Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. Our New York Auction House and
office, located in Manhattan at 445 Park Ave, offers auctions and appraisals for a wide range of collectibles including Fine Art,
Coins & Currency, Comics, Entertainment Memorabilia, Jewelry & Luxury Accessories, Fine Wine, and many others. 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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At the age of eight, Greg Rohan started collecting coins and by 1971, at the age of 10, he was buying and selling coins from a dealer’s table at trade shows in his hometown of Seattle. His business grew rapidly, and in 1987 he joined Heritage as Executive Vice-President. Today, as President of Heritage, in addition to being the partner in charge of Heritage’s office in New York City, his responsibilities include overseeing the firm’s private client group and working with top collectors in every field in which Heritage is active. Greg has been involved with many of the rarest items and most important collections handled by the firm, including the purchase and sale of the Ed Trompeter Collection (included in the Guinness Book of World Records). During his career, Greg has handled more than $1 billion of property for consignors. He has provided expert testimony for the United States Attorney and for the Federal Trade Commission, and has appeared as an expert on CNN, CNBC, Anderson Cooper, ABC, and CBS. He works with collectors, consignors, and their advisors regarding significant collections in every one of Heritage’s 35 categories. The clients he has worked with have included the families of actor John Wayne and publisher Malcolm Forbes, Random House Publishing, Time-Warner, Frito-Lay, Stanford University, Columbia University, and The Smithsonian Institution to name just a few. Greg is a past Chairman of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) for North Texas, and is a current member of WPO in both Dallas and New York. He is an active supporter of the arts, is an advisor to the board at Austin College, and is a member of the Tate Lecture Board of Directors at Southern Methodist University. He co-authored the award-winning “Collectors Estate Handbook,” and he served two terms on the seven-person Advisory Board at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Sr. Vice President of Heritage Auctions & Managing Director, New York
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Kathleen Guzman is a recognized appraiser and auctioneer with over forty years experience in the art and antiques industry. Ms. Guzman is the Managing Director of Heritage Auctions in New York, the third largest auction house based in Dallas. She has personally auctioned over 1,500 sales with over $1 Million objects valued at over $1 Billion US dollars. She brings 15 years experience from the world-renown international auction house Christie’s, selling such items as a Monet watercolor for $4.3 Million and the Ruby Slippers from the Wizard of Oz for $660,000. She was the former President of Christie’s East and President of Phillips Auctioneers, as well as Senior Vice-President of Business Development at Ebay.
Ms. Guzman is frequently quoted in print, radio and has been seen on television regarding the art and antiques market and spokesperson for the art market on such shows as Oprah, Good Morning America, Today, CNN and Sally Jessy Raphael. She appears as an expert on the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow” for over twenty years, as on-air host for Good Life TV, host at QVC, and frequent guest for the Treasure channel satellite cable station in, “Treasure Seekers” and Metro TV’s “Antique Show and Sell”. She also has co-starred for the pilot TV show “For What It’s Worth” with Robin Leach and is a contributing editor to the Miller’s Antique Collector’s Books writing articles recently. She was the Director of Hubert Gallery, specializing in Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso for two years, and is professionally, an independent consultant, a USPAP compliant art appraiser, writer and charity auctioneer.
She holds an Executive M.B.A. from Columbia University and has a Master’s Degree in Art History from Queen’s College. Ms. Guzman lectures extensively on the art market for the American Appraiser’s Association, New York University, Bard College and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Ms. Guzman also auctions extensively for charitable causes including Make-a-Wish, Juvenile Diabetes and Housing Works to name a few, with noted celebrities. Her present and past clients include Bloomberg, Inc, the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, the estate of Tom Thumb and the artist John Graham.
