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Whiteford EXCLUSIVE North Oaks Estate of General John W Vessey Jr.- Part 1 Jewelry, Gold, Diamonds, Precious Stones

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Closing Wednesday
05/30/2018 06:45 pm CDT

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Auction Location: 13909 78th Ave N,, Osseo, MN 55311 / Phone: 612-590-3748

Household, Estate & Personal Property, Coins, Currency & Precious Metals

Whiteford Auctions is honored to present part 1 of the distinguished estate of General John William Vessey Jr., the tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to President Ronald Reagan. 

4 Star General John William Vessey Jr was a native Minnesota, born in Minneapolis in 1922. In 1939, he joined the Minnesota National Guard and was assigned to the 34th Infantry Division. His unit was activated in 1941, in anticipation of U.S. participation in World War II. General Vessey went on to serve honorably and bravely in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. His life of service to the military was justly rewarded when in 1982, General Vessey became the tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the last World War II combat veteran to serve in the position. A Minnesota bill was just passed to Honor this 4 Star General by making June 29th  “General John Vessey Day".

We are proud to offer this auction as part 1 of 2, of the Vessey Estate. This first auction includes multiple pieces of exquisite jewelry; Diamonds, 18K-24K Gold, Rare Gemstones including Jadeite, Emeralds, Sapphires, Tahitian Pearls, and Lapis Lazuli, as well as many fine items that were given to the Vessey's as gifts from Foreign Presidents, Dignitaries and high-ranking Military Officials.  Part 2 of this auction will be offered soon, and will include the remaining of the North Oaks Estate. Not all items in the estate were General Vessey’s, some were from the family.

PLEASE NOTE PICK UP LOCATION IS MAPLE GROVE, THE STREET ADDRESS & ZIP CODE IS CORRECT. 

As always, Whiteford Auctions and it's staff have done our very best to represent and describe the items as accurately as possible, based on our research and knowledge. Please remember, it is your responsibility as the bidder to verify and inspect the items(s) prior to bidding to determine for yourself their quality and authenticity. Thank you for taking the time to view our auction. Have Fun, and Happy Bidding!

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Showing 1 to 50 of 60 items
Current Bid: $1,385.00
Next Required Bid: $1,460.00

High Bidder: # 264997
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:45 pm CDT
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14K Gold 1CT Diamond Ring. Center stone is about 1CT the 8 additional diamonds are about .03-.05 each. Please inspect for yourself to verify sizes.

Current Bid: $830.00
Next Required Bid: $880.00

High Bidder: # 44569
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:46 pm CDT
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22-24K Gold Ring. weighs 26.1 grams

Current Bid: $601.00
Next Required Bid: $651.00

High Bidder: # 44569
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:47 pm CDT
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22-24K Gold Ring. weighs 18.9 grams

Current Bid: $380.00
Next Required Bid: $405.00

High Bidder: # 44569
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:48 pm CDT
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22-24K Gold Lion pendant. Weighs 12.7 grams

Current Bid: $501.00
Next Required Bid: $551.00

High Bidder: # 243430
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:49 pm CDT
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14K Gold, Diamond & Tanzanite necklace.

Current Bid: $751.05
Next Required Bid: $801.05

High Bidder: # 44569
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:50 pm CDT
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18K Gold cuff links . Weighs 29.7 grams. The clip on the back wich is hollow and small is only 14k but only contrubutes a tiny fraction of the weight.

Current Bid: $87.00
Next Required Bid: $92.00

High Bidder: # 260246
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:51 pm CDT
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Beautiful Antique 14K Gold Cameo

Current Bid: $260.00
Next Required Bid: $285.00

High Bidder: # 44569
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:52 pm CDT
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22K Gold Coin and 14K necklace. Total weight is 10.8 grams. Due to the credit card merchant's restrictions on foreign coins, this item must be purchased with cash only.

Current Bid: $351.55
Next Required Bid: $376.55

High Bidder: # 42686
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:53 pm CDT
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Solid 14K Gold Polar Bear Pendant on 14K Necklace.

Current Bid: $205.05
Next Required Bid: $215.05

High Bidder: # 41414
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:54 pm CDT
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14K Gold, large CT Amethyst Ring.

Current Bid: $285.00
Next Required Bid: $310.00

High Bidder: # 250027
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:55 pm CDT
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14K Gold 10.6 Grams of gold. Also tested as 10k but was more positive on the 14K side. Please inspect.

