Look at the lot descriptions for the Jewelry & Contents of Abandoned Safe Deposit Boxes auction presented by Doyle, and you won’t find a lot of information. Unlike other auctions, where the appeal is bidding on pieces made by memorable artists, the charm of Doyle’s upcoming auction is the unknown. Every day, people leave their belongings in safe deposit boxes. The uncertainty of life means that some of those people eventually leave those valuables behind, often including their most cherished possessions. While this auction is not for everybody, it is a good fit for those interested in these untold stories.
The auction of abandoned safe deposit boxes is split into two days. Session 1 begins on August 14th and includes lots 1-116 and 1001-1600. Session 2 begins on August 15th and includes lots 1601-2195. The pieces with the highest estimated value include a rare kunzite and diamond pendant. Kunzite is a pink or light purple gem. There is no condition report on this piece, but bidders can request a condition report for this or any other lot here.
Another notable lot is a collection of five gold wristwatches and one additional watch dial. The watches have the following signatures on their dials: Baume & Mercier, Bueche Girod, Perle, and Lucien Piccard & Gruen. Speaking of watches, a limited edition “Tribute to Calypso” Cousteau Divers watch is available in this auction. Watches from this limited-edition collection contain wood from the famous research vessel, the Calypso, below the dial. Register to bid and view each lot on Doyle’s website.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (1306)
# of Lots:1306
Price Range:$40 - $8,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Four High Karat Gold Coin and Gold Pendants and Three Chain Necklaces
|White Gold, Kunzite and Diamond Pendant
|Group of Two-Color Gold, Platinum, Low Karat Gold, Diamond and Gem-Set Rings
|Five Gold Wristwatches and Watch
|Stainless Steel and Wood Cousteau Divers \\\'Tribute to Calypso\\\' Chronograph Wristwatch, International Watch Co.