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John Rosenberg, 1938-2020

John Rosenberg at the last AAADA Fair in Melbourne (2018)
John Rosenberg with his first ‘Antique’ – a Staffordshire spill, purchased around 1950!

With sadness we note the passing of John Rosenberg, founder of Moorabool Antiques, after a short illness on Friday 19th June.

He went to his first auction aged 7, with his Grandmother. This was at ‘Kerleys Auctions’, Geelong;
Aged 80, he was still buying, and went along to Kerley’s last-ever Auction before they closed down early 2020. This was also to be his last auction, as the sudden appearance of cancer took his strength.

We’ll have much more to share on this in the near future; if you have any memories of John (which we could share, anonymously) please feel free to email them to Paul.

A regular feature at our Antique Fairs!

He was dearly loved by many, a thorough gentleman of the old-school type, and passionate his whole lifetime about his chosen profession, Antiques. This passion radiated from him, and was catching to those fortunate enough to spend time in conversation with him!

Gone, but never forgotten…

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  1. I am very sad to hear of John’s passing
    Being in the trade bumping into john every now and then at Auction viewings and at the many fairs he exhibited at,I also visited the shop and he was always friendly and helpful and gave me a lot of his time,which I appreciated very much,He was a lovely kind man who loved his work and was very passionate about the things he dealt in.
    He was one of the icons of the Antiques trade.

    My sympathy to Paul and the family.

    Kind Regards Guido Smoglian.

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