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Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

A solid gold 1881 horse racing trophy once owned by media giant Kerry Packer is one of two unique race cups on offer at a Sydney auction this month. The other cup, also in gold but dating from 104 years later, was presented to the winner of the Melbourne Cup by Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1985, during their only visit to the event.

The Advertiser  |  Louise Nunn

Syndicated: The Courier-Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun, News.com.au, Perth Now

A SOLID gold colonial horse racing trophy made in South Australia and owned over the years by Australian high-flyers in business and the media, will be auctioned in Sydney this month. The 1881 Adelaide Hunt Club Cup, crafted by Adelaide’s leading silversmith Henry Steiner, is expected to fetch between $160,000 and $220,000 at Sotheby’s Fine Asian, Australian and European Arts and Design auction on October 25.

Herald Sun 

Synidcated: 9 News, Adelaide Advertiser, The Australian, Cairns Post, The Courier-Mail, Geelong Advertiser, Gold Coast Bulletin, The Mercury, News.com.au, NT News, Perth Now, Townsville Bulletin, The Weekly Times,

Won by What a Nuisance and presented by Prince Charles the 18 carat gold 1985 Melbourne Cup is up for sale.

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

A bumper sale at Sotheby's Australia, which saw two paintings fetch a total of more than $3 million amid a host of other impressive prices, appears to have put the auction house in pole position to dominate the annual art auction tally for the first time in six years.

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