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Folk Portrait Sells for $413,000

by | August 23rd, 2014

A small (approximately 18” x 15”) portrait of a young girl attributed to John Brewster Jr. sold for $413,000 (includes buyer’s premium) at Caddigan Auctioneers and Appraisers, Inc.’s on-site sale in South Paris, Maine, on August 23. The sitter was identified as Marcia Ingraham. The unidentified buyer on the phone was(Read More)

Slow, Deliberate, and Careful

by Steve Proffitt | July 13th, 2014

Auction Law & Ethics Consigning property to auction is a simple process, until it’s not. The “not” often arises when least expected and can come from something unforeseen. A reader wrote me about a situation that illustrates this point. I’ve edited her letter. “Dear Mr. Proffitt, “I consigned an item to auction and (Read More)