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Auction Description for J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC: The Elsner Estate Auction
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The Elsner Estate Thursday June 27th, 2013 @ 11AM 10345 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85253 (480) 496-2212 www.jlevines.com Ralph W. Elsner was one the first Motorola executives West of the Mississippi and the first Vice President of the Government Electronics Division in Scottsdale. He and the Motorola community which he lead, were instrumental in the establishment of the "Lifestyle" of the 50's, and especially that of Scottsdale. Quite a pioneer in the electronics division, friend to Barry Goldwater, acquaintance and possessor of a working relationship with Gerald Ford, and guest Executive at NASA for the launch of Apollo 11. Don't miss Mr. Elsner collection at auction. It features an amazing assortment of antiques, very rare to find in this part of the country. Featuring - 18th & 19th Century Furniture, 1993 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II, Nautical Devices with a Ship's Chronometer Collection, Antique Clocks with a splendid Carriage Clock Collection, Continental Thermometers, a Bronze Mermaid Garden Architectural Fountain.... Preview Wednesday June 26th, 1PM - 7PM Auction Catalog will be posted online for absentee bidding. Phone bidding will be available. This auction will be subject to a 13% Buyers Premium. (3% discount for cash) There is a 15% for phone bidders. 15% for Live Internet Bidding Terms: Cash, Check with Proper ID, Visa, Master Card, Discover & Paypal.
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The Elsner Estate Thursday June 27th, 2013 @ 11AM 10345 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85253 (480) 496-2212 www.jlevines.com Ralph W. Elsner was one the first Motorola executives West of the Mississippi and the first Vice President of the Government Electronics Division in Scottsdale. He and the Motorola community which he lead, were instrumental in the establishment of the "Lifestyle" of the 50's, and especially that of Scottsdale. Quite a pioneer in the electronics division, friend to Barry Goldwater, acquaintance and possessor of a working relationship with Gerald Ford, and guest Executive at NASA for the launch of Apollo 11. Don't miss Mr. Elsner collection at auction. It features an amazing assortment of antiques, very rare to find in this part of the country. Featuring - 18th & 19th Century Furniture, 1993 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II, Nautical Devices with a Ship's Chronometer Collection, Antique Clocks with a splendid Carriage Clock Collection, Continental Thermometers, a Bronze Mermaid Garden Architectural Fountain.... Preview Wednesday June 26th, 1PM - 7PM Auction Catalog will be posted online for absentee bidding. Phone bidding will be available. This auction will be subject to a 13% Buyers Premium. (3% discount for cash) There is a 15% for phone bidders. 15% for Live Internet Bidding Terms: Cash, Check with Proper ID, Visa, Master Card, Discover & Paypal.

The Elsner Estate Auction

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

Platinum House

377 lots with images

June 27, 2013

Live Auction

10345 North Scottsdale Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ, 85253 USA

Phone: (480) 496-2212

Fax: (480) 889-5520

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Fusee Pocket Watch

Lot 1: Fusee Pocket Watch

Description: Antique fusee movement c. late 18th-early 19th century

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Appleton Tracy American Watch Pocket Watch

Lot 2: Appleton Tracy American Watch Pocket Watch

Description: A key wind watch - lot accompanied by key

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Elgin Pocket Watch

Lot 3: Elgin Pocket Watch

Description: Gold filled Elgin with pristine porcelain face.

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Sandoz Patent Lever Pocket Watch

Lot 4: Sandoz Patent Lever Pocket Watch

Description: Key wind watch with key attached, 13 jewels

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Minerva Stop Watch

Lot 5: Minerva Stop Watch

Description: Inscribed Arizona A.A.U. on the reverse, runs well

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Venner A19 Stop Watch
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PAIR Gruen & Omage Man's Wristwatches

Lot 7: PAIR Gruen & Omage Man's Wristwatches

Description: Chevrolet metal casting plants sentiment engraved on the reverse of the Omega watch

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McDougall's Special Sterling Pocket Watch

Lot 8: McDougall's Special Sterling Pocket Watch

Description: C.W.C. sterling case, a few small hairlines to dial, running and keeping time

