J.​ ​Levine​ ​Auction​ ​&​ ​Appraisal​ ​Announces New​ ​Location​ ​in​ ​Scottsdale​ ​Quarter

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (November 10, 2017) – J.Levine Auction & Appraisal, an auction and estate liquidation company is opening a new customer center in Scottsdale Quarter, one of Scottsdale’s top shopping destinations. The location officially opens for business on Monday, November 13 and will offer customers a convenient retail space for free appraisals, consignment consultations and events. CEO and Auctioneer, Josh …

10 Necessities for Your Man Cave

Dean Batson Blog

All of my friends ask me to keep an eye out for this and for that at auction, mainly because we see some of the coolest stuff on the planet and sometimes for a heck of a deal. It’s a dangerous business if you are collector, especially with borderline hoarder tendencies. But, I do love when I find that thing …

What’s Up With All the Americana?

Dean Batson Blog, Uncategorized

In the business of antiques and collectibles, we often see strange trends, and I’m not talking about what’s hot and what’s not. I am talking about the trend of similar things I’ve never, or have rarely seen before, all coming out of the woodwork at the same time. It’s like people from the same region, of the same age and …

Get Over it, They Don’t Want it…

Dean Batson Blog

What? Your stuff. Why? It’s not theirs. It’s kind of a broken record around the auction and estate liquidation business: “my kids don’t want my stuff.” Auctioneers and the like often find themselves having to explain that the perceived value customers have of their furniture, collectibles and other antiques is inflated. We call this “managing expectations” and it’s one of …

Rare, Complete 1924 Apothecary Found in Arizona

Nearly a century after Hartigan’s Drug Store opened in Andover, Massachusetts its pharmacy and soda fountain sit in Scottsdale, Arizona at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal awaiting the October 26 Americana Auction. Photo credit: Sami Gill. This apothecary comes from Hartigan’s Drug Store on Main Street of Andover, Massachusetts which was operational for over 50 years. Its massive body has …

J. Levine to Auction Rare ‘Lost’ Jackson Pollock Painting on June 20 in Scottsdale

Painting has strong provenance and forensics, and was found in same estate as Kenneth Noland, Hazel Guggenheim McKinley, Jules Olitski and Cora Kelley Ward pieces SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 5, 2017) – A rare, lost Jackson Pollock painting is going up for auction on Tuesday, June 20 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal after the Scottsdale-based auction house spent nearly 18 …

What will happen to your guns under President Trump?

Dean Batson Blog

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 …