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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
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)
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.
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
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HA.com/Sports is the place to be every
Sunday night for collectors of fine sports memorabilia and trading
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
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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
If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications we
seek, please email your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.
- Asian Art Specialist
- Automobilia Specialist
- Coin Buyer
- Decorative Arts & Design Specialist
- European Art Specialist
- Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: (New York,
- World Coins Director: Hong Kong
We are also seeking to fill the following corporate positions:
If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate
positions, please apply here.
- Client Data Specialist part-time
- Client Services Representative
- Consignment Coordinator
- Currency Consignment Director
- e-Publishing Expert
- Jr. Photographer
- Operations Assistant
- Shipping Associate
- Web Content Specialist
- Web Content Specialist part-time
- U.S. Coin Cataloger Needed
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World And Ancient Coins offered at January 5-6 NYINC
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."
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,
Coronation 6400 Reis of Pedro I, kicks off the collection and a
10000 Reis, of which only six were minted, closes it.
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."
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.
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
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
"Fine Work" 5 Guineas, graded MS64, a certain candidate for the
finest known of its kind.
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
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
medallion of 6 siliquae, an
elegant Olympia stater and several high-grade first century
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$500 1882 Gold Certificate May Bring $2 Million At Heritage
Auctions’ FUN Currency Signature Event
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."
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+.
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
Dallas $5000 which is estimated at $80,000 to $100,000.
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.
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