Our April sale offers rare and unusual finds both in the horological and early optical apparatus fields, featuring four 18kt gold English watches from the historic steamship Pulaski which went down in 1838 that were recently brought up from the ocean floor by Swordfish Partners, a consortium consisting of several experienced salvage firms including Endurance Exploration Group, Bluewater Ventures, and Marex. There is a strong group of vintage wristwatches on offer, including a rare single-owner Rolex 6239 “Paul Newman” Daytona, and many other fine pieces from the 1920s through the early 2000s.
A collection of astronomical regulators from the Norfolk Southern Railway will be showcased, along with
a fine example of an early Willard patent timepiece with its original stencil decoration, and the monumental “Clement Clock,” with a story not to be missed.
We also have a rare complete example of Carlo Ponti’s Mégaléthescope that includes the original carved wood and marble table and over forty original slides, and we will be concluding the collection of Pennsylvania surveying instruments from the Robert C. Miller Collection.