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There's Nothing Like Coins for the
Get a leg up on your Holiday purchases! For the numismatist on
your list (even if it's you), how about one of these beauties?
Works of Augustus
Bid on these and many other numismatic goodies in our
2012 Houston November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature
Auction at www.HA.com/coins.
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Website Tips: Social Media and Sharing Your
One of the better movies to come out in recent years was The
Social Network, a dramaticized version of the founding of
Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg, who became the world's youngest
Facebook's mushrooming popularity illustrates a basic desire
many of us have: to share with people, whether old friends or
strangers. The Internet has for many of us become another way of
doing so. The early 1980s saw the rise of USENET, which, through an
ever-expanding number of topical newsgroups, brought people of
similar interests together to discuss things they had in common.
Forums and message boards followed, and are still quite common
Social networking in the 21st century has seen the rise of
connections based on the user, rather than on a topic. We have
friends on Facebook. We have followers on Twitter. Whenever I
Share, or Tweet, people following me can know about it
If you're a member of one of many social networking sites,
HA.com provides a quick way to Share things you like. Maybe you've
seen a coin that you love the looks of. Maybe you think a comic
book cover is really funny - possibly unintentionally - or
otherwise interesting. Perhaps you're well-known as a fan of a
movie or a baseball team, and you see something that especially
piques your interest.
Anything's fair game if you like it, because people want to know
what interests you.
On each page you will see, immediately to the right of the tabs,
a "Share" link, along with icons for, from left to right, e-mail,
Google +1, Facebook, and Twitter. E-mail, of course, is
self-explanatory since you're reading an email now; just click on
the envelope-like icon to e-mail any page to a friend. Google +1
recommends pages to your Google contacts when they search; using
this requires a Google account.
Clicking on the Facebook icon will bring up a quick description of the page, as well as an
invitation to comment on it in the "What's on your Mind?" section
Put whatever you think your friends will like here (or nothing
at all), and then click on the "Share" button at the bottom of the
page. The results will look something like this:
If you click on the Twitter icon , you will get a popup looking something like this.
This is a bare-bones link only, largely because of the fact that
tweets are limited to 140 characters. However, because this is
still an editable link, you can add a description of the item or
the auction you're tweeting about. The number of characters you
have remaining in your tweet shows prominently immediately to the
left of the Tweet button, and you can put in a nice description of
the page if you like:
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This Week's Top Ten
The ten highest valued coins to sell in Heritage auctions in
2012... so far!
1829 $5 Large Date PR64 PCGS Secure. CAC. Breen-6489, BD-1,
R.7. Sold for $1,380,000.
1793 Chain 1C Periods MS65 Brown PCGS. CAC. S-4, B-5, High R.3. Our
EAC Grade MS60. Sold for $1,380,000.
1792 P1C One Cent, Judd-1, Pollock-1, High R.6, MS61 Brown
PCGS. Sold for $1,150,000.
Jewish War (66 - 70 AD). AR shekel Year 1. Hendin 1352. TJC 183
(this coin). AJC II 259,1 (this coin). Samuels 79 (this coin).
gEF. Sold for $1,105,375.
1907 $20 Ultra High Relief, Sans Serif Edge, Judd-1907,
Pollock-2001, R.8 PR58 PCGS Secure. Sold for $1,057,500.
Titus as Caesar (79 - 81 AD). AV aureus. Undated c. AD 70, Judaea
or Antioch. Hendin 1478. RPC 1912 var. BN 384. RIC 175,1535.
gEF. Sold for $956,000.
Jewish War (66 - 70 AD). AR quarter-shekel.Year 1. Hendin 1356
(this coin). TJC 186 (this coin). AJC II 260,7 (this coin). Samuels
83 (this coin). Choice VF. Sold for $896,250.
1802 $1 PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. B-8, BB-302, High R.7. Sold for
1921 $20 MS66 PCGS Secure. Sold for $747,500.
1828/7 $5 MS64 NGC. CAC. Breen-6487, BD-1, R.7. Sold for
Do you have a suggestion for a future top ten list? Send
it to us!
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Reduced Auction Commissions When You Resell Your
When you win any lot worth with a hammer price of $1,000 or more
(or $2,500 for Art and Natural History lots), you will receive a
coupon that entitles you (or your heirs) to re-consign that lot to
Heritage at a reduced seller's commission. Selling through Heritage
is a convenient and hassle free way to maximize your return
why). Maybe you'll need to make room in your collection for
something better, perhaps your collecting tastes will change, or
maybe it will be your heirs that benefit; but be sure to save the
coupon, which could be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars.
- Coins: 0% Seller's Commission for all items $1K or
- Comics: 50% of the usual Seller's Commission for all
items between $1K & $10K, and 0% for items $10K and over.
