Our Collectibles Expert Panel



2015-06-26 11:44:08

Our Collectibles Expert Panel

Paul Fraser has been passionately involved in a wide spectrum of investment-grade collectibles for more than 35 years.

Paul is a world renowned Beatles memorabilia expert and handled the deal that took John Lennon's childhood stamp collection, complete with his earliest known signature,to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.

Paul has also been a prominent figure in the rare stamp market and was responsible for the sale of the famous Kirkcudbright Penny Black cover to The Royal Philatelic Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

He recently stepped down as chairman and owner of Stanley Gibbons, the Stock Market-listed rare stamps and collectibles company, which he helped build from a $5m business to one worth more than $100m.

Paul has been responsible for more than $300m of investment-grade collectibles sales during his career.

Adrian Roose has been involved in buying and selling investment grade collectibles for over 20 years, with particular expertise in rare stamp investment.

Adrianwas head of investments at both Stanley Gibbons and Fraser's Autographs, Europe's largest autograph dealer at the time.

In recent years Adrian has handled the sale of the Einstein Correspondence Collection, four Picassos, plus more than $100m of investment-grade world rarity stamps.

Adrian now heads a team of people at Paul Fraser Collectibles who are all passionate about high-end collectibles.

John Bly is the longest serving broadcaster on antique English furniture in the world, and is internationally acknowledged as one of the subject's leadingexperts.

He worked for four years at Sotheby's before joining the family firm, which has been a dealership in Tring, UK, since the beginning of the 19th century.

John has been the resident furniture expert on BBC Television's Antiques Roadshow since it started in 1978.

His own production company, Posh Films with Lady Victoria Leatham, was responsible for the highly acclaimed programme Treasure Houses of Britain.

Heis a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

John is also a jazz historian and drummer and a mean cook.

Reyne Haines isan expert in 20th century decorative arts and is a US media personality.

Reyne rose to popularity on PBS' Emmy Award-nominated Antiques Roadshow, which draws a broad spectrum of 11m devoted viewers every season, spanning young adults to retirees.

She is often called upon to appraise collectibles, ranging from antique watches to $20m paintings.

Reyne'sappraising skills are also in high demand among investment firms, high-end estates and charity auctions.

As the host of The Art of Collecting on KPRC, Houston's NBC broadcaster, Reyne hosts a weekly programme spotlighting trends and news items in the world of antiques and collectibles.

And as a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Reyne blogs on the most current topics and industry events.

She is a repeat guest on CBS' The Early Show and can be heard on Martha Stewart Living Radio on the Sirius Satellite Radio Network.

James Blyis an expert in decorative artsand hasdealt with some of the most exceptional items and exacting clients.

James advises and supplies some of the world's leading collectors, museums, and interior designers.

Like the four generations behind him, he has grown up in a family antiques business.

James has built up a unique network of contacts throughout the art and antiques world. This enables him to offer an unrivalled service, representing truly independent and unbiased expertise and advice.

Gary Ashburn is a popular and familiar face in the media world, where his friendly and down-to-earth approach, basic advice and tips on the collectibles markets are eagerly sought.

Gary began his career in the world of collectibles and memorabilia over 25 years ago when he worked in the publishing industry. He was responsible for seven different collecting publications - covering subjects including stamps, coins, model cars, Formula One, Sci-Fi, and TV and film memorabilia.

Gary'sTV appearances include: Antiques Party, Cash in the Attic, Collectors Lot, Antiques Fayre, Automobilia, Bikemobilia andAntiques Roadshow.

He has also been a guest on BBC1, ITV, Sky News, CNN both in the UK and overseas.

Gary is especially recognised for his knowledge in the collectibles investment areas of rock and pop music, TV and film, and sports memorabilia.


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