Thank you for a great job with my posters. I’m thrilled with the price they realized. The photos were fantastic, the descriptions wonderful. I love the way the consignment page is set up.
I appreciated the fact you took the time to personally open and inspect the mail. I know you watched those posters until they were online. I appreciate how you’ve kept me informed every step of the way. I felt like I was on the auction floor. I appreciate all the behind the scenes work you did for me.
I want to thank you for the very fine-and I would say UNIQUE- service you have provided me over the past few years in the handling of my treasures. You have made the selling of parts of my collection a thoughtful and enjoyable experience-even more so than I could have imagined. It is in the following areas you have excelled:
Dedicated to work on my behalf. Promptly respond to inquiries. Personal review of my submitted items. Careful grading to insure accurate descriptions and estimates. Very knowledgeable. Personal interest in not only my collectibles, but also my interests. Additional research to fully realize each items value. Helpful in providing additional perspective for philatelic items including historical connections to philately. Attentive in recommending the best/most appropriate handling of my collectibles. Unsparing in time, allowing to completely discuss my collectibles and their disposition. Openly discuss material consigned, or to be consigned, and what might be good alternatives for their handling. Highest prices realized for my collections.
Again, it has been a genuine pleasure working with you, and I look forward to our ongoing working relationship.
I just recently consigned my coin collection which primarily consisted of silver dollars to Heritage auctions this past summer. I had purchased coins from Heritage for over a decade and after my first couple of purchases from them I became a regular and loyal client. I realized quickly that buying with Heritage was the way to go. I never had any issues ever with them and I made well over a hundred different purchases from them. Also by the way the people that work there are also top notch. So when it came to selling my coin collection I decided they were my first and only choice. They never disappoint. Excellent prices when selling through their auctions and you don’t even have to put any reserves on any coins. Simply the biggest company but more importantly the absolute best. Consign with Heritage when you’re ready to sell.
The last of the ‘Scotter Western Collection’ were sold last night and another set of very strong results!
I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks. Please feel free to use the figures for any publicity. You may manage to flush some more Westerns out of the woodwork.
All the best,
To get the most amount of money for your coins, you must go to an auction company such as Heritage. It really impressed me.
From day one, the staff at Heritage Auctions have been wonderful to work with. Aviva Lehmann, the Director of American Art in the New York office, was kind and professional. Aviva's personal touch - from coming to my home to pick up the painting, handing the paperwork, and keeping in touch throughout the auction process, was transparent and reassuring. Meredith Meuwly, of the Appraisals Services Department was quick and thorough in providing the retroactive appraisal needed for our records.
Of course, I wouldn't hesitate in directing any family and friends to Heritage when auction services are needed. Aviva, along with anyone else I've dealt with there, made what could be an intimidating process, completely pleasurable.
Thanks for everything Alissa! Working with you has been my pleasure. You took the time to hold my hand through the entire process and were careful to answer all of my questions as they arose. I will have to say, that for my first time placing an item for auction, the experience has been a pleasant adventure. You were more than willing to hold my hand through the process and we had satisfactory results. Should I ever decide to auction any other pieces, I will be certain to contact you again. Best of luck in the future!
I was very impresses with Heritage’s Fine Art auction. They did a fantastic job appraising my work’s value which at auction actually exceeded their estimates! Their professionalism and substantial collector base made me feel very comfortable listing my artwork with them. I will definitely use them again in the future.
Please accept my praise for the manner in which you and the entire Heritage team handled the recent sale of my beloved collection of the 58 varieties of 1794 large cents.
From the moment I decided to sell the collection my decision to employ Heritage Auctions had already been determined following the excellent handling of the 2011 sale of my Large Cent date set; The Al Boka Copperhead Collection.
With the superb catalog, a masterwork prepared by Mark Borckhardt, the sale was destined to meet all of my expectations; that it did, and then some. The catalog will surly become a must-have reference for future 1794 collectors.
The choice of Bob Merrill as auctioneer was a pleasant, unexpected perquisite. Bob is, in my opinion, the best in the business.
Be assured that I would highly recommend Heritage Auctions to any of my associates contemplating the sale of their collections.
Extremely pleased with results of auction. Wonderful job by you and your staff. Appreciate the personal attention you devoted to my consignment. Please send a special thank you to Bob Merrill for all the background research He did in preparing to call my lots. And THANK YOU to you again. Job well done, as I knew it would.
I am pleased with the process it was way easier than I had thought it would be and I feel confident that my coins are in the right hands. I also want to thank you again for all the time and help you have put forth during the process of getting me to get my coins to you. Now I will just wait and see what happens when the time comes. Thanks also for all the plain directions and descriptions of how it all works as well as what had to be done on my end. Take care.
As a consignor to your recent silver, art glass and fine art auction, I want you to know how pleased I am with my decision to consign with Heritage Auction Galleries. It was certainly a leap of faith for me to send my treasured Tiffany silver tea set off in the mail to you. However, I found that my faith was well placed when my set realized far more than the price that I was offered by a local dealer.
Please also extend my compliments to your cataloging and marketing staff. The catalog was truly beautiful, and I was indeed pleasantly surprised to find that my consignment graced the cover. I'm sure that I also benefited from the prominent placement of my tea set in some of your impressive print advertisements in various national publications.
At every stage of the consignment process, I was reassured by your product knowledge and professionalism. I appreciate all that you did to ensure that my consignment realized the highest possible price, and look forward to working with you again in the future.
My very successful experience with Heritage began with Katie's coming to see my beautiful Lavern table. She appreciated it and was well-informed about it. She answered every question with specificity and authority. During the following months I received informative emails and finally the good news that we got a good price. My initial contact to heritage place was initiated by a print ad in the LA Times. And yet, I felt I was in good hands from the very beginning thank you so much to the whole team.
Heritage Auction Sales staff performed an outstanding service to this first time consignor.
This pastel was brought over to the house by our client the night before the estate sale began. Our client left this piece among many other items in a small dimly lit hallway. When we arrived the morning of the sale to set up our register and do a few last minute pricings we found this beautiful piece. We knew right away that it was something special and after a couple of seconds of research we grabbed the phone and called Heritage Auctions for a second opinion. We were referred to Atlee Phillips, the Director of Texas Art. With our clients permission we took the piece to Heritage Auctions to solicit their expertise! At first sight Atlee was doubtful but hopeful of its authenticity; she took possession of the piece and insured it for $40k. It was authenticated quickly which increased the expected value to $60k; none of us would have imagined the auction would have brought as much as it did! Atlee was wonderful in marketing this piece and getting it the attention that Mr. Reaugh deserved.
We asked our client the history of this piece; however what he knew about it was minimal. From what he could remember his wife had owned it for years; although how it came into her possession was unknown. All her husband knew was that it wasn’t his taste so he decided to have us sell it. Of course he never dreamed it was worth more than a few hundred dollars. Thankfully he allowed us to consign the piece through Heritage as we were well aware of the fact that we would not have an estate sale customer walk in the door and spend $60k much less over $400k. We are very grateful to Heritage that they did such a wonderful job in finding this beautiful piece a new owner.
Obviously you are aware that I’ve been consigning a few million in coins and recently Leroy Neiman originals to Heritage Auctions. I’m very pleased with the auction results and the fine job that Heritage has been doing. Jim Stoutjesdyk is my contact and representative and has done a wonderful job assisting me with the sale of my coins. I just wanted you to know that he has gone beyond the usual responsibilities and has been there any time I’ve needed assistance. This can vary from changing reserves before the auction, helping with the documents that needed to be signed, helping me with wires and reserves, etc. He’s even helped me after hours and weekends and always responds to my emails and texts right away. I couldn’t ask for a better representative and I want you to know how dedicated Jim is.
Todd, thank you so much for your part in getting my brothers Amazing Spiderman #192 Cover Art sold.
You were very honest and up front and was right on as far as value, compared to others I inquired with prior to choosing Herritage Auctions to handle the sale!
My niece Kirsten and I are very happy with the result
If we run across anything else in my brothers archives that I feel is worth selling we will surely contact you and will recommend you and your organization to all!
I was very pleased to see the results of the auction of the Bears. I would like to comment on what a pleasure it is dealing with you I was unaware of the size and scope of your organization until I received the catalog. You displayed the highest level of professionalism and knowledge. The high price received is a direct reflection of your hard work and integrity. Heritage is fortunate to have you representing them.
I also am pleased and appreciate that 4 of my 5 photographs were placed. Regarding the one that did not sell, I’ll consider my options and let you know what direction I think is best.
During the process, as you are aware, I worked with Taylor Curry who did an excellent job of discussing and explaining each step. He was very easy to work with, attentive to details and maintained contact with me throughout. In my estimation Taylor exemplified professionalism and in that respect clearly added value to Heritage Auctions as their representative. I appreciate his involvement and was pleased that I was given the chance to work with him. It was a very positive experience for me.
