Single-Owner Collections

Since its founding in 2004, Mossgreen has successfully led the market in single-owner collections and is now recognised as the auction house where all of the finest private collections are sold.

We have conducted over 150 single-owner auctions, which has included the collections of many prominent figures such as The Collection of the Late Ann Lewis AO, The Leo Schofield Collection, The Collection of John & Marita McIntosh, The Ray Mitchell & Julian Sterling Collection of Chinese & Asian Art, The Estate of the Late Margaret Olley AO, The John Kluge (USA) Collection of Australian Indigenous Art to name just a few.

In 2015, Mossgreen sold The Peter Elliott Collection of Fine Australian Art, Indigenous Australian Art, Chinese Art & Antiques. It was the most significant collection of its kind ever to appear at auction in Australia and realised a remarkable $7.026 million over three days in Sydney (98% sold by lot and 213% sold by value).

In 2016, Mossgreen was entrusted with The Denis Joachim Collection of important Australian colonial books, paintings and photographs, an auction which realised a total of $3.34 million and in June last year, Mossgreen was honoured to present the collection of Max Dupain: Estate Photographs to market. The collection of 500 original photographs, direct from the Dupain’s estate, was 100% sold by lot and set multiple records for photography at auction in Australia, achieving a total of $1.67 million against a low estimate of $877,800.

Forthcoming highlights in 2017 include The Lowenstein Collection of Modern & Contemporary Australian Art. Assembled over 30 years by Lowensteins Artist Management & Accountancy firm, this unique collection represents the very best of Australian art, with works by renowned artists such as John Olsen, Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Tim Storrier and Ben Quilty to name just a few.

Please contact a member of our team for further information on any of these auctions or for a confidential discussion on how to best present your collection to market, and click here to read more about Single-Owner Collections at Mossgreen.

Forthcoming auctions from this category

The Collection of Dr & Mrs William Galanos, Gordon House, 104 Park Street, South Yarra
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm

Telephone Bidding FormAbsentee Bidding FormPayment FormTerms & Conditions

Auction Location:
Theatre Galleries
926-930 High Street Armadale

Viewing Location:
104 Park Street
South Yarra VIC 3141

Viewing Time (s):
Saturday 2 September 10am–5pm
Sunday 3 September 10am–5pm
Monday 4 September 10am–5pm

Auction Time:
Tuesday 5 September 12 noon

The Collection of Martin Copley AM
Oct 22 all-day

Telephone Bidding FormAbsentee Bidding FormPayment FormTerms & Conditions

Viewing & Auction Location:
Mossgreen Auctions
926-930 High Street
Armadale VIC 3143

Viewing Time (s):

Auction Location:
Mossgreen Auctions
926-930 High Street
Armadale VIC 3143

Auction Time:
Monday 23 October 2017



Paul Sumner
Director of Single-Owner Collections


Deanna Baxter
Head of Single-Owner Collections Department


Hamish Clark
Head of Single-Owner Collections, Sydney

Sam Fricker
Administrator, Single-Owner Collections


Claire Mazzone
Online Single-Owner Department Manager

Recent Single-Owner Auctions