Heritage’s Design District Annex increased by 20 percent in 2012, as auction sales in fine art grew amounted to more than $45.5 million. It was the best year ever for that category. Western and Texas art sales more than tripled in 2012, as Heritage remained a leader in the category with $10.4 million in sales. Antiques and decorative arts sales were more than $7.27 million, realizing a growth of 32 percent.
The auction house’s comic book and comic art department increased for the fourth consecutive record year with more than $37 million in sales. Weekly e-auctions only for comics fetched over $7.4 million, which is a record for e-auctions only, and a 17-percent increase over the previous year.