Trinity Quigley reacts to her winning bid at the Personal Property of Shirley Temple Black auction. Photograph by Kathleen Black.


Shirley Temple Event Thrills Fans

The Personal Property of Shirley Temple Black auction attracted fans from around the world, including Rachel Quigley and daughters Trinity (above) and René, and granddaughter Nicole.


They submitted the winning bid for a necklace and bracelet worn by Temple.
“[It was] an exciting and memorable experience,” Quigley said of Heritage’s December auction, which exceeded $1.6 million in total prices realized.

Chicago Saleroom to Serve Midwest

Heritage Auctions has added Chicago to its worldwide locations, with a 3,600-square-foot saleroom and office in the city’s River North neighborhood.

Heritage President Greg Rohan tells the Chicago Tribune the new location brings an international marketplace to the city. “There’s no worldwide auction company in Chicago, so it was a void that needed to be filled,” Rohan said.

Roberta Kramer, a 25-year veteran of the art and antiques world, will run the Chicago office. An opening reception drew nearly 100 clients, friends and collectors (see page 12).

This is Heritage’s 13th location, with offices and salerooms already in New York, Beverly Hills, Dallas, San Francisco, Palm Beach, Houston, Europe and Asia.

The first live auctions in Chicago will be a jewelry and luxury accessories event scheduled for June 26-27.


Chicago Office
Heritage Auctions’ new Chicago office is at 215 W. Ohio St. Photograph by Mila Samokhina.

Lucas Museum Lands in Los Angeles

The board of directors of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has chosen Los Angeles’ Exposition Park as its home. Previous cities under consideration included San Francisco and Chicago (see “Lucas Museum of Narrative Art,” Spring 2016).

The museum, expected to open by 2021, is designed as a celebration of storytelling, with original art by masters such as Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, and props and concept art from movies like Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.


ROXANA USKALI has joined Heritage Auctions as director of numismatics at the firm’s Chicago office. Uskali spent nine years as principle world coin numismatist for Harlan J. Berk Ltd., and more recently operated her own company, KRCoins.