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May Catalog Auction Features Cincinnati Find of 19th Century Baseball Cabinet Photographs, With Buck Ewing Connection

It seems only fitting that the most significant find of early baseball photography in recent memory should surface in a city with such an essential role in the early professional game. Presented in the first 28 lots of Heritage Auctions' May catalog, which is now live at HA.com, the precise history of this volume of cabinets has been lost beneath the sands of time, but our strong suspicion is that the genesis lies in the family of Hall of Fame catcher William "Buck" Ewing, who appears several times in the imagery. Even more compelling is the appearance of his brother John Ewing, who is pictured both as a member of his elder sibling's 1891 New York Giants, and also on various minor league squads. There would appear to be no other reason for such a wide (and occasionally obscure) cross-section of Ewing-related imagery other than a family derivation.

Circa 1891 William Buck Ewing & Mike King Kelly Cabinet Photograph, SGC Authentic           1887 Carroll Studio Buck Ewing Cabinet Photo SGC 60 EX 5 - A Goodwin & Co. Proof

Even dismissing any thoughts of original ownership, the imagery stands firmly on its own, in terms of both content and condition, which leaves little indication of the passing of a dozen decades. It's a view into the early game rarely encountered in this hobby, and an opportunity not to be taken lightly.

Click here to view our entire May 2013 catalog auction, which presents these amazing cabinet photographs and many more rare and significant sports artifacts.

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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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  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: Beverly Hills
  • Coin Buyer: San Francisco
  • European Art Specialist: New York
  • European Comic Art Specialist: Dallas, Paris
  • Firearms Specialist: Dallas
  • Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Timepiece Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Western Art Director: Dallas, Beverly Hills
  • 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:

  • Client Data Specialist: Dallas
  • Client Services Representative: Dallas
  • Consignment Coordinator: Dallas
  • Currency Cataloger: Dallas
  • Currency Consignment Director: Dallas
  • e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • Interns
  • Marketing Account Executive: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant: Dallas
  • Rare Books Cataloger: Dallas
  • PHP Web Developer: Dallas
  • Studio Photographer: Dallas
  • Web Marketing Specialist: Dallas
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If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate positions, please apply here.

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Doodle for Hunger: Comic & Illustration Art Online Auction #532

WAYNE ENSRUD (American, 20th Century)

Comic and Illustration artists donated original sketches for the fourth Doodle for Hunger online auction with Heritage. The online auction benefits New York's St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters. The 101 auction lots include sketches by children's book illustrators Jerry Pinkney, Matthew Van Fleet, and Eric Carle. Milton Glaser, creator of the IHeartNY logo, New York Times editorial cartoonist Pat Oliphant and the artistic team of Hoest & Reiner (Lot 39 & Lot 74) contributed to the fundraising effort. This auction is offered on the internet only and will close Friday April 14, 2013 10PM CT. For more information, contact Jeri Carroll, 800.872.6476 x1873 or JeriC@HA.com.

St. Francis' staff collects original works of art from artists, entertainers, athletes, politicians and business celebrities throughout the year for their annual event and live auction in New York. Doodle for Hunger XIV will be held November 7, 2013 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. At the 2012 event, celebrated auctioneer Kathleen Guzman, Managing Director of Heritage Auctions New York and actor Tony Lo Bianco helped raise over $600,000 to support pantry's mission. St Francis Food Pantries and Shelters serves over 10,000 poor families in the New York area each week.

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Famed 1936 Canadian Dot Cent leads offerings in Chicago CICF

George V 1936 Dot Cent
George V 1936 Dot Cent
The legendary Pittman-Krause 1936 Canadian Dot Cent, the most famous coin in Canadian numismatics and one of just three known — and indeed one of the most famous coins in the world — is expected to bring more than $250,000 when it crosses the auction block as the feature lot in Heritage Auctions' April 18-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, IL.

"We presented the Pittman-Krause Dot Cent nine years ago and are now ready to help write a new chapter for this famous coin," said Warren Tucker, Vice President of World Coins at Heritage. "It's being offered as part of the excellent Nikita Collection of Canadian Coins, where it went after Heritage auctioned it off from The Chet Krause Collection in 2004."

The George V 1936 Dot Cent, KM28, MS63 Red PCGS, Ex: John Jay Pittman Collection, as it is known by its full name, is far and away the most famous of the three known Dot cents, having been stolen from the Pittman home in 1964 and later returned (with scratches in the right obverse field) in an envelope with other coins.

While the Dot Cent is the star of the auction, collectors will find international numismatic treasures from all over the world, and from across the epochs, to satisfy most every collecting taste.

"Our CICF auction has become quite an extraordinary event, with a broad range of numismatic interests, in a relatively short amount of time," said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Vice President of International Numismatics at Heritage, "due to the hard work of the team at Heritage, the foresight of our consignors and the enthusiasm of collectors. From Goetz medal dies, to Ancients, European, Latin America and beyond, this auction offers more than 5,800 lots that will appeal to every taste in the hobby."

Nicholas I platinum 12 Roubles 1835 CN6
Nicholas I platinum 12 Roubles 1835 CN6
An exceedingly rare Nicholas I platinum 12 Roubles 1835 CПБ Bitkin 44 (R3), Fr-158, AU55 NGC (estimate: $80,000+) is one of the coins creating a significant amount of pre-auction buzz. The minting of platinum 12 Roubles began in 1830 and ended in 1845 when all platinum coins were recalled and melted. Very few survived of the original mintage, which is particularly noteworthy for the 12 Roubles, as it had a relatively tiny mintage of just 127 pieces.

