Published: March 13, 2001
FAIRFIELD, ME. – James D. Julia conducted a Winter Estate Auction Saturday, March 3, featuring diverse rdf_Descriptions ranging from fine estate jewelry to a rare American print.
Top lot, the aforementioned print, titled “A Display of the United States,” by Amos Doolittle of New Haven, Conn., and dated 1791 fetched $20,125. The work maintained colorful watercolor highlights and was in very good condition with only a few minor defects.
Estate jewelry included a three-diamond ring with a total carat weight of 4.12 which brought $8,941.25, and a diamond line bracelet with five carats of diamonds which fetched $4,600.
In the furniture category, a signed J&J.W. Meeks marble top commode brought $3,450 and an Empire mahogany secretary with bookcase garnered $2,760. A number of collectible cameras were in the sale with top honors going to a Leica M3 which fetched $1,035.
Other highlights included $517 paid for an E. Howard Railroad chronometer pocket watch, part of a consignment of 75 pocket watches sold singly and in small lots. Guns and swords were led by an Ithaca double barrel shotgun having Wells Fargo markings, which brought in $1,380. Most of the swords ranged from $100 to $300. In the garden antiques category, a J.W. Fiske zinc statue of a Greek goddess brought $5,175.
All prices reflect a 15 percent buyer’s premium.
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