Press release from Heritage Auctions:
DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that it will officially
open in Hong Kong in late 2015, and that it has hired Kenneth Yung as
its Director of Asian Operations. The company is currently finalizing
its plans to acquire space in the city and will hold its first
official auction in December.
“Heritage already has many clients throughout Asia,” said Cristiano
Bierrenbach, Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “We see this as a
logical step for the company. This will make it easier for our clients
and bidders in that part of the world to work with us.”
Current plans include two auctions per year out of the office
focusing on World Coins, though Heritage has made it clear the
expansion plan, and the hiring of Yung, makes it more convenient to
take in material across all 40 of its categories. The active search
for a Hong Kong headquarters will be underway within 60-90 days.
“We’ve been actively searching for a Head of our Hong Kong office
for some time now,” said Bierrenbach. “I’m convinced our diligence has
paid off with Kenneth’s appointment. He mirrors our standards of
transparency, customer service and focus on collectors. His stellar
reputation and attitude of team-work will be the driving force of our
expansion into Asia.”
“It’s a great honor to join the team at Heritage, the largest
numismatic auction house in the world,” said Yung. “Together we hope
to lead the Asian numismatic market into a whole new era.”
Heritage Auctions in Hong Kong will include coins, currency and
other numismatic items from the following countries: Bhutan, British
North Borneo, Burma, Cambodia, Ceylon, China, French Cochinchina,
French Indochina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia,
Mongolia, Myanmar, Sarawak, Singapore, Straits Settlements, Sumatra,
Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam.
Consignments are being accepted until Oct. 19.
For more information, visit the Heritage website.
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