Two Important Paintings Consigned to Auction through Christie’s iPhone App

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LONDON.- The auction of Modern and Contemporary Australian Art at Christie’s on 23 September 2010 will offer a pair of rediscovered paintings of historical importance that was found in an attic and which was identified and consigned to auction through Christie’s iPhone application. The rare oil paintings by William Blamire Young celebrate the birth of the Australian army and were formerly in the ownership of its founder, Major General Edward ‘Curly’ Hutton. They are offered as a pair and are expected to realise £20,000 to £30,000. The auction will offer a total of forty-eight lots including a handful of lost treasures and a number of discoveries. Estimates range from £700 up to £200,000. The paintings by William Blamire Young were found during an attic clear out in a private house in Surrey and were due to be thrown away until the consignor asked a neighbour for advice on how to dispose of them. The neighbo