Parcfeld Collection VAMs and Varieties in Sunday
Variety collectors will find plenty to choose from as The Parcfeld Collection, an extensive
collection of variety coins, kicks off the July 14 Sunday session
of our Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction.
This collection consists of nearly 900 coins of interest to
variety specialists, and includes coins ranging from cents to
silver dollars, with a heavy emphasis on VAM varieties. Unusually,
these coins have been designated by variety on their certified
The Parcfeld collection was consigned to us by a collector who
has long been assembling rare varieties behind the scenes. To keep
the collection together, we decided to offer the entire collection
in our Non-Floor session, even though there are a number of coins
that would ordinarily appear in the regular floor sessions of the
Bidding on the Parcfeld Collection continues through HA.com/coins through
1 PM on Sunday, July 14, with the Live session beginning on
Heritage Live!® two hours later at 3 PM CT.
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July 11-18 World & Ancients Internet
July's all-Ancients offering of Greek, Roman and
Byzantine coins comprises a number of individual and group lots,
coming mainly from two U.S. collections, augmented with a few
choice items from our inventory. The auction is particularly strong
in attractive Greek coins, including a number given "choice" or
"star" grades by NGC. The auction concludes Thursday, July 18 at
10:00 PM CT.
Here are a few highlights:
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HA.com: A brand new look!
Coming soon, you will see a brand new look on HA.com! We've
reorganized the content and personalized the page, so that you will
see information that matters to you. Inside the site, although the
look will be a little different, the functionality of the item
pages, search pages, and the MyHeritage pages is unchanged.
Visit our sneak preview page here!
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Introducing: The Heritage
The Heritage Blog
begins! Heritage experts, who are collectors themselves, will be
writing about their passion, covering a wide range of categories
from coins to sports and jewelry! The Heritage Blog gives our
volunteer writers an outlet to get creative, to share their
thoughts, and to give other collectors a place to go to read about
the things they love. Check it out today and connect with the
collector in all of us at blog.ha.com.
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This Week's Top Ten
The eleven highest valued non-coins to sell in Heritage
- The Fighting Pair - Allosaurus vs. Stegosaurus.
- Fr. 379c $1000 1891 Treasury Note PCGS Extremely Fine
45PPQ. Realized $2,585,000
- Francis H. C. Crick Nobel Prize Medal and Nobel
Diploma. Realized $2,270,500
- Fr. 1166c $100 1863 Gold Certificate PCGS Apparent
Extremely Fine 40. Realized $2,115,000
- William Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905).
Fishing For Frogs, 1882. Realized $1,762,500
- General Ulysses S. Grant's Civil War Presentation Sword
as "General in Chief of the United States Army 1864". Realized
- Art Deco Natural Fancy Blue Diamond, Diamond, Platinum
Ring, J.E. Caldwell. Realized $1,650,500
- Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Crimean, 1817-1900).
Pushkin at the Waters Edge, 1886. Realized
- Fr. 379a $1000 1890 Treasury Note PCGS Apparent
Extremely Fine 45. Realized $1,527,500
- Mikhail Klodt (Russian, 1832-1902). Riverside
Farmstead, 1858. Realized $1,314,500
- The Largest Gold Nugget from the Western Hemisphere -
Boot of Cortez. Realized $1,314,500
Do you have a suggestion for a future top ten list? Send
it to us!
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Coin Buyer Wanted - San Francisco Office
Heritage Auctions is seeking a talented numismatist with a broad
range of expertise to join our new S.F. office located in Jackson
Square. If you have a good working knowledge base of U S. coins and
currency and are comfortable dealing with the public, we have an
opening for a permanent position as a buyer in our San Francisco
office. Duties will include dealing with walk-in clients,
evaluating and purchasing coins and currency, working local coin
shows, and accepting Auction consignments. Pay will be commensurate
with numismatic experience.
If you are interested in this position, please contact Jobs@HA.com.
