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Curtis Lindner
Director, Americana
CurtisL@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824)  x1352
Specialties: Americana, Civil War & Militaria, Manuscripts, Political Memorabilia, Space
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Collecting has always been in Curtis Lindner’s blood, likely passed down from his mother. On family trips to Maine, he always migrated to old book shops, antique stores, and consignment shops seeking out books, stamps, coins, and eventually, political campaign material. His collecting continued through college and into his corporate career where he held positions in marketing and sales management. He attended shows throughout the east coast as a part time dealer and took the “leap” in 2000, becoming a full time Americana dealer. Besides cultivating a large collector-client base, he also worked with several institutions, including the Houghton Library at Harvard University and the John Hay Library at Brown University, assisting in growing their Abraham Lincoln collections. Curtis has been a member of the APIC (American Political Items Collectors) for 32 years and assisted in two public exhibits including the Dr. John Lattimer Collection at the Metropolitan Book Exchange in 1995, and the bicentennial “Abraham Lincoln in New York” at Federal Hall in 2009. He also displayed a portion of his Ulysses S. Grant collection at the re-dedication of Grant’s Tomb in 1997. Curtis has a broad range of expertise in the areas of Americana, Political Memorabilia, and Civil War. As someone who is always up for a challenge, he was approached by Tom Slater to replace him as Director of the Americana Department upon Tom’s semi-retirement. After meeting with management, he felt it was a good fit and joined Heritage Auctions in July 2019.

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David Carde
Consignment Director, Arms & Armor
DavidC@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824)  x1881
Specialties: Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria, Firearms
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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.

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