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Collectors Universe (CLCT) Resumes Payment of Cash Dividends

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Collectors Universe, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLCT), a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a cash dividend policy that calls for the payment of $0.25 per share per quarter. The first of the quarterly cash dividends of $0.25 per share under the new dividend policy will be paid on November 24, 2009 to Stockholders of Record as of November 10, 2009.

The declaration of cash dividends in the future, pursuant to the Company’s dividend policy, is subject to final determination each quarter by the Board of Directors based on a number of factors, including the Company’s financial performance and its available cash resources, its cash requirements and alternative uses of cash that the Board may conclude would represent an opportunity to generate a greater return on investment for the Company. For these reasons, as well as others, there can be no assurance that dividends in the future will be equal or similar in amount to the amounts described in this press release or that the Board of Directors will not decide to suspend or discontinue the payment of cash dividends in the future.

About Collectors Universe

Collectors Universe, Inc. is a leading provider of value added services to the high-value collectibles markets. The Company authenticates and grades collectible coins, trading cards, autographs and stamps. The Company also compiles and publishes authoritative information about United States and world coins, collectible trading cards and sports memorabilia and collectible stamps and operates its CCE dealer-to-dealer Internet bid-ask market for certified coins and its Expos trade show and conventions business. This information is accessible to collectors and dealers at the Company’s web site,, and is also published in print.

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