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In This Issue:
Chicago International Coin Fair Auction 3032, April 10 - 12
April 10 All-Ancients Weekly Auction
Chicago International Coin Convention (April 10-13, Thursday-Sunday)
"The Cult of the Games: Business and Bloodshed in Ancient Rome"
Pompeia's Pick: Justa Gratia Honoria: An Indecent Proposal
What Happened In Ancient April?
Website Tips: Sorting auction results
Is It Time To Sell?
Reduced Auction Commissions When You Resell Your Winnings!
Employment Opportunities
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April was so named (Aprilis) by the Romans because... er, no one is quite sure why! It might have something to do with the Latin word aperir — "to open," perhaps referring to the onset of Spring and the "opening" of tree buds, flowers and the like. Or it might have something to do with the Greek goddess Aphrodite, particularly since there are several holidays within it sacred to Venus, her Roman counterpart.

In any case, April has many things to recommend it (the start of baseball, for one), chiefly, as far as we're concerned, an incredible auction of ancient coins! Want details? Read on!

Chicago International Coin Fair Auction 3032, April 10 - 12
We are pleased to present Heritage's biggest-ever offering of Ancient Coins at this year's CICF! With more than 1,800 coins in our Signature Floor and Internet sessions, with estimates ranging in price from $60 to $60,000, this auction will have something for every collector of classical coins. The two Signature Ancients sessions will be the afternoon and evening sessions on Thursday, April 10 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, IL.

The catalog is, I think, our finest to date. If you have not received an Ancients catalog yet, notify Dave Michaels (DMichaels@HA.com) or Sam Spiegel (SamS@HA.com) IMMEDIATELY and we'll see to it one is shipped off to you.

This is an event not to be missed! The auction features three anchor collections:

The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection of Roman and Byzantine Gold Coins:
The late Mr. Dimitriadis, a Californian of Greek descent, assembled an incredible collection of Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins over nearly three decades from 1985 to 2012, with a special focus on Roman and Byzantine gold coins. Consequently, our CICF auction will feature more than 200 Roman gold coins from the Dimitriadis Collection, including these beauties:

Tiberius
Tiberius
Nero as Caesar
Nero as Caesar
Nero as Augustus
Nero as Augustus
Galba
Galba
Vespasian
Vespasian
Domitian as Caesar
Domitian as Caesar
Trajan
Trajan
Hadrian
Hadrian
Antoninus Pius as Caesar
Antoninus Pius as Caesar
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
Lucius Verus
Lucius Verus
Septimius Severus
Septimius Severus
Caracalla as Caesar
Caracalla as Caesar
Severus Alexander
Severus Alexander
Trajan Decius
Trajan Decius
Diocletian
Diocletian
Constantine I the Great
Constantine I the Great
Constantine II as Caesar
Constantine II as Caesar
Julian II the Philosopher
Julian II the Philosopher
Basiliscus and Marcus
Basiliscus and Marcus


We could, quite literally, go on, and on, and on. The Dimitriadis group forms the heart of a special section called Imperial Gold Part I: The Roman Empire, which will comprise more than 275 Roman gold coins, the biggest such offering in the United States in decades! The auction will also offer the Greek coins from Mr. Dimitriadis collection, more than 100 in total, which present a high-quality survey of the field, with a special emphasis on the beautiful "stephanophoric" ("wreath-bearing") coins of western Asia Minor. Imperial Gold Part II: The Byzantine Empire will go on the block at Heritage Auction 3035 in New York this September.

As if this weren't enough, the CICF auction also features...

The Lexington Collection:
A remarkable holding of Greek and Roman coins, many purchased from highly significant sales over the past 20 years. Every coin is a gem! Don't believe me? Try these:

Fantastic Acanthus tetradrachm
Fantastic Acanthus tetradrachm
Stunning Philip III stater
Stunning Philip III stater
Beautiful Lysimachus tetradrachm
Beautiful Lysimachus tetradrachm
Julius Caesar aureus, NGC Choice MS
Julius Caesar aureus, NGC Choice MS
Cestius Norbanus aureus, NGC AU
Cestius Norbanus aureus, NGC AU
Augustus aureus, Capricorn reverse
Augustus aureus, Capricorn reverse
Incredible Pertinax aureus, NGC Gem MS
Incredible Pertinax aureus, NGC Gem MS
Severus Alexander aureus, NGC Gem MS
Severus Alexander aureus, NGC Gem MS


Our third anchor collection for CICF is...

