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  Collector News

Heritage Sports Experts To Hit Northern and Southern California During a Pair of February Consignment Trips

With Heritage Auctions' April Signature Auction consignment deadline right around the corner, our sports experts will be travelling to California twice this month in order to view large collections, which would be suitable for what is shaping up to be one of our most impressive auctions to date.

Heritage sports representatives Mark Jordan and Derek Grady will be picking up quality consignments in the Southern California area, including our Beverly Hills office, from February 15-18. If you have vintage sports cards, autographs or memorabilia please contact Mark in advance at MarkJ@HA.com or his direct line at (214) 409-1187, or Derek at DerekG@HA.com (214) 409-1975 to discuss your consignment and pickup.

Collectors in the Northern California area will also have a chance to visit with Heritage representatives by appointment from February 22-27 or by attending our Sacramento appraisal fair on February 24-26. To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Mark Jordan at MarkJ@HA.com or his direct line at (214) 409-1187.

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Sunday Internet Auction Highlights

HA.com/Sports is the place to be every Sunday night for collectors of fine sports memorabilia and trading cards.

Over 100 lots will close to initial bidding at 10 PM CT. On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding).

No other major sports memorabilia auction house provides its clientele this much bidding excitement. It's just another reason why Heritage is the World's Largest Collectibles Auctioneer.

Call or email today to discuss consigning your fine sport collectibles and trading cards to an upcoming Heritage auction.

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Website Tips: Do's and Don'ts For Sending Images To Heritage

Every day Heritage receives thousands of emails and phone calls from clients all over the world asking us to evaluate their property. Almost always, our first response is: send us a photograph of the item. The old adage "A picture is worth a thousand words" is very true... but only when the "picture" provides useful information. Here's a list of basic do's and don'ts when sending photographs of your property to our specialists for review.

DO send photographs that are in focus and have enough light to see the item being photographed.
If you can't see what it is, then we can't either.

DON'T email photographs larger than 1MB each.
Larger-sized digital photographs are easier to zoom in and see the details, but too many extremely large photographs in one email completely crashes our computer system. Use a zip file if you need to send more than a dozen images. On the other hand...

DON'T email photographs too small.
Digital photographs less than 100KB are so small that we can't see the item well enough to give an opinion on its age, quality, and value.

DO check your images before you click Send.
More often than you would think, we receive someone's personal photographs attached to the email by mistake. It doesn't take but a second to double check that you are sending the correct images. Some of you sure throw some wild parties!

DON'T send photographs with large glares.
Camera flashes and direct sunlight often produce glares in photographs, especially on pieces that are framed with glass or have very shiny surfaces. If your piece is framed, you may have to remove the glass in order to photograph it.

DO send photographs of the entire front and the entire back.
Close-up photographs are great, but don't forget to send us a photograph of the overall front and back of the piece(s). We don't want to miss anything important because it was cropped out of the photograph. Note — it's generally OK to send photographs of only one side of comic books, sportscards, or movie posters.

DO send a detail of the signature and any other markings, if you are inquiring about any kind of artwork or autograph.
Signatures, dates, titles, inscriptions, labels — they are all important and the detail images that you send assist us in determining the best value for your piece.

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  Consign Today

Top quality collectibles will also be given featured placement in print ads within such trade publications as Sports Collectors Digest, Sports Market Report and Beckett Elite, providing maximum hobby exposure. Generous cash advances are available. Call or email one of our consignment directors today to discuss your collection.

Chris Ivy
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1319
or email at CIvy@HA.com

Derek Grady
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1975
or email at DerekG@HA.com

Mike Gutierrez
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1183
or email at MikeG@HA.com

Mark Jordan
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1187
or email at MarkJ@HA.com

Lee Iskowitz
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1601
or email at LeeI@HA.com

Peter Calderon
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1789
or email at PeterC@HA.com

Jonathan Scheier
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1314
or email at JonathanS@HA.com

Chris Nerat
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1615
or email at ChrisN@HA.com

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  Employment Opportunities

As the fastest growing American-based auction house, financially rock-solid Heritage Auctions continues to grow and seek the best talent in the industry. If you are a specialist or have strong general collectibles knowledge, we want to hear from you. These specialists will, in some cases, head new departments and in others will enhance existing department expertise. We have positions open at our headquarters in Dallas as well as at our new state-of-the-art galleries in prime locations in both Midtown Manhattan and Beverly Hills.

Heritage is seeking to hire the world's best specialists in the following categories:

  • Asian Art Specialist: Dallas, Beverly Hills, or New York
  • European Art Specialist: Dallas, Beverly Hills, or New York
  • Firearms Specialist: Dallas
  • Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: New York
  • World Coins Director: Hong Kong

If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications we seek, please email your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.

