About Craig

Craig GottliebBorn in Miami, Florida in 1971, Craig graduated from Cornell University, earning a degree in Philosophy (with honors). Craig served in the Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Major. Craig began collecting in the late 1970s, and launched CGM (now Histor Hunter) in 2000. Craig currently lives in Southern California.

Craig is the firearms and military antique expert on History Channel’s Pawn Stars, having appeared on 15 episodes to date. Craig has been interviewed on Fox News, NBC, ABC and Spike TV. He has been featured in newspapers and magazines worldwide, and has written 3 books. He is also a regular contributor to Mandatory.com

Craig launched CGM Auctions in 2011, the first auction house in the military space (and one of the first ever) to deliver lifetime-guarantees, no buyer’s premium, low opening bids, and no reserves. Now in its 2nd year, CGM Auctions is a game-changing force in military antique & firearms collecting.