Sandor Sterling Brooch, ca. 1940
Appraised Value: $1,000 (2013)
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Appraisal Video: (1:00)
Independent Appraiser and Owner
GUEST: This was my mother's. I inherited it from her. I'm not sure when it's from. Maybe the '40s, the '50s, that's all I know about it.
APPRAISER: This piece is by Sandor Goldberger. When he signed his jewelry, he just used the term "Sandor." And it says, "Sandor sterling." He was a New York City artist. And this piece is extremely rare. He is known for delicate workmanship in sterling silver and using the blue crystal rhinestones and the mother-of-pearl petals on the flower pin. And this is very, very '40s. The jewelry didn't have a lot of stones, but it had a lot of metal. In a good retail setting in today's market, this piece would sell for $1,000.
GUEST: Oh, my God. $1,000?
APPRAISER: Yes, that's right.
GUEST: That's incredible!
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