Leonard Joel

Private Collections

Leonard Joel’s Private Collections Department provides tailored marketing and auction strategies for collections, estates and single category auctions.

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


Over our almost 100 year history, Leonard Joel has been entrusted with some of the most interesting and important collections in Australia.

Some of the many Collections successfully sold at auction by Leonard Joel include The Grace Antique Galleries Collection (2010), The David Bromley Collection (2011 & 2012), The Graham Geddes Collection (2012 & 2015), The Ron Barassi Collection (2016),The Collections of Richard & Joan Crebbin, Michael Galloway and Belgiorno-Nettis, Sydney, The Kozminsky Collection (2017), The Thomas Vroom Collection (2017) and Opera Australia Costumes & Memorabilia (2017).

In 2017, Leonard Joel sold The Decorative Arts Collection of the late James Fairfax AC for $1.74 million (twice it’s pre-auction estimate), The Schlager Collection of Antique Jewellery, and the 1909 Ashes Urn as part of The Monty Noble Collection of Cricketing Memorabilia. In 2018, Leonard Joel sold The Estate of Lady Porter in Adelaide and The Hose Collection of Clocks.

Please contact us for advice or a confidential discussion on how we manage and market collections and estates at auction.

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Managing Director & National Head of Private 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


Head of Sydney

Hamish Clark

Hamish brings many year's experience with him in the Antiques and auction business. Having worked in a New Zealand auction house in the early 80s, he then moved to London where he worked in retail selling Jewels on Bond Street and in Harrods. Upon deciding to move back to Australia, Hamish worked in the Pearl industry before opening up his own Antiques Shop in Woollahra. For the past three years Hamish has worked at various Australian auction houses in Sydney and joined Leonard Joel in June 2018 as Head of Sydney.

t 02 9362 9045 m 0403 142 106
e hamish.clark@leonardjoel.com.au