Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Berlin, CT, United States
DoneSat, Dec 8, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
The Richard Hegel Collection
The auction will feature almost four hundred lots of art, antiques, collectibles and historical items. The primary focus of the auction is the town of New Haven, and Yale University. Dozens of rare maps of the Connecticut and New Haven area will be offered along with historical and geographic books. Documents and ephemera from the town of New Haven span almost three hundred years of history. Additionally hundreds of etchings, engravings and prints will be sold. Richard Hegel was appointed Municipal Historian of the Town of New Haven by Mayor Biagio DeLieto in the 1980's. Mr. Hegel held the position until his passing earlier this year. He was former director of the New Haven Colony Historical Society, graduate of Yale, Southern Connecticut State University, and Gateway Colleges. He was also past President of the Yale Club of New Haven, New Haven Preservation Trust, and creator of the Richard Hegel Scholarship. Mr. Hegel's collection was assembled over the course of fifty years, and was prominently displayed in his New Haven Connecticut home.