Leonard Joel

Single Owner Auctions

Our Specialist Collector department was developed with the specific aim of providing tailored marketing and auction solutions for important single owner, house contents or single category stand-alone collections.

Now consigning for auction. Click here to submit items for online valuation or contact us to book an appointment in Sydney or Melbourne.


We offer services for general house contents auctions and deceased estates with expertise in these categories dating back to 1919. These auctions can be conducted either within our salerooms or in situ where the collection is located.

The department builds on a pedigree developed over 95 years, during which time Leonard Joel has been responsible for the dispersal of some of the most important private and commercial collections in Australia. Recent notable examples include The Grace Antique Galleries Collection (2010), The David Bromley Collection (2011 & 2012) and The Graham Geddes Collection (2012 & 2015).

If you have a single item or collection that you would like valued or are considering selling, please click here for information on types of valuations, how to make an appointment and how to sell at Leonard Joel.

Thinking of selling with Leonard Joel? If you have a collection that you would like valued or are considering selling, please click here for information on types of valuations, how to make an appointment and how to sell at Leonard Joel.

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Our expertise


Managing Director & National Head of Collections

John Albrecht

John Albrecht belongs to one of Melbourne’s retail dynasties. His father Kurt Albrecht owned and operated the oldest jewellery retailer in Australia, Kozminsky, and had conducted business with the Joel family for many decades.

Since founding the modern day jewellery department at Leonard Joel two decades ago and establishing Joel Fine Art for Leonard Joel in 2006, John and his team conducted major Australian and Aboriginal fine art auctions and delivered numerous Australian art auction records.

In 2009 after completing his MBA with a thesis on The Commoditisation of Australian Art and Recent Art Fund Activity, John returned to Leonard Joel as Managing Director and in 2011 completed a successful takeover of the company.

t 03 8825 5619
e john.albrecht@leonardjoel.com.au


National Head of Single Owner Collections

Robert Williams

Robert’s love of Objet D’Art began whilst working for Kenneth Harvey Antiques and Rosebery’s Fine Art in London. During this time Robert has forged many contacts globally. In Australia, Robert’s vast auction experience has seen him consult for a few local auction houses then full time at Bonhams & Goodman and most recently Theodore Bruce, where he was senior valuer. With over 15 years combined auction and antique industry experience Roberts knowledge covers a broad and wide range of subjects, affording him the ability to look at single owner estates in their entirety.

Robert prides himself on nurturing real relationships with his clients and his belief that the client must be included throughout the auction process.

His most notable single owner endeavours include;
The Collection of Dr George Wilcox - The Siegfried & Diane Hearst Estate - The John Gale Collection at Huntly - The Estate of Vera Selgado – The Estate of John Van der Meulen - The Collection of Ross Fyfe Smith – The John Dowson Collection of Doulton & Worcester – Belgiorno Nettis, The Contents of 1 Amiens Road – The Michael Galloway Collection

The Sydney office at 39 Queen Street Woollahra focuses on Fine Jewellery and Single-Owner Collections and are able to assist with our other specialist categories.

t 02 9362 9045 m 0403 142 106
e robert.williams@leonardjoel.com.au