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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 Nature & Science 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 (find out 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:
- Asian Art Specialist
- Classic Cars Specialist
- Coin Buyer: (San Francisco, Dallas, New York)
- Decorative Arts & Design Specialist
- European Art Specialist
- Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: (New York,
- 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
- Client Data Specialist: Dallas, part-time
- Client Services Representative: Dallas
- Currency Cataloger: Dallas
- Currency Consignment Director: Dallas
- e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
- Housekeeping: Dallas
- Maintenance Assistant: Dallas
- Shipping Associate: Dallas
- Web Marketing & Social Media Specialist: Dallas
- Web Marketing Specialist: Dallas
If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate
positions, please apply
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Original 1964 Hand-Crafted GI Joe Prototype Leads
Trio Of Important Early 'Joe' Figures At Heritage Auctions
The very first handcrafted mock-up of GI Joe, the
original 12" tall Real American Hero and simply the most prized
collectible there could be for generations of men, will cross
the block at Heritage Auctions on Aug. 10 as the centerpiece of the
company's Entertainment and Music Memorabilia event. It
carries a starting bid of $125,000+
"There are few more hallowed pop culture artifacts that could
come up for auction than this," said Ed Jaster, Executive Vice
President at Heritage Auctions. "Ten years ago when we sold this
piece at Heritage it realized slightly over $200,000, which we
believe it may bring or exceed again. To help make sure that it
finds a new steward, however, we've joined with the consignor and
placed what we feel is a conservative $125,000+ estimate on
Also being offered in the auction are the prototype for the first G.I. Joe dressed in an
Air Force uniform (Palitoy/Hasbro, 1964) and an early production model G.I. Joe Navy Talking
Action Figurine (Hasbro Circa 1967), both formerly from the
collection of G.I. Joe creator Don Levine, and both estimated at
two rare Joes, while not as historically important as the
prototype, both mark important evolutions in the toy," said Jaster.
"Not only do you have GI Joe branching out into the other U.S.
Military branches, these also represent the broadening of the
character that would lead to the entire world of G.I. Joe
characters that exists today."
The prototype, carefully constructed of hand-shaped and shaved
plastic, hand-crafted metal, and hand-sewn fabric, was the
brainchild of Don Levine, Creative Director at Hasbro in the
mid-1960s, who developed an idea first proffered by licensing guru
Stan Weston, that little boys would play with a doll as much as
little girls would — it simply had to be the right doll, and it had
to be called an "action figure."
"In 1964, Hasbro's proposed 12" GI Joe toy line flew in the face
of conventional wisdom," said GI Joe expert Mark Bellomo. "The
company defied a nation of traditionally-minded consumers who
considered poseable dolls a product expressly made for girls.
Hasbro saw an opening and invented their GI Joe line, marketing him
as a 'Moveable Fighting Man.' The rest is history."
the roles of Action Marine, Action Pilot, Action Sailor, and Action
Soldier, GI Joe became the central figure in countless backyard
adventures. Thanks to Hasbro, boys could now commandeer a strike
force of realistic, 12" tall, fully-articulated GI Joe action
figures, all of them descendent from this single example.
The prototype is crafted and consists of a plastic body with
wire-spring joints, a hand-painted plastic head that was created by
pulling a temporary mold from a carved wooden original and a
completely hand-sewn uniform of olive-drab fatigues and requisite
four-pocketed field jacket with a set of hand-stitched,
superbly-detailed three-tiered chevrons worn on each shoulder,
reflecting the rank of E-5 [sergeant].
The GI Joe brand has rightly been inducted into the National Toy
Hall of Fame (ca. 2004), and this irreplaceable iconic artifact
exists as one of the most important cultural touchstones on the
planet. The toy is about to celebrate its' 50th anniversary and has
seen an upsurge of popularity in recent years with a variety of
licensed toy properties, television programs and movies.
information about Entertainment auctions.
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