Hess Fine Art

Fine Art, Auction, Watch and Antique Experts Since 1984.
1131 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (map)
(727) 896-0622 | 1-800-922-4377
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What it's Worth

WHAT’S IT WORTH?

COIN SILVER TEA SET

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...

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VINTAGE PHOTOS OF ST. PETERSBURG

Sometimes “value” is not measured in dollars. We are buyers and sellers, yes – but we are also historians. We investigate everything that we buy – especially those things that are valuable historically as well as monetarily.

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...

Reddit AMA (Ask me Anything). I Am Jeffrey Hess, President and CEO of Ball Watch USA. AMA (self.Watches). Feel free to ask me anything concerning watches, vintage or modern, Especially Ball.

Welcome back to an original aBlogtoWatch feature, "My First Grail Watch". In this series, we ask prominent people in the watch industry about the first timepiece that they lusted after.

HR Watches
March/April 2000

An Interview with Richard Arbib
By: Jeffrey P. Hess

It was a puzzle. It was 1987 and no one seemed to know who designed the hottest collectible watch of the era, the 1950s-made Hamilton Electric series...

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