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Kathleen Guzman
Kathleen Guzman
Managing Director, New York
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1672
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Kathleen Guzman is a recognized appraiser and auctioneer with over thirty years experience in the art and antiques industry. Ms. Guzman is the Managing Director of Heritage Auctions in New York, the third largest auction house based in Dallas. She has personally auctioned over 1,500 sales with over $1 Million objects valued at over $1 Billion US dollars. She brings 15 years experience from the world-renown international auction house Christie’s, selling such items as a Monet watercolor for $4.3 Million and the Ruby Slippers from the Wizard of Oz for $660,000. She was the former President of Christie’s East and President of Phillips Auctioneers, as well as Senior Vice-President of Business Development at Ebay.


Ms. Guzman is frequently quoted in print, radio and has been seen on television regarding the art and antiques market and spokesperson for the art market on such shows as Oprah, Good Morning America, Today, CNN and Sally Jessy Raphael. She appears as an expert on the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow” for the past seventeen years, as on-air host for Good Life TV, host at QVC, and frequent guest for the Treasure channel satellite cable station in, “Treasure Seekers” and Metro TV’s “Antique Show and Sell”. She also has co-starred for the pilot TV show “For What It’s Worth” with Robin Leach and is a contributing editor to the Miller’s Antique Collector’s Books writing articles recently. She was the Director of Hubert Gallery, specializing in Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso for two years, and is professionally, an independent consultant, a USPAP certified art appraiser, writer and charity auctioneer.


She holds an Executive M.B.A. from Columbia University and has a Master’s Degree in Art History from Queen’s College. Ms. Guzman lectures extensively on the art market for the American Appraiser’s Association, New York University, Bard College and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Ms. Guzman also auctions extensively for charitable causes including Make-a-Wish, Juvenile Diabetes and Housing Works to name a few, with noted celebrities. Her present and past clients include Bloomberg, Inc, the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, the estate of Tom Thumb and the artist John Graham.

Peggy Gottlieb
Peggy Gottlieb
Director of Fine Jewelry, Beverly Hills
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1847
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Peggy Gottlieb is a well known specialist in the field of gems and jewelry. After graduating from the Gemological Institute of America with a Graduate Gemologist degree, she worked as a staff gemologist for the GIA Gem Trade Laboratory. In 1991, she started her own business with emphasis on antique and estate jewelry. In 1998, she became Vice-President, Director of Jewelry, for Sotheby’s Los Angeles, under the tutelage of John Block.  In 2002, she left Sotheby’s to begin Bluegrass Jewels, again specializing in antique and estate jewelry. After a successful career in the antique and estate jewelry business, she was asked by Heritage Auctions to be their jewelry specialist in Beverly Hills.


Ms. Gottlieb has lectured extensively on the subject of gems and jewelry. She has acted as a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution Hall of Gems and Minerals, in Washington, D.C., as well as bank trust departments, trust and estate attorneys, and private individuals. Ms. Gottlieb is qualified in the State of California to act as an expert witness, Civil and County Courts and in United States Federal Court.

Diane D'Amato
Diane D'Amato
Director, Luxury Accessories, New York
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1901
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Diane D'Amato is the Director of Luxury Accessories at Heritage. Diane made her name in the Luxury Accessories world following high profile positions working for Hermès of Paris and Louis Vuitton, where her buying trips to Paris were influential in setting market trends in the United States and she oversaw more than $12 million in annual sales. Her specialty is in creating exclusive marketing partnerships and forging loyal client relationships. Diane is based in New York, joining the talent-rich Heritage team stewarding the brand, where she assists consignors and collectors with appraisals as well as supervising the category's double digit growth.


Diane has used her talents to do extensive charitable fund raising,  including sales that have benefited FATE (Foundation for Autism Training & Education), Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Max Brownawell
Max Brownawell
Consignment Director, Luxury Accessories, NY
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1693
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Max Brownawell is Consignment Director and Specialist for Luxury Accessories at Heritage’s New York office. Max has years of experience in the luxury resale market. As a teenager, he bought and sold pre-owned luxury accessories under his own name, and later founded an online luxury accessories company before attending the University of Virginia. Max also gained experience in luxury goods authentication and merchandising while working at The Real Real in San Francisco and New York.

Barbara Conn
Barbara Conn
Consignment Director, Luxury Accesories, NY
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1336
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Barbara Conn is Consignment Director for Luxury Accessories.  Her expertise in the luxury handbag market is extensive, with over a decade in the high-end accessories segment as a business owner and consultant. After a 15-year career in entertainment marketing, Barbara transitioned to the luxury goods arena. She is an expert in appraisal and authentication and her counsel is frequently sought in the field. Barbara has strong relationships with buyers, sellers and consignors from coast to coast, along with an in-depth knowledge of the Luxury marketplace.

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