AUCTION : 210425

Horology & Jewelry Semi-Live Auction Event
Sunday, April 25th, 2021

- No Reserves - No Buyer's Premium - No Sales Tax -
No Online Bidding Fees - Free Domestic Shipping -

THIS IS A PARTIAL CATALOG as of 03/03/2021, subject to revision.
The full catalog will be published in early April.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be able to have live bidders in attendance.
We will accept live online bidding and pre-arranged telephone bids.
Click on a category in the Category List below to see what we have completed so far.  (Newly added items are clearly marked.)

Accessories

Stock#: JH46225

DESCRIPTION: $40 SHIPPING CHARGE ADDED TO DOMESTIC INVOICES FOR THIS LOT. Sterling silver serving tray with floral handles and edge detail as well as hand chased decoration accented with stippling, by Durham Silversmiths of New York, tray measures 29 inches from handle to handle x 18 inches through the center, truly a piece of art with a heft that gives you true appreciation for the servants of yesteryear who actually had to carry these with silver sets on top. Gross weight of tray is 140.9 troy ounces or 2818.3 dwt (4383 g).
CONDITION: Tray shows very little wear and is ready to be used for its next task, gift or retail ready.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH14191

DESCRIPTION: $25 SHIPPING CHARGE ADDED TO DOMESTIC INVOICES FOR THIS LOT. Gorham sterling (107) piece flatware set in Gorham's Victorian "Strasbourg" style first produced in 1897, a wonderful assortment with a full set of knives, forks and spoons as well as serving pieces, sugar tongs and more, an excellent assortment in an incredibly attractive pattern for the reseller or the person looking for a serviceable flatware set. Most with engraved letter "A". Includes an anti-tarnish felt lined storage box. Gross weight of silver set without weighted knives 1908.8 dwt (2968.6 g).
CONDITION: Silver set shows hardly any wear, with very light polishing; this set would be the envy of any guest to dinner.
ESTIMATE: $2200 - $3400

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Stock#: JH49129

DESCRIPTION: SEE SPECIAL SHIPPING NOTE at end of description. D.G. Muster music box, playing 15.5-inch Stella discs, ca 1900, fabulous mahogany case with carved rope and ripple molding detail around the base and top, case measures 26.5 inches from widest point x 21 inches deep x 12 inches tall, total weight approximately 58 pounds, truly a lovely piece for the collector of music boxes or someone who wants to display it instead of using it as it's quite an impressive object to behold. NOTE: No in-house shipping available. Arranging shipping of this property is the responsibility of the buyer. Buyer may work with any independent shipper or Jones & Horan can recommend one. Buyer will need to complete the Authorized Release Form found on Jones & Horan's website. Property will remain at Jones & Horan until picked up by the buyer or someone authorized by the buyer.
CONDITION: Mechanism not running, musical comb has all teeth intact, recommend a fresh overhaul and cleaning to bring this back to operational condition, mirror on interior lid with ample foxing throughout, case shows little wear with several light scrapes and dings, missing crank. No further condition report available, please review all pictures carefully or view the piece in person before bidding. Please see description regarding shipping of this lot.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $1200

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Stock#: JH47164

DESCRIPTION: 14K gold octagonal Art Deco collapsible magnifiers with incredibly intricate engraved floral details, approximately 1.5x magnification opened or 3X when doubled up as a magnifying glass, measures 44mm x 98mm closed and 100mm x 40mm open, for those who occasionally need a little extra help to see the fine print "LOOK" no further as one could not hope for a more elegant solution. Gross weight of magnifiers without lenses or retaining screws 7.3 dwt (11.3 g).
CONDITION: Magnifiers show hardly any wear, gift or retail ready.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $900

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Stock#: JH49130

DESCRIPTION: SEE SPECIAL SHIPPING NOTE at end of description. Righter O-45, air cooled two stroke, aircraft engine, flat twin configuration with contra rotating wooden propellers, propellers measure 26 inches in length and the hubs measure 3.5 inches, engine measures 20.5 inches from spark plug to spark plug x 11 inches from engine base to throttle assembly, approximate weight 28 pounds. These were most typically fitted to target drones to be used as target practice during WW2. The most prevalent of these was the Radioplane OQ-2. One of the factory workers at the time was a young Norma Jeane Mortenson "Marilyn Monroe," seen in one of our photos, modeling with a propeller and incomplete target drone. PLEASE NOTE the last two photos are not included with the lot and were obtained from Wikipedia Images. NOTE: No in-house shipping available. Arranging shipping of this property is the responsibility of the buyer. Buyer may work with any independent shipper or Jones & Horan can recommend one. Buyer will need to complete the Authorized Release Form found on Jones & Horan's website. Property will remain at Jones & Horan until picked up by the buyer or someone authorized by the buyer.
CONDITION: Engine not currently running and unclear if its complete or missing parts, please inspect pictures or preview in person before bidding, props turn freely with what appears to be good compression as it shoves the air out of each cylinder. Please see description regarding shipping of this lot.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $900

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Stock#: JH47166

DESCRIPTION: Sapphire, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver cigarette case with fabulous floral design, back engraved with horizontal lines, engraved inner lid with presentation, case measures 89mm x 76mm. Gross weight of case 79.4 dwt (123.2 g).
CONDITION: Cigarette case shows very little wear overall, would benefit from a very light polish.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $700

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Stock#: JH49132

DESCRIPTION: $25 SHIPPING CHARGE ADDED TO DOMESTIC INVOICES FOR THIS LOT. Toy lot (3) Early tin toys - [1] Litho wind up steam engine with crank, made in Germany, measures 6.5 inches x 5 inches. [2] Litho wind up steam roller, made is US zone Germany, measures 9.5 inches x 6 inches, funnel continually falls off. [3] Steam powered toy boat, repainted exterior, steam engine appears functional however has not been tested. A lovely lot for the early toy collector or someone who wants to get into the hobby with three nice examples for display.
CONDITION: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500

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Stock#: JH49131

DESCRIPTION: SEE SPECIAL SHIPPING NOTE at end of description. Battery operated toy submarine modeled after the USS Nautilus, the first nuclear submarine, balsa wood construction with small lead pellets added as ballast, twin electric engines powered by large rectangular batteries, submarine measures 36 inches from bow to tip of propellers x 9.5 inches from hull to topmost part of coning tower, weighs approximately 7 pounds. Includes a wooden display stand. An interesting piece of work most likely a father son project from either the late 1950s or mid 1960s. NOTE: No in-house shipping available. Arranging shipping of this property is the responsibility of the buyer. Buyer may work with any independent shipper or Jones & Horan can recommend one. Buyer will need to complete the Authorized Release Form found on Jones & Horan's website. Property will remain at Jones & Horan until picked up by the buyer or someone authorized by the buyer.
CONDITION: Operational condition unknown, batteries appear to be original to the construction to the piece, submarines hull is missing light paint in places and the top doesn't fit perfectly as it has likely moved over time, please review images or preview in person before bidding. Please see description regarding shipping of this lot.
ESTIMATE: $100 - $200

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