What will happen to your guns under President Trump?

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Now that we’re more than a month into the Trump era, I’m eager to see how the new administration, controversial legislation, and even heated Twitter exchanges about gun control affects firearm sales in the secondary market. Logic would tell me that sales will slow down. After all, gun sales soared during President Obama’s eight years in office. A recent USA …

Museum-Quality Collection of Art in North Scottsdale Home to be Auctioned on Sat., Feb. 25

Entrepreneur/financial planner spent more than 30 years collecting fine art SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Feb. 13) – A museum-quality collection of fine art will be auctioned in a north Scottsdale home near the Troon North community on Saturday, February 25. Scottsdale-based J. Levine Auction & Appraisal is handling the auction, which features hundreds of original paintings and sculptures along with the home’s …

Collecting Treasures: Stylish vintage watches doing well at auction

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Smartwatches are pretty cool, but not as distinctive or stylish as a vintage watch Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about smartwatches. Many of these come with accelerometers, heart rate monitors, GPS, and some even have the capacity to make phone calls. Pretty cool, yes, but not as distinctive and stylish as a vintage watch, in my opinion. Some …

Collecting Treasures: Will our Western romance survive?

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When meeting with families and seeing this generational shift in tastes and collection, my fear is that the Millennial is not going to be collecting this genre I often look for trends and try to forecast what we see coming in the auction world. Being here in the desert Southwest, one of the most common genres we sell is Western …

Jimi Hendrix’s Wah-Wah Pedal Auctioned for $27,500

J. Levine’s Rescheduled New Year’s Auction Grosses $499,500 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 18, 2017) – Jimmy Hendrix’s wah-wah pedal, Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait pastel drawing and an 11.67-carat radiant diamond ring were among nearly 100 rare collectibles that hit the auction block on January 15 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, 10345 N. Scottsdale Rd., in Scottsdale, Arizona. The New Year’s auction, …

Jimi Hendrix’s Wah-wah Pedal and Amp in J. Levine’s New Year’s Day Auction

Dave Weyer, famous “Amp Doctor” to rock stars, says Hendrix used wah-wah pedal at Woodstock and amp was used in early Experience days   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 8, 2016) – A part of rock ‘n roll history will be auctioned on New Year’s Day when one of Jimi Hendrix’s treasured wah-wah pedals and an amplifier he used to record hit …

Collecting Treasures: 6 holiday gifts worth buying at auction

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People always love the thought behind the gift The holiday season can be so nerve racking. We all have that loved one or friend who is impossible to shop for. Be it odd, bizarre or just outside the box, I like my gifts to be different, memorable, sometimes funny or just plain thought provoking. Where do I get my gifts? …

Colonel Park Shaw’s Estate Collection of Bolo Ties and Fine Art in J. Levine Auction – Nov. 25, 26 & 27

Auction features collectibles from other fine estates, including classic cars, sterling silver, mid-modern furniture, guitars & more SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 14, 2016) – If there was one thing the late Colonel Park Shaw was known for, it was his amazing zest for life. A Carefree resident, Colonel Shaw served valiantly in World War II, and later was active with the …

Collecting Treasures: Who are you going to vote, I mean, bid for?

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Political memorabilia is such an “easy” collectible and has always been big with collectors This election has me thinking. No, not about moving to Sweden, but about political memorabilia. It’s such an “easy” collectible and has always been big with collectors. I say easy as it’s generally free. The politicians, for the most part, will happily give it to you. …