The World's #1 Numismatic Dealer &
$100 1890 Watermelon
Note featured in CSNS currency auction
Marking its auction debut, a $100 1890 Watermelon
Note from the prestigious Eric P. Newman Collection – one of
just 35 known to exist – is expected to bring $150,000+ in Heritage Auctions' Central
States Numismatic Society Currency Signature Auction April
22-28 in Chicago. Rarities held in private collections from coast
to coast and around the world will be offered to collectors for the
first time in decades.
"The coveted Eric P. Newman Collection pedigree has set the
standard in coins and we expect a similar response when these rare
and truly historic pieces of currency are finally brought to public
auction – in some cases for the first time in their history," said
Dustin Johnston, Director of Currency Auctions at Heritage. "This
entire auction is set to redefine the phrase "fresh to market."
The Watermelon Treasury Notes, so named because the zeros printed
on the backs resemble watermelons, are highly sought-after by
collectors. The Newman example is one of the very few to have
survived circulation, and is being offered at public auction for
the first time.
A $50/$100 Double
Denomination Brown Back from Kansas City, Missouri will be
offered for the first time in 70 years (est. $100,000+). This is
one of only two known $50/$100 Double Denominations, and the first
to be sold at public auction since June of 1945.
Many examples of the Midwestern
frontier obsolete banknotes and scrip from the Newman collection
are exceptionally historic and of the highest rarity, including a
$1 note issued by
Clark, Gruber & Co. from Leavenworth, Kansas; it is considered
a giant of the entire Obsolete note canon (est. $25,000+). This
1862 note directly links the founding of the bank and note issuance
in Leavenworth to the eventual office in Denver that printed $5
Denver Gold demand notes known as proofs and remainders. That very
Denver office would later become the Denver Mint.
The only Minnesota "Santa
Claus" note known to exist, a $1 vignetted type note features
the Type III style Saint Nick prominently in the center (est.
$25,000+) and a majestic serial No. 1 American
$1 banknote from Dubuque, Iowa, from 1860 is considered the
greatest of all Iowa Obsoletes for both its rarity and outstanding
condition (est. $10,000+). A Superb Gem $2 proof
from Madison, Wisconsin, printed on India paper features a
full-color portrait of James Madison flanked by a farmer and an
Indian (est. $4,000+).
Items being sold are from the extensive collection of
Eric P. Newman
Numismatic Education Society (a Missouri not-for-profit
corporation) and have been assembled over a period of 90 years.
Proceeds of the sale of all items will be used exclusively for
supplementing the Society's museum operations and scholarly
numismatic research efforts and for the benefit of other
not-for-profit institutions selected by Eric P. Newman Numismatic
Education Society for public purposes.
Highlights from additional collections offered during the CSNS
Currency Signature Auction include, but are not limited to:
This auction will open for bidding soon at www.HA.com/currency.
- A stunning $1,000 1928 Gold
Certificate, About New 50, PCGS.
- A Gem New 66 PPQ, PCGS,
$5 1935B Silver Certificate, tied with only one other example
at the very pinnacle of the PCGS census.
- A handsome, high-grade, $20 1775 Continental
Currency, displaying a unique marbled-edge unique to the date
- An uncirculated $5,000 1934 Note,
graded Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ, PMG, a stand-out note with
truly exceptional paper quality.
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Heritage Auctions awards
20th Mint State High Relief $20 To Ohio Collector
Celebrating a 20-year tradition, Heritage Auctions
has awarded a Mint State 1907 High Relief double eagle to Ken
Conway, of Ohio, as the Grand Prize in its annual numismatic
survey. The classic American numismatic rarity was certified by NGC
as MS60 Wire Rim, estimated to be valued at about $12,500.
Conaway is a longtime Heritage Auctions member who started his
serious numismatic collecting with certified Morgan Silver Dollars.
Some seven years ago, he moved to the collection of U.S. Government
silver ingots. Today Conway's U.S. Government ingot collection
rivals any ever assembled privately and he attributes much of his
collection success as well as research results to Heritage
Working with Mark Van Winkle, Heritage Auction's Chief Cataloger,
Conway has validated ingots as well as provided description details
for auction listings. His research of U.S. Government silver ingots
relies heavily on the Heritage Auction archives available on
HA.com, calling it a vital tool in his research. "Being able to
look back to the early 2000s and study each of the ingots sold by
Heritage Auctions in the last great collection — that of Alan
Bingel — is absolutely priceless," Conway said.
The prize in Conway's collection is an 1892 U.S. Assay Office New
York silver ingot, the oldest dated government ingot known in
existence which was won by him in person at the Heritage's ANA
Signature Auction in Chicago last year.
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Website Tips: Expandable Search
Have you checked out the search results on
the Heritage website recently? While the functionality has not
changed, we now hide many of the refineable results in the left
The names of the dimensions, such as Coin Category and Mint Mark
are still visible, and you need only click on the [+] sign at left
to see all the results. Click on the [-] to hide any results you no
longer wish to see.
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The ten highest mintage 18th century US coins:
Do you have a suggestion for a future top ten list?
Send it to us!
