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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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Cordier Auctions to Sell Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Artifacts at Public Auction February 15

February 15, 2014
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is inviting the public to an auction of items removed from its collection. The auction will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 and is being conducted by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals, 1500 Paxton Street, Harrisburg under contract with the Commonwealth's Department of General Services. The preview will be held Friday, February 14 from 2-6 p.m.
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Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Awards “Best in Show” to Cordier Auctions & Appraisals at Annual Pennsylvania Auctioneers Associationn Advertising Contest

January 10, 2014
Cordier Auctions and Appraisals was awarded “Best in Show” for their brochure and was awarded first place in the photography category for their entry at the 2014 Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association (PAA) Conference held January 8-10 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey. The annual contest is judged by independent marketing professionals and accepts entries in twenty advertising and promotional categories. Cordier’s entry in the Auction Firm Promotional category, which was awarded Best in Show, was a collaboration of Cordier’s staff, Joanne Cassaro Design, and Vince Cassaro Photography.
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