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    Also included in the sale, a selection of Neolithic axe heads discovered in the 1960s on a Suffolk farm near Brantham. One of the examples, Lot 325, is valued at £200-£300.

    A rare John Speed map of the world, valued at £3,000-£5,000, and a 19th century Southwold shipwreck painting, valued at £300-£500, are also among auctions lots - as well as an 18-carat gold pocket watch, T-bar chain and eye glass with a mysterious connection to Jack the Ripper.

    The item was found by, and later belonged to Edward Watkins - a City of London police officer, who discovered the body of Whitechapel murder victim, Catherine Eddowes, in the early hours of September 30, 1888.

    Found at the scene and believed by some to have once belonged to the Eddowes' killer, the watch be sold at auction under Lot 821, with an estimate of £600-£900.

    Mr Miller said: "We're really excited to introduce this new specialist auction to everyone.


    "I have likened the selection of items available in this auction akin to walking into Sherlock Holmes' dusty Victorian study. "We have been busily compiling a vast array of interesting and collectibles for some time now.




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    I forgot to thank Paul Begg for the link to the article....
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    • #3
      Interesting, Howard and Paul.

      It also seems to coincidentally have stopped at.....1:45.

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      • #4
        It's very close resemblance to the late Albert Johnson's watch is remarkable too.

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        • #5
          Another item "found at the scene"? Sure.

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          • #6
            It could be Edward Watkins' watch, with somebody trying to boost the auction value by claiming a Ripper connection.

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            • #7
              WATKINS : ...Then if someone asks me the time, I tell them quarter to two.


              MORRIS : Here, wait a minute : what if the time isn't quarter to two?


              WATKINS : Oh, then I don't tell them.

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              • #8
                The pre-sale estimate is a bit higher than you'd expect for a watch without the ripper connections, but not excessively so if it's a good watch in its own right. It will be interesting to see what it makes. I wonder if there is any documentary evidence for it belonging to Watkins?

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                • #9
                  . Found at the scene and believed by some to have once belonged to the Eddowes' killer,
                  Does anyone know who the mysterious ‘some’ are?

                  Come on.....own up.
                  Regards

                  Michael🔎


                  " When you eliminate the impossible whatever remains no matter how improbable......is probably a little bit boring "

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Michael Banks View Post
                    Does anyone know who the mysterious ‘some’ are?

                    Come on.....own up.
                    I'd guess "some" is its owner.

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