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March 21st Consignment Deadline Nears,
Plan a visit with a Consignment Director Today!
With the May Catalog Auction
Consignment Deadline Nearing, Heritage Sports Reps Aim For Busy
Month of Shows and Conventions.
Fresh off our highly successful February Platinum Night
Auction, Heritage Sports is showing no signs of slowing down,
as representatives will be traveling to five shows and conventions
in March. While offering free appraisals on all vintage cards and
memorabilia, our sports experts will also be on hand to accept high
quality consignments for our 2014 May catalog
auction. The consignment deadline is
March 21, so please stop by one of the following shows to bring in
your treasures, or for larger consignments and collections please
call one of our representatives for an appointment.
In addition to the shows Heritage Sports will be attending, Calvin
Arnold will be in our Beverly
Hills office Friday, March 7 between 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and
Wednesday, March 12 between 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For more
information, please contact Calvin at CalvinA@HA.com or (214) 409-1615. Lee Iskowitz
will be in our New
York City office meeting with potential consignors Wednesday,
March 26 between 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. For more information, please
contact Lee at LeeI@HA.com or (214) 409-1601.
'Shoeless Joe' Jackson, Muhammad Ali and
Babe Ruth Lead $7.6+ Million Auction
Jackson's game-used bat from his 1911 rookie season brought
cheers and applause from the assembled audience at the
Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion in Manhattan on Saturday night, Feb.
22, as it realized $956,000 to set a Heritage house price
record for Sports Collectibles.
"There can be no argument that 'Shoeless Joe' is one of the most
intriguing and compelling of all major league players, of any era,"
said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Collectibles at Heritage
Auctions, "and there can be no argument that this is the most
significant piece of Jackson memorabilia and one of the hobby's
The bat is a signature model Hillerich & Bradsby that leading
expert John Taube confirms to be "the only Joe Jackson bat in
existence that is factory documented as being game used by Jackson
during his Major League career." While this distinction alone would
be more than enough to justify the claim, the factory sidewriting
assigns use to the greatest rookie season in the Major League
record books, the only one in history to conclude north of the
fabled .400 mark.
The boxing gloves that
Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) wore as he faced
Sonny Liston in the ring on Feb. 25, 1964, and subsequently won his
first Heavyweight Championship, brought $836,500 in the auction,
bringing another round of applause from the gallery.
"These are the very gloves that Ali wore when he claimed his first
Heavyweight Championship 50 years ago," said Ivy. "Given the
attention these received from media and fans all over the world,
and the spectacular price they achieved, it's clear that Ali is
just as loved and respected today as he's ever been."
The 1923 New York
Yankees World Championship Watch presented to Babe Ruth, the
most iconic American athlete of all, realized $717,000 in the
auction as the centerpiece of the auction, after attracting massive
worldwide media interest.
Also of significant interest was the barrel of the
baseball bat thrown at Mike Piazza by Roger "The Rocket" Clemens on
Oct. 22, 2000, which realized $47,800, almost five times its'
$10,000+ pre-auction estimate.
"The Piazza-Clemens incident is one of the most infamous in modern
baseball history and this bat shard was central to the entire
episode," said Chris Ivy. "The Rocket lost his cool in the game and
hurled this at Piazza in what is likely the most famous throw of
his entire career."
The bat was consigned by Yankees strength and conditioning coach
Jeff Mangold, who retrieved it from the corner of the clubhouse
steps after it had been tossed by a bat boy. A significant portion
of the proceeds will be donated by Mangold to a charity benefitting
families that have survived the death of child due to SIDS.
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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.
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Website Tips: Shipment tracking details
Can't wait for your purchase to
arrive? We have added a new method of checking the status of your
shipment from Heritage.
Each completed invoice in MyOrders contains a tracking link. Click on
it, and a new section displays with the brief shipping details,
including shipped date and delivery status.
Brief Tracking Details
If you like, you then have the option of viewing the complete
shipping information by clicking the "Show Complete Tracking
Complete Tracking Details
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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
- Asian Art Specialist
- Coin Buyer
- Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: (New
- 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
We are also seeking to fill the following corporate positions:
If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate
- Client Data Specialist part-time
- Client Services Representative
- Consignment Coordinator
- Currency Consignment Director
- e-Publishing Expert
- Fine Jewelry Cataloger
- Jr. Photographer
- Maintenance Assistant
- Operations Assistant
- PHP Web Developer
- Web Content Specialist (part-time)
- Web Remarketing Specialist
- U.S. Coin Cataloger Needed
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Royal Oaks Country Club Estate To Be
Heritage Auctions Luxury Real Estate is proud to announce an
upcoming auction on April 8th in Houston, Texas.
Located on the Fred Couples designed signature Golf Course in Royal
Oaks Country Club, this stylish, two-story custom home sits at the
end of a gated cul-de-sac on the highest point within the
community. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, panoramic views from
nearly every room, gourmet chef's kitchen, formal dining room with
butler's pantry, executive study, media/gameroom, and great indoor
and outdoor living spaces, the home was built with family and
entertaining in mind.
