CORDIER TO HOLD FALL AUCTION IN NEW FACILITY IN HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Cordier Auctions & Appraisals will be holding their Two Day Fall Antique & Fine Art auction in their new facility in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on November 5 and 6. The 12,000 square foot facility, loc
News-Antique.com - Nov 02,2011 - Cordier Auctions & Appraisals will be holding their Two Day Fall Antique & Fine Art auction in their new facility in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on November 5 and 6. The 12,000 square foot facility, located at 1500 Paxton Street, will house the company’s salesroom, offices and storage facility. The early 20th century brick structure provides ample parking and easy access from Interstate 83. The top two floors are home to the Central Penn Business Journal.
Cordier had been in the antiques business for over thirty years when they began conducting auctions about six years ago. Cordier Auctions holds auctions with a focus on art and antiques, firearms, coins and jewelry, estates, and real estate. They will continue to maintain offices in Camp Hill.
A regional auction company, Cordier Auctions also conducts onsite auctions across Central Pennsylvania and has conducted auctions as far away as Buffalo, New York. Cordier has experienced considerable growth since entering the auction business. They currently have 20 employees, including three full time licensed auctioneers and three certified appraisers. They also employ numerous specialist consultants.
David Cordier stated, “We are looking forward to moving into the new location in the city of Harrisburg. Consolidating our main operations will increase our efficiency, and the proximity to Interstate 83 for client accessibility is an added bonus.”
The first auction to be held in the new location will be Cordier’s Two Day Fall Antique & Fine Art auction on November 5 and 6. Highlights of the 675 plus lot sale include a 19th century Flemish carved ivory tankard, two Baccarat chandeliers, and a circa 1919 Cartier diamond wristwatch in addition to a collection of US & English coins, silver, jewelry, furniture, and fine, Asian, and decorative arts.
Saturday's sale is slated to offer coins, collectibles, jewelry, and silver. A collection of 90 plus lots of high grade US and English coins will start the auction. Highlights of English coinage include a 1658 Cromwell crown, 1695 William III crown and a 1687 James II crown. Among US coins will be 37 gold pieces including a 1911-D Indian $2.50 quarter eagle and 1904-S and 1927 Liberty head $20 double eagles.
Among collectibles will be a 1940 Pittsburgh Pirates team signed ball and a framed display of 1961 New York Yankees team signatures, both with JSA letters of authenticity. Several lots of phonographs and roller organs will be offered as will a fine 19th century tin trade sign for a book printer (estimate $500 to $1,000). Among toys will be a Marx Ring-a-Ling Circus and a 19th century Black Americana jigger toy.
Over 75 lots of silver will be offered including tea sets, flatware sets, pitchers, boxes and more by such companies as Tiffany, Stieff, Kirk, Gorham, and Towle among others. Highlights include two large seven piece tea sets by William Durgin and Reed & Barton as well as a large parcel gilt and sterling silver nef. Of note is an 18th century American silver tankard attributed to Joseph Richardson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania circa 1770