What's It Worth? Gifts from Juan Perón to his Personal Physician

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What's It Worth? Gifts from Juan Perón to his Personal Physician


We received a call from a California jeweler with an incredible estate. A relative of the infamous doctor James Poppen — and a dear friend and confidant of Juan Perón, the president of Argentina — had decided to sell Poppen’s estate. It is hard to assign value because of the heavy gold content, so we were able to purchase at 25 percent over gold. While the retail value on each piece might be in the high hundreds to thousands, we were able to buy the entire collection for $15,000.

Featured: 18 karat gold 156 gram ruby-encrusted cigarette case signed by Perón. 18 karat gold medal of friendship given to Dr. Poppen and signed by Juan Perón. 18 karat gold name plate from Juan Perón to Professor Poppen. There are also several key rings, cufflinks, medallions and tie bars that were gifts from Perón to Poppen. Because of our international client base, it is likely we will sell these items in the South American market via our online auction site.

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