Tullochs Auctions was established in Launceston in 1980 and is a well respected Tasmanian auction house.
Tulloch’s Auctions have long held a place in Tasmania’s heart as the state's favourite antique and art auctioneers and now we we are bringing our auctions to the world with a fresh, ambitious, technologically savvy approach.
Anyone with an interest will have noticed that the art, antiques and collectables market is extremely dynamic these days and an old fashioned approach won’t serve the industry well. It is no longer enough to have a single expert onsite, a good auction house will know how to engage it's customers using a variety of current media and will work hard to provide excellent service to it's vendors who do after all provide the excellent items on which the auction is built.
>With field experts on site and across the country the Tullochs advantage is in our network of specialists. We will always have the right person to advise you on your items prior to selling. With an excellent understanding of social and professional networking, joined with current technology that provides excellent exposure Tullochs provides the best opportunity to buy and sell at the best price the market has to offer, always.
Tullochs has more Facebook, Youtube and Instagram followers than any other Tasmanian auction house, excellent engagement, national traditional and online media coverage, visual catalogues showing photographs of every item for sale in the auction and we work hard to keep our customers happy. This translates to a wider reach, more buyers and better stock.
We are Tasmania's auctioneer of choice for Colonial furniture, fine art, jewellery and now collector cars, automobilia, garagenalia, classic motorcycles and all things automotive.
Check back regularly to see what auctions we have coming up, see you at Tullochs!
J.J Reid: director;
J.J has always had an eye for collecting from a very young age in New Zealand (where his Uncle is the undisputed King of Second hand goods on the North island!) he was digging for antique bottles and collecting car badges and sewing machines. Aged 12 he bought a bulk lot of vintage bicycle parts starting his first foray into the world of auctions and entrepreneurship restoring the bicycles and selling them for great profit at auction. Aged 17 he imported a Chevrolet Transam into Australia and his love of and knowledge of all things automotive has expanded from there having owned over 600 vehicles so far, starting and running a boutique older sports car hire business and one of Australia’s best stocked Porsche dismantlers which specialised in 986 and 996 Boxsters and 911s. On a personal level he loves collecting bottles, Louis Wain Cats, transferwear and car badges with some of the best collections in the country.
Jessie Reid: director;
Jessie is a qualified licensed auctioneer who grew up surrounded by art and vintage and always buys second hand where possible. She has a background in entrepreneurship, acting and writing and has been listed amongst the top 100 bloggers by Kidspot magazine as well as writing for various online publications. Driven and creative she has been responsible for the online presence of several businesses including those she started and ran with JJ Reid, this has resulted in an excellent understanding of social media, promotions and a fairly comprehensive knowledge of Porsches! As long time small business owner who bought at auction frequently she has developed a unique understanding of the importance of an online presence, websites, social media and backend processes which is sorely lacking in many auction houses. Focussed on making the whole process of buying and selling at auction easier, more streamlined and enjoyable for everyone she also has a very good knowledge of ceramics, glassware, Art Deco and kitchenalia amongst many other obscure objects.
Benjamin Dudman: auctioneer and valuer;
Benjamin is the whizz-kid face of valuing and auctioning at Tullochs, he has been in the antiques industry since he was small and buying and selling for 14 years. An overachiever in all areas he turns his mind to he currently works onsite at Tullochs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, giving his shop, studying law and political ambitions attention outside of these days. He is an excellent auctioneer and has an eye for antiques far beyond his years with particular interest in Australian and Tasmanian pottery, colonial art and furniture.
Mel Probst: styling, receiving, valuing;
Mel is Tasmania’s foremost expert on mid-century furniture as well as being a qualified interior designer having completed Interior Decoration and Design at TasTafe and then a Diploma of Interior Design at Mercer School of Interior Design. Mel is another high achiever, running her boutique furniture gallery Current Junk as well as spending her time with Tullochs. She not only has an excellent eye she has amazing knowledge and research skills and unsurpassed social media skills.
John Dean: receiving, customer service
John has an extraordinary passion for antiques, collectables and classic cars, a life long collector he has amazing enthusiasm for the objects Tullochs auctions and commitment to customer service are without equal in Tasmania.
Sherryl O'Malley: administration manager
Sherryl is our admin guru and receptionist, knowledgeable and welcoming she keeps the record keeping ticking along and answers all the tricky questions, she has an impressive array of skills pertinent to auction house day to day running honed through work with law firms, local politicians and she also studies law.
Although you won’t see them moving furniture in the showroom we have a number of offsite experts including, but not limited to;
Kaye Pickett: expert in Antiques, art, collectables, jewellery
Valuer extraordinaire and reigning monarch of antiques, collectables and all things valuable in Tasmania, Kaye has been an auctioneer, antiques dealer for many years as well as appearing on the radio regularly to talk antiques.
Kaye organises the famous Woolmers Antique fair for many and is on the board for the World Heritage listed convict site Woolmers Estate. What Kaye doesn’t know about antiques and collectables isn’t worth knowing!
Gordon Brown: expert in antiques, especially Georgian and Victorian with an emphasis on furniture.
Gordon Brown lives and breathes antiques starting his lifelong obsession aged 19.
He is a Tasmanian institution and you would have seen him on ABC TV, on Collectors where he was the resident expert on Georgian and Victorian antiques as well as on Auction Rooms with William McInnes, or even in his well known antique shop!
Tullochs in the media
As well as a variety of print articles, viral social media appearances and radio appearances Tullochs Auctions can be found mentioned in many articles and references online, below is just a sample!