William Henry Knieves

Knowledge, Experience Mean a Lot in the Auction World

Credentials matter. In the auction business, you want to feel comfortable with your consignment director’s level of knowledge, expertise and know-how. You should be confident in your choice of advisor.


That’s why we’re proud of the writers, photographers and illustrators we work with at The Intelligent Collector. Our aim is to work with the best in the business.

The photographs of Peggy Joseph have appeared in the Cincinnati Business Courier, People magazine and Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine. We sent Peggy to snap a portrait of Mark and Rick Armstrong for our cover story (see “Armstrong Artifacts”), and she captured perfectly the brothers’ contagious energy.

Fall 2018 Cover

As a pop-culture and style writer, Stacy Suaya is well-suited to delve into the growing Urban Art collectibles category (see “Art on the Edge”). Stacy has written for The New York Times Style Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. Photographer Axel Koester, who has shot for Time, BusinessWeek, Fortune and WatchTime magazine, teamed up with Stacy to produce our feature.


Clay Sisk is a remarkable illustrator who has done work for USA Today Network, The Indianapolis Star and The Cincinnati Enquirer. Of course, we’re certain Clay’s favorite job is working on his web comic, Professor Herbert and GEO. Check out Clay’s take on home security (“Watch Out!”).

Pamela Wiggins is a long-time collectibles specialist who has been writing our Kids & Collecting column since 2010 (see “High-Rolling Fun”). She’s a successful author whose books include Warman’s Costume Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide, and Collecting With Kids: How to Inspire, Intrigue and Guide the Young Collector from Krause Publications.

One thing all of us here at The Intelligent Collector have in common is helping our readers make the best decisions possible when it comes to their collecting. Our credentials are a springboard to that goal.

DROP ME A line at HectorC@HA.com to share your stories. I remain interested in your discoveries.

Hector Cantu
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Hector Cantú, Editor & Publisher

This article appears in the Fall 2018 edition of The Intelligent Collector magazine. Click here to subscribe to the print edition.