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ABCR Auctions is brought to you by two long time collectors: Travis Dunn, editor of the Australian Bottle and Collectables Review and David Bruce, co-organiser of the successful 2006 National Bottle Show at Frankston. The simple aim of ABCR Auctions is to give buyers and sellers an experience that will leave them completely satisfied. Vendors can be assured that we will provide a straightforward, confidential service guaranteeing your items receive the utmost care and attention throughout the sale process. Buyers will discover an unprecedented experience with multiple high quality photographs of each and every lot in the auction. Each item will be independently checked by Travis and David and given a numerical grade providing a clear measure of condition. A detailed written description for each lot will also be provided. This double checking will minimise mistakes, so buyers can be assured that they are getting exactly what they expect. While the majority of bidding will take place online, postal and phone bids will also be accepted for every auction. Results will be available on this website as soon as possible after the conclusion of each sale. Most importantly we are an auction house run by collectors, for collectors, and as such we will ensure that your dealings with us as a buyer or seller are both professional and enjoyable. Stay tuned for some of the best antique bottles in Australia as they appear in upcoming ABCR Auctions! Travis & David. David Bruce, son of Paul Bruce, has been in the hobby for pretty much all of his life, due to his father being a long time collector. David himself has amassed a fine collection of Australian wine bottles, and shares his father's passion for Australian patent bottles. David has in the past served several years as Secretary of the Victorian Bottle and Collectables Association. He remains fascinated by bottles and spends countless hours researching the companies that produced and used the objects of his obsession. The work that goes into this great website shows a true passion for the hobby, which will be maintained and built on for ABCR Auctions. Travis Dunn, son of Russell Dunn, was afflicted with the bottle bug from the moment he could walk. His late father, Russell, and mother, June, were both keen collectors who were actively involved in the hobby from their early days in Melbourne, Victoria. This included many years as editor of the Antique Bottle Club of Melbourne newsletter. Later, Travis would become editor of this newsletter of his own accord. In 1999, Russell, June and Travis took over publication of the Australian Bottle and Collectables Review from Ken Arnold, with Travis and June continuing the publication after the passing of Russell. Travis' combined passion for producing a great publication with great photographs will assist here in providing the viewing pleasure that you all deserve.