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Starting Bid:
$2,300.00 (Includes 15% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:00:00 PM)
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Auction #208 - Part II
Item numbers 1278 through 3040 in auction 208
Value Code:
L - $2,000 to $5,000 Help Icon
Item Description
From 1934 in stark black and white enamel and brilliant silver luster. Band is a non-adjustable size 9 and inner surface carries symbol of the ring maker Uncas. The interior band does not say "Made In U.S.A." which was added to those rings intended for Canadian distribution. Our last Near Mint example in Auction #199 exceeded $10,000. While overall we grade this example as Fine Plus, in fact the top of the ring to the naked eye appears NM. The worst of the wear is limited to a .25" short segment at the very bottom of the ring band. A near microscopic bit of silver is off this quarter inch long narrow band and its edges are just a trifle rough to the touch. The exterior silver luster on the ring remains over 98% intact. On the ring top there are two tiny enamel flakes off the outer edge but nothing that reveals underlying metal nor is even large enough to see from about eight inches or so away. Under magnification about 15% of the silvering is off the top border and skull. Without magnification this loss is nearly invisible. Overall Fine, but displaying Near Mint. The Hake Pop Culture guide current values for the ring alone are: Good $2,500; Fine $6,000; VF $10,000; N. Mint $16,000. The consignor has set an extremely reasonable opening bid for a ring of this rarity. Well above average condition.
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