Doodle for Hunger: Comic & Illustration Art
Online Auction #532
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
More information about Charity auctions.
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Famed 1936 Canadian Dot Cent leads offerings in
The legendary Pittman-Krause 1936 Canadian Dot
, 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®
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
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
"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."
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, Mo-F, KM103, Cayon-9349, Calico-692, AU58
— 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
, 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
The 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. "
Crick'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
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
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
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