Warhol, Katz, Revere silver and other museum-worthy pieces at Weiss, July 18

Portfolio of four screenprints in colors by Andy Warhol, titled ‘Skulls,’ estimated at $125,000-$175,000. Image courtesy of Weiss Auctions
Portfolio of four screenprints in colors by Andy Warhol, titled ‘Skulls,’ estimated at $125,000-$175,000. Image courtesy of Weiss Auctions

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A complete portfolio of four screenprints in colors by Andy Warhol, titled Skulls; a trio of pieces by Philip and Kelvin Laverne, including a wall plaque; and a Paul Revere sterling silver pepper pot are three of the more than 500 lots folks in Weiss Auctions’ online-only estates auction, scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Breitling MI5 ‘spy’ watch among recent sellers at Chiswick

A Breitling Superocean Steelfish with an MI5 Security Service crest on the dial, one of a limited edition of 900 produced in 2009 to mark the centenary of the secret service, sold for £4,750, or around $5,800, at auction in London on March 22. Image courtesy of Chiswick Auctions
A Breitling Superocean Steelfish with an MI5 Security Service crest on the dial, one of a limited edition of 900 produced in 2009 to mark the centenary of the secret service, sold for £4,750, or around $5,800, at auction in London on March 22. Image courtesy of Chiswick Auctions
A Breitling Superocean Steelfish with an MI5 Security Service crest on the dial, one of a limited edition of 900 produced in 2009 to mark the centenary of the secret service, sold for £4,750, or around $5,800, at auction in London on March 22. Image courtesy of Chiswick Auctions

LONDON – The Watches sale at Chiswick Auctions on March 22 included a number of special modern issues – including a diver’s watch made for an MI5 employee.

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Chiswick to auction MI5 spy’s Breitling diver’s watch, BBC chronograph, Mar. 22

Rare 1960s Lemania stainless steel manual chronograph made for the BBC’s use. BBC initials and BBC inventory number engraved to back. Estimate: £1,500-£2,500 ($1,810-$3,015)

LONDON – A rare 1960s wristwatch made for the BBC comes up for sale at Chiswick Auctions in London on March 22. Made by Lemania, the stainless steel manual chronograph was chosen by the British television network for its great accuracy. In the pre-digital era, program staff and producers relied on a good timekeeper during live broadcasts. The watch has the BBC initials engraved to the back and the BBC inventory number 4269. It is expected to bring £1,500-£2,500 ($1,810-$3,015).

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J. Garrett to auction T. Boone Pickens estate treasures, Sept. 10-11

18K gold Breitling Bentley chronograph watch, est. $30,000-$35,000

 

18K gold Breitling Bentley chronograph watch, est. $30,000-$35,000
18K gold Breitling Bentley chronograph watch, est. $30,000-$35,000

DALLAS – A second round of period antiques, fine art and personal items from the late Texas and Oklahoma oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens (1928-2019) will be auctioned in a two-day, online-only event slated for Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 by J. Garrett Auctioneers. It was almost exactly two years ago, in September 2020, that J. Garrett held the Part 1 auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Vera Ralston collection adds sparkle to John Moran May 11-12 sale

Emerald-cut diamond ring with flanking baguettes, estimated at $120,000-$180,000
Emerald-cut diamond ring with flanking baguettes, estimated at $120,000-$180,000
Emerald-cut diamond ring with flanking baguettes, estimated at $120,000-$180,000

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran’s Fine Jewelry & Timepieces sale offers connoisseurs a myriad of gemstones and pieces from prominent brands such as Cartier, Tiffany, and Breitling. The sale will take place on May 11-12 and will feature the jewelry collection of the late movie actress Vera Ralston. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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