Bid on items from spy novelist Tom Clancy (Photos)

An eclectic batch of items from American novelist Tom Clancy are being sold by an Alexandria auction house. (Courtesy The Potomack Company)
An eclectic batch of items from American novelist Tom Clancy is being sold by an Alexandria auction house. See what items are up for sale. (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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A Soviet army overcoat (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Russian-made Soviet military trench periscope (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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World War I American bi-plane model (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Vintage golf cart (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Dining table (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Snakeskin-covered low table (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Alligator-covered table (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Sofa (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Crocodile-covered low table (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Pair of chairs (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Amber lacquer dining table (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Jade top coffee table (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Framed photo reproduction (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Telescope (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Limited edition books, including “Beowulf” and “Madame Bovary.” (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Suede-covered massage chair (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Professional billiard table (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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TV cabinet, stereo cabinet and two speakers (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Porcelain table lamps (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Bronze-winged dragon (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Commode (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Leather-covered fauteuils and an ottoman (Courtesy The Potomack Company)

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Editor’s note: See how much some of these items sold for in the latest story on the auction

WASHINGTON — An eclectic batch of items from American novelist Tom Clancy is being sold by an Alexandria, Virginia, auction house.

Clancy, who was a Maryland native, died in 2013 at age 66, and much of the on-sale belongings come from his 80-acre estate on the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland. 

The auction takes place Jan. 31, but bidding is already underway online. Potential buyers can also see the items in person at the gallery in Old Town Alexandria.

“There is his luxury modern furniture from his estate over in Calvert County. It’s comprised of modern furniture with unusual textures and skins: snakeskin, crocodile, stingray,” Elizabeth Wainstein, owner of The Potomack Company auction house, told WTOP.

“And then there’s the pieces that kind of reflect his fascination with the Cold War,” Wainstein added. “A Soviet era military wool overcoat, a Soviet periscope, some English searchlights, military searchlights — some of the best made.”

Wainstein said it’s too soon to tell how much the items will actually sell for. “It’s hard to know … what the ultimate hammer price will be, because a lot can be driven up just by provenance, just by the fun of it being Tom Clancy’s.”

“Most of it [the bidding] will actually start happening this weekend and next week. A lot of people like to hold their cards close to their chest and bid at the last minute,” Wainstein said. “I think there’s something for everyone. We have estimates … starting at $40 and going on up into the thousands.”

Some of Clancy’s most well-known novels include “The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger.”

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