Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions are an American auction house presided over by Steve Ivy and Jim Halperin, who merged their companies together under the Heritage umbrella in 1982.

Their headquarters are in Dallas, Texas but they also hold auctions and have offices in a number of other locations including New York, California, Hong Kong and Europe. At auction they offer a range of items including fine, decorative and contemporary art. They also hold specialist collectable sales focusing on coins, entertainment and music memorabilia and rare books.


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Petition crown sets British silver coin record

05 February 2024

A new auction record for an English silver coin was set during the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC).

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Comics make heroic prices in a super sell-out US auction

05 February 2024

Heritage Auctions’ 1170-lot Comics & Comic Art sale held on January 11-14 delivered a white-glove result.

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Riding in with Carter provenance

06 November 2023

This pair of Qianlong (1735-96) cloisonné standing lion dogs with riders came for sale at Heritage (25% buyer’s premium) with a provenance to George Ann Brown Carter, wife of media scion Amon Giles Carter Jr (1919-82) of Fort Worth, Texas.

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Turn up the Deco volume with a classic radio

17 July 2023

Art Deco had a profound influence on all categories – not just art, sculpture or luxury furnishings but also on the design of more utilitarian items.

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Frazetta fantasy fuels bidding frenzy

10 July 2023

Heritage Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) in Dallas broke the record again for what it terms “the most valuable original work of comic book or fantasy art” during its four-day Comics & Comic Art sale held on June 22-25.

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Incense burner is the talk of the Toun

05 June 2023

This massive Japanese silver incense burner weighing over 641 troy oz proved to be one of the major attractions in the silver and vertu sale held by Heritage (25/20/15% buyer’s premium) on May 16.

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High standard thrills at Heritage Auctions

10 April 2023

Offered as part of a March 2 sale held by Heritage (20% buyer’s premium) that was billed as a Pulp Magazine Showcase was this October 1919 issue of 'The Thrill Book'.

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The plum garden that inspired van Gogh

06 March 2023

For Asia Week New York, Heritage will offer a collection of Japanese woodblock prints, cloisonné, Chinese textiles, Tibetan bronzes, jades and other items.

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Unoccupied house found to be full of French art glass joys

27 February 2023

A cache of art glass rediscovered during the contents removal of a house that had been unoccupied for several years came up for auction.

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Cabinet interest revived in Dallas

13 February 2023

The Curated Home sale at Heritage in Dallas on February 24 includes this pair of Louis XVI-style gilt bronze mounted parquetry and marquetry side cabinets.

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Just 5 out of 10... but full value in Superman terms

06 February 2023

A copy of the very first 'Superman' comic of 1939 that came to auction in the US was not in the finest of conditions, indeed rated only VG/FN 5.O.

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Photograph of Marilyn Monroe signed for short-lived husband Joe DiMaggio

23 January 2023

Signed presidential and other politically significant documents and letters brought high bids at a Heritage (15/20/15% buyer’s premium) sale, but more costly than those lots was this photograph of Marilyn Monroe.

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‘The Day the Music Died’ poster sets auction record

21 November 2022

The only known poster from ‘The Day the Music Died’ became the most expensive concert poster when it sold for a premium inclusive $447,000 ($379,500) at Heritage Auctions of Dallas on November 11.

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British falconry trophy flies into US sale

07 November 2022

The November 15 Silver & Vertu ‘signature’ sale at Heritage in Texas includes what specialist Karen Rigdon calls “probably the strongest collection of English silver that we’ve had in the last 10 years”.

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Cartoonist put politics to one side

31 October 2022

Much, much earlier than most other entries in a comics and comic art sale that ran at Heritage (25% buyer’s premium) from September 30 to October 2 were examples of the work of Winsor McCay (c.1866-67-1934), who was well known as an accomplished editorial and political cartoonist and for his work in the world of animation and cartoon strips.

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Happy news for salerooms: not the end of Spider-Man

10 October 2022

Four auction records were set in the first 90 minutes of a recent four-day comics and comic art auction conducted by Heritage (20% buyer’s premium).

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Original Bond artwork by McGinnis on offer

26 September 2022

Even if you do not know the name Bob McGinnis (b.1926) you will probably be familiar with his work.

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Fab Four sign in

19 September 2022

Heritage is holding a Beatles memorabilia sale in Dallas on September 24.

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Atomic bomber’s secret logbook made headlines

12 September 2022

Sold at $440,000 (£371,000), the most expensive lot in a three-day auction at Heritage (25% buyer’s premium) was a logbook kept on the B29 Superfortress bomber that dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.

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Sherlock’s brother detected in Arthur Conan Doyle autograph manuscript

29 August 2022

Making its third appearance at auction in almost 60 years, the 34pp autograph manuscript of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter’, a tale from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes collection of his stories that first appeared in The Strand magazine in 1893, has sold for $280,000 (£236,090) in Dallas.

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