The Potomack Company in the News


Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Belongings, Including a Picasso and a Tea Set, Fetch $800,000 at Auction—More Than 10 Times the Estimate, May 2022

ArtNet – Ginsburg’s tea set, coat, other items raise $800K for opera, Associated Press, May 2022

CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell, April 2022

New York Times – Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Art and Mementos Go Up for Auction, April 2022 – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Art, Mink Coat, Ashtrays and Other Personal Items Up for Auction, April 2022

CNN – You can now buy a Picasso from Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s private collection, April 2022

UPI – More than 150 items belonging to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be sold at auction, April 2022

The Guardian – Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s art collection and personal items up for auction, April 2022

Forbes – See Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Picassos—And Monogrammed Black Mink Coat—Up For Auction, April 2022

WUSA (CBS9) – Art displayed in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Watergate home up for auction, April 2022

Associated Press – Ginsburg’s art, fur coat, awards in auction to benefit opera, April 2022

Agence France Presse – Late US Justice Ginsburg’s Art and Collectibles Up for Auction, April 2022

Axios – RBG’s personal items are up for auction in D.C., April 2022

National Law Journal – RBG’s Legacy Continues With Awards, Auctions and Donations, April 2022

Town & Country – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Items to be Auctioned Off in Support of the Washington National Opera, April 2022

Katie Couric Media – You Can Now Bid on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Fur Coat, Personal Art Collection, and Much More, April 2022

Robb Report – Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Art and Personal Mementos Are Up for Sale in Two Auctions, April 2022

WJLA (ABC7) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s  Art Collection will be up for Auction, April 2022

WRC-TV (NBC4) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Art to Be Auctioned in Alexandria, March 2022

WTOP-AM-FM – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Art to Be Auctioned in Alexandria, March 2022

Washingtonian – You Can Own a Piece of RBG’s Art Collection, March 2022

The Hill – Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s art, other items up for auction, April 2022

Alexandria Living – Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Art Collection, More to Be Auctioned in Alexandria, March 2022

Georgetowner –  April 2022 Auction Block

WTTG-TV (Fox 5 Washington) –  “Good Day DC” (on-air only) – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Private Artwork Set for Auction, March 2022

Opera Wire – Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Collectibles to Be Auctioned for Benefit of the Washington National Opera, April 2020

ArtDaily – Ginsburg’s art and mementos go up for auction, April 2022

Artnet News – You’ll Soon Have the Chance to Buy a Picasso Ceramic Once Owned by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, March 2022

Irish Times – Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s auction to include Picasso ceramics, April 2022


New York Times – The Year of Purchasing and Purging, July 2021

Washingtonian –  Massive Collection of White House Dessert Molds Is Hitting the Auction Block, July 2021

Alexandria Living – Hail to the Chef: Pieces of History Up for Auction in Alexandria, July 2021


Antiques and The Arts Weekly – The Potomack Company Doing Well with Contemporary Art, February 2020


WUSA-TV (CBS) Washing2ton – Painting stolen by Nazis stays in Alexandria, for now. Ukraine eventually needs it back, November 2019

WDVM(TV) Hagerstown, Md. – The world thought a painting was destroyed in WWII. How an Alexandria auction house solved the mystery, November 2019

Alexandria Living – Potomack Company Invites Public to View Rediscovered Painting, November 2019

Antiques and The Arts Weekly – Potomack Co Does Well with Paintings, Prints & Drawings, November 2019

Antiques and The Arts Weekly – Seven-Piece Tiffany Japonesque Set Heats Up At Potomack, October 2019

Kyiv Post – Painting looted during World War II returns to Ukraine, September 2019

Euronews – Painting of Ivan the Terrible supposedly ‘destroyed’ during WWII found hanging in Connecticut house, September 2019

NBC4 Washington – Painting Stolen by Nazis Returning to Ukraine, September 2019

CBS News – Stolen Ivan the Terrible painting returned to Ukraine 75 years later, September 2019

WTOP Radio – Northern Va. gallery, asked to sell couple’s artworks, discovers painting stolen by Nazis, September 2019

New Haven Register – Painting, stolen by Nazis in World War II, repatriated back to Ukraine, September 2019

Alexandria Living – Alexandria Auction House Discovers Painting Stolen During WW II, September 2019

