This auction was bereft of Idriess except for Lot 454 - three Walkabout Magazines (Oct. '37, Dec. '38 and Apr. '51) with articles by Ion Idriess, which I acquired for $20. As the estimate was $50 - $100 and as they had passed at a previous auction when the estimate was $150 - $200 (yes, that seems excessive), it was an ok buy - but single copies can be bought on line for $8 to $12.
Another lot I bought has an indirect connection to Idriess via my Idriess collection. This was Lot 183, a paperback book called Diary of a New Chum by Paul Warrego. Paul who? you say. Paul Warrego was the pseudonym of the noted French-Australian author Paul Wenz. He wrote mainly in French for a French audience: Diary of a New Chum was his only published book in English. But his literary circle included Miles Franklin, Jack London and Frank Clune. And he at least seems to have met Ion Idriess. I have a copy of Over the Range signed by Idriess and addressed to Mr Paul Wenz. Anyway, $60 for a scarce 1908 first ed. of Diary of a New Chum seemed good to me.