Copley Antiques Up for Auction

A Thursday auction will feature furniture, antiques and decorations from the La Jolla estate of the late David Copley.

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A Thursday auction will feature furniture, antiques and decorations from the La Jolla estate of the late David Copley.
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Copley was a well-known San Diego philanthropist and the heir to a prominent former publishing company. He died last November after suffering a heart attack.
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Items from his estate will be auctioned off February 7 at 9 a.m.
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A native San Diegan, Copley was the heir and owner of the now-defunct Copley Press, which published the San Diego Union-Tribune and other newspapers before dissolving. Copley sold the newspaper in 2009 to private equity firm Platinum Equity.
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Many have described his passing as the "end of an era," as the Copley family was highly influential in San Diego, and the 60-year-old philanthropist had no children.
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Copley made his mark in San Diego as a generous donor to the arts, not as a newspaper publisher.
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A curved French sofa set was among the items set to be auctioned.
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