Classic Auctions was established in 1994 and soon became renowned as the historical hockey memorabilia auctions industry leader. This is a reputation that we always strive to enhance and deserve. Our record-demolishing $1.275 million sale of Paul Henderson’s iconic 1972 Team Canada jersey is only one example of our sterling record in achieving the best possible results for our clients, both buyers and sellers.
The 50 years’ worth of combined experience of Classic Auction’s management team, the satisfaction of our clientele and the quality of the products we sell have allowed us over the years to gain the trust of thousands of customers from Canada, United States, Europe and even Asia! With three online auctions every year, we make it a point to offer a wide variety of hockey artifacts that were worn, used and owned by numerous members of the Hockey Hall of Fame, All-Stars, international greats and many others who have contributed to the history of this great game.
By maintaining a substantial inventory, Classic Auctions is able to cater to our dedicated collectors who seek truly scarce pieces of memorabilia. We are continuously looking for new sellers and consignors and this determination has afforded us the privilege of dealing directly with many players and their families, and to rely on multiple sources of supply.
For over a decade Classic Auctions has been the choice of numerous NHL and international hockey players and their families in handling the auction of their personal collections, including hockey icons such as Maurice “Rocket” Richard, Bobby Hull, Howie Morenz, Toe Blake, Jean Beliveau, Henri Richard, and Guy Lafleur.
The collections of Luc Robitaille, Bryan Trottier, Norm Ullman, Jacques Laperierre, Clark Gillies, Ted Kennedy and international greats Borje Salming and Vaclav Nedomansky are some of the most recent we have handled, adding to our ever-growing list which already included the likes of legends such as Frank Mahovlich, Jacques Plante, Johnny Bucyk, Yvan Cournoyer, Guy Lapointe, Marcel Dionne, Brad Park, Gilbert Perreault, Darryl Sittler, Gump Worsley, Buddy O'Connor, Elmer Lach, Johnny Bucyk, Charlie Rayner, Dick Duff and Jack Stewart, among many, many others.
All these hockey greats and their families and many, many more players and clients within the hobby will vouch for our professionalism, our high standards of quality and most important, the overwhelming results we have obtained on their behalf.
In addition to the Henderson Summit Series jersey we are proud to point out that we hold the records for the top prices obtained for a Stanley Cup ring (1961 Bobby Hull - $85,000 USD), game used hockey stick (1971 Jean Beliveau - $17,500 USD) and Stanley Cup trophy (1957 Jean Beliveau - $42,000 USD).
And though our reputation is well known in the hockey world, Classic Auctions is ready and able to excel in handling memorabilia from other sports as well. CFL legends Angelo Mosca, Tony Gabriel and Peter Dalla Riva entrusted their collections to us with excellent results. Although our auctions are held on the Internet, where photographs and complete descriptions of all items offered can be viewed, we also publish a high quality catalogue which is mailed to all of our clients. This powerful promotional tool is highly appreciated by our customers and valued to the point that they have become collectibles themselves! We invite you to visit our website at www.classicauctions.net, where you can view many of our past auctions as well as the results obtained.
Over the years Classic Auctions has also become a highly respected authenticator of vintage hockey material. Therefore if you should decide that, for the time being, you do not want to sell your hockey memorabilia, you might still consider having us appraise your collection so that you know its true market value. You just might be in for a very pleasant surprise!
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