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    Diamond, Enamel, Gold Brooch
    The 18k gold safety pin brooch suspends four charms featuring full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.60 carats, set in 18k gold having applied enamel accents. Gross weight 108.90 grams.
    Safety Pin Dimensions: 3-3/4 inches x 7/8 inch
    Charm Dimensions: 1-13/16 inches x 1-5/16 inches

    Property of a Unique Collection

    Sometimes a brooch is more than a brooch. Sometimes it tells a story. Such is the case with this whimsical brooch featuring Mickey & Minnie Mouse and Donald & Daisy Duck. On her 50th birthday the owner received a call from an important jeweler announcing there was a special package waiting for her. When she opened the package, she was overcome to find a birthday gift from her beloved father who had passed away earlier in the year. He had commissioned the brooch to commemorate their shared love of these beloved cartoon characters knowing it was unlikely he would live long enough to be there in person.

    During the Great Depression her father had grown up in an orphanage. He went on to a successful business career. The gift of laughter and hope that had become their father-daughter bond was now given to her in the form of a brooch. It was her father's way of helping her. It was so like him to plan this surprise. Her broken heart began to heal.

    The brooch has brought 25 years of enjoyment to its owner. Since there is no one in the family to inherit it and as a way to remember the philanthropic spirit of her father the brooch will be sold and the proceeds donated. A lifetime of shared love and fun exists in these charms. The owner hopes another who adores the Disney quartet will purchase this lucky brooch and experience all the joy, love and laughter that she herself experienced and the brooch represents.


    Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): full-cut
    Count: 76 - 100

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A playful and charming adornment! Due to the nature of the pinstem and overall weight of the piece, this brooch would be best suited for heavier outerwear. Marked © 18K 53, with unknown maker's mark.
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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    April
    29th Monday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    April
    29th Monday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55317) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Monday, April 29, 2019.
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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Current Bid:
    $11,000
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