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January 3, 2014
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Long Beach and White Plains Shows Headline Heritage Sports January Travel Schedule
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Heritage Auctions would like to wish everyone a happy New Year, and now that the holiday season is over it's time to focus on our first two auctions of the year, which include our New York City Platinum Night Auction (February 22-23) and May catalog auction (consignment deadline is March 10).

With the start of the highly-anticipated February Platinum Night Auction right around the corner, Heritage's sports department will head to the White Plains Sports Card Show on January 17-19 in White Plains, New York. Heritage sports representatives Lee Iskowitz and Derek Grady will be set up at Westchester County Center that Friday through Sunday talking to collectors and potential consignors. For more information or to set up an appointment with a Heritage sports representative, please contact LeeI@HA.com or (214) 409-1601, or Derek Grady at DerekG@HA.com or (214) 409-1997.

In addition, Heritage Sports will be in attendance at The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show on January 30 through February 1 (Thursday-Saturday), while seeking high quality sports card and memorabilia lots for our upcoming auctions. Stop by and visit Heritage representatives Tony Giese and Calvin Arnold, who will be set up at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. For more information or to set up an appointment with a Heritage sports representative, please contact Tony Giese at TonyG@HA.com or (214) 409-1997, or Calvin Arnold at CalvinA@HA.com or (214) 409-1341.

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Lastly, Lee Iskowitz will be at our New York City office on Wednesday, January 8 and Wednesday January 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to view potential sports consignments. If you have vintage sports cards, autographs or memorabilia please make an appointment to stop by our 445 Park Ave. office by contacting at LeeI@HA.com or (214) 409-1601 to discuss your consignment.
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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.
161 Lots Ending Sunday January 5
1953 Topps Baseball Near Set (269/274) With Mantle and Mays!
1953 Topps Baseball Near Set (269/274) With Mantle and Mays!


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.


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


152 Lots Ending Sunday January 12
1910 E98 Set of 30 Jack Coombs (Red) SGC 84 NM 7 - Black Swamp Find.
1910 E98 "Set of 30" Jack Coombs (Red) SGC 84 NM 7 - Black Swamp Find.
1910 E98 Set of 30 Al Bridwell (Red) SGC 70 EX+ 5.5 - Black Swamp Find.
1910 E98 "Set of 30" Al Bridwell (Red) SGC 70 EX+ 5.5 - Black Swamp Find.
1910 E98 Set of 30 Johnny Evers (Red) SGC 55 VG/EX+ 4.5 - Black Swamp Find.
1910 E98 "Set of 30" Johnny Evers (Red) SGC 55 VG/EX+ 4.5 - Black Swamp Find.
159 Lots Ending Sunday January 19
1910-11 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets Addie Joss #19 PSA VG 3.
1910-11 T3 Turkey Red Cabinets Addie Joss #19 PSA VG 3.


1979-80 Kevin Morrison Game Worn Colorado Rockies Jersey.
1979-80 Kevin Morrison Game Worn Colorado Rockies Jersey.


1934 R309-1 Goudey Premiums Babe Ruth.
1934 R309-1 Goudey Premiums Babe Ruth.


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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
  • Jr. Photographer
  • Operations Assistant
  • Shipping Associate
  • Web Content Specialist
  • Web Content Specialist part-time
  • U.S. Coin Cataloger Needed
If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate positions, please apply here.

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World And Ancient Coins offered at January 5-6 NYINC Auction

Pedro I gold 6400 Reis 1822-R, KM361, Russo-592, AU55 NGC
Pedro I gold 6400 Reis 1822-R, KM361, Russo-592, AU55 NGC
Six valuable and diverse World Coin collections will all be vying for primacy in our January 5-6 World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction, taking place at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan, in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC).

"This is as striking and varied an auction as I can remember," said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Vice President at Heritage Auctions. "It's a perfect storm of collections that, taken together, represent some of the very best international and ancient coins in existence."

The RLM Collection, Part III — of Brazilian Gold — is the third and final part of Dr. Roberto Monteiro's impressive Brazilian coin cabinet, presented in its own section under Brazilian coins. Part III of the collection spans the Empire to Republic period of Brazil, covering 100 years of Brazilian history. A classic rarity, the 1822 Coronation 6400 Reis of Pedro I, kicks off the collection and a 1922 10000 Reis, of which only six were minted, closes it.

