Bid Smart: Sports-themed jewelry has won a growing legion of fans

This football pendant in 10K gold with 1.29 carats of diamonds sold for $970 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2019. Image courtesy of Fine Jewelry and Coin Liquidator and LiveAuctioneers.
This football pendant in 10K gold with 1.29 carats of diamonds sold for $970 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2019. Image courtesy of Fine Jewelry and Coin Liquidator and LiveAuctioneers.
This football pendant in 10K gold with 1.29 carats of diamonds sold for $970 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2019. Image courtesy of Fine Jewelry and Coin Liquidator and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Jewelry provides the finishing touch for all occasions, from fancy dinners to a trip to the mall. While these pieces, whether they’re for daily wear or strictly for gala functions, reflect prevailing jewelry styles and materials, they can also say something about the wearer’s hobbies and interests. Sports-themed jewelry is a distinctive niche that has a growing legion of fans.

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Houdini’s Bible used in magic act hits six figures at Potter & Potter

Harry Houdini’s Bible, $102,000
Harry Houdini’s Bible, $102,000
Harry Houdini’s Bible, $102,000

CHICAGO – Potter & Potter Auctions‘ December 11 magic sale, featuring the Bob Rossi collection of materials related to Joseph Dunninger, delivered fine results from start to finish. When the hammer finally fell silent after a long day of energized bidding, 54 lots made $1,000-$2,499; 34 lots realized $2,500-$9,999; three lots sold for $10,000-$20,000; and one lot broke the six-figure mark.

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