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. Bidders were drawn from across the country to Harrisburg, including buyers for the Arrowhead Museum in Perry, Missouri as well as buyers from Sevierville, Tennessee, Taylor, Michigan, and Lagrange, Georgia. Prices quoted are hammer prices. The Saturday sale began with Native American artifacts and collectibles. Over 30 lots of framed arrowheads were sold including a frame of 109 Arrowheads that sold for $2,700 to the room. Other stone tools featured a lot of 10 that included two banner stones which hammered down at $2,500. Among more than 50 pieces of Native American Pottery was a Large Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery Olla that was won by a phone bidder for $2,100. One attention-getting item was a steatite effigy pipe in the form of a human face; after heavy competition with a phone bidder, a floor bidder won the pipe for $4,000. Other items of note were a Northwest Coast Carved Bone Spoon ($900), a Pima Figural Coil Basket ($600), and a pair of 19th Century Sioux Beaded Moccasins ($600). Firearms saw strong results. A Winchester Model 70 Pre-64 Rifle sold to an internet bidder for $1,800. An absentee bidder won a Model 1819 Hall US Breech-Loading Flintlock Rifle for $2,200. The highest priced hand gun was a Colt SA Army Revolver which hammered down to the internet for $1,300. Enthusiasm continued for Military collectibles; a Civil War Cavalry Sword with Scabbard and belt saw heavy bidding before selling to the internet for $900. A number of WWII daggers were offered; a WWII German Luftwaffe First Model Dagger hammered down for $750. Other collectibles showed strong results: A number of Kriss Pines Trout Paradise Wood Signs were offered to enthusiastic buyers; the largest sold to the room for $850.