Single-Owner Collections

We have successfully led the market in single-owner collections for many years, across all categories including Fine New Zealand Art, Chinese & Asian Art, Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia, Decorative Arts, Fine Jewels & Watches. Our experience, expertise and success in this field are unrivalled.

Webb’s auctioned the phenomenal art collection of Warwick & Kitty Brown over two evenings, 17 and 18 May 2017. With spirited bidding on both nights and an exceptional overall sell-through rate of 141% by value, total sales were in excess of $3 million. Many lots achieved 200% of their estimates, with buyers placing a value on provenance and wanting to own a piece of New Zealand art history.

The auction of The Roy Savage Collection of Classic Cars held in Paraparaumu on 4 December 2016 achieved nearly NZ$1.5 million and resulted in 138% sold by value proving Webb’s specialty in the sale of single-owner collections. Other single-owner collections held in 2016 included The Sierd Bouma Collection, The Collection of Michael Woolf and A Private Collection of Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts.

Pictured above: Warwick Brown in his Auckland home alongside works by Don Binney, Milan Mrkusich, Ralph Hotere, Max Gimblett and Ian Scott.

Caolan McAleer is able to offer confidential advice on how to best present your collection to market.