Current Bid: $271.09
Next Required Bid: $296.09

High Bidder: # 41414
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:56 pm CDT
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18K Gold & Emerald Necklace

Current Bid: $241.99
Next Required Bid: $251.99

High Bidder: # 260246
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:57 pm CDT
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Chamilia 14K & .925 Sterling Silver charm bracelet. 22 charms plus center piece. Some are 585/14K and some are .925.

Current Bid: $176.09
Next Required Bid: $186.09

High Bidder: # 78973
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:58 pm CDT
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14K Gold & Topaz Ring, Necklace Pendant & Earrings

Current Bid: $170.00
Next Required Bid: $180.00

High Bidder: # 44569
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
06:59 pm CDT
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Rare 1955 Swiss minted, .900 Fine Gold "Caciques De Venezuela - Guaicaipuro" (Indian Chiefs of Venezuela - Guaicaipuro) Gold Coin, set in 18K Gold Frame pin. Coin is 9/16" dia. Total size of frame with coin is 1.5" dia. Due to the credit card merchant's restrictions on foreign coins, this item must be purchased with cash only.

Current Bid: $175.00
Next Required Bid: $185.00

High Bidder: # 41414
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:00 pm CDT
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Two 14K Gold & Diamond crosses. One with Ruby and one with eneralds best we can tell. Please inspect. Diamonds tested positive.

Current Bid: $202.34
Next Required Bid: $212.34

High Bidder: # 78973
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:01 pm CDT
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14K Gold, Diamond & Ruby earrings and necklace pendant.

Current Bid: $381.79
Next Required Bid: $406.79

High Bidder: # 285877
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:02 pm CDT
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14K Gold, Diamond & Saphire Earrings.

Current Bid: $52.00
Next Required Bid: $53.00

High Bidder: # 41414
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:03 pm CDT
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Stunning Double Stranded Raw Blue/Silver Pearl Necklace. These blue/silver pearls have a gorgeous iridescence, and appear to possibly be Blue Akoya or Tahitian pearls. Clasp is Sterling and marked "925". Please inspect to verify for yourself the exact type of pearl, as there are no guarantees.

Current Bid: $205.00
Next Required Bid: $215.00

High Bidder: # 44569
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:04 pm CDT
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Pair of 18K Gold Earings. 

One of the post came off during the viewing. Please bid accordingly. 5/28/18 2pm


Current Bid: $376.00
Next Required Bid: $401.00

High Bidder: # 44569
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:05 pm CDT
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.900 Fine Gold, 1966 "Proceres De Venezuela" gold coin honoring Simon Bolivar. Coin is approx 11/16" dia. Due to the credit card merchant's restrictions on foreign coins, this item must be purchased with cash only.

Current Bid: $200.00
Next Required Bid: $210.00

High Bidder: # 250027
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:06 pm CDT
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14K Gold Diamond and Emerald necklace Pendant with matching 14K Gold Emerald Earrings. All pieces are marked 14K, and diamonds tested as real. To the best of our knowledge, we believe the green gemstones are emeralds, but please inspect to verify for yourself, as we did not test these.

Current Bid: $31.99
Next Required Bid: $32.99

High Bidder: # 41414
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:07 pm CDT
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Multi-Strand Raw Pearl Necklace.

Current Bid: $206.99
Next Required Bid: $216.99

High Bidder: # 44569
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:08 pm CDT
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Pair of 14K White Gold, Diamond and Sapphire Earrings. We believe these are sapphires, but they have not been tested so please inspect for yourself to verify. (One earring is missing the stem).

Current Bid: $240.00
Next Required Bid: $250.00

High Bidder: # 41414
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:09 pm CDT
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18K Gold Egyptian Pendant on 18K Gold Necklace. The markings on the pendant and necklace are in Arabic, and the symbols that look like a "I" and an upside down "V" translate to 18, which indicate 18K gold. See lot 28 for matching pair of cufflinks.

Current Bid: $616.99
Next Required Bid: $666.99

High Bidder: # 200000
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:10 pm CDT
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Four 10K Gold Chinese Medallions. The artist of these medallions migrated from China to Laos during the Vietnam War, and they were purchased during the 1970's. We were told that the round medallions symbolize/translate to: "Most Luck" or "Good Luck", and the rectangle one is "Protect Life". The circle medallions are 1.75" dia., and the rectangle one is just over 1"x1.75". The medallions, as well as the chains, all tested as 10K, but we could not find any markings on the pieces, so there are no guarantees. Please inspect in order to verify for yourself.