Alexandria Living – The Last Word: Elizabeth Haynie Wainstein, September 2019

Maine Antique Digest – Fine Art Highlights Potomack Sale, September 2019

Maine Antique Digest – Revolutionary Engraving Leads at Potomack, July 2019

Maine Antique Digest – Stolen Hamilton Letter Resurfaces, July 2019

Antiques and the Arts Weekly – Mintons Plates Set the Table at the Potomack Company Sale, July 2019

27east – Contents Of Three Ponds Farm Go On Auction After 58-Acre Compound Sells, June 2019

Washington Post – What a stolen Alexander Hamilton letter reveals about the sticky business of fine art, May 2019

Maine Antique Digest – Ancient Corn Mummy Leads at Potomack, May 2019

Antiques & The Arts Weekly – Across the Block: ‘Pink Roses’ Blossom to $188,750 at Potomack Company, April 2019

Maine Antique Digest – Corn Mummy Opens The Potomack Company’s Year, March 2019

Antiques & The Arts Weekly – Egyptian Corn Mummy Rises At Potomack Company Sale [full auction coverage], February 2019

Antiques & The Arts Weekly – Corn Mummy Rises To $112,500 At Potomack Company [auction highlight], February 2019

Alexandria Times – Thomas Jefferson Letter Up for Auction Saturday in Alexandria, February 2019

ArtDaily – Rare Hassam, Jefferson letter and Sèvres porcelain offered at Potomack Auction, January 2019

WUSA Washington DC – Thomas Jefferson offers shutdown wisdom in rediscovered 219-year-old letter, January 2019

Washington Post – A timely letter by Thomas Jefferson heads to auction: ‘Every man cannot have his way in all things,’ January 2019

Washington Post – The tidying tide: Marie Kondo effect hits sock drawers and consignment stores, January 2019

Alexandria Times – Potomack Company to auction Thomas Jefferson letter, January 2019


NBC – Painting Stolen From Nazi-Occupied Eastern Europe Recovered in DC Area, December 2018

Washington Post – Ivan the Terrible painting sent for auction had been looted from Nazi-occupied Ukraine, December 2018

Antiques And The Arts Weekly – Painting Stolen In World War II Is Heading From US To Ukraine, December 2018

Alexandria Living – A Bit of Holiday History to be Auctioned in Alexandria, December 2018

Maine Antique Digest – Potomack’s Fall Sale Is a Gem, December 2018

Maine Antique Digest – Antiques Week on the Potomack, September 2018

WTOP Radio – Va. auction has plenty of jolly-good items for Royal Family fans, May 2018

Richmond Times-Dispatch – After sale of Woodland, the ‘Tara of Dinwiddie County,’ 30 years of treasures are up for grabs, May 2018

Maine Antique Digest – The Potomack Company Begins Its Year in Grand Style, April 2018

Maine Antique Digest – Fine Art and http://Richmond Times-Dispatch – After sale of Woodland, the ‘Tara of Dinwiddie County,’ 30 years of treasures are up for grabs, May 2018Carved Chinese Plaques Set the Pace at Potomack, March 2018

La Gazette Drouot – Baroque 1900, January 2018


Maine Antique Digest – Rare Chairs and Coney Island Bathers Lead at Potomack, December 2017

Alexandria Times – Auction houses are still ‘places where people trade’, November 2017

Maine Antique Digest – Wally Bill Hedrick Paintings Lead at Potomack, August 2017

Maine Antique Digest – Retha Walden Gambaro, Native American Sculptor, May 2017

Maine Antique Digest – Society of the Cincinnati Plate Leads at Potomack, April 2017

Nashville Arts – Appraise It, January 2017

WTOP – See How Much These Tom Clancy Items Sold for at Auction, January 2017

WTOP – Bid on Items from Spy Novelist Tom Clancy, January 2017


Baltimore Sun – Tom Clancy’s Golf Cart, Snakeskin-Topped Table and Other Possessions to be Auctioned Off, January 2017

Northwest Current – Auction to Offer Vestiges of the Kennedys’ Pre-White House Residence, September 2016

Antiques & the Arts Weekly – Bierstadt’s Washington Monument (Baltimore) Soars To $200,000, September 2016

Maine Antique Digest – Artworks and Flora Danica Bolster June Auction, September 2016

Georgetowner – Auction Block, March 2016



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