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Chicago

Offices

An international hub that boasts one of the world's largest and most diversified economies, the Windy City represents a strategic expansion for Heritage Auctions throughout the Midwest. The office's prime downtown location in the center of the vibrant River North neighborhood allows Heritage's experts easy access to the greater Chicago community. Backed by a worldwide team of specialists, our Chicago-based team delivers personalized service for valuations and consignments in all Heritage categories, including Fine & Decorative Arts, Luxury Lifestyle, Jewelry, Memorabilia & Collectibles, Numismatics and Historical Artifacts. Contact us to arrange an auction proposal, formal appraisal, offer to purchase or general advice on your treasures.

Available for immediate purchase: 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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Mon-Fri:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
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Address

Phone: 877-HERITAGE (437-4824)
312-260-7220
215 West Ohio Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Roberta Kramer
Fine & Decorative Arts

Managing Director, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1759

312-260-7222
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Roberta Kramer, General Manager, Chicago, is a 25-year veteran of the art and antiques world. Before beginning her career in auctions, she spent two years curating for the Ben Uri Art Society in London. Returning stateside, Roberta served as Gallery Director for J. Rosenthal Fine Art until her interest in Continental Antiques led her to a management position at Rita Bucheit, Ltd. In 1992, with her extensive knowledge of fine art and antiques, Roberta started her auction career at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers as an account executive. In 1995, after taking a leave to found the Antiques Center at Kinzie Square, she was named Consignment Director of newly formed Chicago auction house, Susanins Auctions. While at Susanins she also managed the appraisal department and served as principal auctioneer alongside Sean Susanin. In 2001 she founded Roberta Kramer & Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in appraisals and art consulting. A recognized USPAP certified appraiser and auctioneer, Roberta has served as a charity auctioneer for numerous charities and has been a frequent contributor to Art & Antiques Magazine.

Ruth Thuston
Jewelry

Director, Fine Jewelry, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1929

312-260-7223
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Ruth Thuston, who joined Heritage Auctions’ Chicago office as Director of Fine Jewelry, brings a wide range of jewelry experience to her position. Providing wise and fair service to clients who choose to sell their jewelry assets is of utmost importance to Ruth. For more than a decade she directed the Chicago office of CIRCA, an international company that buys and resells antique, period and estate jewelry, during which she facilitated the selling process for thousands of clients. Earlier in her career, she channeled her passion for jewelry and her clients who own it by helping them find the perfect item at both CD Peacock and Sidney Garber. Ruth holds a BA in Music from Albion College and a Graduate Gemologist degree from Gemological Institute of America (GIA).  She is a member and former chapter president of the Women’s Jewelry Association, (WJA), in addition to being a member of The American Society of Jewelry Historians and Chicago Jewelers Association, and sits on the boards of several charitable organizations. Ruth is also the recipient of the WJA Shining Star award in recognition of her contributions to her local WJA chapter.

Roxana Uskali
Numismatics

Director of Numismatics, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1282

312-260-7225
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Roxana Uskali, the Director of Numismatics for Heritage
Auctions’ Chicago office, started collecting coins like many of you — as a
youngster who frequented a local coin and stamp shop in her neighborhood. She
went on to graduate cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, receiving degrees
in world history, theology, and piano performance before pairing her diverse
academic background and her love of traveling into a career in professional
numismatics. Roxana spent nine years working as the principal world coin
numismatist for the prestigious Chicago firm Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., and more
recently her own company, KRCoins. Over the last several years, she has helped
catalog Heritage’s world coin auctions while also frequently attending major
coin shows around the U.S. and abroad. In addition to being a member of the
ANA, the IBNS, and the CSNS, Roxana also produces coin-related videos
(“Coincasts: www.youtube.com/user/KRCoins”)
for the public.

Barbara Stone
Luxury Accessories

Consignment Director, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1336

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Barbara Conn is Consignment Director for Luxury Accessories.  Her expertise in the luxury handbag market is extensive, with over a decade in the high-end accessories segment as a business owner and consultant. After a 15-year career in entertainment marketing, Barbara transitioned to the luxury goods arena. She is an expert in appraisal and authentication and her counsel is frequently sought in the field. Barbara has strong relationships with buyers, sellers and consignors from coast to coast, along with an in-depth knowledge of the Luxury marketplace.

Ed Jaster

Heritage Senior VP and Specialist Expert in Comics & Comic Art, Fine Art, Sports Collectibles, Photography & Popular Culture
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1288

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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.

Rudy Aronoff
Fine & Decorative Arts - Operations

Director of Operations, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1981

312-260-7221
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Rudy graduated from Albion College with a degree in Art
History and Printmaking. Among his studies, Rudy spent a semester in New York
City interning at the Whitney Museum in the department of Rights and
Reproductions and at Larissa Goldston Gallery/ULAE.  While at Albion, Rudy assisted the Chair of
the Art Department after a large water pipe break resulted in significant
damage to the College’s print collection. 
Roberta Kramer was the appraiser assigned to the claim and in his final
two summers of college, he interned at Roberta Kramer & Associates while
also working at Susanin’s Auctions.  Rudy
became Roberta’s full time Operations Manager in 2013 and he joins her in
running Heritage’s new Chicago office.

Margaret O'Neil
Fine & Decorative Arts

Junior Specialist, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1184

312-260-7226

Carmel O'Brien
Fine & Decorative Arts

Client Services, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1593

312-260-7224
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Fernando Botero (b. 1932)Un Abogado, 1967

Fernando Botero (b. 1932) | Un Abogado, 1967

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