Daniel Frank Sedwick‘s second floor sale (with simultaneous interactive LIVE Internet bidding), was the 16th live auction, a new milestone for the growing company. Serious bidders and top numismatists from around the world came to the November 6 auction in five consecutive sessions at the DoubleTree Hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort. The Floor auctioneer was Shaunda Fry and Internet bidding was handled by Dan Sedwick, with phone and book bids manned by Augi Garcia. At the same time lot viewing kept going in the adjacent room monitored by Cori Sedwick Downing and the auction staff. Live video and audio feeds gave remote attendees extra insight into what was happening and added interest.
The day prior to the auction, the auction room warmed up with educational presentations by experts from all over the world:
1) Ben Costello (director of the 1715 Fleet Society), “The 1715 Fleet 300th Anniversary”;
2) Jose Manuel Henriquez (president of Dominican Republic Numismatic Association), “La Numismatica Dominicana”;
3) Roberto Mastalir (Ecuadorian researcher-writer), “Potosi Cobs: Transitional period”;
4) Jorge Emilio Restrepo (Colombian researcher-writer), “Coins Issued during Colombian Independence”;
5) Cori Sedwick Downing and Jorge Proctor (researchers-writers), with guest speaker Angel Valtierra Matus (Casa de Moneda de Mexico and National Mexican Numismatic Museum), “Mexican Charles and Joanna Coinage.”
The auction room was filled with 50 to 75 people the whole time, most of whom also attended the previous night’s welcome dinner, Argentinean gaucho style with live tango dancers, and enjoyed continuous socializing and networking with more than 100 people from all around the world. About the same amount of bidders online at the same time created a level of participation never reached before, not counting hundreds of “watchers” witnessing the event. It was wonderful to see-a veritable “coin party” like nothing the field has seen in a long time!
Prices realized (including buyer’s fees) surpassed the $2 million mark. Many lots sold for record prices, reflecting how Sedwick’s specialized attention and worldwide visibility have brought top collectors old and new to the auctions. Sedwick’s continue to grow, and attendees from the prior year already noticed the improvements. They keep offering a unique combination of high-class material, top-tier educational presentations, serious bidders and entertaining social affairs, and now they invite you to consign and take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of it.
Some of the highlights in the auction that sold for strong prices (including 17.5% buyer’s fee):
- 26 Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1702H, rare, from the 1715 Fleet. 17,625.00
- 29 Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1711M, from the 1715 Fleet, encapsulated NGC MS 61. 15,275.00
- 367 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1715J, from the 1715 Fleet 22,325.00
- 404 Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer Rincon. 587,500.00
- 492 Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales presentation strike, 1659V, “Star of Lima” 21,150.00
- 496 Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type, mintmark LIMA, extremely rare. 9,987.50
- 505 Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1660V, “Star of Lima” type (Series III), extremely rare. 9,560.00
- 597 Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincon), finest know. 9,400.00
- 752 Bogota, Colombia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770VJ, encapsulated NGC MS 64. 61,687.50
- 968 Quito, Ecuador, oval uniface silver military decoration, Liberation of Quito in 1822. 11,750.00
- 1043 Dutch bronze “six-pounder” cannon with Amsterdam proofmark. From 1733 Fleet. 23,030.00
- 1038 Gold And Red-Coral Rosary, Complete from the 1715 Fleet. 30,000.10
What’s next? Now is not too early to consign to Sedwick’s Treasure and World Coin Auction #17 tentatively scheduled for the last week of April, 2015 (more details coming soon). In fact, the deadline will be here before you know it, so please contact Sedwick’s soon. At the moment they are looking for significant collections of cobs and choice Latin American coins. They will be on hand to collect consignments in person at FUN, Vero Beach, NYINC and Long Beach during the month of January.
Prices realized: You can find a complete list of prices realized by clicking here.
Sedwick’s is also looking forward to another great live floor event next year, now a must-attend event for fellow numismatists and collectors, tentatively set for October 27-30, 2015. Watch for details next summer, but They invite collectors now to make arrangements for this event ahead of time. Just save the date!
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC
Licensed Florida Auctioneer #AU3635, AB2592 (since 2007)
P.O. Box 1964
Winter Park, Florida 32790
Tel : 407.975.3325