With the cancellation of the 81st Annual Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Convention earlier this week, the Texas-based Heritage Auctions will host its planned sales from Dallas on April 22-24.
The auctions include a Currency Signature Auction; U.S. Coins Signature Auction; World Paper Money Signature Auction; and World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction. Bids will be accepted from the floor at Heritage headquarters in Dallas as well as online via HA.com, according to a statement issued by the auction house on March 19.
“Heritage Auctions continues to closely monitor the circumstances surrounding the global challenge presented by COVID-19 and its impact on all of our daily lives, including upcoming shows and auctions,” reads the statement.
“The health, safety, and well-being of our clients and staff are of primary importance, and we want to assure you that we have instituted operational changes in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), governmental authorities, and other experts in order to diminish the risk of potential transmission of COVID-19 at Heritage auctions and events.”
These measures include “setting up lot viewing areas with the appropriate distance between attendees, the required use of gloves for all lot viewers and Heritage staff, and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols.”
The auction house is also seeking preferential rates for accommodations near its Dallas location “and looks forward to the opportunity to roll out a Texas-sized helping of hospitality to our friends who choose to make the trip,” according to the recent statement.
The CSNS Convention was slated for April 22-25 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in suburban Chicago.