Christine Karstedt serves as Executive Vice President and is deeply involved with consignors and the auction program. A familiar figure at numismatic conventions and auctions for over 25 years, Chris has built a vast network of hobby contacts during her extensive career. She is well known at the podium as a licensed auctioneer and has personally attended nearly every sale hosted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and their preceding firms.
Chris' ability to attract worldwide attention to the sale of numismatic material placed her at the center of the publicity program for the record-breaking $100 million treasure of the S.S. Central America and the S.S. Brother Jonathan. Over a long period of years she has worked with hundreds of consignors and helped present The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr, Collection, The Ambassador and Mrs. R. Henry Norweb Collection, The Walter Childs Collection, The Dr. Haig A. Koshkarian Collection, The Oliver Jung Collection, The Cardinal Collection and many more name collections in current years. She is a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and a life member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA).
Her unstinting and tireless efforts have helped leading collectors and dealers worldwide obtain the very best prices for coins, tokens, medals and paper money, working hand-in-hand with experts and departments within our organization.