Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. Our Beverly Hills Auction House
and office, located at 9478 West Olympic, offers auctions and appraisals for a wide range of collectibles including Fine Art,
Coins & Currency, Comics, Entertainment Memorabilia, Jewelry & Luxury Accessories, Fine Wine, and many others. If you're in
the area, stop by or call today for a free auction evaluation.
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
As Vice President and Managing Director, Fine & Decorative Arts, Ed Beardsley has over 20 years of auction experience. Starting his career in San Francisco with Butterfield & Butterfield, which became Butterfields, an eBay Company, he moved to Los Angeles as General Manager of Bonhams & Butterfields. Ed joined Heritage Auctions’ corporate headquarters in early 2009 and is focused on Heritage’s Fine & Decorative Arts department, including Nature & Science and Wine, while also assisting in Heritage’s strategic growth through offices and showrooms in New York, Beverly Hills and San Francisco. Ed enjoys being part of the industry’s most friendly, honest and expanding auction houses.
Heritage Senior VP and Specialist Expert in Comics & Comic Art, Fine Art, Sports Collectibles, Photography & Popular Culture
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From the very beginning, Ed Jaster seemed destined for the art business. His parents met while attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1940s, the same school their son would later attend. Subsequently, for some 20 years, Ed owned his own commercial art firm in Chicago, acquiring, trading, and selling world class collections of American photography, illustration art, and vintage comic books. Ed brought his vast experience and expertise in collectibles to Heritage Auctions in 2002.
Consignment Director and Trusts & Estates, Beverly Hills
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Mani's background includes twenty years of experience in both live
and online auctions, as well as an extensive background in appraising and
vetting Furniture and Decorative Arts, Fine Art, Collectibles, Musical
Instruments and Entertainment Memorabilia.
to joining Heritage, Carolyn was Director and Auctioneer at
Bonhams (Butterfields). She oversaw
the estate department for more than ten years, established a proven track
record in working with large consignments and institutions and was an accredited
member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).
she has brought to auction the celebrity estates of Shirley Temple Black and
Zsa Zsa Gabor with outstanding results.
auctioneer she has raised millions of dollars and provided auction
services to numerous charities including John Wayne Cancer Society, Stars for a
Cause, The LOOC foundation, Wheels for Humanity, The Beverly Hills Bar
Association Barristers, The Chrysalis Foundation, Project Angel Food, Cancer
Treatment Centers of America, The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Ed Asner
Family Foundation and many others.
For more than 25 years Dan Imler has worked with buyers,
sellers and conservators of some of the most prominent, valuable and
historically important sports artifacts in the world and has earned a
reputation as one of the industry’s most widely respected figures. Dan’s career
in sports collectibles and antiquities began as a teenager working for his
family’s third-generation auction company in Western Massachusetts. While
pursuing his degree in Business Management from Springfield College Dan started
a successful sports auction division in 1992. In 2000 Dan joined SCP Auctions
of Laguna Niguel, Ca. As Vice President and Managing Director, Dan helped
propel SCP to a leadership position in the sports auction landscape and led a
broad expansion of the company’s private sales and client services division.
Dan also helped facilitate the company’s five-year partnership with Sotheby’s,
during which he directed some of the most prominent sports auctions on record.
Throughout his career Dan’s expertise has been relied on by the hobby’s most
advanced collectors as well as institutions such as San Diego Hall of
Champions, Newport Sports Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum, Helms Athletic/LA84
Foundation and The Olympic Museum.
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."
Prior to joining Heritage Auctions, Ana Wroblaski has been involved in the jewelry business on various levels since 1999. Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, she joined John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena during 2011 to take charge of their growing jewelry department. Previously, Ana spent five years at Bonham’s and Butterfield’s Los Angeles, first starting as assistant to the senior specialist before she was promoted to a specialist, appraising and cataloging jewelry that ranged from antique to modern.
Once Ana got a taste of working with precious metals on her own, she served as an apprentice with a master jeweler in the Downtown Los Angeles Jewelry District. Focusing on minerals and gems, she then went on to fabricate and design jewelry for her own line and others as well. Ana is a Graduate Gemologist, earning her diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) and is constantly continuing her education by attending workshops and seminars to stay abreast of treatments, new mine discoveries and current style trends in the jewelry world.
Ana has earned and stays current with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and is currently working on the accreditation curriculum with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
Vice President, Modern & Contemporary Art
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Leon, Heritage Auctions’ Vice President in Modern and Contemporary Art, has spent his entire life in the art business,
with parents who both own art galleries, and three siblings, all of whom also
currently work in the art world. Prior to joining Heritage, Benrimon owned
Benrimon Contemporary in New York, where he sold blue chip artworks on the
secondary market in association with historical exhibitions, while dedicating
himself to representing and supporting emerging, established and mid-career
Contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums. He received his
Master’s Degree at Christie’s Education in New York and worked at family owned
galleries on Fifth and Madison Avenues at David Benrimon Fine Art. His specialty
is working with new collectors and post-war artists – such as Warhol,
Lichtenstein, Prince, Basquiat, Longo, Kusama Haring, Murakami and Hirst, among
Brent Lewis is an art and design specialist
based in Los Angeles and the director of design for Heritage Auctions. He has spent over fifteen years in the auction
business, working with both East and West Coast firms as a specialist and
auctioneer. In his role at Heritage, Brent oversees the department of 20th
Century and Contemporary Design, focusing on building Heritage’s market in
mid-century and postwar design.
