All posts by Heritage Editorial

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

Types of Fine Art Paper Damage

Paper Art Damage 101: Types of Deterioration and Improper Preservation

Mat burn, foxing, UV exposure, grime- all of these are incredibly harmful to your art work on paper but they are also rather ambiguous terms sometimes. What exactly is mat burn, how do I protect

'TERMS OF SURRENDER' LETTERS SIGNED BY CONFEDERATE GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE.

Five For Friday: American Historical Items sold at Auction

Important historical items regularly come up for auction, so a full list of lots is extensive. Artifacts from the Titanic, all manner of wars from across the world, ancient tribal and pre-Columbian artifacts and iconic

Artist Spotlight: Roy Lichtenstein

“Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn’t look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.” – Roy Lichtenstein Roy Lichtenstein, an American artist born in New York in the

Ormond Gigli Girls in the Windows, New York City , 1960

3 Must-Have Photographs to Add to Your Collection

If you are new to photography, deciding what to purchase can be intimidating. Similar to acquiring artwork, a photographer’s reputation and the image’s edition size and provenance are key.  You should also keep in mind

Five for Friday: Fine Art for Beginner Collectors

The upcoming Fine Art Online Auction August 8 is a perfect opportunity for a beginning collector or anyone interested in adding original artwork to their collection. The sale features a number of beautiful European works,

Five for the Fourth: Independence Day Collectibles

Heritage Auctions has sold more than 400 items with a tie to Independence Day. From historical to sports to decorative arts the scope of pieces that relate to July 4th is impressive and eccentric. Here

Tales & Treasures of “The Fighting Doctor”: Charles B. Ewing

Hidden under a group of lovely but very unassuming lots is a history so rich, it is rather mind-blowing. Every piece of Native American, Pre-Columbian or Tribal art has its own unique and interesting history,

Five for Friday: Famous Movie Shoes Leave Their Mark

When movie fans think of props, and especially shoes, there are specific scenes that leap to the front of just about everyone’s memory. The ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz, Cinderella’s glass slipper and

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

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