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Collectors Universe Hires Mark Humphries as Vice President of Corporate Development

Mark Humphries, VP of Corporate Development, to Assist Expansion Into New Markets

Collectors Universe, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLCT), a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, today reported it has hired Mark Humphries as Vice President of Corporate Development.

Michael Haynes, Chief Executive Officer of Collectors Universe stated, "We are extremely pleased with the addition of Mark Humphries to our team. He will work closely with me in the continuing development and execution of our acquisition and expansion strategy, the primary focus of which is to expand our authentication and grading business into other collectibles and high-value asset markets. In addition to his background in mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Humphries also has experience in the sports memorabilia markets and with this combination, he will be an important member of our senior management staff."

Mark Humphries has more than ten years of investment banking experience at Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. Most recently, he was a Principal at Ridgecrest Capital Partners, a technology-focused boutique investment bank, where he sourced, executed and managed a number of transactions. Prior to that, he was the founder and president of Sports Newsstand Corp., which pioneered the grading and encapsulation of collectible sports magazines. Mr. Humphries holds an MBA degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Stanford University with a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelors degree in History.

About Collectors Universe

Collectors Universe, Inc. is a leading provider of value added services to the high-value collectibles market. The Company authenticates and grades collectible coins, sports cards, autographs and stamps. The Company also compiles and publishes authoritative information about United States and world coins, collectible sports cards and sports memorabilia and collectible stamps. This information is accessible to collectors and dealers at the Company's web site,, and is also published in print.

Source: Collectors Universe, Inc.
Date: April 26, 2005

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