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Spring Great Estates Auction

May 25-26th, 2023

Auction Highlights (Session 1):

Color Change Sapphire Gold Ring

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Sold for $2,500

18K Yellow Gold Ring with Basket Weave design adorned by a 4.50-carat Natural Color Change from Blue to Purple-Pink Sapphire accompanied by an AGL Prestige Lab Report Size 5.75 Weight 19.64 grams. It is eye clean. No damage to the stone. It's a modified mix cut round stone.

Group of Jewelry

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sold for $1,350

European, 20th Century. The group includes a gold chain bracelet, marked "14KT", a charm marked "18KT" and a stick pin, unmarked. Bracelet 8" long, .5" wide. 41.74 grams total weight.

Vintage "Omas Extra" Fountain Pen in Original Case by Omas

Estimate: $200 - $400

Sold for $1,250

Italy, 20th or 21st Century. Deep green faux celluloid bois barrel and cap with gold-toned trim and 18k gold nib. Gently used condition with ink remnants, but no apparent chips, cracks, or losses.

Carson City Morgan Silver Dollar Coin

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for $1,100

19th century. 1880, uncirculated. In a sealed plastic case with a box and papers.

Kwiat Diamond Gold Ring

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Sold for $1,000

Kwiat 18k White Gold Ring featuring 1.30 carats of Diamonds Size 6.5 weight 6.1 grams


Auction Highlights (Session 2):

Cadillac Coupe Deville Bubble Top

Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000

Sold for $17,000

American, 1961. In beautiful condition, San Remo Turquoise Poly body; 472 cubic inch, 375 horsepower fuel-injection engine; air ride suspension with adjustable ride height; air conditioning; power seats, windows, antenna (all in operating condition except seat controls - some may not be operable). 109,294 original miles.

Pair of Monumental Carved Stone Figures by Ernest "Popeye" Reed (1919 - 1985)

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000

Sold for $7,000

American (Ohio), 20th Century. Seated man and woman clothed but in bare feet, possibly African American. The woman is signed "E REED" on the side of the bench. Approximate heights: man, 40"; woman, 30".

Leather and Wood Swivel Lounge Chair and Ottoman By Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Sold for $4,500

American, 20th Century (circa 1960-1970). Model 670 and 671, version 2. Rosewood frames with tan leather. With tags. Chair, 32"h. 32.5"w. 31"d. Ottoman, 18"h. 25.75"w. 22"d. The leather is marked, and needs cleaning and conditioning. The back of the chair has an expected amount of wear for the age. The seat is in similar condition but it does have a small stain. The leather on the arms of the chair has cracked and faded. The leather on the ottoman has a lot of cracking and stains. There are some small scrapes on the edges of the wood on the back and on the ottoman. The rubber bushings that hold the chair together are in good condition with no rotting or cracking.

Custom Pedal Car

Estimate: $400 - $800

Sold for $3,750

American, 20th, or 21st Century. Custom-made for a collector and inspired by his 1940s Mercury Roadster.

Vintage Baseball Autographed by 24 Members of the 1931 New York Yankees Team

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Sold for $3,500

American, 20th Century. The Reach Official American League (ESB) baseball signed by twenty-four (24) members of the 1931 New York Yankees including players' signatures by Hall of Fame Inductees Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Sewell, Earle Combs, Bill Dickey, Vernon Gomez, Chas. Ruffing, Tony Lazzeri, and H.J. Pennock. Also includes clubhouse signatures for Joe McCarthy and Jimmy Burke. Over-varnish has yellowed and is peeling in some places. Authenticated by James J. Spencer Jr. and Steve Grad for PSA/DNA Authentication Services in 2002 (see letter).


Session 1 - May 25: Coins, Jewelry, & Fountain Pens

Extensive coin and currency collections incl. Carson City Morgans, many early Peace dollars, many 19th C Morgans, hundreds of 20th C collector coins incl proof sets, and scarce individual coins including an 1863 war token, a large Cent, 1862 seated Liberty dime (more coins to be added). Jewelry incl. Kwiat, Tiffany & Co., Charles Krypell, Yurman, vintage and old European cut along w/ graded diamonds, sapphires, spinel, rubies, aquamarines. Extensive fountain pen collection incl Pelikan, Wahl, Carter, Scrypto, Schaeffer w/ spare nubs and ink.

Session 2 - May 26: Americana, Fine & Decorative Art, Bespoke Collectibles

250+ lots of American furniture and decorative arts incl. period painted furniture; pottery & porcelain, redware, stoneware; lighting; folk art incl quilts, whimsy bottles, paper cutouts, paintings, burl ware, hooked rugs, pen & ink, and watercolor fraktur & rewards of merit. A small collection of 19th C firearms. Fine art and decorative arts including paintings by Emerson Burkhart, Eric Sloane, Maurice Sterne; sterling silver flatware & tableware; pr of inlaid knife boxes; tall case clocks; pr of cast iron garden planters, art glass by Lalique, Baccarat, & Verlys, Bradley & Hubbard lamp, mid-century modern furniture to incl Eames chair & ottoman, Wassily chairs, & Wright aluminum bar cart; Asian decorative arts incl. antique ivory, jade, and wood carvings; bespoke collectibles incl 1970s Bultaco dirtbike, Abercrombie & Fitch leather footstool.

Select items from notable estates and collectors throughout the Midwest.


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