Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. Our San Francisco office, located between the Embarcadero and Jackson Square, offers appraisals on a wide range of categories, including Arms & Armor, California & Western Art, Modern & Contemporary Art, European Paintings, Coins, Jewelry and Luxury Handbags, Fine Wine, Comics and original comic art. If you're in
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Our New York, Beverly Hills, and San Francisco offices offer an array of certified coins available for immediate purchase. These certified
pieces, graded by PCGS and NGC, are available for view during our regular business hours and are appropriate for both new collectors
and experienced numismatists. Furthermore, exhibitions of fine art by well-known artists are also often available in our galleries.
With frequently-changing displays, there is always something new to see at our satellite offices.
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A native of Puerto Rico, David moved to Chicago in 1993 to attend Prairie State College and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1998, to continue his studies he moved to San Francisco, where he decided to apply for a summer Firearms position with Butterfield and Butterfield Auctions, and he has remained in the auction business in San Francisco ever since. Since then, he has developed broad general knowledge of firearms, with specialties in early Spanish Miquelet firearms and other Latin America-related collectibles. David became a founding member of our San Francisco office and our Arms and Armor Department when Heritage acquired his employer’s auction company in 2011. He also travels extensively, representing Heritage at numerous gun shows throughout the country, and regularly appears as an expert-appraiser on Antiques Roadshow.
Director, California & Western Art
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Alissa is well versed on the art market, having managed multi-million dollar collections nationwide, helping collectors find premier paintings by important California and Western artists; and having worked both at major California and New York auction houses and alongside some of the country’s most respected dealers. Alissa received her BA in Art History with an emphasis in the Italian Renaissance, then pursued her Master’s in American Fine and Decorative Arts. After spending several years in New York, Alissa decided to return to her native grounds to specialize in the great masters of the American West, working in the California Painting department of another prominent auction house and as Director of a highly recognized California Art Gallery. “I realized early on that this niche of the market is filled with passionate collectors and I feel fortunate to continue to build relationships with those buyers ” In addition to her role as Director, California Art, Alissa acts as one of the company’s auctioneers.
Prior to joining Heritage Auctions, Ana Wroblaski has been involved in the jewelry business on various levels since 1999. Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, she joined John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena during 2011 to take charge of their growing jewelry department. Previously, Ana spent five years at Bonham’s and Butterfield’s Los Angeles, first starting as assistant to the senior specialist before she was promoted to a specialist, appraising and cataloging jewelry that ranged from antique to modern.
Once Ana got a taste of working with precious metals on her own, she served as an apprentice with a master jeweler in the Downtown Los Angeles Jewelry District. Focusing on minerals and gems, she then went on to fabricate and design jewelry for her own line and others as well. Ana is a Graduate Gemologist, earning her diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) and is constantly continuing her education by attending workshops and seminars to stay abreast of treatments, new mine discoveries and current style trends in the jewelry world.
Ana has earned and stays current with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and is currently working on the accreditation curriculum with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
Director, Modern & Contemporary Art, San Francisco
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has more than 20 years of fine art experience and has worked in the auction
industry for more than fifteen years. As a well-regarded Modern and Contemporary Art
specialist, she has directed the sales of hundreds of important collections
nationwide. She was the founding Director of Made in California Art at a major
auction house and was instrumental in establishing world record prices for
dozens of artists. She was also Head of Museum Programs at the world’s
largest art online retailer, managing strategic partnerships with museums such
as MoMA, British Museum, and the de Young. With vast auction, business
development, and non-profit experience, she has built relationships with
collectors, arts organizations, and fiduciaries around the world.
Holly received her BA in Art History from UCLA and MA in Visual
Studies (Art History and Critical Theory) from UCI. She trained at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum and Laguna Art Museum. Holly also completed
coursework at Loyola Law School and received the distinguished American
Jurisprudence Awards for both legal writing and criminal law before
transferring to graduate school. She is an active member of the San Francisco
arts community. She served on the Board of Directors of Contemporary Extension
at the SFMOMA and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco.
Consignment Director, Asian Art, San Francisco
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is a well-regarded specialist with over a decade of experience in the field of
Asian art. Prior to joining Heritage, Clementine worked at international
auction houses in Beijing and San Francisco where she organized several
exclusive auctions of Chinese paintings and furniture. She also worked
for Ronin Gallery, a prestigious Japanese print gallery in New York. In
her most recent role as an Asian art Specialist in San Francisco, Clementine
regularly set auction records for Chinese paintings sold on the West
Coast. Clementine is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and travels to Asia
frequently to conduct primary research in her field and meet with Asian
scholars. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from
Soochow University in China and Master's degree in Arts Management from
Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. Clementine also enjoys traditional Chinese opera
and volunteers for Kun Opera Theater.
Rich Adams is joining our Beverly Hills team from Utah,
where he has lived for the majority of his life. He developed a passion for
numismatics working as a jack-of-all-trades in a large coin shop – responsible
for wholesale, appraisals, buying, grading, pricing, of US, World, Currency,
Stamps, and an occasional diamond or pocket watch. For his own collection, Rich
has a particular interest in world crowns, world gold, and large coppers, all
having to do with colonialism and expansionism of the 19th Century
and early 20th.
Rich has recently returned to the professional numismatic
world after a hiatus where he completed his Master’s degree in Public
Administration. He has degrees in comparative religion, Spanish, and
Portuguese. When not studying coins, he is regularly involved in the performing
arts, having been a member of the Mormon Tabernacle choir and many musical
Chris began working at Heritage Auctions in 2000 after serving as a professional grader with Sportscard Guaranty Corporation (SGC) in New Jersey. He was the driving force behind the inception of the Sports auction division in 2003 and under his management Heritage Sports has grown significantly each year to become the largest sports auction house in the world with over $50 million in annual sales.
Chris has orchestrated the auction of some of the most important athlete collections in the industry including The Lou Gehrig Collection, The Walter Johnson Collection, The Jim Thorpe Collection, The James Naismith Collection, The Mike Eruzione Collection, The Sam Snead Collection, The Stan Musial Collection, and The Brooks Robinson Collection.
In 2012, he supervised the marketing and sale of the most significant baseball card find in the history of sportscard collecting. Known as The Black Swamp Find, it included hundreds of 1910 E98 baseball cards, discovered by a Defiance, Ohio family while cleaning out a relative’s attic. The sale of The Black Swamp Find collection continues today and to date has brought over two and a half million in total sales.
Chris is recognized as a nationally respected expert in the industry with appearances on NBC's Today Show, CNN, ESPN, FOX News, and hundreds of print media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, and The Associated Press.
Today Chris continues to serve as the Director of Sports Auctions for Heritage. In his position, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations, combining vision and execution with a balance of business and collecting passion. He counsels advanced collectors to help them build some of the most significant private collections in the hobby and he also works with consignors on a daily basis to recommend the disposition of their collections in order to maximize their financial return.