Gary ‘Gazza’ Ashburn is a popular and well known face in the world of collectables and memorabilia. His down to earth approach, basic advice and tips are eagerly sought after and Gary has become affectionately known as ‘The Collectibles Guru’.
He began in the world of collectables and memorabilia over 30 years ago, when he worked in publishing. He was responsible for seven different collecting publications – covering subjects from Music to Sport, Sci fi to TV/Film Memorabilia, Stamps to Coins and Model Cars to Formula One. Gary then became a Board Director for the Stanley Gibbons Group – Stanley Gibbons are the World’s most famous name in stamps and are proud recipients of the Royal Warrant. Within this famous Group of established collectables companies are: Frasers, Bloomsbury Books, Benham and Drewett Auctions. For the past fifteen years, Gary has appeared regularly on TV, Radio, Websites, Digital media and in both National and Specialist Press. Gary is a registered expert for several high profile collectables organisations, including BBC’s Cash in the Attic, Antique Roadshow, Flog It etc.
Gary’s particular interests and expertise are in the areas of Music,TV& Film, Sports Memorabilia and Historical Documentsand he also has an excellent knowledge of autographs. Gary is a respected member of AFTAL (the World’s leading autograph trade association
In recent years Gary has become a major supporter of many different charities, where he helps to organise charity auctions and both authenticates and even hosts the events.
If you need an item or a collection valued, with his worldwide network of specialist experts, Gary can usually arrange this service. While if you are seeking a particular item for a special occasion, for a loved one, or even that elusive piece for your own collection – Gary is your man and can locate rare and unique collectables and memorabilia, with excellent provenance.