Jim Halperin

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Judge Orders Dinosaur Back to Mongolia

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Heritage Auctions Working With Mongolia to Determine if Dinosaur it Sold is, in Fact, Mongolian

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    In One Day, Dallas Loses Two Cultural Figures: Kim Dawson and Ted Pillsbury

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Lawsuit Claims Heritage Auction Galleries Uses Fake Bidder to Manipulate Auctions

    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 >>

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    History for Sale

    Heritage Auction Galleries made a fortune selling rare coins. Now itís making a mint offering gems from Americaís rich past.

  • News

    April 10, 1997