Michael Karberg joins Morphy Auctions as Acquisitions Associate Dan Morphy, CEO of Morphy Auctions, has announced the appointment of antique advertising and character toy expert Michael Karberg to the position of Acquisitions Associate.
News-Antique.com - Sep 17,2011 - DENVER, Pa. – Dan Morphy, CEO of Morphy Auctions, has announced the appointment of antique advertising and character toy expert Michael Karberg to the position of Acquisitions Associate.
Based in “Chicagoland” (the Greater Chicago tri-state area), Karberg will represent Morphy’s at various shows around the Midwest, including the Indy Ad Show, Chicago Toy Show and other events popular with collectors of antique advertising, comic books, coin-ops, pop culture and vintage toys.
Married with two daughters, Karberg has been a full-time antiques dealer for the past 20 years. Prior to setting up his own business, he worked for his father’s excavation company. He holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Columbia College in Chicago.
Karberg became acquainted with Dan Morphy and his team on the show circuit. “We would set up at a lot of the same shows, and over the course of the last 15 years, Dan and I became friends,” Karberg said. “I helped him several times with packing up estate contents and delivering them to the gallery in Pennsylvania. That’s how I became aware of Dan’s tremendous work ethic. It’s the same ethic my father taught me, and I’m very comfortable with it.”
In addition to selling antiques to his private clientele, Karberg collects “workwear” advertising, including signs for Levi Strauss and OshKosh B’Gosh. He is also a collector and accomplished restorer of old bar-back statues, countertop figures and point-of-purchase displays.
“With his extensive knowledge and experience and his great rapport with people, Mike is going to be a real asset to our team,” said Dan Morphy. “We’re already organizing a list of shows where he will be representing us, and the dates are reaching well into next summer. Mike will be all over the Midwest, meeting with collectors who might have questions about consigning to Morphy’s.”
Michael Karberg will be set up at the Indy Ad Show (Indianapolis) on Sept. 24-25, and at the Chicago Toy Show (St. Charles, Ill.) on Oct. 23. To contact him, call 219-201-1640 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CAPTION FOR IMAGE: Michael Karberg, newly appointed Acquisitions Associate at Morphy Auctions.