18ct gold Rolex Daytona Estimate £12,000-15,000 in November 27th Auction 2021


Michael Bowman's 27th November auction at Chudleigh Town Hall will feature a George V medal for bravery in the face of fire.  The silver Police Medal for Gallantry was awarded to PC Albert Turpin of Blackheath in April 1927.  His granddaughter has always believed that the incident involved rescuing a woman from a burning house.  It must have been a significant event, as he was also awarded a medal by the Society For The Protection of Life From Fire and given a citation by the Carnegie  Hero Fund Trust.  A copy from a family photo shows Constable Turpin proudly wearing his medals and great internet interest has been shown against an estimate of £700-1,000.


The jewellery section will include a natural 3.12 carat colour change Ceylon sapphire & diamond cluster ring.  This changes from blue in daylight to purple under incandescent light and has hopes of £2,000-3,000.  A pretty 1.25 carat diamond solitaire should attract £1,500-2,000.  A two carat diamond solitaire is not the whitest of stones, but offers great impact for those with a budget of between £2,500 and £3,000.  Another significant entry is the 17 carat emerald & diamond three stone ring carrying an estimate of £8,000-12,000.  An elegant ruby & diamond set platinum bracelet engraved with a 1939 presentation inscription expects admirers in the region of £4,000-6,000.


Several watches from a deceased Westcountry estate will be included.  The star attraction is undoubtedly the gent's 18ct gold Rolex Daytona Cosmograph wrist watch on leather bracelet strap which looks for £12,000-15,000.  This watch was dates to circa 2000 and was previously purchased at the auction in Chudleigh back in 2006!


The sale is on view at the Town Hall on Friday evening 4-7:3pm and from 10:30am on sale day up until the 2pm start.  For catalogues & enquiries tel

01626 324071   michaeljbowman@btconnect.com



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