Five for Friday: Antique Fine Silver Serving Pieces

Many of us set the table before any meal, whether it’s a Saturday lunch with the family or a larger gathering to celebrate a birthday or holiday. More often than not, the table’s appearance is largely the same, meal after meal after meal. Adding a splash of silver, however, can alter the look of any […]

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Collector's Guide: The Value in Investing in Hermès Birkin Handbags | Heritage Auctions

Investing in Hermès: Wheres the value?

Hand-crafted in Italy and made to last, Hermès handbags are the pinnacle of status – the Holy Grail of luxury. The most extravagant and pristine of Hermès bags have been considered investments delivering returns that beat those from the stock market. Which Hermès Bag holds its value the best? In terms of… Style: Though they […]

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Coin Care for the Collector

Coin Care for the Collector

Acquiring old coins, whether through pure chance or a shrewd purchase, can generate immediate excitement, and can lay the foundation for a lifetime of collecting, regardless of whether the new prize is the first acquisition or an addition to an already-significant inventory. If that happens, what is the best way to care for old coins? […]

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Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist Picks: Fall Prints and Multiples

Learn about our Modern and Contemporary Fine Art specialists’ favorite works from our upcoming Fall Prints and Multiples Online Auction, taking place online on September 26, 2017. Taylor Curry Consignment Director, Modern & Contemporary Art Daniel Arsham’s Polaroid Camera is part of his Future Relics series, in which he takes obsolete technology and reimagines them […]

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Film Legend Lupita Tovar’s Jewelry Collection at Auction

The life of Lupita Tovar, it turns out, would make a great movie. In her 106 years on the planet, Tovar witnessed the advent of automobiles and antibiotics, of space travel and Snapchat. She made her way from a village in rural southern Mexico, where she was born during the outset of the country’s revolution, […]

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Titanic Heroics Highlighted in Gentleman Collector Auction: The Last Moments aboard the Titanic for Postal Clerk, Oscar Scott Woody

The usage of the word “titanic” accurately classified the luxury and grandeur of the White Star Line’s most famous vessel, and later the magnitude of the disaster that struck the “unsinkable ship.” UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) estimates that around 3 million shipwrecks lie in the depths of the oceans, but unlike […]

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Walking Sticks, Figureheads and Longhorns – Oh My!

Four times a year, Heritage Auctions hosts a Fine & Decorative Arts auction alongside our specialized Signature Auctions. Each Fine & Decorative Arts auction hosts a myriad of gorgeous antique furniture, museum quality art, decorative art pieces, and a conglomeration of somewhat off-the-wall collector items. In past years, this specific line of auctions has hosted […]

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Five for Friday: First Baseball Cards Offered With Gum were in 1933 Goudey PSA Set

Enos Gordon Goudey opened the Goudey Gum Company in 1919 in Boston. Although he sold the company in 1932, Goudey stayed involved as a consultant. Today, the company is known best for its association with collectible baseball cards, which it introduced in 1933. After years of being available with the purchase of cigarettes or certain […]

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Wine Regions of the World: Spotlight Burgundy

Burgundy, at its roots, is the motherland of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In modern times, it has become one of the singularly important zones of the wine world, and one that seems to be the driving force of the wine auction world. Over many generations, the parcels of land have been divided among siblings into […]

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Five for Friday- Chinese Snuff Bottles

Five for Friday: Chinese Snuff Bottles

After being introduced to the court at Beijing by the Portuguese in the mid- to late-18th century, the use of tobacco spread among the upper class until it became a social ritual, first among the social elite and eventually through all classes. As its popularity grew, snuff bottles became a symbol of status and wealth. […]

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