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Excelsior Stop Watch

Lot 9: Excelsior Stop Watch

Description: Good working condition

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Illinois Elgin Pocket Watch

Lot 10: Illinois Elgin Pocket Watch

Description: Illinois Watch case with Elgin movement, running and keeping time, a few small hairlines to the porcelain dial

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Swiss

Lot 11: Swiss "Huit Rubis" Pocket Watch

Description: 8 jewels pocket watch, probably Swiss

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Ingraham Viceroy Pocket Watch

Lot 12: Ingraham Viceroy Pocket Watch

Description: Running and keeping time

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Elgin Railroad Pocket Watch

Lot 13: Elgin Railroad Pocket Watch

Description: Running and keeping time, hands won't adjust

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Illinois Bunn Pocket Watch

Lot 14: Illinois Bunn Pocket Watch

Description: Running and keeping time, hands won't adjust

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Junghans Stop Watch
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Hamilton Pocket Watch

Lot 16: Hamilton Pocket Watch

Description: Running and keeping time, hands won't adjust

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Sevens Seas Nautical Pocket Watch
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Mystery Pocket Watch

Lot 18: Mystery Pocket Watch

Description: Hairspring broken, no crystal

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Seth Thomas Pocket Watch

Lot 19: Seth Thomas Pocket Watch

Description: Not running, hands won't adjust, hairlines to the dial

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Illinois Pocket Watch

Lot 20: Illinois Pocket Watch

Description: Not running, hands won't adjust

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Ball Pocket Watch

Lot 21: Ball Pocket Watch

Description: Running but hands won't adjust

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Columbia Coin Silver Pocket Watch
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Charmer Swiss .900 Pocket Watch

Lot 23: Charmer Swiss .900 Pocket Watch

Description: Not running or adjustable

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Waltham Pocket Watch

Lot 24: Waltham Pocket Watch

Description: Key wind, no key present

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Hamley Sterling Pocket Watch

Lot 25: Hamley Sterling Pocket Watch

Description: Case hallmarked, Hamley, Duke Street, St. James c.1845

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E. Sandoz Pocket Watch

Lot 26: E. Sandoz Pocket Watch

Description: Sandoz Chaux-de-fonds patent lever 15 jewels, key wind, no key present, repaired in 1902

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Waltham Lever Sterling Pocket Watch

Lot 27: Waltham Lever Sterling Pocket Watch

Description: Key wind, no key present, hallmarked case Birmingham c.19th cen.

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Mystery Pocket Watch

Lot 28: Mystery Pocket Watch

Description: No winding stem, rear cover needs reattachment

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14K Lord Elgin Pocket Watch

Lot 29: 14K Lord Elgin Pocket Watch

Description: 14K Lord Elgin pocket watch, non-working overwound condition

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French Carriage Clock - MAPPIN & WEBB

Lot 30: French Carriage Clock - MAPPIN & WEBB

Description: Non chime, key present, approx 5 by 3 by 2 inches, beveled glass, brushed brass. Part of a great estate collection of carriage clocks.

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French Carriage Clock w/Key & Chime

Lot 31: French Carriage Clock w/Key & Chime

Description: Turn of the Century, chime, key present, approx 7.5 by 4 by 4 inches, beveled glass, brass. Top engraved with date 18th February 1901. Part of a great estate collection of carriage clocks.

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French Carriage Clock - Alarm Repeater ca. 1880

Lot 32: French Carriage Clock - Alarm Repeater ca. 1880

Description: Repeater, Ca. 1880, key present, approx 6.25 by 3 by 3.5 inches, beveled glass, brushed brass. Some cracking to the top of the dial and some loss to the beveled glass (see photos.) Part of a great estate collection of carriage clocks.

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French Carriage Clock - Travel Alarm w/Case

Lot 33: French Carriage Clock - Travel Alarm w/Case

Description: Fantastic little travel variation, keys present, outer case is approx 6.25 by 3 by 3.5 inches for perspective, clock case is brass. Part of a great estate collection of carriage clocks.

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American Carriage Clock - Waterbury Clock Company

Lot 34: American Carriage Clock - Waterbury Clock Company

Description: Gold gilt finish, beveled glass front, travel version with alarm, blind man push button. Not running. Case is approx 7.5 by 4.5 by 3.5 inches for perspective. Part of a great estate collection of carriage clocks.