Congratulations on a job very well done, on our recent auction. Heritage Auctions far exceeded expectations both as to dollar amounts and the number of sold lots. Steve and Jim and Aviva — you could never have done better even if you had a “magic wand” from the Wizard of Oz. Sue and I appreciate more than we can express to you, “in words” our deepest gratitude for you and your organization.
Again, Sue and I thank the three of you for your tremendous efforts and results you achieved.
When I began considering the sale of my collection of Mercury Dimes, I knew that many dealers would want to handle the transaction - after all, it was assembled with their astute help. Six different auction houses and dealers competed for the right to sell these wonderful coins. In the end, after careful investigation I chose the firm that I thought would do the best job and achieve the highest prices.
"My wisdom in selecting Heritage was confirmed by the unbelievable prices that you realized on my behalf 274% of Bluesheet, totaling $741,155. The results were astonishing - - Heritage sold my coins for double the most optimistic price that I had dreamed of! [Entire Letter]
Thank you so very much from both my Dad and I. We were so pleased with the whole process of consigning and selling through Heritage. It is very impressive how organized and thorough everything was, and we greatly appreciated knowing we could trust you all with our items. I know it helped Dad immensely as he's going through a tough time to know that he didn't need to worry about these items. For that peace of mind, thank you so much.
Dad is down-sizing his collection of everything- art, guns, rugs, furniture, smalls, a fine English snooker table, etc. Kind of "everything must go" at some point in the future, It's not a "fire sale" and we are not in a big hurry, but we are starting the process of downsizing for my dad and mom. I will be helping him sell these items as time goes on.
If I would like to use Heritage in the future, what other types of items would you accept? That would be great information for me to know and explore. We have a local antiques guy who is helping us out with a few items, but I have a feeling we will be using more than one source to try to sell all these items in the best possible venue.
Thank you again Jim- please tell your team a big thank you and we are so happy with the results.
I wanted to take a moment to express how pleased I have been with all my auction consignments handled by Heritage. On the two occasions I consigned retired registry sets your firm did an outstanding job in obtaining excellent prices. I was also pleasantly surprised by the fair prices you offered and the fast payment I received when I chose to sell other coins directly to Heritage.
Perhaps the best part of my consigning experience has been my realization that all consigners, large or small, receive the same personal service and attention to detail at Heritage. I can recall how you spent time with me to select realistic reserves for all my coins. All those coins subsequently sold.
One event in particular cemented my trust in Heritage. That was when one coin purchased at a Heritage auction could not be crossed to another grading company's holder. Heritage numismatists examined the coin, identified the problem and submitted the coin to NCS on my behalf. Thereafter you shepherded the coin through the grading process and it crossed successfully.
Thank you for all your help and I look forward to working with you again on future consignments.
From the first phone call to receiving the check in the mail , my transactions with Heritage Auctions were professional and pleasant. Phone calls, EMails, texts- all answered in a timely way.There was no such thing as a silly question . All dealings were positive and friendly, and the end result was a very successful sale .My family and I enjoyed the entire process.
Our experience during the consignment and auction process was very positive. We appreciated the personal interest that our Consignment Director, Mike Gutierrez, took in our particular situation and the effort he put in to make sure that things went well. Although there are still two additional auctions to go, we have realized nearly the maximum return that our outside appraiser thought was possible. We do not have any other items that we would need to auction but we would quickly recommend Heritage and Mike to any sports items seller.
Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job with the sale of my painting!
You were in touch with me the whole way, and I very much appreciate all your attention.
Good communication between staff & consignor - valued their professional advice on "reserves". My consignment performed better than I expected.
I loved meeting with Peter! Everything about that was great. Releasing my bracelets to him was easy and comfortable. I really enjoyed being able to watch the auction online also.
I contacted Heritage Auction House about auctioning our Olin Travis painting "Lakeside" and our W.R. Thrasher bluebonnett painting. Heritage was so knowledgeable about our paintings and answered all of our questions. They were also very understanding and respectful of our situation and our need to sell our family treasures.
From the time that I took our paintings to Heritage she kept in contact with me either by e-mail or by phone. We were very honored that "Lakeside" was featured on the front of the auction catalog and the article about it was accurate and exceptional.
As a first time consignor, I was very pleased with my experience with Heritage from the first call to cashing the check!
Another super auction! As a consignor, I am very pleased with the results.
Thank you for the fabulous job Heritage Auctions did with my Duchamp lot. I watched the auction on my computer and was thrilled with the hammer price. I am very satisfied with the way you took care of the sale, exhibiting the pieces and the page in your catalog. I will be recommending HA to my friends. Best regards, Sharon Cohen
Good evening. I want to take a moment to thank you and Heritage for the professional high quality auction that highlighted my Neil a Armstrong item. I am more than please with the results and enjoyed every moment of my consignment to Heritage. From start to finish it has been first class and enjoyed our phone conversation. Now that all has worked out well, I am going to re-visit some other items I may want to consign in the future from sports ( have many Graded T206 baseball cards ) as well as a signed documents from a few presidents ( LOA from JSA James Spence ). Again, my many thanks to you and your team.
May I express my appreciation for the fine job you and Heritage did in the sale of my collection at last years A & A and fall Long Beach Shows. Though I was unable to personally attend either sale, I can say otherwise that execution was trouble free from initial viewing of the collection to delivery to wired funds settlement. [Entire Letter]
We have been very pleased with our decision to consign our extensive comic book collection to Heritage Auction Galleries. It was Heritage's promised professionalism that attracted us. We have not been disappointed… It's an exciting, slightly unnerving venture for us, but we are comforted that Heritage is running our show.
I believe we have now concluded our items for auction and I want to again thank you for a job well done. Your professionalism prevailed through out the process for which I am so grateful. I was somewhat hesitant at first of shipping off to New York a box of items that were dear to me, but you made me feel comfortable that they would be secure and treated in a trusting manner. That gave me the confidence to go with you.
I was very impressed by the quality of the auction catalog. The bracelet was presented beautifully. I really can’t say how pleased I am that Heritage Auctions were able to get – what I truly believe – is the very best price for the bracelet. I could not be more pleased about your handling of the sale of the bracelet, and the whole process. It was an absolutely painless process.
Recently, Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. completed the sale of rare coins and gold bullion seized as a result of a dea investigation. I would like to take this opportunity to express dea's appreciation for the outstanding work and expertise your office provided in handling this sale. As you are well aware, the estimated direct sale value of these coins was placed at 1.7 million dollars. As a result of Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc., the coins actually brought in excess of 2 million dollars, a quarter of a million dollars in excess of the direct sale value. Needless to say, after working with you and your people and witnessing the sale firsthand, I have no doubt this success is attributable to your professionalism in the management and promotion of this valuable consignment.
When we were initially considering how best to liquidate these coins, we spoke to Lee Schaaf at the FDIC. Your expertise came highly recommended. Now I know why. The careful handling of the consignment, the energetic promotion to collectors and dealers through advertising and direct mail, the smooth organization of the sale and, of course, the stunning results stand as a testament that your reputation is well deserved. The next time another liquidation like this one comes along, I will certainly recommend Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. with complete confidence. Thank you for a thoroughly diligent and professional job. [Entire Letter]
I appreciate the comfort level when consigning with Heritage -- I know the job will be done right.
As a novice to the auction process, I appreciated Aron Meystedt's exceptional service and guidance. He was always quick in answering my questions and kept me up-to-date on the progress of my auction item. But most impressive was his ability to advertise my item (an arts related domain name) to targeted groups and highly visible auctions. My domain name sold for a good price! I would recommend Heritage Auction and especially Aron Meystedt to anyone interested in quality and professional auction services.
I was impressed and encouraged by the thoughtful, low key presentation you made — frank, no sales talk and no big promises. You gave me several alternatives and explained the pros and cons of each. I concluded that you were someone I could trust and that you would do a good job for me. And you sure did! [Entire Letter]
Hello, thank you so much, everything went great with Heritage selling the coins. I am pleased with how much the coins sold for.
I wanted to thank you and your team for an amazing experience with HA. My mother and father in laws were overwhelmed with joy after I told them the final hammer price realized for their cards. I must admit it was pretty exciting for me when I was tracking the live auction on Thursday. They may have a few more BW cards and possibly other items in their attic. I will certainly notify you if anything turns up. Again, thank you for your expertise, guidance through the auction process and for getting them top dollar for the cards.
It is with great pleasure and no reservation that I am writing this letter to you. In the course of selling coins over the past few years you have been my contact. At all times I found you knowledgeable, interested in the coins, and you placed each coin in the right auction. You treated me with honesty and respect, and my Heritage experience is very positive. Thank you for all you have done for me.
By consigning to your auction and with the generous advance you allowed me to meet my financial obligations which got Karyn and me into our new house!!
