Cowan's Auctions

Cowan's Auctions
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Overview/History With offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Denver, Cowan's holds over 60 auctions each year, with annual sales exceeding $17M. Cowan's reaches buyers around the globe, and take pride in our reputation for integrity, customer service and great results. A full-service house, Cowan's Auctions specializes in American History, American Indian & Ethnographic, Decorative Arts, Firearms and Militaria and Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. Cowan's was founded by Wes Cowan, an internationally recognized expert in historic Americana. Wes is a featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow and is a frequently requested speaker at antiques events around the country. Wes is licensed as an auctioneer in Ohio and holds a BA and MA in anthropology from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in anthropology from the University of Michigan. In 2019, Cowan's and Leslie Hindman Auctioneers joined forces to broaden and strengthen their presence nationwide by forming a new entity: Hindman. Both firms are committed to connecting local communities to the global art market by providing excellent service across all categories, sales channels, and price points. The merger adds offices in Chicago; Atlanta; Milwaukee; Naples, FL; Palm Beach, FL; Scottsdale, AZ; and St. Louis to Cowan's network.
 

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John
Matthews, NC

Jul 15, 2022
Good auction House
Very attentive people, good experience. Happy with purchase.
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Jeremy
Bossier City, LA

May 16, 2022
Two thumbs up!
The people at this auction house are very professional, responsive, and helpful. The shipping department is very skilled. The packing job on the guns that I purchases was a thing of beauty.
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Daryl
San Jose, CA

Mar 12, 2022
As described
Great experience
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John
Tullahoma, TN

Sep 08, 2021
1886 Parker Bro's 10ga. Shotgun
Gun is actually nicer than I expected... There are more stress cracks than described but not much more trouble to repair... Shipping was fine on Cowan's part... UPS could have broken the gun into three parts and packed in egg crate foam making a smaller package... Bubblewrap and somewhat loose in the box is not good... No damage but more likely with the way it was packed... Also, UPS shoved it on my porch leaving a foot hanging off which got wet with rain... Still no damage... Again, no fault of Cowan's... Very pleased with the gun and Cowan's despite UPS fumbling...
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Jason
Owingsville, Kentucky

Jun 12, 2021
Top notch auction house!
On of the most professional auction houses I have came across, to include an exceptional staff with excellent customer service.
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Ed
Fort Myers, FL

May 07, 2021
Best in class auction house
Delighted with the quality of photo's for each listing and accurate descriptions. A timely response to inquiry for additional information. I contacted Cowans after processing payment and the item purchased was shipped immediately. Plus great job of double boxing/packing. I will not hesitate to bid on items in future Cowans auctions.
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Stephanie
Mchenry, IL

Apr 06, 2021
Always a pleasure!
Professional all the way!
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Stephanie
Mchenry, IL

Apr 06, 2021
Always a pleasure!
Professional all the way!
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