Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Men’s Longines watch, $50,600, Cottone Auctions
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A rare and handsome men’s Longines wristwatch, purchased in the 1940s and descended in the same family ever since, sold for $50,600 at an Advertising, Scientific and Art Auction held May 31 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a Chelsea “Wardroom” clock, made by the American Ship Building Co. (Cleveland, Oh.) chimed on time for $15,000; a set of 12 Royal Doulton hand-painted and relief gold leafed plates fetched $8,050; and a Merchants Union Express Company lithograph gaveled for $6,500. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.