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Cincinnati-based antiques auction house Cowan’s Auctions, led by PBS’s Antiques Roadshow appraiser and History DetectiveWes Cowan, routinely establishes record prices for rare objects in each of its antiques auctions and art auctions. Featured works include American and European paintings and sculpture, American historic collectibles and political memorabilia, early photography, American Indian art, western art, early militaria and military collectibles, and American antique furniture.

Cowan’s Auctions has a reputation of attracting the nation’s top fine art and antique collectors and dealers, who come to us for our expertise, integrity, and passion for the artifacts we sell. Held at our Cincinnati auction salesroom, our auctions feature both live and online bidding, and typically attract over 1000 bidders from all over the world. Trust in our integrity and reputation by both buyers and sellers have helped annual sales for Cowan’s Auctions approach $20 million.

In addition to expert auction estimates, Cowan’s offers professional trust valuation appraisals, insurance appraisals, charitable donation appraisals, and assistance with estate planning and settlement.

Wes Cowan
President and Principle Auctioneer
Graydon Sikes
Director, Paintings, Prints,
and Asian Art
Danica M. Farnand
Director, American Indian Art
Jack Lewis
Director, Historic Firearms and Early Militaria
Katie Horstman
Director, American History
Brad Wanstrath
Director, Fine Jewelry and Timepieces
Kirstie Craven
Coordinating Specialist, Decorative Art

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