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Heritage Platinum Night Deadline Right Around the Corner
1922 Casey Stengel World Series Ring To Be Offered At February Platinum Night Event
Featured jewelry and awards to be offered in Heritage's February 2014 Platinum Night Auction
Sunday Internet Auction
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December 18, 2013
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Heritage Platinum Night Deadline Right Around the Corner
We would like to take this opportunity to let potential consignors know that there are only a couple weeks (consignment deadline December 31) to go before the consignment deadline hits for our highly anticipated February 2014 Platinum Night Auction. Once again, the live event will take place at New York City's Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion on the Upper East side, as well as simultaneously on Heritage Live! at HA.com/Sports, and it will feature approximately 150 lots consisting some of the most significant sports collectibles in the hobby.

Please contact VP of Sports Auctions Rob Rosen or Derek Grady to discuss the year's top consignment opportunity.

Rob Rosen
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1767
or email at RRosen@HA.com
Derek Grady
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1975
or email at DerekG@HA.com
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1922 Casey Stengel World Series Ring To Be Offered At February Platinum Night Event
1922 New York Giants World Championship Ring Presented to Casey Stengel
The New York Giants and New York Yankees would square off in three consecutive Fall Classic battles in the early 1920's, but the 1922 edition was the last to be waged entirely in the shadow of Coogan's Bluff, where the two franchises shared an uneasy landlord/tenant relationship for the decade between the Yanks' abandonment of Hilltop Park and the ribbon-cutting of Yankee Stadium. The 1922 season marked a return to the best-of-seven format, though the victorious Giants required five games for its sweep of Babe Ruth's American League Champs due to a deadlocked Game Two called on account of darkness, most likely a cynical ploy to fatten Polo Grounds gate receipts.

1921 New York Giants World Championship Pendant Presented to Pitcher E.J. Pat Flaherty
Though Casey Stengel earned Hall of Fame immortality primarily for his enormous World Series success as skipper of the Yankees, he was a thirty-one year old center fielder for the enemy camp when he participated in the final Giants World Championship before Willie Mays brought joy back to upper Manhattan in 1954. The previous season, he and his teammates received an attractive pendant, an example of which you can find in our Permanent Auction Archives as lot 82077 of the November 2013 Signature Auction. All earlier Major League Championship awards had likewise been pendants, pins or pocket watch fobs, supplying still greater significance to this offering as the first ever World Championship ring, the birth of a trend that survives to present day. To be offered in our February 2014 Platinum Night Auction, we are proud to present this amazing artifact, suitably billed as the "first ever World Series Ring," as well as additional championship jewelry from all major sports.

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Featured jewelry and awards to be offered in Heritage's February 2014 Platinum Night Auction
Featured Lots:
2009 New Orleans Saints NFL Championship Ring Presented to WR Lance Moore
2009 New Orleans Saints NFL Championship Ring Presented to WR Lance Moore


1966 PGA Championship Gold Medal Won by Al Geiberger
1966 PGA Championship Gold Medal Won by Al Geiberger


1912 Stockholm Summer Olympics Individual Gold Medal for Trap Shooting
1912 Stockholm Summer Olympics Individual Gold Medal for Trap Shooting
1904 St. Louis Summer Olympic Games Participation Medal
1904 St. Louis Summer Olympic Games Participation Medal
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Sunday Internet Auction
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 10:00 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.
159 Lots Ending Sunday December 22
1967-68 Gump Worsley Personal Prince of Wales Trophy
1967-68 Gump Worsley Personal "Prince of Wales" Trophy


Sugar Ray Leonard Signed Replica Belt
Sugar Ray Leonard Signed Replica Belt


1912 T227 Miner's Extra Jack Johnson SGC 20 Fair 1.5
1912 T227 Miner's Extra Jack Johnson SGC 20 Fair 1.5


160 Lots Ending Sunday December 29
1972 Topps Football Complete Set (351)
1972 Topps Football Complete Set (351)


1951 Ty Cobb Signed Check, PSA/DNA Mint 9
1951 Ty Cobb Signed Check, PSA/DNA Mint 9


1959 Topps Baseball Complete Set (572)
1959 Topps Baseball Complete Set (572)


168 Lots Ending Sunday January 5
1967 NFL Championship Game Packers vs. Cowboys Program - Known as the Ice Bowl
1967 NFL Championship Game Packers vs. Cowboys Program - Known as the Ice Bowl


1955 Topps Baseball Near Set (199/206) With Clemente Rookie
1955 Topps Baseball Near Set (199/206) With Clemente Rookie


1959 Topps Mickey Mantle #10 PSA NM 7
1959 Topps Mickey Mantle #10 PSA NM 7


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Consign Today
Top quality consignments will be featured in publications such as Sports Collectors Digest, Sports Market Report, and Intelligent Collector Magazine, to provide maximum exposure. Generous cash advances are available. Call or email one of our Consignment Directors today to discuss your collection.
Chris Ivy Chris Ivy
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1319
or email at CIvy@HA.com
Derek Grady Derek Grady
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1975
or email at DerekG@HA.com
Rob Rosen Rob Rosen
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1767
or email at RRosen@HA.com
Mike Gutierrez Mike Gutierrez
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1183
or email at MikeG@HA.com
Lee Iskowitz Lee Iskowitz
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1601
or email at LeeI@HA.com
Peter Calderon Peter Calderon
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1789
or email at PeterC@HA.com
Jonathan Scheier Jonathan Scheier
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1314
or email at JonathanS@HA.com
Chris Nerat Chris Nerat
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1615
or email at ChrisN@HA.com
Calvin Arnold Calvin Arnold
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1341
or email at CalvinA@HA.com
Tony Giese Tony Giese
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1997
or email at TonyG@HA.com
Mark Jordan Mark Jordan
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1187
or email at MarkJ@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
  • Automobilia Specialist
  • Coin Buyer
  • Decorative Arts & Design Specialist
  • European Art Specialist
  • Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: (New York, 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 part-time
  • Client Services Representative
  • Consignment Coordinator
  • Currency Consignment Director
  • e-Publishing Expert
  • Interns
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Operations Assistant
  • Web Content Specialist
  • Web Content Specialist part-time
  • Web Marketing Specialist
  • U.S. Coin Cataloger Needed
If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate positions, please apply here.

