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David Carde
Consignment Director, Arms & Armor
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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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Jason Watson
Consignment Director, Arms & Armor
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Jason Watson joined the Heritage team in 2009 and has been active in many roles within the Civil War and Arms & Armor departments.  He is currently responsible for consignment acquisitions, cataloging, catalog production, as well as inventory control.  Jason travels the United States assisting clients at gun shows and sports collectibles shows/auctions.  Prior to joining Heritage, Jason spent numerous years in the field as a buyer and broker for guns, jewelry, and fine watches.

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