Hess Fine Art

Fine Art, Auction, Watch and Antique Experts Since 1984.
1131 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (map)
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I inherited some paintings and after researching all my options, I sold them to Hess Fine Art. I got more than I was expecting and was treated like a king. Barry M.

What’s It Worth? 1864 Abraham Lincoln Ferrotype

WHAT’S IT WORTH?

1864 ABRAHAM LINCOLN FERROTYPE

Photographic images come in many forms: daguerreotype, ambrotype and tintype or ferrotype. It takes an expert to know the difference.

Daguerreotype was introduced in 1839. Made of polished silver, these photos are very reflective and heavy and require a protective glass covering, as they are easily damaged. This method was in use only from the early 1840s to late 1850s.

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What's it Worth? William Rodgers Memorabilia

WILLIAM RODGERS MEMORABILIA

Recently a direct descendent of William Rodgers, a noted early American of the Colonel Rodgers family, asked to meet me at his home to buy and appraise some artifacts. It was a historical treasure trove of early American silver, miniature paintings on ivory, Revolutionary War militaria and much more. We were successful in placing all of his valuable items in the worldwide marketplace and it was one of the most memorable purchases we ever made.

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Hesses buy Patty and Friends Antique Mall in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Two longtime local retailers have bought another retail landmark. Jeffrey and Katrina Hess, owners of Old Northeast Jewelers and Hess Fine Art for 27 years, recently acquired the 33-year-old Patty and Friends Antique Mall.

"It's our plan to make Patty and Friends part of our family business and keep everything intact," said Jeffrey Hess. "We are keeping the name. It has such a long history, why should you argue with success?"

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