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Teletrade Now Official Santa Clara Expo Auctioneer

santa_clara_teletradeTeletrade, the largest fully-automated telephone and Internet auction company for certified coins, paper money and sportscards, has been named the official auctioneer of the twice-a-year Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo beginning with the next show, November 19 – 22, 2009, in the Santa Clara, California Convention Center. The deadline for consignments for the Santa Clara auction is November 2.

[Photo Caption: Ron Gillio, Santa Clara Expo General Chairman, and Irma Kane, Customer Service Manager of Teletrade which is now the official auctioneer of the Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo ]

“The timing of the regularly-scheduled Teletrade auctions in conjunction with the Santa Clara Expo will be excellent for buyers and sellers across the country as well as those who come to the show in person,” said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.

“Each Santa Clara Expo is held Thursday to Sunday. Teletrade will close its scheduled Sunday auctions those two weeks each year on the last day of a Santa Clara show. In addition to the usual online lot viewing, bidders will be able to inspect Santa Clara auction coins in person at the show prior to the close of bidding.”

Teletrade conducts three coins auctions every week on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays.

“All items offered in Teletrade auctions are certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), ANACS or Independent Coin Grading (ICG). We have over 175,000 registered bidders, and we are the largest and most active marketplace in numismatics,” said Ian J. Russell, President of Teletrade.
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Giant Gold Rush Ingots at Long Beach Expo

Two huge California Gold Rush era assayers’ ingots, recovered from the fabled SS Central America and with a combined weight of over 100 pounds of gold, will be exhibited at the next Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, September 10 – 12, 2009, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.

Adam Crum of Monaco Rare Coins holds the 598-ounce Justh & Hunter ingot, one of two huge California Gold Rush-era assayers' bars recovered from the 1857 shipwreck of the SS Central America

Adam Crum of Monaco Rare Coins holds the 598-ounce Justh & Hunter ingot, one of two huge California Gold Rush-era assayers’ bars recovered from the 1857 shipwreck of the SS Central America

“The display will feature a Kellogg & Humbert gold bar that weighs 662.28 ounces and a Justh & Hunter ingot that is 598.08 Troy ounces. Both were recovered in the late 1980’s from the Central America, the legendary ‘Ship of Gold’ that was carrying tons of California Gold Rush coins and ingots to New York City when it sank during a hurricane in 1857,” said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.

The Kellogg & Humbert gold bar is stamped as number 804 and with a value in 1857 of $12,225.62. It is the fourth largest gold bar among the 532 ingots recovered from the Central America. The Justh & Hunter ingot is #4255 and marked at the time as $11,089.95

The historic ingots will be displayed by Monaco Rare Coins of Newport Beach, California.

“The exhibit also will include some of the finest known Augustus Humbert $50 denomination octagonal ‘slugs’ produced in San Francisco during the height of the Gold Rush,” said Adam Crum, Monaco Vice President. “These colossal gold bars and big $50 coins, literally, are treasures of Wild West history.”

During the three-day Long Beach Expo more than 1,000 dealers will be buying and selling rare coins, paper money, stamps, postcards, historic documents, antiques, estate jewelry and other collectibles. Some will provide free, informal appraisals for visitors.
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