Session 1 of the Carole Tanenbuam collection of vintage costume jewelry will be held June 18th by Ripley Auctions

RA image 1 1930s unsigned Hobe Austro-Hungarian style necklace and bracelet set with enamel and pearl details (est. $800-$1,200).

Session 1 of items from the vintage costume jewelry collection of Carole Tanenbaum – an astounding assemblage of pieces gathered over the course of many years and featuring examples from the Victorian era thru to the present day – will be offered by Ripley Auctions on Monday, June 18th, online and at the Ripley gallery in Indianapolis, Ind. Tanenbaum’s collection includes some of the great designers of each period – names like Trifari, Coro, Haskell, Coppola e Toppo, Dior, Chanel and many more. Also sold will be pieces from Tanenbaum’s vast vintage Scottish and Bakelite vintage jewelry collections.

RA image 2 Chanel Gripoix green and pink poured glass plique a jour necklace with layered leaf motif, set in gold tone and diamante details (est. $800-$1,200).

To say that Carole Tanenbaum is an avid collector of vintage costume jewelry would be a huge understatement. It started when she visited London, England decades ago and was so enchanted by a collection for sale there she ended up buying 20 pieces. Since then, she’s dedicated a good portion of her life adding to that collection. “I’ve never been interested in fine jewelry,” Tanenbaum said. “I view vintage costume jewelry as objects of art, because that’s what they are. For me jewelry is all about the aesthetics. If something tempts me and interests me, I’ll buy it. My collection is creative and comprehensive.” To see more, click here.

 

RA image 3 Signed Margot de Taxco Mexican silver green snake necklace with green enamel scales (est. $800-$1,200).

 

 

 

Spectacular Mile High Card Company auction opened for bidding on June 4th, closes on Thursday, June 21st

MH image 1 1929-30 George "Babe" Ruth professional model H&B Louisville Slugger game-used bat graded PSA/DNA GU 9. Provenance states it was used for 3 home runs (MB: $50,000).

For anyone who thought “The Beer Box Find” and the Brian Goldner Collection were big events, Mile High Card Company is about to shake up the sports collectibles market with the finest selection of rare autographed baseballs and game-used items in the company’s history. Star lots will include a 1933 Goudey #49 Babe Ruth card, graded PSA 8; a 1929-30 Ruth professional model H&B Louisville Slugger bat, graded PSA/DNA GU 9; a 1910-1915 Ty Cobb professional model Hillerich & Son Louisville Slugger bat, graded PSA/DNA GU 9.5, and the finest single signed Christy Mathewson baseball known to exist, with JSA

MH image 2 Spectacular Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson single-signed ONL baseball, JSA and Beckett. The finest single-signed Mathewson baseball known to exist (MB: $40,000).

Key cards will include 1888-89 Old Judge N173 Cap Anson Cabinet SGC 60 EX 5, 1911 Sporting Life Cabinets M110 Christy Mathewson SGC 60 EX 5, 1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial PSA 8 NM/MT, 1948 Leaf #4 Stan Musial PSA 8 NM/MT, 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle PSA 8 NM/MT, 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax SGC 88 NM/MT 8, 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 7 NM, 1957 Topps #400 Dodgers Sluggers PSA 9, 1969 Topps #500 Mickey Mantle Last Name in White PSA 8 NM/MT, and a 1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath SGC 86 NM+ 7.5. Topps complete and near-complete sets will also be sold. For more info, click here.

MH image 3 1939 inaugural Hall of Fame induction class Cooperstown signed first day cover featuring Wagner, Ruth, Cobb, Young, Speaker, Johnson. PSA/DNA 9 MINT (MB: $25,000).

 

 

Buy coins thru auction or at a fixed price on Barnebys, from David Lawrence Rare Coins

DL image 1 Rare 1794 US large cent variety, graded PCGS VG-8, an extremely popular issue, so-named for the 94 tiny stars seen around the border of the reverse die (asking price: $39,500).

David Lawrence Rare Coins was founded in 1979 by David Lawrence Feigenbaum in his spare bedroom. David, a Ph.D. in Marine Biology, was a passionate coin collector his entire life, who made the jump to coin dealing when his collecting desires exceeded his limited professor's budget. He passed away after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), after which his son John oversaw the company's growth until 2015. In August 2015, John passed along the operation to John Brush, who partnered with uber-collector Dell Loy Hansen in 2018. Today, they manage the company with the help of a dedicated staff of 18 employees.

DL image 2 1837 Liberty seated US half-dime coin, NGC Proof 65, no stars, one of only 20 struck, a popular rarity displaying pristine proof surfaces and nice toning (asking price: $30,000).

The management team has a cumulative total of over 50 years with the company. DLRC is passionate about all aspects of coin collecting and is focused on bringing the latest technology advances to the hobby and the best customer service possible. Over the years, the firm has helped build some of the greatest collections of all time. It’s the curator of the D.L. Hansen Collection, widely considered the greatest private collection of U.S. coins ever assembled. In some cases, it even helped sell these collections, like the Richmond Collection in 2004-2005. It was the first complete collection to garner over $20 million at public auction.

DL image 3 1857-S S.S. Central America shipwreck $20 US double eagle gold coin, graded PCGS MS66, spiked shield example, a gem recovered from a shipwreck (asking price: $36,500).

In recent years, David Lawrence Rare Coins has handled great rarities like two examples of the 1894-S Dime, the finest 1901-S Barber Quarter (PCGS/CAC MS68+), the 1815 $5 PCGS MS65, and the finest 1884 Trade Dollar. It also brokered the finest collection of Seated Dollars and offered what is considered to be one of the largest active inventories of classic U.S. coins. “We simply love what we do at DLRC and whether the coin is worth $5 or $5 million, we understand the rarity and the importance that collecting can play in one’s everyday life,” John Brush said from the firm’s headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. To view all items being auctioned, click here.

DL image 4 1907 high relief Saint Gaudens $20 US Liberty gold coin graded NGC/CAC MS65 and possibly the nicest MS65 example David Lawrence has ever offered (asking price: $60,500).

 

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