Collecting Treasures: Stylish vintage watches doing well at auction

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?

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 …

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 …

700 antique and vintage movie cameras to be auctioned Oct. 13 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal

Scottsdale resident’s lifetime collection includes a rare ICA Kinamo 35mm camera dating back nearly 100 years SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Oct. 5, 2016) – A Scottsdale man’s lifetime collection of 700 antique and vintage movie cameras will be auctioned during “The Darkroom Auction” at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal on Thurs., Oct. 13 starting at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Luis Bohorquez grew …

“World’s Largest Car & Toy Auction” Starts Sept. 29 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal

Three-day auction in September also includes an original Charles Russell painting and a Clark Mills plaster cast from the original plaster life-mask of President Abraham Lincoln SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Sept. 19, 2016) – For Josh Levine, auctioneer and owner of J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, oddities are his favorite part of the business. So, when he learned of more than 10,000 …

Rare Treasures from Mel Fisher’s Nuestra Señora de Atocha “Mother Lode” Find to be Auctioned August 25-27 at J. Levine

Mel Fisher was Prescott Valley consignor’s uncle – Rare coins, silver bars, Colombian emeralds are from 1622 Spanish shipwreck near Florida Keys Atocha Treasure photo by Amanda Dickey SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (August 11, 2016) – More than 40 rare silver coins, thick silver ingots, Colombian emeralds, and a candlestick that were part of the $450 million, 40 tons of silver, gold and …