Five for Friday: Movie Posters Give 5 Reasons to Scream

Few people would associate Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein monster, the possession of Carole Lombard and Peter Cushing’s creepy depiction of Count Dracula with the word “beautiful.” Yet the chilling horror films they made famous produced some the most beautiful and captivating works of poster art ever created. These kings and queens of spook are represented in […]

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Ormond Gigli Girls in the Windows, New York City , 1960

3 Must-Have Photographs to Add to Your Collection

If you are new to photography, deciding what to purchase can be intimidating. Similar to acquiring artwork, a photographer’s reputation and the image’s edition size and provenance are key.  You should also keep in mind the period in which it came from, how it relates to the photographer’s career, and if it tells a powerful […]

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How to Tell the Difference Between Different Types of Art Prints

The print-making process was designed for one reason: to sell reproductions of an artists’ work as far as the market would bear. The revolutionary printing technology was first launched using simple woodcuts and has now progressed to computer-assisted digital printing.  Print-making has allowed the average person to enjoy expensive works of art that would otherwise […]

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Five for Friday: Fine Art for Beginner Collectors

The upcoming Fine Art Online Auction August 8 is a perfect opportunity for a beginning collector or anyone interested in adding original artwork to their collection. The sale features a number of beautiful European works, at very affordable prices. 1.  Jean Vollet’s Field of Flowers, oil on canvas, (est. $1,000-2,000) is a picturesque example from […]

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Five for Friday: For the Comics Collector Who Has Everything

Collection completion is very real for those who collect comics. For those who acquire every issue of a comic of choice – Superman, Spider-Man, etc. – there is an alternative way to scratch the collecting itch: comic original cover art. Much of the value in collectible comics is in the cover, and of particular appeal […]

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Five for the Fourth: Independence Day Collectibles

Heritage Auctions has sold more than 400 items with a tie to Independence Day. From historical to sports to decorative arts the scope of pieces that relate to July 4th is impressive and eccentric. Here are five that caught our eye as we head towards the nation’s birthday. 1.   Declaration of Independence, Engraved and Printed […]

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Heritage Turns $35 Estate Find to a $382.40 Auction Consignment

Estate Sale Find Sells for Over 10x Purchase Price

Heritage Turns $35 Estate Find to a $382.40 Auction Consignment The estate sale description was impossible to resist: “It’s not every day you see an estate sale from a 100-year-old lady; she has an amazing collection.” The sale description got my heart pumping. I am an estate sale junkie. You get to personally inspect the […]

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Five for Friday: Every House Needs A Mouse

No animated character is more recognizable or beloved than Mickey Mouse, who was created in 1928 under the name “Mortimer Mouse.” A veteran of more than 130 movies, Mickey Mouse has entertained generations of loyal fans, and will be featured prominently in Heritage Auctions’ July 1-2 Animation Art auction in Dallas. Among the top Mickey […]

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Tales & Treasures of “The Fighting Doctor”: Charles B. Ewing

Hidden under a group of lovely but very unassuming lots is a history so rich, it is rather mind-blowing. Every piece of Native American, Pre-Columbian or Tribal art has its own unique and interesting history, steeped in tradition, mystical religion and ancient cultural practices. However, how many can say they own a piece of history […]

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5 Incredible and Valuable Treasures Found Barns and Attics

Five for Friday: Incredible and Valuable Treasures Found in Barns and Attics

The history of fine art and collectibles is filled with stories of treasures found in attics, basements, closets, and other unlikely places. The fantasy for every collector, the media loves these types of stories and the finders can sometimes become as famous as the find. Here is a list of just a few of the […]

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