Community Appraisals

Morphy Auctions’ team of experts set to hit the show circuit in July Visits planned in Seattle, Portland, Anaheim and Allentown

July 6th, 2011 by

Dan Morphy, CEO of Morphy Auctions, will be taking his experts on the road in July to visit with collectors at antiques and collectibles shows from coast to coast. Morphy Auctions image.

DENVER, Pa. – Dan Morphy, CEO of Morphy Auctions, and several of his on-staff experts will be visiting antique shows this month, with stops planned for Portland, Seattle, Allentown, Pa., and Anaheim, California.

Morphy and his team have issued an open invitation to collectors who may have an interest in obtaining a free evaluation of their collection and learning how to consign to a future auction. Visits can be arranged at collectors’ homes or wherever else their articles may be kept.

“There is no obligation whatsoever, and all visits are kept strictly confidential,” said Morphy.

Morphy’s July event schedule includes the following stops:

July 8-10 – Dan Morphy and Brian Estepp at the Portland Expo Antiques & Collectibles Show in Portland, Oregon

July 15-16 – Brian Estepp at the Seattle Marble Show in Seattle, Washington

July 16-17 – Mike Landis at the Allentown Paper Show in Allentown, Pennsylvania

July 28-30 – Dan Morphy at the UFDC Doll Convention in Anaheim, California

Morphy’s is known for its high-profile auctions of toys, banks, antique advertising, mechanical/coin-op and gambling machines; fine and decorative art; clocks and Americana. The company holds the world record for the highest-grossing one-day auction of a single-owner toy collection: $7.7 million achieved with the 2007 sale of the Stephen and Marilyn Steckbeck collection of antique mechanical banks.

To make an appointment to meet with Morphy Auctions team members during their July show tour, please e-mail

What’s Your Antique Worth to the General Public?

January 26th, 2010 by

Use the “Community Appraisal” to post items that you would like the public at large to value. You can’t use such valuations for insurance purposes but it will give you an idea of what you would receive if you put your items up for sale.