Burns & Co Auctioned a 1977 Furphy Tank end for $30,000 plus $16.5% buyers premium recently, breaking the previous record of $20,000.

The 1977 end was built in very limited numbers with the idea that the smaller tank would fit in to a conventional utility… the idea never really took off, hence the rarity 

If your thinking of selling your collection or individual pieces call the market leaders today…Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

For further updates, follow us on Facebook!