New Year’s Day auction promises to kick off 2014 the right way

Don't miss a chance to start the new year off right with the Mariner Auctions New Year's Day jewelry, art and collectibles auction on Jan. 1. Taking place in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the auction will offer bidders plenty of opportunities to pick up items that would make great belated holiday gifts or wonderful additions to a personal collection.

With Nova Scotia being a relatively remote destination, however, not everyone will be able to make it to the auction in person. For those who are interested in taking a look at the inventory, and possibly bidding on some of these items once the auction begins, will be holding a concurrent online auction where all 137 lots will be up for grabs.

Jewelry auction
Give that special someone a truly dazzling New Year's present by picking up any of the extraordinary pieces of jewelry that will be on the block Jan. 1. Sterling silver necklaces adorned with topaz (lot #2), amethyst (lot #6) and abalone (lot #7) are just a few of the remarkable pieces that will be available.

For anyone looking for a slightly smaller bauble, there are rings – like the Joshua Lieff designer rhodium-plated piece with Swarovski crystals (lot #3) – earrings, including a pair made of gold and sapphire (lot #13) and a gemstone encrusted ladies' Osirock designer watch (lot #23).

Art auction
Anyone looking to decorate their home more lavishly in the new year should take a close look at the many fine art prints that will be available at the Mariner Auctions event. Works from famed artists like Norval Morrisseau (lot #34), Thom Thomson (lot #29 and 54) and A.J. Casson will be on display, making for some interesting pickings for art aficionados.

Collectibles auction
What's the holiday season without some keepsakes? On Jan.1, Mariner Auctions will make several pieces of interest available to bidders that could become cherished family heirlooms.

From a simple, old-fashioned toy metal fire truck (lot #25) to a piece of Harley-Davidson antique advertising (lot #89) to an old Avon locomotive model (lot #150) there will be plenty of collectibles available. But the most exciting of those items is probably a set of three samurai swords (lot #185) that will make one lucky bidder's day.

If that isn't enough, though, there will also be home furnishings on the block as well. So anyone who needs to fill out their home's decor should be sure to check out the New Year's Day auction, whether they do so live or through

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