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Heritage Auctions offer collectors, investors and dealers a wide range of choices for selling their valuable holdings. Heritage regularly offers several different auction options for collectibles. These auctions feature our award-winning Interactive Internet™ eCommerce auction software to maximize bidding interest and prices realized. Consistent interface and passwords are used throughout the Heritage family of auctions so any bidder who has participated in one type of auction may easily participate successfully in all of them.

Your personal Consignment Director will help you determine the best auction for your items. Below is a quick introduction to each auction venue.


Signature®, Grand Format, Catalog, Premier, and Platinum Night® Auctions

Signature, Grand Format, Catalog, Premier, and Platinum Night Auctions may be held in Heritage's main galleries in Dallas, but usually occur in other cities, often in conjunction with major conventions or collector events. Items in the auction include photography and detailed descriptions, all of which are posted online at HA.com along with vast additional information not available in the printed catalog and designed to help bidders make educated purchasing decisions while saving them time. These auctions are offered online as well as through a printed catalog, with bids accepted via telephone, fax, Internet, mail, and live during auction event.

Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

Slightly different bidding rules apply to the different session types:

  • Signature Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live)
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.
  • Signature Internet Session - No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live)
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online, although the lots are normally available for viewing with the Floor Session lots.
  • Signature Session - Extended Bidding
    These auctions are presented only online and bidding is only taken through our website. There are two phases of bidding during this type of auction: 1) Normal bidding: Bids are taken up until 10 PM CT the night the auction closes. 2) 30 Minute Ending: On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding). If you are the only bidder at 10 PM, you will automatically win the lot at 10:30.
    Important: After normal bidding ends, you must be signed-on to the Heritage site to see the bidding option on lots where you qualify for extended bidding.
  • (Sports) Signature Internet Extended Bid
    These auctions are presented via catalog and online. Bidding is taken by phone or through our website. There are two phases of bidding during this type of auction: 1) Normal bidding: Bids are taken up until 10 PM CT the night the auction closes. 2) 30 Minute Ending: On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding). If you are the only bidder at 10 PM, you will automatically win the lot at 10:30. Important: After normal bidding ends, you must be signed-on to the Heritage site to see the bidding option on lots where you qualify for extended bidding.

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Heritage World Coin Auctions - Signature Auctions

While we have decades of experience in world coins, HWCA is now a separate entity -- an important sign that we intend to participate in this important market much more vigorously in the future under our new name. Principals Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, two of the top world coin experts in the world, are now a part of the Heritage team, and form the backbone of our experience in this arena.

These auctions may be held in Heritage's main galleries in Dallas, but usually occur in other cities, often in conjunction with major conventions or collector events. Items in the auction include photography and detailed descriptions, all of which are posted online at HA.com along with vast additional information not available in the printed catalog and designed to help bidders make educated purchasing decisions while saving them time. These auctions are offered online as well as through a printed catalog, with bids accepted via telephone, fax, Internet, mail, and live during auction event.

Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

Slightly different bidding rules apply to the different session types:

  • Signature Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live)
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.
  • Signature Internet Session - No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live)
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online, although the lots are normally available for viewing with the Floor Session lots.
  • Signature Session - Extended Bidding
    These auctions are presented only online and bidding is only taken through our website. There are two phases of bidding during this type of auction: 1) Normal bidding: Bids are taken up until 10 PM CT the night the auction closes. 2) 30 Minute Ending: On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding). If you are the only bidder at 10 PM, you will automatically win the lot at 10:30.
    Important: After normal bidding ends, you must be signed-on to the Heritage site to see the bidding option on lots where you qualify for extended bidding.

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Weekly Internet US Coin Auctions

Weekly Internet US Coin Auctions - No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live). Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online. They have photographs, and offer only coins certified by NGC, PCGS and ANACS.

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Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auctions

Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auctions – No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live). Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online. They have photographs and every unreserved lot starts at $1. Descriptions include KM #'s and estimates only.

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Heritage Currency Signature Auctions

Heritage, the dominant name in American currency auctions, became a part of Heritage Numismatic Auctions during 2001. Principals Len Glazer and Allen Mincho, two of the top currency experts in the world, are now a part of the Heritage team, and our combined strengths as the world's largest rare coin and currency dealership and auctioneer are formidable.

That combination has already created additional opportunities for both buyers and sellers of paper money, with more frequent (and larger) Heritage Signature auctions taking place at conventions around the country. Currency sellers now have greater access to potential bidders because of Heritage's huge customer base added to Heritage's traditional buyers, plus our marketing expertise, financial strength, and advanced Internet technologies.

These auctions may be held in Heritage's main galleries in Dallas, but usually occur in other cities, often in conjunction with major conventions or collector events. Items in the auction include photography and detailed descriptions, all of which are posted online at HA.com along with vast additional information not available in the printed catalog and designed to help bidders make educated purchasing decisions while saving them time. These auctions are offered online as well as through a printed catalog, with bids accepted via telephone, fax, Internet, mail, and live during auction event.

Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

Slightly different bidding rules apply to the different session types:

  • Signature Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live)
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.
  • Signature Internet Session - No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live)
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online, although the lots are normally available for viewing with the Floor Session lots.
  • Signature Session - Extended Bidding
    These auctions are presented only online and bidding is only taken through our website. There are two phases of bidding during this type of auction: 1) Normal bidding: Bids are taken up until 10 PM CT the night the auction closes. 2) 30 Minute Ending: On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding). If you are the only bidder at 10 PM, you will automatically win the lot at 10:30.
    Important: After normal bidding ends, you must be signed-on to the Heritage site to see the bidding option on lots where you qualify for extended bidding.

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Tuesday Internet Currency Auctions

Tuesday Internet Currency Auctions – No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live). Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online. They have photographs, and offer all kinds of currency including Large Sized notes, Small Sized notes, Obsoletes, Colonial notes, Fractional Currency, Military Payment Certificates, and other items demanded by the currency collector, with many certified by PMG or PCGS.

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Sunday Internet Sports Auctions

These auctions are presented only online and bidding is only taken through our website. There are two phases of bidding during this type of auction: 1) Normal bidding: Bids are taken up until 10 PM CT the night the auction closes. 2) 15 Minute Ending: On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 15 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:03, the new end time for that lot would become 10:18. If no other bids were placed before 10:18, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 15 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding). If you are the only bidder at 10 PM, you will automatically win the lot at 10:15. Important: After normal bidding ends, you must be signed-on to the Heritage site to see the bidding option on lots where you qualify for extended bidding.

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Sunday Internet Comics Auction

Sunday Internet Comics Auctions – No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live). Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online. Many of the comic books are certified and encapsulated by CGC. All lots include photographs.

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Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auctions

Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auctions - No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live). Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online.

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Tuesday Internet Jewelry Auctions

Tuesday Internet Jewelry Auctions – No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live). Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online.

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Tuesday Internet Luxury Accessory Auctions

Tuesday Internet Luxury Accessory Auctions – No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live). Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are geared towards vintage dealers and savvy collectors, and will feature authentic, vintage and current pieces by Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta and other major designers all starting at $1 with no reserve. These auctions are presented only online. They have photographs, condition reports and short descriptions.

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Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auctions

Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auctions - No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live). Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online.

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Photography Internet Auction

No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live). Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online.

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Thursday Internet Natural History Auctions

No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live). Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online and offer all kinds of Natural History specimens including Minerals, Fossils, Meteorites, Gemstones and Lapidary Arts. These online auctions offer quality specimens at attractive estimates allowing clients the opportunity to start or add to their collections. All specimens have photographs and short descriptions.

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Internet Wine Auctions

Internet Wine Auctions: No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live). Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. These auctions are presented only online.

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Luxury Real Estate Live Session

Luxury Real Estate Auctions in the Platinum Collection take place onsite at the home and generally offer only one lot: the home itself. A complete due diligence package is created for each property, including title work and inspections. Virtual tours, photographs, detailed property information and instructions for bidders are available on the property-specific showcase page. Bidders may preview the property during times outlined on the showcase page. All bidders are required to pre-qualify for each property auction by signing the Terms and Conditions Agreement and submitting either proof of guaranteed funds or a refundable bidder deposit of $100,000. Once qualifications have been met, bidders will receive a bidder number and be allowed to submit bids. Bids will only be accepted in person or by phone, and online bidding will not be available. Written pre-bids may be accepted with prior agreement of the seller. Winning bidders must present a 10 percent non-refundable deposit to escrow upon winning the auction. Property sales must close within 60 days. For more information or to qualify to bid, please call 855-261-0573 or email LuxuryEstates@HA.com.

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Luxury Real Estate Internet-Only Session

Luxury Real Estate Auctions in the Executive Collection take place online only. Each parcel of real estate is offered in an individual auction with one lot only. A complete due diligence package is created for each property, including title work and inspections. Virtual tours, photographs, detailed property information and instructions for bidders are available on the property-specific showcase page. Bidders may preview the property during times outlined on the showcase page or by previous arrangement. All bidders are required to pre-qualify for each property auction by signing the Terms and Conditions Agreement and submitting either proof of guaranteed funds or a bank letter of pre-approval from an approved lender. Once qualifications have been met, bidders will receive a bidder number and be allowed to submit bids. Bids will only be accepted online. Winning bidders will need to provide a 10 percent non-refundable deposit to escrow upon winning the auction and must close within 45 days. For more information or to pre-qualify to bid, please call 855-261-0573 or email LuxuryEstates@HA.com.

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Signature Internet Auction
Signature Internet Auctions are presented online only, with bids accepted via telephone, fax, Internet, mail, and through Heritage Live during auction event.

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We hope this handy guide answers many of your questions. Remember, it is best to speak with one of our Consignment Directors for more information about consigning to any Heritage auction. To make an informed decision, you will need to have a frank discussion about which auction (or auctions) would be most suitable for your material. When you are ready to sell, we invite you to contact one of our Consignment Directors at 1-800-872-6467.

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