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Gene Kelly, Farrah Fawcett Material Highlight Heritage Entertainment Auction Results

The Gene Kelly Suit from Singin' in the Rain
The grey wool suit that Gene Kelly wore in 1952 in the centerpiece number of the beloved MGM Hollywood musical "Singin' in the Rain" — arguably one of the most famous musical numbers in all film history — realized more than $106,250, more than five times the pre-auction estimate, as part of Heritage Auctions Entertainment & Music event on December 12 in Dallas.

"This is such a wonderful and historically important costume," said Margaret Barrett, Director of Entertainment & Music Auctions at Heritage. "Collectors and fans recognized that, and they came after it accordingly. It's a treasure of Hollywood history and of our American popular culture."

The suit was purchased by Planet Hollywood International, which plans to display the suit at one of its properties, though it has not yet decided which one.

"Planet Hollywood has the world's largest assemblage of memorabilia and we're thrilled and excited to add this iconic piece to our collection," said Robert Earl, chairman and founder of Planet Hollywood International. "Gene Kelly's suit from 'Singin' in the Rain' is one of the most important costumes from American cinematic history and we are very proud to have purchased it today."

Farrah Fawcett 'People's Choice' Award, 1977
Farrah Fawcett: Diamond, Platinum Ring
The Entertainment & Music auction was just one of the settings for a multiple-lot offering from The Personal Property of Farrah Fawcett, which drew bids and attention from all over the world. Farrah's 1977 'People's Choice' Award, presented to the actress (as "Farrah Fawcett-Majors") for "Favorite/Female Performer/New Television Show" for her work on "Charlie's Angels," was the top lot from the memorabilia selection in the Dec. 12 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction, realizing $20,625, while her stunning 10.95 carat diamond platinum engagement ring sold for $245,000 three days prior, on Dec. 9, as part of Heritage's $10+ Million Jewelry, Handbags and Luxury Accessories Auctions in Dallas.

All of the material was consigned by Fawcett's nephew, Gregory Walls. The trove featured the star's personal property ranging from her twice-signed 1980 passport (realized: $17,500) to her 2009 Driver's License (realized: $5,531), a red bathing suit (realized: $4,063) used in a 1995 Esquire Magazine photo shoot and her signed American Express card (realized: $2,125) and much more.

"Although Farrah is known as a cultural icon, to me she was a down-home Texas girl who was amazingly generous, fiercely loyal, and unbelievably supportive of her family and friends," said Walls. "Even though she was always the biggest star in the room, she made you feel as though you were the most important person in the world."

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Farrah Fawcett Foundation.

More information about entertainment & music auctions.

More information about fine jewelry auctions.

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Now Bidding: December 27 Doodle for Hunger Celebrity Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters

Art Linkletter: TV Host
Artists, entertainers, athletes, politicians, and business celebrities put their artistic and creative skills to good use by doodling. Proceeds from the December 27 Doodle for Hunger Celebrity Art Auction allow St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters to give support to a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor.

For further information, contact Jeri Carroll, JeriC@HA.com or 214-409-1873.

More information about charity auctions.

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Sports Trivia
How many times have the New York Yankees won the World Series?

       A) 35
       B) 36
       C) 27
       D) 15
       E) 102



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

Last issue's question:

How many touchdowns did Walter Payton have in Super Bowl XX?

A) 4 (60%)

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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151351
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151401
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151402
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Signature Auctions
December 19 Heritage Charity Holiday Auction - Dallas #557 December 19 Heritage Charity Holiday Auction - Dallas #557
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December 27 Doodle for Hunger Celebrity Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters - Dallas #558 December 27 Doodle for Hunger Celebrity Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters - Dallas #558
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January 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction - New York #3030 January 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction - New York #3030
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January 8 - 10 & 13 FUN US Currency Signature Auction - Orlando #3526 January 8 - 10 & 13 FUN US Currency Signature Auction - Orlando #3526
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January 9 & 13 World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando #3523 January 9 & 13 World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando #3523
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January 14 - 16 Selections Fom the Eric P. Newman Collection Part III Signature Auction - New York #3029 January 14 - 16 Selections Fom the Eric P. Newman Collection Part III Signature Auction - New York #3029
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January 20 - 21 World and Ancient Coins Non Floor Session Auction - Dallas #3031 January 20 - 21 World and Ancient Coins Non Floor Session Auction - Dallas #3031
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Other Auctions
Weekly World Coin Auction Weekly World Coin Auction #231351
Closes December 19
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Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auctions Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auctions #201351
Closes December 19
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Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131352
Closes December 22
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Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161351
Closes December 22
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Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121351
Closes December 22
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Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131352
Closes December 24
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Weekly Internet Luxury Accessory Auction Weekly Internet Luxury Accessory Auction #251352
Closes December 24
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Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141352
Closes December 24
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Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction Tuesday Internet Watch and Jewelry Auction #171352
Closes December 24
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