Saturday, June 24, 2006

serious BLING for sale BRUM

then I walked down Coproration Street and found:-

Antique Jewellery & Silverware Specialist, Rex Johnson & Sons
Specialising in antique jewellery, silverware and diamonds, Rex Johnson and Sons is a family business based in Birmingham

a collection of hat pins owned by the late Duchess of Windsor
mostly pairs and a single pin would cost about £6000
the 1936 newspaper has the abdication headline

ear rings owned by the late HRH Princess Margaret

silver spoon given to the baby Princess Margaret by the Queen of Norway

Rex Johnson had been stocking up at Sotherby
Jewelers, 8 Corporation Street Birmingham

also seen - an elegant solid silver branch pair of candelabra by Tiffany & Co. of New York, circa 1953. These candelabra were a gift to John F. Kennedy & Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy on the occasion of their wedding. They may also be seen in our category " Items of Exceptional Interest".


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