Aratoi Artists’ Auction – Fri 13 April

Local Greytown auctioneer Mike Perry of Wakefield Auction sells painting for world record price of $200,000 at Aratoi artists auction Masterton Friday 13th of April 2018.

The centrepiece of the Auction was Lot 41, Triptych: Homage to Rodchenko, 1966, a pivotal and monumental painting by Milan Mrkusich, regarded as New Zealand’s greatest living painter. Aratoi had mounted a major Mrkusich exhibition in 2014/2015 and is pleased that the Triptych sold at the Auction, with the hammer price of $200,000 being the highest price ever received for a Mrkusich work.

The winning bidder for the Mrkusich was anonymous and only registered on the day of the auction itself. The excitement in the room was tremendous and palpable . “The Triptych is one of Mrkusich’s largest works, at 1753 mm x 2619 mm, and the new owner, in Auckland, is the first owner – the painting had never been sold before.”
Eighty-three (83) lots of fine art were contributed by 70 local, national and international painters, photographers, sculptors, mixed-media artists, jewellers, printmakers, and ceramicists who had exhibited at the Museum over the years. Major artists included Milan Mrkusich, Gregory O’Brien, John Pule, Elizabeth Thomson, and Ans Westra.



Saturday 24 February 2018, 11am

Click here to download printable Catalogue – Sat 24 Feb 2018

Goods include items from the estate of the late Avis Farmer of Main St Greytown plus paintings from local artist Frank Dell.  Many vintage collectables including old advertising, fishing gear, militaria, musical jugs, old tools, collectable china, boxes & shelves of estate items suitable for Trade Me and Facebook sellers, Antique & colonial furniture, lamps, mirrors, pictures plus a good line up of old Statuary from a historic Wairarapa garden.

Absentee bids accepted if you can’t attend this sale

Viewing from 9am morning of the sale and
from Friday the 23rd of February, 10am until 4.30pm

11 Hastwell St, Greytown

Buyer’s premium 15 percent plus GST on the premium only

Keep a look out on our Facebook page for updates.

DECEASED ESTATE AUCTION – Saturday 11th November, 11am

Click to download Catalogue – 11 Nov 2017
SPECIAL VIEWING – Sunday, 5th November – 2pm until 4pm
For those buyers not able to make the auction day but who wish to leave absentee bids.

The second auction on behalf of the trustees of the estate of the late Michael MacCormac of Gladstone we offer over 300 lots of collectable porcelain at no reserve.  Other items include Antique and Mid Century furniture, carpets, paintings & decorative items

Viewing from 9am morning of the sale and
from Friday 10th of November, 10am – 4.30pm
At THE ODDFELLOWS HALL – 11 Hastwell St, Greytown     

Photos can be viewed below or on our Facebook page

Deceased Estate Auction – 26 August 2017, 11am

On behalf of the trustees of the estate of the late Michael MacCormac of Gladstone a well-known collector of Porcelain, Antiques and objets d’art.
his is the first of two Auctions from this estate and all items from the collection will be sold at no reserve.

Viewing from 9am morning of the sale and
from Friday the 25th of August, 10am until 4.30pm

Download a printable Catalogue

Note:  not all lots are photographed and displayed below.  Should you wish to be emailed a photo of a lot number not shown below please email

Saturday 13 May 2017


Auction photos can be viewed here on our Facebook page.

Following on from our successful Carrington Estate auctions we are looking forward to hosting our first auction at our newly re-modelled “Oddfellows Hall” in Hastwell Street, Greytown – SATURDAY 13 MAY 2017.

If you see items in the catalogue that you like but can’t make it to the auction – feel free to leave an absentee.  You can complete an absentee bid form or send us an email.