On behalf of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, I wish to extend our appreciation to you for over $925,000.00 realized from the above subject auction. This amount realized was approximately $110,000.00 more than we anticipated. [Entire Letter]
I want to thank you and your colleagues at Heritage for the special attention you gave to the listing and sale of my items in the recent sports collectible auction. From the outset and my initial contact with you at Heritage I have been treated courteously. You have taken extra care in assuring me that the experience would be a positive one. And, as it turned out it was very positive. My items sold at or around the estimated values you set and I was kept informed throughout the entire process. I am very appreciative of the effort put forth by you and your colleagues on my behalf.
It is with a sense of tremendous gratitude that I wish to convey my sincere appreciation to you for the manner in which you managed the recent sale of my currency collection. [Entire Letter]
I recently consigned a coin to the Heritage Signature Sale in Long Beach, California on September 23, 2005. I consigned my coin and worked with Sam Foose, Consignment Director. Sam was very helpful and understood my goals. I have worked with Sam in the past. He is a knowledgeable and great guy to work with. I can't say enough about the man.
The coin I consigned to the signature sale sold for over double the price of my reserve. When I heard the hammer price of the coin, I could not believe it!
I highly recommend Heritage Auctions, Inc. to anyone consigning coins. Their catalogues are superior in quality and design; the history of the consigned coins is excellent, interesting and informative and the Internet is very helpful! I feel Heritage Auction, Inc. has some of the best people in the industry working for the company, from the management down to those helping you view the coins.
Thank you so much for all the work and effort you put in the Hellinger material. It really showed. You did a wonderful job sorting and presenting the material, thank you. And thank you too for keeping us informed. You made us feel right at home.
Thank you for embracing us so warmly, we really had a lot of fun with you. Heritage helped us feel we served the memory of our uncle with respect for his life's work and Heritage reflected that respect. You make a great team and gave us all a most memorable experience. We hope to work with you again some time in the future.
The winning price has been called on the final coin of the last sale My one remaining need is to try to put into words the gratitude of my family for all you and Heritage have done for us over the past two years. I would start with our first conversation when I decided to approach the idea of selling my collection, and how you eased me into it by presenting just enough details to be comforting and enticing, stopping well short of baffling and intimidating. But I guess I should really go back much further and pay tribute to the many years of association we had during my active collecting period. I always knew, because of Heritage’s reputation, my friendship with you, Todd, and Him, and the way I was treated, that if the unimaginable – a sale of all my coins – would occur, it would be Heritage that would handle it.
Following your presentation of ideas for the sale should I decide to go ahead with it – the four spaced auctions with the “sets” coins placed among the first three and the last containing dupes and miscellaneous pieces; your plans for organizing the coins for transport to Dallas; marketing and publicity programs you would undertake – Anne, Eugene, and I felt perfectly at ease with the concept of the sale and even more importantly the emotional decision itself. Once made, the process that followed was smooth and fun, and before we knew it there was the momentous day in the bank vault with Mark and the heroics of inventory and shipping. Sessions with your kind and skillful publicity colleagues resulted in a truly surprising and wonderful magazine article, the coins were showcased at national numismatic events, article followed article in the coin-world press, the first beautiful catalog began to take shape, and before we knew it Gardner and I came off flawlessly and successfully in May 2014.
Gardner II, III, and IV all showed the same impeccable standards of Heritage’s professionalism as did the first, along with what I believe are distinguishing hallmarks of your firm – the warmth and consideration accorded our family and the respect shown to my collection by everyone with whom we came into contact. You have not just a fine firm but a collection of outstanding individuals whom we consider ourselves privileged to know and now consider friends.
From me, and from my heart, I just say thank you for a great job of bringing my collecting life to a gratifying close.
Both my contacts were professional & courteous. I found it reassuring that your appraisal of my coin was realistic.
This is a most satisfied customer's testimonial of a true gentleman in today's era. It is rare that one encounters through the course of life a person which one has read in childhood' s classics or seen in movies of old. Jim Jelinski is just such a man!
After hearing about Heritage auctions, I decided to give them a call as I wanted to consign some collectables (coins) and left a message. A person answered back after a few days and did not seem too interested but just told me to send the coins to so and so address. I was not satisfied with the reply and did not heed. After a month I tried again and chose Jim instead and he called back the same day and was really eager and charming. Jim explained to me all the ins and outs of the consignment and would repeatedly ask if I had other questions and if not now, do not hesitate to pick the phone up and ask as many times whichever question I had. I knew at once this was a perfect professional, even more!
I at once packed a big box of slabbed coins and mailed it out to Dallas care of Mr Jim Jelinski. Once the coins were there, Jim informed me right away and was on it thereforth. During the course, I pounded Jim with so many questions and he never once made me feel awkward or silly but answered sometimes again and again the same questions with full attentiveness and delicacy that was really impressive. Those are the kind of Americans that had at one time impressed the globe although now few to find.
Now I have sent my second batch and will be preparing a third. Jim and I have developed more a son - father type relationship as he also coaches a hockey team and we here in Canada are hockey fanatics. Jim is very knowing and caring - a huge asset to Heritage Auctions and a prize for the clients. I thank you for being such that you are and may more be born like you in the future to come.
We’ve been meaning to email you, but figured you had your hands full with this auction. We watched it live and ALMOST didn’t survive the bidding... I don’t think either of our hearts have ever pounded so hard. I was at work and Kevin was at home, so we were each watching on our laptops while on the phone with each other. When it was over I asked Kevin what he thought and he burst into tears. I certainly didn’t expect that....so of course, I burst into tears as well. I wasn’t sure if he was happy, or feeling super-guilty, and I was really worried about him. I kept asking if he was ok, and when he stopped crying he said, “We can do a lot for Aiden with that.” :-) So I am SO relieved he was very happy with the outcome (as was I)!!!
Thanks again for all your hard work, advertising, promotion, etc. Your auctioneer also did a BEAUTIFUL job “talking up” the ball...we were really impressed with her, and thankful as well. Tell her “thank you” for us. Thanks to ALL of you, from the bottom of our hearts!!!
Hi Alissa, you are a Super Auctioneer! I was on line watching for about 30 minutes before mine came up and had no idea what was about to happen. It seemed there was a hesitation when bidding started and I felt a little worried I had made the wrong decision in offering it at auction. My jaw dropped and I was stunned as the bidding started and kept going. I was shaken and could only close my eyes and bow my head over my laptop realizing how this would affect my situation in such a positive way. My sincere thanks and appreciation for the professionalism in handling, promoting, and selling my painting. I am so greatfull to you Alissa, and Meagen, and the Heritage team for a job well done!
Thanks for dropping me a line and giving me an update! I hope all is well with you! I'm very pleased with how you run the auctions and am certain to consign coins at future events. Thanks again for everything!
Thank you so much for all your work on the Fajita painting! You are so easy to work with as well as fast, efficient and professional. Because of your stellar service, I will be confident to recommend Heritage Auctions again!
When I began searching for an auction house for classic books I own, my first choice has been by far the best. Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
Several years ago I inherited a painting that I decided to sell. I contacted the five major auction houses with photos of the painting and a brief description.
I decided to go with Heritage Auctions when I received a prompt reply from Alissa Ford, her interest, enthusiasm, and knowledge made me feel that this would be the right company to use.
Using Alissa's advice, we had some repairs made to the painting and set the estimated price on the low side, a strategy to pull in more bidders.
The strategy worked beautifully as we were able to get a very good price, I will always be grateful.
It's been almost two years now since I first made contact with Heritage Auctions to find out information about a collection of Civil War collectables which had been left in my care by my late father. For several years, the documents, letters, and photos had been in a trunk in my garage. My fear was that they, not being treated for archival preservation, would continue to deteriorate.
In a professional and friendly manner, you were particularly helpful in helping me to decide which items might be appropriate for auction. You guided me through every step of the process and kept me informed about pertinent listings and dates of the auctions. Furthermore, your approximated monetary value assessment for the items was quite accurate. Because of our interactions by phone and email, I have been entirely comfortable that the items would be handled in a way which preserves their historical value.
There have now been two auctions that contained items I have consigned. In both events, I was extremely pleased with how the items were presented online and in your catalogs. Your company's research was much more thorough than my own so I learned much that I hadn't known previously.
In October, one last document that I left in your care will be auctioned. But you can be assured that if I possess other items worthy of auction, you would be the first person I would contact.
The humble lots consigned to your Bullet sale (by me) were pleasantly, courteously, and professionally accepted by your staff.
As I told you yesterday during our telephone conversation, I am terminating my coin collecting after years of enjoyment. As you know, Heritage Auctions played an important role part in my buying and selling of my coins. The beautiful books listing the coins in an upcoming auction were always a pleasure to peruse. The bidding process was easy do and I always enjoyed the live auction on the web site.
The sale of some of my collection was an easy process, especially with your help. Heritage Auctions provides collectors a reliable service and is a useful way to manage their collections.
I watched your stunning auction live on the internet. I'd braced myself, having decided I'd be satisfied if we hit the reserve price for "The Texas Queen."
