Heritage debuts monthly silver auctions


DALLAS – Heritage Auction Galleries has announced a debut date of Sept. 8 for the first of its scheduled Silver Internet Auctions, scheduled to take place on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Collectors can log on and bid at www.HA.com.

“These auctions are designed for a wide variety of collectors,” said Tim Rigdon, Director of Fine Silver & Decorative Arts at Heritage, “and, subsequently, to match the budgets of those varied collectors.”

Silver and coin silver by manufacturers from America, England, Continental Europe, Mexico and South American will be auctioned with reserves set at melt value.

“We will be including a large selection of flatware, hollowware, smalls, jewelry and many unique pieces,” said Rigdon, “with the lion’s share dating from the late 19th to mid-20th century.”

The auctions are designed to be a significant resource for finding antique and discontinued silver flatware patterns.

“We think collectors will respond to the element of fun and treasure hunting in these auctions,” said Rigdon, “which will translate into interest from a diversity of people – from the serious collector to those just starting, to someone looking for a single great wedding gift, or even a whole dinner service for a bride-to-be.”

Heritage Auctions, headed by Steve Ivy, Jim Halperin and Greg Rohan, is the world’s third largest auction house, with annual sales more than $600 million, and more than 500,000 registered online bidder members.

For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and gain access to a complete record of prices realized, along with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, visit www.HA.com. ?


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Quality silver pieces, such as this American silver and silver gilt cup by the Gorham Manufacturing Co., of Providence, Rhode Island, will be offered at Heritage Auction Galleries' monthly Silver Internet Auctions scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month. Reserves will be set at melt value. Photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

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