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Holiday offerings in Houston auction
|Have you looked at
the offerings in our Houston US Coins auction
recently? Just in time for the holidays, this auction has something
for every US coin collector, such as:
Early silver dollars:
Outstanding type coins:
Bidding on these and the rest of the lots in the Houston US Coins Signature
auction continues through December 5-8 at HA.com/Coins. Check the lot you're interested
in for exact closing times.
And if that isn't enough to whet your numismatic appetite...
A sneak peak at the FUN auction
PR64 NGC, CAC
1927-D $20 MS66 NGC
'EB' on Wing Brasher Doubloon MS63 NGC, CAC
These three coins have a combined value of over $10 million, and
there are many more exciting coins to join them. We can't wait for
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If you're looking for those special items
for your collection, and would like to be automatically notified
when we have one in inventory or in auction, MyWantlist is for you.
Instead of you having to search for specific items every time you
visit the site, MyWantlist works by saving the individual searches
that you might perform every time you look for coins in our
inventory or auction.
MyWantlist can be reached from any Heritage home page, or by going
through the MyHeritage tab on any
page on our site and clicking on "View/Edit Wantlists". You will be
taken to the Wantlist options for the Heritage site you are
currently on; you can change which Heritage venue you wish to save
searches for by choosing the venue from the "View MyWantlist in:"
drop-down menu and clicking "Go".
When you first start using this feature, MyWantlist will look
something like this:
You can add new searches based on five factors — the category
(which generally corresponds to a type for US coins or a country
for world coins), a keyword such as the date, the grading service
if any, the low grade, and the high grade. If you want to save a
search for any Shield Nickel, in the drop-down box marked "All",
choose Shield Nickels. You will not need to use a keyword in this
case, and the default search looks for coins from any grading
service in any grade, so all you will need to do is click on the
"Add New Item" button and you're done.
If you wish to add a search for circulated 1886 Liberty Nickels,
the procedure would be similar. Here you would enter the
denomination "Liberty Nickels", the keyword 1886, and the high
grade of AU58 in the drop-down box marked "To Grade". Again, you
need only click on the "Add New Item" button and you're done.
You can also look for other, more general items through this
feature. For instance, if you are looking for top 100 VAM varieties
of Morgan Dollars, choose Morgan Dollars as your denomination and
enter the keyword "Top 100".
For other tips on how to perform searches, click here, or click on the "Need Help? Click HERE" link on the MyWantlist page.
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The ten issues from US coin series that
ended before 1900 to appear most often in Heritage auctions:
Proofs were included, but since eight of the coins are from before
1858 and another is from a branch mint, they made little to no
- 1834 half dollar
- 1875-S twenty cent piece
- 1799 silver dollar
- 1855 gold dollar
- 1832 half dollar
- 1857 Flying Eagle cent
- 1827 half dollar
- 1858 Flying Eagle cent
- 1854 Type 2 Gold dollar
- 1794 large cent
Do you have a suggestion for a future top ten list?
Send it to us!
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Coin Buyer Wanted - Dallas
Heritage Auctions is seeking talented numismatists with a broad
range of expertise to join our Dallas office. If you have a good
working knowledge base of U S. coins and currency and are
comfortable dealing with the public, we have openings for permanent
positions as a buyer. 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
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Commissions When You Resell Your Winnings!
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
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 &
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
- Client Data Specialist part-time
- Client Services Representative
- Color Imaging Specialist
- Consignment Coordinator
- Currency Consignment Director
- eCommerce Content Specialist
- e-Publishing Expert
- Maintenance Assistant
- Nature & Science Auction Coordinator
- Shipping Associate
- Web Marketing Specialist
- U.S. Coin Cataloger Needed
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Frederick Frieseke's On The Beach
May Sell For $600,000+
Frederick Frieseke's masterpiece On the Beach (Girl in
Blue) is expected to bring $600,000+ in Heritage Auctions'
Dec. 5 American Paintings,
Drawings and Sculpture Signature Auction, part of a two-day
presentation of fine and decorative arts in New York, starting with
Tiffany, Lalique & Art
Glass Dec. 4 and the inaugural Art of New York Signature
Auction also on Dec. 5.
Frieseke's On the Beach is being offered at auction from a
private collection following a century of appearing in public
exhibits and publications, said Brian Roughton, Director of
American and European Art.
"This is a very important transition piece for Frieseke," Roughton
said. "It marks a movement away from the use of tonal "color
fields" and the start of painting en plein air and employing
natural sunlight on his female models."
Among the historic and important works in the auction is
Torch Bearers by
Anna Hyatt Huntington, a heroic monument and the most significant
work by the artist to come to market. The monument is expected to
bring $400,000+ and is offered to benefit the Discovery Museum and
Planetarium of Bridgeport, Conn., with proceeds to directly benefit
science and engineering programs and exhibits.