The Dr. Patrick Tan Collection:
Dr. Tan, a well-known Singaporean physician, is one of the world's most active collectors of Greek, Roman and Judaean coins, and has honored Heritage with a significant consignment from his extensive holdings. It's particularly strong in Judean coins and Roman coins related to the Judaean conflicts. Again, a few highlights:

Jewish War shekel, Year 3
Jewish War shekel,
Year 3
Jewish War shekel, Year 4
Jewish War shekel,
Year 4
Bar Kokhba 'Abu Jara' of Year 1
Bar Kokhba 'Abu Jara'
of Year 1
Bar Kokhba sela, Year 2
Bar Kokhba sela, Year 2
Bar Kokhba sela, Year 3
Bar Kokhba sela, Year 3
Herod Antipas AE Half
Herod Antipas AE Half
Vespasian Judaea Capta sestertius
Vespasian Judaea Capta sestertius
Vespasian 'Pax Augusti' sestertius
Vespasian 'Pax Augusti' sestertius
Titus 'Colosseum' sestertius
Titus 'Colosseum' sestertius
Agrippina Senior sestertius
Agrippina Senior sestertius
Nerva 'Fisci Judaica' sestertius
Nerva 'Fisci Judaica' sestertius
Galba sestertius
Galba sestertius


The Signature Floor Sessions of the CICF Auction commence with Session 1 (Greek and Judean coins) at 1:00 PM CT. Session 2 (Imperial Gold, Roman and Byzantine Coins) starts at 6:00 PM CT. Sessions 3-6 (World Coins) are Friday - Saturday, April 11-12.

Our Signature Internet Sessions features another 775 lots of Ancients, including some very strong material, with a wide array of high-grade and rare types. Many coins have been given Choice grades by NGC. The offering includes a number of interesting and attractive Judaean and City Coins, a very impressive offering of Roman Republican silver denarii, and an entire collection of the Roman Emperor Vespasian. Here are a few highlights:

Attractive Tarentum nomos
Attractive Tarentum nomos
Metapontum stater, NGC Ch VF
Metapontum stater, NGC Ch VF
Bar Kokhba 'Abu Jara' of Year 1
Athens owl, NGC AU
Bar Kokhba sela, Year 2
Another owl, toned Ch VF
Myrina tetradrachm, Dimitriadis Collection
Myrina tetradrachm, Dimitriadis Collection
Seleucus I tetradrachm
Seleucus I tetradrachm
Yehud, Hezekiah obol
Yehud, Hezekiah obol
Tiberias, Galilee, Hadrian
Tiberias, Galilee, Hadrian
Antioch, 'Star of Bethlehem' issues
Antioch, 'Star of Bethlehem' issues
D. Silanus denarius
D. Silanus denarius
P. Crepusius denarius
P. Crepusius denarius
P. Galba denarius
P. Galba denarius
Toned Gnaeus Pompey denarius
Toned Gnaeus Pompey denarius
Rare Augustus / Capricorn denarius
Rare Augustus / Capricorn denarius
Divus Augustus sestertius
Divus Augustus sestertius
Nice Claudius sestertius
Nice Claudius sestertius
Sharp Vitellius denarius
Sharp Vitellius denarius
Attractive Vespasian denarius
Attractive Vespasian denarius
Pleasing Nerva sestertius
Pleasing Nerva sestertius
XF Trajan sestertius
XF Trajan sestertius


And there's much, much more in this incredible Internet session!

To view the Heritage's entire CICF Auction, an immense offering of more than 6,200 World and Ancients lots, click here.

CICF Auction Viewing:
Viewing for the Ancients portion of the CICF auction will be held...

