On March 23rd, Pook & Pook will auction over 600 lots of coins and fine jewelry. Luxury designer watches, antique and fine jewelry, collectible coins and bullion hail from a variety of sources, including hundreds of items from the Pennsylvania Treasury and over 100 lots from the Estate of John Donnelly, a Penn Valley collector.
Watch collectors will be interested in Lot 1459, a Cartier stainless steel Santos wristwatch in its original box. Created in 1904 by Cartier for pioneering Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Santos was the first men’s wristwatch.
One of the finer pieces of estate jewelry on offer is Lot 1346, a fabulous Art Deco platinum and old European cut diamonds pair of lorgnettes/opera glasses on a diamond link platinum chain necklace. The elegant design is lavished with 5.50 carats of diamonds, making this a quite spectacular pair of readers. Other notable jewelry includes several massive gold pieces: Lot 1136, an 18k chain bracelet weighing in at over 47 dwt.; Lot 1137, a Cellino 18k ram bracelet weighing over 47 dwt.; and Lot 1138, an 18k gold rope necklace at over 33 dwt. A total of over 75 ctw. of diamond jewelry will be sold, including several fine tennis bracelets, rings, and earrings.
Gold objects include a fine Credit Suisse 1 ozt. gold bar, and many fine gold 1 ozt. Krugerrands, American Eagle, and Canadian gold coins. For the collectors, there are Indian Head, Liberty Head, Seated Liberty, and Liberty Capped Bust coins from the 19th and 20th centuries. For those nervous about carrying their gold around, Lot 1982 is 1882 Fifty Dollar Gold Certificate. The 1882 Series was notable for being the first certificates that were payable to the bearer at face value in gold.
Over 600 lots will be sold without reserve. Bidding will take place on PookLive!, Bidsquare, and Invaluable. Items are available for preview at the gallery exhibition on Monday March 21st and Tuesday March 22nd, and online. For more information visit www.pookandpook.com or call (610) 269-4040.
By: Cynthia Beech Lawrence