Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sotheby’s New York Magnificent Jewels

est $3.6 to 4.6m
Sotheby’s final jewelry auction of the fall season will be held in New York on December 9, 2015.

The auction is led by a Magnificent and Historic Platinum and Diamond Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. It was created by the Parisian jeweler in 1939 for Queen Nazli of Egypt. It is set with 217 carats of diamonds in a sunburst motif.

Also featured are jewels by Suzanne Belperron, Art Deco Cartier and Mauboussin designs, and a group of Bvlgari jewels.

Platinum, Aquamarine, Sapphire and Diamond Sautoir, Cartier. Est: $450-550,000.

The Belperron Chalcedony suite once belonging to the Duchess of Windsor.

Platinum, Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring. Est. $3.5/4.5 million

Platinum and Diamond Ring, set with a square emerald cut diamond weighing 38.27 carats, D color, VVS2 clarity, type IIA. Est $3.5/4.5 million

Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Earrings. Suspending two cushion-cut diamonds weighing 29.39 and 28.03 carats, surmounted by round sapphires weighing 1.02 carats. Est $1,650,000 — 1,850,000

Floral bouquet set with a marquise-shaped Fancy Vivid Yellow, I1 clarity diamond weighing 2.86 carats, a round-cornered square modified brilliant-cut Fancy Intense Blue, VS2 clarity diamond weighing 2.47 carats and a round Fancy Intense Bluish Green, SI1 clarity diamond weighing 2.09 carats signed Bvlgari, circa 1960. 
Est 500,000-700,000

Two ‘Drape’ Bracelets by Schlumberger, one lapis lazuli, turquoise and colored diamond, the other coral and diamond, (estimates $20/30,000 each)

Pair of Silver, Gold, Topaz and Diamond ‘Feather’ Earclips, JAR. The stylized feathers centering two pear-shaped topazes weighing 20.99 carats, framed by swirled plumage set with round diamonds weighing 10.75 carats, signed JAR Paris; 1987. Estimate: $250/350,000

Gold, Sapphire and Diamond Ring Centering a cushion-cut sapphire weighing 9.11 carats. Est $750-1,000,000. Platinum and Diamond Ring, Cartier Centering a cushion-cut diamond weighing 15.04 carats, Est: $700-900,000. Platinum, 18 Karat Rose Gold, Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond Ring. Est: $100-150,000.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NY Times Company Store

The New York Times Company Store Happy Holiday Season from The New York Times Store!

No matter who you're shopping for, The New York Times Store is your destination for the very best in rare and unique holiday gift ideas. Shop our Holiday Gift Guide for a vast assortment of collectibles that harken back to yesteryear.
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Original 1930s Baseball Card Vending Machine $1,995.00

Authentic World War II Airplane Fighter Gauges $425.00

Book From George Washingtons 1780 Headquarters $3,300.00

Rare Antique Map of First Obtainable View of New York - 1684 $12,500.00

Original Historical Independence Hall Beam From 1730s $40,000.00

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Baseball $975.00

1966 Green Bay Packers Team Signed Football $11,400.00

Yogi Berra Signed Photo, With Ted Williams $325.00

1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie Baseball Card $1,200.00

Front Page New York Times Reprint $59.95

First Edition Works of Sir Walter Scott in 74 Volumes - 1822 $3,100.00

Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup - 1853 $2,800.00

Gold-Layered Kennedy Half Dollar Money Clip $29.95

New York Times Computer Backpack $50.00

Zenith 5S29 Restored Antique Radio - 1936
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Lincoln and Troops at Antietam - 1862 $169.00

Vintage Railroad Stock Collection - 1860s-1950s
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Celtic Coins of the Geoff Cottam Collection

Spink London is selling the Celtic coin collection of Geoff Cottam on December 2, 2015.

One of the most stunning rarities within this collection is one of the finest known gold Quarter Staters of the Atrebates and Regni peoples, minted under Tincomarus, (c.20 BC-AD 10). It is a 'Medusa' type.

Celtic, Trinovantes and Catuvellauni, uninscribed coinage, (c.60-20 BC), gold Quarter Stater, 1.25g,

Addedomaros Crescent Cross. c.45-25 BC.
The Celtic tribes left very little archaeological imprint with which to understand their culture, and almost all written description of them comes from other cultures.

All that remains are a few artifacts; of which this collection is a treasure trove.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hamas seize chest of Ottoman gold coins

Hamas forces seized a chest full of Ottoman-era gold coins discovered in Gaza, Israeli news site Walla reported on Monday.

The Turkish coins, an important archaeological find, was uncovered by construction workers paving a road in the neighborhood of Shujaiyeh. A fight broke out over the coins among residents of the area, which was ended when Hamas-controlled police intervened.
The police then confiscated the coins and other archaeological objects that were dug up, and the Gaza City municipality announced a halt to all construction work in the neighborhood until an archaeologist could inspect the scene.
Much of Gaza City's Shujaiyeh neighborhood was destroyed in the 2014 war.