News-Antique.com - Jul 24,2007 - Kaminski Auction’s Fine Summer Estate Auction held on July 14, 2007, attracted collectors from across the region to bid on a diverse array of consignments. The auction, held under the tent at Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Massachusetts, showcased an eclectic mix of antiques, fine art and garden sculpture. Bidders arrived in droves to participate in this exciting outdoor auction and were rewarded with ideal weather and a collection of unique treasures from estates across Massachusetts’ North Shore and beyond. (All prices reflect a 15% buyer’s premium)
Nostalgic highlights of the day included a rare Grape-Nuts tin sign advertisement, circa 1900 (Est. $1,500-2,500) that realized $4,025 after a feverish round of bidding. Also of note was a Louis Vuitton travel toiletry case (Est. $400-$600). This timeless piece of luggage, which contained a sterling and crystal cologne atomizer, proved highly desirable and realized a final price of $1,840.
Predicted to be one of the headliners of the auction, a 19th Century sterling silver Tiffany & Co. oval pedestal bowl (Est. $2,500-$3,500) did not disappoint. The bowl, complete with an ornate repousse design and a gold vermeil inner bowl, was intensely coveted and realized an impressive $4,887.
One of the most exciting lots of the day was a remarkable Quincy Tahoma (1920-1956) painting, Indians on Horseback Hunting Buffalo (Est. $2,500-$3,500), which sold to an eBay Live bidder for $4,887. Tahoma, a Navajo painter and muralist who lived and worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico, also played a critical role in World War II as a Native American Code Talker. His work is highly sought after and raised more than a few paddles at this auction.
"We are very impressed with the turnout for this auction," commented Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. "With such a diverse mix of consignments, it seemed everyone found something that caught their eye. We're happy to accept consignments from a single piece to an entire estate. Our goal is to help people achieve the highest return for their valuables."
Kaminski’s next auction takes place August 11, 2007. A maritime auction, it will feature an impressive line-up of nautical collectibles. Please contact Kaminski Auctions for more information at 978-927-2223.
Over the past two decades, Kaminski Auctions has emerged as a leading Massachusetts art and antiques auction house. In recent months, Kaminski has experienced dramatic new growth, launching a second location in San Diego, California.
About Kaminski Auctions
Kaminski Auctions, headed by Frank Kaminski, specializes in appraising and auctioning fine art and antiques. As part of a complete estate service package, Kaminski provides expert appraisals, local and national advertising for all sales, competitive fees, and itemized accounting of all transactions for heirs and representatives. In addition to full estate auctions, Kaminski accepts partial estate liquidations, as well as individual pieces and collections for consignment. The firm's extensive clientele includes museums, historical societies, corporations, non-profit organizations and private individuals. In early 2007, Kaminski launched a second operation in San Diego, California. For information, visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com or call 978-927-2223.