DANIEL FRANK SEDWICK, LLC presents
TREASURE AUCTION #4 A Mail-Bid Sale, closing November 6, 2008 We are proud to offer the world’s ONLY auctions dedicated exclusively to TREASURE! And the timing could not be better. In a world where the economy is more vague than ever, there is no longer a good “feel” for what the dollar should be worth, what a gallon of gas should cost, even what the value of an ounce of gold should be. The stock market is more volatile than ever, and even the once “safe” investment of real estate is iffy at best. Collectibles, however, are on fire, posting record prices at even the most recent auctions around the world, mostly because collectibles are valued by quality and scarcity rather than anything speculative. Within the collectibles field, there is nothing hotter right now than treasure items like shipwreck coins, silver and gold ingots and artifacts from shipwrecks, even miscellaneous coins and antiques from colonial days or later. Longtime collectors are parting with some of the best material we’ve ever seen. Naturally even the most anxious sellers want to get top dollar, and they know the best way is to consign to specialized auctions with high-quality catalogs and maximum online visibility. Our dedicated treasure auctions are finally filling this long-neglected niche. We receive consignments daily and even have a backlog for our spring 2009 auction already. Our consignors know that we expertly research every lot and present the lots in fully illustrated catalogs and on a dynamic website whose traffic rankings are increasing daily. Our newest addition is secure online bidding through Sixbid.com. We still offer the personal touch and are happy to assist any and all callers, but many bidders prefer to send their bids quietly and confidentially via email or fax. Because of the Sixbid format, we have had to modify our “min/max” bidding system, so now you must give a starting bid and tell us what percent increase (if any) you will allow to reach your top bid. We still give precedence to the highest starting bids (not order received) and only offer bid-reduction from your maximum allowance. This current sale features several important, not-to-be-missed offerings: • The “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550) Research Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna coins (including a specimen of the famous 3 reales), plus the largest selection of gold “finger” bars and silver “splash” ingots ever offered from this wreck • A NEW and exclusive wreck: The “Wild Horse River wreck” (ca. 1620) from the Río de la Plata off Uruguay (silver cobs and artifacts, including gemstone rings) • A substantial offering of rare countermarked Brazilian coins and some artifacts from the Sacramento (1668) • Certified shipwreck Dutch gold ducats in some of the highest grades we have ever seen • The “Fort Capron treasure” of U.S. gold coins lost at sea off Florida in 1857, plus a gold bar and nuggets and dust and several gold and silver coins from other popular U.S. wrecks like the S.S. Central America (1857) and the S.S. Republic (1865) • A collection of Spanish colonial bust-type 8 escudos from the late 1700s and early 1800s, probably the fastestrising coins on the market today • A huge cincuentín (50 reales)—the largest Spanish coin ever minted—struck in Segovia, Spain • No less than THREE specimens of the very rare and highly sought 1732 Mexican pillar dollar, long considered the first official “dollar” of the United States • Large selections from the most popular treasure wrecks like Atocha (1622), Consolación (1681), 1715 Fleet and Rooswijk (1739), including many choice 1715-Fleet gold cobs • A significant offering of important documents and ephemera, plus the Tom Sebring collection of treasure books This sale is poised to be our best ever by far, and we look forward to your participation to make that possible!
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC. Treasure and World Coin Auction # 4 November 2008