The 2017 FUN Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third-largest auction house in the world, as well as the largest auction house founded in the US. We are also the undisputed Internet leader in our field. Our loyal and growing number of online bidder-members are a testament to the usefulness of our website (HA.com), our reputation for professional business practices and our vast expertise in the field of art and collectibles.
Established in 1976, Heritage offers a wide range of US & World Coins, Rare Currency, Fine & Decorative Art, Western Art, Illustration Art, Vintage Comic Books & Comic Art, Movie Posters, Entertainment & Music Memorabilia, Jewelry & Timepieces, Vintage & Couture Handbags, Sports Collectibles, Historical & Political Memorabilia, Rare Books & Manuscripts, American Indian Art, Air & Space Memorabilia, Civil War Memorabilia, Vintage & Contemporary Photography, Nature & Science Specimens, Fine and Rare Wine, URL domain names and other Intellectual Property, Luxury Real Estate and more.
We give our customers unprecedented access to our services using the latest advancements in technology and by maintaining a strong presence in the collectibles community.
Our knowledgeable staff of over 130 experts and 400 additional service-oriented professionals, and our suite of services, help our customers develop the best collections possible.
We are always looking to acquire interesting items, whether through consignment or by outright purchase, and we spend or disburse millions of dollars every business day, on average, keeping our clients' demands satisfied. Find out why you should consign to a Heritage Auction.
Heritage Hires PR/Marketing Veteran Elon Werner as Director of Communications
Brings more than 25 years of public relations experience
Heritage Auctions, the largest auction house founded in the United States, has hired Elon Werner as Director of Communications, a new position in the company.
“Elon has extensive, successful executive experience in marketing and public relations,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “Elon’s nearly quarter-century of media relations and dynamic marketing know-how will help Heritage continue to grow and provide consignors and buyers the best possible exposure.”
A graduate of Austin College in Sherman, Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Werner’s experience includes Director of Media Services for John Force Racing, Inc. of the National Hot Rod Association; Director of Communications for Beckett Media; and General Manager/Public Relations Director for the Texas Motorplex.
He also has helped coordinate public relations and marketing for No. 1 pick Jameis Winston during the 2015 NFL draft; media relations for the 2014 NCAA Final Four in Dallas; and was a member of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2011 Super Bowl XLV. Additionally, he has worked on marketing and promotional campaigns for Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Monster Energy and the Automobile Club of Southern California.
“I am excited to join industry leader Heritage Auctions and continue to grow its presence in the global auction community. This is one of the most dynamic companies in the world, and the breadth of media and marketing opportunities is unparalleled. I am looking forward to working with the executive team, category directors and hundreds of experts,” Werner said.
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Heritage to Sell Early $5 Half Eagles from Hutchinson Collection at FUN
Sometimes it is our pleasure as collectors to view one of our consignments and appreciate it for the numismatic accomplishment that it is. Such it is with The Hutchinson Collection, a collection of early half eagles by variety that will be offered as a part of our upcoming January 4-9 FUN Signature auction in Fort Lauderdale.
Our consignor took a true connoisseur's approach to assembling this collection, with each piece clearly hand-selected and strong for the grade. While there are not many candidates for finest known, the depth of the collection, in this notoriously difficult series, is truly impressive.
Most of this collection is housed in first and second generation holders, as the consignor decided not to attempt to reholder the coins, and is being sold as is. "There are a lot of pieces in this collection likely to upgrade upon resubmission," said Todd Imhof, Heritage Executive Vice President.
Half eagles of the 1820s are all quite rare, and this collection contains five such pieces. Prime among these is the 1828 BD-4, graded MS62 by PCGS (lot ID 12012). This coin has been off the market since it was sold as part of the Harry Bass collection in 1999; the coin's pedigree also includes names like Garrett and Mickley. It is one of only nine known examples of BD-4, and about the fourth finest known of those.
The 1797 Small Eagle five with 16 Stars is represented by a piece graded AU58+ by NGC (lot ID 12002). It represents the BD-3 variety, quite rare in absolute terms but the most plentiful of the four Small Eagle varieties of the year. This variety is quite rare in Mint State, with only a single coin certified as such by the major grading services. The Hutchinson example offered here, just a whisper away from Mint State, should draw tremendous bidding interest.
A few of the other highlights of this collection include:
- 1795 $5 Small Eagle, BD-3, AU58 PCGS
- 1795 $5 Large Eagle, BD-14, AU53 PCGS
- 1797/5 $5 Large Eagle, 15 Stars, BD-7, AU55 PCGS. Gold CAC
- 1799 $5 Small Reverse Stars, BD-6, MS63 PCGS. CAC
- 1815 $5 Net XF45 ANACS. BD-1
- 1820 $5 Curl Base 2, Large Letters, BD-5, MS64 PCGS. CAC
- 1830 $5 Small 5D, BD-2, MS63 PCGS. CAC
- 1831 $5 Large 5D, BD-2, MS64 PCGS. CAC
- 1833 $5 Small Date, BD-2, R.6, MS63 PCGS
- 1834 $5 With Motto, Crosslet 4, BD-2, MS62 NGC
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A Letter from Al Boka
Please accept my praise for the manner in which you and the entire Heritage team handled the recent sale of my beloved collection of the 58 varieties of 1794 large cents.
From the moment I decided to sell the collection my decision to employ Heritage Auctions had already been determined following the excellent handling of the 2011 sale of my Large Cent date set - the Al Boka Copperhead Collection.
With the superb catalog, a masterwork prepared by Mark Borckardt, the sale was destined to meet all of my expectations; that it did, and then some. The catalog will surely become a must-have reference for future 1794 cent collectors.
The choice of Bob Merrill as auctioneer was a pleasant, unexpected perquisite. Bob is, in my opinion, the best in the business.
Be assured that I would highly recommend Heritage Auctions to any of my associates contemplating the sale of their collections.