At over 530 lots, the January auction will include outstanding items from the Presidential, Science, Early American, Civil Rights, Art, Music, and Aviation/Space collecting categories. A 201-lot subset of the sale will exclusively feature pieces which are PSA/DNA slabbed and graded. As many in the industry know, items presented in this format, once solely the territory of sports cards, have taken the collectibles field to the next level, with frequent realizations into the multi-million-dollar range. While old-school collectors tend to be more tactile, the new breeds favor a new way to secure their investments, that is, by having items third party-graded, authenticated, and permanently protected. Even Wall Street is on board, with Steve Cohen, et al.’s billion-dollar purchase of Collectors Universe, the parent company of PSA. This being our biggest sale yet, we are confident that there will be many fantastic opportunities for dealers and collectors of all categories.
The January auction index is as follows:
American Politics/Supreme Court: Lots 1-9;
American Presidents/First Ladies: Lots 10-56;
Art: Lots 57-73;
Aviation/Space: Lots 74-103;
Business/Notables/Notorious: Lots 104-145;
Civil Rights/Native American/Slavery: Lots 146-165;
Colonial/Declaration of Independence/Revolutionary War: Lots 166-202;
Entertainment/Music/Sports: Lots 203-245;
History/Military: Lots 246-289;
International/World Leaders: Lots 290-301;
Literature: Lots 302-318;
Old West: Lots 319-325; Science: Lots 326-334;
PSA/DNA Slabbed & Graded (in alphabetical order): Lots 335-536.
On the day of the auction, we will be taking a 30-minute break after Lot 334. We’re not exactly sure when Lot 334 will close. Yet we assume that we will resume the sale after the break at approximately 3:30 pm EST. We will update this on the day of the auction. We hope you can join us!