For more information, please visit HA.com/RoyalOaks or call 855-261-0573.
information about Real Estate auctions.
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Very First Wolverine Artwork, Not Known To Exist, Surfaces
The original artwork
featuring the first ever appearance of Wolverine, by artist Herb
Trimpe, on the final page of The Incredible Hulk #180 (1974),
arguably the most important debut of a comic book character in the
last 40 years, has surfaced from the private hands where it has
resided for more than three decades and will cross the block at
Heritage Auctions on May 16.
"This is indisputably one of the most significant pieces of
original comic art to ever surface," said Todd Hignite, Vice
President of Heritage Auctions. "Up until the day I actually saw it
and held it in my hands, I had a hard time believing it event
really existed. Since the consignor isn't a collector, and
therefore unknown to everyone in the hobby, it just wasn't even
known for sure this survived."
In 1983, on the afternoon that Trimpe handed
over the piece of original art to the then-teenaged consignor of
the piece as a souvenir of their visit that afternoon, neither had
any idea that the ink, graphite and blue pencil drawing would turn
out to be one of the most influential comic book images ever
created. As the decades drew on, and Wolverine soared in popularity
and influence in Pop Culture, it because obvious to the owner of
the art that he had something of significant value and
Inspired by Trimpe's generosity to him more than 30 years ago, the
consignor has specified that the majority of the after-tax proceeds
from the sale of the artwork be donated, including a large portion
designated for the Hero Initiative, the first-ever federally
chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping
comic book creators in financial need.
"I'm sure the fruits of this sale will be greatly appreciated by
all concerned," Trimpe told the auction house.
This year, 2014, marks the 40th anniversary of the
character's first appearance in the landmark story, "And the Wind
Howls Wendigo," scripted by Len Wein. In this issue, Hulk heads to
Canada, looking for some peace and quiet, when he was mysteriously
drawn to a cave inhabited by the sister of the man who became the
Wendigo. At the very close of the thriller, the Canadian government
sends in its own special agent to take care of a Hulk sighting — a
ferocious mutant known as Wolverine.
"Comic art just doesn't get much more exciting than this," said
Hignite. "We're anticipating a tidal-wave sized surge of interest
in this piece, not only from all of the top comic art collectors,
but from bidders all over the spectrum swept away by this piece's
unparalleled importance to both Marvel Comics and Pop Culture
history. Wolverine is by far the most popular superhero for an
entire generation, and the original art for such a dramatic first
appearance is just impossible to find."
For more information on the Hero Initiative and how to support the
organization visit www.heroinitiative.org.
More information about comic & comic art
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One Of The Rarest Bottles Of Wine In The World, A 1934
Vieux Cepage, May Bring $50,000+
A single bottle of 1934
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Richebourg Vieux Cépages, one
of the rarest and most important bottles of wine in the world,
may bring more than $50,000 when it crosses the block at Heritage
Auctions on March 21.
The bottle is being offered as the cover lot of the $3.5+ million
Exquisite Collection of
a Northeastern Gentleman, only the third time Heritage has
offered a single-cellar sale. The auction will take place in
Beverly Hills and will be simulcast to a live bidding room in Hong
"Domaine de la Romanee Conti is widely viewed as the most
prestigious winery in the world and this is the rarest wine it has
ever produced," said Frank Martell, Director of Fine Wines at
Heritage. "If Domaine de la Romanee Conti is Ferrari, then
this bottle, from this era, would be the 250GT, and this particular
bottling, called Vieux Cepages, would be the 1958
steel-bodied 250GT Long Wheel Base, the very rarest of it's already
Vieux Cepages was the title afforded
Domaine de la Romanee Conti's oldest Richebourg vines, kept
completely apart from the regular cuvee during vinification. With
only a few hundred bottles produced, this is indisputably one of
the most important and rarest bottles that exists in the centuries
long history of the winery.
"Even with unlimited resources it would be virtually impossible to
find another bottle of this wine, and it would not come with the
stellar provenance our example carries," said Martell. "On a rarity
scale of 1 to 10, this is a 10. I can't say unequivocally that this
is a once in a lifetime bottle, but it's not too far from that. Top
collectors will be taking very careful note of this. Given that
buying such aged wine is not for the faint of heart, we're also
offering a more modern exceptional
rarity, a six-liter bottle of 2002 Romanee Conti, which we
expect to sell for $90,000 or better."
The Collection of a Northeastern Gentleman features 861
lots, marking what Heritage experts consider the company's finest
and most complete offering to date. Among the choice names on offer
will be various best in class vintages of Ausone, Cheval Blanc,
Haut Brion, Latour, Comte de Vogue Bonnes Mares and Musigny, 18
Jeroboam and 12 Methuselah from DRC, 21 vintages of Roumier Bonnes
Mares, Leroy, Ponsot, Coche Dury, Ramonet, Dom Perignon, Krug,
Cristal, Philipponnat, Gaja, Araujo, Bryant, Colgin, Insignia and
Shafer and much more.
More information about Rare Wine auctions.
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