Grant Zahajko

Grant Zahajko

As a third generation Auctioneer, Grant Zahajko grew up in the auction business. He has spent over 25 years specializing in sports cards & memorabilia, coins, toys, books, artwork, ephemera, antiques and more. He has catalogued and conducted hundreds of general auctions and auctions in these areas of specialty.

Through his experience with auctions and private sales, Grant has assisted thousands of collectors in the acquisition and evaluation of items. He has also helped raise money for local charities by volunteering to auction at their events.

Grant currently owns and operates an auction gallery, Grant Zahajko Auctions, l.l.c, in Davenport, Washington. Additionally, Grant has enjoyed serving as a collectibles and sports memorabilia appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow for the past six seasons.

He is also a recognized expert of sports cards and memorabilia, historical items including ephemera, autographs and documents, antique photographs and postcards as well as 20th-century Northwest and American art.

When Grant isn’t busy with auctions and the Antiques Roadshow, he enjoys spending time on the lake boating and fishing, and appreciating nature at his vacation home with his wife, Gina and their dog Precious.

Gina Zahajko

Gina Zahajko

Gina Zahajko is the Chief Financial Officer at Grant Zahajko Auctions, l.l.c, where she manages the company's financial department, and where she played a key role in the auction gallery’s initial development. The Financial Services Division includes finance and accounting, corporate purchasing, as well as facility and risk management. Additionally, she has 30+ years experience in sales and business at an executive level. She has been responsible for several major corporate divisions and has run new companies.

Gina has spent her entire career delivering outstanding customer service. Each of her clients are treated as if they are her only client and are given tremendous attention and care. Whether you are a buyer or consigner – or both – Gina treats every account at the auction gallery as if it was the only account! Personal service is the primary archetype for every aspect of Grant Zahajko Auctions, l.l.c.

Gina is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Washington State and is the Managing Broker for Team Zahajko. She brings outstanding real estate customer service skills, negotiation talents and works with a high level of detail and organizational skills leading to complete customer satisfaction.

When she isn’t busy balancing financial accounts and selling real estate, Gina enjoys working in her garden, wine tasting, boating and spending time relaxing and enjoying the view in her vacation home with her husband, Grant and their dog Precious.

Collette Paul

Collette Paul

As the Director of Marketing and Communications, Collette is responsible for the promotion and socialization of Grant Zahajko Auctions, l.l.c. In addition to strategic communication efforts, she directs media relations, branding, advertising and internet communication platforms. She manages and oversees sponsorships, events, charitable contributions, marketing, training and more. Collette’s experience ranges from technical and educational writing, computer programing, training and public speaking.

Her passion is to provide clients with superior customer service, including notifications of upcoming auctions, maintenance of social media, and effective information systems management. Additionally, Collette is a Licensed Real Estate Broker with Team Zahajko in Washington State and assists in marketing and selling real property for clients.

When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys painting (watercolor & acrylics), movies, reading and playing with her dog, Angel. Her own collection interests include pottery, art work and rare antique books.

Special Auction Highlight — June 24, 2017

An extraordinary rarity and the highest-estimated collectible in June 24th's auction is the gold medal that was won by John H. “Tex” Gibbons of the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany. The medal comes directly from Gibbons’ family and is accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity signed by Gibbons’ son and an extensive archive of ephemera documenting the basketball team’s ocean voyage to Germany, their participation in the Games, and the social events, side trips and other activities organized by the Olympic committee while they were in Europe.

The gold medal is remarkable for several reasons, auctioneer Grant Zahajko said. “There was a great article in Sports Illustrated that talked about how the first American ‘Dream Team’ was actually the 1936 Olympic team. Except for one man, all of them were already professional basketball players. Also, 1936 was the first year that basketball was included in the Olympics. Playing conditions at the Berlin Games were minimal. They played on a dirt court in a horse pasture, in the driving rain. They couldn’t even dribble. They had to pass. The final game ended with a score of USA 19, Canada 8.”

Zahajko said that during his career he has appraised three Olympic Gold Medals from members of the 1936 Olympics U.S. basketball team. The first medal he evaluated was privately held and not for sale. The second was very worn, a condition 1 out of 10, with a hole drilled into it. That example sold for $67,000 in 2015. The Gibbons medal is in exceptionally fine condition and is accompanied by a large archive of unique documentation, supporting a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$150,000.

Grant Zahajko’s June 24, 2017 auction of Sports Cards, Memorabilia, Celebrity Autographs and Books will start at 10 a.m. Pacific Time / 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The gallery is located at 510 Morgan St., Davenport, WA 99122. For additional information, call 509-725-5600 or email info@gzauctions.com. All forms of bidding will be available including absentee, phone and live via the internet through bid.gzauctions.com and LiveAuctioneers.com.

Auction Previews

June 23rd • 1pm-5pm   |   June 24th • 9am-10am

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June 24th • Starting at 10am

Join Us for a Holiday Party!

Season’s Greetings! Join us at Grant Zahajko Auctions, l.l.c. Luxury Accessories, Jewelry, Silver and Glassware Auction

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December 8th • 2pm-6pm   |   December 9th • 12pm-7pm   |   December 10th • 9am-11am

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December 10th • Starting at 11am

Collection of Judith Leiber clutches including figural minaudieres, fine, designer gold and silver jewelry, Southwest, Native American and Mexican designer jewelry. Large collection of Rebecca Collins jewelry, sterling silver flatware sets, tea sets, service pieces, etc. Lalique, Baccarat glassware, furs, fine crystal, stemware, studio glass, Patricia Garrett pottery dishes, Tiffany china and more!

Join us for a holiday party! Our celebration will include wine tasting from the Lake Roosevelt Wine Company on Friday, December 9th, 3pm-7pm! Lake Roosevelt Wine Company is proud to release only wines exclusively from grapes grown in the shadow of Whitestone Rock. Using only grapes from their estate vineyard, they handcraft bold red wines in the tradition of great wine making in the region. These wines will go great with the appetizers at our preview party!

Many great items will be available at the live auction December 10th, so don’t miss this wonderful holiday shopping opportunity for unique gifts!

It’s Our Grand Opening!

Save the date for the Grand Opening of Grant Zahajko Auctions, l.l.c., our Sports, Entertainment & Historical Memorabilia Auction.

Auction Previews

December 1st • 2pm-6pm   |   December 2nd • 12pm-7pm   |   December 3rd • 9am-11am

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December 3rd • Starting at 11am

Sports cards and memorabilia, autographs, vintage travel, rock, movie and military posters, large collection of 19th century theatrical broadsides, original illustration art and more!

Join us in welcoming the Lake Roosevelt Wine Company for an afternoon gala of wine tasting on Friday, December 2nd, 3pm-7pm! Lake Roosevelt Wine Company is proud to release only wines exclusively from grapes grown in the shadow of Whitestone Rock. Using only grapes from their estate vineyard, they handcraft bold red wines in the tradition of great wine making in the region.

Taste the area’s best wines while previewing items for our first auction!

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