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Chicago

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An international hub that boasts one of the world's largest and most diversified economies, the Windy City represents a strategic location for Heritage Auctions throughout the Midwest. The office's prime downtown location in the center of the vibrant River North neighborhood allows Heritage's experts easy access to the greater Chicago community. Backed by a worldwide team of specialists, our Chicago-based team delivers personalized service for valuations and consignments in all Heritage categories, including Fine & Decorative Arts, Luxury Lifestyle, Jewelry, Memorabilia & Collectibles, Numismatics and Historical Artifacts. Contact us to arrange an auction proposal, formal appraisal, offer to purchase or general advice on your treasures.

If you would like to discuss consigning, or if you simply want to drop off your consignment and leave the packing and shipping back to Dallas to us, we are happy to help. You may contact your Heritage Representative to make arrangements, our Chicago staff will work with you and your Heritage Rep to make doing business with us as easy and hassle-free as possible. We recommend calling ahead to book an appointment with a specialist, 312-260-7200. Our hours are Monday through Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT.

Hours

Mon-Fri:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
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Address

Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc.
Phone: 877-HERITAGE (437-4824)
312-260-7200
215 West Ohio Street
Suite 1W
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Roberta Kramer
Chicago

Managing Director, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1759

312-260-7222
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Roberta Kramer, Managing Director, Chicago, is a
25-year veteran of the art and antiques world. Before beginning her career in
auctions, she spent two years curating for the Ben Uri Art Society in London.
Returning stateside, Roberta served as Gallery Director for J. Rosenthal Fine
Art until her interest in Continental Antiques led her to a management position
at Rita Bucheit, Ltd. In 1992, with her extensive knowledge of fine art and
antiques, Roberta started her auction career at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers as
an account executive. In 1995, after taking a leave to found the Antiques
Center at Kinzie Square, she was named Consignment Director of newly formed
Chicago auction house, Susanins Auctions. While at Susanins she also managed
the appraisal department and served as principal auctioneer alongside Sean
Susanin. In 2001 she founded Roberta Kramer & Associates, Inc., a firm
specializing in appraisals and art consulting. A recognized USPAP compliant appraiser and auctioneer, Roberta has served as a charity auctioneer for
numerous charities and has been a frequent contributor to Art & Antiques
Magazine.

 

Roxana Uskali
Numismatics

Director of Numismatics, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1282

312-260-7225
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Roxana Uskali, the Director of Numismatics for Heritage
Auctions’ Chicago office, started collecting coins like many of you — as a
youngster who frequented a local coin and stamp shop in her neighborhood. She
went on to graduate cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, receiving degrees
in world history, theology, and piano performance before pairing her diverse
academic background and her love of traveling into a career in professional
numismatics. Roxana spent nine years working as the principal world coin
numismatist for the prestigious Chicago firm Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., and more
recently her own company, KRCoins. Over the last several years, she has helped
catalog Heritage’s world coin auctions while also frequently attending major
coin shows around the U.S. and abroad. In addition to being a member of the
ANA, the IBNS, and the CSNS, Roxana also produces coin-related videos called Coincasts.

Rudy Aronoff
Chicago

Director of Operations, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1981

312-260-7221
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Rudy graduated from Albion College with a degree in Art
History and Printmaking. Among his studies, Rudy spent a semester in New York
City interning at the Whitney Museum in the department of Rights and
Reproductions and at Larissa Goldston Gallery/ULAE.  While at Albion, Rudy assisted the Chair of
the Art Department after a large water pipe break resulted in significant
damage to the College’s print collection. 
Roberta Kramer was the appraiser assigned to the claim and in his final
two summers of college, he interned at Roberta Kramer & Associates while
also working at Susanin’s Auctions.  Rudy
became Roberta’s full time Operations Manager in 2013 and he joins her in
running Heritage’s new Chicago office.

Chris Nerat
Sports and Memorabilia

Consignment Director
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1615

214-409-1615
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Chris Nerat, a Wisconsin native and one of the hobby's best known vintage Packers memorabilia experts, received his Bachelor's degree in Communications, with an emphasis in Journalism, from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2001. Starting in the sixth grade Chris has worked in almost every aspect of the hobby: dealer, card show promoter, lead card grader and first hire for SCD Authentic, Cataloger/Consignment Director for American Memorabilia, at Upper Deck Card Company in its auction division and helped start up MEARS Online Auctions. Most recently Chris was an editor/writer at Sports Collectors Digest where garnered national attention when he conducted a two-month investigation regarding fraudulent game-worn Brett Favre jerseys. His greatest personal accolade came in 2017, when he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, at historic Lambeau Field.

Matt Griffin
Comics & Comic Art

Consignment Director
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1694

214-409-1694
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Matt has over a decade of
experience in the comics industry, and has been with Heritage since 2012. A consignment director, grader, and occasional cataloger at the Heritage headquarters in Dallas, he makes frequent
visits to Heritage's Chicago office to meet with clients and evaluate collections.
 

