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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Elks fraternal memorabilia collection at Grant Zahajko Auctions, Oct. 13

B.P.O.E. Elks commissioned stained glass window with back lighting and stand, estimated at $500-$1,000
B.P.O.E. Elks commissioned stained glass window with back lighting and stand, estimated at $500-$1,000
Elks commissioned stained glass window with back lighting and stand, estimated at $500-$1,000

DAVENPORT, Wash. – Part one of an incredible single-owner collection of items relating to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (or, simply, the Elks), 438 lots in all, will be offered in a sale at Grant Zahajko Auctions set for Thursday, October 13 and starting at at 9 am Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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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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Potter & Potter conjures stunning Winter Magic Auction Dec. 11

‘The Great Brindamour. Magician,’ circa-1903 color lithograph poster, est. $6,000-$8,000
‘The Great Brindamour. Magician,’ circa-1903 color lithograph poster, est. $6,000-$8,000
‘The Great Brindamour. Magician,’ circa-1903 color lithograph poster, est. $6,000-$8,000

CHICAGO – Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce a 450-lot sale to be held on Saturday, December 11 starting at 10 am Central time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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