NEW YORK, NY.- Bidsquare
is kicking off holiday shopping with a gift guide that will impress anyone who is hard to buy for. There's one in every family - the person who has (almost) everything! The impossible, particular and eccentric personalities are the most exciting to surprise. Impress those on your list with not only a creative gift, but something you had to roll up your sleeves and bid on!
For the Hobbyist Collector
Help someone start their fine print, poster or vintage sign collection. Book worms will crunch through the pages of first and limited edition options, while those with the need for speed can cruise happily through catalogs featuring vintage toys, luxury collectibles and blinking oddities.
Rattan Bicycle, Estimate $800-1,200
Jim Dine, Hand Painting on the Mandala, 1986, Estimate $6,000-8,000
Lionel Standard Gauge #33 Toy Train Outfit, Estimate $200-400
Ray Bradbury, 18 works with First Editions; Estimate $400-600
Monumental Architectural Signage, Crown, Estimate $3,000-4,000
Baby Bugatti, Electric-powered Child's Car, Estimate $6,000-8,000
The Forever Decorator
Satisfy the ultimate nest maker, the person who simply cannot turn away a special object. With a massive group of Picasso ceramics and an extraordinary lamp auction coming up, you won't want to miss your chance to hack into these unique holiday selections.
(Aft) Andy Warhol, Cow Wallpaper, Estimate $3,000-5,000
Pablo Picasso, Grave Gris, 1954, Estimate $8,000-12,000
Modern Found Object Tables, Estimate $200-400
Full-Body Running Horse Weathervane, Estimate $3,000-5,000
Tiffany Studios, Banded Floral Table Lamp, Estimate $30,000-50,000
For the Seriously Styled
There's no time like the present and watch auctions are happening this minute! If you know someone who enjoys the finer things in life, flip through fashionable auctions that include impressive jewelry, handbags, silk scarves, couture and other wearable wonders.
Patek Philippe, Perpetual Calendar Moonphase Wristwatch, Estimate $18,000-22,000
A Pucci Multicolor Sheer Silk Scarf, Estimate $100-200
An Hermes 32cm Fauve Matte Niloticus Crocodile HAC Birkin Bag, Estimate $20,000-25,000
A Pair of 14 Karat Yellow Gold Doorknocker Earrings, Estimate $700-900
A Pair of Alexander McQueen Rhombic Embroidered Shoes, Estimate $400-500
Bvlgari Untreated Kashmir Sapphire & Diamond Bypass Ring, Estimate $50,000-70,000
For Those Busy in the Kitchen
A favorite holiday sound is the banging of pots and pans - a sure sign of the scrumptious meal to come! Do you know someone with a passion for table top decor? Take a peek at items that will spice up your hosts' distinguished taste!
(13) Illums Bolighus Candlesticks Wood, Denmark, c. 1963, Estimate $1,000-1,500
Fornasetti Adam and Eve Coaster Sets, Estimate $800-1,200
Clarice Cliff Bizarre Decorated Jug Ceramic, England, 1928-30, Estimate $400-500
Thirteen-piece Susie Cooper Cubist Breakfast Service, England, c. 1935, Estimate $75-125
Vintage Wooden Spoon Collection, Estimate $500-700; Navajo Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers, Estimate $500-700