Australia’s Most Significant Photographic Collection up for Auction

The Rose Stereograph Company Collection: one of Australia’s most significant photographic collections dating back to 1880, comprising more than 100,000 items is being auctioned.

The collection features moments captured in time such as the landing at Gallipoli, the very first known pictures of Queen Elizabeth II and even Ned Kelly’s armour taken during his trial. It was uncovered in the spare bedroom of a home in Victoria.

“There are original glass negatives in this collection that capture the very first moments of not only Australian but World history and some that may even change the course of history,” said Mr. Lee Hames, Chief Operations Officer for Lloyds Auctions. “We believe this to be a World first, to offer these tangible original glass plates which rival any modern photographic resolution”.
“This has to be one of the most important photographic collections in Australia if not the world,” continued Mr. Hames.

Noteworthy photographs include The Landing At ANZAC (Gallipoli 1915), Ned And Dan Kelly’s Armour (taken at trial in 1880), The Duke & Duchess Of York And Daughter Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, Phar Lap Winning The ‘Melbourne Cup’ 1930, Egyptian Pyramids And Sphinx, Franco British Expedition and many more.

Browse this Series of Auctions

Click below to view our series of Rose Stereograph Collection auctions closing in June. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of significant history.

Wed 23 Jun, 7pm

Thu 24 Jun, 7pm

Fri 25 Jun, 7pm

Sat 26 Jun, 7pm

Sun 27 Jun, 7pm

Mon 28 Jun, 7pm

Tue 29 Jun, 7pm

Wed 30 Jun, 7pm

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View ALL PHOTOS or click below to view historic photographs from the Rose Stereograph Collection by their location or category of interest.

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Matt Kalinski

Head Of Valuations

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers Candidate Member

Certified Practicing Valuer AVAA


Matt has been in the valuations space for many years and has extensive experience in the space across an abundance of various industries. He now leads the valuations teams for Lloyds Auctions with a passion for encouraging his team to set and achieve high goals and produce great results for the company whilst growing the team’s skills starting with a great culture and team mindset.