Past Auction

Jewelry & Contents of Abandoned Safe Deposit Boxes

Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 10am EST |
New York
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Amber Beads Total $148,250

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  • Auction of Jewelry and Contents of Abandoned Safe Deposit Boxes on February 19, 2019
  • By Order of Bank of America
  • $148,250 Achieved for Group Lots of Amber Beads from the Estate of Linda Lee Johnson

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction on February 19, 2019 offered over 850 lots of jewelry, watches and gold coins, in addition to contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes by order of Bank of America. Showcased were stylish gold jewelry and pieces set with diamonds and other gemstones, as well as costume jewelry and accessories and numerous group lots.

With competitive bidding in the saleroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the auction totaled a successful $1,232,704, surpassing the estimate of $637,732- 915,640, with an impressive 95% sold by lot and 98% sold by value.

Amber Beads Total $148,250

Highlighting the sale was a series of group lots of amber beads from the Estate of Jewelry Designer Linda Lee Johnson that totaled a staggering $148,250. The market for amber has been soft for the past few years, yet the amber offerings in the auction attracted intense competition -- is this the start of a new trend? Jewelry from the Estate of Linda Lee Johnson is also featured in the Fine Jewelry auction on February 20.

An accomplished sculptor, Linda Lee Johnson studied jewelry making in the 1980s, and her creations were initially sold by Tiffany & Co. In 1989, she partnered with Barney’s and introduced the store’s first jewelry collection.  Read More About the Sale Results

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  • A Multi-Generational Western Pennsylvania Family
  • A Private California Collector
  • Bank of America
  • Estate of a New Jersey Lady
  • Estate of a Philadelphia Family
  • Estate of Alyce Kalin, Sarasota
  • Estate of an American Diplomat in Paris
  • Estate of DiAnne L. Sinn
  • Estate of Henrie Jo Barth
  • Estate of Howard S. Smith
  • Estate of Jack Weisenhunt of Dallas and Laguna Beach
  • Estate of James Chip Dale
  • Estate of Joan D. Martin
  • Estate of Patricia Sawaya
  • From an Oregon Family
  • From the Collection of the Late Lili St. Cyr
  • Property from an Old European Family
  • Property from the Estate of a Long Island Lady
  • Property from the Estate of Mary Jane Kenny to be Sold to Benefit the Bonaventura Devine Foundation
  • Property of a California Native
  • Property of a Colorado Gentleman
  • Property of a Cuban Family
  • Property of a Florida Collector
  • Property of a Lady
  • Property of a Miami Lady
  • Property of a New Jersey Private Collector
  • Property of a New York Collector
  • Property of a North Carolina Lady
  • Property of a Palos Verdes Lady
  • Property of a Santa Monica Collector
  • Property of an Elegant Lady from Boston
  • Property of an Old Locust Valley Family
  • Property of Pacific North West Family
  • Property of Sheldon and Judith Streisand
  • The Estate of Barbara Wainscott
  • The Estate of George and Laurette Podell
  • The Estate of Linda Lee Johnson
  • The Estate of Roxanne Wruble Rosoman
  • The property of Doyle New York

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