Roman Bronze Works was hired to cast the work in bronze in 1963, an
undertaking which took months to complete. "Torch Bearers
symbolizes the passing of the torch of civilization and progress
from one generation to the next," said Aviva Lehmann, Director of
American Art at Heritage's New York location. "There are only four
other known examples of Torch Bearer in existence, with the
other examples, cast in aluminum rather than in bronze , located in
Havana, Cuba, at the University of Madrid in Spain, the Stevens
Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the Chrysler
Museum in Norfolk, Virginia."
Additional highlights include Lucinda, Mexican Girl,
1916 by Robert Henri, which could sell for $400,000+.
Purchased the year it was finished and passed down through the
family to the current owner, the work was initially exhibited in
1916 and 1917 during the height of Henri's success as the leader of
the avant-garde Ash Can School.
Another highly anticipated painting is A Summer
Vacation, by Edward Henry Potthast, which is expected to
sell for $150,000+. Perros-Guirec, Côtes du
Nord, France, by Childe Hassam, is expected to hammer for
Bathers by Max
Weber exemplifies the artist's work during the pivotal period from
1909 to 1912, when he transitioned from his early Fauvist
compositions to his mature Cubist style. Painted in 1910, two years
after Weber returned to New York from his studies in Europe, the
work retains the foundation of his European training, but the
contorted figures and flattened space embody the fundamental roots
for his Cubist exploration. It could sell for $60,000+.
The auction also includes an important private collection of 20
bronzes by Charles Cary Rumsey, led by Study for a Centaur,
circa 1914, which may sell for $5,000+. The full size
massive bronze titled "The Centaur" is installed in front of the
Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Museum on Elmwood
Avenue in Buffalo, N.Y.
A second important collection offered in the American auction
includes 43 magnificent hand-colored engravings from John James
Audubon's ornithological magnum opus, The Birds of America; from
Original Drawings, led by a plate for Pine Finch (Plate CLXXX
from The Birds of America) 1833, expected to bring a
More information about American Art
Tiffany Turtleback Tile Lamp May Bring $100,000+ To
Highlight Extensive Offering Of Lalique And Art Glass
An important Tiffany Studios Leaded
Glass and Bronze Golden Turtleback Tile Lamp, circa 1910, is
expected to sell for $100,000+ in Heritage Auctions' Dec. 4
Tiffany, Lalique & Art
Glass Signature Auction in New York. The auction's more than
350 lots also include an outstanding selection of Galle, Daum,
several fine pieces of French pate-de-verre by Walter and Argy
Rousseau, and a private collection of Italian artistic studio glass
from several prominent Murano makers.
"This auction offers an extensive private collection of Tiffany
glass and bronze desk items, including some very rare models in
exceptional condition," said Nick Dawes, Vice President of Special
Collections at Heritage Auctions. "As always, Heritage is pleased
to present another strong showing of works by Rene Lalique,
including several classics in addition to jewelry designs, vases
and automobile mascots."
Heritage's global reputation as a leader in Lalique at auction is
well represented in a stunning Amber Serpent Vase,
circa 1924, standing 9-3/4" high, which may hammer for $40,000+ and
a wheel-carved Tourbillons
Vase with Black Enamel detail, circa 1926, may also sell for
$40,000+. A superb, original Victoire Mascot
Hood Ornament, circa 1928, may bring $20,000+, and a vivid
electric blue Perruches Vase,
circa 1919, from France and with a wheel-carved signature, is
likewise expected to sell for $20,000+.
Important early works by Tiffany remain in high demand and an
extraordinary Tiffany Studios Favrile
Morning Glory paperweight vase, circa 1900, engraved
L.C.T. is sure to draw interest at its $25,000 estimate. Among the
selection of Tiffany Studios lamps include a leaded glass and
bronze Apple Blossom table
lamp, circa 1910, is expected to bring $12,000+, and a bronze
and Favrile 10-light Lily
lamp, circa 1910, may cross the block for $20,000+.
Notable discoveries include a 16-piece Grapevine
pattern desk set, circa 1915, all fully marked Tiffany Studios,
New York, which is expected to bring $7,000+, and a rare Grapevine pattern
adjustable desk lamp, which is expected to sell for $2,000+. A
Gallé Overlay Tall
Bottleneck Floral Vase, of unusual form and standing a full 21"
high and dating to 1900, is expected to bring $5,000+.
The auction also features a final section of 100 hand-picked lots
of affordable art glass to include a wide variety of American and
European art glass.
More information about
animation art auctions.
Heritage is excited to announce our upcoming
New York Signature Auction
to be held at our Headquarters in the heart of the world's largest
numismatic hub, New York City, from February 3rd-5th. Our proven
auction successes in this city, with this November's Signature
auction realizing over $11 million, combined with the highly
acclaimed Eric P. Newman Collection which realized over $23
million, show the power of combining a stand out location with
quality auctions. We anticipate strong bidder participation during
this February's event due to the offering of some of the finest
rarities, which are fresh to the market.
Take advantage of consigning to this auction where your coins will
stand out amongst the crowd. The December 20th consignment
deadline for US coins is approaching. Call our Consignment
2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins
Signature Auction - New York
Consignment Deadline: December 20, 2013
What's My Coin Worth?
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