Chicago-area estates featured in Universal Live’s Memorial Day sale

 Czech Crystal Vase. Image courtesy of Universal Live Auctions.

Czech Crystal Vase. Image courtesy of Universal Live Auctions.

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Universal Live’s May 31 Memorial Day auction features contents of several estates and includes a large quantity of sports memorabilia with opening bids of $5 or less. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

The 400-lot auction inventory includes memorabilia and art from every major sport, including baseball, basketball, boxing, horseracing, soccer, golf, football and hockey.

Within the hockey section are many lots with a connection to the Chicago Black Hawks. Auctioneer Martin Shape remarked: “The Chicago Black Hawk items will command a lot of attention. It is one of the hottest collectibles in that category.”

A tremendous variety is seen in the general realm of collectibles, which includes rare books, animation cels, watches, toys and dolls, pottery, coins and currency, military, antique furniture, and neon signs. The list of categories continues with jewelry, art, stamps, lamps, pens, art glass, figurines, cutlery, dishes and crystal.

The auction will contain a number of crystal pieces from Czechoslovakia. All have come from the estate of a person who was from the Czech Republic and who had been collecting prior to 1950. The collection, which also incorporates other types of decorative art and antiques, includes (lot 8729817) Bohemia Czech hand-painted decanter; (lot 8729783) Czech crystal vase; (lot 8729786) Czech Mendel Brothers Deco tea set; (lot 8729677) European folk art fox pitcher; (lot 8729708) a Minton 43-piece dinner set; and (lot 8720139) a rare, hand-made Charles Martel and Richard Synek chess set.

For additional information on any lot in the sale, call Martin Shape at 847-412-1802 or email sales@universallive.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Black Hawks Stein. Image courtesy of Universal Live Auctions.

Black Hawks Stein. Image courtesy of Universal Live Auctions.


 Minton Dish Set. Image courtesy of Universal Live Auctions.

Minton Dish Set. Image courtesy of Universal Live Auctions.


European Folk Art Fox Pitcher. Image courtesy of Universal Live Auctions.

European Folk Art Fox Pitcher. Image courtesy of Universal Live Auctions.


Brass and Marble Bed. Image courtesy of Universal Live Auctions.

Brass and Marble Bed. Image courtesy of Universal Live Auctions.


Rare hand made Charles Martel and Richard Synek chess set. Image courtesy of Universal Live Auctions.

Rare hand made Charles Martel and Richard Synek chess set. Image courtesy of Universal Live Auctions.