Heritage has been looking to increase its reach into arms and armor for quite some time, just waiting for the right opportunity. Their new association with Greg Martin allows them to expand their portfolio and product offerings in a key market segment with a leading company, further enhancing their presence in the marketplace and providing increased opportunities to collect and consign for their valued clients.
Greg Martin Auctions was founded in 2002 by Greg Martin, John Gallo and Bernard Osher, the same management team that built Butterfields & Butterfields' (now Bonhams & Butterfields) antique arms & armor department into the world's largest, a position it held for decades. Greg Martin and staff will continue to office in San Francisco, and live firearms auctions will be conducted at the various Heritage offices in Dallas, New York and Beverly Hills.
Heritage Auctions' first official event under Greg Martin's guidance will be a July 30, 2011, Internet-only firearms auction, offering more than 700 estate arms and historic arms via an online catalog and online bidding. This auction is open for bidding now.
The Internet-only auction will be followed by the "Firearms for Freedom" auction held in concert with the NRA (National Rifle Association), in Dallas, on Aug. 21, featuring approximately 1,000 antique and modern firearms.
On Sept. 18, 2011, in a highly anticipated auction, the company will offer the superlative The Alfred (Al) Cali Collection of Important Colt Firearms. Amassed over 40 years, this heirloom collection showcases rare and exceptional Colt firearms of the ultimate condition and desirability. The event is expected to be one of the greatest Colt offerings ever to take place. The auction will have 29 lots valued at approximately $7 million. A second session on the same day features fine and collectible Firearms and Important Sporting Guns. They are currently accepting consignments for our September auctions. Contact us on the web www.ha.com or at 214-409-1883.
For more information, contact Greg Martin Auctions at GMartin@HA.com.
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