GOTTA HAVE IT!® Collectibles, Inc.
Founded in 1994, GOTTA HAVE IT® Collectibles, Inc. is the premier resource for the highest quality collectibles and memorabilia. Since its inception, GOTTA HAVE IT!® has been internationally recognized as the ultimate destination for fully authenticated Sports, Entertainment, Rock & Roll and Historical memorabilia. Partners Peter Siegel and Edward Kosinski specialize in sourcing and curating collections for individual collectors and corporate entities.
Pete Siegel, who co-founded GOTTA HAVE IT!® has long been known as an expert in the field of collectibles, specializing in sports and historical collectibles. His wide-ranging understanding of the collectibles business is sought after world-wide, with a clientele that spans the globe. Ed Kosinski's extensive knowledge of entertainment memorabilia has been tapped by such venerable institutions as the as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and Paul Allen's Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington, where he assists in the authentication of vintage and contemporary music artifacts. Ed founded The Rock and Roll Trust in 1989 to work with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to help preserve the integrity of Rock and Roll memorabilia collecting.
GOTTA HAVE IT!® has partnered with Sothebys for highly successful auctions such as The Beatles, Madonna (both record-breakers!), Baseball For America with Roger Clemens (benefiting the Twin Towers Fund) and Muhammad Ali. Auctions hosted on Gottahaveit.com include the extraordinarily successful Britney Spears charity auction, Kenneth Cole's "Celebrity Help USA," UGGs Australia (2003, 2004), Samsung's "Four Seasons of Hope" and many more. Our Outreach Program has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for such high-profile charities as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, The Roger Clemens Foundation, VH1's "Save the Music," Muscular Dystrophy, and Long Island Jewish Hospital's Children's Medical Fund.
GOTTA HAVE IT!® is regularly featured in many of the world's top news, business and entertainment media, including ABC, NBC and CBS News, CNN Headline News, Fox News, Good Morning America, The Today Show, PBS' Antiques Roadshow, Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor," CNBC's "Business Unusual," the BBC, Sky 1, E!, Entertainment Tonight, MTV, VH1, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Sunday Mail, The Independent, People, Forbes, and Barrons. GOTTA HAVE IT!® has partnered with Cablevision's Metro Channel and AMC to provide inventory and expertise for a series of live, interactive auctions.
In 2008, Gotta Have It!® Collectibles launched GottaHaveRockandRoll.com, an online auction site devoted to rock and roll and pop art. Since its launch we have held two extremely successful auctions, the Rock and Pop Art Auction 2008, where we broke the world record for the highest priced Elvis Presley item ever to be sold at auction, his famed Peacock Jumpsuit! The sale of this jumpsuit is to be included in the new edition of Guinness World Records. Another highlight of that auction was John Lennon's Talisman necklace; the very same necklace worn by Lennon in the infamous nude cover photograph for John & Yoko's "Two Virgins" album in 1968 and worn by Lennon constantly in '67 and '68. This necklace was sold for $528,000! Following on the heels of this auction was the Rock and Roll Photography Auction that featured over 250 original, many never-before-seen, rock and roll photographs. The August 2009 Rock & Roll Pop Art Auction featured Jimi Hendrix's first known contract, Bob Dylan's "Hard Rain" handwritten working lyrics and the Bill Porter Elvis Presley Collection, among many other extraordinary rock and roll artifacts. Following on the heels of this auction was the Rock and Roll Photography Auction that featured over 250 original, many never-before-seen, rock and roll photographs. Subsequent auctions include the Rock & Roll auctions of 2009 and 2010 as well as a huge rock concert poster auction featuring posters from all over the world! Our most recent auctions from 2010, 2011 and 2012 featured Princess Diana's worn dresses from the famed 1997 Christies sale, Bruce Springsteen's first car as well as Michael Jackson's stage worn crystal glove and Japan MTV Award!
THE RETAIL GALLERY
Since 1994, GOTTA HAVE IT!® has been located on New York City's most fashionable shopping street at 153 East 57th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues. Our retail gallery is a veritable pop culture time capsule, featuring incredible Sports, Entertainment, Rock & Roll and Historical artifacts. The gallery is located on New York City's most fashionable shopping street at 153 East 57th Street, New York, NY. 10022.
How to Contact Us: Main Store, Auction and Executive Offices
The Gallery Store: 153 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022 Tel. 212-750-7900, Email: email@example.com (for store consignment, auction consignment, and information about our one-of-a-kind collectibles and memorabilia).
Store hours: Monday - Friday 10:30am to 6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm.