First, it was the president of Mongolia, Elbegdorj Tsakhia, who cried foul when Dallas' own Heritage Auctions auctioned off a rare Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton for a bit over $1 million. Said that there was no way the specimen could have come from anywhere but Mongolia and that, since there are law ... More >>
Update at 2:30 p.m.: Just got off the phone with Jim Halperin, Heritage Auction co-chairman who confirms that the Observer is a force for peace and good in the world and that it was indeed our blog post that prompted him to reach out to Painter.
As for what happens if the dinosaur turns out to be M ... More >>
Mark GrahamTed Pillsbury in a 2006 photo taken when he went to work for Heritage Auction Gallery‚ÄčLate last night word spread that Kim Dawson, the model-turned-modeling-agency brand name, died at the age of 85 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Dawson, of course, is credited with having discover ... More >>
Greg Rohan, president of Heritage Auction GalleriesA former senior Civil War consultant for Heritage Auction Galleries alleges the Dallas-based company uses a fake bidder to defraud customers. A lawsuit filed May 22 by Gary Hendershott against Heritage and six others also claims the world's third la ... More >>