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.


Movers and Shakers: the latest arts and antiques appointments

06 August 2018

Our latest look at new roles in the art and antiques trade.

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Star Wars poster auction record and James Bond and Beatles lots underline entertainment memorabilia demand

01 August 2018

A rare Star Wars concept poster printed for The Empire Strikes Back sold on July 29 for a premium-inclusive $26,400 (£20,150) at Heritage Auctions, setting a world record as the most expensive movie poster from the space opera ever sold at auction.


Rare Beatles poster among highlights at Dallas movie sale

23 July 2018

A rare set of four door panel promotional posters for 'Help!', the Beatles’ second film, will form part of a movie poster sale to be held by Heritage Auctions on July 28-29.


Frank Frazetta fantasy art bid is deadly serious

28 May 2018

Bid to $1.5m (£1.11m) in a record-breaking comic and comic art sale in Chicago was a Frank Frazetta artwork.


Sherlock Holmes and the mystery of stickmen

21 May 2018

Arthur Conan Doyle’s autograph manuscript of one of the 13 short stories that in 1905 were gathered together in book form as The Return of Sherlock Holmes was offered in New York recently.

1787 New York Brasher Doubloon

‘First gold coin struck in the US’ changes hands in $5m deal

12 April 2018

One of seven known examples of ‘the first gold coin struck in the US’ – the 1787 New York Brasher Doubloon – has sold for more than $5m in a private deal.


Manuscript for Sherlock Holmes story featuring secret code by Arthur Conan Doyle goes under the hammer in Texas

11 April 2018

A handwritten manuscript of a Sherlock Holmes story featuring a cipher devised by author Arthur Conan Doyle goes under the hammer this month in Dallas, Texas.


Pete Townshend guitar smashed at end of The Who concert now on offer at US auction

04 April 2018

High at the top of any list of seminal moments in rock history will be Pete Townshend’s penchant for often destroying guitars at the end of a gig with The Who.


James Bond 'Thunderball' poster resurfaces in Texas

02 April 2018

Only a few examples of the rare four-part British quad poster for the 1965 James Bond movie 'Thunderball' exist in uncut form.


Seacrest library generates more sale gems

26 March 2018

A signed and dated 1839 first (second issue) of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby was one of many lots in a Heritage (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) sale of March 7 that came from the library of James Seacrest, a Nebraska publisher and philanthropist, that were sold to benefit charities.


Prices show the US comic effect

12 March 2018

Selling at $400,000 (£285,715), the original cover artwork for the 100th issue of Amazing Spider-Man comic led a recent three-day American comic and comic artwork auction that raised a total of around $7.2m (£5.14m).


Handbags at dawn: Dispute between Christie’s and Heritage Auctions over three handbag specialists heads to US court

23 February 2018

A dispute between Dallas-based Heritage Auctions and Christie’s over the employment of Matthew Rubinger and two colleagues is heading to a US court.


Great hopes for 'The Great Gatsby' at Heritage Auctions

19 February 2018

A signed and inscribed first edition of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has hopes of selling for as much as $100,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Rare Book auction on March 7 in New York.


‘No other auction house does this much business online’ says Heritage

05 February 2018

Heritage Auctions says more than half of its sales are now made through the internet.

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Heritage Auctions expand mobile app with PCGS tie-up

05 February 2018

Collectables specialist Heritage Auctions has announced a number of new developments to the Heritage Auctions app.

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The low-down on Heritage Auctions’ mobile coin app

05 February 2018

Texas-based fine art and collectables specialist Heritage Auctions announced a number of new developments to its mobile app last month. Advances included one-touch mobile bidding and an extension to the barcode scanning facility for coins.


Haul of $6m worth of Marvel and DC Comics are coming to auction in the US

25 January 2018

Heritage Auctions in Dallas is offering more than 1000 lots at its February 22 Comics auction including an original Spider-Man cover by artist John Romita Sr.

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Concerns over authenticity cause withdrawal of ‘world’s oldest Nobel Prize medal’ from New York auction

21 December 2017

Heritage Auctions has withdrawn from sale ‘the world’s oldest Nobel Prize medal ever offered at auction’ after doubts were expressed over its authenticity.

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Are today’s superhero movies creating a bubble for classic comics?

27 November 2017

The release this year of movies such as Justice League, Wonder Woman and, most recently, Thor: Ragnarok has brought added interest in the original comics, according to specialist at Heritage Auctions, Barry Sandoval.

Original Dracula film poster

Rare design for 1931 Dracula film sets movie poster record – watch Heritage Auctions specialist giving an expert’s view

21 November 2017

One of just two surviving movie posters for the 1931 horror classic ‘Dracula’ set a record for a movie poster at auction when it sold for a premium-inclusive $525,800 (£398,300). In this video released before the sale, director of vintage posters at Heritage, Grey Smith, discusses the film and the rarity of the poster.