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By SuperUser Account on 12/03/2014 10:00 AM




Consignments are now open for our Spring 2014 Auction and even though the auction is already filled with first class collections and items, we are still looking for those hidden treasures ready to be shared with the world.

Do you have rare collectibles? Something hidden in your closet or found in your grand-parents attic? This might be the right time to try and offer it to collectors around the world....
By SuperUser Account on 26/02/2014 1:44 PM




This is what happens when you combine first class collections with first class items.

You get first class results.

And trust us, the prices realized on Tuesday night in our winter 2014 auction were simply astonishing!

We were indeed expecting to get great results, but we were not expecting to get THESE results. Here's a recap...
By SuperUser Account on 11/02/2014 9:36 AM




If you’re like me, you've used one of their lines at least once in your life.

Or maybe twice.

If you close your eyes, you can clearly see their faces (and glasses) and you probably remember pretty well their entire first ice presence with the Charlestown Chiefs.

It was brutal. Boy those guys could skate and hit.

Writing these lines,...
By SuperUser Account on 31/01/2014 1:03 PM


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In his book, Jean Beliveau recalls a game back 1952 or 1953, in a series against the Boston Bruins.

At one point, both teams on the ice went into a fight (probably not the only time!). During the fight, one of the Bruins players took a pair of Montreal Canadiens gloves on the ice and placed them underneath their team...
By SuperUser Account on 13/01/2014 10:33 AM


‘All sports for all people’’ – Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee in 1894

And even if the competition has since shifted away from pure amateurism, as envisioned by Coubertin, nations around the World proudly participate and cheer for their glorious athletes, games after games after games after games … you get...
By SuperUser Account on 07/11/2013 10:08 AM




Tuesday night was the closing of what ended up as one of our biggest auction in 20 years.  Our fall 2013 auction was a blockbuster one with multiple records and amazing prices in different categories such as game-worn jerseys, trading cards, game-used sticks and championship trophies.

Here’s a recap of some of the highlights...
By SuperUser Account on 04/11/2013 11:35 AM


Oh, those elusive championship rings. Little baubles players dream about and work huge slices of their lives to attain, with most never owning one no matter how hard they try.

The championship ring is the reward for the ultimate job well done, a final hand clap after the crowd has long gone home and the taste of sweet victory still lingers in the minds of those who set out to win and ultimately did.

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By SuperUser Account on 28/10/2013 12:23 PM


Gamers are magnets for collectors, and Classic Auctions is offering in the ongoing Fall 2013 Auction nothing less than 300+ different game-worn jerseys. From Wayne Gretzky’s 1985-86 video-matched game-worn playoff jersey...
By SuperUser Account on 22/10/2013 8:51 AM




Ed Van Impe will forever be known as the man who levelled Soviet Star Valeri Kharlamov during Super Series '76. But most importantly, he was a leader on the Broad St. Bullies blue line.

He was a winner, and very importantly, he taught the fleet-footed on other teams that maybe it might be a good idea to keep their heads up, which is always a great piece...
By SuperUser Account on 16/10/2013 12:50 PM


Lars Eller was at our office last Sunday October 20th for a public signing session.

We already knew that Lars was an amazing hockey player, and last Sunday, we discovered a true gentleman.  The Montreal Canadiens’ centerman took time with his fans, posed for pictures and donated some photos to minor hockey teams in the region.

The afternoon was just great.

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