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This article was written as a collaborative effort by multiple experts within the category at Heritage Auctions.

Rare Finds: The Rolex Daytona ‘John Player Special’ Ref. 6241

Whether new, pre-owned or vintage, the Rolex Daytona remains the most coveted and commercially successful model produced by the storied brand. The legendary timepiece design represents perhaps the most discussed family of watches currently being

Einstein’s Letter Simplifying the Theory of Relativity

By 1952, the words “Albert Einstein” were synonymous with the word “genius.” Einstein was routinely stopped on the street by people asking him to explain “those theories,” which changed humanity’s perception of the universe and became pillars of

A Guide to Valuing Your Limited Edition Art Print

You might wonder why some prints will sell for thousands while others only sell for a few hundred dollars.  What makes some prints so much more expensive? Limited Edition Art Prints Artists in the early

Norman Rockwell’s Works Embody Magical Golden Age of Illustration

Before television and the movies, illustrated books and magazines were the entertainment and the escape for many Americans. Through skillful draftsmanship, thoughtful composition, and sharp wit, illustrators were able to create snapshots of climactic action

Specialist Picks: Spring Prints & Multiples

Heritage Auctions’ April 17 Prints & Multiples Auction has several standout works. From stunning Ellsworth Kelly lithographs to Andy Warhol’s most celebrated series, there are prints that appeal to a wide range of tastes and

Bryan Money and the Fight for Free Silver

Bryan dollars were struck during the 1896 and 1900 presidential campaigns by eastern silversmiths to promote the “free silver” agenda of Democratic candidate William Jennings Bryan. Today, each piece tells the story of the socio-economic

Specialists’ Picks: Modern & Contemporary Art Prints

Modern and contemporary art comes in many forms, and therefore appeals to people in many different ways. That variety is on full display in Heritage Auctions’ March 27 Online Prints & Multiples Auction. Two of

Proving Provenance: Your Collectible’s Story

In the 1950s, the average American home had a piece of furniture called a telephone table, a simple wooden seat with an attached ledge to place the family’s rotary dial phone. You can easily find

The Easiest Way To Land A Birkin Without Ever Being On A List

Back in 2001, when Samantha Jones famously tried to bypass the legendary Hermes waiting list during Sex and the City’s fictional “Birkin” episode, a saga exploded across the fashion landscape. The conversation following that season

The Top 11 Hermes Handbags that Should be in Your Collecting Plans for 2018

Hermes handbag collections are as individual as the collectors themselves. While quintessential pieces should always be included when creating an enviable and wearable wardrobe, the trend towards exceptional and rare leads the charge for 2018.