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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Made in LA: California Artists to Have in Your Collection

Los Angeles has and continues to be a key player in the international art scene. Most recently, there has been an influx of new galleries and institutions popping up across the vast city and artists moving from New York. Ann Philbin, the Director of the Hammer, said in an interview with the New York Times, […]

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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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