The Hans Cook Collection of British Gold, beginning with Edward III (1327-1377) and ending at George VI (1937), represents every monarch of the 600-year span (as well as the Cromwell and Commonwealth issues). The collection illustrates the history of British coinage in gold.

"This is an incredible accomplishment," said Warren Tucker, Vice President of Heritage. "Many of the coins represent the finest known of their type, with several other rare varieties that will entice collectors of British numismatics worldwide."

Great Britain: Victoria gold Proof 5 pound 1839
Great Britain: Victoria gold Proof 5 pound 1839
The hammered coins are led by a spectacular mint state James I (1603-1625) Spur-Ryal, while the milled coins are highlighted with an example of the classic 1839 Victoria "Una and the Lion" Proof £5.

The Isaac Rudman Collection of Guatemala is one the finest grouping of Guatemalan rarities to ever be sold at auction. Rudman's set surpasses legendary collections such as Norweb and Eliasberg. While many pieces in the collection are only known to exist in quantities numbering less than 10, perhaps most notable is the 1824 8 Escudos issued under the Central American Republic.

"The Hammel/Rudman 8 Escudos of 1824 is a masterpiece of numismatic art and widely regarded as the most beautiful coin of Latin America," said Bierrenbach. "The combination of the design and condition makes this a legendary piece."

Canadian coin collectors are abuzz over the offering of The MacLeod Collection of Canadian Dollars, the finest collection of Specimen, Proof and Prooflike Dollars ever assembled. Many examples qualify as the finest known for their respective dates, such as the key 1947 George VI Specimen Dollar, Blunt 7 graded Specimen 68 by PCGS.

William III gold 5 Guineas 1701
William III gold 5 Guineas 1701
Rarities from more than 20 countries populate the impressive Collection of Donald E. Bently, being sold for the benefit of The Bently Foundation. This offering is a small piece of the Bently Collection, which is one of the largest collections ever consigned to Heritage. Collected by type, highlights include multiple ducats of Poland and Transylvania as well as a simply remarkable British 1701 "Fine Work" 5 Guineas, graded MS64, a certain candidate for the finest known of its kind.

The Formosa Collection is a painstakingly assembled grouping, which took more than three decades to put together and is hotly anticipated by type collectors. Business strikes, proofs and pattern coinage of all metals make this diverse trip through numismatics. With many highlights to its credit, a particular noteworthy item is a unique 1862 Indian silver type set in gold. The set, once in the collection of King Farouk of Egypt, must be considered one of the true treasures of Indian numismatics and is certainly one of the most compelling coins in the entire sale.

The ancients section features a number of high-quality and rare items that are certain to draw considerable collector attention.

Ancients: Honorius, Western Roman Emperor (AD 393-423). AR medallion of 6 siliquae (35mm, 13.42 gm, 6h) Ancients: Honorius, Western Roman Emperor (AD 393-423). AR medallion of 6 siliquae (35mm, 13.42 gm, 6h)
One of the highlights of the entire auction is a gold solidus of the short-lived Western Roman Emperor Priscus Attalus, covered in more detail later in this newsletter.

"Coins of Attalus are very rare," said David Michaels, Director of Ancient Coins at Heritage, "but this particular type is one of only two known, and the only one in private hands. The other specimen is in the French national collection."

The auction will also present an entirely intact hoard of Roman Egypt tetradrachms from the first and early second centuries AD, with parts of the original carrying vessel still attached. Other highlights include an impressive and imposing Honorius medallion of 6 siliquae, an elegant Olympia stater and several high-grade first century sestertii.

More information about world and ancient coin auctions.

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$500 1882 Gold Certificate May Bring $2 Million At Heritage Auctions’ FUN Currency Signature Event

Fr. 1215d $500 1882 Gold Certificate PCGS Very Fine 35.
The only Fr. 1215d $500 1882 Federal Reserve Gold Certificate known to exist other than a specimen in the public collection at the Smithsonian Institution is expected to bring $2+ million in Heritage Auctions' Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction Jan. 8-10 and Jan. 13 in Orlando, Fla. It comes from the estate of a turn of the century banker and includes three other incredible Gold Certificate rarities. The auction includes some of the rarest notes in private hands, including the precious Fr. 379b $1,000 1890 Treasure Note, popularly referred to as the Small Seal Grand Watermelon note, which is also expected to change hands for $2+ million.

