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THE LEGEND LIVES ON

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THE FAMOUS NED KELLY BOXING MATCH PHOTO, TAKEN AFTER HIS 1874 MATCH AGAINST ISAIAH ‘WILD’ WRIGHT
Albumen paper photograph
Dated August 8, 1874
103mm by 61mm
SOLD FOR $68,200

THE LEGEND LIVES ON

The March Collectables auction included an original photograph of Ned Kelly dated 1874, which achieved a remarkable result of $68,200 against a low estimate of $20,000.  There was a flurry of bids for the unique piece of history, illustrating the 19 year old legendary bushranger after he defeated Isaiah ‘Wild’ Wright in a twenty round bare knuckle boxing match.  John Albrecht, Managing Director said, ‘Never before have I had the honour of selling a piece by public auction that was embedded with so much Australian history and folklore. I suspect it will be the first and last time an important Ned Kelly artefact will pass through my hands!’

We are currently inviting consignments for the Collectables auction on Thursday 21 June and for a specialist book auction will be held on Thursday 6 June.

Nora Merralls
Collectables Manager

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ENTRIES INVITED FOR COLLECTABLES 21 JUNE AUCTION 2018

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