Auction company director Julie Abrams joins collectables insurer Hugh Wood Inc.


Julie Abrams

Julie Abrams, a seasoned rare coin auction manager, has been appointed head of global business development by Hugh Wood Inc (HWI), an international insurance company that provides services to collectors and dealers of coins, banknotes and other collectibles. For the past ten years, she has served as President of Legend Rare Coin Auctions where she will continue to serve in an advisory capacity.

Abrams’ career in numismatics began in 1986 when she helped start Teletrade, the first computerized auction company. She became president of Teletrade and helped increase the frequency of auctions and bring annual sales to $24 million. In 1999, she was named executive vice president of sales for Teletrade’s parent company, Greg Manning Auctions, Inc. In 2004, Abrams joined Stack’s Bowers where she helped expand the e-commerce presence and platform company’s online auction and secured important shipments for the company. auctions.

Simon De Burgh Codrington, Vice President of Hugh Wood Inc., said: “I am delighted to have Julie join our team. She’s a real relationship person, and we’re also relationship driven. Julie’s focus coupled with our team of experts will enable us to deliver even better results to our existing clients and continue to grow and welcome new clients into the HWI family. I see this as a big step forward for Julie, HWI and the collectibles community.

“I have known Simon and his team for over two decades and know that they are strong, experienced and trustworthy,” Abrams said.

“I really enjoy helping my friends in the numismatic world and beyond to efficiently find the right level of insurance protection at a competitive price. It’s important for organizations, small businesses and homeowners to protect their beloved collectibles such as coins, sports memorabilia and fine art. HWI has a finger on the pulse of securing the global collectibles market like no other,” she emphasized.

Abrams is a longtime member of the American Numismatic Association, the Central States Numismatic Society, and the Florida United Numismatists.

Hugh Wood Inc. ( was established in 1982 as an independent insurance broker based in New York and has since expanded to a global operation with 4 branches in the United States, 6 in Europe and offices in Canada. , Australia and Hong Kong. HWI offers personalized insurance services for works of art and collectibles as well as insurance expertise in commercial and residential real estate, personal services (private lines), marine and commercial lines, as well as health insurance and benefits.

For more information, contact Julie Abrams by email at [email protected] or by phone at 646-786-7442.


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