Evita recieved as a gift a single emerald stone when she was 13 years old. She became fascinated by emeralds and started collecting them throughout her life, gathering 250 stones -- totalling 50,000 carats -- by the time her health started to decline. Upon being diagnosed with a terminal illness she summoned her childhood friend and bequeted her this collection asking for her to promise never to break up the collection. These brut gems are in a jewllery box President Peron had given to Evita.
The seller acquired the entire 250 emerald collection from Evita's friend who asked him to sell it and use the money for philanthropic purposes in Argentina.
Besides the 250 emerald collection, included in this auction is a signed letter Evita wrote to her friend in May 6, 1952, expressing her wishes in regards to this collection. The letter is in Spanish but has been "oficially"translated in English, notarized on November 29, 1989 in the City of Los Angeles, California.
THE COLLECTION WAS APPRAISED BETWEEN 5,000,000 TO 12,000,000. STARTED BIDING FOR THIS COLLECTION IS SET AT $4,000,000
Item title: Evita Peron Emerald Collection
Starting bid: US $4,000,000.00
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Oil Painting of Al Capone by Frank W. Benson
This painting has been appraised by a certified appraisal service specialist in the amount of USD $3,700,000. The provenance and official documentation is in order. The date in which Frank W. Benson painted this oil paintingh is Circa 1920 - 1930. Frank Benson is a celebrated American artists whos was born in 1862 and died in 1951. The size of the framed picture is 68"X 43" X 3 3/4".