J. Levine Auction & Appraisal’s March 29th auction features fine jewelry in all price points

JL image 1 14kt gold diamond ruby bracelet, a romantic piece of jewelry featuring a ruby, the longtime symbol of love. The bracelet measures 6 ¾ inches in length (est. $1,500-$2,500).

J. Levine Auction & Appraisal’s Thursday, March 29th fine jewelry sale is titled “The Finer Things” Scottsdale Quarter Live Auction. It’s being held online and at the firm’s gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona (just outside of Phoenix), starting at 6 pm Pacific time. The sale features fine jewelry items in all price points, such as a 14kt gold diamond ruby bracelet, a romantic piece of jewelry (est. $1,500-$2,500); a Tahitian pearl and diamond necklace, 16 inches long, with eight South Seas pearls (est. $8,000-$12,000); and a 28-carat tanzanite and diamond ring in a beautiful platinum setting, GIA certified (est. $15,000-$20,000).

JL image 2 Tahitian pearl and diamond necklace, 16 inches long, an elegant estate piece intended for the sophisticated woman, with eight South Seas pearls (est. $8,000-$12,000).

J. Levine Auction & Appraisal is a seller’s best friend and a buyer’s paradise. The firm auctions everything – classic cars, jewelry, firearms, handbags, bronzes, fine art and just about everything in between. So, if anyone has been wondering about the price of a family heirloom, collection of art, the guitars they don’t play anymore, an entire estate or something else, the J. Levine team can help out. Folks are always invited to stop by at the Scottsdale location or check them out online (at jlevines.com) for a free valuation. Company founder Josh Levine has seen the business more than triple in less than five years. To see more, click here.

JL image 3 Stunning 28-carat tanzanite and diamond ring, GIA certified. The tanzanite is 28.02 carats and there are 1.19 carats of diamonds, all in a platinum setting (est. $15,000-$20,000).





Archive of material pertaining to Entebbe in 1976 will headline University Archives auction, April 10th

UA image 1 Archive of material pertaining to the 1976 hijacking of Air France flight 139 from Tel-Aviv to Paris; the event inspired the current film 7 Days in Entebbe (est. $10,000-$12,000).

An extensive archive of material pertaining to the 1976 hijacking of Air France flight 139 from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Paris – a news story so important it was the inspiration for five movies, including the one currently in theaters titled 7 Days in Entebbe – is up for bid in University Archives’ online-only auction slated for Tuesday, April 10th at 10:30 am Eastern time. Bidders can view all 255 lots now, and register to bid, at www.UniversityArchives.com. Online bidding is being facilitated by Invaluable.com. The auction is packed with important, scarce and collectible signed documents and many other items.

UA image 2 Mohawk Indian land deed dated March 1726, depicting the land marked with hatchets on the trees, signed by Mohawk leader Hendrick Theyanoguin (est. $25,000-$30,000).

The Entebbe archive comprises thousands of pages in Hebrew, English and French relating to lawsuits filed against Air France. Included are 36 airline tickets, copies of lawsuits, newspaper articles, affidavits and letters (originals and photocopies), plus documents relating to the 1972 Lod Airport massacre that involved terrorists who arrived at the Tel-Aviv airport via Air France. An elderly British passenger on flight 139, Mrs. Dora Bloch, had been sent to a hospital before the raid; her body was later found. Mrs. Bloch’s airline ticket is included in the archive, the overall condition of which is mostly fine. For more info, click here.

UA image 3 Revolutionary War-era book consisting of transcribed letters, including eyewitness accounts from Valley Forge, White Plains, Rhode Island and elsewhere (est. $12,000-$14,000).



800 quality lots will be sold, mostly without reserves, at J. Garrett’s April 7th-8th auction

JG image 1 Sevres-style angel cherub porcelain figural compote, an antique centerpiece that’s hand-decorated, hand-painted, with a gold gilt enriched base with flowers (est. $1,500-$2,500).

J. Garrett Auctioneers in Dallas, Texas is gearing up for a huge, two-day Spring Estates Auction the weekend of April 7th and 8th, online and at the firm’s gallery on Diplomacy Row in Dallas. Around 800 lots will come up for bid, pulled from fine estates and designer collections, the majority of them to be offered without reserves to the highest bidder. Featured will be a large collection of French Lalique and R. Lalique crystal, several fine oil paintings, French sofas and settees, high-end custom iron base tables, two palatial dining tables and dining chairs, a fine French Boulle table and Boulle clocks, and Boehm.

JG image 2 Outstanding red chinoiserie lacquered bookcase having a shaped front with mirrored doors and broken arched pediment top, on heavy bracket feet, 88 inches tall (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Also sold will be fine French consoles, library tables and desks, a black lacquered Jansen jewelry case, a great array of French furniture (including buffets, corner cabinets, coffers, armoires, bergeres and commodes), many fine antique mirrors, Italian altar sticks and lamps, Murano lamps, antique tapestries, display cabinets, Persian carpets and palace-size custom carpets, a great selection of French and Continental porcelains, Oriental jade and porcelains, marble statuary and more. Start times will be 10 am on Saturday, April 7th and 12 o’clock noon on Sunday, April 8th. Both times given are Central. To view all items being auctioned, click here.

JG image 3 Exquisite set of four French Louis XV giltwood armchair with handmade Abusson tapestry upholstery, water gilt finish, all chairs in immaculate condition (est. $6,000-$12,000).