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Heritage delivers Demand - 95,453 items in our Want Lists
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Our patented, online auction platform, Heritage Live, maximizes bidding activity, allowing bidders to place bids on your items during the live auction event from anywhere in the world.
Record-setting prices realized – Over 200,000 satisfied consignors since 1976
Special reduced Seller's Commissions when you auction previous Heritage auction winnings. 
Experienced Dealer Auctioneer, since 1976
Official Auctioneer of many major conventions, reaching collectors throughout most collectible categories
Over $7 million in annual Marketing and Advertising promotion of auctions
Unparalleled grading experience
State-of-the-art digital photography
The finest printed and online catalogs
A wide selection of auction venues insures the perfect spot for your collectibles
Award winning website that brings your items directly to collectors
Heritage has been in business since 1976, grown by the same leadership that directs the company today. Heritage is staffed by seasoned professionals that know the industry and how to get the most for your consignment. Meet our Consignment Director team.
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Decades of experience

For more than three decades, Heritage Auctions has specialized in bringing the world’s most prized objects of value to the world’s most passionate collectors.

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The consignment journey

From the minute your collection arrives in our Dallas world headquarters, Heritage's staff of professionals start evaluating your collectible, and developing strategies that will maximize the prices realized at auction.

From Consignment to Settlement Walkthrough

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“I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me. ”

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Pittsburgh, PA

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Extensive knowledge in estate planning

We believe we are by far the safest choice when valuable estate property needs to be sold.

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Handling items with care

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Meet our expert: Tom Slater

Director of Americana Auctions
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Tom Slater began his career in early 1960s Pittsburgh, where he owned and operated half-interest in a retail coin store. In the 1970s he published nationally distributed auction catalogs, specializing in political campaign collectibles. A cum laude graduate with a BA degree from Yale University, Tom also attended Columbia University law school. He became a full-time collectibles dealer in 1976, and operated art galleries in Los Angeles and Indianapolis through most of the 1980s. He ran The Political Gallery throughout the 1990s, which evolved into Slater's Americana. Tom joined Heritage in 2004.

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We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
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