Antique 1923 Chester 9ct rose gold and enamel fishing medal/pocket watch fob

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Antique 1923 Chester 9ct rose gold and enamel fishing medal/pocket watch fob

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Don't know if the right place to post, but know that some of us/you may wear tweeds and perhaps a gold watch - just seen a 1923 gold fob inscribed with a fisherman at one of the auction houses at Warrington.

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auct ... 1800f24130

Personally, I think it a bit overpriced at £260 opening bid ( 9ct gold scrap is about £15/g so that gives it a gold value of £195 or thereabouts) and I'd ask the auctioneer if the enamelling is original - seems a bit amateurish - and its also inscribed on the back. RH -

Plus you'd have to add the 30% commission onto that.

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It does seem a bit overpriced. The enamelling is typical and may be viewed as "naïve" due to their small size. Personally I think they are great.
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Re: Antique 1923 Chester 9ct rose gold and enamel fishing medal/pocket watch fob

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Nice collection Fred, I'm into mechanical watches and a few Masonic fobs.

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