Tehachapi, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
In addition to the luxury items being presented, the auction house is also featuring a collection of quality timepieces such as Rolex, and Cartier. An item sure to draw much interest for its timeless design and craftsmanship is vintage 1973 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust. The watch is stainless steel with a large steel face Model #6694 Serial # 3859072.
A elegant yet classic women’s watch is the 1999 Cartier Santos stainless steel and gold watch, style #W90058C4. The timepiece is a link-bracelet style with a secure Cartier-style clasp, the watch is a unique representation of Cartier's inventive design and legendary ingenuity. Government Auction is offering the piece with a presale estimate of $3,500-$7,000 and an opening bid of only $2.
Topping the list on the fine jewelry front is a 3CT Tanzanite & Diamond Necklace. Effortlessly elegant, a 14K white gold pendant on chain features a 3.64-carat round-cut tanzanite surrounded by 114 sparkling diamonds with a total weight of 1.40 carats. The eye-catching tanzanite center stone is purple in color and professionally evaluated as being “near flawless.” The necklace has a retail replacement value of $24,500, and its auction estimate range is $12,280-$24,559.
A unique coin offered is a 1881 $5 U.S Liberty Head Gold Coin. The "Half Eagle" as the coin is also referred to is due to the gold content being half of the ten dollar Double Eagle. The coin was first introduced in 1839 before being replaced in 1907. The coin contains 24.18% of an ounce of gold and is the only coin to have been minted at 7 US mints. "The Half Eagle is a is a must have in any coin collectors arsenal because of the rarity of this mintage in this condition." stated Paul Sabesky, Chief Auctioneer.
For the antique collectors, a sought-after collectible is an antique Wurlitzer Model 71 phonograph jukebox with Art Deco styling and a decorative mounted speaker emblazoned with the words “Strike up the Band.” An extremely rare survivor, the jukebox could make $20,000-$40,000 on auction day.
Other auction highlights include a 1952 Mills 5-cent high-top slot machine with bald eagle motif and three-reel, one-armed-bandit design and a candy store cash register. The antique register has been fully restored and is cast iron.
Government Auction’s Sunday June 24, 2012 sale of fine jewelry, quality timepieces, art and antiques, will commence at 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time/9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
Absentee, phone and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com will be available.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/30209_historic-auction-government-assets-sale/page1
For additional information on any lot in the sale, call Debbie on 661-823-1543 or e-mail info(at)governmentauction(dot)com.