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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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Heritage Senior VP and Specialist Expert in Comics & Comic Art, Fine Art, Sports Collectibles, Photography & Popular Culture
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From the very beginning, Ed Jaster seemed destined for the art business. His parents met while attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1940s, the same school their son would later attend. Subsequently, for some 20 years, Ed owned his own commercial art firm in Chicago, acquiring, trading, and selling world class collections of American photography, illustration art, and vintage comic books. Ed brought his vast experience and expertise in collectibles to Heritage Auctions in 2002.
Consignment Director and Trusts & Estates, Beverly Hills
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Mani's background includes twenty years of experience in both live
and online auctions, as well as an extensive background in appraising and
vetting Furniture and Decorative Arts, Fine Art, Collectibles, Musical
Instruments and Entertainment Memorabilia.
to joining Heritage, Carolyn was Director and Auctioneer at
Bonhams (Butterfields). She oversaw
the estate department for more than ten years, established a proven track
record in working with large consignments and institutions and was an accredited
member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).
she has brought to auction the celebrity estates of Shirley Temple Black and
Zsa Zsa Gabor with outstanding results.
auctioneer she has raised millions of dollars and provided auction
services to numerous charities including John Wayne Cancer Society, Stars for a
Cause, The LOOC foundation, Wheels for Humanity, The Beverly Hills Bar
Association Barristers, The Chrysalis Foundation, Project Angel Food, Cancer
Treatment Centers of America, The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Ed Asner
Family Foundation and many others.
After studying at Clark University in Massachusetts and Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, Frank joined the auction staff at New York-based Acker Merrall & Condit in 1998. In 2003 he joined Bonhams & Butterfield as Director of Fine & Rare Wines, becoming International Director in November of 2006 and taking on a revised role focused on making the Wine department there a global entity, paying particular attention to markets in the US and Hong Kong, where, in April of 2008, he held the first wine sale in more than 17 years. Over the course of the following year and a half Frank was in Hong Kong on a monthly basis, working not only on wine auction, but also spending a good deal of time working with the government in Hong Kong to develop appropriate policy around the business. His experience in the industry is across all phases of the business, from business development, to marketing, to sales, consignments and customer service, with a decidedly hands on approach. As early as 2000, Who What Where magazine published a feature story spotlighting Frank, his rise in the world of fine wines and his success orchestrating auctions. It said, in part: "Martell has rapidly established himself as a superstar in the world of wine... his future seems extremely bright." He has since been featured on CBS News, MSNBC, CNN, and CNBC's "Squawk Box" as an expert in the field and was cast in a primary role in John Cleese's documentary, "Wine for the confused."
Amanda Crawford is a wine and spirits specialist with over
ten years of top level experience in nearly every facet of the wine
business. Amanda is currently the Associate Director of Fine and Rare
Wines at Heritage Auctions, where she works to bring in consignments for live
internet auctions. Previously she served in the wine
departments of Christie’s in New York (Associate Vice President, Lead
Specialist) and Spectrum Wines in Irvine, CA (President). Amanda was a
member of the faculty at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan and
continues to lead tastings and seminars. Her extensive wine related travels
have taken her to Burgundy, Bordeaux, Germany, Piedmont, Napa, Oregon and
Eastern Europe in addition to her work as a harvest intern in Tuscany. Prior to
auctions, Crawford was an assistant wine director at ‘Inoteca and a manager of
Astor Wines in New York. She graduated from Wellesley College.
With work in the retail, auction and manufacturing sectors
of the jewelry industry since 1989, Gina D’Onofrio’s experience encompasses
jewelry design and production, appraisals, buying and selling of contemporary,
antique and period jewelry, sales and management.
