Josh Levine is a certified auctioneer, appraiser, estate consultant and all-around storyteller. From a young age Josh was raised to appreciate antiques and collectibles and became enamored with the history, stories and lessons from these items.
Growing up he tagged along with his parents to hundreds of auctions, antique shows and co-ops and inherently learned the business and how items moved around the world and affected the lives of different owners.
Later, with an education in Accounting and Business Management, an Auctioneer Certification from the Pennsylvania State program and a passion for communications, Josh began his career in Quakertown, PA over 20 years ago.
After a few years experience in the auction business and seeing the amazing potential in the Southwest, Josh decided to tap into the treasure trove of art, Native American collectibles, classic cars, antique toys and other treasure that has made its way to the west coast. First in Scottsdale, AZ where his business more than tripled in size in less than 5 years, Josh started expanding his skills and sharing his stories. With experiences such as finding a mysterious Jackson Pollock, auctioning Wyatt Earp's gun, investigating interesting rarities, learning the psychology behind collecting and more, he began to be invited to guest auctioneer, emcee events and give informative speeches. These days, Josh continues to expand his knowledge and seek out new opportunities!
Learn more about Josh Levine's experiences in his book "Why Don't You Want My Stuff"
Josh Levine offers a variety of services for speaking events. As a certified auctioneer, CAI & ATS designated and with over 20 years experience under his belt he’s a great addition as a guest or charity auctioneer. He is a lively and personable emcee for nearly any event and is knowledgeable in areas of antiques, collectibles, auctions and niche categories - perfect for informative speeches.
Guest Speaker 2016/2017
Phoenix Art Museum
University of Arizona - Eller School
EO Arizona Lunch & Learn Series
Franciscan Renewal Center - Education Series
Charity Auctioneer & Emcee 2016/2017
Pitch For Kidz
Tip-a-Cop for Special Olympics Arizona
Comfy Cozy for Chemo
Gainey Ranch Charities
Desert Foothills Community Library
Boys & Girls Club of Arizona
IFDA Military Assistance Mission
Honor Health Charity Golf Classic
FCF Hearts and Hands
The Questers Preservation
"Josh was a professional and very personable auctioneer. He engaged the crowd and created a great atmosphere of competitive bidding for a recent fundraiser. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services."
- Jo G.
“Josh Levine was our Auctioneer for the Art from the Heart 2014 Art Auction to benefit Free Arts of Arizona on March 8th. Not only was he our auctioneer of the evening, he also generously provided an on line bidding opportunity before the event. Josh Levine and the team there at J. Levine's helped us raise a significant amount more this year to help homeless and abused kids. We can't THANK YOU enough.”
- Kristine Kollasch
"Thanks so much for speaking to my entrepreneurship class yesterday! We can teach them the theory, and they get to work on a plan for a startup, but only someone who’s been through it can really give them a sense of what it takes. You did an excellent job of filling that gap. All this, and an engaging speaker too! I think you could probably tell that the students were very engaged. A couple of students also asked me to post a list of the books you recommended—further evidence of your impact. We very much appreciate your willingness to speak and to make the trek from Phoenix."
- Anne S.