Posts Tagged ‘silver

19
Sep
14

Halloween Imagery Appears Amongst October Estate Property: Part 1

 

Mexican enamel and sterling silver snake necklace, $300-500.

Mexican enamel and sterling silver snake necklace, $300-500.

A slithering snake weaving its way through a glowing skull. Mexico’s Day of the Dead, when spirits are believed to be briefly released to rejoin the earthly realm. Whether as a Halloween dressing or a nod to the ghostly Mexican tradition, this snake necklace casts an eye-catching spell.

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15
Aug
12

Appraisal event discovery: Gorham Sterling Flatware

A woman from Redwood City brought her friend’s flatware set to the Michaan’s Auctions appraisal event held on August the 15th of 2012.  Given to the friend as a wedding gift some twenty odd years ago, she has had the pieces tucked away in storage ever since.  The unused set remains in remarkably pristine condition, as beautiful as it was at the time of purchase.  Furniture and Decorations Specialist Elizabeth Dalton noted the mark of “Gorham Sterling” upon the pieces and declared the set absolutely “gorgeous.”  The flatware that had been collecting dust for decades will now be up for auction at an estimate of $3,000-5,000.

Gorham Sterling Silver Set

Gorham Sterling Silver Set

18
Jul
12

July 18 Appraisal Event find

A coin collector from Fremont brought this group of coins from his father’s collection to the appraisal event held on Wednesday, July 18th.  He chose Michaan’s Auctions as his first source of one-on-one appraisal after doing some of his own research online.  Coin and Stamp Specialist Michael “Misha” Rosenberg valued each coin to what the client felt was a “trustworthy appraisal.” He found the values given by Rosenberg to be more reliable and realistic than many of the augmented figures he discovered online; many were dealer projections with some inflated up to 4 times over the actual coin value.  As a result, he decided to return for another Michaan’s Auctions appraisal event where he would bring some of his high-end pieces for evaluation.

Coin collection brought to Wednesday Appraisal Event

Coin collection brought to Wednesday Appraisal Event

A busy day at the Appraisal Event

A busy day at the Appraisal Event




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