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.
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 have since purchased about a dozen Apollo artifacts through HA, and although I have also interacted with five other auction houses this year, HA stands head and shoulders above the rest. You would think Bonhams and such would try to differentiate on service, but only HA does. They make it difficult to bid online and to complete a transaction (good luck arranging your own shipper).
In fact, I cannot think of a better service-oriented firm, from any industry. Not Nordstrom, Blue Nile, or any other. I have interacted with countless people at HA over the past year, by email (172 times), phone and live bidding, and have had a quick, informative, helpful and confidence-building experience with every one.
M.A., Fortson, GA
P.A., Benicia, CA
V.A., New York, NY
The American Numismatic Association, Colorado Springs, CO
Richard Ash, Digby, Canada
Jared, you and Heritage treated me more than just professionally...you regarded my comic book pages with more than admiration...you understood that my comic pages represented my publishing career since 1948.
I am still producing, having just had published my auto-biography in three volumes and my first graphic novel, a Western based in the 1920’s...I’m so fortunate to have my son Richard working with me to carry the torch!
Dick and Lindy Ayers
B.B., Fairfax, VA.
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.
C. B., Leesburg, VA
E. & N. B., Littleton, CO
J.B., Fairfax, VA
J.B., Port Deposit, MD
On behalf of our client, Caroline Kennedy, I wish to thank you for all of your assistance in facilitating an appropriate resolution of the issues surrounding the John F. Kennedy, Jr. gloves. We appreciate your recognition of the legal and other concerns raised by the proposed auction of these gloves, and the professional way in which you made sure that those concerns were addressed before an auction proceeded.
Proceeding as you did not only avoided a potentially awkward legal situation for your gallery and any purchaser. It also facilitated the transfer of this historic personal item to the Kennedy Library, which all parties promptly recognized was where they belonged.
You and your gallery are to be commended for your professionalism and integrity in resolving this matter.
Kevin T. Baine
Kevin T. Baine, Esq., Williams & Connoly, LLP, Washington, D.C.
This was our first experience with auctions, and your entire team has impressed us with the level of care and attention we have received. Sandra, Noah, Bryan, David… I can’t begin to sing their praises enough! They are all jewels and you are fortunate to have them on board. I’m particularly pleased with Sandra’s knowledge of and respect for the documents; and Noah’s diligence in securing so many story placements in print, Internet and television outlets. I felt very confident that the collection was presented to the largest audience possible.
Last, but not least, thank you for changing your travel plans so that you could be present at the auction to ensure that everything went smoothly. There is no doubt that the Heritage family was the best choice for handling my mother’s historic collection.
I hope our paths cross again and I wish you all the best.
Howard Ballou, Brandon, MS
Tom and Gail Balousek, Houston, TX
"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!
Louis Bassano, New Jersey State Senate, Union, NJ
Tom Batiuk, Medina, OH
Jim Beasley, Tilden Coin Company, Allamonte Springs, FL
William Beckham, Internal Revenue Service, Dallas, TX
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.
Mark Blauer, Nescopeck, Pa
V.M.C, San Leandro, CA
D.O.C., Stockton, CA
H.C., Huntington Beach, CA
J.C., Albron, NC
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.
M. & P. C., Dallas, TX
M. C., Flower Mound, TX
P.C., Lexington, SC
P.C., Round Lake, IL
T.T.C., Mobile, AL
X.C., Palo Alto, CA
As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
Ron Cipolla, AZ
Sharon Cohen, Pasadena, CA
Tom Corley, Newtown, PA
It was great to be able to watch the auction online. I still can’t believe it. Although I didn’t watch the whole auction, I was watching when my little belt came up for bid. I also just looked over the prices realized for the items. I’m sure that there are some mixed feelings there, especially since some of the “big ticket” items did not sell. I guess I’m just thankful to be one of the lucky ones tonight.
I don’t know if it would eventually be possible to find out who the successful bidder on the belt was, but I would really like to find out, if possible. I keep telling my kids that I hope Greg Page (the former yellow Wiggle) bought it. (I was a huge Wiggles fan several years ago when my kids were younger, and they love to tease me about it). Really, I just hope that the belt eventually ends up on public display somewhere.
Hugh Courteol, Palo Alto, CA
Cynthia Crippen, NY
I know that Heritage is a force - obviously some brilliant and creative minds have been at work building/improvising its business model. It seems to me an enlightened kind of situation, because it is doing very well for itself by providing good service and genuine value to the clients who entrust it with things not only of value, but dear to them. Everybody donws that any powerhouse is only as good as it's people.