When we sailed past that milestone, I wondered if we'd get above $100,000, officially the realm of "beyond my wildest expectations." The rest of the auction
seemed to unfold in dreamy slow-motion. I sat agog, my jaw resting comfortably on my lap. Y'know, I could get used to having my works sell at world
record prices; it does a soul good.
So, yep Frank, thank you for all you did to find The Texas Queen its new home....and obviously it has found a fine new home as evidenced by the price
the new owner was willing to pay. I'm a firm believer that great works of art are simply on sort of a cosmic loan,never really owned. They just choose a
nice individual who they are convinced will care for them well, and they sit down for a spell. I had the privilege of loving and daily enjoying the painting for
all the years I had it in my care. The Texas Queen must have appreciated my husbandry; it paid me a great compliment by causing such a stir in the art
community and rewarding me so handsomely.
And it is not lost on me that your fingerprints are all over the success of the sale. You took exceptional care in promoting the painting, getting the word out,
giving the artwork more than ample attention. That the sale was a world record is very much a result of the effort and care you put into the sale and should be
considered a salute to you.
From my first meeting with Karen Sampieri, I had a sense of confidence. Karen is professional and knowledgeable. Karen and her staff are responsive and helpful. They have kept me informed of the auction results.
It has been a pleasure working with Heritage Auction and I hope to work with them on other estate auctions in the future. I look forward to an on-going relationship with Heritage Auction.
As a new user of Heritage Auctions for their Space Auctions, I have submitted items in two auctions The results were excellent. The results exceeded what I had thought the prices would realize. I am also pleased with their payment schedule. I certainly will submit other items to be placed in the Heritage Auctions.
Wow, you are good! I am impressed (as always) by your workmanship as well as by your understanding and passion for American Art. I am glad the photography auction did so much better than it looked from the room. My auction experience has always been in pretty much filled rooms with many phone lines operated, so I think I just lept to judgment. Looking forward to previewing the American Art -- our gallerie's area of knowledge and interest -- this evening. The catalogue has some beauties! And your friendship, as well as your excellent work, means a lot too.
As this was my first time working with an auction house, I had no idea what to expect. I was a little reserved, because I had found the information about Heritage Auctions on the internet. But from the first time Aviva Lehmann contacted me, she made me feel very comfortable about the idea of selling my painting through Heritage. And when I finally met her in person, she treated me like an old friend!
Aviva guided me through each and every step of the selling process and made suggestions that she thought would benefit the sale of my painting. She had gained my complete trust, so following her advice was a no-brainer. And WOW, did it pay off! Overall, this was an extraordinary experience; one that I would gladly do again! Thank you, Aviva, thank you Heritage Auctions!
Just want let you how pleased my family and I are about the outcome of the auction. The results exceeded our expectations by approximately 50%, and we are so happy that we went with Heritage Auction for the sale of the coins. I also want to thank you for sending me the two catalogues of the auction.
Thank you for your help with my recent sale. Heritage Auctions was great to work with, as a first time seller you helped step by step to guide me to an extremely successful sale. The outcome of the auction far exceeded my best hopes and would not likely have been as successful with out your sound advice on where to present the coin and how best to set the reserve. Throughout the process your availability, support and knowledge were exceptional. After the sale, payment was on schedule as promised and the whole experience was truly first rate. I look forward to working with Heritage in the future and again thank you for all your help.
After speaking with Mr. Jim Jelinski, I decided it was time to consign my husband's coin collection. It was a difficult decision because Dale had loved his collection and I knew it had to be in the hands of professionals who were also sensitive to the issues of a widow. Throughout the process I found Mr. Jelinski to be knowledgeable about coins and patient with my many questions (some he anticipated), including helping me learn to navigate your computer-friendly online sire. I know I would not have consigned with Heritage if I had not had such positive telephone conferences with him.
I remember being nervous before meeting Leo Frese and David Mayfield. They met me at my bank to appraise the collection and I was immediately put at ease when they exhibited the same enthusiasm for coins that I had always felt from my husband. They did not pressure me and acted with great courtesy and professionalism.
All but one of the consignable coins have been sold. And when I am ready to let go of the 1856 flying Eagle, I will call you. I have the highest regard for your company and look forward to doing business with Heritage in the future.
I was thrilled to find a comic book from my adolescence that I thought I'd lost -- a well-read copy of Amazing Fantasy #15. It's been 50 years (gulp!) since I collected comics, so my only impulse was to find the best price at auction for this collector's item that I could manage. A still-active collector friend pointed me to Heritage, so I sent a message about my find to them via their website. I don't think five minutes had gone by before Matt Griffin, comics consignment manager at Heritage, called me back to express HA's interest in handling my auction. Over the ensuing days, Matt "held my hand" through all the stages of advising, shipping, and follow-up; he was super-prompt and cheerful about getting back to me at other times as well, no matter how trivial my enquiry. Before too many weeks had passed, my AF15 was graded, showcased in HA's impressive print catalog for the upcoming Signature Auction, and opened up for online bidding. What a thrill to watch the bidding unfold over the next two weeks ... and finally to view the auction in real-time, thanks to HA's streaming-video setup. I'm very happy to endorse HA's well-thought-through approach to their Signature Auction prospects and clients.
I wish to express my sincere gratitude to both you and Jim Wolf for counseling me so well with regard to the watches I just sold at auction with Heritage. The results truly exceeded my expectations, and for this, you both deserve all the credit. Jim, I shall continue to count on your good advice and friendship as I continue to buy and sell coins, jewelry, and sports memorabilia. Please do look me up when you are in South Florida.
I have been remiss in not sending this email earlier. Regarding Atlee Phillips, HA head of Texas art: she is the most knowledgeable and trustworthy consultant I believe HA has on staff. My husband and I are seasoned dealers and astute collectors who are capable enough to purchase antiques on our own. When we stray from the fields of knowledge we find dealers we trust to aid us in our purchases. Paying too much is not bad, buying something that it is not as represented, is. We have a high enough comfort level with Atlee to ask her what she thinks is good and possibly overlooked in her auctions. Time and again she has given us trusted information. We have bought several paintings she has pointed out, kept some and sold others and made a profit. There are very few consultants anywhere in the country who are as competent as she. She is one of HA's best assets and it would be a very sad day if she ever chose to leave. I hope to have a long relationship with Atlee and cherish her knowledge and expertise in the art field.
When dad auctioned off some of his items with Heritage Auctions, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Now that it's been several months since the auction, I still can say that I am thoroughly impressed. Heritage auctions is more than just an auction business. They are in the 'preserving history' business as well. Take a look at these great videos presented by them about dad's memories on coach Lombardi. On a personal note that many people wouldn't know. Dad had lost one of his best friends to cancer just as this series of videos was made. This was a really tough period for dad. You can see it in his face and posture. But as a true professional he plugged on. Proud of dad. Proud of Heritage Auctions. Proud of the Lombardi Era.
I want to commend Calvin Arnold, Director, and Sports Cards expert in your Beverly Hills office. I'm a relatively new client at Heritage, and Calvin has helped make me a Big fan in just a few months. His expertise has gone way beyond looking at the cards I bring in (and he has politely taken the time to look at
all of them, even when there are a lot of stinkers to look at!). He and I have talked longer term investing strategy, which I really appreciate. He is very candid, which I also appreciate. I am looking for honest opinions, and he gives them. I intend to expand the types of business I do at Heritage, and Calvin
deserves the credit for this.I also want to compliment your IT guys on the bidding site, it really is easy to use.
Dear Mr. Rohan,
Recently I decided to research the sale of a historic family heirloom of one hundred and sixty-four years. I had no experience with the auction consignment process and after consulting with private collectors and Heritage Auctions, I felt confident that the auction process would realize the greatest value to my family.
I found Heritage online and called to explain my need. I was forwarded to Tom Slater and he explained the relationship we would have throughout the consignment process. I was apprehensive about turning over a valuable and significant item that I protected for over forty-one years, but Tom eased my concerns and made the decision to auction my property less stressful. I was convinced that consignment was the best avenue to follow; what I didn't expect was the commitment made by Heritage to market my property.
Heritage supplied historical background research about the Henry Clay medal and discovered more information that I, and my family, did not know about it. They found the perfect auction - Lincoln and His Times - for its inclusion, and published persaonlized marketing materials that enhanced the number of possible purchasers.
The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
Henry C. List
I’m a British artist and designer working in the field of contemporary furniture and fiber arts. Katie Nartonis recently made a visit to my new studio in downtown LA - within just a few months she sold one of my new pieces at Heritage’s 20th & 21st Century Design Auction, in Dallas!
During her visit we’d a really fun discussion. She encouraged me to talk about my latest collection, and she was able to make reference to my work in relation to the wider field of the decorative arts, which was interesting and enlightening.
I wasn’t expecting it, so was excited when she asked to have a piece to sell at Auction. We quickly chose a piece, discussed prices, packing, shipping and photography: it was all so quick and easy.
