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I am writing to let you know how much my wife and I appreciated your warm and friendly hospitality! We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.

This was our first experience with auctions, and your entire team has impressed us with the level of care and attention we have received. Sandra, Noah, Bryan, David… I can’t begin to sing their praises enough! They are all jewels and you are fortunate to have them on board. I’m particularly pleased with Sandra’s knowledge of and respect for the documents; and Noah’s diligence in securing so many story placements in print, Internet and television outlets. I felt very confident that the collection was presented to the largest audience possible.

Last, but not least, thank you for changing your travel plans so that you could be present at the auction to ensure that everything went smoothly. There is no doubt that the Heritage family was the best choice for handling my mother’s historic collection.

I hope our paths cross again and I wish you all the best.
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Howard Ballou, Brandon, MS
The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
Ron Cipolla, AZ
The reason more and more collectors are turning to HA for americana is because the department director (that be YOU) have the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record for "straight shooting"
David Greenburg, Chicago, IL
When I began searching for an auction house for classic books I own, my first choice has been by far the best. Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide. Richard Herron
Richard H., Corsicana, TX
Hi Eric / Don, I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me. I want to personally thank you - Eric and Don Ackerman. It was a pleasure working with real professionals that take a personal interest and special care with one’s collection. I felt very comfortable knowing my collection was with such highly responsible individuals. Eric, you exceeded my expectations on the PR you did for the project. You delivered what you said you would and much more. The publicity and your follow up throughout the project was amazing. And Don – Wow!! What a brilliant Historian you are. I sent you a summary of my collection and you expanded it with such detail and interesting facts. The presentation in the catalog is suitable for framing, and I may just do that!! Thanks guys for the dedication you have to your job and the pride you take in your work.You guys are the best.... CK
Charlie K., Pittsburgh, PA
Dear Mr. Rohan, Recently I decided to research the sale of a historic family heirloom of one hundred and sixty-four years. I had no experience with the auction consignment process and after consulting with private collectors and Heritage Auctions, I felt confident that the auction process would realize the greatest value to my family. I found Heritage online and called to explain my need. I was forwarded to Tom Slater and he explained the relationship we would have throughout the consignment process. I was apprehensive about turning over a valuable and significant item that I protected for over forty-one years, but Tom eased my concerns and made the decision to auction my property less stressful. I was convinced that consignment was the best avenue to follow; what I didn't expect was the commitment made by Heritage to market my property. Heritage supplied historical background research about the Henry Clay medal and discovered more information that I, and my family, did not know about it. They found the perfect auction - Lincoln and His Times - for its inclusion, and published persaonlized marketing materials that enhanced the number of possible purchasers. The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment. Respectfully, Henry C. List
Henry L., Lexington, KY
I recently inherited a print from a close family member. I travel extensively and was unsure how to find a venue for my artwork. Heritage Auctions, and Mr. Chad Reingold were able to catalog and provide my print with a world wide venue while being professional and courteous in all transactions and providing outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
Killy M., Melbourne Beach, FL
Just wanted to send a word of thanks re your guidance for the May 14th auction of my Wright brothers fabric. This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for. Heritage is extremely professional, secure, and easy to use. You guys cover every aspect of the process. I watched the auction online of many items including mine. This was kind of fun to watch. So thanks again for such great service, and I be will recommending Heritage to others without reservation. Thanks again.
Darryl S., Stuart, FL
Hi Don, Ed in Ohio here. Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! I hope Heritage realizes how much money you make for them when you accept a nice item that is less Than $5000 . You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best! Ed in Ohio
Ed W., Mount Vernon, OH
I've given a lot of thought to the underlying events that led up to the succesful sale of the Declaration of Independence at Heritage earlier this month. The final sale price was delicious, and considerably more than I expected, but having said that, the result that ratifies my feeling that Heritage as an outlet for items like this is unparalleled in gettign the result that actually occured. That you perservered in getting me to put it up speaks well for your tenacity and also for your belief that it would actually sell at a reasonable price. Several years ago, when you tried to effect a private sale, I was willing to accept $150,000, but it did not work out at the time. As you no doubt realize, I have disposed of quite anumber of items over the years, using Swann for the lower end material, and Sothebys and Christies for the high end items. I've also used Heritage in the past and have been very satisifed with the results. I've been around the track enough times to realize you look at the overall success of an auction house, and not a particular item. What the deciding factor was in giving Heritage the Declaration was the auction platform you have developed. You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings, I have every intention of using Heritage to assist in the disposal of my collections.
Michael Z., Hawthorne, NY