Since the company’s founding in 1987, Heckler has been regarded as one of the most reputable names in the auction business. Today Heckler is a full-service auctioneer and appraiser of antiques as well as being known as the foremost auction house for antique glass. Heckler offers collectors the chance to bid on rare and desirable items which often achieve record prices. In October 2010, Heckler set a record for antique glass sold at auction when an extremely rare General Jackson eagle portrait flask in a stunning yellow green color sold for $176,670.
Heckler has been responsible for the sale of many important collections including those of Ralph Finch, Dr. Gary and Arlette Johnson, Warren C. Lane, Jr., the Honorable Judge Edward MacKenzie, Thomas McCandless, William Pollard, Paul Richards, and Carl Sturm.
In addition to handling these important and large collections, Heckler welcomes the consignment of important single items and small collections. In the past Heckler has often realized record setting prices with outstanding individual items.
Over the past 25+ years, Heckler has been involved with museums, historical societies, and antique hobby organizations. We are always happy to share our knowledge with others in the hobby. Our expertise, particularly regarding appraisals, is also often called upon by prominent museums that maintain significant antique glass collections including: The Corning Museum of Glass, Old Sturbridge Village, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the National Bottle Museum, and many others.
Whether you are interested in bidding in our auctions, consigning with us, obtaining an appraisal, or seeking information, we look forward to hearing from you.