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  Collector News

Schedule a Meeting with a Heritage Representative this Fall

With the distribution of Heritage Auctions' October Signature Sports Auction catalogs right around the corner, potential consignors to our February Platinum Night Auction and Spring Signature Auction will have several chances during the fall season to meet with one of our sports consignment directors in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Toronto.

Our sports collectibles experts will be on hand in Toronto from November 9th - 11th, Chicago from November 18th - 20th, and Philadelphia from December 7th - 9th to visit with potential consignors of fine sports memorabilia and trading cards. Click here to schedule your appraisal appointment with Heritage.

Collectors with quality sports cards and memorabilia in the New York metropolitan area can visit (or schedule an appointment) with Heritage representative Lee Iskowitz, who will be in our Manhattan office: 445 Park Ave. on October 11 and November 1, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact Lee at LeeI@HA.com or his direct line at (214) 409-1601.

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The GRACE Gala Auction

We are proud to present the October 13 GRACE Gala Auction #527 benefitting Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange. This auction is open for online bidding until 10:00 PM CT, October 12, 2012, with auction resuming at the GRACE Gala live event, 7:30 PM CT October 13, 2012 at Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. For further information contact EricaS@HA.com or call 1-800-872-6467.

Bidding in the GRACE Auction supports the ninth annual GRACE Gala — "Angels Among US" — presented by Thompson Group Classic Chevrolet. All proceeds of the gala go towards GRACE to help more than 19,000 individuals each year in the Northeast Tarrant County community. To purchase tickets, please visit gracegala.org

Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE) is a Grapevine, Texas based non-profit relief agency which provides food, clothing, financial assistance, and other vital necessities to people who are struggling with a limited income or recent emergency. The philosophy of GRACE is that encouraging self-sufficiency will, in turn, encourage community cohesiveness. Compassion and assistance are offered as a response to God's grace by local churches in partnership with municipalities, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals. For more information, please visit gracegrapevine.org
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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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Heritage Video Tutorial — Getting the Most out of Guided Navigation

Have you ever wanted to search the Heritage website for something, but been overwhelmed by all the choices? Heritage offers you a video tutorial on how to search our website efficiently and effectively. Learn how to use the powerful Heritage search engine to your full advantage!


View the video here.

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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

Rob Rosen
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1767
or email at RRosen@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:

  • 20th Century Design Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Asian Art Specialist: Beverly Hills
  • European Art Specialist: New York
  • Comics & Comic Art Specialist: New York
  • European Comic Art Specialist: Dallas, Paris
  • Fine Jewelry Specialist: New York
  • Firearms Specialist: Dallas
  • Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: Beverly Hills and New York
  • Timepiece Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Trust & Estates Specialist: New York
  • World Coins Director: Hong Kong
  • World Paper Money Expert: Dallas/Remote

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:

  • Cataloger — Currency: Dallas/Remote
  • Client Services Representative: Dallas
  • Color & Photography Imaging Specialist: Dallas Contract
  • Consignment Director — Currency: Dallas
  • Desktop Support: Dallas
  • Desktop Support Supervisor: Dallas
  • Digital Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • Executive Assistant — Currency: Dallas
  • Interns: Dallas
  • Marketing Account Executive: Dallas, TX
  • Operations Assistant - Coins: Dallas
  • Public Relations Assistant: Dallas
  • Returns Clerk: Dallas
  • Shipping Associate: Dallas
  • Web Developer: Dallas
  • Wine Warehouse Assistant: Beverly Hills

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

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  Around Heritage

The Sky Is Falling: Largest Piece Of The Moon Ever Offered In Heritage Auctions' New York Event

largest piece of the Moon ever to be auctioned
The sky will be falling Sunday, October 14 at the Fletcher Sinclair Mansion in New York City when Heritage Auctions — the third largest auction house in the world — offers more than 100 select meteorites, many with museum provenance, in its Natural History Signature® Meteorite Auction, the largest auction of its kinds ever held.

The headliner of this stellar event is a four pound lunar specimen — the largest piece of the Moon ever to be auctioned — that is expected to bring $340,000+.

"This Moon rock is worthy of the finest natural history museums in the world," said Darryl Pitt, Meteorite Consultant for Heritage Auctions. "Only 135 pounds of the Moon is available to the public, excluding Apollo mission material, and this is a superlative example of some of what is perhaps the rarest naturally occurring substance on Earth."

large portion of the Peekskill fireball
This auction also coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the Peekskill fireball — the most videotaped meteorite descent of all time — which burnished its legacy by puncturing a Chevy Malibu in its final act just 30 miles outside of Manhattan. A large portion of this renowned meteorite is estimated to sell for $45,000+.

This sale also includes: meteorites containing extraterrestrial gemstones; a piece of a meteorite that resulted in the only documented fatality; a meteorite that weighs three-quarters of a ton and the oldest matter mankind can touch.

"If you want to experience the marvels of the Earth, go to museums and travel," said Pitt. "If you want to begin to contemplate the marvels of the universe, touch a meteorite."

Further highlights include, but are certainly not limited to:

large fragment of the Tissint Martian meteorit
A large fragment of the Tissint Martian meteorite that fell last year in Morocco, which perfectly fits and locks into the large 1099 gram fragment that is now a centerpiece at the Natural History Museum in London. With an impressive Earthly provenance, the matching segment to the Natural History Museum jewel is estimated to sell for $230,000+.

"This is the most important meteorite shower in 100 years," said Dr. Caroline Smith of the Natural History Museum.

The Scream
A naturally sculpted iron meteorite from the Kalahari that is the extraterrestrial evocation of Munch's "The Scream," is estimated at $175,000+.

