THURSDAY, February 13th Cocktail Hour

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: West Shore Country Club, 100 Brentwater Road, Camp Hill
Speaker: David Cordier, Cordier Auctions & Appraisals

Cocktail Hour and Hors D'oeuvres Social on THURSDAY, February 13th, 2020.

"What's It Worth?"  Unique Items in Estate Planning.

  • Firearms & Militaria: Categories, Laws and Valuation;
  • Jewelry & Coins:  Valuations and Sales;
  • Antiques, Artwork & Specialty Collections;
  • Real Estate:  Selling Real Estate at Auction.

Cocktail Hour and Hors D'oeuvres 5-6:15 PM

Presentation 6:15-7:00 PM

David Cordier is founder of Cordier Auctions & Appraisals. Mr. Cordier has been in the antiques business since 1980, and an appraiser since 1990. He is a graduate of Winterthur Museum’s Winter Institute and has attended classes in the Fine and Decorative Arts at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and the Appraisal Studies Program at New York University, New York. Mr. Cordier studied the Arts and Decorative Arts in Pennsylvania, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Penn State. He has also worked in human services and health care, and holds a Master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University, Oxford, Pennsylvania. Mr. Cordier has written extensively for the Harrisburg Patriot News, reporting on antiques and related events in central Pennsylvania. He also wrote a bi-weekly feature column “Eye on Antiques” for the Sunday Patriot News from 2001 to 2006. David is a Leadership Harrisburg alumni and a senior member of the Harrisburg Kiwanis Club. He also volunteers at the Cumberland and Dauphin County Historical Societies and is a member of the HACC Auctioneering Advisory Committee. David also serves on the Board of Directors of Gaudenzia, Inc. based in Philadelphia. David is a Pennsylvania licensed auctioneer (#AU005321), a certified appraiser, and an accredited auctioneer of real estate.

Two other panelists include:

Bernie Girman who completed his apprenticeship with Cordier Auctions in Harrisburg, PA in 2012. Licensed since fall of 2012 he relocated from Harrisburg back to his family home in the Wyoming Valley and is currently managing specialty and catalog auctions at Traver's Auction Barn in Dallas, Pa. He also conducts quarterly Firearms/Military, & Specialty Online Sales via Girman Auctions & Appraisals, LLC. Bernie is a PAA member since 2013, a member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America since 2012. Areas of specialty include firearms, militaria, and edged weapons – Bernie serves as a Specialist Consultant in this capacity with Cordier Auctions.


Erika Kelly joined the staff full time in 2010. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Penn State, and later completed the HACC Auctioneering program in the Fall of 2013. Erika is a member of the HACC Auctioneering Advisory Committee, and a member and board member of the Kiwanis Club of Harrisburg. She is a Pennsylvania licensed auctioneer (#AU005881) and a certified appraiser by the Certified Appraisers Guild of America, as well as a Pennsylvania Notary and a Motor Vehicle Agent. Erika is currently pursuing a Graduate Gemologist Diploma with the Gemological Institute of America. She and her husband and their daughters reside in Camp Hill, PA.



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