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Margaret Barrett
Margaret Barrett
Director, Entertainment & Music Memorabilia
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Margaret Barrett, a California native who graduated from UCLA with a B.A. degree in Art History, joined Heritage Auctions in 2011 after working as an Entertainment Memorabilia Specialist at various auction houses for a number of years.  She served as a Specialist at Butterfield & Butterfield in Los Angeles, as an Assistant Vice President & Head of the Popular Arts Department at Christie’s in New York, as a consultant to Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, and as the Director of Entertainment Memorabilia at Bonhams in Los Angeles. Notable collections that she has worked on include The Estate of John Wayne, The Estate of Orson Welles, The Estate of Marilyn Monroe, The Estate of Steve McQueen, The Estate of Bette Davis, The Estate of James Stewart, The Estate of Jennifer Jones, The Estate of Raymond Burr, The Estate of Farrah Fawcett, The Estate of José Ferrer, The Ramrod Shurtliff Collection of Grateful Dead Memorabilia, The Private World of Truman Capote, and The Herb Bridges “Gone with the Wind” Auction for which she was awarded a key to the city by the mayor of Jonesboro, Georgia --  hometown of “Gone with the Wind” author, Margaret Mitchell.

Mike Gutierrez
Mike Gutierrez
Consignment Director
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Mike is one of the foremost sports autograph authenticators in the sports memorabilia business and most serious buyers require his approval before purchasing autographs for their personal collections. He has more than 26 years’ experience and is one of the few universally respected authorities left standing in a field racked with fraud and forgeries. Mike has authenticated and appraised some of the finest material in the hobby including the Historic Barry Halper Collection, the Mark McGwire 70th Home Run Baseball, the Bruce Lee Estate, the Pete Rozelle Estate, and the Muhammad Ali Estate of Sports Memorabilia. He is also a world class expert in guitars and music memorabilia.

Isaiah Evans
Isaiah Evans
Vintage Guitars Production Manager
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After attending Abilene Christian University in pursuit of a degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Theatre, Isaiah Evans entered the television and radio news fields with stops in New York and Atlanta. After September 11th , 2001, Isaiah left news for far more dangerous world of secondary education. He taught theatre and pre-law for four years but began to set his sights on a career in the auction world. With a vast knowledge of film and pop culture history, he joined a small on-line auction firm where he quickly rose through the ranks. In November of 2005, Heritage came calling with an opportunity that he couldn't refuse. As a long-time collector of movie posters, photographs and comics, Isaiah turned his passions into his profession. However, he is still a busy working actor having appeared in "Prison Break" as well as several stage productions throughout the area.

Garry Shrum
Garry Shrum
Consignment Director, Entertainment & Music Memorabilia
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After a stint in the corporate world, Garry Shrum started his own successful record store, Blue Meanie Records, in 1976, and he's been immersed in records, tapes and CDs ever since. Attending many record shows in the United States and Europe over the years, he has become an expert on imports, especially those of the 1960s. He has been providing expertise for Heritage's Music & Entertainment Auctions since 2004.

Jim Steele
Jim Steele
Chief Cataloger
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Jim Steele gleaned his expertise and encyclopedic knowledge of comic books the old-fashioned way - he worked the comic convention circuit as a dealer for over 20 years while owning a collectibles bookstore. The years in the collectibles trenches paid off in 2002 when he joined Heritage, and by 2003 he had become Chief Cataloger for the Comics & Comic Art Division. Jim has also been an integral part of Heritage's Entertainment & Music auctions and has spearheaded two Ultimate Elvis auctions since 2010. 

Gary Dowell
Gary Dowell
Cataloger - Comics & Music
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Gary received a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1998, and spent six years as an editor/entertainment reporter/film critic for the alternative weekly The Met and later the Dallas Morning News. He is currently a member in good standing of the Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association, and freelances for,, The Lakewood Advocate, and others. He joined Heritage in late 2004 as a cataloger in the Comics and Entertainment departments, and later added Consignment Director to his list of duties.

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