Paul H. Crockett, Miami, fL
G.D., Albany, NY
J.D., Lakewood, CO
K.D., Cumberland, RI
R.D., Maspeth, NY
-Richard de Thuin
Maine Antique Digest
Richard de Thuin, Waldoboro, ME
Betsy Reiver DeMarino, V.M.D., Unionville, PA
Lowell J. DeMers, CPA, Los Angeles, CA
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.
Thomas Dolan, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Agency, Denver, CO
Bill and Gloria Dominick, Park Ridge, NJ
We were certainly surprised to see that one of our coins was in the stratosphere as far as I am concerned.
My wife is talking to someone in your gallery concerning some art work. We are very sold on your company and on you.
Robert Douglas, Robinson, IL
A.E., Plaistow, NH
B.V.E, San Jose, CA
S.E., Torrance, CA
A.F., Newtonville, MA
M.F., Elmwood Park, IL
P.F., Puyallup, Wa
R.F., Murfreesboro, TN
S., Wellesley, MA
The Estate of David M. Faraday, San Rafael, CA
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Newport Beach, CA
Samuel Finz, Philomont, VA
Thomas Flynn, Scottsdale, AZ
Rob Fouch, Valley Stream, NY
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.
B.G., La Handa, CA
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.
C., A., L., & H. G., Northport, NY
J.G., Red Rock, TX
M.G., New City, NY
P.G., Pratt, KS
R.G., Finksburg, MD
David Ganz (Distinguished Past President of the American Numismatic Association), New York, NY
Jay Goldman, Phoenix, AZ
Sheri Reid Grant, Auburn Hills, MI
David Greenburg, Chicago, IL
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!!!
Kevin and Stacy Greene
Your team did an excellent job supporting every step in the process. Pre-bid advertising exceeded our expectations. Your photography team, that took the photos for the advertising catalogues and on-line advertising, made sure every piece was presented in the best representation of the original fine art or photograph. Your team, also, respected our desire to keep our company’s identity low key in order to minimize inquiries or calls that would have been disruptive during the auction process.
But most of all, we were pleased with the amazing outcome, which we are certain was possible because of the passion and care you had for the fine art and photo collection and the ability to attract both local and international bidding audience. The partnership of your team with our internal staff drove results that exceeded all of our expectations and was well recognized at our highest executive management level.
George A. Guck
Director, Facilities and Corporate Services
D.H., Greeley, CO
E.H., Ft. Worth, TX
H.H., Arlington, VA
J.H., Durango, CO
M.H., Eugene, OR
M.H., Swarthmore, PA
All of that exposure ended up driving the price of the auction to the amazing amount of $95,600 dollars with the buyer’s premium. I have no doubt in my mind that Heritage Auction Galleries is by far the most professional and robust organization of its kind in the market. I would recommend your services to anyone who was considering auctioning collectibles. From you, Joe Fay, to the auctioneer who sealed the deal with a touching and emotional introduction of the book and my story, you all did an outstanding job! Once again, I can’t thank you enough for all you have done.
R.H., Townsend, MA
W.S.H., Denver, CO
“HERITAGE AUCTIONS is the professional in collectable tangible asset auction value today!”
Heritage Auctions takes a personal interest in client success, acting in policy for an absolute positive result and reflects this direct client interest in the quality account services you provide. Evaluation in product placement, optimum exposure and maximum result is more than appreciated in our fast pace world today.
Heritage Auctions continual effort in support of our industry and many other collectable fields of interest is an invaluable service to the greater collecting and auction community. A real world word of appreciation to you and your marketing staff, Chris, Thank you. Thank you to everyone in the Heritage group for your World Class professional service.
Scott W. Halvorsen, Sandy, OR
Coin Host/Journalist, About.com, New York, NY
Ray Holland, Chester Gap, VA
Lowell Horwedel, West Lafayette, IN
F.I., Twin Lake, MI
J.I., Carson, CA
Joan, Arlington, MN
L.S.J., Houston, TX
S.J., Clarksburg, WV
W.T.J., Chesapeake, VA
B.K., Aiea, HI
D.K., Carmel, IN
J.K., Redford, MI
M.K., Albany, NY
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.
Craig, Tustin, CA
Special thanks for the handling the estate of my beloved grandfather, Jack L. Klausen. His passing was a confusing and challenging time. As you know, my grandfather had been a coin dealer for over 40 years. Fortunately, for us, he had planned to place his collection with Heritage in his remaining days.
