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Rolex, an Oyster Perpetual Submariner, 100m = 330ft, gentleman’s stainless steel wristwatch, circa Sale Highlight

Rolex, an Oyster Perpetual Submariner, 100m = 330ft, gentleman's stainless steel wristwatch, circa 1959 with tropic dial and hands, fitted with steel and early jubilee bracelet, model number 6536-1, case number 399410, bezel believed to have been replaced 30 years ago, running (note the case number of lot 213 is 399402). <br><br> History. This watch was used in a Rolex advertising portfolio c1960. It is one of two submariner wristwatches (lots 212 and 213) given to Stanley Sayer by Rolex and has been in the family since. Stanley Sayer was a film cameraman working for Technicolour, he set up a special effects company, and also worked on several film sets including Superman and Star Wars. He was a keen diver and inventor of the minisub. The minisub enabled divers to move underwater effortlessly, steer a course and to light their way ahead. Although he himself did not patent the design, it attracted widespread interest. <br><br> Around 1959 Rolex were interested in using Stanley and his machine in their advertising portfolio and took a number of photos with him in action wearing one of their watches for publication. In payment for his services, he was invited to keep the watch that he wore in the press shoot (this watch lot 212) and also given a second Submariner, which he then gave to his son in 1961. <br><br> He wore the watch daily until he passed in April 2000. The watches have been consigned by his son. <br><br> Please note, additional images are from the British Sub Aqua Club. <br><br> Condition reports are offered as a guide only and we highly recommend that you inspect any lot to satisfy yourself as to its condition. Plymouth Auction Rooms do not guarantee the working order or accuracy of any watches sold. Please refer to clause 15 on our terms of business.

Sold for: £17,100 + fees

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Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Submariner, 100m = 330ft, steel model, tropic dial, no bezel or bracelet, Sale Highlight

Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Submariner, 100m = 330ft, steel model, tropic dial, no bezel or bracelet, moisture contamination, not running, circa 1959, case number 399402 (note the case number of lot 212 is 399410). <br><br> History. This is one of two submariner wristwatches (lots 212 and 213) given to Stanley Sayer by Rolex and has been in the family since. Stanley Sayer was a film cameraman working for Technicolour, he set up a special effects company, and also worked on several film sets including Superman and Star Wars. He was a keen diver and inventor of the minisub. The minisub enabled divers to move underwater effortlessly, steer a course and to light their way ahead. Although he himself did not patent the design, it attracted widespread interest. <br><br> Around 1959 Rolex were interested in using Stanley and his machine in their advertising portfolio and took a number of photos with him in action wearing one of their watches for publication. In payment for his services, he was invited to keep the watch that he wore in the press shoot (lot 212) and also given a second Submariner (lot 213), which he then gave to his son in 1961. <br><br> He wore the watch daily until he passed in April 2000. The watches have been consigned by his son. <br><br> Please note, additional images are from the British Sub Aqua Club. <br><br> Condition reports are offered as a guide only and we highly recommend that you inspect any lot to satisfy yourself as to its condition.Plymouth Auction Rooms do not guarantee the working order or accuracy of any watches sold. Please refer to clause 15 on our terms of business.

Sold for: £12,100 + fees

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The R.B. Chetty Indian antique gold necklace, set with 72 coins, comprising Victorian half Sale Highlight

The R.B. Chetty Indian antique gold necklace, set with 72 coins, comprising Victorian half sovereigns, 43 x 1892, 7 x 1890, 6 x 1891, 1 x 1893, 1 x 1889, 1 x 1887, 12 later fantasy 'half sovereigns' coins marked 'Prize Money and some 'Kumbakonm', all coins have the portrait of Queen Victorian on the obverse and the heraldic shield on the reverse, total weight 444g. History. R.B Chetty (RAMASWAMI BALAGURI CHETTY) was a wealthy businessman and renowned philanthropist who arrived in South Africa in 1896. He  lived in Durban from 1902 and became principal of the Durban Imperial Cigar manufacturing company amongst other business interests he owned salt mines and plantations. In 1908 represented South African Indians at the Conference of the Indian National Congress in Madras and was one of the wealthiest supporters of Mahatma Gandhi. In the 1936 South African Indian Who’s Who, R.G.Chetty is listed. He was active in the support of better working conditions for Indian immigrants in South Africa. He later purchased a villa in the district of Kasturbai in Porayar which is now a national monument to Mahatma Ghandi’s wife Kasturbai Ghandi The impressive gold necklace was commissioned by Chetty for his wedding in the late 1800’s. It has been recognised in Hindu culture as an important symbolic ceremonial piece of jewellery. It was used during Hindu rituals and blessings at religious temples.  It was also loaned to one of the top temples in India, Sabarimala Temple of Swami Ayyapan on Big Festival days to adorn the God. The necklace is set with 72 gold cons mostly Victoria half sovereigns but also some late fantasy (privately struck ) gold coins all with the portrait of Queen Victoria 0n the obverse and the royal heraldic shield on the reserve. They are beautifully set in scroll and engraved individual mounts on a heavy 22 carat neck lace finely with a clasp etched ‘RBC’ The necklace has been handed down through the Chetty family and is being sold by his great granddaughter who also wore this necklace on her wedding day.

Sold for: £20,000 + fees

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An impressive Art Deco platinum ring, set approx. 1.65 carat round cut diamond, colour G-H, Sale Highlight

An impressive Art Deco platinum ring, set approx. 1.65 carat round cut diamond, colour G-H, clarity SI2 to P1 with baguette cut diamonds to the shoulders, finger size O.

Sold for: £3,200 + fees

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A stunning 18ct white gold diamond line bracelet, approx. total weight 12.60 carats, 38 diamonds, Sale Highlight

A stunning 18ct white gold diamond line bracelet, approx. total weight 12.60 carats, 38 diamonds, length 18cm.

Sold for: £7,200 + fees

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Corgi Toys gift set number 41, Corgi Car transporter and six cars, boxed. Sale Highlight

Corgi Toys gift set number 41, Corgi Car transporter and six cars, boxed.

Sold for: £420 + fees

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Corgi Toys gift set number 38, Rally Monte Carlo, boxed. Sale Highlight

Corgi Toys gift set number 38, Rally Monte Carlo, boxed.

Sold for: £1,250 + fees

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Beryl Cook (1926-2008) oil on board, ‘Family with a Transistor ‘, signed 53cm x 36cm, framed. Sale Highlight

Beryl Cook (1926-2008) oil on board, 'Family with a Transistor ', signed 53cm x 36cm, framed. This rare painting was acquired by the current owner at one of the artists first exhibition at the Plymouth Art Centre in 1975.

Sold for: £11,400 + fees

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Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), ‘The Painter with Karen Ciambriello’, Project 18 The Painter with Sale Highlight

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), 'The Painter with Karen Ciambriello', Project 18 The Painter with Women, signed twice and inscribed with title on the reverse, oil on board, 150cm x 120cm.

Sold for: £7,300 + fees

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Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) a fine painting, oil on canvas, ‘Study of Karen’, signed and titled Sale Highlight

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) a fine painting, oil on canvas, 'Study of Karen', signed and titled verso, 107cm x 91cm, framed, Provenance - purchased directly from the artist by the current owner in 1995.

Sold for: £11,000 + fees

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A 1969 Rolex GMT Master, model 1675.

A 1969 Rolex GMT Master, model 1675.

Sold for: £18,000 + fees

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A fine diamond solitaire diamond ring, approx 8.35ct.

A fine diamond solitaire diamond ring set in platinum, approx 8.35 carats.

Sold for: £54,000 + fees

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