  • Heritage Auction's Beverly Hills offices, at 9478 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 100. Today (Friday, April 4) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, Ballroom 4, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018.
    • Tuesday, April 8, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, April 9 - Saturday, April 12, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Sunday, April 13, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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April 10 All-Ancients Weekly Auction
This auction comprises 197 coins, mainly Roman Imperial, with a few Greek and Byzantine coins. Many are from an impressive East Coast collection and a large number of the coins have been graded by NGC. The offering includes many rare and interesting pieces that should intrigue beginning and experienced collectors alike. Here are a few highlights:

Attractive Syracuse tetradrachm
Attractive Syracuse tetradrachm
Postumius denarius, NGC XF
Postumius denarius, NGC XF
Pleasing Vespasian sestertius
Pleasing Vespasian sestertius
Rare denarius of Domitian
Rare denarius of Domitian
Trajan denarius, Dacian war
Trajan denarius, Dacian war
Marcus Aurelius as, NGC Choice VF
Marcus Aurelius as, NGC Choice VF
Scarce Plautilla denarius
Scarce Plautilla denarius
Macrinus denarius, NGC Choice AU
Macrinus denarius, NGC Choice AU
Rare Pupienus antoninianus
Rare Pupienus antoninianus
Philip I sestertius, temple reverse
Philip I sestertius, temple reverse
Julian II siliqua, NGC Choice XF
Julian II siliqua, NGC Choice XF
Justinian I follis, NGC XF
Justinian I follis, NGC XF


The auction closes at 10:00 PM CT on Thursday, April 10. As the saying goes, bid early and often!

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Chicago International Coin Convention (April 10-13, Thursday-Sunday)
Held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, IL, this is the major mid-year event of the Ancient-World numismatic scene. More than 100 dealers from all over the world will be in attendance, including (of course) Heritage, which holds the anchor auction for this event. We plan to come loaded with some very impressive inventory for at-the-table sales, including some group lots of coins at highly affordable prices! And, of course, if you have any thought of consigning your collection for sale at auction, please see Dave Michaels and Sam Spiegel at the Heritage table! When you see the kind of auction we have put together for the CICF, you will want to sell your coins through Heritage!

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"The Cult of the Games: Business and Bloodshed in Ancient Rome"
April 5 and 6 (Saturday and Sunday) at The Getty Villa, Malibu, CA. April 5-6. The members of the Legion Six Historical Foundation (among them Heritage's Dave Michaels) will present this "edu-tainment" production on the lore of gladiatorial combat in Roman society. Coins relating to gladiatorial shows, including the Colosseum sestertius of Titus, will be discussed. Show times are 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM each day. For tickets to the Getty Villa, click here

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Pompeia's Pick: Justa Gratia Honoria: An Indecent Proposal
By Lorie Ann Hambly

Ancients: Justa Gratia Honoria, sister of Valentinian III (Augusta, AD 425-450). AV solidus
Ancients: Justa Gratia Honoria, sister of Valentinian III (Augusta, AD 425-450). AV solidus
April's pick is this lovely Late Roman gold solidus depicting Justa Gratia Honoria, who sought escape from marriage to a dullard by making an indecent proposal to none other than Attila the Hun.

Honoria was the daughter of the formidable Theodosian empress Galla Placidia, daughter of Theodosius I "the Great," who ruled the West Roman Empire as regent during much of the reign of her weakling son Valentinian III (AD 425-450). Honoria's father was Constantius III, a powerful Roman general who reigned briefly as co-emperor with Honorius in AD 420-421. With such parentage, one would expect Honoria to be a strong-willed domina, and one would not be too far off the mark; however, the fifth century Roman Empire was a very different place than it was when Imperial ladies like Livia and the two Agrippinas pulled strings from behind the curtain.

Christianity was the prime mover in Late Roman society and Rome was no longer the uncontested world superpower that she had been in the First Century AD—in fact Rome had broken in two and the Western half teetered on the brink of dissolution, having lost the vital provinces of Britain and North Africa, along with great swaths of Gaul and Spain. Women had been further constrained by Christianity; imperial ladies like Honoria were expected to lead lives of modesty, piety and propriety, notwithstanding the forceful hand often employed by the likes of Galla Placidia and other Theodosian women, who as a rule possessed far more backbone than their mild male counterparts.

The obverse of the coin depicts the "ideal" Honoria looking up to the 'Hand of God' reaching down to crown her. In any case Honoria seems to have little use for piety or propriety, preferring to use her sexuality to advance her interests; the 'hand of God' depicted on the obverse did not seem to have touched the temporal Honoria: She caused a great scandal by seducing her chamberlain Eusebius (who, unusually for the era and role, seems not to have been a eunuch).

