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Kaminski Offer Ulysses S. Grant Items for Auction

Kaminski Auctions, announces its March Estates Auction. The auction features fine art, antiques and a premier selection of historical items from the San Diego estate of the Grant family, descendants of United States President Ulysses S. Grant. Featured consignments hail from estates spanning Massachusetts to Kaminski’s California location. The auction takes place March 27-28, 2010 at Woodman’s Function Hall, Rt. 133 Main Street, Essex, MA. Bidding commences at 11am each day and auction previews are scheduled March 26, 11am-8pm and on the days of the auction from 9am-11am. Live online bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com for information.

Highlighting this exciting two-day auction is a circa 1860s Japanese lacquered tea box (est. $10,000-$15,000), originally owned by the Grant family. The box was presented to the First Family by the Emperor of Japan and bears two inscriptions – “Grant” on the box’s top and “Mrs. U. S. Grant” on its interior. The piece boasts four gilt legs, carved to resemble dragons’ heads. Adorning the sides of the box is a scene depicting a number of servants carrying a wealthy individual in a golden litter (a popular form of transportation in Japanese antiquity).

For information, visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com or call 978-927-2223