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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Seacrest library generates more sale gems

26 March 2018

A signed and dated 1839 first (second issue) of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby was one of many lots in a Heritage (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) sale of March 7 that came from the library of James Seacrest, a Nebraska publisher and philanthropist, that were sold to benefit charities.

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Prices show the US comic effect

12 March 2018

Selling at $400,000 (£285,715), the original cover artwork for the 100th issue of Amazing Spider-Man comic led a recent three-day American comic and comic artwork auction that raised a total of around $7.2m (£5.14m).

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Handbags at dawn: Dispute between Christie’s and Heritage Auctions over three handbag specialists heads to US court

23 February 2018

A dispute between Dallas-based Heritage Auctions and Christie’s over the employment of Matthew Rubinger and two colleagues is heading to a US court.

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Great hopes for 'The Great Gatsby' at Heritage Auctions

19 February 2018

A signed and inscribed first edition of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has hopes of selling for as much as $100,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Rare Book auction on March 7 in New York.

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‘No other auction house does this much business online’ says Heritage

05 February 2018

Heritage Auctions says more than half of its sales are now made through the internet.

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Heritage Auctions expand mobile app with PCGS tie-up

05 February 2018

Collectables specialist Heritage Auctions has announced a number of new developments to the Heritage Auctions app.

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The low-down on Heritage Auctions’ mobile coin app

05 February 2018

Texas-based fine art and collectables specialist Heritage Auctions announced a number of new developments to its mobile app last month. Advances included one-touch mobile bidding and an extension to the barcode scanning facility for coins.

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Haul of $6m worth of Marvel and DC Comics are coming to auction in the US

25 January 2018

Heritage Auctions in Dallas is offering more than 1000 lots at its February 22 Comics auction including an original Spider-Man cover by artist John Romita Sr.

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Concerns over authenticity cause withdrawal of ‘world’s oldest Nobel Prize medal’ from New York auction

21 December 2017

Heritage Auctions has withdrawn from sale ‘the world’s oldest Nobel Prize medal ever offered at auction’ after doubts were expressed over its authenticity.

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Are today’s superhero movies creating a bubble for classic comics?

27 November 2017

The release this year of movies such as Justice League, Wonder Woman and, most recently, Thor: Ragnarok has brought added interest in the original comics, according to specialist at Heritage Auctions, Barry Sandoval.

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Rare design for 1931 Dracula film sets movie poster record – watch Heritage Auctions specialist giving an expert’s view

21 November 2017

One of just two surviving movie posters for the 1931 horror classic ‘Dracula’ set a record for a movie poster at auction when it sold for a premium-inclusive $525,800 (£398,300). In this video released before the sale, director of vintage posters at Heritage, Grey Smith, discusses the film and the rarity of the poster.

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L’Arc de Triomphe comes to Dallas

20 November 2017

The French artist Jean Béraud (1848- 1935) was renowned for his numerous depictions of life in Paris.

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The revolution may well be televised

13 November 2017

A brief letter of 1864 in which Ulysses S Grant agrees to General William T Sherman’s ‘March to the Sea’, a bold plan to destroy Atlanta, then march across Georgia to Savannah or Charleston during the American Civil War, sold for $100,000 (£75,755) on October 19, at Heritage Auctions (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) in Dallas.

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Film poster collectors get their teeth into Dracula and more classic early designs

01 November 2017

Have you heard of the famous actor Béla Ferenc Dezsö Blaskó? Probably not in that form, but you may know him better as Bela Lugosi. If you collect film posters, you will certainly know his most famous role.

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Lizzie Borden auction lot recalls infamous New England axe murder trial

25 October 2017

'No, you can't chop your Poppa up in Massachusetts', the refrain from a once hugely popular song, and the verse from a skipping-rope rhyme with which this article ends, both derive from the controversy that continues to this day regarding one of America's most famous murder trials – and to a legal document sold on October 19 by Heritage Auctions of Dallas.

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The magic of a clean Harry Potter

25 September 2017

Harry Potter’s 20th birthday celebrations continue apace – with a new record for a standard copy of 'The Philosopher’s Stone'.

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Heritage makes capital gains with purchase of London Coin Galleries

18 September 2017

Texas auction house Heritage Auctions has opened in the Shepherd Market area of London’s Mayfair after taking over dealership London Coin Galleries.

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Two records set for Norman Rockwell in recent Heritage Auctions sales

23 August 2017

An oil study once believed to be a cheap print set a record for the American artist Norman Rockwell last week.

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Casablanca movie poster sets record at Heritage Auctions

02 August 2017

A record for a Casablanca movie poster was made last week when an Italian example sold for a premium-inclusive $478,000 (£361,800).

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D-Day relics fly high in US sales

03 July 2017

Original D-Day invasion flags may be fragile and rare but a spate of them has appeared on the market recently in the US.

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