We are also seeking to fill the following corporate positions:

  • Accounting/ Inventory Clerk: Dallas
  • Bullion Coin Trader: Dallas
  • Cataloger — U.S. Coins: Contract, Remote
  • Cataloger - World Coins: Dallas
  • Client Data Specialist: Dallas- Part Time
  • Consignment Coordinator - Historical: Dallas
  • Consignment Coordinator - Jewelry: Dallas
  • Consignment Coordinator - U. S. Coins: Dallas
  • Consignment Coordinator - World Coins: Dallas
  • Desktop Support: Dallas
  • eBay Collectible Sales Specialist: Dallas
  • e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • Graphic Designer: Dallas
  • Interns: Dallas, TX
  • Marketing Analyst: Dallas, TX
  • Operations Assistant: New York
  • Operations Assistant - Arms & Armor: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant - Vintage Guitars: Dallas
  • Print Press Assistant: Dallas
  • Senior Web Developer: Dallas
  • Settlements Clerk Dallas
  • Shipping Associate Dallas
  • SQL Developer Dallas

If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate positions, please apply here.

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  Around Heritage

Eclectic Styles And Tastes Abound In February 7 Estate Event

Francoise-Marie de Bourbon, Duchesse d'OrleansEverything from fine French and Italian art, Pop and Post-Modern art and Lalique glass to ebonized cabinets, gilt bronze clocks and an antique cash register will be up for bid on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Heritage Auctions' The Signature® Estate Auction, being held at the company's Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street.

"We've again combed the finest estates in America with a Texas audience in mind," said Ed Beardsley, Managing Director of the Department of Fine Art at Heritage. "We've also designed this auction to appeal to a wide range of budgets, from high-end interior designers to young adults looking to add something nice to a new home or apartment. Everyone will find something in here."

Two of the top lots in the auction, both coming with an estimate of $8,000+, are an oil painting of Françoise-Marie de Bourbon, Duchesse d'Orléans (Daughter of Gaston d'Orléans), attributed to Pierre Gobert (French, 1659-1741) – the painting comes to auction via Property From a Private New York Collection – and a Lithograph in Colors, Killdevil Hill, 1975, by the great American artist Robert Rauschenberg.

A wonderful color lithograph poster by Swiss painter and printmaker Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), Motorcycles Comiot, 1899, is expected to bring $7,000+, while Rita Hoffman Shulak's oil painting Giverny Water Lilies carries a $6,000+ pre-auction estimate and a whimsical Patinated Gilt Bronze and Ivory Figural grouping of three children at play by Romanian artist Demtre Chiparus (1886-1947), from The Estate of Fayetta Mary Gannon, is expected to bring $5,000+.

Top Decorative Arts offerings in the auction include further property from the estate of Ray and Clare Stern, an important Dallas, TX power couple of the 1980s, part of which is an Italian Ebonized Cabinet and Gilt Bronze Mounts Inlaid with Ivory, Brass and Mother-Of-Pearl, circa 1870, which is expected to bring $3,000+.

Other significant Decorative Arts highlights include a fine Pair of Lalique Swans with Mirrored Reflector, post-1945, expected to bring $4,000+, along with a Charles X Style Three Piece Gilt Bronze and Enamel Clock Garniture, circa 1870, which carries a pre-auction estimate of $2,500+.

More information about fine and decorative art auctions.

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  Sports Trivia
Instant Quiz:

Answer this quick question and see how you stack up against your peers.

Who had the longest run from scrimmage in a Super Bowl?

       A) John Riggins
       B) Emmitt Smith
       C) Willie Parker
       D) Thurman Thomas
       E) Edgar Bennett



Look for the answer, results and more details in the next issue of Heritage Sports News.

Last issue's question:

Which television station broadcasted the first Super Bowl?

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  Current Auctions
Sports Auctions
Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151206
February 5, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151207
February 12, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151208
February 19, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151209
February 26, 2012
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Other Signature Auctions
2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Heritage Live Enabled
2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach #1167
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2012 February 3 Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach Heritage Live Enabled
2012 February 3 Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach #3515
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2012 February 4 Vintage Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Heritage Live Enabled
2012 February 4 Vintage Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Beverly Hills #7056
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2012 February 7 The Signature Estate Auction- Dallas Heritage Live Enabled
2012 February 7 The Signature Estate Auction- Dallas #5089
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2012 February 8 Rare Books Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Heritage Live Enabled
2012 February 8 Rare Books Signature Auction - Beverly Hills #6064
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2012 February 22-24 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - New York Heritage Live Enabled
2012 February 22-24 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - New York #7054
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2012 March 8-9 Signature Auction - The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judean Coins - New York Heritage Live Enabled
2012 March 8-9 Signature Auction - The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judean Coins - New York #3003
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Other Internet Auctions
Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction #201205
February 2, 2012
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Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions #241205
February 2, 2012
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Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet Auction Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet Auction #181205
February 2, 2012
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Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121206
February 5, 2012
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Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161206
February 5, 2012
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Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131206
February 5, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131206
February 7, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141206
February 7, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction #171206
February 7, 2012
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Monthly Internet World Coin Auction Monthly Internet World Coin Auction #231206
February 7, 2012
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