The iconic Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan was the venue for the annual New York Sale, held over the course of three evenings on 5-6-7 January 2016.
The New York Sale is an integral part of the NYINC (New York International Numismatic Convention), which attracts collectors and dealers from all over the world who flock to New York City to view, buy and admire the range of fabulous coins from all quarters of the globe and all periods of history.
The three New York Sale auction evenings began at 7pm, with enthusiastic bidders staying long into the night to bid on lots that included the magnificent Sunrise Collection of Parthian Coins; the Alexander White III Collection of Byzantine and Medieval Coins; a fabulous selection of ancient and world coins, as well as a hugely popular Russian coins, medals and orders auction.
In total, the three auctions realised just over $4M, and the large variation of available lots made for some truly exceptional realisations.
The auctions were also remarkable for the happenstance of a truly unique event when a stunned auction room bore witness to a New York Sale first (and probably the entire auction world) when the auctioneer gave away a lot for free, prompting the first ever Prices Realised released that contains the word ‘gratis’!
As always, Baldwin’s also set the standard for live auction interaction, with the live broadcast through their website as well as a fully interactive Twitter feed, that was viewed by over 20,000 people and saw dozens get directly involved with the action.
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