Once the photo and the text were in the online catalogue I wanted changes and additions made. Katie worked with me on both and within 24 hours a new photo and excellent text were in the catalogue. I was really pleased with the outcome and the way she worked with me on this. I appreciated being treated like a colleague on this project.
Katie has huge expertise in our field of the decorative arts, and what’s interesting to me is that she has an individual focus that’s unique to her. Her professional manner is upbeat and pleasant. I look forward to working with her again and feel I’ve made a new friend.
Thank you for your note and the confirmation that everything we consigned has been sold and the account can be closed. My brother Jim and I agree that you and Heritage did a good job for us on the liquidation of our father's coin collection. He spent a lifetime amassing that collection but, had we endeavored to sell it without your support, it would have taken us at least 10 lifetimes, i.e. it would have been impossible. With best regards and much appreciation.
Been a few years, thought I would say hello. Congratulations on your company growth in the interim - quite phenomenal, well done! Your guys - especially Todd Hignite - are a good group. Sold a page today with you and was very happy with the result, thank you! Todd has always been a gentlemen.
Thank you, Heritage Auctions, for your service and dependability. Sam Foose accurately evaluated my coins for sale. The coins realized close to all his forecasts. Heritage Auctions is an honest, fair company. My trust in them is based on their keeping promises and following through on all my concerns. The business practices of Heritage Auctions are amazing. Payment for realized prices was sent as promised. And a full description and photo was available on the extensive web site. Everyone at Heritage Auctions was knowledgable and friendly. I recommend Heritage Auctions to handle and sell coins.
Hello, I was very pleased when you handled the sale of my husband’s coin collection. I hope all is well with you and your family.
I can only state that I am more than pleased with the results obtained by Heritage Auctions in marketing my Kondos painting. From beginning to end they had the confidence they would do the best job and they were correct. Another major house refused the work stating it was too unique for the artist. Heritage saw that as an advantage! And it was.
Thank you again for your excellent work.
We were comfortable through the whole process because of the friendly yet professional approach Heritage took, from shipping instructions to the contract… When we received the catalog featuring our strip, we were thrilled – it was a great way to keep a memory of something that had been in our family for years, and we found the rest of the catalog fascinating and well-written as well… The end result was more than worth it – even after Heritage's reasonable commission, we realized more than your estimate had been!
HA has done an excellent job in selling my domain NL.com for a very good price. This domain had been in other auctions before where it did not sell. HA is a traditional auction house, they set up their auctions slightly different from typical domain auctions. This works well, it seems to be a good mix of old age (live bidding in a prestigious hotel) and new age (online bidding). Their director of IP, Aron Meystedt, has a background in domain investment so he understands both worlds. I found it very easy to work with him. And the end result counts: HA found me a buyer for a price that makes me happy.
I would like to thank HA and Alissa Ford for helping me with the consignment process of my painting. My experience with HA and especially Alissa has been wonderful. All of my questions (and I had many), were patiently answered by Alissa. The information that was collected about my painting by Alissa with the help of Mr. Fenn and others is so fascinating. I am grateful to have learned more about the painting than I knew. I want to thank Alissa for keeping the facts of how the painting came into my possession in the article of "Fine Art Connoisseur" Magazine. It was beautifully written and touches me deeply. Alissa and Heritage House, thank you so much for your care of my painting, for your kindness in helping me through the process, and the experience of your company and the excellent service. I am very pleased with the final sale of my painting.
The folks at Heritage have always given their best in regards to my consignments and have assisted me time and time again.
Six auctions have completed, comprising about 25% of the estimated value of my consignment. I am quite pleased, as results are roughly 15% ahead of my expectations. While I do not expect to remain at +15% while the more valuable coins are auctioned at FUN, I am confident that I made the right decision to work with you and Heritage. And so I want to express my gratitude for all of your help. Thanks so much.
My recent experience with Heritage Auctions was the first time I have put items up for auction. I approached it with some trepidation but Katie Nartonis guided me through with warmth,clarity and ease.
She was responsive, energetic and available and helped me greatly. To my delight, most of the lots sold and Katie navigated an advance for me quickly. I am impressed with the beautiful publicity that was presented for my lots.
I am deeply pleased by my experience with Ms Nartonis and Heritage Auctions. And I truly look forward to working with her again.
I want to thank you for the way your company handled the sale of our autograph book and Lincoln hair. These items had been in our family for 150 years and it was a very difficult decision for me to sell them. I contacted Tom Slater and my wife and I went to Dallas to speak with him about the possibility of selling these items. Tom gave us a tour of your building and introduced us to many people in many different fields assuring us as to the professionalism of Heritage Auctions. Tom came to my house in Cleburne where we discussed the possibility of the sale. We examined several different family documents, old stocks and papers. Tom assured me that if we allowed Heritage Auctions to sell the autograph album and Lincoln hair that they would be handled professionally and with care. We would not have made the decision we did without the professionalism and understanding of Tom Slater. Sandra wrote up a nice article about our items and their presentation in the catalogue were very professional. The presentation was so good I wanted to buy them myself. It was very sad for me to sell these items but it is time for the family to move on.
I cannot begin to describe how pleased I am about choosing to consign my family's heirlooms with Peggy for the Heritage Signature Jewelry Auction. She could not have been more informed, professional, gracious and generous with her time to see that every promise she represented to me was seamlessly surpassed in its execution. It was lovely meeting you in New York and seeing you again in Beverly Hills, and I thank you with all my heart for the magnificent job performed by you and your team to see that the auction results (mine in particular ;) would be as successful as they turned out to be.
Thank you Joe. I am very happy with the outcome. We (my brother Val and me) are very grateful to you and your wife for treating us and the book so nicely and helping make all of this possible. My father would've been pleased.
Thanks for the note. Everything has gone just as you outlined at our meeting so far. We actually attended the ANA meeting and were there when the 1850 double eagle was auctioned. We also followed the bidding online yesterday here in Salt Lake for the other 3 coins - great fun. Prices realized met or exceeded our expectations. Thanks so much for your help.
When both my mother and father were diagnosed with dementia and went into full time care facilities, my family was overwhelmed with both emotion and paperwork. My parents didn't have any assets to speak of so we had to sell the family home to attend to their care. In their home we found tons of coins, all in different packaging and in varied condition. We had them appraised by a dealer in our home town but weren't sure what to do.
Then, we met Sarah Miller at Heritage Auctions in New York. Sarah is a gem. She was friendly and kind but also had a knowledge of coins that was astounding. Just looking at them, she was absolutely accurate about the most minute detail about each coin before even looking it up. And there were not just run-of-the-mill coins but very rare ones as well.
She appraised them at the same cost as the dealer in our home town which was reassuring but also told us that by selling with HA, we would be selling to the world, with lots of marketing so we had a chance to make more than what the home town dealer was willing to offer us (so he'd make a good spread.) She set us a ease and set us up to win. She knew certain coins would do better if they were CAC certified but she told us not to waste our money on certifying others that would not make a difference.
The HA website was so easy to use and we could see the pre-auction bids coming in, which was exciting. Sarah had suggested we wait to sell the coins at one of the best coin conventions in the US. The day of the live auction, I was traveling but with the HA website, was able to live-stream the auction and watch our coins sell.
From start to finish, HA, and Sarah Miller in particular, made this process smooth and actually fun. Sarah answered every question I had before, during and after the auction and HA updated me constantly about the status of my lot (including when I would be paid).
During such a rough time for our family, Heritage Auctions and Sarah Miller took one thing off our plate and treated my parents legacy with the utmost respect and dignity.
Thank you, Sarah and HA!
I wanted to thank you, Mark and everyone at Heritage who was involved in the auciton of my complete Sheldon variety set of Large Cents. The collection was a true love of mine. What I most appreciated was how thorough you were when we initially met, how you were conservative in your estimates, not trying to get me to consign by giving false expectations, and then for delivering above and beyond on your commitment to me of a wonderful marketing campaign and a first rate catalog and photos, all of which resulted in a final total price realized that was nicely higher than what you had told me to expect.
Selling the collection was a major decision for me, but since the set was complete, I felt the time was right. Thank you for a flawless experience from start to finish. I am most grateful.
I would also like to thank your auction company for the promotion of the auction and was pleasantly surprised by the number of bidders who attended, as well as the prices realized. It was a pleasure doing business with you. [Entire Letter]
Total proceeds from the sale of my collection were only a few dollars short of equaling Gray Sheet" ask! An amount significantly in excess of what a dealer would offer. In fact, even after commissions, the net proceeds were far more than I expect a dealer would have offered. As a result, I believe using Heritage was one of the smartest financial decisions I ever made." [Entire Letter]
I hope this finds you doing well. I just received a call from Mary Sheridan, whose late husband’s small collection of guns in Palm Desert you took care of. She had just received her check, and was calling to tell me how very pleased she is with every aspect of her dealings with Heritage – your expertise and assistance, the accuracy of the estimate range, the paperwork explaining all the details, the check arriving right when expected, etc.