Panagiota Tsipas
Chicago

Operations Supervisor, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1175

214-409-1175

Bill King
Comics & Comic Art

Director, Animation Art, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1602

214-409-1602
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Before joining Heritage, Bill King was the former Director of
Stay Tooned Galleries, a Midwest animation art gallery chain, and was a team
member for the long-running 1990s Midwest Animation Lecture Series.

 

A graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor
of Fine Arts degree, he also has 25 years of experience in the graphic design
and illustration field both as a Sr. Art Director for Omnicom’s Adpac Corp. and
as a freelance artist/consultant to many of Chicago’s top ad agencies. In 2004,
Bill and his cousin, Las Vegas Comedy Magician Mac King, created the syndicated
Sunday comic feature “Mac King’s Magic in a Minute.” The strip continues to
this day, distributed through Andrews McMeel Syndication and appearing online
and in newspapers all over the world. He is also a member of the exclusive
National Cartoonist Society, a club dedicated to the advancement of cartooning
arts. Bill and his lovely wife Joetta live on Chicago’s north side.

Alexandra Kern
Chicago

Trusts & Estates Representative, Chicago
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1691

214-409-1691
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Originally from Charleston, South Carolina,
Alexandra moved to Dallas, Texas to attend Southern Methodist University, graduating with Bachelor's degrees in both Art History and World Languages with a focus on French and
Italian. While at SMU, she lived in Paris, France and worked in the Département
des Peintures at the Musée du Louvre and in the Département de la Conservation
at the Musée D’Orsay. Alexandra started working for Heritage Auctions in 2017 with roles in
both Business Development and Trusts & Estates. In March 2019, Alexandra became the Heritage Auctions Chicago Trusts & Estates Representative. 
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Frank Martell
Senior Director, Fine & Rare Wine
1-800-872-6467 Ext. 1753

After studying at Clark University in Massachusetts and Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, Frank joined the auction staff at New York-based Acker Merrall & Condit in 1998. In 2003 he joined Bonhams & Butterfield as Director of Fine & Rare Wines, becoming International Director in November of 2006 and taking on a revised role focused on making the Wine department there a global entity, paying particular attention to markets in the US and Hong Kong, where, in April of 2008, he held the first wine sale in more than 17 years. Over the course of the following year and a half Frank was in Hong Kong on a monthly basis, working not only on wine auction, but also spending a good deal of time working with the government in Hong Kong to develop appropriate policy around the business. His experience in the industry is across all phases of the business, from business development, to marketing, to sales, consignments and customer service, with a decidedly hands on approach. As early as 2000, Who What Where magazine published a feature story spotlighting Frank, his rise in the world of fine wines and his success orchestrating auctions. It said, in part: "Martell has rapidly established himself as a superstar in the world of wine... his future seems extremely bright." He has since been featured on CBS News, MSNBC, CNN, and CNBC's "Squawk Box" as an expert in the field and was cast in a primary role in John Cleese's documentary, "Wine for the confused."

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A Rare Pair of Custom-Designed Hermes Silver Wine Coolers by Maison Cardeilhac

Musigny 1989 | G. Roumier | lbsl

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Auction
Dec. 6-8

Chanel Limited Edition Black Lucite & Crystal Rocket Ship Evening Bag

Chanel Limited Edition Black Lucite & Crystal Rocket Ship Evening Bag

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Dec. 8

A Spectacular Museum Worthy Juyo Heavy Silver High Relief Dragon Mounted Wakizashi with Signed Fuchi and Tsuba.

A Spectacular Museum Worthy Juyo Heavy Silver High Relief Dragon Mounted Wakizashi with Signed Fuchi and Tsuba.

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AUCTION
Dec. 8

Bvlgari & Jaeger LeCoultre, Exceedingly Rare and Fine Serpenti Scalia, 18k Gold, Enamel with Ruby Eyes, Circa 1960's

Bvlgari & Jaeger LeCoultre, Exceedingly Rare and Fine Serpenti Scalia, 18k Gold, Enamel with Ruby Eyes, Circa 1960's

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Auction
Dec. 10

Wayne Thiebaud | Blueberry Custard, 1961

Wayne Thiebaud
Blueberry Custard , 1961

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Sold for
$3,255,000

Marvel Comics #1 Windy City pedigree (Timely, 1939) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages

Marvel Comics #1 Windy City pedigree (Timely, 1939) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages

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$1,260,000

1998 Heisman Memorial Trophy Presented to University of Texas Longhorns Running Back Ricky Williams

1998 Heisman Memorial Trophy Presented to University of Texas Longhorns Running Back Ricky Williams

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Sold for
$504,000

1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/30 Honus Wagner PSA Authentic/Altered

1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/30 Honus Wagner PSA Authentic/Altered

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$540,000

Passion | Expertise | Results: Roxana Uskali, Director of Numismatics Heritage Auctions

Passion | Expertise | Results: Roxana Uskali, Director of Numismatics Heritage Auctions

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Passion | Expertise | Results: Profile of Alexandra Kern, Trust and Estates Heritage Auctions

Passion | Expertise | Results: Profile of Alexandra Kern, Trust and Estates Heritage Auctions

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