Gallery 63 to host one-year anniversary sale March 16 Fine estate jewelry, antique guns and weaponry, vintage automobiles, artwork by important artists and more will be sold by Gallery 63 in Atlanta at a one-year anniversary sale on Sunday, March 16th.
GALLERY 63 TO CELEBRATE FIRST ANNIVERSARY AT NEW LOCATION IN ATLANTA
WITH MARCH 16 SALE FEATURING FINE JEWELRY, WEAPONRY AND VINTAGE CARS
(Atlanta, Ga.) - Fine estate jewelry, antique guns and other weaponry, rare and vintage automobiles, artwork by important artists and more will be sold in an anniversary estate sale to be held Sunday, March 16, by Gallery 63. It's been just about a year ago to the day that Gallery 63 relocated from its previous location about five miles away, as rapid growth dictated the need for more space.
“It's been quite a year,” said Paul Brown of Gallery 63, surveying the building that once housed a church fellowship hall, at 4577 Roswell Road in the fashionable Buckhead section of Atlanta. “In just twelve short months, we sold a $300,000 diamond, uncovered a previously unseen Civil War document and moved hundreds of pieces of furniture, paintings, jewelry and other estate merchandise.”
The March 16 sale will be in keeping with the Gallery 63 tradition of offering outstanding items in a broad range of categories. “As usual, we'll be offering fresh-to-the-market, world-class art, antiques, furniture, architecturals, jewelry, collectibles and decoratives,” Mr. Brown said. “We'll have dozens of antique weapons, fine jewelry and watches, some beautiful carpets and select automobiles.”
Where to start? Why not rare and vintage cars – a staple at most Gallery 63 sales. Sure to jump-start the crowd will be a snow crest white 1959 Corvette with red interior, 4-speed transmission and (perhaps most important) matching numbers. The Corvettes made between 1956-1962 are deemed by collectors the most desirable, and this one – in outstanding condition – is even fully dated correctly.
Another show-stopper is a bright red 1939 Ford Tudor Standard, completely rebuilt and restored to better-than-new condition. The motor looks like it's auditioning for a spread in Hot Rod Magazine (and likely cost a small fortune to build). The paint was lovingly applied by a master, right down to the “ghost flames” on the fenders. “This one won't take long to cross the block,” Brown said.
Other cars in the sale include a bright red 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible – one of the grand-daddies of the muscle car class, and a rag-top no less – with black hood trim, new black top, 350 cu.-in. engine and a full frame-on restoration; and a 1984 Mercedes 380SL with low miles and in super clean condition. The car isn't old, but the 1984-85 Mercedes Benzes are considered classic collectibles.
One of the stars of the weaponry and militaria category promises to be a Colt Bisley single-action revolver with mint ivory grips and finely detailed engraving on a nickel finish. The classic Colt single-action was introduced in 1873 and it remains in production today. Theodore Roosevelt once remarked, “Every ranchman carries a revolver, a Colt or Smith & Wesson -- by preference the former.”
Another revolver certain to attract keen bidder interest is the cased Tranter in near mint condition