Art Specialist Picks: American Art

Alissa Ford Director, California & Western Art, San Francisco Creek at Twilight of 1927 is truly an awe-inspiring tour-de-force of Sandzen’s oeuvre. It perfectly typifies the artist at his best: a great composition and palette, untouched condition, impeccable provenance, and a great story. With all proceeds going towards Washington High School’s Continuing Education Scholarship Fund, […]

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Five For Friday: Historic Wars & Creative Geniuses

This week’s Five For Friday covers the rich diversity in the May 10-11 Historical Manuscripts Auction, spanning the Civil and World Wars and the creative geniuses who shaped a nation. 1.  Frank Lloyd Wright Archive Documenting Construction of the James Bryan Christie House The archive offered here offers rare insight into the process of working […]

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How to Clean and Polish Silver the Heritage Way

A quick internet search will give two or three fast ways to clean and polish silver. Unfortunately, all of them could be removing value along with the tarnish, which is why the most commonly touted ways to clean and polish sterling silver are not used by silver experts. Heritage is one of the few large […]

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Marvel-Inspired Netflix Shows Generate Surge in Comic Collecting

Daredevil. Punisher. Iron Fist. The Defenders. For every Netflix show that debuts from Marvel Studios, comics fans can trace the characters back to the books they love. From the famous to the obscure, here is a look at the several books picked up by collectors in last Sunday’s Internet Comics Auction that draw a straight […]

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Silver & Vertu Auction: A Surprising Place to Find Unique Sports Trophies

Sports collectors always are looking for unique pieces from their favorite teams or players. Most head to Heritage sports auctions, but there is another area that is fertile hunting ground for unique trophies. This list looks at the upcoming Silver and Objects of Vertu Auction, which has a couple of great-looking pieces, and the Gentleman […]

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Storage Wars Tips Turned into Reality for Texas-Local

The recent Dallas Morning News article by Barry Horn about the out-of-work-butcher-turned-storage unit entrepreneur should make every collector and storage unit searcher stand up and shout. In a nutshell, Alan Hairston spent $330 on a storage unit that was filled with boxes which may turn into the most significant collection of tremendously preserved Sports Illustrated […]

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Five for Friday: 5 Standout Collectible Wristwatches

This Five For Friday installment looks at five standout wristwatches from the upcoming Sports Collectible Auction May 11-13. 1.   1956 New York Yankees World Series Championship Rolex Gold Wristwatch Presented to Yogi Berra   Once when he was on a passenger jet, Hall of Famer and Yankee catcher Yogi Berra was asked what time it […]

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Collecting Your Hometown in Obsolete Banknotes

Eagle River. Marquette. Jackson.  The city names may sound obscure to most people, but to me and vintage currency collectors they are as familiar as apple pie. As a Michigander (a “Yooper” by birth) it’s a delight to find antique currency from the cities and towns I grew up in and visited all my life. […]

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Art Specialist Picks: Prints & Multiples

Our Modern & Contemporary specialists discuss their favorite works from our upcoming Prints & Multiples sale, taking place online and live in Dallas on April 10. Frank Hettig Director, Modern & Contemporary Art Christopher Wool is best known for his word paintings that focus on language as image, as well as photographs, prints, artist’s books […]

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Warhol Prints Still Deliver 15 Minutes of Fame

For celebrities and newsmakers there are moments when you know you have arrived. You appear on the cover of a magazine like Time, Vogue or Rolling Stone. Your first appearance on The Tonight Show or Meet the Press catapults you to a new level of celebrity or importance. In the 70s and 80s you knew […]

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