Westport Auction is one of those easy-to-miss local businesses.
Located in the former Saugatuck post office — just steps from the train station — it’s where owners Travis and Kate Worrell run monthly estate auctions. With experts who span centuries, styles and continents, customers are always sure to find something new — er, old — and interesting.
Right now, it’s Judaica.
An enormous 407 lots are being auctioned off soon. They’re from Moriah Galleries in New York, which is closing. Items — many quite rare — come from around the world.
Bids will come from around the globe too.
Among the Jewish ritual objects — called “the largest and finest collection of antique Judaica offered for sale”– are:
- A 19th century Persian amulet with Kabbalistic charts for pregnant women
- Silver circumcision shields
- A Polish Kiddush goblet
- A Galician silver Torah pointer
- A Dutch Sabbath lamp
- Also: Chanukah lamps, dreidels, Purim plates, seder trays, rugs, mezuzah cases, kosher seals, and much more.
The auction is set for Tuesday (October 27, 5 p.m.). Bids will be accepted in person (615 Riverside Avenue) and online (click here). Previews are Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Need another reason to go bid? Refreshments are provided by Mendy’s Kosher Catering.