About Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills Offices

Beverly Hills Offices

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. We are also the undisputed internet leader in our field, a testament to the usefulness of our website, our reputation for professional business practices and our vast expertise in the field of art and collectibles.

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Address:
9478 West Olympic, First Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Main Number: 310-492-8600
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(Near Beverly)

Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM PT - 5:00 PM PT
Saturday: By Appointment

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Ed Jaster
Ed Jaster
Senior VP, Heritage Auctions
EdJ@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1288

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.

Margaret Barrett
Margaret Barrett
Director, Entertainment & Music Memorabilia
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Margaret Barrett, a California native who graduated from UCLA with a B.A. degree in Art History, joined Heritage Auctions in 2011 after working as an Entertainment Memorabilia Specialist at various auction houses for a number of years.  She served as a Specialist at Butterfield & Butterfield in Los Angeles, as an Assistant Vice President & Head of the Popular Arts Department at Christie’s in New York, as a consultant to Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, and as the Director of Entertainment Memorabilia at Bonhams & Butterfields in Los Angeles. Notable collections that she has worked on include The Estate of John Wayne, The Estate of Marilyn Monroe, The Estate of Bette Davis, The Estate of Jimmy Stewart, The Estate of Jennifer Jones, The Estate of Raymond Burr, The Ramrod Shurtliff Collection of Grateful Dead Memorabilia, The Private World of Truman Capote, The Estate of Steve McQueen, and The Herb  Bridges “Gone with the Wind” Auction  for which she was awarded a key to the city by the mayor of Jonesboro, Georgia --  hometown of “Gone with the Wind” author, Margaret Mitchell.


Carolyn Mani
Carolyn Mani
Consignment Director and Trusts & Estates, Beverly Hills
CarolynM@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1677

Carolyn brings more than a decade of experience in both live and online auctions to her position at Heritage Auction Galleries Beverly Hills, as well as an extensive background in appraising and vetting Furniture and Decorative Arts, Fine Art, Collectibles, Musical Instruments and Entertainment Memorabilia. Prior to joining Heritage, Carolyn served as Director in the Sunset Estate Department at Bonhams & Butterfields, also serving as Generalist and Auctioneer,  where she established a proven track record in working with large consignments and institutions in Hollywood and Southern California.  During that 10 year span Carolyn also provided auction services to numerous charities including Stars for a Cause, The LOOC foundation, Wheels for Humanity, The Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers, The Chrysalis Foundation, Project Angel Food among the many.


David Michaels
David Michaels
Director, Ancient Coins
DMichaels@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1606

David S. Michaels has been active in the field of classical numismatics for more than 24 years.  A specialist in Roman Imperial coinage, he has an extensive background in Greek, Byzantine, Dark Age, and Medieval coins as well. He is also well known as an author and lecturer. Michaels was born in Los Angeles, California in 1957. An early viewing of the movie “Cleopatra” when he was seven years old kindled a lifelong fascination with the ancient world.  While touring Italy in the mid 1980s, he purchased a battered Roman bronze coin, launching a new hobby and career path.  An interview with the renowned numismatist and author David R. Sear in 1988 convinced him that ancient coins could be more than a sideline. Two years later, he made numismatics his full time vocation. Michaels’ profile in the world of ancient coins rose steadily. In 1998, he became sales director of Classical Numismatic Group. Two years later, he joined Freeman & Sear, where he remained until 2010. Michaels has published several articles on aspects of ancient coinage and has given talks on the subject across the country.


Calvin Arnold
Calvin Arnold
Consignment Director, Sports, Beverly Hills
CalvinA@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1341

Like many experts at Heritage, Calvin’s fascination with the collectibles marketplace began in his youth, and it grew into a profession begun straight out of high school in 1985 when he joined the staff of SCP Auctions. After five years of apprenticeship, Calvin tested his entrepreneurial skills with the opening of a successful private trading card shop in southern California.  Later he would rejoin SCP as a leading force in their consignment and sales division.

Calvin brings more than 25 years of knowledge and experience in the sports collectibles field to the role. He will be free to travel throughout the western United States for quality consignments.


Peggy Gottlieb
Peggy Gottlieb
Director of Fine Jewelry, Beverly Hills
PGottlieb@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1847

Peggy Gottlieb is a well known specialist in the field of gems and jewelry. After graduating from the Gemological Institute of America with a Graduate Gemologist degree, she worked as a staff gemologist for the GIA Gem Trade Laboratory. In 1991, she started her own business with emphasis on antique and estate jewelry. In 1998, she became Vice-President, Director of Jewelry, for Sotheby’s Los Angeles, under the tutelage of John Block.  In 2002, she left Sotheby’s to begin Bluegrass Jewels, again specializing in antique and estate jewelry. After a successful career in the antique and estate jewelry business, she was asked by Heritage Auctions to be their jewelry specialist in Beverly Hills.

 

Ms. Gottlieb has lectured extensively on the subject of gems and jewelry. She has acted as a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution Hall of Gems and Minerals, in Washington, D.C., as well as bank trust departments, trust and estate attorneys, and private individuals. Ms. Gottlieb is qualified in the State of California to act as an expert witness, Civil and County Courts and in United States Federal Court.


Frank Martell
Frank Martell
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
FrankM@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1753

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."


James Mayer
James Mayer
Director of Numismatics, Beverly Hills
JamesM@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1818

James Mayer has been Director of Numismatics for the Beverly Hills office since May 2013. His interest in coins began at a young age and he first started buying coins for resale during high school. James finds himself in the fortunate position to have a lifelong passion as a full time career. Prior to his employment with Heritage Auctions James ran his own retail coin business in San Diego, California. His responsibilities at Heritage Auctions include overseeing the retail buying of numismatic material for the Beverly Hills office, working with consigners and building wholesale relationships within the region. 


Matt Orsini
Matt Orsini
Consignment Director
MattO@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1523

Matt has been a collector for essentially his entire life, from rocks and sports cards as an adolescent to coins which would blossom into a career during his teenage years.  Always having “business” as a focus as well, Matt quickly learned that many areas of introductory collectibles didn’t hold their value well and that if he was going to put his money into something, his hope was to get most or more of it out when the time to sell came.  This revelation coincided with the early days of Ebay, and soon, Matt found that he could make a little extra money in the hobby. 

Matt went to Trinity University in San Antonio for college and during the summer of 2003, decided to contact Heritage to see if employment opportunities existed – they did, and he wound end up working with the U.S. cataloging staff until graduation.  In 2005, Matt graduated with a BS in Finance and Marketing and immediately joined Heritage as a Consignment Director, a position he held for two years.

After two years with Heritage, Matt decided it was time to explore other industries and see what his degree could offer him.  For one year, Matt worked at New York Life Insurance Company in their Variable Products division.  Towards the end of that year, Matt was again lured back into the auction industry.  He joined Spink Smythe, a U.S.-based division of the London firm, as Vice President of Auctions where he coordinated auction sales for nearly 5 years.  It is during this period that Matt refined and broadened his expertise into the field of World numismatics.

Matt chose to re-join Heritage in their World Coin department as a Consignment Director in February of 2013. Playing off his prior experiences, Matt’s roles currently include cataloging for auctions, preparing marketing materials, and of course, using his broad base of numismatic knowledge to help people sell at auction.

While Matt does maintain and occasionally add to his coin collection, he currently finds himself pursuing numismatic medals more than anything else.  His collection of George Washington medals has been a long-time passion, and within his 1800-1830s focus, is fairly well-accomplished.  Additionally, Matt collects medals of Mexico made during the reigns of Carlos III (1759-1788) and Carlos IV (1788-1808).

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