The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is a run of the Heritage Auctions “Bullet” Sales. Project Coordinator Len Augsburger provided the
following report. -Editor
Heritage Auctions “Bullet” Sales on Newman Portal
Auction houses have long understood the need for multiple brand names, with premier material flowing to the frontline sales and more collectible
items routed to a “collector” brand. In the case of Heritage Auctions, the Bullet sales from 1989 – 2005 represented an outlet for more accessible items. These
printed catalogs filled the U.S. postal system and most collectors who were active in this period well remember the black-spined, card cover format and summary
listings of thousands of U.S. coins.
The Bullet sales represent a unique period in American numismatics, one in which sales activity was increasing, but without ubiquitous Internet service.
Once the web was widely accessible, printed copies of these catalogs were no longer practical. Today, the Bullet sales have migrated into the Heritage weekly
Internet sale, which is 100% electronically-based. Thanks to a donation by the estate of Phil Carrigan, the Newman Portal has been able to digitize
approximately a hundred of the Bullet sale catalogs, and these are now available for reference. Newman Portal acknowledges Heritage Auctions for granting
permission to scan these.
Link to Heritage Auctions Bullet sales on Newman Portal:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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