Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Horological Collections and Jewelry at Live Auction

*This auction has ended. Next Live Auction takes place on Sunday, October 1, 2017.


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(Fourth video added 5/10/17!)

All Lots sold with No Reserves, No Buyer’s Premium and No Sales Tax

Auction Overview:

George Pappas from Eliot, Maine has decided to liquidate his 30-year collection of railroad watches, wind indicators, a small but fine grouping of Patek and Vacheron and Constantin and a number of deck watches and marine chronometers.  We are so honored to be chosen to do this for him and his lovely wife.  And we also get to sell some of Mrs. Pappas’ fine jewelry!

The auction also featured a small number of 18th century bracket and lantern clocks from Dorset, Vermont’s George H. Long, a gifted collector and lecturer of early clocks.  Mr. Long’s interest in clocks began on a foreign assignment in England in the 1980s, when his good wife proclaimed that she would like to take home a London Mahogany Long Case Clock. During his search for it, he almost fainted at the price!  Their investigation into cheaper clocks sparked an interest in the engineering, creative and artistic side of Mr. Long. And so ensued a lifelong romance with clocks.  His first purchase was, of course, a London Mahogany Long Case Clock (1770), as well as some others. Over the years, Mr. Long collected English, French and American Clocks, all unique in some way, and some with a story to tell.  Now with a move and some downsizing, Mr. Long and his wife are ready to part with some clocks to auction, hoping that they will each find a good home with Jones & Horan’s clients and friends.

The auction also contained two lots from the collection of Edward C. Fechter, former Mechanical Superintendent of Hamilton and long-time employee of the Hamilton Watch Company.