Five for Friday: Record-Setting Art

The 2017 calendar year was extraordinary at Heritage Auctions, as a slew of records fell, offering further evidence of Heritage’s ascent through the art auction world and solid status as a place to acquire extraordinary art that is in high demand among collectors of all levels. Some of the year’s record-setting art-related lots in different […]

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Five for Friday: Gift Ideas for Collectors of All Kinds

The end of the calendar year means so many different things to different people, whether that means an extended visit with family, a holiday religious service or hours spent scanning the sky for a sleigh streaking between the stars behind a team of reindeer. Unfortunately, it also can mean a number of other things that […]

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Hot Lots to Watch: Hong Kong International Currency & Coin Auctions

A growing number of international currency collectors have focused their attention on rare items from the Republic of China. Hundreds of these rare specimens highlight Heritage Auctions’ upcoming currency and coin auctions held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair Dec. 6-8 in Kowloon. Offerings represent the history of China’s artful development of […]

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Five for Friday: Casablanca Movie Poster Collection

Heritage Auctions’ Movie Posters Auction Nov. 18-19 in Dallas will feature more than 1,000 posters from an enormous array of movies ranging from the most obscure to some of the most well-known blockbusters of all time. One such iconic feature is Casablanca, the 1941 timeless classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman that is on […]

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Five for Friday: Nature and Science Treasures

Nature and science auctions, like the one Heritage Auctions will present Nov. 4 in Dallas, are extraordinary opportunities for collectors. Among the available lots are an array of items of immeasurable technological value and others that are so stunning in visual appeal that they forever will alter – or in some cases, dominate – whatever […]

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5 Reasons Why Now Is the Time to Buy Birkin

In 2016, the luxury market faced global instability, Brexit, and other variables that contributed to many designers seeing a contraction in their sales. While the market is starting to slowly recover in 2017,  the gap is still widening between winners and losers. A perennial winner, Hermès, and their beloved Birkin handbag continue to define the field […]

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The Handbag as Art: How Takashi Murakami Indulged My Theory

I always enjoy debating the merits of the handbag with our contemporary art specialists. For me, it’s natural to compare the luxury handbags we auction to works of art. From a tri-color special-order Hermès Kelly and matte crocodile Hermès Himalayan Birkin to a vintage crystal Judith Leiber minaudiere, these pieces, crafted by skilled artisans working […]

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Sports Autographs: Indicators of a Fake Signature

Autographs mean different things to different people. For some, they are reminders of chance encounters with childhood heroes, or of hours spent waiting to meet – even if only for a couple of seconds – a favorite athlete or entertainer. They also can be prized possessions, treasured gifts or shrewd investments. They also can be […]

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Five for Friday: Vintage Guitars

There are few instruments, if any, that have a place in the hearts of as many people as guitars do. They evoke memories of all kinds, from songs around a childhood campfire to old ballads sung by your grandfather to the memory of an early concert. They can represent a cool performance by themselves, or […]

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Five for Friday: Early Political Campaign Memorabilia

Everyone has seen the advertisements and marketing efforts used in recent elections, tactics that range from confrontational internet messages to more traditional signs planted in countless yards. But people have been campaigning for their favorite candidates for generations, long before a few well-aimed advertising dollars could create endless waves of pop-up ads on computer monitors. […]

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