The main anchor collection of the auction is the RLM Collection of Brazilian Gold, featuring 131 gold coins from Portugal's richest colonial territory, including coins from Portuguese kings Pedro II and Joao V, with the latter being represented by a stunning 1729 Joao V gold 12800 Reis, KM141, Russo-100, Gomes-135.02, NGC, repaired, of the Second Shield Type, which should bring in excess of $60,000+.

"This is simply and outstanding Dobra from the Bahia Mint and an incredibly rare coin," said Bierrenbach. "1729 is the rarest of the three dates of these coins and an extremely elusive issue overall. Heritage has only sold one of these before, and it was an uncertified example. Expect spirited bidding on this piece."

Felipe V Pillar 8 Reales 1732 Mo-F
Felipe V Pillar 8 Reales 1732 Mo-F
A 1732 Felipe V Pillar 8 Reales, Mo-F, KM103, Cayon-9349, Calico-692, AU58 PCGS — the first Pillar Dollar produced — is also drawing significant collector interest and should bring in excess of $50,000+, while a superb 1740 French Louis XV Essai gold Ecu au bandeau KM-E3, Droulers-PH1, Gadoury 322 (R5), AU Details, one of the rarest French issues known, is expected to bring $30,000+ and an 1818 Maximilian I Josef Pattern Taler in gold, KM-Pn3, Dav-553, Proof 62 Cameo PCGS, a spectacular gold Bavarian pattern coin carries an equal $30,000+ estimate.

The Ancient coins section of the auction features an impressive array of historic coins, as collectors have come to expect, including a superlative Chalcidian League Tetradrachm, circa 390 BC, from the short-lived defensive coalition of the free cities of the Chalcidice in ancient Greece, who banded together to ward off Athenian and Macedonian imperialism of the time. The coalition fell to Macedon on 348 BC and now, more than 2,360 years later, a coin from the time will bring more than $12,000 at auction.

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Francis Crick's 1962 Nobel Prize For Discovering DNA Brings $2.27+ Million

Francis H. C. Crick Nobel Prize Medal and Nobel DiplomaThe 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine awarded to Dr. Francis Harry Compton Crick, along with Drs. James Dewey Watson and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins, for "...their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material," or what would become known as DNA, sold on April 11, 2013, for $2.27+ million (including Buyer's Premium) as the highlight of Heritage Auctions' Historical Manuscripts Signature® Auction at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion.

"This auction, given the international attention is received, showed the continuing importance of Crick's, Watson's and Franklin's discovery 60 years after they made it," said Sandra Palomino, Director of Historic Manuscripts at Heritage Auctions. "This medal is the physical embodiment of the importance that discovery represented and, as such, worth every bit of the final $2.27+ million price realized."

The medal sold to Jack Wang, the CEO of Biomobie, a Shanghai, China, biomedical firm, who had flown in for the auction.

"Dr. Crick's Nobel Prize medal and diploma will be used to encourage scientists unraveling the mysteries of the Bioboosti, a bio electrical signal that may control and enable the regeneration of damaged human organs," he said. "The discovery of the Bioboosti may launch a biomedical revolution like the discovery of the structure of DNA. It may recover damaged human organs and retard the aging process, achieving the goal of self recovering from disease and poor health conditions. "

Francis H. C. Crick Endorsed Nobel Prize CheckCrick's Nobel Prize has been kept in a safe deposit box in California since Crick's widow passed away, and was been consigned to auction by his heirs. It is one of 10 lots consigned by the family, including Crick's endorsed Nobel Prize Check, dated Dec. 10, 1962, which realized $77,675.

In addition, the Prize's proceeds will again be used to promote ground-breaking scientific research, as a portion of the sale will be awarded to the new Francis Crick Institute in London set to be completed in 2015.

"The discovery of the structure of DNA launched a scientific revolution and forever changed human understanding of life," said Sandra Palomino, Director of Historical Manuscripts for Heritage Auctions.

Crick's initials are engraved on the reverse of the medal, along with the year of the prize, 1962, presented in Roman numerals: "F. H. C. Crick/MCMLXII." The second piece of the Prize, the Nobel diploma — two beautifully handwritten, vellum pages, 9.5" x 13.5", in Swedish, dated Stockholm, October 18, 1962 — is also included.

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  Sports Trivia
Instant Quiz:

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

What was the name of the Montreal Expos mascot?

       A) Mr. Expo
       B) Mr. Montreal
       C) Mr. Canada
       D) The Chicken
       E) Youppi



If you are on Outlook 2007 take the Quiz online

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

Last issue's question:

What position must college footballers play to receive the Davey O'Brien Award?

E) Quarterback (37%)

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  Current Auctions
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May 2-4 Vintage Sports Collectible Signature Auction - Dallas #7075
May 2-4 Vintage Sports Collectible Signature Auction - Dallas #7075

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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151315
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Other Signature Auctions
March 24 - April 14 Doodle for Hunger Comic & Illustration Art Auction - Dallas #532 March 24 - April 14 Doodle for Hunger Comic & Illustration Art Auction - Dallas #532
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April 18 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas #6095 April 18 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas #6095
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April 18-19 & 22-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago #3024 April 18-19 & 22-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago #3024
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April 20 Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas #7077 April 20 Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas #7077
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April 28 Handbags & Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - New York #5131 April 28 Handbags & Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - New York #5131
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April 29 Jewelry Signature Auction - New York #5130 April 29 Jewelry Signature Auction - New York #5130
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May 11 Texas Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5133 May 11 Texas Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5133
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May 11 Western & California Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5134 May 11 Western & California Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5134
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Other Internet Auctions
Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121315
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Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131316
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Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131316
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Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141316
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Thursday Modern Coin Auction Thursday Modern Coin Auction #241316
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Weekly World Coin Auction Weekly World Coin Auction #231316
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