On The Square

Thanksgiving Bids

By Bidsquare

Nov 18,2016 | 14:00 EST

What’s not to love about good old Thanksgiving? Mountains of great food, quality moments with friends and family, and enough time off to watch football, wrestle the kids, argue with in-laws, crash on the couch and then… get stuck back into the food. No wonder then, that for so many Americans, it continues to be the favorite holiday on the calendar. Here at Bidsquare we’re taking a healthy swig of the holiday spirit by offering a host of collectibles that carry strong Thanksgiving themes. Take a break from the family festivities and check out the lots on offer – good news is, you won’t even have to put down that drumstick youre nursing! 

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the truely iconic events on the New York City calendar, and this stunning etching, selling as Lot 6 in Marlborough Graphics sale of Prints by Red Grooms, captures all the fun and excitement synonymous with the day. Interestingly, Grooms was christened "Red" by Dominic Falcone when working as a dishwasher in Provincetown and studying with Hans Hofmann.

Experts often say that you dont judge a Thanksgiving chef by their turkey but by the quality of stuffing they serve with it. These beautifully crafted Scottish stuffing spoons, selling as Lot 2183 in A. H. Wilkens Auctions and Appraisals Decorative Arts sale, will ensure you put your best foot when it comes to filling that hole.

The real star at every Thanksgiving, once Uncle Phil gets done with his once-yearly Mick Jagger impersonation, is of course the turkey. Pay homage to this wonderfully tasty creature by securing Lot 2090 in A. H. Wilkens Auctions and Appraisals Decorative Arts sale - a beautiful 19th Century bronze of a turkey and a field mouse. 

Dont compromise your Thanksgiving toast by rolling out substandard glassware. Raising these 12 Waterford Crystal glasses, selling as Lot 56 in F.S. Henemader Antiques Antiques & Decorative Arts sale, is the perfect way to finish off your world-class table setting and to pay homage to your familys colorful history.

Were all aware that just as cakes need icing, and a taco loves hot sauce, so too does turkey need a bath in gravy. To eat it any other way would be sacrilege - a violation of the Thanksgiving code. This 19th Century Staffordshire coffee pot, tureen and basket, selling as Lot 1187 in Cowans Auctions Americana: Live Salesroom Auction will do honorable service on your table sporting bread, coffee, and of course, the gravy.