DONALD STANNARD NECKLACE SET--ANN MILLER COLLECTION

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 21, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

A SPECIAL ITEM FOR FANS OF ANN MILLER

AND VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELRY COLLECTORS!

As a dealer and author in the vintage costume jewelry field, I often get calls from people who have costume jewelry to sell. Most of the time it's a wild goose chase but this call was different. It was from Ann Miller's personal companion and accountant telling me she wanted to sell all of Ann's costume jewelry for her estate.

She sent me a CD with a sampling of some of the glorious pieces from her collection and I went out to LA to view the entire collection. Four days later after being dazzled and delighted by the most gorgeous pieces of vintage costume jewelry I had ever seen, I was the proud owner of over 1000 pieces of top-notch jewels!

Nine huge jewelry cases were delivered to me in NYC by Brink's and I selected about 300 of the best pieces to be sold at auction in Los Angeles in June, 2005. The catalog represents highlights of that sale, including pieces by Balenciaga, Trifari, Schreiner, Kenneth Jay Lane, Miriam Haskell, Boucher, Jomaz, Chanel and Donald Stannard, who was her dear friend and designer of many of the pieces she wore on Broadway.

As a special bonus , the winner of this auction will receive as a gift, the 24 page illustrated catalog from the auction. Donald Stannard wrote the introduction describing
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