- All Other Categories: 50% of the usual Seller's
Commission for everything else over $1K ($2,500 for Art &
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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 following categories:
- 20th Century Design Specialist: Beverly Hills, New
- Asian Art Specialist: Beverly Hills
- Comics & Comic Art Specialist: New York
- European Art Specialist: New York
- European Comic Art Specialist: Dallas, Paris
- Fine Jewelry Specialist: New York
- Firearms Specialist: Dallas
- Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: Beverly Hills,
- Timepiece Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
- Trust & Estates Specialist: New York
- World Coins Director: Hong Kong
- World Paper Money Expert: Dallas/Remote
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
- Cataloger — Currency: Dallas
- Cataloger — Decorative Arts: Dallas
- Cataloger — Jewelry: Dallas
- Client Services Representative: Dallas
- Color & Photography Imaging Specialist:
- Comics Grader: Dallas
- Consignment Director — Currency: Dallas
- Desktop Support: Dallas
- e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
- Graphic Designer: Dallas
- Interns: Dallas
- Microsoft Dynamics GP Accounting Developer:
- Network & Systems Administrator: Dallas
- Operations Assistant — Coins: Dallas
- Senior Settlements Accountant: Dallas
- Shipping Associate: Beverly Hills/Part-time
- Wine Warehouse Assistant: Beverly Hills
- Wine Warehouse Manager: Beverly Hills
- WPF Applications Developer: Dallas
If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate
positions, please apply here.
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9.26 Carat GIA D/IF Type IIa Diamond Highlights
Heritage Auctions Jewelry Event
A magnificent 9.26
carat GIA D/IF Type IIa unmounted diamond
is expected to bring
at least $1 million to lead Heritage Auction's Dec. 3 Jewelry
. It joins more than 1,500 lots in an auction
expected to break $7.9 million.
"The exceptionally rare Type IIa diamond is about as perfect as
a diamond can get. In fact, less than 2% of the world's diamonds
meet the Type IIa criteria," said Jill Burgum, Director of Fine
Jewelry at Heritage. "It appears on the heels of the spectacular
8.99 carat Kashmir Sapphire ring which brought $527,500 in our
April event. Our clients depend on us to find unique statement
pieces that define a collection or a portfolio and we are proud to
again present them with a prime selection."
The first session is highlighted by a 10.75
carat diamond platinum ring
(estimate $300,000+), a 6.29
carat pear-shaped diamond platinum ring
and a 5.00
carat diamond white gold ring
The interest in fine colored gemstones is on the rise and
continuing to set record prices at auction. A number of works
present ideal opportunities for collectors and investors, such as
carat cushion-shaped ruby diamond platinum ring (estimate
$120,000+), a 10.71
carat cushion-shaped emerald diamond platinum ring (estimate
$110,000+) and an oval-shaped
sapphire diamond gold ring, designed by Boucheron (estimate
The Dec. 3 event offers a breadth of beautifully-crafted jewels by
renowned 20th century designers including Cartier, Tiffany and
Webb, with examples ranging from a 3.18
carat Lucida-cut diamond platinum ring
by Tiffany & Co.
(estimate $75,000) to a coral
diamond platinum gold bracelet
by David Webb (estimate
Among the strong selection of colored diamonds is a suite
featuring a 34.05
total carat fancy light to fancy pink diamond gold necklace,
(estimate $90,000+), its matching 17.61
total carat pink diamond gold bracelet (estimate $60,000+) and
a pair of diamond
and gold earrings (estimate $30,000+). Additional offerings
include a magnificent 6.50
carat diamond platinum ring (estimate $100,000+), featuring a
cushion-cut fancy intense yellow diamond, and a spectacular
47.05 carat total weight yellow diamond and gold necklace
Heritage is pleased to present materials representing estates
from across the country, including an outstanding 6.40
total carat diamond platinum necklace (estimate $8,000+) from
the private collection of two-time Academy Award-winning actress
Sally Field. From the former estate of Wanda Toscanini Horowitz,
daughter of conductor Arturo Toscanini and wife of pianist Vladimir
Horowitz, comes an Art
Deco diamond platinum compact (estimate $4,000+).
about Jewelry auctions.
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Is It Time To Sell?
You can depend upon FUN 2013 for your best opportunity to sell
your U.S. Coins and Currency early next year. Your invitation to
participate in Heritage's Official Auctions has deadlines coming
soon, so please act quickly.
FUN has proven to be the strongest show of the year, and there
is no question about the importance of this premier venue. As FUN's
Official Auctioneer, Heritage's lot viewing and auction rooms are
located in the heart of the convention action. We capture the
purchasing demand of thousands of floor bidders enjoying themselves
at the show who must then compete against Heritage's global
community of Internet bidders.
Whatever your specialty or the size of your holdings from a
single rarity to a lifetime collection, Heritage has auctions to
serve your needs. Together we will create a strategy to realize the
highest prices possible for your coins and notes. Our upcoming
auction events at FUN 2013 will provide unmatched exposure at the
most important gathering in numismatics. All that remains is for
you to call us today.
January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando
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to a Heritage Auction
Consignment Deadline: November 30, 2012
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