Hi all, I have found a few auctions selling jewelry from police seizures. Has anyone done this? I noticed a couple of things I want to ask about specifically. 1) I see certificates of authenticity from gem associations I have never heard of. Only a couple are GIA certs. Are these scams? 2) I found one ring that was GIA certified, however if you google the number, you see tons of other listings citing the same cert number which is odd to me http://www.seizedpropertyauctions.com/Auction/AuctionDetail/215028/Internet-Auction-667/Jewelry-Diamonds/Lot4052~PLATINUM-GIA-CERTIFIED-ENGAGEMENT-RING-1_80-C_T_W
Eclectic sale in a surprisingly spacious English cottage tucked away near Forest Hill Park includes antique and collectible items from old Virginia family homes in Winchester and Bedford. Items that were inherited from "Gray Gables", a family manse in Winchester, are included. Owners are starting a new life on the West coast! Antiques, Steinway Piano, Huge Fully Furnished Dollhouse, Broadside-Emancipation Proclamation Engraving (Civil War Era), Paramount Studios and MGM Memorabilia (Star Trek and more), Autographs, Pashley Bicycle, Metal Gazebo, Yard and Indoor Statuary, Wood-Working Machinery, Tiller, Mower, Transferware, Richmond Sports Memorabilia, Antique Cutlery in Presentation Cases, Hartmann Steamer Trunk, Many Barrister Bookcases, Vintage Toys, Rock & Roll Memorabilia and Books, Vintage Lamps, Clocks, Oil Paintings, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Books, Coins, Instruments, Collectibles, Ideal Traveling Planetarium, Structo-Artcraft Loom, Wrought Iron Patio Furniture, Rugs, Holiday Decor, Lighting, Quilts, Tools, Arts & Crafts, Vintage Clothing, and MUCH MORE!
FINAL LIQUIDATION ONLINE AUCTION: Name your price on the entire remaining *BRAND NEW INVENTORY* of Menswear & Womenswear, including; Suits, Sportcoats, Pants, Dress & Sport Shirts, Overcoats & Outerwear, Leather Jackets, Sweaters, Shoes, Ties and Accessories, and more. Name-brand designers, in dress to casual styles, include: Hart Schaffner & Marx, Austin Reed, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Hardwick, Palm Beach, Harris Tweed, Barbour, Madison Creek Leather, Missani Leather, Remy Leather, Ballin, Berle, Ascot Brown, Bills Khakis, Damon, Enro, Forsyth of Canada, Cutter Buck, Southern Tide, Bobby Jones, Lacoste, Oliver Ridley, Zian Neckwear, Shoes by Sperry Topsider, Johnston Murphy, Cole Haan, Bass, Shirts & Jeans & Embroidered College wear for Virginia, Virginia Tech, VCU, U of R, East Carolina, and more, Ladies wear by Brighton For Ladies, Tribal Sportswear for Ladies! Also liquidating all Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment! and MUCH MORE!
Highlights Include: 2.43ct SI1 Clarity Center Diamond 14K White Gold Ring, Breitling for Bentley Mens Wristwatch with Diamonds, 18.10ctw Emerald 14KT Yellow Gold Necklace, Pablo Picasso The Thinker Photomechanical Graphic Art, 5.06ctw Diamond Platinum Tennis Necklace, Chanel Pink Classic Quilted Hand Bag, EGL USA Certified 7.40ct Tanzanite 14KT White Gold Pendant/Necklace
Highlights Include: 7.66ct Dark Tanzanite 14K Yellow Gold Ring, Rolex Yacht-Master Watch, 27.79ctw Oval Mystic Quartz and 1.22ctw White Topaz Bracelet, Bronze Statues, 3.02ct Center Diamond 14KT White Gold Ring, Designer Handbags, 2.42ctw Diamond 14K White Gold Earrings, Michael Jordan Championship Memorabilia, 1.03ct UNHEATED Ruby 14K White Gold Ring
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