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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Asia Week New York auction highlights including the Chenn Family collection of Chinese paintings at Heritage Auctions

11 March 2019

A selection of highlights from auctions being held either as part of or timed to coincide with Asia Week New York.

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Louis XIV French table clock emerges in Dallas auctions

04 March 2019

This early 18th century Louis XIV French table clock is part of a selection of 19 early European timekeepers that feature in Heritage Auctions’ fine and decorative arts sale in Dallas on March 8-10.

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Many mysteries solved and sold

25 February 2019

Heritage begins mammoth dispersal of Otto Penzler’s holdings of detective fiction.

Super Mario

Unopened Super Mario Bros video game sets auction record in the US

19 February 2019

An unopened copy of the classic video game Super Mario Bros set a new auction record when it recently sold in Dallas, Texas for $80,000 (£62,000). The game is the only known sealed example from a test market release in 1985.

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Gerald Brockhurst portrait has star value to set an artist record in US auction

21 January 2019

Gerald Brockhurst (1890-1978) was already an established etcher when his captivating canvases of society women catapulted him to fame during the interwar years.

The Legend of Zelda

Certified vintage video games make debut at Heritage Auctions

19 January 2019

Following on from new-found nostalgia for toys and games of their youth, collectors tempted by fond memories for often Star Wars and Lego are now moving on to vintage video games.

Una and the Lion coin

Three lots to watch at auction this week including a British Antarctic Expedition menu and a Queen Victoria Una and the Lion coin

02 January 2019

The first week of the new year means we are back in the saleroom and here are three previews from upcoming auctions over the next few days.

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Master Race makes impact at US comic auction

03 December 2018

Raising around $11m including premiums, a November 15-17 comics and comic art sale held by Heritage Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) in Dallas included many of the usual super-hero star turns – but this time the big seller was something rather different.

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Abraham Lincoln’s note of caution in Dallas sale

19 November 2018

Dated October 29, 1862, a letter that may very well have been Abraham Lincoln’s last to his over-cautious army chief, General George McClellan, provided a highlight of a recent Dallas sale of historical manuscripts.

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Elizabeth Gage rings at Heritage

12 November 2018

Heritage Auctions’ Fine Jewelry Signature sale in New York on December 3 includes two rings by London-based designer and virtuoso goldsmith Elizabeth Gage.

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Neil Armstrong moon landing memorabilia up at auction in Dallas

10 November 2018

In 1903 the Wright Brothers put into the air the first successful aeroplane. Sixty-six years later Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon – carrying with his mission a piece of the propeller and section of the wing fabric from that pioneering aircraft.

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Eyes right for two striking photographs by Cameron and McCurry on offer in American auction

10 October 2018

If eyes really are the windows into the soul then two photographs taken nearly 120 years apart give the viewer plenty to ponder.

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Brazilian birds – rare and costly creatures

01 October 2018

Jean Théodore Descourtilz’s Oiseaux brillans du Brésil “…is so rare that I had begun to doubt its existence”.

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British grand piano from 1845 sells in Dallas auction

01 October 2018

Heritage Auctions in Texas sold this Broadwood amboyna and giltwood grand piano for $22,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at a recent auction. Evidently it had been on quite a journey.

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A Gold Rush for Heritage Auctions in Philadelphia

27 August 2018

Heritage Auctions reported a string of high-value sales as part of its numismatic auctions held alongside Philadelphia’s 'World’s Fair of Money'.

1538 First Dollar of the Americas

Rare example of the ‘first dollar of the New World’ sells at Heritage’s coin auction

27 August 2018

The silver eight-Reales coins struck in Mexico City in the 1530s are sometimes referred to as the ‘first dollar of the New World’.

Boston Tea Party engraved cartoon

Rare Boston Tea Party cartoon from colonial America goes under the hammer in Dallas auction

24 August 2018

In a rare cartoon depicting the Boston Tea Party the Goddess of Liberty says: “Behold the Ardor of my sons and let not their brave Actions be buried in Oblivion.”

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Salt water damaged watch owned by a Titanic victim is to be sold by Dallas auction firm Heritage

15 August 2018

A couple emigrating to the US from Russia in the early 20th century was not exactly headline news, but sadly for university graduates Miriam and Sinai Kantor they became part of one of the biggest stories of the day.

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