Latest Heritage Auction Galleries Stories

2010-02-15 11:35:00

DALLAS, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Batman beats Superman. The Caped Crusader is pounding the Man of Steel - and the recession - in an auction. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100215/DA54915) A rare copy of the first Batman comic book has far surpassed the previous comic books record price, $317,000, paid for a first Superman comic in 2009, and the bidding is still underway with Batman already at $418,250. Super heroes and pop culture fans will learn the final, new record...

2009-10-07 11:48:00

DALLAS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A Babe Ruth game-used bat, dating to the Boston Red Sox' 1918 World Series winning season - arguably the most important piece of lumber from baseball's most iconic player - realized $537,750 at Heritage Auctions Oct. 1-2 Signature® Sports Memorabilia Auction. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091007/DA88835) The auction totaled just more than $4.2 million. All prices include 19.5% Buyer's Premium. "We saw very solid...

2009-04-15 15:00:34

A Dallas-based auction house plans to sell the lone remaining college jersey of former basketball star Pete Maravich. The event to be conducted in public and online next Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24. Other items will be professional team jerseys worn by Maravich when played in the 1970s with Atlanta, the New Orleans Jazz and Boston, and the ball he shot he scored a record 1,138 points in the 1967-68 season. Pre-sale estimates say $50,000 might be paid for the Hawks jersey. The head of...

2009-02-24 19:37:33

Bidding for a softcover, first edition copy of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone is up to $15,000, a rare book dealer in Dallas said Tuesday. The auction is being conducted online now and at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas March 6-7. The volume is one of only 200 such copies issued by the London publisher, Bloomsbury. This is a 1997 first edition of 'Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone' with the original publisher's illustrated softcover wrapper and an illustrated card signed...

2006-12-15 21:00:00

DALLAS - An art collector has paid about $2.3 million for a $1,000 U.S. bill printed in 1890, the auction house that brokered the transaction between two anonymous private collectors said Friday. "This $1,000 bill is one of only two known of its type; the other surviving example is in the museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco," said Greg Rohan, president of Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries. He said that type of bank note is known to collectors as a "Grand Watermelon"...

2006-07-26 17:23:20

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marlon Brando's annotated script of "The Godfather," letters from playwright Tennessee Williams and dozens of other personal items are going up for auction in the latest sale to open the door on the once highly reclusive actor. Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas said on Wednesday the October 6-7 sale comprised about 100 items ranging from Brando's harmonica to his BAFTA British film award for the 1952 movie "Viva Zapata!" and still photographs taken during...

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