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Stephen B. O'Brien Jr.

A fourth-generation sportsman with a refined collector's eye, Stephen B. O'Brien Jr. launched Copley Fine Art Auctions in 2005 after almost fifteen years in the antiques trade. A trusted advisor to leading collectors, O'Brien opened Stephen O'Brien Jr. Fine Arts, LLC, in 1996.


Elmer Crowell Decoys Star on Cable News

Published: July 12, 2009 22:39 Last Updated: May 27, 2014 23:12

Nesting Canada Goose by A.  Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, MA, c.1900-1912, estimate: $600,000-900,000, at Copley's July 15-16 auction
Nesting Canada Goose by A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952), East Harwich, MA, c.1900-1912, estimate: $600,000-900,000, at Copley's July 15-16 auction
(Copley Fine Art Auctions)

Copley Fine Art Auctions' 660-lot Sporting Sale, including important Elmer Crowell carved birds from the Harry V. Long Collection as well as a fine selection of decoys, sporting art, folk art, and American paintings, will hit the auction block July 15-16, at the Radisson Hotel, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

New England Cable News (NECN) reported on June 30: "A big auction is coming up this month in Plymouth, for duck decoys, among other items!

Some of the most prized decoys are from a Massachusetts man's collection that were carved in the early 1900's and have never before been put on the market.

Joining Good Morning Live to tell us all about the auction and the history of these decoys is Stephen O'Brien Jr, owner of Copley Fine Art Auctions.

Stephen is expecting one of these decoys to sell for as much as $900,000."

View auction highlights and listen to the entire NECN interview with Stephen O'Brien Jr. below.