Her brother Valentinian was himself pleasure-loving and indolent, although he issued pompous edicts on morality from time to time; he had prevented Honoria from marrying for fear her husband might become a rival, and expected her to live in public celibacy, without caring much how she occupied herself behind the scenes. But Galla Placidia cast a baleful eye on the antics of her daughter and sought a political marriage that would effectively tie her down. She eventually settled on a "safe" old Roman senator, Flavius Bassus Herculanus, who was considered decent and docile enough not to plot revolution.

Honoria hated the choice. She was not remotely willing to wed this old fuddy-duddy and viewed only one man in the world as capable of rescuing her from marital boredom: Attila, the ferocious king of the Huns. In AD 450 she sent Attila a plea for help, along with her ring. He interpreted the gesture as a proposal for marriage, which he happily accepted, demanding half the Western Empire as a dowry. In fact Attila had been planning for some time to invade the Western Roman Empire and Honoria's note and ring gave him just the excuse he needed.

Valentinian was furious with his sister when he found out; in ages past an enraged emperor would have executed his treasonous sister, but Valentinian was persuaded to send her into temporary and mild exile. Attila, in the meantime, led his hordes on an annihilating invasion of Gaul which was only stopped when Valentinian's able general Flavius Aetius cobbled together an allied army of Romans and Visigoths to stop Attila in one of history's great battles at Chalons sur Marne.

Honoria's fate after her devastating dalliance with Attila is not known for certain. There is no record of her being executed or punished in any way; on the other hand, she was not among the imperial hostages carried off by the Vandals in the sack of Rome of 455, so she was either dead or living elsewhere by then.

Her would-be paramour Attila's fate is more widely documented: Perhaps on the rebound from Honoria, in 453 he took a young Gothic bride named Ildico to wife. After a night of barbaric overindulgence at his wedding feast, he was stricken by a severe nosebleed and, fittingly, drowned in his own blood.

Having apparently been victorious in maintaining her liberty in both her daily life and in the eventual sack of Rome, the reverse depicting Honoria as Victory holding the cross is unintentionally ironic, or quite literally, right on the mark.

You can bid on this coin in our upcoming April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Auction.

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What Happened In Ancient April?
April 5, 347 BC: Death of Plato.

April 8, AD 217: Emperor Caracalla assassinated.

April 10, AD 401: Future East Roman Emperor Theodosius II born. He will go on to have the longest reign (48 years) of any Roman emperor.

April 11, AD 146: Future Emperor Septimius Severus born.

April 13, AD 193: Emperor Pertinax assassinated; Didius Julianus shamefully buys the throne from the Praetorians for 25,000 sesterces per man.

April 14 or 15, AD 73: Mass suicide by remaining Jewish rebels at Masada.

April 16, AD 69: Emperor Otho commits suicide.

April 21, 753 BC: Foundation date of Rome by Romulus and Remus.

April 24, ca. 1200-1180 BC: Possible date for the fall of Troy.

April 26, AD 121: Future Emperor Marcus Aurelius born.

April 30, AD 304: Beginning of the Great Persecution of Christianity under Emperor Diocletian (actually ordered by Caesar Galerius). Edict of Toleration issued by terminally ill Galerius on same date in AD 311.

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Website Tips: Sorting auction results
When you do a search anywhere on the Heritage website, the results are returned in an order that makes sense according to many different criteria, depending on which of our sites you're on. However, you have the full ability to sort your results.

Sorting auction results


Above all results, on the right-hand side of the page, you will see a number of different ways to sort. Best Match is the default, but you can sort by Price: Lowest First (if you are looking to buy, but have a budget), Price: Highest First (if you want to see really cool stuff), Alphabetical, Lot Number, or any of a number of other criteria. Just choose the way you wish to sort, and the site will sort for you.

The site now remembers your sort preferences, and keeps your preference for the Bid/Buy side of search separate from your Archive searches. So, if you like to view the least expensive items up for auction and the most expensive items that have already sold, you won't have to reset your sort every visit or every time you switch from Bid/Buy to the Archive.

If at any time you want to change back to the default sort settings, just go to the appropriate search page and choose "Best Match".

