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Kathleen Guzman
Sr. Vice President of Heritage Auctions & Managing Director, New York
Kathleen@HA.com
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Kathleen Guzman is a recognized appraiser and auctioneer with over forty years experience in the art and antiques industry. Ms. Guzman is the Managing Director of Heritage Auctions in New York, the third largest auction house based in Dallas. She has personally auctioned over 1,500 sales with over $1 Million objects valued at over $1 Billion US dollars. She brings 15 years experience from the world-renown international auction house Christie’s, selling such items as a Monet watercolor for $4.3 Million and the Ruby Slippers from the Wizard of Oz for $660,000. She was the former President of Christie’s East and President of Phillips Auctioneers, as well as Senior Vice-President of Business Development at Ebay.

Ms. Guzman is frequently quoted in print, radio and has been seen on television regarding the art and antiques market and spokesperson for the art market on such shows as Oprah, Good Morning America, Today, CNN and Sally Jessy Raphael. She appears as an expert on the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow” for over twenty years, as on-air host for Good Life TV, host at QVC, and frequent guest for the Treasure channel satellite cable station in, “Treasure Seekers” and Metro TV’s “Antique Show and Sell”. She also has co-starred for the pilot TV show “For What It’s Worth” with Robin Leach and is a contributing editor to the Miller’s Antique Collector’s Books writing articles recently. She was the Director of Hubert Gallery, specializing in Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso for two years, and is professionally, an independent consultant, a USPAP compliant art appraiser, writer and charity auctioneer.

She holds an Executive M.B.A. from Columbia University and has a Master’s Degree in Art History from Queen’s College. Ms. Guzman lectures extensively on the art market for the American Appraiser’s Association, New York University, Bard College and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Ms. Guzman also auctions extensively for charitable causes including Make-a-Wish, Juvenile Diabetes and Housing Works to name a few, with noted celebrities. Her present and past clients include Bloomberg, Inc, the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, the estate of Tom Thumb and the artist John Graham.


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Jill Burgum
Senior Director, Fine Jewelry, Dallas
JillB@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824)  x1697
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Jill Burgum has dedicated the last two decades to the field of jewelry. After graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, with a B.A. in Art History, she attended Bowman Tech and Stewart’s International, both for training in jewelry manufacturing and repair. Her studies then lead to the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, California, where she completed degrees in both Graduate Gemology and Jewelry Design in 1994.  

Ms. Burgum began her professional career working for a private jeweler in San Diego, CA. She then moved to San Francisco as a jewelry cataloger for Butterfield & Butterfield Auctions in 1996, transferring to their Los Angeles Jewelry department in 1997 as lead specialist, which she eventually left to build two jewelry websites for start-up companies. She has also worked in retail jewelry sales and owned her own independent jewelry appraisal business. Ms. Burgum is USPAP compliant. She has been a contributor to Art + Auction, Brilliant, Eclat, Maine Antiques Digest, Modern Jeweler, MSN Money, and Rapaport magazines.  

Ms. Burgum has been a guest lecturer for the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, Gem & Mineral Council, the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, and appeared as a specialist on HGTV, KTLA, CNN, FOX Business, and Antiques Roadshow.


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Nicholas Dawes
Sr. Vice President, Special Collections, New York
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Nick Dawes began his career in his native England and brings over forty years of experience in the antiques and fine art auction business. He emigrated to New York in 1979 and has pursued his career there as an auctioneer, appraiser, author, lecturer, and antiques dealer. Nick is a former Department Head and auctioneer at Phillips and at Sotheby’s in New York and has organized his own auctions at several prominent auction houses.  He held annual exhibitions of Lalique glass hood ornaments at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance for over twenty years since 1993 and is considered this country’s leading authority on the work of Rene Lalique. Nick is the author of four standard works on decorative arts, together with scores of articles, and lectures widely internationally.  He has been a faculty member of Parsons School of Design since 1984 and has taught Luxury Marketing at Columbia Business School and courses on English and French furniture at Bard Graduate Center. Nick is active within many charitable organizations and is the Chairman and CEO of Salmagundi, the oldest artist’s club in New York City founded in 1871.  He first appeared as an appraiser on "Antiques Roadshow" for PBS in the second ever broadcast of the show, and has appeared regularly ever since, discussing ceramics, glass, silver, and other decorative arts.

