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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L’Arc de Triomphe comes to Dallas

20 November 2017

The French artist Jean Béraud (1848- 1935) was renowned for his numerous depictions of life in Paris.

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The revolution may well be televised

13 November 2017

A brief letter of 1864 in which Ulysses S Grant agrees to General William T Sherman’s ‘March to the Sea’, a bold plan to destroy Atlanta, then march across Georgia to Savannah or Charleston during the American Civil War, sold for $100,000 (£75,755) on October 19, at Heritage Auctions (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) in Dallas.

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Film poster collectors get their teeth into Dracula and more classic early designs

01 November 2017

Have you heard of the famous actor Béla Ferenc Dezsö Blaskó? Probably not in that form, but you may know him better as Bela Lugosi. If you collect film posters, you will certainly know his most famous role.

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Lizzie Borden auction lot recalls infamous New England axe murder trial

25 October 2017

'No, you can't chop your Poppa up in Massachusetts', the refrain from a once hugely popular song, and the verse from a skipping-rope rhyme with which this article ends, both derive from the controversy that continues to this day regarding one of America's most famous murder trials – and to a legal document sold on October 19 by Heritage Auctions of Dallas.

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The magic of a clean Harry Potter

25 September 2017

Harry Potter’s 20th birthday celebrations continue apace – with a new record for a standard copy of 'The Philosopher’s Stone'.

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Heritage makes capital gains with purchase of London Coin Galleries

18 September 2017

Texas auction house Heritage Auctions has opened in the Shepherd Market area of London’s Mayfair after taking over dealership London Coin Galleries.

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Two records set for Norman Rockwell in recent Heritage Auctions sales

23 August 2017

An oil study once believed to be a cheap print set a record for the American artist Norman Rockwell last week.

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Casablanca movie poster sets record at Heritage Auctions

02 August 2017

A record for a Casablanca movie poster was made last week when an Italian example sold for a premium-inclusive $478,000 (£361,800).

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D-Day relics fly high in US sales

03 July 2017

Original D-Day invasion flags may be fragile and rare but a spate of them has appeared on the market recently in the US.

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Tony Curtis cut-out from Sgt Pepper's album cover up at auction

05 June 2017

You may have, possibly, maybe, perhaps, gleaned by now that 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest albums of all time.

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Crumb's Fritz cosies up to Charlene for Chicago sale

05 June 2017

“Artworks from Underground Comix – especially from masters such as Robert Crumb – are becoming recognised in the fine art world as cultural cornerstones.”

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Berenice Abbott New York photos on sale in same city

08 May 2017

The largest group of photographs from Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) to come on the market since the Museum of the City of New York deaccessioned its duplicates in 2002 is offered in Heritage Auctions’ photographs sale on May 18-19.

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Church prayers answered at auction as rare US double eagle coin soars

28 April 2017

‘In God we trust’ goes the phrase. It had a double meaning when an American church sold a rare 19th century coin with a result no doubt causing more than a few hallelujahs.

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Heritage Auctions’ Texana sale led by Battle of the Alamo document

20 April 2017

“Remember the Alamo!” It was the battle cry that spurred the Texans on to victory during their 1836 revolution, recalling the sacrificial last stand of a few heroic men during a brutal siege by the Mexican Army.

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Rare “Invisible Man” vintage film poster soars to $274,850 at Heritage Auctions

03 April 2017

A poster for the classic film The Invisible Man soared to four times its low estimate at a recent Heritage Auctions sale in Dallas.

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Writer remains true to type

25 March 2017

Typewriters on which famous books came into existence have featured on these pages before, but not for some time – and certainly not machines of a kind that that continue to be used by their owner to this day.

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International previews: Chinese works of art in Texas

25 March 2017

A Chinese Kangxi period triple gourd vase that once belonged to the financier JP Morgan will feature as one of the highlights in Heritage Auctions’ inaugural Asian Art sale in Dallas on April 2.

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Bidder goes wild about Wilde

25 March 2017

Elizabeth Barrett Browning lots fall flat... but annotated Dorian Gray leaves treble the estimate

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Life on Mars proves healthy

25 March 2017

With BBC Radio 4 currently offering a season of programmes focusing on the Red Planet in fact and fiction, a couple of books from the Edgar Rice Burroughs series of Martian fantasies that made high prices in a recent US sale are an appropriate choice for these reports.

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Mark Twain’s much-travelled trunk on offer at Heritage Auctions

25 February 2017

This sturdy-looking ‘stagecoach trunk’ accompanied the great American writer Mark Twain on a great many of his travels. It will be offered for sale at Heritage Auctions in New York on March 8 where the starting bid is $25,000.

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