Sr. Vice President, Special Collections, New York
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Nick Dawes began his career
in his native England and brings over forty years of experience in the antiques
and fine art auction business. He emigrated to New York in 1979 and has pursued
his career there as an auctioneer, appraiser, author, lecturer, and antiques dealer. Nick is a former
Department Head and auctioneer at Phillips and at Sotheby’s in New York and has
organized his own auctions at several prominent auction houses. He held
annual exhibitions of Lalique glass hood ornaments at the Pebble Beach Concours
D’Elegance for over twenty years since 1993 and is considered this
country’s leading authority on the work of Rene Lalique. Nick is the author of
four standard works on decorative arts, together with scores of articles, and
lectures widely internationally. He has been a faculty member of Parsons
School of Design since 1984 and has taught Luxury Marketing at Columbia
Business School and courses on English and French furniture at Bard Graduate
Center. Nick is active within many charitable organizations and is the Chairman
and CEO of Salmagundi, the oldest artist’s club in New York City founded in
1871. He first appeared as an appraiser on "Antiques Roadshow" for
PBS in the second ever broadcast of the show, and has appeared regularly ever
since, discussing ceramics, glass, silver, and other decorative arts.
VP & Director of American Art, New York
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joined Heritage in January 2013 after fourteen years in the auction industry.
With over twenty years of in-depth knowledge and experience in American Art,
she holds a broad interest in all aspects of the field. Aviva previously served
as Vice President, Specialist in the American Art department at Christie’s,
where she was instrumental in
establishing dozens of auction records in virtually every category of American
Art. While directing their mid-season auctions in 2004-6 she doubled the value
of these sales.
on American Art at museums and institutions throughout the country. She also
serves as an adjunct professor of Appraisals and Valuation in the Art
Administration Master’s Program at New York
University. Aviva has been featured as a tastemaker in various publications, including Forbes,
Intelligent Collector, Christie’s Magazine, and Yeshiva University Alumni
Magazine. As an expert on the art market, Aviva has been a contributor to
broadcast television shows on Fox News and Bloomberg.
Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Yeshiva
University and is fluent in Hebrew. She has also successfully completed the coursework and examination
in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
While pursuing a Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York City, Delia E. Sullivan studied Primitive Art with Ted Carpenter and Shamanism with Michael Harner. She worked for 14 years at Christie's in New York City, seven of which were spent as head of the American Indian Art Department. From 2000 through 2007, Delia managed two auctions a year in that capacity, during which she significantly raised the profitability and reputation of her department.
Lee is a twenty year veteran of the sports card and memorabilia industry. Lee’s trading card expertise was cultivated through a four year tour as an expert for the Sportscard Guaranty Corporation (SGC), where he served as Senior Grader. Lee joined the Heritage team in June 2007 and now uses his specialized knowledge to maximize financial return for consignors of trading cards to Heritage Auctions.
Director, Luxury Accessories, New York
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Diane D'Amato is the Director of Luxury Accessories at Heritage. Diane made her name in the Luxury Accessories world following high profile positions working for Hermès of Paris and Louis Vuitton, where her buying trips to Paris were influential in setting market trends in the United States and she oversaw more than $12 million in annual sales. Her specialty is in creating exclusive marketing partnerships and forging loyal client relationships. Diane is based in New York, joining the talent-rich Heritage team stewarding the brand, where she assists consignors and collectors with appraisals as well as supervising the category's double digit growth.
Diane has used her talents to do extensive charitable fund raising, including sales that have benefited FATE (Foundation for Autism Training & Education), Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Deputy Managing Director, New York
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Sarah Miller is Director of Numismatics at Heritage’s New York office and brings a lifelong passion for U.S. Coins. A student of numismatics since age 11, she first fell in love with U.S. coins and the history behind them while attending her first coin show. This led to a job in rare coins throughout high school and college, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Central College in Naperville, Ill., with a degree in Finance and Economics. She amassed an impressive list of accomplishments during her studies. Sarah assists Heritage clients with their rare coin collections on a daily basis in addition to being a regular contributor to the Heritage Blog. She has twice appeared as a numismatic expert on CNN and is a current member of the American Numismatic Association and New York Numismatic Club. She also is a licensed Auctioneer in Texas, Florida, and New York City. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, taking ballet classes, knitting, and baking.
