We are super excited about working together with Heritage Auctions, here the official press release text –
Heritage Auctions and hobbyDB to Bring Vast Collecting Archives to the Masses
DALLAS, Texas (November 14, 2019) – Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer is helping collector site hobbyDB document and provide values for every collector.
Designed to become the ultimate crowd-sourced database for collecting, hobbyDB offers the ability to research, track, value, buy and sell collectible objects. Collectors from around the world already come to hobbyDB to research and acquire everything from Golden Age comics to Porsche posters to Tiffany Glass and beyond.
Now, to the delight of hobbyDB’s millions of visitors, the hobbyDB database will be boosted by over 5 million past lots previously sold at Heritage Auctions.
“As a collector myself, I believe that hobbyDB could be exactly what the collectibles world needs,” said Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin. “We’re delighted to support their ambitious goal to eventually index and document 100 billion collectibles in the most accessible way.”
Since launching in 2014, hobbyDB has become home to over 605,000 collectors, growing its user base 94% in the last 12 months alone. hobbyDB’s combined collections now have a total value of $624 million, and its database will increase roughly tenfold with the gradual addition of Heritage’s archive.
“Heritage Auctions is No. 1 for many areas of collectibles, so we are very excited about this alliance,” commented hobbyDB CEO Christian Braun, “We know that by working together, we’ll be able to bring their data to the widest possible audience and get even closer to becoming the ultimate resource for collectors worldwide.”
About Heritage Auctions – Heritage Auctions is by far the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, as well as 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, www.HA.com, has over 1,250,000 registered bidder-members and searchable free archives of over five million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.
In our books, Heritage is our biggest possible auction house partner. Different from Christie’s and Sotheby’s, Heritage is focused on what we are focused on – collectibles. They are also courteous, diligent, professional and overall a perfect ally. Here some of the cool items they have auctioned –
From left to right – a Patek Philippe Yellow Gold Automatic Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeating Wristwatch With Moon Phases sold for $322,500, a Dracula Poster, Universal from 1931 sold for $525,800, a 1913 Liberty Nickel, PR64 NGC CAC sold for $3,290,000, a copy of Detective Comics #27, DC, 1939 sold for $1,075,500 and a Hermès 30cm Matte Gris Cendre Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware sold for $112,500!
Soon you will be able to find these and many more items on hobbyDB!