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
the area, stop by or call today.
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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.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET Saturday:
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.
Senior Vice President and Managing Director - New York
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Sarah Miller is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Heritage’s
New York Office and brings a lifelong passion for 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, the American Numismatic Society,
and the 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.
Director of Business Development, New York
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Nancy Valentino is the Director of Business Development for
Heritage Auctions. Based in New York, she works with specialists across collecting categories and regions, identifying and securing
new business opportunities. She is a noted specialist in pop culture auction markets including
celebrity, film & television, music, fashion. contemporary and street art.
Prior to Heritage, Nancy served at Christie’s starting in 1991,
where she held several positions including SVP, Business Development; SVP
Digital (drove the launch team of christies.com) and Senior Vice President,
U.S. Marketing and Communications. She directed the auctions for numerous categories,
presenting many iconic estates including Clark Gable, Judy Garland,
Rudolf Nureyev, Frank Sinatra and Timothy Leary. In 1999, she was responsible
for the record-breaking auction of The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe.
Nancy returned to Christie’s in 2011 to consult on her former ciient's blockbuster $120M auction, The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor.
In 2003, Nancy joined Time Inc. as SVP, Corporate Communications
& Brand Development, where her group managed all communications channels,
as well as live events, for the Luxury, Fashion, Celebrity, Business,
Entertainment and Multi-Cultural brands including PEOPLE, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, FORTUNE, PEOPLE en ESPAÑOL
and ESSENCE. She directed all
communications functions for brand extensions, event franchises, special
issues, books and websites, with brand development projects that included
television and production partnerships.
later served for two years a senior consultant to the CCO of Endeavor (formerly
WME/IMG) where she advised on brand repositioning, communications, sponsor
programs and digital innovation, including acting as the business lead for the newly acquired FRIEZE Art Fairs. From there she joined Julien’s as
Chief Operating Officer, during which she was responsible for streamlining
operations and re-focused brand identity servicing the company’s high-profile
events in the contemporary/street art and pop culture markets. She later became
an advisor in the iconic art markets to private clients and auction houses, utilizing her respected business expertise and
networks in celebrity, luxury, pop culture, fashion, film and music.
Additionally, Nancy continues to lend her auction and live event
expertise to many charitable organizations including The Actors Fund, Stand Up
to Cancer, Major League Baseball, the Motion Picture Television Fund, the
Screen Actors Guild and The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation. A native New
Yorker, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.
Trusts & Estates and Business Development, New York
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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.
Office Manager, 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.
Senior Vice President, 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.
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.
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.
Consignment Director, Urban Art, New York
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A Consignment Director in Urban Art at Heritage Auctions’
New York office, Walter Ramirez fell in love with the auction business after
joining the company in 2014 as an intern. The New York native earned both a BA
and MA in Art History from Queens College before working at various galleries
in New York City prior to taking his position at Heritage.
Walter has been involved with a number of consignments that
have expanded the Urban Art department’s range of artists and materials,
including a recent collection of material that has spanned a 12-month period. A
cinephile and avid reader of 19th- and 20th-century
absurdist and nihilist literature who also follows baseball, soccer and
basketball, Walter’s personal collections mainly consist of baseball cards and
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.
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.
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.
A lifelong baseball card collector, Heritage Consignment
Director Jason Simonds’ affinity for collecting evolved from family tradition.
The New Jersey native’s father was a bottle collector who gifted Simonds a 1975
Topps set for Christmas, which set his reverence for the hobby in motion.
Simonds, his father, and brothers would go to flea markets every weekend while
they were growing up, and in those settings, he would look for any baseball
cards being sold.
After earning his Accounting degree from Penn State and
later a Master’s from Rutgers, Simonds worked in public accounting for a few
years. Most recently, he spent five years working in corporate finance for
Christie’s, but he also has been a full- or part-time card dealer since his
college days. His expertise is in post-WWII baseball cards, and he also enjoys
collecting oddball and insert sets from the 1960s.
Aside from collecting, Simonds’ hobbies include running
marathons — most recently the 2019 New York Marathon — and he enjoys traveling
and hiking as well with his fiancée.
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, 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.
Consignment Director, Modern & Contemporary Art, New York
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Curry joined Heritage Auctions in 2013, and over his career has been instrumental
in the growth of the Modern & Contemporary Department. 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.
and transparency are the cornerstones of Taylor’s relationships and are at the
forefront of every interaction. Taylor has also completed the coursework and
examination in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
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.
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