EstateOfMind's Online Pre-Valentine's Day Auction, Feb. 11, is Packed with Jewelry, Silver, Watches, Coins, Bronzes, etc

Those seeking a perfect gift for that special someone are certain to find what they’re looking for, starting at 11 am Eastern time. The sale is online. Absentee and phone bids will be accepted. 

Middletown, NY, Jan 12, 2023 --
EstateOfMind’s annual pre-Valentine’s Day auction, on Saturday, February 11th, features 350 lots of fine estate jewelry, watches, coins, silver, bronzes, portrait miniatures, sports memorabilia and decorative accessories. Lovers seeking a perfect gift for that special someone will be certain to find what they’re looking for, starting at 11 am Eastern time.

The auction will be held online, via Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Live, in-person previews will be held by appointment only at EstateOfMind, located at 195 Derby Road in Middletown. To schedule an appointment, call (845) 386-4403, or send an email to 

The estate jewelry category will be highlighted by a circa 1929 3.07-carat diamond and platinum engagement ring; a circa 1940 Art Deco 2.75-carat diamond ring set in platinum with a princess cut center stone and 1.40-carat diamond side stones; and a very rare, circa 1910-1920 Art Deco Pailin natural blue sapphire and diamond evening ring set in platinum with GIA report.

Also offered will be a circa 1920-1930 Art Deco 1.05-carat emerald cut platinum and diamond ring; an exceptional circa 1940-1950 enameled 14kt diamond, emerald and ruby bumblebee cocktail ring; a rare 17th or 18th century French/Spanish 18kt filigree crucifix “Croix du Pardon” (cross of forgiveness); and a lovely 19th century Edwardian 14kt fire opal pendant (or brooch). 

Wristwatches will feature a rare, circa 1940 Kingston moon phase chronograph; a circa 1960 Omega 14kt automatic watch; a circa 1940 Movado 18kt rose gold tank wristwatch; a circa 1970 Baum & Mercier 18kt Classima wristwatch; a circa 1970/1980 Corum 18kt Classic wristwatch; and large lots of assorted 19th and 20th century fobs, to include Masonic, advertising and 18kt. 

Pocket watches will also come up for bid. Examples include a rare, 18th century 18kt Begay-a-Paris erotic automaton pocket watch with fusée movement; an early 19th century English 18kt fancy face pocket watch; a Waltham 14kt Riverside 19j model; and large lots of pocket watches, including some with Wheeler & Bartlett movements. Also sold will be 14kt gold pocket knife fobs. 

The silver category will feature a circa 1950 London sterling four-piece tea set; a circa 1940 Gorham flatware service for twelve in the Sovereign pattern; a pair of circa 1736 London sterling berry spoons; a large, circa 1792 Edinburgh sterling stuffing spoon; a pair of circa 1940 Whiting salad servers in the Princess Ingrid pattern; and a circa 1920 pair of Stieff sterling fruit spoons. 

Coins and currency, always a hit with collectors, will include a 1703 Great Britain silver 6-D Virgo Bay coin, graded XF-45; an 1854 1-dollar Gold Princess coin; assorted uncirculated Morgan silver dollars; and large lots of assorted US proof sets and silver certificates/U.S. notes. 

Decorative accessories will feature a huge collection of Lladro porcelain figurines; a presentation oyster burl traveling desk (“William M. Gibson”, Dyce Free Church, 1876); a fine selection of 18th-20th century portrait miniatures; a gorgeous 19th or 20th century classical bronze nude signed “E. (Ernst) Seger” (German, 1868-1939); 19th or 20th century Herend porcelain golden pheasants; a pair of circa 1820 classical dore bronze candlesticks; and a selection of vintage fountain pens. 

Sports memorabilia will include a Mickey Mantle 1956 baseball card, Ex-NM; signed baseball cards, including Tom Seaver (circa 1984); vintage circa 1930 baseball mitts; a circa 1930 vintage football helmet; large lots of vintage baseball cards; a Mets team-signed baseball, circa 1974, with COA; three ring binders filled with baseball cards, including a rookie 1984 Don Mattingly card, graded Gem-Mint; and a circa 2014 Derek Jeter autographed All-Stars jersey.

To learn more about EstateOfMind and the pre-Valentine’s Day sale planned for Saturday, February 11th, please visit

About EstateOfMind:
EstateOfMind was officially born in 2009 after more than 20 years of providing estate services through a former company, American Antiques & Fine Art. Owner Darrell Dirr, a proprietor of fine art, antique and estate sale businesses, holds a Certificate of Recognition.  Mr. Dirr was nominated by OCDSS for being a valuable community partner of PSA for 20 years. EstateOfMind is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at 845-386-4403; or, you can send an email to To learn more about EstateOfMind, please visit

Media Contact:
Darrell Dirr
195 Derby Road
Middletown, NY 10940 USA