Vice President, Modern & Contemporary Art
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Leon, Heritage Auctions’ Vice President in Modern and Contemporary Art, has spent his entire life in the art business,
with parents who both own art galleries, and three siblings, all of whom also
currently work in the art world. Prior to joining Heritage, Benrimon owned
Benrimon Contemporary in New York, where he sold blue chip artworks on the
secondary market in association with historical exhibitions, while dedicating
himself to representing and supporting emerging, established and mid-career
Contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums. He received his
Master’s Degree at Christie’s Education in New York and worked at family owned
galleries on Fifth and Madison Avenues at David Benrimon Fine Art. His specialty
is working with new collectors and post-war artists – such as Warhol,
Lichtenstein, Prince, Basquiat, Longo, Kusama Haring, Murakami and Hirst, among
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Having had the opportunity to live around the world in his youth, Taylor acquired a deep appreciation for art in its many forms. As that grew into a passion, he decided to pursue, and ultimately earn, an undergraduate degree in the History of Art from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. While completing his studies, he trained with the renowned Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh, where he developed a keen interest in the business-side of the art world. Looking to build on his gallery experience, he applied and was accepted to the Sotheby’s Institute of Art and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Art Business. Following graduation, he joined Heritage and has since enjoyed working across a number of fields in the auction business. In 2016, he joined Heritage’s Modern and Contemporary Art team and is currently Consignment Director in New York. Combining his love of contemporary art and knowledge of the auction business and looks to provide his clients with the highest possible level of service. One of the founding specialists of the "In Focus" and Urban Art sales, Taylor focuses on advising collectors on emerging artists and collecting, selling and buying blue-chip artwork.
Trust and transparency are the cornerstones of Taylor’s relationships and are at the forefront of every interaction. Taylor has also successfully completed the coursework and examination in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Receptionist/Client Service Representative, New York
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Cassandra Hutzler originally trained as a ballet dancer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but once in college realized she preferred the business side of the performing arts. After graduating from Butler University (Indianapolis, IN) with a Bachelor of Science in Arts Administration she moved to New York to work at American Ballet Theatre, assisting in fundraising and special events for patrons. Prior to joining Heritage Auctions in 2010 she worked at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. as a ticket concierge for major donors attending ballet, opera and orchestra performances at the world famous venue. Cassandra has lived in Manhattan for over 20 years, making her a wonderful resource to clients visiting the city.
Trusts & Estates and Business Development, NY
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Elyse Luray served as the Vice President, Auctioneer and department head of Collectibles for Christie’s for more than 10 years after earning a degree in art history from New Orleans’ Tulane University. Since then she has collaborated and consulted with a number of specialty auction houses, handling high-profile auctions ranging from antique toys to sports collectibles and fine wine. The roster of important private collections she has managed include the archives of Lucas Films, DreamWorks, Fox Studios, Jimi Hendrix, Muhammad Ali, Eric Clapton, Marilyn Monroe, and Mickey Mantle. Elyse is also the nationally-recognized host of numerous television programs on collectibles, such as HGTV’s "If Walls Could Talk" and "The Longest Yard Sale," as an appraiser on PBS’s "Antiques Roadshow" and as a permanent cast member of its popular "History Detectives." She quickly earned roles as host of "Collection Intervention" on the Syfy network, "Treasure Seekers" on VOOM!, and as a collectibles expert on "The Nate Berkus Show" and "Clean House NY!" as well as several appearances on morning television programs. She is also an author, speaker and a licensed auctioneer in New York. A member of the Appraisers Association of America, Elyse is a USPAP-certified appraiser of Entertainment memorabilia and a preferred appraiser for both the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and Encompass Insurance.
