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GAVELNET.COM 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.



May 5-15, 2000
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.



May 15, 2000
MASTER WORKS Auction Series

In 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

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 design movements.

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 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.

MARCH 19, 2000

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
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.

FEB. 16, 2000

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!

FEB. 4, 2000
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.

JAN. 21, 2000
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.

JAN. 13, 2000
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.

DEC. 12, 1999
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 newspaper.




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