Paris Photo

Heritage’s Top Picks from Paris Photo

By Rachel Peart The 18th year of Paris Photo open from November 13-16th,  is comprised of 35 countries, 143 galleries, and 26 art book dealers and publishers on display at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.  The City of Lights is filled with photographs, artists, gallery owners, curators, and collectors making Paris even more enchanting. […]

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…at the late night double feature picture show.”

By Michael Morgan What person in their right mind would attend a Jimmy Buffet concert without an Acapulco shirt loud enough to make air sick, and a stuffed parrot on their shoulder? Every pop-culture event has a list of mandatory equipment for attendees. Subculture events often cause the list to take interesting, if not bizarre […]

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To celebrate PurseBlog‘s National Handbag Day, we curated a list of our Top 10 Most Expensive Handbags ever sold at Heritage Auctions.  Happy Bidding!   Share:

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LOST in “S” by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst: A True Collectible

By Brian Shipman Why “S”? Because LOST. JJ Abrams does it again. But this time in book form. When the TV show LOST launched 10 years ago today, an argument erupted in my living room. It went something like this… WIFE: Will you watch this new show with me? It’s called LOST. ME: What’s it about? WIFE: A plane crash’s on […]

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A Jewelry Empire Near Miss: The Story of Marianne Ostier

By Caroline Ervin One of the many perks for working in the jewelry department is that I am fortunate to see many gorgeous pieces from the major names in the industry such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef and Arpels, and others.  However, for every sale, designers come across our desks who are not well-known […]

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How coins are made

Under Pressure: How Coins are Made

By Sarah Miller Beyond simply the level of wear present on a coin’s surface, there are several characteristics of how each piece is produced that influence its overall appearance and even grade. One such factor is weakness of strike. In order to fully impress the design of a coin from its cylindrical metal dies onto the […]

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By Catherine Rigdon I grew fond of the potter Bernard Palissy (1510-1590) ) when I was a little girl. He was a Renaissance man with a background in chemistry, geology, philosophy etc… But what drew me in were his “pots”. He put snakes on plates and created lush crawling environments, which inspired a long line of […]

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Katherine Hepburn

Katherine Hepburn: No Morning Glory

By Holly Culbreath I belong to a family of old movie fans and book lovers.  I like to think this is the result of superior intellect and elitist literary tastes, but it probably has more to do with my conscientious parents making the radical decision to shut off the telly for good when I was five.  […]

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What Is Estate Jewelry

What is Estate Jewelry?

By Jo Ellen Cole Estate jewelry is a term applied to antique and period jewelry from a particular design era that has been previously used or owned by another individual. This jewelry tends to appeal to people with an eye for quality workmanship who look to the estate jewelry market for well-made items that were […]

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The Fight of the Century

The Boxing Gloves of the Century

By Stewart Huckaby In 1971, I turned ten years old and discovered sports, not necessarily in that order. This was the year of both my first major league baseball game and my first college football game, and it was also the year of the Fight of the Century: Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier. The Fight of the Century […]

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