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Item 251 - Murray 'The Camel' Humphreys Catalog 576 (Feb 2020)

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An 18K gold Piaget wristwatch custom-designed for Chicago Outfit racketeer Murray 'The Camel' Humphreys, featuring a concentric design with flexible mesh bracelet, hand-wound movement, small square dial, and face encrusted with 48 diamonds totaling 2.00 carats (gross weight 47.7 dwts). The caseback is marked "9148HS, 95229." In fine condition. Provenance: Lot 1194, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, October 22, 1992. Accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance from Dorothy Marbad, in part: "Piaget watch no. 1194 was given to me as a gift from Jack Humphreys, who received it from his brother, Murray (The Camel) Humphreys who had it custom made for himself, in around 1963 and was given to me in 1973." From the collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts.

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