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 these run-of-the-mill tables at your average flea market, estate sale or antique shop. The price? Usually about 50 bucks. No […]

Read More

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 four installment continues today – could there really be a waiting list at Hermes to secure a Birkin? And do […]

Read More

Black Panther: From Comic Pages To Feature Film Star

“Introducing the Sensational Black Panther!” That was the cover blurb on Fantastic Four #52 in 1966 … and sensational he was. A fantastic creation from the head of Jack Kirby, refined by the writing of Stan Lee.   Introduced in the movie Captain America: Civil War, in which he fought with and against many of […]

Read More

Five for Friday: Super Bowl Rings

Athletes have numerous reasons for putting themselves through the years of training and the pain of injuries in order to play their particular sports. For almost all of them, one reason that appears at or near the top of their list is the pursuit of “the ring.” The ring, of course, is the prize awarded […]

Read More

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. The Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly, had it right all those years ago when she commissioned an assortment of the […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Five for Friday: Nature Photography to Add to Your Collection

If it’s true that a picture is, in fact, worth 1,000 words, then Heritage Auctions’ Holiday Online Photographs Auction is an absolute treasure trove. The event includes a group of photos of high-profile celebrities who are recognized around the world, like Muhammad Ali and Marilyn Monroe. Less likely to draw immediate attention, but not to […]

Read More

Yankee Memorabilia from the Greatest Legends to Wear Pinstripes

Known first as the Baltimore Orioles, then the New York Highlanders, the team now known as the New York Yankees have proven themselves over the last century (and a decade more) to be the most storied franchise in American baseball history. They hold an MLB record for both World Series wins, with twenty-seven, and for […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More