auctions every week Raffan Kelaher & Thomas holds one of Australia's largest weekly auctions every Monday and Tuesday in our saleroom in Leichhardt. Every week is different - come and have a look! MORE INFORMATION Specialty Auctions We hold regular specialty auctions to appeal to all tastes. These include 20th Century Design, Fine & Decorative Arts, Jewellery & Silver, Line & Lace, Toys & Dolls and Australiana & Australian Cedar. MORE INFORMATION Slide FURNITURE & ESTATES Our popular Furniture & Estates Auction offers a range of furniture, rustic and vintage pieces, electricals, garden and caneware and more! Auctions every Tuesday, online and in our rooms. BID LIVE Slide DECORATIVE ART & TABLE LOTS Our Decorative Arts & Table Lots Auction offers a range of art, sculpture, collectables, fine china, glassware, porcelain and other decorative arts. Auctions every Monday, online and in our rooms. BID LIVE

Forthcoming Auctions


Decorative Arts & Table Lots
9am, Monday 26 October
in our rooms and online

Jewellery & Silver
11am, Monday 26 October
in our rooms and online

Furniture & Estates
9am, Tuesday 27 October
in our rooms and online

Motor Vehicle – 1986 BMW 325E
10am, Tuesday 3 November
in our rooms and online

Decorative Arts & Table Lots
9am, Monday 2 November
in our rooms and online

Fine & Decorative Arts
11am, Tuesday 10 November
in our rooms and online


Vale Doug Raffan

1945 – 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce that Doug Raffan, co-founder of Raffan & Kelaher (now Raffan, Kelaher & Thomas) sadly passed away on Friday, 23rd October 2020, after a long illness. Doug was 74 years of age.

Doug spent his entire working life in the auctioneering industry, initially working for F R Strange, followed by Hamilton and Miller and Australasian Auctions. 

Together with Jim Kelaher, Doug established Raffan & Kelaher in  a small building in Camperdown in 1976 ,before moving to two other buildings in Camperdown, which was then followed by a brief stay in Dulwich Hill. Raffan & Kelaher moved to John Street, Leichhardt in 1990.

Doug loved auctioneering and had a vast knowledge of antique furniture and objets d’art. He adapted to computers quickly and assisted in writing the computer programmes initially used by the Raffan & Kelaher.

Doug retired from Raffan & Kelaher in 1991, having built it into Sydney’s largest antique, fine art and general Auction house.


New Delivery System

please book ahead

Due to an unprecedented demand for our auction services, we now ask vendors to book an appointment to consign goods for auction.

Appointments are available between 7.30am and 3.30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

This new system takes into account COVIDSafe practices and we appreciate vendors’ understanding as we implement the new system.

To make an appointment, please call (02) 9552 1899.

New to Auctions
and RK&T?

Raffan Kelaher & Thomas holds Australia’s largest weekly auctions, in addition to a wide range of regular specialty sales. If you haven’t been to an auction before, or are interested in buying or selling at auction, we are here to help!

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