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Is it Time to Sell?
As you can see from our recent track record, Heritage Ancients is really starting to achieve some amazing results! If you have any thought of selling your collection, there is no better time than the present and no better venue than Heritage! Our rates are highly competitive and we offer top-notch cataloguing, exceptional photography and production values, an incomparable database of more than 850,000 potential buyers, and a matchless promotions/PR department that will make sure everyone knows about your collection. Please contact Dave Michaels, Director of Ancient Coins, via email at DMichaels@HA.com or phone at (310) 492-8615.

Until next month!

Veritas et vita,

David S. Michaels
Director of Ancient Coins
DMichaels@HA.com
1-800-872-6467 ext. 1606

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Announcements
Reduced Auction 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 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 more.
  • 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 & Natural History).
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Employment Opportunities
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
  • Coin Buyer
  • 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 positions:

  • Client Data Specialist part-time
  • Client Services Representative
  • Consignment Coordinator
  • Currency Consignment Director
  • e-Publishing Expert
  • Fine Jewelry Cataloger
  • Interns
  • Jr. Photographer
  • Operations Assistant
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  • Web Content Specialist (part-time)
  • U.S. Coin Cataloger Needed
If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate positions, please apply here.

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Around Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams' Clearing Winter Storm And Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico Highlights New York Photography Auction

Ansel Adams: Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California
Ansel Adams' landmark Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California, 1944, acquired directly from the artist and held privately for 40 years, and his Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941, could sell for $30,000+ each in Heritage Auctions' April 5 Photographs Signature Auction held in New York. The auction is dominated by fresh-to-market images, ranging from a California collection devoted to images of Marilyn Monroe and Reflections of Childhood, a fine private New York collection examining children's distinct and poignant place in the world.

"This stands as the most strikingly dynamic photograph auction we've ever held," said Rachel Peart, Director for Photographs at Heritage. "The opportunity for collectors to finally secure rare works from as early as 1874 to the present day spans several private collections that have not been on the market in decades."

The auction includes two important works by Irving Penn: Still Life with Watermelon, New York, 1947, which could sell for $25,000+, and Picasso, Cannes, France, 1957, estimated at $50,000+.

Robert Silver: Marilyn Quad
Among the variety of photographs is a large and diverse selection of images relating to Marilyn Monroe, including the iconic Marilyn Monroe on Red Velvet, Pose #1, 1949, a circa 1990 dye-destruction initialed by Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, which is estimated to sell for $5,000+; Marilyn in Dior, Vogue, 1962, by Bert Stern, estimated at $10,000+; and Robert Silver's evocative Marilyn Quad, 2008, a photomosaic on aluminum, estimated to sell for $20,000+.

The Cohen Collection, another rare and important private collection, is a thoughtful assemblage of the world's finest photographers, including numerous works by Adams, such as Moonrise and Aspens, Northern New Mexico, from Portfolio VII, 1958, which could sell for $20,000, and Brett Weston, including his Twenty Photographs Portfolio, 1970-1977, which could sell for $30,000+. The Cohen Collection also offers Two Forms, 1963 by Ruth Bernhard, an iconic image of the female form.

Diane Arbus: Boy Reading a Magazine, N.Y.C.
Providing a glimpse into humanity's past and its future, Reflections of Childhood, a private New York collection featuring famous artists' interpretation of youth, including Diane Arbus' Boy Reading a Magazine, N.Y.C., 1956, estimated at $6,000+ and Hendrik Kerstens' Naturel, November, 1999, estimated at $15,000+. The artist's poignant images of childhood is exemplified in Pieter Hugo's Abdulai Yahaya, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana, 2010, and Untitled, 2004, by Angela Strassheim, both of which could sell for $10,000+ each. A special electronic catalog devoted to Reflections of Childhood may be accessed here.

More information about photographs auctions.

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Fine Minerals & Gemstones Lead Nature & Science Auction, May 4

Fine Minerals and Gemstones will be the focus of the Nature & Science Auction on Sunday May 4th at 12 noon. It will be held at Heritage Auctions in the Design District at 1518 Slocum Street, Dallas. The acclaimed Hoppel Collection, as well as minerals from other collections including a West Coast Museum and a U.S. Congressman will be featured. With over 300 lots of various sizes and values, this auction will have something for everyone interested in Fine Minerals and unique Gemstones. A myriad of colors and shapes will be presented at the preview when all of the specimens and gems will be on display. Preview hours are 10:00 - 5:00 PM CT from April 30th to May 3rd, and preceding the auction from 10:00 - 12:00 noon on May 4th.