Alissa made the consignment and auction of my art informative, easy and fun. Her knowledge and in-depth research provided very accurate and up-to-date information about current market conditions for my specific artists, subject matter and style of paintings. In fact, I decided to auction one of the gems of my collection based on what I learned. I was pleased with the Heritage Auctions process and would highly recommend Alissa Ford to my friends and colleagues.
I just got the preliminary auction results from Heritage. I just wanted to thank you both for all your assistance in bringing my items to auction and your help in making it a success. I will definitely consider using Heritage again, as I have other items that might benefit from being offered at auction.
I just read your notification of the final sale of my dear old Peanuts strips. I am stunned, I am in tears, I can't believe my good fortune, but most of all.... I am forever grateful to you, Ed. Your advice and always encouraging words have made my day and certainly my year. 2014 was a tough time for me but discovering you and having your guidance and help every step of the way will keep me smiling for a long time to come.
I have copies of the strips which I plan to frame and put back on the wall where the originals were. Underneath I will frame a copy of the coming Heritage check with a notation: "I used to have the originals of these - this is why I don't anymore". Little old ladies like me seldom have windfalls like this. I'm taking your advice and hope to take a trip (or 2) to places I've always wanted to see and never thought I would. I'll be 83 in September so it's now or never.... thanks to you, Heritage, Charles Schultz and John Dirks - IT'S NOW !!
I hope you and your lady have found a lovely home in Dallas. Fill it with love and laughter for as long as you can (love being the key word here). I feel as if I know you personally so you should know that you and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. You'll forever be streaming bestest hopes and joyful wishes.
Hi Mark and Todd,
I wanted to thank you both for all the great work on the auction of my Walkers. It was a long, nerve-wracking process but Heritage was competent, professional and responsive at all points.
Sarah in New York and Kim Cook were both great in their roles and I wanted to make sure you are aware of it. Thanks again and I look forward to working with you again.
I contacted both Sothebys and Christies and the both said it would be difficult to sell my painting.
I contacted Alissa at Heritage and she went right to work.
The consignment process was very simple and the piece sold at the top of the range. The price actually exceeded my expectations.
Needless to say I am extremely satisfied with Ms. Ford and Heritage Auction house and will use their services in future.
I was very pleased with the outcome of Friday's auction. I enjoyed watching the process on video and was very impressed with the mix of informality and professionalism; which I know takes years of practise.
You guys are very, very good.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anybody else who may have something interesting to sell. I hope we can do business again in the future.
Consigning fine art can be a touch-and-go experience, but Alissa's knowledge and professionalism made my experience with Heritage a real pleasure. I am not only a happy first-time consignor, I will be returning! Thank you for the wonderful experience.
You helped me sell 2 Wieghorst paintings which my father acquired from Olaf on the movie set of John Wayne’s movie McClintock. I can’t thank you enough for the effort you put forth in selling the paintings. The auctioneer really personalized the paintings and told a lot about them. My mother felt good about selling them with Heritage. She said it was like a tribute to my father and whomever bought them probably appreciated them and gave them a good home. Thanks again for the hard and professional work you’ve done on our past items.
I want to thank you for the assistance you have given me in the auction of the "gems" of my United States currency. The level of service and support you gave me in the consignment of these notes made the entire process easy for me. The descriptions and images in the catalog for the FUN auction resulted in the excellent prices that I received. Heritage has firmly established themselves as the best auction firm to do business with. I have some more small notes and fractional currency to sell but I believe that I will wait for now. As always, it is a pleasure doing business with you.
Thank you so much for making this deal happen. HA is a world class organization that will continue to get my business as a collector, history buff, and numismatist. Jerod did a great job of continuing the negociation to conclusion. Bob continues to do a superb job as my PPC at HA. Last, Todd, thank you so much for providing leadership and help while on travel.
The item is mailed as of today. The HA buyer got a great item at a good price.
Today remittance for the Tufts vs Harvard football ticket arrived. I am completely satisfied, more to the point, absolutely ecstatic, about not only the proceeds but the wonderful professional manner every aspect of my little consignment was handled. As I likely mentioned to you early on, I have no real connection with sports memorabilia and collectibles and my little ticket appeared to be almost lost among the hundreds of other more appealing items. Since the closing of the sale I realized that it was of appeal to at least several bidders and am quite pleased it did get a new and proper 'home.' Should anything else come my way that could be of value to your customers, I will certainly make sure you receive it for sale. Best personal regards, and with many thanks.
When things started to go south in my business, I decided it was time to sell some of my cherished art collection. I had no idea where to start, what the pieces were worth today and, frankly, who to trust in this mater. I searched the internet to get some ideas as to their value and came across Heritage Auctions. I wholeheartedly recommend Heritage Auctions to anyone interested in selling their art, coins, books or any of the specialty items they handle.
I was pleased at the results the anacs 1934 s vam 3 selling for more than $3000 was a shock and the eagles also did better than I expected. I could not have done better anywhere else. Thank you for your help.
To Whom it concerns at Heritage Auctions,
In going through my late brothers’ estate, I ran across coins and a painting. I had no idea where to go to sell the painting which looked to me like it might be valuable. I started looking for what the coins might be worth online and happened on “cointrackers.com”, which seemed to be trustworthy to deal with. Their site suggested Heritage Auctions as a trustworthy, knowledgeable auction house.
Heritage Auctions made it an effortless experience to go through the process of an appraisal. Alissa Ford, Director of Western & California Art, notified me quickly with clear instructions on what to do if I chose to auction the painting. I was nervous, this being the first time I had ever auctioned anything, but soon relaxed as Alissa was continually in contact about the whole process. But the best surprise of all came the last few days of bidding when everything began to move fast. I was very pleased with the results and with the professionalism of Alissa and Heritage Auctions! I will definitely auction with them again.
I just spoke with Win Callender and he informed me that it was your suggestion that the coin be moved to the Long Beach Auction. I wanted to thank you in writing for this ingenious move. The coin brought one of the highest prices for a PCGS MS 62 Flowing Hair Dollars in a long while.
I would also like to say thanks for Win Callender who has help me make well informed decisions in my coin purchases. It don't get much better than that, he's practically error free in my opinion.
I also wanted you to know that Heritage Auctions is exclusively the place where I consign to sell coins.
I just wanted you to know what Heritage means to me and I am very thankful for all you and your staff has done for me.
I hope you got my phone message about how thrilled we were at the results of our sale. I know that you had a great deal to do with it and we thank you very much. We have now sold all clocks and watches from my dad’s collection, and we have kept a few for ourselves, family and friends. Without your help, I don’t think we would have been nearly as successful on the prices, but more than that, we have peace of mind that we did the best we could do for our dad.
It has been such a pleasure working with you, and I’m very happy with the results of the sales … You were so “on target” with your estimates ... Great job! This is my first experience with Heritage, and it has been great. I really feel that the marketing was outstanding …. I appreciate all of your work, your expert advice, and the “hand-holding” as I ventured out into the world of the consignments & auctions for the first time! This whole experience has been such an education... and so much fun! I know you are busy and have much yet to do, but I did want to thank you for all you did to contribute to a very enjoyable experience!
I was very leery of doing this since my Dad's items had been in the family for over 30 years after his death and I felt I would pass them on to my children. After seeing other people put their material up for sale and a couple other factors I thought it was time to possibly sell the lot I had. Thanks to meeting Lei Dunbar she felt we couldn't do better than going with Heritage. End of the story is that all went extremely well and I was more than satisfied with our results. After having been hounded by these shops around the country that wanted to buy world series rings or bats, etc., I know for a fact that the sale by Heritage was way beyond what I was offered by other people. If I had to do it over again, I would absolutely choose Heritage again.
We went to the movies this afternoon and when we left the house, the auction looked as if our painting had been passed over and DID NOT SELL. I was going to send you a note tomorrow to say that we had enjoyed meeting and working with you and hoped that you were not too disappointed with the results. Can't believe that you did sell it, I am really glad, and glad for you too. Our thanks for I truly believe it was your enthusiasm that sold this painting. I hope the people who bought it will enjoy it, we really enjoyed it while we had it but it was time to let go.
I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding work you have done in auctioning my comic book collection. We have been very satisfied with the results so far and look forward to continued success.
When I decided to liquidate my collection in order to be able to send my two daughters to college, I began to research how best to accomplish this task. Every other collector I spoke with had only good comments when it came to Heritage. After a year of exploring, it became obvious that your firm was the finest in its field.
Heritage examined the inventory list I had sent and had accepted it for auction in its entirety. Heritage has been incredibly helpful and patient with me and my many questions, and I owe him a great you of gratitude.
Your work has been incredibly helpful and informative.
I would be remiss if I did not express my thanks for the catalogue you sent me which contained my six books that were in the November Signature Auction held November 13-15, 2008. This beautiful book will allow my daughters and eventually their children to see what their grandfather did for a hobby. This really means a great deal to my wife and me.
