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Elyse Luray
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Elyse Luray is an appraiser, auctioneer and historian in popular culture. Currently, she is one of five hosts on the 10 year show PBS’, History Detectives and the host of SYFY’s Collection Intervention and an appraiser on the Nate Berkus Show.

Before working as a history detective, Elyse spent 11 years at Christie’s auction house as an auctioneer and a vice president of the Popular Arts Department. In June 2011, Elyse published her first book, Great Wines Below $20.

She is a certified appraiser and is a New York State licensed auctioneer and currently on the Dean’s Board of Tulane University.

Blog Entries by Elyse Luray

Is Ray Lewis Memorabilia the Next MVP for Collectors & Is it Worth the Money?

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 2:50 PM

Traditionally, baseball memorabilia, anywhere from baseball cards to vintage game worn uniforms, continues to be the strongest category of authenticated sports items. In the late 1880s, the tobacco companies were the first to capture the national enthusiasm for baseball and direct it towards a collectible market by creating baseball cards....

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10 Wine Gifts for Under $20

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 12:49 PM

It is gift-giving time, and it's a perfect time to impress without breaking the bank. Wine under $20, or a gift relating to wine under $20, can be the perfect gift and can start someone on a journey he did not know existed into exploring new wines in this category....

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Tips for Enjoying Wine at Affordable Prices This Holiday!

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 5:38 PM

As a wine auctioneer, I've been privileged to travel across the country selling some of the worlds' bests wine for huge, sometimes staggering amounts of money. Anybody got a spare $232,692.00 lying around for a bottle of Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild 1869? No? Good, me neither. And there's the downside to my...

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10 Suggestions for Collectors

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 1:19 PM

From the beginnings of civilization we have all been hunters and gathers, and in today's world, we simply "hunt" and "gather" many different items. We all want to collect something -- or already do. Look around your house, if you have two or more of something that is similar, changes...

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