Over the past five years the Inverell Club have held an annual antique and collectables auction that has become both a successful sale and welcomed social occasion across northern New South Wales.
Immediately following the 2019 sale the club was approached by several vendors dispersing estates.
"As such the 2020 sale was basically full twelve months before sale day.," said newly elected club president and professional auctioneer Peter Squires.
"Held on the first Saturday after Easter, this year's sale was cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns so the club still holds these items in storage waiting to see what Covid-19 developments there are in 2021.
It really is incredible that works by such renowned artists have all come togetherPeter Squires
"Among the items to be included in the 2020 sale were a significant number of vintage art works and the club has decided to continue to promote an interest in art, antiques and collectables by initiating an inaugural art auction on the evening of November 27."
Mr Squires said among the artworks and artists so far entered in the auction are several renowned Australian artists including WW2 Australian Official War Artist, Harold Brocklebank Herbert; listed Australian artist, Herbert Simpson and English born adopted Australian, Howard Barron who was a finalist on several occasions in the Archibald Prize.
"It really is incredible that works by such renowned artists have all come together for our auction from local vendors and estates," Mr Squires said.
"Our annual antique auction has been very successful in the past and we hope by offering a smaller boutique selection of artworks to have a successful event within the restrictions imposed by Covid-19."
Board member and art consultant Robert Walburn has been busy presenting the artworks for auction night with between 60 - 80 lots to be offered. His expertise has seen not only painted works selected but also a small offering of vintage cast sculpture, photography and art pottery.
"While the majority of auction items are paintings we do have a selection of other art styles on offer so there will be something for everyone on the night," Mr Walburn said.
"Highlight pieces on the night might be a small Japanese Sumida gawa art vase from the early 20th century featuring a hand moulded figure on the side or a cast sculptured Aboriginal warrior with spear and boomerang."
Details of the auction catalogue and attendance rules are progressively appearing on the club website.