Auction to set sail in three weeks

October 1, 2012 by  

Collectors of vintage artifacts with a nautical theme are invited to a one-of-a-kind auction in Beverly in just under three weeks’ time.

An auction of treasures collected over the past thirty years from ocean liners, passenger ships, and vessels that carried immigrants to America will be offered for sale by Kaminski Auctions. Frequently, catalog printing of a special collection such as this is undertaken so earnest collectors and buyers can peruse the offerings prior to auction.

The artifacts represent the glory days of travel by ocean to the U.S., beginning in the late 19th century and continuing right up until today, depicting the colorful history of ocean voyages that brought thousands of new Americans to the historic docks situated along the New England seaboard.

Many items in this collection which belong to a single owner have not previously been available at an auction. Life-jackets from famous ships such as the RMS Queen Mary, to name just one of the 120 different ships represented in this collection, will be up for grabs as well. Also auctioned will be souvenirs, ship-pins, photographs, stationery, hat ribbons, silverware, deck plans, and much more.

All items on this offering have been examined and verified by Gary Robinson – a renowned collector and authority on memorabilia of this type. He says:

“It is rare to find such a variety of important items in one offering. The breadth and depth of the ocean liner collection is virtually unparalleled in the maritime field.”

The auction will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 21 at the Kaminski Auction on Elliot Street in Beverly.