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IMPORTANT: Heritage Relocates Palm Beach Auction to Dallas

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Here is the full press release:


Heritage Relocates Palm Beach Auction to Dallas!

Reserved Seating Offered to Floor Bidders


Dallas, Texas: Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers (HG&A) has announced that its upcoming Numismatic Signature Auction, originally scheduled for November 2-5, 2005 as part of the Palm Beach Coin Show, has been relocated to Dallas, Texas for the same dates and times.


"Due to the effects of Hurricane Wilma and the subsequent cancellation of the Palm Beach Coin Show, we have decided to relocate our auction to our corporate headquarters in Dallas," said Greg Rohan, President of HG&A. "I'd like to stress that only the physical location of the auction has been affected; the session dates and times remain unchanged, except that we are now starting the floor sessions based on Central Time instead of Eastern Standard Time, which means each floor session will actually start one hour later than originally planned."


"We've been monitoring this situation closely," said Rohan, "and felt we had to make a decision quickly, due to the necessity of transporting supplies and personnel to the show, as well as our need to schedule delivery of our many consignments via Armored Transport. Yesterday we thought the situation looked good for a Palm Beach auction and the coin show, as the Convention Center, City Place and nearby hotels all had full power restored. The Marriott across the street, where many of our clients would be staying, had anticipated that their phones would be up and running by yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately, as of right now they still have no incoming phone service, and Bell South has been unable to provide a guarantee as to when that service will be restored. In fact, we have learned that the Marriott is full, and that several other nearby official host hotels of the show are closed with no estimation of when they will re-open. Additionally, officials in Palm Beach have been unable to provide a solid timeline as to when services in that area will be fully restored or when the current 9pm curfew would be lifted. Coin show officials have also been told that security personnel may not be available due to increased demands for law enforcement presence in Palm Beach county and elsewhere in the affected area. Therefore we felt that relocation to Dallas was the only decision we could make given the information available at this time.”


"I know that our decision will have a major impact on people's travel plans," added Rohan, "and we're working with airlines and local hotels to keep everyone's inconvenience to a minimum. We have included a list of hotels with contact information at the bottom of this release. Fortunately, we're told that there are plenty of hotel rooms and ample flight availability to Dallas next week so getting here should be relatively easy. The major airlines also have special policies in force where you can exchange tickets for flights prior to November 15 to and from West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale for tickets to and from other cities, usually for no extra charge. Of course, none of this impacts those bidders who were planning on participating via our phone or Internet platforms."


“We are pleased to announce,” Rohan added, “that NGC has agreed to come to Dallas and grade coins during this event. Although we’re disappointed by this turn of events, we hope that our clients and friends will join us in Texas for what is sure to be an exciting auction.”


For Travel Assistance: Paul Whitnah, M&M Travel 800-426-8326 or 817-561-1252


American Airlines: 1-800-882-8880 or www.aa.com

Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) Fort Myers, FL (RSW) Miami, FL (MIA) West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) October 18 - November 15, 2005 · You may change your reservations to travel as late as November 15, 2005. · You may cancel your reservation or change your destination. Changes must be made no later than November 15, 2005, otherwise normal fees will apply. · You may request a refund in the form of a travel voucher for non-refundable fares. · If you are traveling on an AAdvantage mileage award, you may request a refund of miles with no reinstatement fee, or a change of destination.



Delta Airlines: 800-221-1212 or 800-323-2323 (Sky Miles members) or www.delta.com

Rescheduling Flights: If your flight is canceled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund. Even if your flight is not canceled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without fee until November 1 if you are scheduled to travel to, from, or through the following cities on Delta, Song®, Delta Connection®, or Delta-coded flights during the specified time periods listed below.

Fort Myers, FL · Naples, FL · Sarasota, FL · Tampa, FL Oct 19-28, 2005


The following hotels at this time show availability for all next week.


Stoneleigh, 2927 Maple Ave. 214-521-5151. $89. 1/4 mile away. Note: When making the reservation, ask for the Heritage rate, which is $89.

Bradford Suites, 2914 Harry Hines. 214-965-9990. $69-$79. ½ mile away. When making the reservation, ask for the Heritage rate, which is $69 and $79.

Melrose Hotel, 214-521-5151, $159. 2 miles away. When making the reservation, ask for the Heritage rate, which is $159.

Renaissance, 214-631-2222, $179-$229. 1 mile away.


Additional questions or concerns related to travel, airlines, hotels or other logistical matters or questions or concerns related to bidding in the auction should be directed to Heritage's Toll Free Direct Customer Service line at 1-866-835-3243. Additionally, those planning to attend in person are invited to pre-reserve seating at the auction and at lot-viewing by calling the phone number above, or by emailing: Bids@HeritageCoins.com


Images, descriptions, and prices realized from all of Heritage's previous auctions are available in the Permanent Auction Archives, and images, descriptions and bidding instructions for current auctions are available, at the Heritage website, http://www.HeritageCoins.com


To purchase a catalog for any Heritage Auction, please contact Nicole Jewell at Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers, 3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas, TX, 75219 or visit www.HeritageCoins.com to order by credit card.




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Cathy Hadd

Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers


The World’s Largest Collectibles Auctioneer

3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor

Dallas, TX 75219

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