The purely online auction of EstateOfMind on February 5th offers original works of art, fine jewelry, watches, …

Watercolor winter landscape signed by Sven Rasmussen Svendsen (Ill./Norwegen, 1864-1945), dated ’96, 15½ inches x 21½ inches.
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MIDDLETOWN, NY – EstateOfMind’s first major auction event in 2022 will be an online-only affair on Saturday, February 5th, starting at 11:00 AM Eastern Time. Sales include fine jewelry, coins, watches and decorative accessories from major estates, safe deposit boxes and family heirloom collections; Online bidding is done through

Contains 9-24 carat gold and sterling jewelry from antique to modern; high quality morgan silver dollars; other coins and currencies; Estate of pocket and wrist watches from the 19th and 20th centuries; and over 25 violin bows from well-known manufacturers. Pre-viewing takes place from January 31st to February 4th by appointment only. To make an appointment call 845-386-4403. Masks are compulsory.

“This auction is scheduled for nine days before Valentine’s Day so dealers and collectors should have plenty of time to ship their purchases,” said Darrell Dirr, owner of EstateOfMind. “I wouldn’t exactly call this a multi-faceted auction, but we have over nine pounds of gold jewelry and about thirty pounds of sterling jewelry auctioned in bulk.”

Oil on panel from the 19th century, depicting a mother fox and boy, 5 inches x 10 inches, illegible signed with graphite numbers and lettering on the reverse.
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The highlight of the jewelry category will be a gold-plated 9-carat yellow gold diamond necklace in the Georgian style with around 7-carat full-cut diamonds; an Art Deco ring made of 14 kt yellow gold and diamonds with around 4 carat mine-cut diamonds; and a set of Indian 22-carat yellow gold necklaces and earrings from the 1960s, weighing a total of 115 grams.

The watches include an Alphonse Matile-Geneva 18kt yellow gold hunting case pocket watch with box hinge, “presented to Thomas Mooney by Charles A. Schultz on December 25, 1882”; a circa 1960 Vacheron & Constantin for LeCoultre 14kt white gold diamond unisex watch with mystery dial; a 14-karat gold Movado wristwatch from around 1940; and a Rolex 18kt yellow gold ladies watch from around 1950.

Mid-Century Modern stork sculpture signed Gabriella Binazzi (Italian, 20th century), silver over brass and shell, 22½ inches high.
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The over 30 high grade Morgan silver dollars include an 1886-P graded MS64 and an 1879-S graded MS64. Other coins will include a 1928-P Peace Silver Dollar, graded MS64; a 1911-D Indian Head Quarter Eagle gold coin ($ 2½); a lot of four impressive Indian gold coins including Quarter and Half Eagles (1908, 1909, 1915 and 1908) and a Liberty silver dollar from 1798.

The decorative accessories include a rare and unusual Gucci evening bag from around 1984 with an enamelled crystal snake head clasp and an original invoice to the previous owner with Gucci papers; Vintage perfumes; 1960 Gorham Sterling Corinthian pillar candlesticks, 12 ¼ inches high; a large 1910 Gorham-Sterling terrine 10 inches wide; and Waterman fountain pen.

The violin bows come from manufacturers such as GA Moyer, Valoni, EH Roth, Voirin, Karl Beck, Karl Herman, Dörfler, Carl Süß, J. Richter, Tubbs, Homa, Weldlich and HR Pfretzshner. Other interesting items include an Air King model A-600 Catlin / Bakelite from 1930/40; Victorian sticks; and circa 1960 Mid-Century Modern Stork Shell Sculpture signed Binazzi, 21 inches tall.

Back to jewelry, also sold is an Indian necklace and chandelier earrings made of 22 carat yellow gold and Burmese ruby, circa 1960s, with approximately 15 carat Burmese rubies; an Indian set made of 22/24 carat yellow gold with necklace and bracelet, approx. 1970s; and an Art Deco 14kt white gold and diamond ring with a large aquamarine, over 25 carats, circa 1950s or 60s.

Other wristwatches include an Art Deco platinum and diamond watch from 1920 with 3-carat clean, gleaming white diamonds in a European cut; a 1940s stainless steel Gallet watch with a chronograph dial; a Tiffany & Co. ladies watch made of 14kt yellow gold; an Illinois Sangamo 11pm; an Omega Seamaster wristwatch from circa 1960; a Helbros chronograph from around 1940; a Swiss steel chronograph pocket watch from the 19th century with a stylish dial, size 18; and many watch parts.

Other coins from the Coins category include a silver dollar from 1798 Flowing Hair; a rare Indian head penny struck in 1890, rated PF-65; a 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent graded MS-64; a lot of two Morgan silver dollars (one 1878-S 7 Tail Feathers dollar and one 1921 P-dollar); lovely collections of silver dollars from VAM and Carson City; and $ 1,000 and $ 500 banknotes, 1934.

Back to jewelry, the notable items include an antique bracelet with a large piece of amber from the Jurassic period (101-145 million years old); four sets of Baltic amber necklaces, including one set of five butterscotch amber necklaces from the 19th and 20th centuries; a Viennese cold-painted brooch from the 20th century, 14kt yellow gold and sterling figural cat-and-mouse brooch, hallmarked; a 19th century Victorian Baltic egg yolk amber necklace, 3.3 oz .; plus large box of lots of modern sterling jewelry.

Silver fans will be greeted with a rare silver water jug ​​from Ball Tompkins & Black, circa 1850, weighing 36.9 oz. a large sterling silver terrine weighing 84 oz .; Gorham Lancaster Rose sterling cutlery; a sterling bowl made by Tiffany & Company; and a cutlery made of Gorham sterling with a Fairfax pattern for twelve people. Fine Waterford crystal and a Bradley & Hubbard lamp base are also sold.

EstateOfMind was officially launched in 2009 after providing real estate services through the former American Antiques & Fine Art for more than 20 years. Owner and President Darrell Dirr, owner of art, antique and real estate sales companies, holds a Certificate of Appreciation. Mr. Dirr has been nominated by the OCDSS as a valuable community partner of PSA for 20 years.

EstateOfMind always accepts quality shipments for future auctions. To inquire about the consignment of an item, an estate or a collection, you can call them at 845-386-4403; or you can email [email protected] To learn more about EstateOfMind and the online-only auction scheduled for Saturday, February 5th, please visit

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