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Over the last 140 years the gavel has become a widespread symbol of authority and prestige.
Read more about antique and vintage gavels in Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage: A Brief History of the Gavel in the Decorative Arts.

Relic Gavels

Gavels made of wood salvaged from famous buildings and ships.
See also Standard | Ceremonial
Montague City Covered Bridge Relic Gavel

Edward D. Crafts
Covered Bridge Relic Gavel,
Boy Scout Project

S. Deerfield, Massachusetts: 1936
$475

White House gavel

White House Wood Relic Gavels
Coolidge era renovation, c. 1927
Truman era renovation, c. 1950
Prices Vary

B & O Camden Station gavel

B&O Railroad Camden Station Relic Gavel
Baltimore: 1951-52
$525

USS Oregon Gavel

U.S.S. Oregon Battleship Relic Gavel
American: 1942
$550

Western Union/ Reynolds Arcade Building Relic Gavel

Western Union/
Reynolds Arcade Building
Relic Gavel

Rochester, NY: c. 1933
Wood gavel with brass plate
$600

USS Sperry Battleship Relic Gavel

USS Sperry Battleship Relic Gavel
American: 1982
Stained hardwood
$550

West Virginia State Capitol Relic Gavel

West Virginia State Capitol Relic Gavel
Wheeling, WV: c. 1956
Wood
$600

White House Christmas Tree Relic Presentation Gavel

Keep South Dakota Green Association
White House Christmas Tree Relic Gavel
American: c. 1956
White spruce and brass plate
$1,100

Standard Gavels

See also Ceremonial | Relic
Large Gavel

Large Gavel
2nd Quarter 20th C.
$250

Selection of Premium Gavels

Selection of Premium Gavels
American: 20th C.
Wood
Sizes vary
$225 to $450 each

Large Gavel

Tiger-Grained Wood Gavel
2nd Quarter 20th C.
Price on Request

Ceremonial Gavels

Gavels made for organizations, commemorations and presentations.
See also Standard | Relic
Susan B. Anthony gavel

Susan B. Anthony Gavel
Smithsonian Series
Stieff, c. 1960s-1970s
$550

Westchester County Presentation Ivory Gavel

Ivory Presentation Gavel
New York: 1872
$2,400

Gavel in Marquetry Box, Two Handles

Presentation Gavel, Two Handles, Marquetry Box
1901
$950

Finely Carved Commemorative Ship Launching Gavel

Ship Launching Gavel for S.S. Chiapas, Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow: 1882
$1,800

Masonic Bronze Gavel Door Knocker

Masonic Gavel Door Knocker
Bronze, c. 1900
$600

New Yorkers Gavel

New Yorkers Gavel
NYC Women's Club
c. 1920s
Ebonized wood
$650

Belvedere Lodge Gavel

Belvedere Lodge Gavel
Los Angeles: 1925
$475

Speaker of the House Gavel

Joseph W. Martin, Jr., Speaker of the House Gavel
American: c. 1947-49 or 1953-55
$250

Custom Display Stands

For desk or shelf display, the gavel is held at an angle above a round disk simulating a pounding block, giving it the dynamic appearance of being in mid-motion. The gavel rests on two wire rods, and can easily be removed for use. The stands shown here also have hand-stamped metal label plates.

Gavel stand side view
Gavel stand top view

About Collecting Antique & Vintage Gavels

To learn more about collecting gavels read our online article Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage.
Also see our Archive of Sold Gavels.