Prior to joining Heritage, Gina operated an independent
gemological laboratory, appraisal service and consulting firm and has been
catering to private individuals, banks, trusts, non-profit organizations,
insurance companies, legal firms and the jewelry trade in the greater Los
Gina received her Master Gemologist Appraiser® designation,
upon completion of appraisal studies, written and practical examinations and
peer appraisal report review with the American Society of Appraisers. In addition,
she was awarded the Certified Master Appraiser designation with the National
Association of Jewelry Appraisers. In 2013, Gina received Los Angeles
Magazine's coveted “Best in LA” award for her Jewelry Appraisal Services.
She conducts presentations and speeches about appraisal and
jewelry related topics to private and corporate groups in the Los Angeles area.
Gina is currently serving as Gems and Jewelry Education Chair for the American
Society of Appraisers and co-instructor for their Appraisal Report Writing For
Insurance Coverage course.
• Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA)
• Fellow of The Gemological Association of Australia (FGAA)
• Certified Master Appraiser of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)
• Accredited Senior Gemologist, Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA)
• Member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors,
• Accredited Senior Member & Master Gemologist Appraiser®, (ASA)
Prior to joining Heritage Auctions, Ana Wroblaski has been involved in the jewelry business on various levels since 1999. Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, she joined John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena during 2011 to take charge of their growing jewelry department. Previously, Ana spent five years at Bonham’s and Butterfield’s Los Angeles, first starting as assistant to the senior specialist before she was promoted to a specialist, appraising and cataloging jewelry that ranged from antique to modern.
Once Ana got a taste of working with precious metals on her own, she served as an apprentice with a master jeweler in the Downtown Los Angeles Jewelry District. Focusing on minerals and gems, she then went on to fabricate and design jewelry for her own line and others as well. Ana is a Graduate Gemologist, earning her diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) and is constantly continuing her education by attending workshops and seminars to stay abreast of treatments, new mine discoveries and current style trends in the jewelry world.
Ana has earned and stays current with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and is currently working on the accreditation curriculum with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
Director, Modern & Contemporary Art
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Leon, Heritage Auctions’ Director of Modern and Contemporary
Art for its New York office, 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
Brent Lewis is an art and design specialist
based in Los Angeles and the director of design for Heritage Auctions. He has spent over fifteen years in the auction
business, working with both East and West Coast firms as a specialist and
auctioneer. In his role at Heritage, Brent oversees the department of 20th
Century and Contemporary Design, focusing on building Heritage’s market in
mid-century and postwar design.
Prior to joining Heritage, Brent was the
director of Wright auction house’s New York gallery, and was formerly a
Vice President and Auctioneer at Christie's, New York. Previously he was
the Gallery Director of Moss, New York and held roles at Freeman’s auction
house in Philadelphia and Bonham’s in Los Angeles.
Brent has appeared on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow and
is a contributing editor of Cultured Magazine. He has published widely on
the subjects of art and design with recent subjects including Frank Gehry,
Robert Wilson, Gaetano Pesce, Tom Sachs, Carlos Cruz-Diez and Los Carpinteros.
Bob Marino joined Heritage in 1999, managing and developing Internet coin sales, and building Heritage's client base through eBay and other Internet auction Web sites. He has successfully concluded more than 40,000 transactions on eBay. He is now a Consignment Director, assisting consignors in placing their coins and collectibles in the best of the many Heritage venues.
Junior Specialist, Fine Art
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From a young age, Desiree developed an intense passion and connection to
art. After pursuing a dual degree in Art History and Architecture from the
University of Southern California, she earned a Master's Degree in Post-War and
Contemporary Art from Columbia University. Following her Master’s program,
Desiree expanded her knowledge of the inner-workings of both the primary and
secondary markets, gaining experience through various galleries, online auction
companies and appraisal firms. In 2015 Desiree joined Heritage Auctions Beverly
Hills, now working as a Junior Fine Art Specialist. Utilizing her love
of Fine Art, extensive knowledge of the art market, and fluency in five foreign
languages - Spanish, Italian, French, Hebrew and Farsi - Desiree caters to a
variety of clients around the world.
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