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French Carriage Clock - Traveler w/Case

Lot 35: French Carriage Clock - Traveler w/Case

Description: French Travel, key present, beveled glass, travel outer case is approx 5 by 3 by 4 inches for perspective, clock case is brass. Part of a great estate collection of carriage clocks.

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French Carriage Clock - Round Form w/Key

Lot 36: French Carriage Clock - Round Form w/Key

Description: Turn of the Century, non-chime, key present, approx 6 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter, beveled glass, brass. One small loss to a corner of the beveled glass. Part of a great estate collection of carriage clocks.

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French Carriage Clock - Gilt Traveler

Lot 37: French Carriage Clock - Gilt Traveler

Description: Non chime, no key present, but tested and running, travel case is approx 6 by 3.5 by 4 inches, beveled glass, brass. Part of a great estate collection of carriage clocks.

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Carriage / Mantel Zodiac Clock

Lot 38: Carriage / Mantel Zodiac Clock

Description: Quite an unusual find: zodiac dial, Gold gilt feet, barley twist crystal pillars. Part of a great estate collection of carriage clocks. Measures 18 by 9 by 14 inches. Black lacquer has crackleur.

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A Carriage Clock & Barometer Combination #1

Lot 39: A Carriage Clock & Barometer Combination #1

Description: A wonderful desk combination, (no key present) case is approx 8.5 by 3 by 4 inches for perspective, case is steel & brass. Part of a great estate collection of carriage clocks.

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A Carriage Clock & Barometer Combination #2

Lot 40: A Carriage Clock & Barometer Combination #2

Description: A wonderful desk combination, includes key, case is approx 7.5 by 3 by 4 inches for perspective, case is brass. Part of a great estate collection of carriage clocks.

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Lot of 3 Sun Clocks

Lot 41: Lot of 3 Sun Clocks

Description: Lot of 3 sun clocks, one in original box.

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Antique Pendulum Weight Driven Clock

Lot 42: Antique Pendulum Weight Driven Clock

Description: Antique pendulum weight driven clock with repousse sheet brass accents, the dial reading "Laparra, aine a Lesparre", weights, winding key and pendulum present but not shown in photo

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Gustov Becker Vienna Regulator Wall Clock

Lot 43: Gustov Becker Vienna Regulator Wall Clock

Description: Antique pendulum weight driven wood cased clock measuring approx. 39" tall. With coil chime. Movement serial #142764.

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Westclox 8 Day Alarm Clock

Lot 44: Westclox 8 Day Alarm Clock

Description: Westclox 8 day jeweled alarm clock

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Westclox Nickel Big Ben Alarm Clock

Lot 45: Westclox Nickel Big Ben Alarm Clock

Description: Westclox nickel plated Big Ben alarm clock c.1925

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Westclox Big Ben Alarm Clock

Lot 46: Westclox Big Ben Alarm Clock

Description: Westclox Big Ben Deluxe alarm clock

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Banjo Wall Clock, attributed to Simon Willard

Lot 47: Banjo Wall Clock, attributed to Simon Willard

Description: Federal style banjo wall clock attributed to Simon Willard, Boston c.1800-1825 measuring 34" tall

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Jay Strongwater Jeweled Enamel Desk Clock

Lot 48: Jay Strongwater Jeweled Enamel Desk Clock

Description: A signed Jay Strongwater jeweled enamel floral and leaf desk clock with a bee measuring 4.5" wide by 3.75" tall and in pristine condition, running and keeping time.

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Antique Victorian Opera Glasses, Jumelles Mars

Lot 49: Antique Victorian Opera Glasses, Jumelles Mars

Description: Folding opera glasses with original leather case, Btees FRANCE. ETRANGER. Glasses fold flat and when opened can slide apart for sight adjustment. In good condition and the glass is clear and unscratched. Folded they measure approx. 4" x 2.75" x 0.25" thick.

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Barometer / Compass, Circa 1840, Stockholm

Lot 50: Barometer / Compass, Circa 1840, Stockholm

Description: Antique pocket barometer / compass, hinged case, enameled dial marked Philip Gottschalk, Stockholm. No cracks or chips to either the dial or the two crystals, (both crystals have a beveled edge). Measures approx. 2" diameter x 1.25" thick. Some wear to case.

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