History collectors can now get their hands on some gifts given to former NYC Mayors.
NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Commissioner Dawn M. Pinnock and NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) Commissioner Pauline A. Toole announced the launch of Gifts to the City, a series of online auctions of selected items gifted to previous NYC Mayors.
An initial selection of over 50 items from Mayors Ed Koch, David Dinkins, Rudy Giuliani, and Michael Bloomberg are now up for auction by DCAS. Items include autographed sports memorabilia, art, jewelry, and other keepsakes.
NYC DCAS Commissioner Dawn M. Pinnock said that Gifts to the City offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of history, this is the first time the City has auctioned gifts to past mayors, and New Yorkers have a chance to purchase items they won’t get anywhere else.
NYC DORIS Commissioner Pauline Toole says that purchasers will receive a special certificate of provenance certifying that the item sold at auction is an authentic gift originally received by a Mayor of the City of New York.
The auction is taking place entirely online and will last between one to three weeks.