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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Comics in The Movies Available at First Platinum Night Auction

Comics-related movies are driving comic book prices higher and higher with each new blockbuster, so we thought we would spotlight a few of the books in our upcoming Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction that tie-in with upcoming and current comics-related movies. We have more than 1,300 lots in this auction, including 80+ lots in […]

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Specialist Picks: Fine European Art

Learn about our European Art specialists’ favorite works from our upcoming Fine European Art sale, taking place live in Dallas and online on May 24. Dr. Marianne Berardi Senior Expert, Fine & Decorative Arts, San Francisco  Bouguereau is famous for his pretty women and entrancing Madonna and Child imagery. I love this tender painting of […]

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SPACE RACE: Curated Collection of Space Race Models

Curated Collection of Space Race Models Documents “The Greatest Adventure on Which Man has Ever Embarked” 26 scale models, from Sputnik to the Space Shuttle, offered at no reserve Heritage Auctions is offering a collection of detailed models spanning the Space Race in its Space Exploration Signature Auction, May 19. Heritage will be auctioning 26 […]

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Five for Friday: Vintage Office Décor Creates Charm and Personality

  The advent of the laptop computer and the mobile office forced many to move away from personal touches when it came to their workplace environment. Fortunately, in recent years more companies are accepting telecommuting and there has been a move to create retro or vintage office decor. From turn of the century to shabby […]

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First ‘Dream Team’ Could Have Been 1928 Philadelphia Athletics

The 1992 United State men’s Olympic basketball team is known – with good reason – as the “Dream Team.” Head coach Chuck Daly headed to Barcelona with arguably the most talented roster in the history of any sport; 11 of the 12 players are in the Naismith Hall of Fame. The Americans destroyed six opponents […]

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow – Why Collect Hair?

Imagine asking a celebrity for a lock of their hair instead of an autograph? While it may come off as an obscure hobby, collecting hair from political figures, musicians, entertainers and even animals is not as rare as some might think. From the hairs of George Washington (for $32,500)  to John Lennon (for $35,000) and […]

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Five for Friday: Charles Guiteau – Inside the Mind of a Killer

This week’s Five for Friday looks inside the mind of a killer. An important private collection of artifacts and documents relating to the Presidential assassin Charles Guiteau have been uncovered, including a newly discovered manifesto in which he attempts to “justify” shooting President James A. Garfield. “Presidential assassins are well known, but few archives give […]

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