Get Your Judaica Here!

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.

Continental silver circumcision set.

Continental silver circumcision set.

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.

7 responses to “Get Your Judaica Here!

  1. Eric William Buchroeder SHS '70

    Circumcisions. Halloween. Scary. Coincidence? I think not!!

  2. Jens Buettner

    That looks painful.

  3. That knife looks, um, a wee bit rusty.

  4. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    “Barbaric” is what I told a Family M.D. (before realizing his surname).