- 1798 cent
- 1794 cent
- 1797 cent
- 1795 plain edge cent
- 1799 dollar
- 1796 Draped Bust cent
- 1798 dollar (all kinds)
- 1795 half dollar
- 1795 Flowing Hair dollar
- 1795 half cent
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New: Thursday Internet Natural History
Heritage Auctions proudly announces
Thursday Internet Natural History Auctions featuring minerals,
fossils, meteorites, gemstones and lapidary arts. These auctions
feature quality specimens at attractive estimates, and offer you
regular opportunities to acquire pieces in addition to the
Signature Fine Minerals and Natural History auctions for which
Heritage Nature & Science is so well known.
first Thursday Internet Natural History auction is now open for
bidding, closing with a Live Internet session beginning at 10PM CT
on Thursday, April 2. Each auction will be open for bidding for one
www.HA.com/NatureandScience to learn more about this new aspect
of our growing Natural History business.
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
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 & Natural
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
- Asian 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
- Building Operations/Maintenance
- Client Services Representative
- Desktop Support Technician
- Photography Imaging Specialist
- Shipping Associate
- World Coins Cataloger/Numismatist
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Le Courbusier line study with
provenance may bring $30,000 in 20th & 21st Century Design Auction
Le Corbusier's Untitled, 1937,
an important example of the artist's study of the line and the
female form — personally gifted to Edith Milton, wife of architect
Wallace Harrison — could sell for $30,000 in Heritage Auctions'
21st Century Design Auction March 31 in Dallas. The
auction offers exceptional examples of how national and
international architects, artists and furniture designers perceived
two centuries of radical change.
"As the founding father of Purism, few artists could convey so much
with a single line as Corbusier," said Frank Hettig, Director of
Modern & Contemporary Art at Heritage. "Ironically, Corbusier
inscribed the painting with friendship to Ms. Milton but his
artistic falling out with Mr. Harrison forever changed their
friendship as well as the look of the United Nations headquarters
building in New York."
Harrison invited Corbusier as part of a team of international
consultants as he began planning the United Nations headquarters in
New York. Corbusier wanted the committee and meeting building to be
a low, extended horizontal form. When Harrison dismissed the idea
altogether and instilled a plan for a two-story building instead,
Corbusier disaffected himself from the project and Harrison.
The auction includes
accomplishments by artists such as legendary California woodworker
Sam Maloof, whose handmade furniture resides in the collections of
the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as the Smithsonian American
Art Museum; Rocker (No. 43),
1989 and stand as an eloquent combination of form and function
Though best known for his paintings of California swimming pools,
British artist David Hockney also worked with ceramics in his
youth. Cat, circa
1955, is one of these rare early works and was made by the
artist when he was just 18 years old. The piece offers a hint of
the aesthetic that would influence British art for nearly five
decades (est. $20,000+). A charming polychrome glazed earthenware
dog bowl painted in 2010 by the artist, with the words "Food and Love," also
appears in the sale (est. $5,000+).
Cristal, 1971, by Yvaral (Jean-Pierre Vasarely) will be
offered for the first time at public auction after spending the
last 44 years in private collections in Canada and Dallas (est.
A selection of three artworks by Austrian artist Niki Kogelnik, an
icon of Pop Art, includes variations on her blown glass heads:
Ocean Head, circa
1995 (est. $15,000+); Night Head, circa
1994 (est. $15,000+), and Censorship Head,
1996, (est. $15,000+).
1984/2006 by Herbert Bayer, considered the last living member
of the Bauhaus until his death in 1985, is a posthumous sculpture
copyrighted in 1984 by Herbert Bayer and again by the Herbert Bayer
Estate in 2006. It is abricated directly from the Herbert Bayer
maquettes and authorized by the Bayer Estate in a finite edition of
six (est. $12,000+).
Instantly recognizable metalwork design by Franz Hagenauer include
Two Heads, circa
1950, and Pair of Heads,
circa 1960, both by (est. $8,000+ each) and Untitled (pair of
sconces), circa 1970-1979, (est. $6,000+).
The auction includes a special selection of furniture and objects
by celebrated Chinese designers from the Zizaoshe Furniture
Collective, founded in Beijing in 2002. The Collective incorporated
gave voice to Chinese culture within design as seen in as three
works from the 2012 Wood Series by Xue Wenjing, including Coat Rack,
Chair, and Ottoman (est. $2,000+
each). The line-up includes Object # ET2-BP (two
stools), 2012, an innovative pair of computer generated,
hand-crafted stools from the digital lab of up and coming designer
Zhang Zhoujie (est. $6,000+), and Song Tao's Rebecca (tea
table), 2012, a stunning combination of antique elm and
cast aluminum joints (est. $4,000+). All of the artworks featured
in the auction were also featured in the exhibition DESIGN+ held
Washington, DC last year.
Seven lots relating to the design and influence of legendary
architect Frank Lloyd Wright includes Dining Table from the
Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, 1927 (est. $3,000+) —
developed with artist Warren McArthur — and five lithographs from
The Wasmuth Portfolio, 1910, of perspectives and drawings done at
Wright's studio in Oak Park, Illinois.
More information about Fine Art auctions.
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An exciting consignment opportunity awaits
you, as Heritage proudly presents the eagerly awaited June 3-8 Long Beach US Coins
Signature Auction. Heritage's auctions have been a fixture at
Long Beach shows, with dozens of high profile rare coin auctions
having taken place over a period of many years. And each one has
been enthusiastically embraced by bidders. We expect this auction
to receive a similar reception.
Benefit from Heritage's connections to buyers from around the
world, to sell your coins alongside the millions of dollars of
rare, desirable and important coins that have already been
The April 20 consignment deadline for US
coins will be here before you know it. Call our Consignment Hotline
at 1-800-872-6467 x1000 today!
2015 June 3-8 US Coins
Signature Auction - Long Beach
Consignment Deadline: April 20, 2015
What's My Coin Worth?
Consign to a Heritage Auction
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