Prior to joining Heritage, Brent was the
director of Wright auction house’s New York gallery, and was formerly a
Vice President and Auctioneer at Christie's, New York. Previously he was
the Gallery Director of Moss, New York and held roles at Freeman’s auction
house in Philadelphia and Bonham’s in Los Angeles.
Brent has appeared on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow and
is a contributing editor of Cultured Magazine. He has published widely on
the subjects of art and design with recent subjects including Frank Gehry,
Robert Wilson, Gaetano Pesce, Tom Sachs, Carlos Cruz-Diez and Los Carpinteros.
Rich Adams is joining our Beverly Hills team from Utah,
where he has lived for the majority of his life. He developed a passion for
numismatics working as a jack-of-all-trades in a large coin shop – responsible
for wholesale, appraisals, buying, grading, pricing, of US, World, Currency,
Stamps, and an occasional diamond or pocket watch. For his own collection, Rich
has a particular interest in world crowns, world gold, and large coppers, all
having to do with colonialism and expansionism of the 19th Century
and early 20th.
Rich has recently returned to the professional numismatic
world after a hiatus where he completed his Master’s degree in Public
Administration. He has degrees in comparative religion, Spanish, and
Portuguese. When not studying coins, he is regularly involved in the performing
arts, having been a member of the Mormon Tabernacle choir and many musical
Consignment Director, Prints and Multiples, Beverly Hills
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From a young age, Desiree developed an intense passion and connection to
art. After pursuing a dual degree in Art History and Architecture from the
University of Southern California, she earned a Master's Degree in Post-War and
Contemporary Art from Columbia University. Following her Master’s program,
Desiree expanded her knowledge of the inner-workings of both the primary and
secondary markets, gaining experience through various galleries, online auction
companies and appraisal firms. In 2015 Desiree joined Heritage Auctions Beverly
Hills, now working as Consignment Director in Prints & Multiples. Utilizing her love
of Fine Art, extensive knowledge of the art market, and fluency in five foreign
languages - Spanish, Italian, French, Hebrew and Farsi - Desiree caters to a
variety of clients around the world.
Mandarin, Niu earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North University of
China and Drexel University before earning her certificate in appraisal studies
in Fine & Decorative Arts from New York University. She assisted the
Shenzhen Art Museum with its Ink-Not-Ink Chinese contemporary art collections,
following a stint as in independent interior designer. Her work with Asian Art
continued in Philadelphia, where she cataloged and researched specific works
and coordinated symposiums and special events for collectors and sellers. She
joined the staff of a Beverly Hills-based Auction House, where she oversaw the
sale of important works of Asian art, and her professional experience extends
from consignment valuation and catalog production to developing and maintaining
client relationships and providing specialist advice. Moyun is a
Ty Methfessel joined
Heritage Auctions in 2019 as a Consignment Director of Fine
& Rare Wines, where he
will focus on curating cellars for clients and
buyers. Shortly after
graduating from the Leeds School of Business, Ty
began his career as a
commercial agent in Hollywood. His love of fine
wine led him to freelance
for several retail clients conducting guided tastings, wine dinners and
educational seminars. In 2007, Ty joined Europvin
USA as a Fine Wine Specialist to help develop an effective marketing strategy
to maximize distribution to a growing customer base. Following that position,
he became an Independent Broker in 2018 representing several international portfolios
before joining the Heritage team.
Educated in finance and at the University of Oklahoma, Brian
always had a passion for film, and shortly after relocating to California, he
embarked on a 30-year career dealing in entertainment memorabilia and historical
autographs working for Joe Maddalena at Profiles in History. During that time
period, Brian handled many of the world’s most iconic props, costumes and
related memorabilia consigned by private collectors, film studios and
institutions spanning the globe. Brian joined the Heritage team in early 2021
and aspires to bring the finest available artifacts to market.
Director, Animation Art
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Jim Lentz is the former president and owner of the Midwest animation art gallery chain, Stay Tooned Galleries. In the past he has also served as the National Sales Manager for Disney Fine Art and ben a consultant to Walt Disney Art Classics. Jim sat on the Disney Advisory Board of Dealers while he was running his chain of galleries. Jim was a Corporate Sponsor for the Midwest Chapter of ASIFA (Chicago Chapter of the International Animated Film Association) as well as the creator and curator for the 1989 – 1999 Midwest Animation Lecture Series in Illinois and Minnesota. This lecture series was a virtual who’s-who of animation both young and old. Animators, animation historians, directors ,writers, animation “Legends”, voice talent, studio heads and family members of deceased animation pioneers were all included in this impressive roster of speakers. Jim had an early career with such companies as Chrysler Corporation and Tenneco Automotive before opening his first gallery in Barrington, Illinois. Jim is a graduate of CW Post University in New York.
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Dustin Johnston joined the Heritage team in 1998 and has been active in nearly every aspect of the business. He was born and raised in Tucson, where he also attended the University of Arizona. Prior to joining Heritage, he won a number of literary and exhibiting awards from the ANA. Dustin also served as an Exhibit Judge and Numismatic Theater Speaker for the ANA. He oversees the management of the Currency division including consignment acquisitions, purchasing, cataloging, and inventory management. He is a member of the PNG, ANA, IBNS, and SPMC. Currently, he serves as Vice President for the Professional Currency Dealers Association, and a board member for the Professional Numismatists Guild and Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation. Away from work, he enjoys married life, his two young kids, and WWI research related to the 364th Infantry.