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Who Are Les and Sue Fox?
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Les & Sue Fox
West Highland Art Auctions
P.O. Box 36 - Midland Park, NJ 07432
Office (201) 891-7170
Cell Phone (201) 264-7450
Watch Les FoxArt Auction VideoLes and Sue Fox are the New York Times bestselling authors of The Art Hunters Handbook (2012) and more than a dozen other books since 1977. The Foxes are the most people-friendly experts in the often treacherous world of art auctions. With decades of experience and many important colleagues in the trade, you can trust the Foxes to tell you everything you need to know about your 19th and 20th Century paintings. They will also help you sell your paintings for the highest possible price and give you a Guaranteed Cash Advance before the auction. This is unique in the world of art auctions.
An avid coin collector since 1957 (age 10), Les worked for the New York Port Authority as a World Trade Development Agent, launching his own extremely successful rare coin business in 1969. From 1973 to 1976, the Foxes managed the Numismatic Division of Deak-Perera, one of the largest foreign exchange banks in the world. Located on Fifth Avenue in Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City, this was an exciting time in numismatics as gold bullion was officially re-legalized by President Gerald R. Ford in 1974. In 1976, America's 1976 Bicentennial coins were issued to commemorate the nation's 200th birthday. In 2001, 25 years later, The Foxes would reunite America’s Bicentennial Coin Artists and President Ford at a special reunion in Palm Springs, California, featuring tens of thousands of personally autographed gold and silver coins certified and encapsulated by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PGGS.) Details on www.EaglesOfAmerica.com. In 2002, President George H.W. Bush participated in the Foxes’ autographed coin program with the 1992 U.S. Commemorative White House Silver Dollar.
The Foxes operated the Perera Fifth Avenue Silver Dollar Club, which they later purchased. The club was promoted with lavish window displays throughout Rockefeller Center, as well as in The Plaza Hotel and The Hotel Pierre. While at Perera, Les became close friends with the late Jim Blanchard, the famous "gold bug" and President of the National Committee For Monetary Reform. In 1975, Les taught Jim the rare coin business and supplied him with millions of dollars worth of rare coins. Today, the Foxes are primarily advisors and auctioneers of American and European Art, as well as rare coins and stamps, antiques and collectibles. They have worked in cooperation with many coin dealers, as well as PCGS, NGC, Coin World and The American Numismatic Association (A.N.A. Life Member # 1339.)
Married since 1968, in addition to the art and rare coin business, Les and Sue Fox have been partners in designing and building luxury homes. Since 2001, Les and Sue have had an exclusive autograph agreement with America's Bicentennial Coin artists, Jack L. Ahr, Seth G. Huntington and Dennis R. Williams. They are the only coin dealers to enter into autographed coin programs with two U.S. Presidents, Gerald R. Ford and George H.W. Bush. The Foxes also helped launch the PCGS autographed coin program with PCGS Vice President, Miles Standish.
On October 5, 1988, Les and Sue Fox auctioned the multi-million dollar "Amazing Gold Rarities" coin collection with Stack's in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York. This coin collection featured hundreds of rare and exceptional U.S. Gold Coins, including many coins from famous collections, personally cataloged for the Foxes by David Akers, the foremost authority on U.S. Gold Coins.
Les Fox with President Gerald Ford (2001)
Les Fox with President George Bush (2002)
Bicentennial Coin Reunion - (L to R) Jack L. Ahr, President Gerald R. Ford, Dennis R. Williams and Seth G. Huntington. (October 18, 2001)