Past Auction

Jewelry & Contents of Abandoned Safe Deposit Boxes

Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 10am EST |
New York
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  • Sale of Jewelry and Contents of Abandoned Safe Deposit Boxes on February 20, 2018
  • By Order of Bank of America
  • Including Property from the Estate of Famed Broadway Actress and Singer Barbara Cook

NEW YORK, NY -- On February 20, 2018, Doyle held an auction Jewelry and Contents of Abandoned Safe Deposit Boxes by Order of Bank of America. The sale offered jewelry, including many group lots, comprising gold jewelry and pieces set with diamonds and other gemstones, as well as costume jewelry.

A special section of the sale was devoted to stage and fashion jewelry from the estate of famed Broadway actress and singer Barbara Cook. Ms. Cook’s silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence delighted audiences around the world for more than fifty years. Considered “Broadway’s favorite ingenue” during the heyday of the Broadway musical, she subsequently launched a second career and achieved international fame as a concert singer.  Read More

With competitive bidding in the saleroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the February 20 sale totaled $936,441 against an estimate of $664,032-945,295, with an exceptional 89% sold by lot and 97% sold by value.

On February 21, Doyle held an auction of Fine Jewelry that totaled over $2 million.  Read More

All prices include the buyer's premium.

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  • A New York Private Estate
  • A Private Collection
  • Bank of America
  • Estate of a Mexico City Family
  • Estate of a New York Lady
  • Estate of Barbara Cohen
  • Estate of Debra Zelazny
  • Estate of Dorthy Leonard
  • Estate of Elinor Steinhart
  • Estate of Madelyn O. Biggs
  • Estate of Ruth Bermant
  • Estate of the Kolstier Family
  • Estate of the Litchfield Family
  • Estate of Thea Petschek Iervolino
  • From a Private Palm Beach Collection
  • From a Santa Monica Collection
  • Property from a New York City Private Estate
  • Property from a Newport, Rhode Island Collector
  • Property from a San Diego Private Collection
  • Property from an International Collector
  • Property from Julia Child's Family
  • Property from the Estate of a New York Private Collector
  • Property of a Bel Air Resident
  • Property of a Calabasas Family
  • Property of a Distinguished New York Family
  • Property of a Lady
  • Property of a Pennsylvania Collector
  • Property of an Old Southern California Family
  • The Estate of Barbara Cook
  • The James P. and Joan M. Warburg Collection
  • The Lindgren Family Collection
  • The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection
  • The property of Doyle New York

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