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Chicago

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An international hub that boasts one of the world's largest and most diversified economies, the Windy City represents a strategic location 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.

If you would like to discuss consigning, or if you simply want to drop off your consignment and leave the packing and shipping back to Dallas to us, we are happy to help. You may contact your Heritage Representative to make arrangements, our Chicago staff will work with you and your Heritage Rep to make doing business with us as easy and hassle-free as possible. We recommend calling ahead to book an appointment with a specialist, 312-260-7200. Our hours are Monday through Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT.

Hours

Mon-Fri:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
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Address

Phone: 877-HERITAGE (437-4824)
312-260-7200
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
Chicago

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.

Rudy Aronoff
Chicago

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.

Chris Nerat
Sports and Memorabilia

Cataloger - Consignment Director
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1615

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Chris Nerat, a Wisconsin native and one of the hobby's best known vintage Packers memorabilia experts, received his Bachelor's degree in Communications, with an emphasis in Journalism, from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2001. Starting in the sixth grade Chris has worked in almost every aspect of the hobby: dealer, card show promoter, lead card grader and first hire for SCD Authentic, Cataloger/Consignment Director for American Memorabilia, at Upper Deck Card Company in its auction division and helped start up MEARS Online Auctions. Most recently Chris was an editor/writer at Sports Collectors Digest where garnered national attention when he conducted a two-month investigation regarding fraudulent game-worn Brett Favre jerseys. His greatest personal accolade came in 2017, when he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, at historic Lambeau Field.

Matt Griffin
Comics & Comic Art

Consignment Director
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1694

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Matt attended the University of Arkansas and moved to Dallas, Texas in 2007, where he entered into the comics field. A lifelong collector and hobby enthusiast, he has a decade of experience in the industry as a grader, buyer, seller, and consignment director dealing in comics, comic art, and animation art. In addition to his duties as consignment director, he also frequently assists in cataloging books and art for the Signature Auction catalogs and the weekly auctions. He has been with Heritage since 2012 and makes frequent visits to our new Chicago office to meet with clients and evaluate collections.  
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