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History

I have been a regular face “on the scene” in at least eight of the hottest hobbies for many years now – *Comic Books * Movie Posters * Baseball Cards * Sports Memorabilia * Non-Sports Cards *Disneyana * Music Memorabilia *Hollywood Memorabilia *
For over 45 years, I have attended the major conventions and hobby auctions and continue to be a high-seniority booth holder at some of the biggest hobby shows each year. Many of you have been buying, selling and trading with me at these shows for so many years now, that I feel like we’ve grown up together. I also have been bidding in the collectibles auctions held by most of the “Majors” since they started their offerings within “my” field of expertise. I continue to have working relationships with those that still offer “my” product line. – All Star * Bonham’s & Butterfields * Christies * Comiclink *eBay (User name: Comic-Warehouse) * Grey Flannel *Heritage * Hershenson * Last Moving Picture Co. * Ritchies * Robert Edward * Sotheby’s *
I’ve have also consulted and from time to time still consult  many of these auction companies and am frequently called upon to authenticate or appraise memorabilia and nostalgic items for them. I’ve been a “guest” cataloger for some of these “houses” and am recognized as a contributor in many of “their” catalogs.
I am a “Senior Adviser” to the Official Comic Book Price Guide by Robert Overstreet and still continue to gather and submit data for the new edition each year.
I am a “Charter Dealer Member #11” of CGC’s (Comics Guaranty, LLC) authorized group of dealers and have been one of their biggest submitters over the years.
I’ve been a guest columnist in various hobby publications over the years and have given too many television, radio and newspaper interviews to list (or even remember).
I was instrumental in putting the deal together between Greg Manning Auctions & Butterfields auction houses and the ‘Rock’ band “Kiss” for the sale of the vast majority of their career-collected memorabilia. The 2001 Los Angeles auction did approximately $1,600,000.
I was also instrumental in the deal that brought the Academy Award winning actor, Nicolas Cage’s comic book collection to the auction block. The October 2002 auction in Dallas brought nearly $1,700,000.
I put the deal together for the buyout of World’s Finest Comics by Greg Manning Auctions and the subsequent sale of much of the same inventory to ‘The Mint’ for approximately $2,400,000.
On behalf of GMAI, I bought the fabled collection of Jack Kirby original comic art from long-time collector Tony Christopher, which consisted of over 900 pages of Kirby art that included some of the earliest and most important known Silver-Age Marvel pages as well as other fabulous original art by Steve Ditko, Neal Adams, Bill Everett and others. Purchase price $1,100,000.
I’ve bought, sold and traded collectibles in every conceivable way, including through trade shows, my own auctions, live and telephone, and auctions that I’ve conducted for other “houses”. In all, I have been involved in the retailing, wholesaling and auctioning of over $40,000,000 worth of collectibles over a span of 45 years.