We have successfully led the market in single-owner collections for many years.

Covering a range of 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 is 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.

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

Caolán McAleer – Head of Collectors’ Cars & Single Owner Collections
Mobile +64 27 929 5603
Email caolan@webbs.co.nz

Our Team

Caolán McAleer – Head of Collectors’ Cars & Single Owner Collections 

Caolán is an expert in in the sale of International Decorative Arts and Modern Design. Employed with Webb’s for nearly five years, Caolán cut his teeth at auction houses and galleries in the UK and Ireland, bringing strong European knowledge to both Webb’s and New Zealand. Caolán has overseen many of Webb’s most successful Single-Owner auctions, achieving 8 out of the 10 highest decorative arts auction prices in New Zealand in 2019, his expertise in creative marketing and his dedication to client services will ensure the best possible results for you and your collection.

Caolán McAleer – Head of Collectors’ Cars & Single Owner Collections
Mobile +64 27 929 5603
Email caolan@webbs.co.nz