Auction house marks 90th year

TOWSON, Md. – Alex Cooper Auctioneers Inc. is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Established in 1924, Alex Cooper started the family-owned auction house by buying and selling real estate, as well as antiques, furniture and fine arts. The business

Portable desk and dressing box, one of the many lots in the Discovery Auction underway through Dec. 15 at Alex Cooper Auctioneers.

Portable desk and dressing box, one of the many lots in the Discovery Auction underway through Dec. 15 at Alex Cooper Auctioneers.

has grown to include residential, commercial and industrial real estate, as well as household furnishings, oriental rugs, jewelry, vehicles, office equipment and industrial machinery. The company also expanded its real estate business to the Washington, D.C. area in 1993.

To date, Alex Cooper has conducted more than 100,000 real estate auctions and has expanded its auctions online. Online auctions give buyers the opportunity to bid on antiques and collectibles in real time during live public auctions, which are hosted each month at its gallery.

In honor of this milestone, the company began renovations to its gallery in Towson and has plans to improve its online auction platform to enhance the digital buyer and seller experience. The renovation will be complete sometime in 2015.

“Over the last 90 years, Alex Cooper Auctioneers has grown from a small, family-owned auction house to one of the largest in the mid-Atlantic, with an online platform allowing us to expand our reach even further,” said Paul Cooper, vice president of Alex Cooper Auctioneers. “Today, while our business has grown Logosignificantly, we are still family-owned and hold the same values my grandfather did when he started this business in 1924.”

Alex Cooper Auctioneers’ gallery is located at 908 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204. Visit www.alexcooper.com for additional information and to view its auction schedule.

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