Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions are an American auction house presided over by Steve Ivy and Jim Halperin, who merged their companies together under the Heritage umbrella in 1982.

Their headquarters are in Dallas, Texas but they also hold auctions and have offices in a number of other locations including New York, California, Hong Kong and Europe. At auction they offer a range of items including fine, decorative and contemporary art. They also hold specialist collectable sales focusing on coins, entertainment and music memorabilia and rare books.


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Tintin meets Egyptian queen

01 July 2019

A rare signed ink and gouache image in which Tintin carves a makeshift propellor to replace that damaged by a forced landing of his aeroplane in the Soviet Union sold for $900,000 (£708,660) in a June 8-9 sale of European comic artworks held in the US.

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‘First flag on Omaha Beach’ sold in the US

24 June 2019

The first American flag believed to have been planted on Omaha Beach in northern France on D-Day proved to be the top lot in Heritage’s (25% buyer’s premium) Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Auction on June 9.

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Historic US flags including a Civil War black regimental banner star at auction

19 June 2019

Two historic US flags, one a black regimental banner from the Civil War and the other from the D-Day invasions, were knocked down for six-figure sums last week.

Tintin

First original cover art of Tintin sells at US auction for more than $1m

11 June 2019

The very first original cover art featuring comic character Tintin has sold at auction in the US for a premium inclusive $1.125m.

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Raven rattle features in Heritage Auctions’ ethnographic art sale

10 June 2019

This 1880s Haida painted wood raven rattle, 12¾in (32cm) high, has a provenance to the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and the collection of the late Johnson S Bogart, San Francisco.

Jonathan Voak
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Asia Week New York auction highlights including the Chenn Family collection of Chinese paintings at Heritage Auctions

11 March 2019

A selection of highlights from auctions being held either as part of or timed to coincide with Asia Week New York.

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Louis XIV French table clock emerges in Dallas auctions

04 March 2019

This early 18th century Louis XIV French table clock is part of a selection of 19 early European timekeepers that feature in Heritage Auctions’ fine and decorative arts sale in Dallas on March 8-10.

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Many mysteries solved and sold

25 February 2019

Heritage begins mammoth dispersal of Otto Penzler’s holdings of detective fiction.

Super Mario

Unopened Super Mario Bros video game sets auction record in the US

19 February 2019

An unopened copy of the classic video game Super Mario Bros set a new auction record when it recently sold in Dallas, Texas for $80,000 (£62,000). The game is the only known sealed example from a test market release in 1985.

Rohan McCulloch
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Gerald Brockhurst portrait has star value to set an artist record in US auction

21 January 2019

Gerald Brockhurst (1890-1978) was already an established etcher when his captivating canvases of society women catapulted him to fame during the interwar years.

The Legend of Zelda

Certified vintage video games make debut at Heritage Auctions

19 January 2019

Following on from new-found nostalgia for toys and games of their youth, collectors tempted by fond memories for often Star Wars and Lego are now moving on to vintage video games.

Una and the Lion coin

Three lots to watch at auction this week including a British Antarctic Expedition menu and a Queen Victoria Una and the Lion coin

02 January 2019

The first week of the new year means we are back in the saleroom and here are three previews from upcoming auctions over the next few days.

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Master Race makes impact at US comic auction

03 December 2018

Raising around $11m including premiums, a November 15-17 comics and comic art sale held by Heritage Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) in Dallas included many of the usual super-hero star turns – but this time the big seller was something rather different.

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Abraham Lincoln’s note of caution in Dallas sale

19 November 2018

Dated October 29, 1862, a letter that may very well have been Abraham Lincoln’s last to his over-cautious army chief, General George McClellan, provided a highlight of a recent Dallas sale of historical manuscripts.

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Elizabeth Gage rings at Heritage

12 November 2018

Heritage Auctions’ Fine Jewelry Signature sale in New York on December 3 includes two rings by London-based designer and virtuoso goldsmith Elizabeth Gage.

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Neil Armstrong moon landing memorabilia up at auction in Dallas

10 November 2018

In 1903 the Wright Brothers put into the air the first successful aeroplane. Sixty-six years later Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon – carrying with his mission a piece of the propeller and section of the wing fabric from that pioneering aircraft.

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Eyes right for two striking photographs by Cameron and McCurry on offer in American auction

10 October 2018

If eyes really are the windows into the soul then two photographs taken nearly 120 years apart give the viewer plenty to ponder.

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Brazilian birds – rare and costly creatures

01 October 2018

Jean Théodore Descourtilz’s Oiseaux brillans du Brésil “…is so rare that I had begun to doubt its existence”.

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