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Former Braves Scout's PSA Graded World Series Ticket Collection to be Auctioned

With close personal friends such as Ernie Banks and Ted Williams, it's no wonder that former Milwaukee Braves scout Earle Halstead accumulated a fantastic collection of baseball memorabilia over the years. In addition to being regarded as one of the more successful scouts in team history, Halstead was one of the Triple A's best umpires, while he's also recognized as the inventor of the first curve ball pitching machine ever put on the market.

Originating directly from family of the highly notable figure from the diamond, Heritage's April Signature Auction will feature an amazing array of PSA-graded World Series tickets. More than 100 tickets will be offered in a total of six lots, while the World Series full and stubs range from 1929-2005.

Other than game-worn equipment, there are no pieces of memorabilia that connect the collector to the actual event more than ticket stubs. This upcoming offering from the collection of Earle Halstead will represent some of the most memorable "Fall Classic" games in history.

Please view the tickets from the Halstead collection:


1929-37 World Series PSA-Graded Ticket Stubs Lot of 13

1940's World Series Tickets Lot of 15

1950's World Series Ticket Stubs Lot of 8

1960's World Series Tickets Lot of 15

1970's World Series Tickets Lot of 26

1980's-2000's World Series Tickets Lot of 26

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Three Heritage Sports Consignment Trips Slated For March

With our April 2012 Signature Auction consignment deadline in the books, we are still eagerly seeking high-quality vintage sports cards and memorabilia for the remaining two auctions of 2012. In fact we are just getting started, for what promises to be an exciting year for the "World's Largest Collectibles Auctioneer."

Heritage sports representatives Mark Jordan and Pete Calderon will be picking up quality consignments in the Chicagoland area at the "Sun-Times Show," which will take place March 16-18. 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 Pete at PeterC@HA.com at (214) 409-1789 to discuss your consignment and pickup.

Collectors in the Las Vegas area will also have a chance to visit with a Heritage representative from March 18-21, by appointment, as Mark Jordan will be heading to "Sin City" in search of future auction pieces. To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Mark Jordan at MarkJ@HA.com or his direct line at (214) 409-1187.

Rounding out the month of March, Heritage Auctions' representatives Mark Jordan and Lee Iskowitz will be hitting the road to "Rich Altman's Boston Show," which will take place March 30-April 1 at the Shriner's Auditorium.

To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Mark Jordan at MarkJ@HA.com or his direct line at (214) 409-1187 or Lee Iskowitz at LeeI@HA.com.

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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: Printable Prices Realized

Have you ever needed a printable listing of the prices realized in our auctions? Here's how to get one.

From our home page, just click on the "Auction Results Archives" tab on the left side of the page. This will take you to a listing of the auction archives. On the upper right side of the resulting page, you'll see a link called "Printable Results".

Click on "Printable Results". Now, simply choose the auction you wish to view the results from and click "Go". That's all you need!

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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 Clerk: Dallas
  • Bullion Coin Trader: Dallas
  • Cataloger — U.S. Coins: Contract, Remote
  • Cataloger - World Coins: Dallas, TX
  • Client Services Representative: Dallas
  • Consignment Coordinator - World Coins: Dallas
  • Desktop Support: Dallas
  • Desktop Support Supervisor: Dallas
  • eBay Collectible Sales Specialist: Dallas
  • e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • Graphic Designer: Dallas
  • Interns: Dallas, TX
  • Inventory Control Clerk: Dallas, TX
  • Janitor: Dallas, TX
  • Mail List/ Marketing Analyst: Dallas, TX
  • Operations Assistant: New York
  • Operations Assistant - Coins: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant - Historical: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant - Vintage Guitars: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant - World Coins: Dallas
  • Print Press Assistant: 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

Elizabeth Taylor's Gold Cleopatra Cape and Rarest Beatles U.S. Single In Existence Anchor March Music & Entertainment Auction

gold cape that Elizabeth Taylor wore as Cleopatra
The rarest of all U.S. 45 Beatles singles, a mint condition stock pressing of 1962's "My Bonnie"/"The Saints," with the Fab Four as the back-up band, is expected to bring $30,000+, while the gold cape that Elizabeth Taylor wore as Cleopatra in two pivotal scenes in the 1963 film of the same name is expected to bring $20,000 as the top lots in our March 30 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature auction.

"These are just a few of the highlights and legendary names we have lined up in this auction," said Margaret Barrett, Director of Entertainment & Music auctions at Heritage. "We have rare and desirable memorabilia relating to a host of the key figures in late 20th century Pop Culture. Collectors of all levels will find something to be excited about."

gold cape that Elizabeth Taylor wore as Cleopatra
The Elizabeth Taylor Ceremonial Cape from Cleopatra (20th Century Fox, 1963), crafted to resemble the wings of a Phoenix, is an ornately designed piece made of thin panels of gold-painted leather adorned with hand-stitched gold bugle beads, seed beads and bead-anchored sequins. Taylor wore the cape in two key scenes: Cleopatra's dramatic entrance to Rome — the most lavish portrayal of this event in film history — and Cleopatra's dramatic 'exit' by asp bite. The cape is complimented by a wig Taylor wore in the same film, mainly at the beginning of the film, estimated at $10,000+.

