Boston Harbor Auctions (Maritime memorabilia and antiques)
Boston Harbour Auctions is an auction house based in Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in maritime antique and fine art.
These items can range from actual boats, detailed ship models, antique nautical equipment and instruments to paintings and prints, ship’s furniture, silver, lighting and related ephemera.
They also deal in memorabilia and collectibles relating to the history of yachting, historic schooners and ocean liners.
The comany offers absentee bids on its lots, along with live internet bidding an all auctions.
The company regularly holds auctions at the Lannan Ship Model Gallery in Boston. Founded in 1967, the 6,000 sq ft gallery boasts a collection of over 400 model boats, alongside marine paintings and nautical antiques such as binnacles, telegraphs, compasses, telescopes and lanterns of all shapes and sizes.
Notable sales and collections
In 2010 the company conducted a sale featuring a number of notable items relating to the prestigious New York Yacht Club, pioneers of the history of the America’s Cup competitive involvement in yachting.
The sale included models of famous yachts such as the Enterprise and the rainbow, along with several items from the Aloha, the largest and finest, full-rigged yacht ever built by railroad industrialist Arthur Curtiss James.
It also featured a set of wine and beer bottles pulled from the 1909 wreck of the White Star liner Republic after its collision with the SS Florida, an inbound passenger ship carrying Italian immigrants, off the coast of Nantucket.
In April 2011 the company announced the sale of the Yachting Collection of J Pierpoint Morgan, America's first and most important financier.