Richard Hall | Specialist of Rare Books & Ephemera

Richard has over 30 years’ experience as a personal property appraiser, cataloguer, and auctioneer. At Alex Cooper from 2000-2015, in turns (and often simultaneously) he was cataloguer of silver, jewelry, coins, stamps, historical memorabilia including autographs and ephemera, firearms and edged weapons, ethnographic art, and books. Having taken some time away, he returned to Alex Cooper to assist with the Discovery Sales in early 2019. He is ready to take on the extra duties of cataloguing books and related materials whenever needed. Richard graduated The Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore in 1980; received a concurrent BA/MA in History from Johns Hopkins University in 1984; and MA from the Writing Seminars at Hopkins in 1986. As a scholar, he has always been interested in material culture and the ways in which objects are exchanged and understood between cultures and over time. He is the author of a book on Black Marylanders who settled in Liberia before the Civil War.