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San Francisco


Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. Our San Francisco office, located between the Embarcadero and Jackson Square, offers appraisals on a wide range of categories, including Arms & Armor, California & Western Art, Modern & Contemporary Art, European Paintings, Coins, Jewelry and Luxury Handbags, Fine Wine, Comics and original comic art. If you're in the area, stop by or call today.

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.


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT
By Appointment


Phone: 877-HERITAGE (437-4824)
Office Number: 415-777-4867
603 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(on the corner of Jackson and Battery)
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David Carde
Arms & Armor

Consignment Director, Arms & Armor
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1881

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A native of Puerto Rico, David moved to Chicago in 1993 to attend Prairie State College and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1998, to continue his studies he moved to San Francisco, where he decided to apply for a summer Firearms position with Butterfield and Butterfield Auctions, and he has remained in the auction business in San Francisco ever since. Since then, he has developed broad general knowledge of firearms, with specialties in early Spanish Miquelet firearms and other Latin America-related collectibles. David became a founding member of our San Francisco office and our Arms and Armor Department when Heritage acquired his employer’s auction company in 2011. He also travels extensively, representing Heritage at numerous gun shows throughout the country, and regularly appears as an expert-appraiser on Antiques Roadshow.

Alissa Ford
Fine & Decorative Arts

Director, California & Western Art
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1926

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Alissa is well versed on the art market, having managed multi-million dollar collections nationwide, helping collectors find premier paintings by important California and Western artists; and having worked both at major California and New York auction houses and alongside some of the country’s most respected dealers.  Alissa received her BA in Art History with an emphasis in the Italian Renaissance, then pursued her Master’s in American Fine and Decorative Arts. After spending several years in New York, Alissa decided to return to her native grounds to specialize in the great masters of the American West, working in the California Painting department of another prominent auction house and as Director of a highly recognized California Art Gallery. “I realized early on that this niche of the market is filled with passionate collectors and I feel fortunate to continue to build relationships with those buyers ” In addition to her role as Director, California Art, Alissa acts as one of the company’s auctioneers.

Giles Moon

Consignment Director, Entertainment & Music Memorabilia
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1725

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Giles Moon has more than 25 years of experience in the
auction industry.  Prior to Heritage, Giles was
at Christie’s, South Kensington, London for 9 years:  first in the Antiquarian Book Department and
later in the Popular Entertainment Department specializing in rock & roll
and movie memorabilia.  Following
Christie’s, Giles served as Associate Director of Rock & Roll at Sotheby’s
London and then Assistant Vice President of Collectibles at Sotheby's New York.
In 2002, Giles moved to Australia to head the newly formed Collectibles
Department at Bonhams & Goodman, Sydney and held the same role for Leonard
Joel in Melbourne before relocating to San Francisco in 2016. Giles has
expertise in a wide range of collecting fields including rock, movie, sporting,
and historical memorabilia; vintage toys and classic radios; film and
advertising posters.

Peter Shemonsky

Director, Fine Jewelry, San Francisco
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1135

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Mr. Shemonsky has worked within the jewelry industry
throughout his professional career in retailing, design, manufacturing and the
auction business. He holds a B.F.A. from the Philadelphia College of Art a
Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America.


Prior to joining Heritage, he ran his own by-appointment
appraisal and jewelry business in San Francisco, Ca. He is the former director
for the international jewelry buying company CIRCA in San Francisco and Hong
Kong. Previously he was the director of the fine jewelry and timepiece
department of Bonham's auction house for North America.


He is the course writer and instructor for the International
Society of Appraisers course on Antique and Period Jewelry. In addition, he is
a nationally recognized lecturer and writer on antique and period jewelry, and
one of the founding board members for the American Society of Jewelry
Historians West Coast chapter and has been a featured appraiser with the
Antiques Roadshow for the past 16 years.

Holly Sherratt
Fine & Decorative Arts

Director, Modern & Contemporary Art, San Francisco
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1505

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Holly Sherratt
has more than 20 years of fine art experience and has worked in the auction
industry for more than a decade. As a well-regarded Modern and Contemporary Art
specialist, she has directed the sales of hundreds of important collections
nationwide. She was the founding Director of Made in California Art at a major
auction house and was instrumental in establishing world record prices for
dozens of artists. She was also Head of Museum Programs at the world’s
largest art online retailer, managing strategic partnerships with museums such
as MoMA, British Museum, and the de Young. With vast auction, business
development, and non-profit experience, she has built relationships with
collectors, arts organizations, and fiduciaries around the world.  

Holly received her BA in Art History from UCLA and MA in Visual
Studies (Art History and Critical Theory) from UCI. She trained at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum and Laguna Art Museum. Holly also completed
coursework at Loyola Law School and received the distinguished American
Jurisprudence Awards for both legal writing and criminal law before
transferring to graduate school. She is an active member of the San Francisco
arts community. She served on the Board of Directors of Contemporary Extension
at the SFMOMA and enjoys lecturing at local universities and arts

Janell Snape
Fine & Decorative Arts

Jr Specialist/Cataloguer, European Art
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824) x1245

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Janell has more than
15 years of experience in the auction industry and a well-regarded reputation as a connoisseur of
European paintings.  Prior to
joining Heritage, Janell was a senior cataloguer and art historian at a major
auction house and has researched and
vetted thousands of paintings.  An
expert in Old Masters and 19th Century European Painting, Janell travels to
Europe frequently to conduct primary research
and meet with collectors. A San Francisco native and U.S. Navy veteran,
Janell earned her B.A. in Art History from San
Francisco State University. She
volunteers at many local organizations including the San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco Recreations and
Parks Department, and Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park.
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