Collection InterventionTeam

Elyse Luray


Elyse Luray, an appraiser and historian in popular culture, is the star of Syfy's new reality series Collection Intervention.

In addition to Collection Intervention she is one of five hosts on PBS', History Detectives. Elyse also appeared as an appraiser on The Nate Berkus Show, Style Network's Clean House NY!, HGTV's If Walls Could Talk, PBS' Antiques Road Show and CBS' The Early Show. Elyse also is a licensed auctioneer and can be seen at the podium selling for many different auction houses including, Bertoia's, Grey Flannel Sports Auctions, Steiner Sports, Zachys Wine Auctions and many others. She spends a lot of her spare time lending her auctioneering skills to charities throughout the country to help raise money for many different causes.

Elyse spent eleven years at Christie's auction house as an auctioneer and a Vice President of the Popular Arts Department. During her tenure at Christie's, Elyse ran the Popular Arts Department and started many new markets including Western Memorabilia and Arms and Armour. In this role, Elyse was responsible for many world records for memorabilia and for appraising famous collections. Some collections she appraised include the archives of Lucas Films, Dreamworks, Chuck Jones' personal collection, Warner Brothers, Hanna Barbara, Hard Rock Cafe and more.

In June 2011, Elyse published her first book, Great Wines Below $20. In this book, Elyse uses her techniques and wine knowledge to show the reader how easy it is to find good, enjoyable, cheap wine!

Elyse graduated from Tulane University, where she majored in Art History. She is currently on the board of the Deans Council at Tulane and helps the Dean as well as students with college affairs. She is a certified appraiser and is a New York State licensed auctioneer.


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