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Press Release - June 11, 2009

Nicholas Dawes joins Heritage Auction Galleries

Well-known 'Roadshow' personality and renowned 20th Century expert

DALLAS, TX - Heritage Auction Galleries has announced that Nicholas Dawes, longtime Antiques Roadshow personality and renowned expert in Lalique, art glass and decorative arts, has accepted a position with the company as a Consignment Director.

"I am extremely happy to be part of the Heritage team," said Dawes. "This is an exciting company, one committed to an expanding role in the world of fine art auctioneering and I look forward to being a part of that growth."

Dawes will continue operating out his home base in New York City, using his internationally recognized expertise - especially in the areas of Lalique and art glass - to bring in consignors and buyers from all over the world.

"Nick is easily one of the most recognizable people in the whole of the antiques and art business," said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage. "He's also one of the most knowledgeable. We look forward to having Nick in our corner and see this is one more step in creating a high-end antiques and Fine Art powerhouse here in Dallas."

Nick began his career in his native England in the late 1960s and now brings 40 years of experience in the antiques and fine art auction business. He emigrated to New York in 1979 where he pursued his career as an auctioneer, appraiser, author, lecturer and antiques dealer.

He 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 including Doyle and Rago, where his annual events dedicated to the art of Lalique received great critical acclaim between 2000 and 2006. He also conceived and helped organize two of the most successful live auctions of sports memorabilia in the history of the hobby. He has held an annual exhibition and sale of Lalique glass hood ornaments at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance since 1993, and is considered this country's leading authority on the work of Rene Lalique.

Nick is the author of two standard works on decorative arts, and one on 19th Century ceramics, which collectively have sold more than 100,000 copies. He has written scores of articles for a wide array of publications and lectures widely internationally. He has been a faculty member of Parsons, The New School for Design, since 1984, and has taught Luxury Marketing at Columbia Business School, as well as courses on 18th Century furniture at the Bard Graduate Center. 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.

For more information, you can email Nick at NickD@HA.com.

To reserve your copy of any Heritage auction catalog, please contact Client Services at 1-800-872-6467, ext. 1150, or visit www.HA.com/Catalog to order by email.

Heritage Auction Galleries is the world's third largest auction house, and by far the largest auctioneer of rare collectibles, with annual sales more than $700 million, and 450,000+ registered online bidder members. For more information about Heritage's auctions, and to join and gain access to a complete record of prices realized, along with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit www.HA.com.

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