Nigel Russell was educated at Vassar College and the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he studied Photographic Science and Engineering. He started his career in 1979 at Sotheby's London cataloguing antique cameras and scientific instruments and instituted Sotheby's first auctions devoted solely to cameras, photographic viewers and optical toys. In 1981 he transferred to Sotheby's New York as Assistant Departmental Director of the Collectibles Department and was responsible for the auction of the Dobran Collection of Photographica, the first sale of its kind in America.
After leaving Sotheby's Russell became the curator of the Spira Collection, New York, a private collection of approximately 20,000 items relating to the history of photography. He remained there until 1999, then working at Swann Auction Galleries as the Photographs & Camera Specialist. Subsequent to Swann"s, Russell was back at Sotheby's as the Director of the Photographs Department for Sothebys.com and at Christie's New York as a Photographs Specialist. He also consulted on antique and collectible cameras for Adorama, New York and WestLicht Photographica Auctions, Vienna.
From November 2005 to March 2006, Nigel was a photography consultant for the National Counsel for Culture, Art & Heritage, Doha, Qatar and worked as Photography Curator for the Qatar Museums Authority from November 2006 until March 2013.
Nigel is a major contributor to "The History of Photography As Seen Through The Spira Collection," published by Aperture in the fall of 2001 and co-author of "Spirit Capture: Photographs from the National Museum of the American Indian," published by the Smithsonian in the fall of 1998 as well as a contributor to various photography magazines. He was a member of the advisory committee of the Technology Department of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House and has also lectured on the Photography Auction Market and Collecting Photographica.
Director, Comics & Comic Art, New York / Consultant
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Joe’s resume in the field of Comic character collectibles includes but is not limited to: Principal owner along with his wife and partner Nadia of All Star Auctions and Comics and Stories, premier dealers of rare Comic Collectibles for over 30 years. Co-owners of Comic Art Appraisal LLC where they have prepared formal appraisals for well over 1 million items, including the most significant institutions, collectors and professionals in the field. Exclusive Comic Collectibles Consultants for Christie's from 1992 to 1997, where they inaugurated and conducted seven record setting Comic Collectibles sales; representatives for some of the most prestigious artists to have ever worked in the medium, including the Estate of Winsor McCay, Frank Frazetta, Carmine Infantino, Jerry Robinson, Joe Simon, Angelo Torres and Mort Drucker to name a few. They have worked directly with professionals and collectors alike whose careers and interests have spanned the history of the medium to the present day.
Publishers and authors of The Christie's East Comic Collectibles catalogues; perennial special advisors and contributors to The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, the universally acknowledged reference work in the field; charter and founding members of the American Association of Comic Book Collectors Committee for Authenticity Certification and Grading; members of the American Institute Of Conservation for more than 20 years; author of the CAAR rating system as published in The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comic And Animation Art, Gemstone Publishing, Oct. 2013 and authors of the definitive feature on high-end transactions in the Comic Collectibles field, Collecting At The Top, which appeared monthly in Gemstone Publishing Overstreet's FAN Magazine.
Senior Consignment Director, Comics & Comic Art, New York / Consultant
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Nadia has an extensive background in both marketing and sales promotions. With a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University, Ms. Mannarino was co-owner of Comics and Stories, dealers of rare Comic Collectibles. She was co-owner of All Star Auctions, a firm specializing in auctioning Comic Character related items and was the Comic Collectibles Consultant for Christie’s East from 1992-1997.
In addition, she has been a member of the prestigious American Appraisers Association for over 10 years and is fully certified in the accepted appraisal practices as required by the Association. As such she is the only licensed member of the AAA in the field of Comic Character Collectibles. As agent for some of the most prestigious artists to have ever worked in the medium, including Frank Frazetta, Mort Drucker, Carmine Infantino, Joe Simon, Angelo Torres and Jim Steranko, she has been instrumental in bringing the medium forward focusing also on up-and-coming artists and storytellers.
