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  Collector News

Consignment Deadline for February Platinum Auction Right Around Corner

With only about 30 days until the consignment deadline hits for Heritage Auctions' highly anticipated February Platinum Night Auction, our sports experts will be heading out east twice in December in search of high quality sports cards and memorabilia.

Collectors in the Philadelphia area will have a chance to visit with Heritage representatives Mark Jordan, Lee Iskowitz and Derek Grady at the Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania from December 7-9. To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Mark Jordan at MarkJ@HA.com or (214) 409-1187, Lee Iskowitz at LeeI@HA.com or (214) 409-1601, or Derek Grady at DerekG@HA.com or (214) 409-1975.

In addition, Lee will also be at our New York City office on December 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST to view potential sports consignments. If you have vintage sports cards, autographs or memorabilia please stop by our 445 Park Ave. office or contact Lee to set up an appointment at LeeI@HA.com or (214) 409-1601 to discuss your consignment and pickup.

And don't forget, bidding for our Platinum Night Auction will begin in early February, with highlights including: Defense and special teams star Earl Christy's 1969 New York Jets Super Bowl III ring. The only player's ring even offered from Joe Namath's famed guarantee victory over the Baltimore Colts, this piece is originally sourced from Christy himself, and it showcases 14 karat gold and its original diamonds. An absolutely unimprovable memento representing one of the most historic moments in NFL history.

Switching sports, but hailing from the same era, Heritage's Platinum Night Auction will turn the heads of savvy roundball gurus everywhere with its offering of Lew Alcindor's circa 1970 Milwaukee Bucks jersey. The first of its kind ever offered, this gorgeous garment hails from the collection of the Bucks' former equipment manager Patrick McBride and it carries the highly desirable grade of a MEARS A10.

Wes Welker 2008 Regular Season and 2009 Pro Bowl Game Worn New England Patriots Helmet
Earl Christy's 1969 New York Jets
Super Bowl III ring
Wes Welker 2008 Regular Season and 2009 Pro Bowl Game Worn New England Patriots Helmet
Lew Alcindor's circa 1970 Milwaukee Bucks jersey

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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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  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
  • Comics & Comic Art Specialist: New York
  • European 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 e-mail your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.

We are also seeking to fill the following corporate positions:

  • Cataloger — Currency: Dallas/Remote
  • Cataloger — Decorative Arts: Dallas/Remote
  • Client Services Representative: Dallas
  • Color & Photography Imaging Specialist: Dallas/Contract
  • Comics Grader: Dallas
  • Consignment Director — Currency: Dallas
  • Desktop Support: Dallas
  • e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • Interns: Dallas
  • Network & Systems Administrator: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant - Coins: Dallas
  • Senior Settlements Accountant: Dallas
  • Shipping Associate: Beverly Hills/Part-time
  • WPF Applications Developer: Dallas

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

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  Around Heritage

Important Jean-Valentin Morel Surtout de Table Leads Silver & Vertu and Decorative Arts Auctions

French Louis XIV-style Ebony, Engraved Brass and Pewter, Tortoiseshell and Gilt Bronze Meuble A Hauteur D'Appui
A re-discovered silver and gilt bronze Surtout de table, fashioned by famed French silversmith Jean-Valentin Morel, is expected to bring $500,000+ to lead our December 5th Silver & Vertu and December 6th Decorative Arts Signature® Auctions. It is just one of nearly 500 lots of refined objects procured nationwide, including a Louis XIV-style ebony cabinet of engraved brass, pewter and tortoiseshell inlay (estimate $150,000+) and an important Lèon Kahn Regence-style kingwood and gilt bronze tall case clock (estimate $80,000+).

Offered December 5, the historically important Surtout de table comes to auction for the first time in nearly 20 years and only the second time since it was crafted in 1851 for the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in London. Tim Rigdon, Director of Silver and Decorative Arts at Heritage, painstakingly researched the artifact's whereabouts and located it on the West Coast, blackened with time but accompanied by four sets of gilt and silvered bronze seven-light candelabra. The important piece of Decorative Arts history is offered in a nine-piece lot. Read more about Rigdon's expert research on the Surtout de table.

Surtout de table
A Three Piece Henri Picard Et Freres Silvered Bronze Figural Table Garniture
Additional silver lots crossing the block Dec. 5 include a three-piece Henri Picard et Frères silvered bronze figural table garniture, expected to bring $30,000+, a circa 1851-52 monumental Garrard Victorian silver figural centerpiece, depicting a Moorish rider on horse, estimated to sell for $30,000+ and a Vauchez Frères silver gilt, enamel and gem set verge fuse figural desk clock, with two blackamoor figures astride sapphire-encrusted leopards, estimated to bring $20,000+. A seven piece Kurz & Co. silver tea and coffee service and tray, was crafted in Hanau, Germany, circa 1870, is expected to bring $15,000+.
A North German Empire Mahogany Temple-form Triple Roll-top Desk
Highlighting the nearly 300 lots of Decorative Arts offered Dec. 6 is the Louis XIV-style tortoiseshell meuble á hauteur d'appui, attributed to Charles-Guillaume Winckelsten (French, circa 1860-1870) after the work of Andrè-Charles Boulle. The finely executed cabinet is decorated with tortoiseshell ground inlaid with pewter and brass and edged with a contrasting inlaid band against pewter. Its central gilt bronze frame is accented with pawed foliate legs centering a female mask resting on a stepped base with inlaid panels on brass. Bearing a similarity to a pair in the collection of the Louvre, the meuble à hauteur d'appui is expected to bring $150,000+.

