Christopher Wise Appointed Department Director for Fine Silver at Rago Auctions

  • LAMBERTVILLE, New Jersey
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  • February 24, 2015

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Christopher Wise, Director, Silver Department, Rago Arts and Auction Center
Rago Arts and Auction Center

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Auctions is proud to announce that Christopher Wise has been appointed Department Director for Fine Silver.


Mr. Wise joined Rago in 2006 as a Junior Specialist in Fine Silver under Department Director Sarah Churgin. He assumed charge thereafter of Coins and Currency, Militaria, Antique Firearms and Ephemera. In 2015 he adds the Fine Silver Department to his responsibilities, succeeding Sarah Churgin. (Ms. Churgin continues as Department Director for Jewelry.)


Mr. Wise is a member of The Silver Society and the American Numismatics Society, and is an auctioneer and expert appraiser in multiple categories at Rago Auctions. He currently resides in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.


Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with $30 million in annual sales. It serves thousands of sellers and buyers annually with a singular blend of global reach and personal service, offering competitive commissions for single pieces, collections and estates. Rago holds auctions of 20th/21st c. design, fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, silver, jewelry, militaria, coins and currency, Asian, historic ephemera, and ethnographic property. Rago also provides a range of appraisal services conducted by USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant appraisers, performed to the highest standards set by the IRS, insurers and the Appraisers Association of America. Rago is located in New Jersey, midway between New York City and Philadelphia.



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Miriam Tucker
Rago Arts and Auction Center

Rago Arts and Auction Center
333 N. Main Street
Lambertville, New Jersey

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