American Presidential Approval at Charterhouse Auction

A rare piece of American Presidential history goes under the Charterhouse hammer in Sherborne, Dorset on Thursday 17th November, when a gold watch is entered into the sale which was presented by Grover Cleveland, the 24th American President. “The gold pocket watch was presented by President Cleveland on 11th November 1893 to Captain John Joseph Proud who was Captain of the SS Sutherland for his humane services on effecting the rescue of the crew of the American Schooner Peter H Crowel. ” Commented Richard Bromell. “It is incredibly rare to see this historically important presentation pocket watch and with live internet bidding at our auction, there will no doubt a few early risers state side when the lot goes up for sale. “The owner of the pocket watch bought it from a Christie’s auction in London nearly 20 years ago when he was working in the city. It was originally purchased to be worn with his suit, but now enjoying retirement near Bournemouth he has had few occasions to wear a suit that he has decided to enter it into the Charterhouse auction in Sherborne.Charterhouse is now accepting entries for their busy programme of auction including classic & vintage cars on Sunday 6th November along with silver, jewellery, watches and wine on Thursday 17th & Friday 18th November.For more information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a free home visit throughout the West Country, please contact Richard Bromell, Director at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset on 01935 812277 or via emailrbromell@charterhouse-auction.comTime is Money €“ the gold pocket watch presented by President Grover Cleveland in 1893, estimated at £3,000-5,000 when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in NovemberQuick Links Forthcoming Sale Contact Previous Sale How to find us Sale Catalogues Tel: (01935) 812277 For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director