I first met Phil back in 2015, where we engaged his services to conduct Auctioneering training for my staff. It became evident that Phil was not only a natural but, the best auctioneer I had ever seen. I soon after engaged Phil to Auctioneer at a land subdivision where five lots were being offered for sale by auction in one day. Phil and I worked well together, his advice, direction before the auction made sure we were in a perfect position, come auction day. The auction was a huge success with $647,000 above the reserve prices achieved, a considerable crowd and thrilled vendors.
I only use Phil, and I will only ever use Phil for my auctions as I would never want to risk my vendor’s result by not using the best!
Thanks, Michael Ferris – Ferris Gold
Michael FerrisDirector, Ferris Gold
So many people have emailed and phoned with glowing reports of the night and in particular have commented on how great the auction was and how entertaining you were.
Claire VickeryFounder, The Butterfly Foundation
D&H Art Auction in Sydney
Friday, 30 August 2019
Deutscher and Hackett held their Sydney last night to a packed crowd. Offering works from well known names such as Jeffrey Smart, Howard Arkley, Roy de Maistre, Paddy Bedford, John Olsen, Fred Williams, and Arthur Boyd. Others from the likes of Cressida Campbell, Ben Quilty, Gordon Bennett, Danie Mellor, Brooke Andrew and Gwyn Hanssen Pigott were keenly contested. The auction featured works from the Ken and Joan Plomley Collection of Modernist Art and selected works from the pARTners Art Collective. Chris Deutscher reported that over Over 80% of the works had sold on the night with more that will sell within the ensuing days. The sale results for the offering were healthy. The pARTners Collective sold all bar one of their works.
Below is auctioneer Roger McIlroy selling: Notes to Basquiat by Gordon Bennett