Half of Palmyra Heritage’s Dec. 10th catalog will be antiquities from Robert Thompson

PH image 1 Cypriot limestone head from the 1st millennium BC, about 6 ¼ inches tall, depicting a youthful male having nicely sculpted facial features and a slight smile (est. $2,000-$3,000).

More than half the catalog – around 200 lots – in Palmyra Heritage’s Sunday, December 10th auction will consist of exceptional antiquities from the estate of the late Robert Thompson of Philadelphia, Pa. These will include rare examples from the Egyptian, Classical, Roman, Near Eastern and pre-Columbian cultures. Quality lots from other American collections will also be sold. “Bob Thompson represented the extensive dedication, scholarship and attention to detail that the antiquity community requires,” said Morris Khouli, owner of Palmyra Heritage, a New York City-based seller of ancient coins and antiquities.

PH image 2 Ancient Egyptian wood figure of the Official Middle Kingdom (circa 1900-1800 BC), about 10 ¼ inches tall, shown standing with his hands to his knees (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Mr. Khouli added, “Bob dedicated a substantial portion of his time to the acquisition, attribution and conservation of his collection. As is evident from the quality, artistic merit and historic interest of each artifact, Bob made worthy choices. It is the hope of Bob’s family, friends and heirs that serious collectors will find the same level of pleasure and accomplishment as he did as they browse the catalog and bid on his many fine items.” The auction will begin promptly at 11 am Eastern time and will be online-only, but lots can be previewed in Palmyra Heritage’s gallery at 1050 Second Avenue #16 in New York City. Click here to find out more.

PH image 3 Ancient Greek Cycladic marble head of an idol, circa 2500 BC, diminutive at just under two inches less stand, a lyre-shaped and convex head with broad cheeks (est. $200-$300).




Signed jewelry, important diamond pieces, watches at Fortuna’s Magnificent Jewels Auction, Dec. 12th

FA image 1 Important Van Cleef & Arpels 10.33-carat, emerald-cut diamond ring with D color and internally flawless clarity, in a platinum setting, with GIA report (est. $800,000-$1.1 million)

Fortuna, the fine jewelry auction house based in New York City, is preparing for another Magnificent Jewels Auction on Tuesday, December 12th, online and in the Fortuna showroom, at 608 Fifth Avenue, overlooking Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. This year’s event will offer some of the finest signed jewelry and important diamond pieces anywhere, featuring a rare Van Cleef & Arpels 10.33-carat D internally flawless diamond ring, an authentic Art Deco Cartier “tutti frutti” ladies’ dress watch, and many more exceptional pieces, all from the major jewelry houses. The auction has a 1 pm Eastern start time.

FA image 2 Cartier French panthere set consisting of a bangle, pair of earrings and ring, crafted out of 18kt yellow gold, pave-set with 22 carats total round cut diamonds (est. $70,000-$90,000)

Other highlights include a 5.04-carat emerald-cut diamond ring (est. $80,000-$95,000); an emerald sapphire diamond and pearl pendant necklace (est. $50,000-$70,000); a circa 1950s aquamarine and diamond bracelet (est. $6,000-$7,000); and a Cartier coral diamond and emerald flower brooch (est. $15,000-$25,000). A public viewing of all the lots will be held for six days – December 6th thru 11th – from 10 am to 6 pm. The day after the Magnificent Jewels Auction (on Wednesday, December 13th), Fortuna will hold a Galleria sale, online and live in the showroom, consisting of fine jewelry pieces at attractive price points. For more info, click here.

FA image 3 Pair of fancy vivid yellow diamond stud earrings featuring two perfectly matched square emerald-cut natural fancy vivid yellow diamonds, each 2.02 carats (est. $75,000-$90,000)





Every week, three days a week, Silver City Auctions holds an online numismatics sale, with other material

SC image 1 1882 $10 national currency banknote for the First National Bank of Liverpool, Ohio (charter #2146), one of only eight known, graded at PCGS 40PPQ (Dec. 12, est. $2,000-$2,300).

Each week, Silver City Auctions, based in Leipsic, Ohio, holds a three-day 500-lot rare coins and currency auction (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), which it hosts on its website, www.silvercityauctions.com. The auctions planned for December 12th, 13th and 14th are filled with key dates and numismatic rarities that would make great additions to an existing collection or wonderful stocking-stuffers for that coin-loving special someone on your gift-giving list. All auction lots are shipped via USPS within two business days upon receipt of payment or check clearance – in plenty of time for the holiday season.

SC image 2 1805 U.S. bust dime with graphic of an eagle on the reverse clutching arrows in one talon and olive branch with berries in the other, graded PCGS VG08 5 (Dec. 13, est. $675-$725)

Silver City Auctions is home to some of the finest numismatic rare coin auctions on the internet. With extensive experience dealing in rare coins, the experts at Silver City are able to bring some of the highest quality consignments to its bidders. In addition to rare coins, visitors to the website will find sports memorabilia, antiques and jewelry. This holiday season, all winning bidders who are billed $250 or more for any one invoice per auction between Dec. 5 and Dec. 14 will receive an NGC-graded modern coin for free. Silver City Auctions may be reached at (419) 943-2612, or by e-mail at info@silvercityauctions.com. Visit www.silvercityauctions.com.

SC image 3 Stunning example of an 1820 U.S. large date cent coin, graded PCGS MS-65 BN (Dec. 14, est. $2,250-$2,350).