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April 2, 2013

Old American classic car auction prices rising faster than equity markets

Collector car market is proving to be a safe haven investment in recent years according to the following recent news articles:

  • Classic car market is becoming strong for sellers (Newsday)
  • Since 2010, the average price of collectible Ferrari’s is up more than 70 percent, according to Hagerty, the collectible-car insurer and valuation … (CNBC.com)
  • The value of classic cars has increased by an incredible 400 per cent in just ten years, according to new data revealed today. (MotorTorque)

Similar evidence regarding recent price strength can be seen by looking at prices realized at Barrett-Jackson, Mecum, and Branson Auctions.

We have recently sold a desirable Cougar convertible  and Ferrari 328.

Now we are proud to offer up for auction in May 2013  a 1957 Ford Thunderbird “E” convertible for sale ( lot 400a)

  • only has 78,000 miles with both hard and soft top!
  • Vin: E7FH395571
  • original 312CI/270HP V8 dual quad engine
  • auto transmission
  • Kelsey Hays wire wheels & original hubcaps
  • original radio
  • colonial white & red interior

“Nail the Hammer Price”  Contest

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You can show off your classic car market skills and win a $75 gift card by playing the May 4th 2013 “Nail the Hammer Price”  Contest

  • Simply guess what the exact hammer price realized for this 1957 T-bird convertible (lot 400a)
  • Submit your hammer price guess along with your name & email address in the comment field below ( no later than May 4th at 11AM EST)
  • The winner will be notified via email by May 6th 2013 at 3PM EST
  • If nobody guessed the exact hammer price then the contestant with the closest guess will win $50 (notified via email by May 6th 2013 at 3PM EST)
  • all entry’s will be kept confidential
  • one entry per contestant
  • no purchase necessary
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Good luck!

1957 t-bird radio ad

 

March 5, 2013

14kt white gold diamond tennis bracelet and princess necklace are selling for a discounted price at an online jewelry auction Lot 295 & 395.

Filed under: Just walked in the door — Jeff Jameson @ 5:06 pm

White gold diamond tennis bracelet and princess necklace are selling for a discounted price at an online jewelry auction Lot 295 & 395. 14kt white gold diamond tennis bracelet and princess necklace are selling for a discounted price at an online jewelry auction Lot 295 & 395.  Exquisite  white gold diamond tennis bracelet featuring 40 round brilliant cut diamonds (~8 carats total) & princess necklace featuring ~3 + carats of diamonds in graduated design.

We usually have women and men white gold jewelry rings, wedding/engagement bands, earrings, and chains of varying purity (10kt, 14 kt, 18kt) and sometimes accompanied with diamonds.
Here you can find our current white gold jewelry on sale

Here is an interesting trend shown in completed online white gold jewelry auctions that reflects the big price changes over the past 7 years.

Patek Philippe watch gold 18kt Geneve selling at auction

patek philippe 18kt (carat) solid gold watch is selling for a discounted price at an online jewelry auction Lot 311.

patek philippe gold watch

patek philippe 18 Karat gold watch

We usually have  women and men gold watches of varying purity (9kt, 14 kt, 18kt) and varying colors like rose, yellow and white gold sometimes accompanied with diamonds , functional design is often Swiss or chronograph, or quartz  ).  The gold watch manufacturers such as Movado, Citizen, Cartier, Invicta & Bulova will vary in each auction.  Here you can find our current Gold watches on sale

Here is an interesting trend shown in completed online Gold watch auctions  that reflects the big price changes over the past 7 years.

 

 

February 27, 2013

Antique Waterford crystal chandelier up for Auction

We usually have  Waterford crystal (glasses, vases, bowls, flutes, lamps, ornaments, clocks) in our upcoming auctions.  The Waterford crystal  patterns & designs that are on sale will vary in each auction.  You can find our current Waterford crystal on sale here

We are excited to have A Rare Antique Waterford crystal chandelier up for sale on 3/5/2013 lot 398

 

Click here to see the detailed description & picture along with current price .

 

August 17, 2012

Gentlemen Prefer Stickpins

Filed under: Just walked in the door — Cheryl Todd @ 5:17 pm

A Dandy way to be Dapper is to adorn your necktie with a Victorian Era Stickpin

In preparation for this month’s Stickpin Auction, on August 28th we wanted to share a little bit of history of The Stickpin.  The auction is online only, and features one person’s ENTIRE COLLECTION.  This is an exciting opportunity for Pot Of Gold and our bidders, so don’t miss out on your chance to own a piece of Victorian History!  Click here to read a wonderful article on the history of these little lovelies.

It begins: Stickpins are a fascinating subject for study and more importantly a wonderful object to collect and to wear. They are a very personal form of adornment and reflect in a subtle way the personality and taste of the wearer.The wearing of stickpins began as a practical method of securing the voluminous neckwear, that was worn, both as a practical way of keeping warm and protecting the shirt from the debris of careless eaters, but also as part of the fine feathers of the strutting gentlemen peacocks of the eighteenth century…

January 20, 2012

Autograph Mania

Filed under: Just walked in the door — Cassie @ 1:51 pm

Have you ever dreamed of owning, or at least being within reach, of a baseball signed by Baseball Legends like Babe Ruth or Cy Young?? Well you are in luck! Last week we had 22 AUTHENTICATED autographed baseballs, photographs, programs, and more, walk in the door for consignment! All of the items will be up for auction on February 7th, 2012! Here is the link to the items: http://azfirearms.auctionflex.com/showlots.ap?co=10355&weid=21056&weiid=7873242&archive=n&keyword=zb4527&lso=lotnumasc&pagenum=1&lang=En

These items come from a personal collection, and each item has been professionally authenticated and certified by such prominent and reputable services as the AAU of “Pawn Stars” fame.

July 13, 2011

Just walked in the door….

Filed under: Just walked in the door — Cassie @ 5:54 pm

This wonderful model ship just walked in the door for consignment! Look for this item in an upcoming auction.

Great conversation piece… “Oh this old thing, I got it at Pot Of Gold Estate Auctions for only….”

 
 
 
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