A preview reception will be held the evening of May 1st from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, RSVP to RSVP@HA.com or 214-409-1050.

Highlights Include
Dioptase
Dioptase

Tsumeb Mine
Native Gold
Native Gold

Diltz Mine
Peridot - 40.4 CT
Peridot - 40.4 CT

Burma


More information about Lead Nature & Science auctions.

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Tiffany Kashmir Sapphire Gold Ring May Bring $175,000

Kashmir Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum-Topped Gold Ring, Tiffany & Co.
A Tiffany & Co. Kashmir sapphire diamond platinum-topped gold ring could sell for $175,000+ to lead Heritage Auctions' Fine Jewelry Signature Auction April 29 in New York. The auction is a mosaic of unique creations spanning the Georgian era to the present day.

Jill Burgum, Heritage's Senior Director of Fine Jewelry, said experienced jewelry connoisseurs can expect a robust selection of estate jewelry, rare colored gemstones, and name brand designs both contemporary and vintage.

"White and fancy colored diamonds from 2.00 to 11.00 carats also play an impressive role in the upcoming auction," she said. "A highlighted lot is an 11.03 carat pear-shaped diamond accompanied by a GIA certificate stating I color, VS2 clarity and carries a pre-sale estimate of $150,000+."

Colombian Emerald, Diamond, Gold Ring, Kurt Wayne
Colored gemstones captivate the eye with vibrant bursts of color and leading the auction's extensive selection is a Columbian emerald and diamond ring by Kurt Wayne, accompanied by GIA and AGL certificates, valued at $150,000. A rare Emerald White Gold Necklace — featuring the 3.40 carat Heart of Carolina Emerald — is estimated to sell for $25,000+. The heart-shaped emerald is incredibly rare as North America is not known for producing emeralds — outside of one area, Hiddenite, N.C. The Heart of Carolina Emerald was discovered in 1998 and ranks as #13 on the list of largest emeralds ever mined in North America.

Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, Diamond, Gold Ring
A Fancy Yellow Diamond, Diamond, Gold Ring, from the private collection of Toni Tennille of American recording artists Captain & Tennille and set with two yellow diamonds weighing a total of approximately 4.73 carats and enhanced by full-cut diamonds, could sell for $60,000+.

An extremely rare Archaeological Revival 'Cave Pearl' necklace by legendary goldsmith Carlo Giuliano, in its original fitted box, could sell for $40,000+. Fashioned from diminutive limestone deposits subjected to millennia of water dripping deep inside a cave, the 100+ year old necklace is the oldest piece in the auction. Another Victorian find, an exceptional Natural Pearl, Diamond, Ruby, Silver-Topped Gold Brooch, features a natural baroque pearl notable for its exceptional size, fine condition and natural origin. The brooch is enhanced by a second natural baroque pearl, which increases the pieces' gross weight to an impressive 18.90 grams, could sell for $40,000+.

Jadeite Jade, Gold Bracelet, Angela Cummings for Tiffany & Co.
"Name brand designs by firms such as Cartier, Tiffany and Van Cleef & Arpels remain popular purchases among our clients and we expect some recent additions will bring added attention and increased bidding," Burgum said. "I am excited to offer a single owner collection of Angela Cummings designs for Tiffany & Co., including an Opal, Black Onyx, Gold Bracelet, estimated at $9,000+; an iconic Jadeite Jade, Gold 'Lotus Root' Bracelet, estimated at $7,000+; and a Coral, Jasper, Gold Bracelet, which could sell for $9,000+."

More information about fine jewelry auctions.

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Current Auctions
Coin and Currency Auctions
April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago #3032
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April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1204
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April 24 & 28 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago #3525
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Sunday Internet Coin Auction
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April 6
Tuesday Internet Coin Auction
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April 8
Tuesday Internet Currency Auction
Tuesday Currency
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Weekly World Coin Auction
Thursday World Coin
April 10
Monthly World and Ancient Coin Auction - Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection
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April 5 Photographs Signature Auction - New York April 5 Photographs Signature Auction - New York #5176
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April 8 Luxury Real Estate Signature Auction - Houston April 8 Luxury Real Estate Signature Auction - Houston #1150
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April 23 20th & 21st Century Design Auction - Dallas April 23 20th & 21st Century Design Auction - Dallas #5186
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