March 1, 2016 – Denver, PA – Morphy Auctions today announced that John Mihovetz has joined the company as an Expert and Director, Acquisitions. John will focus on antique advertising and automobilia, petroliana, and motorcycle memorabilia. This is a new position, created to further augment the company’s nationally recognized leadership position in these important auction categories. Morphy’s presents several dedicated advertising as well as automobilia and petroliana premier sales events annually, and offers fine examples from these categories throughout the year at its monthly auctions. John will be responsible for attending industry and collector’s events on behalf of the company; sourcing, identifying and valuing fine consignments; cataloging; and developing referral and partnership networks nationwide.
John has been professionally involved in the antique and vintage world since 2011, although he has been an enthusiast and collector of pre-World War II American ephemera, wild west, and country store themed finds since early childhood. Known for his good eye, he has sourced antique props and materials and completed visual display projects for clients including Anthropologie, Ralph Lauren (RRL), Club Monaco, and Levi Strauss. Prior to his work with Morphy’s, Mihovetz ran his own business, specializing in vintage advertising, folk art and primitives, reclaimed lumber, and salvaged materials. He has been profiled in several antique industry publications and is a frequent go-to source for media inquiries and special projects.
According to Dan Morphy, President of Morphy Auctions, “We are thrilled to welcome John to our growing team of experts. His subject matter expertise and passion for all things vintage is second to none. John understands the auction industry and Morphy’s priorities of outstanding selections, top-tier customer service, and professionalism – making him a perfect fit for our company today.” John adds, “I was delighted when Morphy’s approached me about this opportunity. I’ve been a customer for a long time and have always admired the company’s business as well as its world-class product selections. I especially look forward to working with Dan Matthews, Division Head of Petroliana/Automobilia, on upcoming Kyle Moore gas and oil events. The next one is scheduled for April 23rd and 24th. I hope to see you there!”