The largest slice of the most famous meteorite in the world, the Willamette meteorite at the American Museum of Natural History, is estimated to sell for $85,000+.

"Acquiring a specimen of a centerpiece exhibit at a major museum is virtually unheard of," said Pitt.

a Mundrabillia meteorite the size of a table
Originally from the Western Australian Museum in Perth, the most massive slab of a meteorite ever available at auction, a Mundrabillia meteorite the size of a table, three full feet across, is a breathtaking and stunning piece expected to realize $120,000+.

A portion of a meteorite that fell in 1492 that was later chained up in a church, specifically so it couldn't fly back into the sky, that comes with British Museum of Natural History provenance. Estimate: $4,000+.

piece of the planet Mars that legendary recording artist Herbie Hancock had in his pocket
A meteorite that did a bit of... stargazing: a piece of the planet Mars that legendary recording artist Herbie Hancock had in his pocket during a gala performance at The Kennedy Center last fall for The Thelonious Monk Institute. This bit of Mars — along with Hancock — were embraced by the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright and Aretha Franklin, among others. One hundred percent of the auction proceeds of this lot go to The Monk Institute, which is devoted to nurturing musical excellence. Estimate: $6,500+.

More information about Meteorite auctions.

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MBNA Collection Of Maritime Art And Ship Models Offered In Annapolis
West Wind, Britannia, White Heather, Shamrock and Lulworth in the Solent
Perhaps the finest collection of maritime art ever assembled — including more than 100 unique and intriguing scale ship models — will cross the auction block on October 27 at the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD, as part of our Maritime & Ship Models Signature Auction.

An invitation only reception will be held on Friday, October 26, the night before the auction, at the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and a public preview will be held for two days, or by appointment.

More than 300 lots will be offered in the auction, with estimates on the paintings ranging from $2,000 to $150,000 while most of the ship models carry estimates of $5,000 and below. The top offering in the paints section of the event is Stephen J. Renard's 'West Wind', 'Britannia', 'White Heather', 'Shamrock' and 'Lulworth' in the Solent, 1927 (estimate: $50,000+), one of three Renards to be offered. Other highlights from the paintings portion of the sale include works by Montague Dawson, James Bard, Antonio Jacobsen and Duncan McFarlane.

Scale model of The USS Franklin
Ship models range from vintage sailor's work to a fine assortment of classic sailing vessels in small and large scale, and includes such virtuosities as an impressive large scale model of The USS 'Franklin' by master modeler Stephen W. Henninger (estimate: $5,000+), complete with a full complement of model aircraft.

"The collection was assembled by the MBNA Corporation, at one time the largest independent credit card issuer in the world," said Nick Dawes, Vice President of Special Collections at Heritage. "It runs the gamut from early 19th century to modern day paintings and models, representing maritime trade, exploration, warfare and recreation from the discovery of America to the Americas Cup."

MBNA's strong presence in Maine made Maine regional art a natural focus for the collection, which was personally assembled by the company's principals. "More broadly, however, the collection is a comprehensive look at the best maritime art has to offer," said Dawes. "Maine, its proximity to the ocean and the impact of the sea on the culture of the area is intimately intertwined in this collection. The appeal of the grouping goes far beyond that, however, transcending regionalism and offering a wide variety of material to aficionados of maritime art all over the world."

William Hitchcock
Each of the ship models is being sold without reserve — The MBNA collection includes works by some of the most important American craftsmen who have, or are, working in the genre: William Hitchcock, Robert H. Mouat, Greg McKay and Stephen W. Henninger.

Heritage Auctions will be present at the Annapolis Boat Show, October 5-8, where catalogues and details will be available.

More information about Maritime Art And Ship Models auctions.

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  Sports Trivia
Instant Quiz:

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

Who was the first NFL commissioner?

       A) Bert Bell
       B) Bart Starr
       C) Jim Thorpe
       D) Joe Carr
       E) None of the above



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

Last issue's question:

Who was the only player to lead the NBA in scoring and assists in the same year?

A) Tiny Archibald (25%)

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  Current Auctions
Sports Auctions
2012 October 13 GRACE Gala Auction, Benefiting Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange
2012 October 13 GRACE Gala Auction, Benefiting Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange #527
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151241
October 7, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151242
October 14, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151243
October 21, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151244
October 28, 2012
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Other Signature Auctions
2012 October 4-5 Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction - Beverly Hills 2012 October 4-5 Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction - Beverly Hills #6084
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2012 October 4-5 Rare Books Signature Auction - Beverly Hills 2012 October 4-5 Rare Books Signature Auction - Beverly Hills #6091
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2012 October 13-14 Illustration Art Signature Auction - New York 2012 October 13-14 Illustration Art Signature Auction - New York #5111
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2012 October 14 Natural History Signature Meteorite Auction - New York 2012 October 14 Natural History Signature Meteorite Auction - New York #6089
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2012 October 17-23 ANA Currency Signature Auction- Dallas 2012 October 17-23 ANA Currency Signature Auction- Dallas #3520
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2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas #1175
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2012 October 23 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction - Dallas 2012 October 23 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5113
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2012 October 27 Maritime & Ship Models Signature Auction - Annapolis 2012 October 27 Maritime & Ship Models Signature Auction - Annapolis #5128
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Other Internet Auctions
Weekly World Coin Auction Weekly World Coin Auction #231240
October 4, 2012
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Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions #241240
October 4, 2012
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Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet Auction Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet Auction #181240
October 4, 2012
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Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction #201240
October 4, 2012
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Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161241
October 7, 2012
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Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121241
October 7, 2012
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Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131241
October 7, 2012
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Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction #251241
October 9, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction #171241
October 9, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131241
October 9, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141241
October 9, 2012
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