In closing, I again want to thank everyone at Heritage. I have more books that I will consign when the books I previously sent have been auctioned off. I look forward to the future auctions of our comics. Continued success to everyone at Heritage and know that I am most appreciative of your greatest asset, your professionalism.
I watched the live stream of the Platinum Night auction with my wife yesterday evening, and we were happy to see the enthusiastic bidding on our 1842 Half Cent. It did seem to draw more attention than the previous lots (or the competing Braided Hair half cents!) so we consider it a success. Thank you for your support and counsel during the process and I continue to be impressed by the skill and expertise of the Heritage Auction staff, as well as the clever web site.
Just wanted to send a word of thanks re your guidance for the May 14th auction of my Wright brothers fabric. This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for. Heritage is extremely professional, secure, and easy to use. You guys cover every aspect of the process. I watched the auction online of many items including mine. This was kind of fun to watch. So thanks again for such great service, and I be will recommending Heritage to others without reservation. Thanks again.
I just wanted to reach out and thank you for all that you did for Gloria and I. You were so helpful going thru 13 pages of coins letting me know what to do with what and also referring us on the artwork and poster. I wish we had found you earlier. I was so impressed with Heritage building and location and professionalism and you were a total joy to work with and handled her really well. We both left saying what fun that was to be there and what a joy you were. I'm going to use you again if I have any other clients with coins, gold, silver or platinum and refer you out. I don't do this full time as training is my full time job but I live Downtown Chicago in a high end neighborhood where there's lots of business for you and a company like Heritage and I will definitely refer. I'm a huge Yelper and write a review already and put you guys on my personal Facebook and training Facebook and Instagram pages. Heritage is the best ! Thanks again!
I was very satisfied with your service. The price realized was very fair.
Thank you for being so courteous and professional. This was my first experience with a professional auction company and I could not have chosen any better. Heritage and Alissa treated my items with respect, everything that was agreed upon was done and done way beyond my expectations. Trust this auction company and especially Alissa Ford. They were both phenomenal.
It was such a pleasure working with you and Kinzelman Art Consulting on the large corporate collection we have been selling over the last few years. 170+ items and together we got them all sold – and sold pretty well! Your attention to detail and thorough management of the collection from initial evaluation, through shipping, to final settlements was impressive. Your client should be extremely pleased with your work!
I just wanted to thank you again for my introduction to Jill Burgum. Jill and I met last Monday, and she methodically evaluated each of my mother's pieces. This was something I had postponed for years. Jill could not have been more patient, as she explained how the Heritage Auction process works. My sincere appreciation.
My brother-in-law died with a collection of 100 rifles and guns. My wife and I had no knowledge of firearms. After a lot of research we came upon Heritage. Their representative, Clifford Chappell, was everything in one package. He reappraised the collection, told us what to expect at a minimum, explained the current gun market, the auction procedure, payment, and all the various nuances that might transpired in-between. He informed us prior to taking the collection on simple things we could do to enhance the collection and what not to do that might devalue it.
Cliff was informative, extremely knowledgeable, humorous, and very gun savvy. Heritage did an excellent job cataloging the collection, and the proceeds were beyond our greatest expectations!
I felt this painting was special and would do well and, wow, did it! So happy it broke the record by a mile! Congratulations to you and your staff for a job well done! Heritage auctions is the best in the business!
We were very happy to see the results from the Heritage September Coin Auction in Long Beach where our $50 California Territorial gold coin did so well. Although my inlaws are sad to see the coin go (after being in their family for over 60 years) they are thrilled with the outcome of the auction. I am glad that I took your suggestion about producing the video description- I believe that it is quite obvious that it really made a huge difference for the better. Thanks also for sending me a copy of the DVD and an additional catalogue which I will forward to them in the Phillipines.
I am quite pleased with my first experience with Heritage as a consignor and look forward to the upcoming Space collectibles Auction and next year's rare book auction where I will be consigning as well. Thank you so much for all your guidance and assistance throughout the auction process. Your comments and explanations really helped to answer every concern my inlaws had expressed. I look forward to working with you again in the future sometime.
I wanted to take a few moments to share with you our feelings regarding our recent experience as consignors with Heritage.
My wife and I have collected for years and with past experience, reaching out to auction companies left us feeling rather negative. However, this recent experience with Heritage
has been altogether different for several reasons.
First, our initial contact with Katie Nartonis was so much different than what we had experienced in the past. Katie had time to talk to us and truly seemed to share our passion for modern design, but she was also genuinely interested and probed to find out
what we needed, then clearly communicated to us what Heritage could offer in order to meet those needs.
Unfortunately, we were still reluctant to send our treasure for Heritage's maiden voyage(s) for 20th / 21st century design, but then we received an email from Katie. The route we decided to take was secondary to the fact that she just really wanted to check out some pictures of our stuff. We were on the board.
From that point forward, everything we were told would happen... happened. Everything promised was delivered on. If she was getting back with answers Monday, we had answers Monday. If we called her, she always took the time to ensure our questions
were answered. There was no doubt in our minds that we could trust Heritage, and that we had made the right choice.
When it came time to deliver our consignments, we were placed in the care of Andrew Quezada who coordinated everything perfectly. The whole crew at the warehouse dove in, unloaded the truck, got everything checked in... they even gave us cold water and fresh fruit.
We are happy to say that every Heritage team member we have come into contact with has shared the same core values of honesty, reliability, and caring -which is incredible given the number of people and locations in your organization. Both my wife and I have been just thrilled with everyone on your team at Heritage.
We have consignments in three upcoming auctions and look forward to continuing to work with Heritage in the future.
Thanks to Heritage I realized a handsome profit for my coin submissions and intend to send most of the remainder of my collection to Heritage Auction Galleries for future auctions. [Entire Letter]
Hopefully things have settled down from your successful Platinum Night auction. I just want to let you know how pleased I was with both the way you and HA handled the entire process and with the results. The hammer price for my Mantle card significantly exceeded my admittedly conservative estimations, and I couldn't be more pleased. Guess I need to more closely examine the rest of my collection for other potential jewels (although sadly, there are no more 1950's Mantles). Once again, thank you for a great experience! All the best, and continued success.
Thank you so very much for the time and care you invested in bringing my R. Lalique collection to auction. The results were way beyond what I expected. I know your efforts had a lot to with this. Your reputation and knowledge in the field combined with long standing relationships with Lalique collectors worldwide were, in my estimation, the reason for the good results. Heritage did a great job photographing, advertising and auctioning the items. it was fun to watch them sell on the website!
Thanks for checking in - everything went well and was in line with our expectations. The process from start to finish was easy to use and professional, and we were pleased with the auction results. We will be using HA in the future for some of our numismatic sales, thanks for all the help and guidance!
I just wanted to drop you an e-mail to let you know the great appreciation I have with the results of the auction price regarding the Emilie Preyer painting............$65,000 was much more than expected. Back in March of 2014, I contacted three different auction houses( names not to be mentioned ) regarding the Jasper Francis Cropsey painting, you and your company Heritage were the only ones that immediately responded........that showed tremendous professionalism. The results of that painting were more than expected........good job there also! Not only did you call me, but you wrote me a very nice letter..........thank you! As you know we have other paintings and antiques, of which, when the time is right I will contact you, I will not even consider doing business with another company. You’ll have been very courteous, polite and professional and for that once again, I thank you!!!!! I look forward to doing business with you in the future.
Just wanted to send a quick note to offer a very sincere Thank You to you and Heritage for your excellent work handling my recent consignment of Barber quarters. I came away from the experience 100% satisfied with everything from A-Z, and I really appreciate the manner in which you handled my call/question. Your explanation made perfect sense and I was again very impressed with your professionalism. This was my first experience consigning coins to Heritage, but I am quite certain it won't be my last. You all are a class act.
Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am regarding the sale of my hockey jersey. You were great to work with, you answered all my phone calls and e-mails in a prompt manner, and you did a great job marketing the jersey.
As you know, I have a few items listed with you for your auction in May and I eagerly look forward to the same great results. I also look forward to working with you in the near future, as I’ll be sending you my Eddie Shore game used stick.
Thanks again Chris, you and Heritage Auctions are to be congratulated for your fine work.
This first installment of what I'm calling "My Pedigreed Adventure" has been rewarding in more ways than one. Heritage Auctions has consistently displayed unvarying kindness and knowledge. Its experts permitted me to profit from my hobby without ever treating my treasures solely in terms of their market value. [Additional Handwritten Note]
I would like to say thank you for selling my husbands guitar for me(you worked with my cousin Ray Millis/1963 strat). I know it is your job, but these items mean a lot to people and the care and consideration your people take is very remarkable. I know Rog is very pleased with what I received and that it makes me a little more comfortable. Again I say thank you and I have recommended your company to several people.
