We are ANTIQUES ROADSHOW account executive Hannah Auerbach joined by expert appraisers Leila Dunbar and Sebastian Clarke - AUA!
Hello everyone, we are Leila Dunbar, Sebastian Clarke and Hannah Auerbach of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW!
A little bit about me (Hannah): I'm an account executive for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and work on national marketing, social media, and other forward-facing projects for ROADSHOW at WGBH Boston.
A little bit about me (Leila): I'm a USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) certified professional appraiser of pop culture memorabilia, including sports, entertainment, posters, comic books and art, animation art, toys, coin-op, transportation memorabilia, vehicles and advertising. Some of the clients I've worked with include the Baseball Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame, Sotheby's, the New York Yankees, Lloyd's of London, the USGA, the Pro Football Hall Of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the estate of Katharine Hepburn; the estate of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash; and property from the collection of Cher. I've had the honor of sales highlights including the bat that Babe Ruth used to hit the first home run ever on Grand Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, for $1.25 million, a record for a bat; and the 1919 contract selling Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees, for $996,000, a record for a sports contract, and other sales include Boston Garden, Wilt Chamberlain, the Lone Ranger, Marilyn Monroe, "Seinfeld," the Beatles, Madonna, Cher, Billy Martin, Muhammad Ali, Secretariat, and the Barry Halper Baseball Collection Part II, the Shagmobile from "Austin Powers," and the last New York City taxicab. I'm also a licensed auctioneer, having sold at Sotheby's as well as at numerous non-profit auctions.
A little bit about me (Sebastian): I'm the Director of Estate services at Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, New Jersey. I arrived in the U.S. in 1995 and worked as an apprentice restorer and art handler for Simon Parkes Art Conservation, and I began my career in auctions at C.G. Sloane, serving as a Specialist in the European Furniture department at Sotheby's, as Director of the English and Continental furniture department at Freeman's and at Doyle New York as a Senior Vice-President and Director of the English and Continental Furniture and Decorations department.
Both of us (Leila and Sebastian) are in tonight's episode of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, our season premiere airing at 8/7cpm on PBS, and we're showcasing some big finds.
While we can't appraise your items the way we do on the show, we're looking forward to tackling your questions today! AUA!
Thanks for joining us for our first AMA! We hope you enjoy tonight's ANTIQUES ROADSHOW season premiere at 8/7c pm on PBS which features appraisals from Leila & Sebastian. If you are interested in attending a ROADSHOW event, we just announced the 2015 summer tour schedule today: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/ontheroad.html. Look forward to doing another one of these soon! Best, Hannah, Leila & Sebastian