EstateOfMind’s online auction on February 5 will feature original works of art, fine jewelry, watches,…

Watercolor winter landscape signed by Sven Rasmussen Svendsen (Ill./Norway, 1864-1945), dated ’96, 15 ½ inches by 21 ½ inches.
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MIDDLETOWN, NY – EstateOfMind’s first major auction event of 2022 will be an online-only affair scheduled for Saturday, February 5, starting at 11 a.m. EST. The sale will be an offering of fine jewelry, coins, watches and decorative accessories from prominent estates, bank vaults and family heirloom collections; online auctions are conducted through

Included will be 9-24 karat gold and sterling jewelry, from ancient to modern; high quality Morgan silver dollars; other coins and currencies; 19th and 20th century estate pocket watches and wristwatches; and over 25 violin bows from famous manufacturers. Previews will take place from January 31 to February 4 by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 845-386-4403. Masks are mandatory.

“This auction is scheduled for nine days before Valentine’s Day, which should give dealers and collectors plenty of time to have their purchases shipped to them,” said Darrell Dirr, owner of EstateOfMind. “I wouldn’t exactly call it a mixed auction, but we have over nine pounds of gold jewelry and about thirty pounds of sterling jewelry that will be auctioned in large lots.”

19th century oil on panel depicting a mother fox and her cubs, 5 inches by 10 inches, illegibly signed with graphite numerals and writing on verso.
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The jewelry category will be highlighted by a diamond necklace set in 9kt yellow gold Georgian style with approximately 7 carats of fully cut diamonds; an Art Deco 14k yellow gold diamond ring with approximately 4 carats of mine-cut diamonds; and a set of Indian necklace and earrings in 22 karat yellow gold with natural pearls and red coral from the 1960s weighing a total of 115 grams.

Watches will include an Alphonse Matile-Geneva 18k yellow gold hunting case pocket watch with case hinge, “presented to Thomas Mooney by Charles A. Schultz on December 25, 1882”; a unisex Vacheron & Constantin for LeCoultre watch in 14 kt white gold with a mysterious dial and diamonds circa 1960; a circa 1940 14k gold Movado wristwatch; and an 18k yellow gold Rolex women’s watch from circa 1950.

Mid-Century Modern Stork Sculpture by Gabriella Binazzi (Italian, 20th Century), silver over brass and shell, 22 ½ inches tall.
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The 30+ high quality Morgan silver dollars will include an 1886-P, MS64 graduated and an 1879-S, MS64 graduated. Other coins will include a 1928-P Peace silver dollar, graduated MS64; a 1911-D Indian Head Quarter Eagle gold coin ($2½); a lot of four printed Indian gold coins, including quarter and half eagles (1908, 1909, 1915 and 1908) and a 1798 Liberty silver dollar.

Decorative accessories will include a rare and unusual Gucci evening bag circa 1984 with an enamelled crystal snake head clasp and an original invoice to the previous owner with Gucci papers; ancient perfumes; circa 1960 Gorham Sterling Silver Corinthian Column Candlesticks, 12 ¼ inches tall; a large Gorham sterling covered soup tureen circa 1910, 10 inches wide; and Waterman fountain pens.

Violin bows will come from makers such as GA Moyer, Valoni, EH Roth, Voirin, Karl Beck, Karl Herman, Dorfler, Carl Suss, J. Richter, Tubbs, Homa, Weldlich and HR Pfretzshner. Other items of interest will include a 1930/40 Air King Model A-600 Catlin/Bakelite radio; Victorian canes; and circa 1960 Mid-Century Modern Stork Shell Sculpture by Binazzi, 21 inches tall.

Returning to jewelry, there will also be a set of necklace and chandelier earrings in 22-karat yellow gold and Indian Burmese rubies, circa 1960s, with approximately 15 carats of Burmese rubies; a 22/24 kt yellow gold Indian necklace and bangle set, circa 1970s; and a 14k white gold and diamond Art Deco ring set with a large aquamarine over 25 carats, circa 1950s or 1960s.

Additional wristwatches will include a circa 1920 platinum and diamond Art Deco watch with 3 carats of sparkling white European cut diamonds; a 1940s Gallet stainless steel watch with chronograph dial; a Tiffany & Co. ladies’ watch in 14k yellow gold; an Illinois Sangamo 23j watch; an Omega Seamaster wristwatch from around 1960; a Helbros chronograph circa 1940; a 19th century Swiss steel chronograph pocket watch with fancy dial, size 18; and a large number of watch parts.

More from the coin category will include a 1798 Flowing Hair silver dollar; a rare 1890 proof minted with an Indian head penny, graduated PF-65; a 1909 VDB Lincoln cent, graduated MS-64; a set of two silver Morgan dollars (one 1878-S 7 Tail Feathers dollar and one 1921-P dollar); fine collections of VAM and Carson City silver dollars; and Federal Reserve $1,000 and $500 notes, 1934.

Back to jewelry, items of note will include an ancient bracelet with a large piece of amber from the Jurassic period (101-145 million years ago); four sets of Baltic amber necklaces, including a set of five caramel amber necklaces from the 19th and 20th centuries; a figurative cat and mouse brooch in cold painted 14k yellow gold and sterling silver from 20th century Vienna, hallmarked; a 19th century Victorian Baltic egg yolk amber necklace, 3.3 oz; as well as a large box with lots of modern sterling silver jewelry.

Silver lovers will be treated to a rare Tompkins & Black Ball silver water pitcher, circa 1850, weighing 36.9 oz.; a large sterling soup tureen weighing 84 ounces; Gorham Lancaster sterling silver cutlery; a sterling silver bowl from a Tiffany & Company manufacturer; and a Fairfax pattern of Gorham sterling silver flatware for twelve. Also on sale will be fine Waterford crystal and a Bradley & Hubbard lamp fitting.

EstateOfMind was officially born in 2009 after more than 20 years of providing real estate services through a former company, American Antiques & Fine Art. Owner and President Darrell Dirr, owner of art, antiques and real estate sales businesses, holds a Certificate of Recognition. Mr. Dirr was nominated by the OCDSS for being a valued PSA community partner for 20 years.

EstateOfMind is still accepting quality submissions for future auctions. To inquire about consigning an item, estate, or collection, you can call them at 845-386-4403; or, you can email To learn more about EstateOfMind and the online-only auction scheduled for Saturday, February 5, please visit

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