News-Antique.com - Aug 24,2010 - Boston, MA - Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier auction houses, announces its August Nautical and Antique Auction. The auction features a wide selection of fine art, antiques, fine furnishings and a large collection of maritime antiques from across New England. The auction takes place Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29 under the tent at Kaminski Auctions, 564 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA. Bidding commences at 11am on both days and auction previews are scheduled Tuesday-Friday, August 24-27 from 10am-5pm and on the mornings of the sale beginning at 8am. Live online bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.KaminskiAuctions.com"www.KaminskiAuctions.com for information and a complete online auction catalog.
Highlighting the sale’s maritime offerings is a fleet of museum quality cased ship models. Included in this collection is a circa 1978 model of “Corona de Espana” (est. $5,000-$10,000), a model of the presidential steam yacht “Mayflower” (est. $5,000-$7,000) and a circa 1980 model of the “H.M.S. Endeavor” (est. $5,000-$7,000). Each of these high-quality pieces features fine details including scaled lifeboats, rigging, polished decks and hand-painted accents. In addition to these stunning ship models, the sale also includes shadow boxes, pond yachts, telescopes, marine paintings and charts.
A copper and brass lightship beacon ($8,000-$10,000) is also offered. The beacon features a fresnel glass lens, a hinged and vented top and triangular protective glass panels. Standing at 49 inches tall, this highly polished piece is sure to garner attention at this exciting two-day auction.
A wide selection of jewelry highlight’s Sunday’s auction. A platinum eternity band set with a total of 7 carats of Asscher cut diamonds (est. $12,000-$15,000) is the sale’s top jewelry lot. Additional jewelry includes a platinum, diamond and 3.06 carat ruby ring (est. $12,000-$15,000) and a graduated white south sea pearl necklace ($8,000-$12,000).
Gearheads will rev up at the chance to bid on a 1978 Harley Davidson motorcycle (est. $12,000-$15,000). The motorcycle, a 75th Anniversary Edition, boats a 4-speed frame with extended wheelbase and low seating position. In running condition, the motorcycle has been expertly restored and is road-ready.
“Our summer nautical auctions definitely resonate with our North Shore audience,” comments Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “We’ve seen a vast amount of new consignments come in over the past months, nautical and otherwise, many of which were discovered at our weekly free appraisal Tuesdays.”
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, 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. In 2007, Kaminski Auctions opened a second location in San Diego, California and recently opened an additional location in Beverly Hills. For information, visit HYPERLINK http://www.KaminskiAuctions.com www.KaminskiAuctions.com or call 978-927-2223.
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