Kaminski Kicks off 2008 with New Year Estates Auction

(Beverly, MA) – Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier antiques and fine art auction houses, announces its New Year’s Estates Auction. The auction, Kaminski’s first in 2008, includes consignments from multiple estates spanning Massachusetts to the West Coast. The auction commences at 11am on Sunday, January 27 at the Sheraton Colonial Ballroom in Lynnfield with a preview at 8:30am. The complete catalog is available online at www.KaminskiAuctions.com and the auction will also feature live online bidding through eBay Live Auctions. For more information, call 978-927-2228.

Included in the auction are fine furnishings, antiques, furniture from a Virginian estate, rare zeppelin photographs from the collection of Eleanor Parke Curtis and an impressive autograph collection. The auction also features nautical items, including a collection of mounted ship’s half-hulls from the Crowninshield family estate. The Crowningshield family, who originally immigrated from Germany in the 17th Century, is one of the founding families of Boston and one of the oldest families in the United States.

Featured fine art includes an 18th Century portrait of Mrs. P.H. Safford of Fitchburg, MA. (Est. $5,000 – $8,000). The painting, labeled “Museum of Fine Arts Portrait – Copley”, measures roughly 30” x 25”. Discerning collectors will also enjoy a rare charcoal drawing by renowned artist, William Bradford (Est. $5,000 – $8,000). The drawing depicts the profile of a moored ship and is labeled “Maxwell Gallery” on the reverse side.

A distinguished collection of antique jewelry bolsters this diverse lineup of consignments. Among these treasures is a black South Sea pearl necklace (Est. $10,000 – $15,000), with pearls ranging from 15mm – 17.6mm and an exceptional ivory South Sea pearl necklace (Est. $13,000 – $16,000) featuring 29 stunning pearls ranging from 13.1mm – 17mm.

Among a rare selection of antique floor coverings is a Caucasus rug (Est. $2,000 – $2,500) measuring approximately 4’ x 8’. These highly collectible pieces are known for their bold colors and geometric patterns. Also featured is an antique Persian Lavar Kerman rug (Est. $2,000 – $4,000) which measures in at 9’ x 12’.

A panoramic painting of Syracuse, New York (Est. $20,000 – $30,000) is sure to garner attention. This impressive piece, roughly 30” tall and 50” wide, depicts a sweeping landscape with bold colors and subtle details. Signed B. Valentine, the piece is dated 1872 and remains in its original frame.

“I’m thrilled to kick off the New Year with such a diverse auction,” comments Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “We are always looking for items to include in upcoming auctions and can take consignments in any volume, from a single piece to an entire estate.”

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. 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.