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Cordier Auctions’ Winter Antique and Fine Art Auction to feature Toy Soldiers, Royal Commemorative Collection, and Fine Art

January 15, 2015
A massive pair of Chinese ivory and veneer figures, a bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln, and more than 100 lots of toy soldiers will headline the Winter Antique and Fine Art auction at Cordier Auctions on February 14 and 15. Among other categories, the sale will feature coins, collectibles & toys, jewelry, silver, ethnographic, Asian, & decorative arts, glass & pottery, furniture, art, and clocks. Other highlights of the sale include paintings by Erskine Nicol, gold coins including commemoratives, and a Pennsylvania High Chest. The auction will be held in the company’s auction house located at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg, PA.
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Cordier Auctions Fall Firearms and Militaria Auction to Feature Named Powderhorn, Smith & Wesson Revolvers, and WWII Collectibles

November 19, 2014
On December 7, 2014, Cordier Auctions & Appraisals will hold its Fall Firearms & Militaria Auction at their auction house at 1500 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Highlights of the sale include an 18th century powder horn named to Jeremiah Van Auken, a Colt Lightning rifle, Smith & Wesson Revolvers, dozens of lots of German WWII collectibles, and a large number of items collected in Iraq during the first decade of the 21st century.
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Monumental Cut Glass Vase Delivers Brilliant Results at Cordier’s Fall 2014 Auction

November 8, 2014
A monumental American brilliant cut glass vase sold for $23,000 at Cordier Auction & Appraisals’ Fall Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction on November 8 and 9, 2014. Other highlights included the sculpture Clarissa by William Zorach (American, 1887-1966) which sold for $9,100 and a painting by Albert Francis King (American, 1854-1945) which sold for $7,500. The 1,003 lot auction was held at Cordier’s auction house located at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg.
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Halbert HO Train Collection Sold by Cordier Auctions for Over $500,000

October 1, 2014

Cordier Auctions sold the lifetime HO model train collection of Dr. David R. Halbert of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for a total of $561,131. Consisting of 1,400 lots, the collection was sold across three sessions in 2014. The auctions were held at Cordier’s auction house located at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg. Highlights include a United Scale Abernethy Lougheed locomotive & tender that sold for $3,220 and a W&R/Samhongsa Union Pacific Version 2 brass locomotive & tender that hammered down at $2,300. Prices quoted include a 15% buyer’s premium.

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Schulz and Cortes Tie for Top Honors, Firearms Aim High, and Diamonds Dazzle at Cordier’s Summer Auction

August 23, 2014

An oil painting by Edouard Leon Cortes and a comic strip by Charles Schulz each sold for $27,000, a signed Kentucky rifle brought $4,100, and a 5.13 CTW brooch in an unusual form brought $7,000 at Cordier Auction & Appraisals’ Summer Two Day Firearm & Militaria and Antique & Fine Art Auction on August 23 and 24. The 1,048 lot auction was held at the company’s auction house located at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg. The Multi-Consigner sale featured items from more than 150 consigners.

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Harrisburg Magazine's Readers Name Cordier Auctions "Simply the Best" Auctioneer in 2014

August 1, 2014

Cordier Auctions and Appraisals was named "Simply the Best" auctioneer in 2014 by the readers of Harrisburg Magazine. Every year, Harrisburg Magazine highlights businesses that local residents consider “Simply The Best.” Cordier Auctions and Appraisals is honored to be recognized for the services that they provide to the Harrisburg area.

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Opium War Album, Single Owner Print Collection, and Chinese Porcelain Stand Out at Cordier’s Spring Auction

May 20, 2014

A photo album of images of The Opium War hammered down at $410,000 while a pair of famille verte 100 deer vases realized $60,000 at Cordier Auction & Appraisals’ Spring Two Day Antique and Fine Art Auction on May 17 and 18. Other highlights included an Albrecht Durer engraving ($17,000), a large Venetian blackamoor ($5,000) and a 2.61 ctw diamond and platinum ring ($7,500). The 861 lot auction was held at the company’s auction house located at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg. The Multi-Consigner sale featured items from more than 150 consigners.

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Cordier Auctions Sells Rare 1860 Photo Album of China for $410,000

April 19, 2014

Cordier Auctions sold a rare 1860 photo album of China in its Spring Antique & Fine Art Auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on May 17 & 18. The photo album contains 56 images of China during the Second Opium War in 1860, which are considered some of the earliest photos of that country. Felice Beato, an Italian/British photographer, was also one of the first war photographers. The photo album consists of 56 albumen prints including 10 multiple part panoramas, each titled and dated in English and German. Beato accompanied the British Army into China in 1860.

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Cordier Auctions & Appraisals Announces New Auctioneer

April 17, 2014

Cordier Auctions & Appraisals is happy to announce that Erika Cordier was granted her Pennsylvania auctioneer’s license in March.
A graduate of HACC – Central Pennsylvania’s Community College’s Fall 2013 Auctioneering program, Erika joins her father David Cordier as well as Ed Rowe and Ellen Miller as staff auctioneers at Cordier Auctions. Ms. Cordier joined the company full time in 2010 and is the Director of Administration.

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Native American Artifacts and Firearms Draw a Crowd at Cordier's February 1 Auction

February 28, 2014

The crowd was standing room only at Cordier’s recent auction featuring a collection from the Estate of Ernest P. Hoppes of Tamaqua, PA. Over 200 bidders were in the room and 1,200 were online at the 990 lot auction. Highlights include a Native American Steatite Effigy Pipe at $4,000 and a Model 1819 Hall US Breech-Loading Flintlock Rifle at $2,200. The sale included Native American artifacts and collectibles, antique and modern firearms, military collectibles, sporting collectibles, and aviation collectibles. The auction was held in Cordier Auctions’ salesroom in Harrisburg.

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