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Jim Wolf
Director of Watches & Fine Timepieces
JWolf@HA.com
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Jim Wolf began his horological career in 1980 as an apprentice watchmaker and cataloger for Ashland Investments.  He quickly became a key executive in charge of sales and acquisitions and developed an industry leading catalog series presenting fine antique pocket watches, vintage wristwatches and estate jewelry.  As a dealer and advisor to watch collectors worldwide, Jim has provided expert consultation concerning values, authenticity, and investment potential.  Jim is also highly respected by collectors for his thorough knowledge of the historical, technical and aesthetic aspects of watches.  Mr. Wolf has been a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors since 1982 and a long-standing consultant to the authors of The Complete Price Guide to Watches.  Jim has written numerous articles for watch and jewelry publications including HR magazine, the NAWCC Bulletin and the Market Resource Guide.  He is also the co-author of The Complete Guide to Antique Jewelry.  

In the late 1970’s Mr. Wolf majored in classical guitar at the State University of New York and went on to a concert career as member of the Buffalo Guitar Quartet with appearances at Carnegie Hall and many major concert venues in the United States and Canada.  In the 1990’s, Jim played second chair cello as a volunteer with the Sarasota Pops Orchestra


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Meredith Meuwly ISA CAPP
Vice President, Director of Appraisal Services
Museum, Institutional and Corporate Art Services

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Meredith earned her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies and Art History from Duke University and a Master’s degree in Modern Art, Connoisseurship, and the History of the Art Market from Christie's Education in New York. She spent the next five years in the Christie's New York Antiquities Department as sale coordinator and cataloguer of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Near Eastern works of art. During her time at Christie's, she worked on numerous high profile auctions including the Doris Duke Estate, Ancient Egyptian Art from the Harer Family Trust, and the John W. Kluge Morven Collection of Ancient Art.

Meredith joined Heritage Auctions in 2007 as Senior Consignment Director in the Fine & Decorative Arts Department, overseeing two auctions each year. In January 2010, she became the Director of Appraisal Services, preparing formal appraisals for 40 specialist categories. In March 2021, she became an independent consultant to the department.

Meredith is a certified appraiser of personal property with the International Society of Appraisers.  She is an AQB-certified USPAP instructor and the current ISA Director of Education.  Meredith is an instructor for the ISA Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Appraisal of Fine Art, and Advanced Appraisal Methodology courses and a frequent guest lecturer at museums, institutions, conferences, and multiple civic organizations.  In 2019, she was honored with the ISA President's Award for her contributions and dedication to the field of personal property appraisals.  In addition, Meredith participates as an appraiser for Antiques Roadshow on PBS, specializing in Glass, Silver, Decorative Arts, Antiquities, and Paintings.  


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David Carde
Consignment Director, Arms & Armor
DavidC@HA.com
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A native of Puerto Rico, David moved to Chicago in 1993 to attend Prairie State College and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1998, to continue his studies he moved to San Francisco, where he decided to apply for a summer Firearms position with Butterfield and Butterfield Auctions, and he has remained in the auction business in San Francisco ever since. Since then, he has developed broad general knowledge of firearms, with specialties in early Spanish Miquelet firearms and other Latin America-related collectibles. David became a founding member of our San Francisco office and our Arms and Armor Department when Heritage acquired his employer’s auction company in 2011. He also travels extensively, representing Heritage at numerous gun shows throughout the country, and regularly appears as an expert-appraiser on Antiques Roadshow.

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