He is a former appraiser from the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow.” At age 26 he was invited to be an appraiser at the first show taped in Concord, Mass. and has appeared over 14 times on the program.
He has been featured or mentioned on HGTV’s Appraisal Fair, Business Week and Reader’s Digest and many other publications. Early in its development, he transitioned to the Internet as an auction consultant for major corporations such as Times Mirror’s AuctionUniverse.com and LiveBid.com which was acquired by Amazon.com. At Amazon.com, he was a consultant for online auction strategies and live Internet bidding technology including working with Sothebys.com. After Amazon.com, he consulted with venture capital firms I-Group Hotbank and Jafco Ventures creating the first eBay seller drop off model for an Internet company.
Royka lectures at museums, colleges and institutions across the United States.