"Taylor was featured in countless newspaper and magazine articles wearing this cape," said Barrett, "most famously on the cover of the Oct. 6, 1961 issue of Life. While the $194,800 budget for Taylor's costumes was the highest ever for a single actor at the time, the film's costume designer, Irene Sharaff, made good use of it, winning an Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Color, for her work."

Little Caesar
The Beatles (Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers) "My Bonnie"/"The Saints" 45 (Decca 31382, 1962), the top offering of the many Beatles-related lots in the auction, is the rarest of the US Beatles singles, even rarer than the pink label promo version of the same record.

"It went nowhere when it was released," said Barret, "and most of the few copies pressed were trashed, which explains why the promo copies actually outnumber the stock commercial version. As years passed and collectors became historians, the release attained more and more stature as an extreme rarity. There's likely only 20 to 25 copies of this in existence and we've never seen on better."

Little Caesar
A John Lennon autographed Imagine poster (1971), dating from the very peak of Lennon's solo career, is another key Beatles-related piece, with its ties to the end of the Fab Four's reign as a band and Lennon's zenith as a solo hit-maker. It's a world class piece of Lennon memorabilia from the pinnacle of the great musician's power. It carries a pre-auction estimate of $10,000+.
Little Caesar
One of the auction's most interesting lots is an unfinished oil painting by Buddy Holly, started when he was a teenager in Lubbock, TX, and left unfinished for unknown reasons. It is estimated at $12,000+.

"This painting has been with Holly's family until now and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Buddy's brother, Larry Holley," said Barrett. "Buddy's burgeoning talent as a visual artist is apparent and not surprising, considering his ability to master any creative endeavor he chose to pursue. Luckily for us all, he turned to rock n' roll and the rest is music history."

Little Caesar
The painting is just one of several important Buddy Holly rarities in the auction. Another highlight is a Holly, Ritchie Valens and Dion Signed 45 (Coral 62074, 1959), autographed by the singer on the night of Feb. 2, 1959, at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA, the very night "the music died." This is the second signed single to emerge from the fateful and legendary night; it carries a pre-auction estimate of $8,000+.
Little Caesar
The incredible interest generated in John Wayne memorabilia by Heritage's auction of the Personal Property of John Wayne last October has not diminished, as great pieces continue to surface for auction, including two superb pieces in this auction: A John Wayne 'Bib' Shirt from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Paramount, 1962, estimated at $10,000+, and a John Wayne signed prop rifle from The Alamo, United Artists, 1960, signed by Duke in 1975, some 15 years after the legendary film's release. It carries a $6,000+ pre-auction estimate.
Little Caesar
As ever, Marilyn Monroe continues to represent the pinnacle in both Hollywood glamour and desirability of memorabilia. The March 30 auction fits that bill well with a 1946 Marilyn Monroe-signed 'Photographic Model Release' Form used by photographer Richard C. Miller when he worked with the up and coming 19-year-old in March and April of 1946, and offered here directly from The Estate of Richard C. Miller. The family has stated that this is the very last Monroe-signed document that they will offer publicly. It is estimated at $9,000+.

More information about entertainment & music memorabilia auctions.

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  Sports Trivia
Instant Quiz:

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

How many baseball gloves can be made from one cow?

       A) 42
       B) 165
       C) 22
       D) 5
       E) 100



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

Last issue's question:

What pitcher was taken out of his major league debut in the seventh inning for a pinch hitter named Duffy Lewis, in 1914?

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  Current Auctions
Sports Auctions
Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151212
March 18, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151213
March 25, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151214
April 1, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151215
April 8, 2012
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Other Signature Auctions
2012 March 20 California Art Signature Auction- Beverly Hills Heritage Live Enabled
2012 March 20 California Art Signature Auction- Beverly Hills #5103
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2012 March 23-24 Dallas Vintage Movie Poster Auction Heritage Live Enabled
2012 March 23-24 Dallas Vintage Movie Poster Auction #7055
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2012 March 30 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction- Dallas Heritage Live Enabled
2012 March 30 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction- Dallas #7053
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2012 April 1 Doodles for Hunger - Celebrity Art Auction, Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters 2012 April 1 Doodles for Hunger - Celebrity Art Auction, Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters #507
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2012 April 11 Fine Silver & Vertu Signature Auction- Dallas Heritage Live Enabled
2012 April 11 Fine Silver & Vertu Signature Auction- Dallas #5091
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Other Internet Auctions
Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet Auction Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet Auction #181211
March 15, 2012
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Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction #201211
March 15, 2012
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Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions #241211
March 15, 2012
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Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121212
March 18, 2012
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Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131212
March 18, 2012
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Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161212
March 18, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction #251212
March 20, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131212
March 20, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141212
March 20, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction #171212
March 20, 2012
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Monthly World Coin Auction Monthly World Coin Auction #231214
April 3, 2012
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