Alan Jones is selling hundreds of treasured personal items with everything from his much-loved Bentley, furniture and sporting memorabilia to artwork, RM Williams boots, encyclopaedias and champagne bottles up for grabs.
The veteran broadcaster, 81, who recently underwent urgent spinal surgery, has enlisted Lawsons Auctioneers to sell an extensive range of possessions.
It follows the recent sale and settlement of his sprawling Fitzroy Falls property in the NSW Southern Highlands, south-west of Sydney.
Topping the 600-odd list of Jones’ possessions is an Arthur Boyd artwork estimated to be worth up to $300,000, along with his beloved 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur, which could fetch as much as $90,000.
For more bargain-savvy bidders, prices for items such as photos start from as little as $20.
Alan Jones’ 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur (pictured) will soon be auctioned off
Veteran broadcaster Alan Jones (pictured) is selling hundreds of possessions for his former Fitzroy home
An array of artwork from Jones’ collection will also be auctioned off. Pictured: And Arthur Boyd artwork estimated to be worth between $200,000 and $300,000
Bidders could also snare a walnut-veneered writing bureau which has been valued between $6000-$8000, a lamp used by former Liberal MP Michael Yabsley ($600 -$800), oak armchairs ($2000-$3000) or a handcrafted grandfather clock ($1000-$2000).
The auctioneers have also listed a Balinese daybed complete with comfy cushions for as little as $800.
If you need a horse float, Jones has one that will go under the hammer for an estimated $6000-$8000.
For fellow sports tragics, there’s an array of cricket memorabilia from greats of the game include Steve Waugh and the late Don Bradman, including signed bats, shirts and gloves.
There’s also horseracing memorabilia and a range of photos of Jones with famous Australians such as trainer Gai Waterhouse and late cricket great Shane Warne.
For book lovers, a set of four leatherbound books featuring the poetry of Charlotte Bronte is valued between $60-$80 while a set of Australian encyclopaedias which include collectors’ item editions could fetch up as much as $200.
Items from Jones’ wardrobe including RM Williams boots, trainers and Drizabone coats are also up for grabs.
A framed cricket bat signed by the late Sir Don Bradman could fetch up to $300
The batting gloves used by former Test cricket captain Steve Waugh in the late 1990s could also fetch up to $300 and come in a glass case
Many items are inscribed with the initials AJ, including a Tiffany & Co crystal wine decanter.
Other items range from Buddha figures, statues, artwork, glass bowls and Wedgewood crockery to a croquet set, kitchen appliances, an untested treadmill, vintage tennis racquets, champagne buckets and an empty six litre bottle of Bollinger.
The online-only auction, titled the Alan Jones AO Collection, went live late Sunday night and closes January 14.
‘Any bids placed via the website are executed immediately against the items reserve or the current highest bid,’ the Lawsons website states.
‘Please note that in the case of competitive bidding occurring within five minutes prior to the close of sale, the closing time is rolled over for a further five minutes.’
Jones purchased the Fitzroy Falls property, known as Elizabeth Farm, named in honour of his mother for $2.6m in 2003, which sold in November.
Originally on the market for $17.5m, it’s believed the property sold closer to the $16million mark.
Alan Jones is selling off hundreds of possessions and furniture, including this Balinese daybed
In need of a pair of second-hand RM Williams boots? Alan Jones is selling his pair for an estimated $150-$250
He will continue living in his luxury apartment in East Circular Quay overlooking Sydney Harbour.
‘I really did only spent about 35 days a year in the Highlands prior to Covid so I will be very happy in my apartment,’ Jones told The Daily Telegraph last month.
‘If my impoverishment means I am condemned to look at the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour every day there really is nothing to be melancholy about.’
Jones recently vanished from the airwaves after he was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital to undergo spinal surgery.
The conservative political firebrand and former Australia Wallabies coach had been battling crippling back pain for years and hadn’t been on air his daily shows and podcasts on Facebook and the ADH Network since October.
His spokesman Jake Thrupp recently told Daily Mail Australia Jones would take a break over summer but will be back in 2023.
‘There’s no keeping him down, that’s for sure,’ he said.
This statue of the late Sir Don Bradman could attract bids up to $600 or even higher
‘They were correcting something that I think was stuffed up the last time. They have assured him that after this operation though, he should be okay.
‘He’s been using a walking stick all year. He hopes to be able to throw that away after this latest surgery but we’ll see.’
Jones retired from radio broadcasting in 2020 after a distinguished career spanning decades at 2UE and 2GB, and briefly moved to Sky News Australia.
He left the network in 2021 and later announced he was going online with Alan Jones Direct To The People to produce daily shows, updates and podcasts.