From the consigning with Bob Merrill, the cataloging by Bob Korver, to the personal updates from you, I felt comfortable with the handling of such an important collection. The advertising was ample and the catalog descriptions from the legendary pioneer gold expert, Donald. H. Kagin, PhD, spoke volumes of the quality that Heritage had to offer.
The auction results exceeded our expectations and the settlement was prompt. I would not hesitate to use your services again or recommend them to someone else.
For the Jack L. & Winifred Klausen Family Trust
Brian Krapf, Savannah, GA
D.L., Charlotte, NC
D.L., Los Angeles, CA
J.D.L., Vidalia, GA
J.L., Ft. Wayne, IN
Lost out on the cockrum xmen cover...bid about 10k more than i thought at 50k but someone just wanted it more. Did win the FF annual cover so that was nice.
anyway, thanks for your help and looking forward to future auctions.
J.L., Garden Grove, CA
M.L., Rosemont, IL
Ed Lambert, TX
William Levin, M.D., Beverly Hills, CA
Jennifer Lindsay, New Orleans
Central States Numismatic Society, Marion, Indiana
I always mark the pages in magazines that I want to look back on and reread. Almost every page in your magazine has my marker on it. I shall be busy reading for a long while. Thank you again. Keep up the good work. I hope to be able to consign with you soon.
Jeanne Lynch, Reading, MA
A.M., Oceanside, CA
C.M., Carmichael, CA
As art director for the framed Braniff International Airways I was known as a never-satisfied-media-task-master. Today, I stand gladdened and honored that your staff members worked as though the collection was their own to return to the world. Congratulations on a job well done… strike that, add...for a job magnificently done.
J.M., Laguna Beach, CA
J.M., San Antonio, TX
M.M., Scottsdale, AZ
R.M., Ft. Collins, OH
T.M., Birmingham, AL
T.M., Ukiah, CA
Sarah Mock, Leesburg, VA
Larry A. Moody, Senior Internal Auditor, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Museum of Connecticut History of Hartford, CT, Hartford, CT
G.N., Jacksonville, FL
P.N., Hunt Valley, PA
R.N., Spring Lake, MI
Ken Nelson, Moulton, AL
Dave Noble, Rockwall, TX
E.O., Indianapolis, IN
J.P., Euclid, OH
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.
S. P., Carlisle, United Kingdom
Adam Perlman, Rochester, NY
J.Q., Reston, VA
M.R., Merrick, NY
"Thank you so much for all your help. The experience was very good and truly effortless ... you made it so easy for me and I sincerely appreciate your time and help. And who knows, perhaps in the future I may have some other items of interest for another Heritage Auction..."
M.R., San Francisco, CA
T.R., Kula, HI
Allan Rappaport, Tiburon, CA
Margie Royle, Lakewood, NJ
Cheryl Rubin, Sr. Vice President-Brand Management DC Comics, New York, NY
Robert Ruff, New York, NY
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.
A. S., New Paltz, NY
A.S., Corona Del Mar, CA
D.S., Miamisburg, OH
D.S., Shawnee Mission, KS
D.S., Shelbyville, KY
G.S., Rosemead, CA
H.S., Levittown, PA
J.S., Fairfield, OH
J.S., Johnstown, PA
J.S., Rochester, MN
J.S., Salisbury, NC
K.S., Lincoln, NE
P.S., Sioux Falls, SD
R.S., Point Pleasant, NJ
Mary Jane Sanacore, University Park, FL
Bruce Scott, Alaska
Roger Siboni, Mantoloking, NJ
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.
James M. Sigler
Kevin A. Swersey, Hawthorne, NY
A.T., Springfield, MO
B.T., San Diego, CA
C.T., Bristol, TN
P., Vero Beach, FL
P.T., Aston, PA
Jack, Fairmouth, ME
Maggie Thompson, Iola, WI
Roberta Thornhill, Clyde, NY
D.U., Meriden, CT
J.U., Holland, MI
P. U., New York, NY
M.V., Albuquerque, NM
C.W., Metairie, LA
D.W., Dallas, TX
D.W., Lake Placid, FL
E.W., Crestview Hills, KY
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.
H. W., Memphis, TN
H.W., Memphis, TN
K.W., Cupertino, CA
L.W., Houston, TX
M., Woodland Hills, CA
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.
P.W., Baltimore, MD
R.W., Grayslake, IL
Ted, Gold Beach, OR
Fred Weinburg, Encino, CA
The White Rose Collection
B.Y., Verona, NJ
G.Z., Boca Raton, FL
R.Z., Hypoluxo, FL