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Press Release - November 5, 2019

World’s Largest Collectibles Auctioneer Eclipses 1.25 Million Online Bidder-Members

Growth across multiple categories sparks surge in online membership

DALLAS, Texas (November 4, 2019) — Heritage Auctions (, the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer, has eclipsed 1.25 million online bidder-members who use its online platform to buy and sell collectibles across more than 40 collecting categories.

"Heritage Auctions remains at the forefront of auction technology, and our free database of nearly 5 million lots has attracted users from all over the world,” Heritage Auctions CEO Steve Ivy said. "Our 1.25 million bidder members have identified as the first online destination for buyers and sellers of collectibles, unique artworks and luxury items.” offers clients the most heavily-visited website for fine art and collectibles. The site is also a resource of more than 4.9 million auction prices realized.

The site also affords access to Heritage’s Make Offer to Owner program, which enables members to bid on lots that already have been sold to other collectors. The Make Offer to Owner program is just one of several tools offered to members of, a list that also includes the ability for bidders to catalog their own collections, register their ownership of items sold at past auctions and the creation of Want Lists.

"We have added a quarter of a million online bidder members around the world over the last three years, a significant portion of which live in the most affluent areas of Europe, Asia and Latin America,” Ivy said. "The growing number of bidders is a reflection of Heritage’s growth within the auction world as the premier landing spot for collectors.”

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Internet’s most popular auction-house website,, has over one million registered bidder-members and searchable free archives of four million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.

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