Director, Fine & Rare Wine, New York
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Before joining Heritage’s
Fine & Rare Wine Department as a New York based
Michael spent 17 years becoming one of
the most recognized
sommeliers in the country. The Philadelphia native
got his start in the wine business
with a consultant position at the Burgundy
Wine Company. A connection
made through this job led to an opportunity to work on the 2002 Nuits St.
Georges harvest in Burgundy, during which he spent an entire growing season of
plowing, pruning and picking. Michael’s experience in Burgundy created a respect
for nature, the ecosystem and terroir, but most importantly, an understanding
of the grueling work small growers endured to create an appealing wine.
After returning to the
U.S., he accepted sales and management positions with Michael Skurnik Wines,
Clicquot, Inc., and Henriot Inc. before returning to France with Butterfield &
Robinson in Beaune to lead wine tours throughout the region. In 2007, Michael
joined one of NYC’s fi nest restaurant groups, Chef Daniel’s Dinex Group,
serving as wine director of Boulud Sud and Bar Boulud while tasting tens of
thousands of wines over a nearly 10- year period. His industry recognition
during this period included being named a James Beard Award Finalist for “Americas
Best Wine Program” (2014); Americas Best Blind Palate (2010); Bordeaux
Ambassador to the U.S. (2015-2018); Ambassador of Wines of Northern Greece
(2015-2018); two-time Sommelier of the Year (Food & Wine, 2012)
(Wine Enthusiast, 2013); and two-time winner of Wine and Spirits
Magazine “Sommelier Scavenger Hunt”
Director, Fine Jewelry, New York
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Jessica DuBroc is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and obtained her
Graduate Gemologist degree through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Her early interest in the jewelry business stemmed from her family, namely her
great-grandfather, who was a diamond cutter, and grandfather, who operated a
jewelry business. She has worked in a number of jewelry venues, including
wholesale, retail, consignment, appraisal, and auction for over a decade.
Jessica is a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)
and Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA).
Director, Fine Jewelry, New York
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A Jewelry Consignment Director in Heritage’s New York
office, Vera Prather has always had an abiding love for beautiful things. The
native of Moscow earned both a Bachelor’s Degree and Ph.D. in Russian Language
from Lomonosov Moscow State University with the goal of teaching it to others.
Eventually, her affinity for fine jewelry developed from a hobby into a
lifetime commitment once she pursued her passion with part-time work in that
Vera started her jewelry career at Hamilton Jewelers in
Princeton, New Jersey selling high-end contemporary designer jewelry and luxury
timepieces, which gave her a good understanding of today’s retail market. She
also attended numerous trade shows to buy pieces for their top clients. She
later joined Fred Leighton in New York, learning about antique and high-end
vintage jewelry from the Art Deco period while dealing with exquisite pieces
from Susan Belperron, Rene Boivin, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Vera’s credentials include special training as a Graduate
Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and Certified Gemologist
Appraiser, AGS; she also is a member of the National Association of Jewelry
Appraisers (NAJA). Her favorite stones are turquoise and coral, and she loves
old diamonds for their warm, hand-cut personalities.
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Ariana Hartsock began her career at prominent galleries in
California, specializing in American and Early California art. She earned her
B.A. in Art History from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and her
M.A. in Modern Art, History of the Art Market, and Connoisseurship at
Christie’s Education in New York. Upon completing her studies, Ariana began her
auction career at Doyle Auctions as a Fine Art cataloguer, and then at
Christie’s as a Specialist and Associate Vice President in American Paintings,
Drawings & Sculpture. There she headed twice-yearly midseason American Art
sales, breaking previous records for the highest ever sales in the category,
and setting new world auction records for a multitude of artists. Ariana has
now been with Heritage for ten years as a specialist in both American and
European art, and serves as Director of Fine Art in Dallas.