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 and Treasures of “The Fighting Doctor”: Major Charles Beverly 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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The Gift of Giving Back

The human spirit is amazingly strong, and a generous spirit is one of mankind’s greatest characteristics. The payoff: few things can match the gratification gleaned from helping others in need. A new endeavor at Heritage Auctions called Heritage 360 is in motion to galvanize employees to reach out to the surrounding community through an assortment […]

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Five for Friday: Rare Marilyn Monroe Collectibles

Some celebrities are bigger than the industry that made them stars. Even those who don’t listen to a lot of music know who Michael Jackson and the Beatles were. People who never watch sports are familiar with the names of Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan. Marilyn Monroe is similarly iconic. One of the original blond […]

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Unusual Guns On Target With Collectors

Firearms have a unique place in the world of collectibles. Regardless of someone’s political leanings and view about gun laws, they are important – not just for hunting and self-defense personal safety, but also as a part of history. Talk to someone who mentions having a big gun collection and the image that comes to […]

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Five for Friday: Famous Movie Shoes Leave Their Mark

When movie fans think of props, and especially shoes, there are specific scenes that leap to the front of just about everyone’s memory. The ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz, Cinderella’s glass slipper and Marty McFly’s self-lacing sneakers from Back to the Future to name a few. Some shoes actually go from the silver […]

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Expert Picks: Luxury Watches & Timepieces

Our fine watches and timepiece specialists picked their favorite items from our upcoming Watches & Fine Timepieces Signature Auction, taking place live in NYC on June 6. Michael Fossner Consignment Director, Watches & Timepieces, New York Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 2508 Fine 18K Gold Wristwatch: This is THE watch. It looks incredible and feels even better. […]

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Five for Friday: The Art of Cocktail Shakers

A recent visit to the Dallas Museum of Art had me reeling: an entire exhibit devoted to nothing but the humble cocktail, or more precisely, the art behind the cocktail. In Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail, visitors are taken on a historical tour of nearly 60 items to explore the culture of […]

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Five For Friday: Perpetual Calendar Watches

When it comes to watches, functions that do more than tell time (hours, minutes and seconds) are referred to as “complications.” Complications in watches are desirable because they require the highest amount of watchmaking effort and skill to create, and therefore are priced at premium levels. One example is the perpetual calendar. This is one […]

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