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Collecting Concepts

Amelia & Jeff Jeffers

Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers

Amelia & Jeff Jeffers joined Garth’s Auctions in 1996. Under their leadership, Garth’s has expanded services and market share to become an internationally respected and renowned firm. The Jeffers operate under the same basic principles that have guided the firm throughout a 60+ year history: honesty, integrity, customer service & a passion for art, antiques, and the relationships created by bringing those items to market.

Collecting Concepts (ideas, musings, points of interest)...from America's Most Trusted Auction House (or ramblings on an Eclectic assortment of antique, art and vintage collecting topics...fueled by the incredible variety we encounter every day!)

Blog entries from Collecting Concepts

Jeff & Amelia Jeffers, owners of both Garth's Auctioneers (Columbus, Ohio) and Selkirk Auctioneers (St.  Louis, Missouri)

Checking Up, Checking In & Checking Out Your Auction Firm

Posted: July 24, 2015 12:14

I work with collectors from all over the country. Many of the folks I meet tell me they just don't know how to compare auction and appraisal services. Do you choose the firm who offers the highest values when evaluating your items? Clearly, high values could simply be a tool for luring business. Do you go with the cheapest? Lower fees definitely do not mean highest return. What is the saying?  You get what you pay for? I always recommend that my potential sellers visit us for an auction, or - at the very least - check out our website before, during and after an...

Ron Pizzuti

Curating a Lifestyle: An Interview with Collector Ron Pizzuti

Posted: July 13, 2015 08:35

Ron Pizzuti is not easily intimidated. A successful real estate developer, Pizzuti possesses the perfect combination of tenacity and charm, with a straightforward nature that quickly fosters a sense of familiarity; traits that have undoubtedly contributed to the tremendous growth and reach of the company he founded nearly 40 years ago. However, the notoriously tough real estate industry, Pizzuti learned long ago, has nothing on the art world.​ From his earliest days in development, Pizzuti traveled - a lot. “I got tired of going to bars and cathedrals,” Ron says with a smile. “So, I...

Amelia Jeffers visited China for the 2014 International Auctioneer Forum.

Beijing, International Auctioneer Forum, Part 1

Posted: April 18, 2014 07:16

Last week I made a ridiculously quick trip to China. Invited as a representative of the US luxury auction market by our live online auction platform provider, Invaluable.com, the trip represented a unique opportunity for our company to more deeply connect with the Chinese collecting and auction community. I will be blogging about the trip over a series of posts.  Enjoy! Landing at about 4p China time on Thursday, April 10 (coincidentally my oldest child's 16th birthday!)  I found the Beijing traffic was not kind. My small group arrived at the Shangri La China...

Likonomics, Asian Art and Alternative Asset Management

Posted: March 03, 2014 09:49

I often ask investment and legal professionals, "are you talking with your clients about their investments in antiques, art and collectibles?  Are you offering informed advice on the management of a potentially significant portion of their overall net position?" More often than not, unless the client has pro-actively discussed their alternative assets (better known to the owner as their "collection"), the investment or legal professional is in the dark. It has been interesting and rewarding to help these folks connect with their clients on this issue and begin to make informed...

 

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