Additionally, a magnificent North German Empire mahogany temple-form triple roll-top desk, with hidden drawers and compartments and an architectural interior, is expected to break $80,000+. An important François Linke Louis XVI-style center bowl of violette marble with scrolling gilt bronze acanthus and laurel handles is expected to bring $40,000+. A 17th century German, ebony silver and hard stone mounted case clock, retaining four spiral-twisted ruby glass columns with Corinthian capitals, is expected to bring $30,000+.

More information about Furniture & Decorative Art auctions.

Iconic Film Car, 'Rain Man' 1949 Buick Roadmaster Convertible, May Bring Six Figures

The Iconic 1949 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Car from 'Rain Man.'
One of two iconic 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible car used in the acclaimed 1988 United Artists film "Rain Man," starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, and directed by Barry Levinson, is expected to bring more than $80,000+ when it comes across the block at Heritage Auctions on Dec. 14 as part of an Entertainment & Music Memorabilia auction.

"This car is a crucial character in the film," said Margaret Barrett, Director of Entertainment & Music Memorabilia at Heritage. "The plot essentially revolves around this beautiful vehicle, making it more than just a piece of screen-used memorabilia. It's the catalyst for the entire movie – a movie for which Hoffman also won an Academy Award®."

The Iconic 1949 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Car from 'Rain Man.'
Rain Man famously tells the story of Charlie Babbitt, a selfish yuppie of questionable ethics played expertly by Cruise, who learns that his estranged father has died, bequeathing his entire fortune to his other son, Raymond, an autistic savant brilliantly portrayed by Hoffman. All that Cruise's character gets from his father are his prized rosebushes and the car.
The Iconic 1949 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Car from 'Rain Man.'
"Cruise's Charlie Babbitt is a high-end car salesman and the 1949 Buick figures large in his life as the one car he never got to drive as he was forbidden from it by his father," said Barrett. "Once he and Hoffman connect, they set off on a cross-country adventure in the car, which is in virtually every scene, and the rest is Hollywood history."

The car is a two-door convertible with beige exterior, red leather interior, Straight-8 Fireball 8 cylinders, 320 c.u. inches engine size, 2-speed Dynaflow automatic transmission with a modified rear suspension to hold the extra weight of the camera equipment plus the cameraman when he had to shoot while sitting in the trunk.

"For a true Hollywood collector or film buff," said Barrett, "this is a plum prize – one of the great screen-featured automobiles from the 1980s from one of the best films of the decade."

More information about Entertainment auctions.

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  Sports Trivia
Instant Quiz:

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

Who has the most Super Bowl championships as a player?

       A) Joe Montana
       B) Charles Haley
       C) Bart Starr
       D) Marv Fleming
       E) Jerry Rice



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

Last issue's question:

Who is the oldest person ever to play in the National Football League?

C) George Blanda (76%)

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  Current Auctions
Sports Auctions
Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151250
December 9, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151251
December 16, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151252
December 23, 2012
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151253
December 30, 2012
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Other Signature Auctions
2012 December 3 Jewelry Signature Auction- Dallas 2012 December 3 Jewelry Signature Auction- Dallas #5122
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2012 December 4 Handbags & Luxury Accessories Signature Auction- Dallas 2012 December 4 Handbags & Luxury Accessories Signature Auction- Dallas #5123
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2012 December 5 Silver & Vertu Signature Auction- Dallas 2012 December 5 Silver & Vertu Signature Auction- Dallas #5124
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2012 December 6 Decorative Art & Design Signature Auction- Dallas 2012 December 6 Decorative Art & Design Signature Auction- Dallas #5125
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2012 December 7 Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction - Beverly Hills 2012 December 7 Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction - Beverly Hills #5115
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2012 December 8 Civil War & Militaria Auction 2012 December 8 Civil War & Militaria Auction #6083
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2012 December 9 Arms & Armor Signature Auction 2012 December 9 Arms & Armor Signature Auction #6081
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2012 December 11-12 Political, Western Legends & Americana Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas 2012 December 11-12 Political, Western Legends & Americana Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas #6092
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2012 December 12 La Dolce Vita - Artworks Rome Art Program Auction 2012 December 12 "La Dolce Vita - Artworks" Rome Art Program Auction #531
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2012 December 14 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction- Dallas 2012 December 14 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction- Dallas #7064
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2012 December 17 Doodle for Hunger Celebrity Art Auction Benefitting St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters 2012 December 17 Doodle for Hunger Celebrity Art Auction Benefitting St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters #529
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Other Internet Auctions
Tuesday Internet Watch and Jewelry Auction Tuesday Internet Watch and Jewelry Auction #171249
December 4, 2012
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Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction #251249
December 4, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141249
December 4, 2012
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Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131249
December 4, 2012
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Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction #201249
December 6, 2012
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Thursday Modern Coin Auction Thursday Modern Coin Auction #241249
December 6, 2012
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Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet Auction Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet Auction #181249
December 6, 2012
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Weekly World Coin Auction Weekly World Coin Auction #231249
December 6, 2012
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Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161250
December 9, 2012
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Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121250
December 9, 2012
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Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131250
December 9, 2012
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