has selected a wide range of key events for the art and antiques
community. What you are seeing now is only the beginning; we are
continually planning one-of-a-kind events to bring you beautiful
art, incredible collectibles and unforgettable experiences.
CURRENTLY ON GAVELNET.COM...
Cinco de Mayo
Join GAVELNET.COM for a special Cinco de Mayo auction celebrating
Mexican independence. This auction is open for bidding from May
5-11 and will feature a fabulous selection of items from both
prominent and emerging Mexican artists.
EVENTS ON GAVELNET.COM...
MASTER WORKS Auction Series
conjunction with Atelier Carmel of Carmel, California, GAVELNET.COM
proudly offers a series of online auctions featuring paintings
and drawings from many of the most prominent western artists of
the past six centuries. This
astonishing collection is open for bidding starting May 15.
May 6, 2000
LIVE Auction! Sports Memorabilia
America's national pastime comes to the internet on Saturday,
May 6, when GAVELNET.COM and American Memorabilia present a LIVE
online auction of baseball and other sports collectibles. Direct
from Las Vegas, Nevada, this event will feature items from several
major sports in addition to the rare and unusual baseball collection.
Sports fanatics around the world will not want to miss this LIVE
online celebration of sporting history!
May 7, at 11:00 am (EST)
LIVE Auction! Poster Allure
Vintage art posters will be celebrated on Sunday, May 7, at 11:00
am (EST) when GAVELNET.COM hosts a LIVE online poster auction.
This event, featuring over 700 rare posters from the Laura Gold
and other fantastic collections, will be webcast LIVE from New
York City. Don't miss this unique opportunity to bid on this incredible
selection from the comfort and privacy of your own home!
APRIL 17-26, 2000
"RETURN TO ME" ITEM AUCTION
In partnership with M-G-M Studios, GAVELNET.COM is proud to announce
a special auction featuring cast wardrobe and props from the new
M-G-M film Return To Me, starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver.
Seize this rare opportunity to own a memento from this charming
and heartwarming romantic comedy.
APRIL 5-14, 2000
Nouveau To Deco Design
GAVELNET.COM presented a unique online auction celebrating Art
Nouveau and Art Deco design. This featured works by such noted
designers as Rene Lalique, Emile Galle, Liberty & Company,
Louis Comfort Tiffany, Bruno Zach, Demetre Chiparus, and Jean
Dupas. Several areas of the decorative arts were represented including
furniture, glass, ceramics, graphics, metalwork, jewelry and sculpture.
This auction was a beautiful celebration of these two influential
APRIL 2, 2000
LIVE! 3000 Years of Asian Treasures
On Sunday, April 2, GAVELNET.COM presented a LIVE auction featuring
a stunning collection of Asian art items. Webcast in real-time from
the I.M. Chait Gallery in Beverly Hills, California, this event
featured a number of incredibly rare and unique items including
Ming porcelain pieces, Tang Dynasty ceramic figures, Shang Dynasty
bronzework, and handcrafted 18th century netsuke and imro.
MARCH 1-31, 2000
A TOAST TO HOLLYWOOD
A Toast to Hollywood appeared on GAVELNET.COM throughout the
month of March as a tribute to the 72nd Annual Academy Awards.
From vintage movie posters to a fantastic collection of Hollywood
Memorabilia, this auction was among our most popular. Several
registrants successfully bid on such items as rare posters and
photos featuring the autographs of such stars as Frank Sinatra,
Rita Hayworth, and Robert Mitchum. The devotion of Three Stooges
fans was evidenced by the selling of the Shemp Howard autograph
within the first few hours of its offering.
LIVE! ELEGANCE IN GLASS AND LIGHT
On Sunday, March 19, GAVELNET.COM presented an exciting LIVE auction
featuring beautiful lamps and fine art glass from the Art Nouveau
period. Webcast LIVE from Tangible Assets Gallery in Newport Beach,
CA, this extraordinary event offered a stunning selection of Tiffany,
Daum, Loetz, and more! Our online registrants made successful
bids on such items as a Galle cameo glass vase, a marble based
Art Deco clock, and two gorgeous Art Nouveau lamps.
FEB. 23, 2000
YEAR OF THE DRAGON
Chinese New Year, traditionally celebrated with fireworks,
parades, and lots of good food, began on February 5th. In
honor of this holiday, GAVELNET.COM assembled a beautiful collection
of Chinese art, sculpture, and ceramics for auction. This
event was a visually stunning tribute to this extra-special year
of the Golden Dragon.
TIMELESS BEAUTY - THE HISTORY OF JEWELS
A stunning collection of fine jewels was offered for auction when
GAVELNET.COM presented Timeless Beauty: The History of Jewels,
a 7-day online event featuring rare and unusual jewelry pieces
from the late 19th century to Art Deco and Retro pieces from the
1940's and 50's. Offered in celebration of "the month of
love," the stunning pieces in this collection, sponsored
by Fourtane Estate Jewelers of Carmel, "wowed" sweethearts
around the world when the bidding paddles were raised!
Celebrating Black History Month
February is Black History Month. Black History Month originated
with an African American named Carter G. Woodson, who in the 1920's
created and promoted Negro History Week. Woodson chose this period
in February because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass
and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the month-long celebration was implemented.
GAVELNET.COM was pleased to observe this celebration with a special
collection of works by African and African American artists.
Rock the Block
The third in a series of special collections, Rock the Block featured
over 50 one-of-a-kind pieces of Rock 'n' Roll memorabilia. Items
included the album "Hey Jude" signed by all four Beatles,
a signed photo of Elvis Presley, a Nirvana poster signed by the
late Kurt Cobain, and 8 signed guitars once owned by the artists
from Bob Dylan to Billy Joel, Pete Townsend to Sting. However,
it was the 1946 Rockola Jukebox featuring original records from
artists such as Buddy Holly that prompted a war of bidding paddles,
ultimately commanding a winning bid of more than $5,700.
A Rare Affair
From January 13th-19th, GAVELNET.COM and Salon.com sponsored A
Rare Affair, an auction of rare books and fine wine that coincided
with the Salon Book Awards on the 19th. The highlight of this
special event was certainly the bidding war conducted online for
a first-edition Eloise book (by Kay Thompson) which ultimately
sold for over $1,200. The cult of Eloise is alive and well, and
has now entered Internet territory. A Rare Affair was the start
of a great relationship between the world of rare and antique
books and the internet.
Timepieces for the Millennium
This special 10-day auction featured antique grandfather clocks,
wall clocks, mantel clocks, watches, and time-inspired jewelry
- all with no reserve and a low initial bid. The event was sponsored
by GAVELNET.COM, Salon.com, and Financial Times world business