Sunday, May 15, 2011

5/15/11 Report - Sedwick Seeking Consignments

One Treasure Coast Beach Sunday.

As you can see there is a lot of sand and small shells on the front beach.

I've been having a little trouble with my blog lately. I guess I've been too hurried.

One day it didn't post correctly. I don't think that was anything I did. And then today, a draft posted before it was ready. That is why, if you were here earlier, today's post isn't the same as it was a little earlier.

Sedwick Coins is now seeking coins for two upcoming auctions. A Summer Internet-Only Auction #1: June 1, 2011, and the Treasure & World Coin Auction #10: August 1, 2011.

Here is what they said in a recent email that I received.

Please let us know what you wish to consign and we will recommend the best venue, either our summer or fall auction. As with any of our auctions, consigning early has significant advantages: more time for us to research and promote your pieces, better exposure at coin shows we attend, and preferential positioning in our catalog if we get more than one consignment of the same item. In some cases, we must defer duplicate items to later auctions.

Reflecting upon the success of our Treasure and World Coin Auction #9, it is clear that the market for shipwreck and Spanish colonial coins is stronger than ever. Our specialized company has commanded record-breaking prices on rare and high-quality Latin American coins, and while we are known for selling shipwreck coins, we are also attracting impressive consignments of Spanish colonial and Latin American coins. As a result, important buyers know we are the place to go for everything from colonial cobs and milled coins to provisional and Republic coins. Our small but efficient staff offers bilingual assistance and personal service not available from oversized corporations, and that affords an extraordinary level of comfort for buyers and sellers from Latin America and Spain. The same people who write, research and photograph the lots in our auctions are the ones who talk directly with bidders and consignors.

The offering of the Dr. Frank Sedwick Collection of Colombia Republic Gold Coins in our last auction demonstrates our ability to market and sell large, important collections outside our main area of colonial coins. In a separate session with its own catalog, the Frank Sedwick collection sold for almost half a million dollars (including the buyer's premium) - almost double its pre-auction estimate - setting several records and making history in Colombian numismatics. We can do the same for collections from other Latin American countries (particularly Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela), many of whose coins are setting record prices for certain types and rarities. If you have rare and/or choice coins or a high-grade type collection from these countries but are no longer collecting in that area, you owe it to yourself to let us offer your coins to today's strongest collectors, who trust our expertise and integrity.

Shipwreck coins, artifacts and ingots continue to be our well-recognized specialty, and they consistently realize high prices in our auctions. With spot gold and silver prices at unprecedented highs, large shipwreck ingots and precious-metal artifacts are selling for all-time high prices, especially those with certificates of origin. Now is the time to sell and we are the perfect venue for selling!

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC
P.O. Box 1964
Winter Park, FL 32790
telephone: 407.975.3325

If you've auctioned shipwreck or treasure coins, I'd like to report your experience in this blog. Just email your story to

Treasure Coast Beach Forecast and Conditions.

Above you can see a photo of one Treasure Coast beach. You can see the wash area where small shells had been washed up onto the middle beach. Other beaches were pretty much the same.

One beach had a lot of iron and junk out in the shells at low tide area. I have some that need to be cleaned and identified. There were also fossils and other light materials to be found in the shells on the front beach.

You might be able to find an iron spike, copper sheets or things like that at the right beaches now.

At low tide the water was calm and pretty low. It was nice day after the front moved through.

I'll remind you that rain can uncover items. Keep your eyes open after the rain. Sometimes gold and other items can be eye-balled. You might remember the wax seal that was found at Corrigan's by the water's edge.

The rain doesn't bother me at all. I like it, but I don't like the lightening that sometimes comes with it. Be careful.

The wind is now from the southwest and the seas will be down around one foot for a few days. That will be a good time to hunt the low tide zone and the water.

Happy hunting,