"I can speak for our staff when I say that preparing the January FUN auction has been a true career highlight," said Dustin Johnston, Director of Currency Auctions at Heritage. "Just when we think we've seen it all, we turn up new notes. This auction surprised us with items that we assumed would never turn up in our lifetime or in the future. The odds of survival made their discovery highly unlikely."

Fr. 1218d $1000 1882 Gold Certificate PCGS Very Fine 35.
The 2014 FUN auction comes nine months after a Heritage set a world record for a U.S. banknote as a $1,000 1891 Treasury Note brought a record $2.58+ million in April in Schaumburg, Ill. This year's event kicks off with a 200-lot Platinum Night Auction presenting some of the world's rarest notes, including a Fr. 1218d $1,000 1882 Gold Certificate. Referred to as a Large Brown Spiked Seal note, the specimen is one of four known, with two in private hands. Prior to the discovery, only three examples were known to exist and as such the rare note has been estimated to sell for $1+ million.

A second 1882 Gold Certificate, a Fr. 1218e $1,000 note, is one of four known and likely unique in private hands. The appearance of the note raises the census from three to four with two of the three previously known notes residing in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The piece offers bright white paper and fresh ink colors on both sides, which has set its pre-auction estimate at $1+ million.

A stunning Fr. 1202a $100 1882 Gold Certificate is a unique discovery and likely the only one of its kind in collectors' hands. The unique, small brown seal, triple signature $100 has the appearance, color, and eye appeal of a high end extra fine note and as such is expected to sell for $700,000+.

Fr. 11a $20 1861 Demand Note PMG Choice Fine 15 Net.
A unique Fr. 11a $20 1861 Demand Note dates to a period when such notes were hand-signed by Treasury clerks. Clerks once added the words "for the" following their signatures and finds such as these are scarce additions to Demand Note collections. The 'irreplaceable' note is estimated to sell for $600,000+.

Among the most highly anticipated lots is a Fr. 377 $100 1890 Treasury Note, popularly referred to as a "Baby Watermelon Note." This coveted specimen is one of just 35 examples known to exist with a great majority of examples in much lower condition and is expected to break $250,000+.

Platinum night is not just anchored by epic Large Size rarities. Included is a Solid Serial Number Zero $1 Federal Reserve Note. The note tells a story of how these pieces were numbered at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, but in this case, it may be the only known example to feature the solid zero serial number to appear at auction. The $60,000 to $90,000 estimate is simply an educated guess. We also expect some enthusiastic bidding for a new to the census and wholly original 1934 Dallas $5000 which is estimated at $80,000 to $100,000.

Zillah, WA - $10 1902 Plain Back Fr. 626 The First NB Ch. # 9576.
Spectacular National Bank Note discoveries are also a part of this incredible event. The rarities span rare locales across the United States from Zillah, Washington to Key West, Florida. A Series 1902 note from South San Francisco turned up. It's the first time California collectors have seen a note from this locale, one of the last highly coveted and previously unknown locations from the state. It carries a pre-auction estimate of $25,000-$35,000. From Mississippi, a Serial Number 1 Red Seal from Clarksdale is another unlikely survivor from a previously unknown bank. To date, just one other Serial Number Red Seal has been offered at auction from the state, making it a rarity that will appeal to more than just Mississippi collectors. It would not be a surprise to see a realization above its $30,000-$50,000 estimate range.

More information about currency auctions.

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Sports Trivia
What former Negro League player is the only pitcher in the Hall of Fame with a losing major league record?

       A) Buck Leonard
       B) Satchel Page
       C) Josh Gibson
       D) Double Duty Radcliffe
       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:

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

A) 27 (The winningest franchise in all sports in North America.)

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Current Auctions
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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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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151403
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151404
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Signature Auctions
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 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando #1201 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando #1201
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Platinum Night Platinum Night
Part of Auction #1201
January 9th at 5:00 PM CT
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 January 9 & 13 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando #3523 January 9 & 13 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando #3523
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January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1200 January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1200
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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
Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131401
Closes January 5
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Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161401
Closes January 5
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Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121401
Closes January 5
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Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131401
Closes January 7
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Weekly Internet Luxury Accessory Auction Weekly Internet Luxury Accessory Auction #251401
Closes January 7
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Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141401
Closes January 7
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Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction Tuesday Internet Watch and Jewelry Auction #171401
Closes January 7
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Weekly World Coin Auction Weekly World Coin Auction #231401
Closes January 9
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Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auctions Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auctions #201401
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Monthly Internet Wine Auction Monthly Internet Wine Auction #221402
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