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  Collector News

Heritage Sports Catalog Auction closes this week

2012 May 3-5 Vintage Sports Collectibles Signature Auction- DallasJust a couple days remain to bid in the biggest auction event of the Spring. Be sure to familiarize yourself with our new bidding rules, listed below:

Day 1, Thursday May 3rd, will conclude Session One, the Trading Card section of the auction. All initial bids must be entered by 10 PM Central time in order to participate in the Extended Bidding portion, and each lot will close individually after thirty minutes of inactivity.

On Day 2, Friday May 4th, Session Two will begin at 11 AM Central time with Game Used and General Memorabilia, beginning with the incredible Seth Swirsky Collection. This is a Live Auction in our Dallas auction room, with participation available in person, by telephone, or using our Heritage Live software, which provides live streaming audio, video and bidding capabilities, opening the auction room to the entirety of the Internet.

Session Three is where you'll find the greatest change from our previous auctions. All Autographed Baseball Material will be presented in an Extended Bidding format on Friday night after the Live Auction, identical in style to the closing style of Session One. Remember, initial bids must be placed on these lots prior to 10 PM Central in order to participate in the Extended Bidding period.

Finally Session Four will close in an Extended Bidding format beginning at 10 PM on Saturday, May 5th. This is the "Final Session" material, typically more modestly valued offerings for the budget-conscious collector. Again, remember to place your initial bids prior to the 10 PM deadline.


1929-30 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 8.5

1952 Eddie Mathews Game Worn Boston Braves Rookie Jersey, MEARS A9

1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank SGC 40 VG 3

1978 Billy Sims Heisman Trophy Ring

1973 Darrell Royal Game Worn University of Texas Longhorns Coach's Jacket - From Historic Cotton Bowl Victory

2010 Manny Pacquiao Fight Worn Trunks from Margarito Bout

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East, West Coast and Toronto Heritage Sports Consignment Trips Scheduled for May

Only days away from what we hope to be one of our most successful auctions to date, Heritage Auctions' sports division will be hitting the road for three sports card and memorabilia consignment trips this month.

Heritage vintage trading card expert Peter Calderon, along with renowned hockey memorabilia expert Bill Campbell, will be picking up quality consignments at the "Spring Sports Expo" at the Toronto International Centre on May 4-6. If you have vintage sports cards, autographs or memorabilia from any sport, please contact Peter in advance at PeterC@HA.com or his direct line at (214) 409-1789 to discuss your consignment and pickup.

Collectors in the Pittsburgh area will also have a chance to visit with Heritage representatives from May 18-20, by appointment, or by attending the "Pittsburgh XXXIV Spring Classic" at the "Charles L. Sewall Center" of Robert Morris University. To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Mark Jordan at MarkJ@HA.com or his direct line at (214) 409-1187. In addition, sports card expert Derek Grady will be in attendance at the show and can be reached at (214) 409-1975 or DerekG@HA.com.

Lastly, Mark Jordan will be taking in quality sports consignments at the "2012 Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectible Expo" from May 31 - June 2 at the Long Beach Convention Center. 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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Website Tips: Enlarged Images on Search Pages

Have you visited one of our search results pages recently? Now, as soon as you hold your mouse over one of the small thumbnail images, you will automatically see a much larger version of the image.


If this whets your appetite and you want to see more, just click on the small image to go to the lot page, where enlargeable images are available for virtually every lot in our auctions.

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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:

  • Bullion Coin Trader: Dallas
  • Cataloger — Movie Posters: Dallas
  • Cataloger — U.S. Coins: Contract, Remote
  • Cataloger - World Coins: Dallas, TX
  • Client Services Representative: Dallas
  • Desktop Support: Dallas
  • Desktop Support Supervisor: Dallas
  • Digital Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • eBay Collectible Sales Specialist: Dallas
  • e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • Graphic Designer: Dallas
  • Graphic Web Designer: Dallas
  • Interns: Dallas, TX
  • Inventory Control Clerk: Dallas, TX
  • Mail List/ Marketing Analyst: Dallas, TX
  • Operations Assistant - Coins: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant - Historical: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant - Vintage Guitars: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant - World Coins: Dallas
  • Settlements Clerk: Dallas
  • Shipping Associate: Dallas

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

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  Around Heritage

Bouguereau, Johnson, Renoir And Silva Top American & European Art Event

Fishing For Frogs
William Adolphe Bouguereau's sublime Fishing For Frogs, 1882, is expected to bring $1,500,000+ as the offering on the European side of Heritage Auctions' May 15 Signature American & European Art Auction, taking place at Heritage's Dallas Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street, while Eastman Johnson's lyrical Child at Prayer, circa 1873, is the top American offering with a $500,000+ pre-auction estimate. These prime examples, along with 33 others, have been consigned to the auction by The Lexington Trust of Los Angeles

"This is one of the deepest art auctions that Heritage has ever presented," said Brian Roughton, Director of American and European Art at Heritage. "We've put a tremendous effort into gathering this diverse grouping and making it an appealing offering to every level of collector."

Portrait d'une jeune femme
Two paintings from French master Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Portrait d'une jeune femme, circa 1868-70 (estimate: $650,000+) and Le Port de Saint-Tropez (estimate: $200,000+), ample demonstrate the great painter's lifelong artistic prowess, acting as creative bookends on his career with the former coming from his pre-Impressionist period and the latter dating toward the end of his career when he had fully mastered the Impressionist palette.

Collectors of Fine American will also thrill to the offering of Francis Augustus Silva's The Old House by the River, 1881, estimated at $400,000+.

The Old House by the River
"This is a remarkable and exceedingly beautiful painting by Silva that showcases his full genius with the brush," said Roughton. "He was a preeminent member of the Luminist Movement, but he didn't begin his professional art career until he was 35, after serving as a captain in the Civil War. Fame found him rather quickly, however, and by 1870 his reputation as a painter was fully solidified."
Portrait d'une jeune femme
As part of this auction Heritage will also be presenting a special selection of 188 19th and early-20th century American – and occasional European – paintings from the extensive holdings of The Jean and Graham Devoe Williford Charitable Trust. Highlights include William Stanley Haseltine's masterly Saint-Malo, Brittany, c. 1868 (estimate: $30,000+) and William Bradford's bold Iceberg, 1869.

"Graham Williford, a native of Fairfield, Texas, is the quietly discerning sensibility behind this superb collection," said Roughton. "He began to acquire American paintings voraciously as early as the 1950s, long before they became a hotly contested collecting area, and assembled an astounding array of great works."

More information about fine art auctions.

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  Sports Trivia
Instant Quiz:

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

In what year was the first World Series played?

       A) 1856
       B) 1900
       C) 1899
       D) 1903
       E) 1919



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

Last issue's question:

What team won the first ever Stanley Cup?

B) Montreal Hockey Club (54%)

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  Current Auctions
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2012 May 3-5 Vintage Sports Collectibles Signature Auction- Dallas
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2012 May 3-5 Vintage Sports Collectibles Signature Auction- Dallas
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Monthly Internet World Coin Auction Monthly Internet World Coin Auction #231218
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Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction #201218
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