What is the Value? November 2015

Trash, Treasures & Trends! ™

Ask Carolyn Remmey

QUESTION: I have a pocket watch  I want you to sell for my family.  Can you tell me something about it and the value you would hope to realize in  one of your auctions.  I am attaching a few pictures.

q2ry_mei104_002 q2ry_mei104_003 q2ry_mei104_002

ANSWER: The markings on this watch are very apparent,
E. Howard  & Co.  206511. 14K yellow gold pocket watch,  Dueber 1499973.  A very fine watch for the time period last half of the 19th century.  Dueber Co.  in Ohio made the case  and the   E. Howard Co. Boston completed the watch for sale.  The watch has a second hand sweep and with its face cover is considered a hunt case watch.  It would bring $750-1500 in one our auctions.

QUESTION : I have this diamond wedding set that I must sell from my cousins estate   can you give me some info on it and the amount that it might bring at auction?


ANSWER:.  The Engagement Ring mounting is cast in Platinum. Ring is set with one round brilliant full cut diamond center stone. Center diamond is custom set in a 4 prong, open-back setting. Wedding Ring: Band mounting is cast in Platinum. Band is set with a total of (3x) Baguette Cut Diamonds. Diamonds are all custom set in open-back, shared bar style settings. Ring size is 8.25.  It should bring about  $10,000 at auction



CAROLYN REMMEY is the Principal Appraiser of Remmey Antiques and Fine Art, an international appraisal, personal property consulting and brokerage firm.   Carolyn Remmey is a lecturer and writer, an expert on downsizing, estate sales and auctioneering.  She has been a participating appraiser on “The Antiques Roadshow” and the “History Channel”, and is a member of the Appraisal Association of America.  She is always happy to answer your questions and inquiries.  Please mail your inquiries with photos(photos can not be returned due to the time limitations of the staff) to Carolyn Remmey Antiques and Fine Arts, P.O. Box 197, New Vernon, NJ  07976, or email to:  remmey@remmeyappraisers.com