Tom Clancy's golf cart, snakeskin-topped table and other possessions to be auctioned off

Author Tom Clancy's golf cart and crocodile-skin table could be yours, if your price is right.

A crocodile-skin coffee table and a Soviet-era wool military trench coat that once belonged to Tom Clancy could be yours, if your price is right. 

Items from the Baltimore-born spy novelist's Chesapeake Bay estate will be auctioned off at the end of the month, according to Elizabeth Wainstein, founder and president of Alexandria, Va.-based auction house The Potomack Co.

The auction will be hosted on the auction house’s website starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 31 and will feature furniture — including a snakeskin-topped table, velvet-cut dining chairs and a billiards table — along with the late author’s golf cart, telescope and more. The items will be on display at the auction house starting Jan. 19.

"It's kind of a luxury, modern style, combined with a lot of exotic veneers and textured items," Wainstein said, adding that items from Clancy's military artifacts collection — including searchlights, a Russian trench periscope and a World War I model plane — will also be auctioned.

Clancy's former Baltimore penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton Residences was also recently for sale. It was put on the market for $12 million in October 2015; the price was reduced to $10.9 million in February and $8.7 million in May.

However, the listing for the property can no longer be found online. Shawn Breck, vice president of TTR Sotheby's International Realty, which originally listed the property, declined to comment Wednesday on whether the home had been sold.

Clancy, who died in 2013 at age 66, was best known for writing military and spy fiction novels, including "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games" and "The Sum of All Fears," all of which were adapted into feature films.

If you bid

Items from Tom Clancy's estate will be on view at The Potomack Co., 1120 & 1116 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, Va., on Jan. 19-31. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The online catalog will be available at the end of the week and will feature starting estimates. For more information, go to

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