The pieces are from the collection of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg
Doyle, the New York–based auction and appraisal company, will include gold watches and accessories from authors and railroad historians Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg as part of its fine jewelry sale Sept. 13.
Beebe gained fame by writing a widely read syndicated nightlife column (he is credited with coining the term café society). He published many books during his lifetime, many on railroad history, and many in collaboration with Clegg, his partner.
Leading the sale is a gold belt featuring 16 U.S. Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 gold coins and signed “Morgan Smith” (estimated at $20,000–$30,000). Other highlights of the sale include a gold cigarette case by Cartier (estimated at $5,000–$7,000), a platinum open-face pocket watch by Cartier (estimated at $3,000–$4,000), and a golden nugget watch fob chain (estimated at $5,000–$7,000).
Information on all lots are available here.
(Photo courtesy of Doyle)