Current Bid: $33.00
Next Required Bid: $34.00

High Bidder: # 125524
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:11 pm CDT
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Strand of High-Grade Blue Lapis Lazuli Gemstones. Strand is 16"L and has 25 strands. Beads are approx 10/16" dia.

Current Bid: $110.00
Next Required Bid: $115.00

High Bidder: # 106471
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:12 pm CDT
Closed
Collection of precious jewels

Current Bid: $105.53
Next Required Bid: $110.53

High Bidder: # 140455
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:13 pm CDT
Closed
Strand of Tahitian Black/Blue Sea of Cortez Pearls. Strand is approx 16"L and includes 57 Pearls. Also see lots 30 and 37A for additional strands of these same pearls. We believe these are either Tahitian Black or Blue Sea of Cortez Pearls, but we are not positive which, as they can be similar looking. Please inspect for yourself to verify the exact type of pearl, as there are no guarantees.

Current Bid: $132.00
Next Required Bid: $137.00

High Bidder: # 41414
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:14 pm CDT
Closed
Pair of 18K Gold Egyptian Cufflinks. The markings on these cufflinks are in Arabic, and the symbols that look like a "I" and an upside down "V" translate to 18, which indicate 18K gold. See lot 23 for matching necklace.

Current Bid: $195.99
Next Required Bid: $205.99

High Bidder: # 41414
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:15 pm CDT
Closed
Pair of 18K Gold Egyptian Cufflinks. The markings on these cufflinks are in Arabic, and the symbols that look like a "I" and an upside down "V" translate to 18, which indicate 18K gold.

Current Bid: $95.00
Next Required Bid: $100.00

High Bidder: # 140455
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:16 pm CDT
Closed
Strand of Tahitian Black/Blue Sea of Cortez Pearls. Strand is approx 16"L and includes 55 Pearls. Also see lots 27 and 37A for additional strands of these same pearls. We believe these are either Tahitian Black or Blue Sea of Cortez Pearls, but we are not positive which, as they can be similar looking. Please inspect for yourself to verify the exact type of pearl, as there are no guarantees.

Current Bid: $81.00
Next Required Bid: $86.00

High Bidder: # 101931
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:17 pm CDT
Closed
Pair of 18K Gold Earings. These tested as 18K or better, but we could not find any markings, so please inspect to verify for yourself.

Current Bid: $16.00
Next Required Bid: $17.00

High Bidder: # 125524
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:18 pm CDT
Closed
Strand of Green Onyx Beads is 16"L and has 64 beads.

Current Bid: $6.00
Next Required Bid: $7.00

High Bidder: # 286428
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:19 pm CDT
Closed
Two strands of Raw Pearls. Each are approx 15"L.

Current Bid: $200.00
Next Required Bid: $210.00

High Bidder: # 73184
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:20 pm CDT
Closed
.950 Sterling Silver and Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Necklace from Chile. This was given as a gift to our client by the Lieutenant General of the Chilean Army. Lapis Lazuli is a very rare gemstone that is mainly found in only two places on Earth: Chile and Afganistan. (This necklace is an accompany to the bracelet that is offered separately in lot 38).

Current Bid: $180.00
Next Required Bid: $190.00

High Bidder: # 73184
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:21 pm CDT
Closed
This Carved and Beaded Jadeite Necklace was given to the Vessey's as a gift from a high ranking Chinese government official. To the best of our knowledge, it's Jadeite but please inspect to verify for yourself.

Current Bid: $6.00
Next Required Bid: $7.00

High Bidder: # 125524
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:22 pm CDT
Closed
Strand of Red Carnelian Beads is 16"L with 32 beads. To the best of our knowledge these appear to be Carnelian, but could possibly be coral or some other similar stone/material. Please inspect to verify for yourself, as there are no guarantees.

Current Bid: $130.53
Next Required Bid: $135.53

High Bidder: # 110120
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:23 pm CDT
Closed
10K Gold and Jadeite/Jade Necklace.