I was very pleased with the professionalism of your organization during my last two auction consignments. I look forward to our continued ‘partnership.’
Your knowledge of comic art and the professional, timely, and courteous treatment I received has been superb! You are a class organization to work with, who removed the stress from this whole process. The service and professionalism went beyond my expectations.
I wanted to express my sincere thanks for the efforts that Scott Foerst, Nate Schar, and Amelia Barber played in the sale of my mother's property yesterday (7/29/14), in Isle of Palms, SC. I cannot imagine where my mother would be had Scott not stayed committed to pursuing my mother, and the sale of her home. Scott and team were nothing short of amazing in handling her. I am sure there are others behind the scenes that made this all possible, but I wanted to be sure to specifically call out Scott, Nate, and Amelia.
A huge weight has been lifted off my mother's shoulders, and she should now be able to live out her remaining days with peace of mind, and in comfort because of Heritage.
My impressions of the Heritage organization are as follows: professional, knowledgeable, commitment to get best marketing strategy, organized, informative, straightforward, adaptive to clients' needs. Really an effortless way to sell one's coins and still reap their current value.
Ed in Ohio here. Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger!
I hope Heritage realizes how much money you make for them when you accept a nice item that is less Than $5000 . You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
Ed in Ohio
Thank you for all that you did to make the auction sale of my silver and art glass consignment a tremendous success. From your initial evaluation, to the production of a stunning catalog, to the realization of prices well beyond my expectations, Heritage deserves high praise for a job well done.
During our initial meeting, your depth of knowledge and expertise inspired confidence, and made my decision to consign to Heritage an easy one. My confidence in Heritage was reaffirmed when I received the catalog in which my consignment was featured. The catalog cover was simply beautiful, the images of consigned items were of superb quality, and the auction lot descriptions clearly conveyed the important details of each item.
While I appreciated your professionalism and the quality of your catalog production, I was most pleased with the prices that my consigned items realized in your auction. Several highlights come to mind: a Gallé vase realized over $55,000, a tea set realized over $31,000, and a single silver spoon realized over $5,000! These prices greatly exceeded my expectations. I was extremely pleased with prices realized, to say the very least.
Once again, thanks to all at Heritage Auction Galleries for your excellent service, and most of all, for outstanding results.
First, I want to thank you for all of your work in getting all of those etchings and lithos sold. You helped me navigate unchartered territory and I do appreciate all of the work you put in to it. You are appreciated! Thankfully, all of the lots sold and it is time for new adventures. I hope all is going well for you and the auction you were working on last we spoke went as well as you expected.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Heritage Auctions, and Tom Slater in particular, for all your assitance in selling my Old West memorabilia collection at your auction in October this year. The organizing of shipping, evaluation, paperwork, cataloging etc could not have been more easy because of dealing with Heritage Auctions. Being able to spend 2 days with Tom here in Calgary was very important as his knowledge and interest gave me the confidence to go ahead with the sale. The prices received for my individual items were mostly at the high end of our estimates. I will certainly contact you again when i decide to sell other memorabilia, paintings and jewelry in our posession.
Top notch. No complaints. Would consider no one else to handle my material.
I am writing to express my delight at Heritage’s handling of my consignment of my late husband’s collections. It has been twenty years since his passing, and one reason I have not moved sooner to sell this material is that I really had not found an auction firm in which I could feel complete confidence. But when I saw the Heritage web site and realized how many specialized auctions you have which would be appropriate for his eclectic accumulation, my interest was definitely piqued.
I had several lengthy conversations with the director of your Americana department, and found myself feeling very comfortable with his knowledge of the material and his ideas for how Heritage could effectively handle it. We agreed on an auction plan, and three more Heritage staffers flew up to help through literally a houseful of material to select and inventory the best items for auction. In the end, there were over five campaign items, fine art, World War 1 collectibles, antique firearms, and more.
He gave me what he called his “seat of the pants” estimate of what he though the material would bring, and as we near the end of the process it seems he was right on the money. I have been terribly impressed by how effectively my items have been presented in your catalogs, and by the fact that less than 1% of the items have failed to sell. Clearly your people know their business.
This has been in some ways an emotional and stressful process for me, but you have been wonderful in explaining each stage and addressing any questions or concerns I may have had. I feel like my husband’s much-loved collections have been treated with the utmost care and expertise, and I am so grateful to Heritage for creating nothing but positive memories for me of the auction experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Heritage to any other potential consignor, particularly someone like myself who had minimal knowledge of the material, and had to essentially place myself in your hands. Thank you very much for in every way meeting my expectations.
I cannot completely express in just words the satisfaction Dune Properties experienced regarding our relationship with Heritage Auctions and your entire staff.
The professional manner in which your company was able to successfully sell the Oceanfront home at 118 Ocean Boulevard on the Isle of Palms was impressive, from the beginning to the closing. Heritage’s gathering, dissemination and coordination of information and marketing was remarkable. Above all, your communication to the seller and this agency was extraordinary. Also, noteworthy, this sale represents the highest price achieved for an Isle of Palms oceanfront home in over two years.
I've known the owners of Heritage for over four decades - and although I use their Auction services for coins and numismatic items, I've been pleasantly surprised in the past few years the results they've achieved for a few of my Political Americana items that I've decided to sell. With the dedication and attention that Jim Jelinski has given me each time I've consigned, I couldn't be happier with the smooth and efficient results of consigning material to Heritage Auctions.
I would like to express my appreciation to you for your assistance in the sale of my coin collection which included the Lord St. Oswald, MS65, 1795 Half Dollar. Your guidance as to which coins to certify and then which coins to resubmit were certainly among the most important contributing factors to the strong prices realized for the collection. [Entire Letter]
Selling the White rose Collection was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us. If/when you are considering selling your treasured collection, it would be in your best interest to consider Heritage. Heritage is truly nonpareil!! [Entire Letter]
I would like to compliment you and your staff for surpassing my expectations! I had done some on-line research before selecting Heritage Auction Galleries to handle the sale of my collectibles and was encouraged by what I learned. After contacting you, Heritage mailed me very impressive introduction materials along with easy to understand contract terms. Upon receiving my items, you were quite prompt in having them appraised and listed in your next auction. I was able to follow the progression via your excellent web site from beginning to final sale. You researched each item extensively and presented them in a most flattering and accurate manner. After viewing the first batch listed, I was certain I had made the correct decision in going with Heritage! I received constant e-mail updates from you personally – not from some delegated underling. Your individual attention and service has been of the very highest caliber. Most importantly, Heritage sold my items for appreciably higher amounts than even anticipated!
I recently sold a JBO Nordfeldt painting through Heritage Auctions. I love the price they got for the painting but I was also extremely impressed with their professionalism from start to finish. I contacted them about the painting that had been given to my father by the Artist more than 60 years ago. They had me send photos for evaluation and then accepted it for the American Art Auction May 7, 2016. They were very organized and had me drop the painting at their Gallery. A few months before the Auction we received a beautifully printed Auction Brochure that showed the painting to its best advantage. They sent me a link to the on-line bidding that preceded the live auction that was easy to use. The reserve placed on the painting was $3,000 and it was estimated to bring $6-8000, so I was thrilled and delighted when it sold for $12,000. I can highly recommend Heritage Auctions.
I've given a lot of thought to the underlying events that led up to the succesful sale of the Declaration of Independence at Heritage earlier this month. The final sale price was delicious, and considerably more than I expected, but having said that, the result that ratifies my feeling that Heritage as an outlet for items like this is unparalleled in gettign the result that actually occured. That you perservered in getting me to put it up speaks well for your tenacity and also for your belief that it would actually sell at a reasonable price. Several years ago, when you tried to effect a private sale, I was willing to accept $150,000, but it did not work out at the time. As you no doubt realize, I have disposed of quite anumber of items over the years, using Swann for the lower end material, and Sothebys and Christies for the high end items. I've also used Heritage in the past and have been very satisifed with the results. I've been around the track enough times to realize you look at the overall success of an auction house, and not a particular item. What the deciding factor was in giving Heritage the Declaration was the auction platform you have developed. You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings, I have every intention of using Heritage to assist in the disposal of my collections.
Received your check for my small collection of certified Morgan dollars, and I must say that you exceeded my expectation. I had already decided on a minimum that I would accept, and the high end of what I had hoped for and your offer was more than my high end. Thank you, and I am sure we will do business again.
I wanted to express my thanks to you and the Heritage Auctions’ team regarding my recent consignment and sale of a portion of my art collection. The entire process from initial contact to valuation, consignment, auction and settlement was handled professionally and with a personal touch.
I have worked with other leading auction houses in the past and this was by far the easiest and most enjoyable consignment. I was impressed with your knowledge of design and art and the whole process was well executed. The photography and cataloging displayed the work well, the consignment terms were very reasonable and your personal involvement in preparing the works for sale was appreciated.
I will definitely recommend Heritage to others and look forward to consigning and buying with you in the near future.