At $860m in revenue, Heritage had its second best year ever last year, according to the Dallas-based auction house.
U.S. Coins continue to be Heritage’s largest category, with 2015 auction totals exceeding $254 million. World & Ancient Coins at Heritage realized more than $43 million at auction overall while U.S. Currency held strong, posting more than $36 total in auction sales.
Overall in 2015, Sports collectibles auction sales at Heritage grew by 41% to more than $42 million, which was by far the highest sales volume by more than double of any auction house dealing in Sports collectibles.
Comics & original Comic Art have posted excellent results over the last decade, with 2015 continuing that trend. Heritage increased its already dominant Comics auction sales by 10%, posting total auction prices realized for the year above $34 million, again outselling all other U.S. Comics auction sales combined.
Heritage’s Fine and Decorative Arts department put together a robust 2015, with more than $39 million in total auction sales realized, powered by commanding performances in Modern, Contemporary, American and Illustration Art sales.
Fine Jewelry and Luxury Accessories at Heritage also combined for a solid year, with more than $26 million in combined auction totals ($15+ million in Jewelry and $11+ million in Luxury Accessories).
Other strong performing categories at Heritage for the year included Movie Posters ($7.4+ million), Americana and Political ($5.2+ million), Manuscripts ($5+ million), Rare Books ($4.2+ million) and Nature & Science ($3.3+ million).