Moran’s often takes on special collections that may not necessarily fit under the banner of our curated specialty auctions. Special collectables like coins or musical instruments can warrant a catalogue of their own, or will occasionally be featured as a capsule collection of any of our auctions throughout the year.
We are also uniquely poised to celebrate a collector’s passion with a single-consignor legacy sale, and can tailor an entire catalogue or dedicate a section of one of our existing catalogues to accommodate an estate or a living collection of any size.
Having grown up around antiques and auctions, Jeff now serves as President of John Moran Auctioneers. Working full-time with the company since 1988, Jeff has assisted thousands of clients looking to buy and sell or in need of accurate valuations. Over the past 30 years, Jeff has been responsible for generating sales revenue in excess of $450 million dollars for his consignors.
Specializing in 19th and 20th century California and American paintings, Jeff has been responsible for researching, expanding and cultivating the auction market for many Southern California artists. He meanwhile maintains broad knowledge of antiques and fine furnishings, including rugs, silver, ceramics, jewelry, and books. Over the past decade, Jeff has performed pro-bono benefit auctions for many public and private institutions; in particular, he has helped the Santa Barbara Historical Museum raise over $1 million in funds.
A pair of Wilson Audio WATT & Puppy Series 8 speakers
Sold for $6,300
A Leica 75mm f/1.4 Summilux-M lens
Sold for $5,400
Four US $20 American Double Eagle Gold Coins
Sold for $4,320
Let Us Value Your Collection
Moran’s offers a wide range of appraisal and paid valuation services, including fair market and insurance appraisals. By retaining Moran’s to evaluate your property, you can be sure that your heirs or trustees will be able to make informed decisions about the equitable distribution or liquidation of assets.
If you are looking to downsize your collection or prepare a home for sale, Moran’s can apply our expertise in valuation, staging, logistics, and marketing to ensure you get the best price for your property.