Current Bid: $105.00
Next Required Bid: $110.00

High Bidder: # 125524
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:24 pm CDT
Closed
Five (5) Diamond and Gemstone necklace Pendants. The large center gemstones are surrounded by what appear to be rough, raw/uncut diamonds, but please inspect to verify. The diamonds tested as real. We are unsure of what the various center stones are, so please verify for yourself.

Current Bid: $95.53
Next Required Bid: $100.53

High Bidder: # 140455
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:25 pm CDT
Closed
Strand of Tahitian Black/Blue Sea of Cortez Pearls. Strand is approx 16"L and includes 53 Pearls. Also see lots 27 and 30 for additional strands of these same pearls. We believe these are either Tahitian Black or Blue Sea of Cortez Pearls, but we are not positive which, as they can be similar looking. Please inspect for yourself to verify the exact type of pearl, as there are no guarantees.

Current Bid: $165.00
Next Required Bid: $175.00

High Bidder: # 73184
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:26 pm CDT
Closed
.950 Sterling Silver and Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Bracelet from Chile. This was given as a gift to our client by the Lieutenant General of the Chilean Army. Lapis Lazuli is a very rare gemstone that is mainly found in only two places on Earth: Chile and Afganistan. (This bracelet is an accompany to the necklace that is offered separately in lot 34).

Current Bid: $23.00
Next Required Bid: $24.00

High Bidder: # 125524
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:27 pm CDT
Closed
Strand of Tiger's Eye beads is 16"L and has 34 beads

Current Bid: $101.53
Next Required Bid: $106.53

High Bidder: # 140455
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:28 pm CDT
Closed
Vintage Ornate Chinese Silver Bracelet with Coral colored Gemstones. Stones appear to be coral or coral-colored agate or other gemstone, so please inspect to verify for yourself. Bracelet is marked "Silver".

Current Bid: $11.00
Next Required Bid: $12.00

High Bidder: # 250027
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:29 pm CDT
Closed
Two Cloisonne Beaded Necklaces with matching pair of earrings to red necklace. Clasps on necklaces are marked "silver".

Current Bid: $76.00
Next Required Bid: $81.00

High Bidder: # 41414
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:30 pm CDT
Closed
14K Gold Cufflinks and Tie Pin. Black glass is semi-transparent.

Current Bid: $46.00
Next Required Bid: $47.00

High Bidder: # 41414
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:31 pm CDT
Closed
Carved Jade/Jadeite Medallion and Bead Necklaces, along with carved wood Chinese Dragon medallion necklace.

Current Bid: $305.00
Next Required Bid: $330.00

High Bidder: # 41414
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:32 pm CDT
Closed
Carved Jade/Jadeite Necklace, was given as a gift to our client by the Chief of the General Staff Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China.

Current Bid: $21.00
Next Required Bid: $22.00

High Bidder: # 106471
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:33 pm CDT
Closed
Strand of Genuine Japanese Cultured Pearls.

Current Bid: $140.00
Next Required Bid: $145.00

High Bidder: # 41414
Scheduled Close
05/30/2018
07:34 pm CDT
Closed
10K Gold Cufflinks and Tie Pin. The white gold cufflinks are marked "WGBN 10K" and have a gorgeous dark purple gemstone in each. The other gold cufflinks with matching tie pin are marked "K10", and all have a piece of what appears to be Jadeite/Jade in each.


Cash or Credit Card only(credit cards up to $5,000 but can use more than one credit card)

Pick up date is for the day given

Pick up location for this auction will be Maple Grove for part 1.  Location to Maple Grove I will be posted the day before the viewing day. 


Inspection:

Tue, May 29, 2018 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Auction Closing:

Wed, May 30, 2018 06:45 pm

Removal:

Thu, May 31, 2018 10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Bidding Increments:


Range Increment 
$0.01 - $75.00$1.00
$75.01 - $150.00$5.00
$150.01 - $250.00$10.00
$250.01 - $500.00$25.00
$500.01 - $1,000.00$50.00
$1,000.01 - $5,000.00$75.00
$5,000.01 - $50,000.00$100.00
$50,000.01 - $75,000.00$250.00
$75,000.01 - $100,000.00$500.00
$100,000.01 - $2,500,000.00$1,000.00



Buyer's Premium


Hammer Price TierBuyer's PremiumCap
$0.00 - $4,999.99 13.00%
$5,000.00 - infinity 10.00%$1,000.00


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