About Cowan’s Auctions
With offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Denver, Cowan’s holds over 40 auctions each year, with annual sales exceeding $16M. We reach buyers around the globe, and take pride in our reputation for integrity, customer service and great results.
A full-service house, Cowan’s Auctions is also a leader in the industry, having disrupted the marketplace from the start. We were among the earliest auction houses to launch a website and one of the first to sell online. In 2014, Cowan’s, along with 5 of our competitors, launched bidsquare.com, on online bidding platform where auction houses are vetted to ensure honesty and quality.
In 2006, we represented the estate of former owner of the Cincinnati Reds, Marge Schott, selling a Charles Schreyvogel western oil painting for over $1.3 million. Specializing in rare, one-of-a-kind items, our 2009 Firearms auction featured the Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Rifle in Unfired Condition made for John F. Dodge, which sold for $450,000.
We continue to set record prices for American Indian Art, Modern Ceramics, American History and Fine Art.
Several Cowan’s specialists are frequent appraisers on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, and regularly give lectures across the country.