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Stories for May '17

(Computer Article)

Computer Backup and Editing PDFs
by John P. Reid

Computer Column #341 John P. Reid, [email protected] Computer backup is revisited, and Adobe Acrobat as a universal document format is discussed. Computer Backup Our parents said, “Look both ways before crossing the street.” Computer columnists said, “Back up your computer.” We do not hear that as much these days, but the advice is still ... (Read More)

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New Chief Curator of American Art at the Huntington
by M.A.D. staff

Chad Alligood. © Stephen Ironside/Ironside Photography. Chad Alligood has been named chief curator of American art at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Alligood will join the Huntington in late April and will oversee a growing collection, including a newly acquired group of early American ... (Read More)

(Book Review)

Ceramics in America
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review Ceramics in America 2016 Edited by Robert Hunter The Chipstone Foundation, distributed by University Press of New England, 2016, 276 pages, hardbound, $65 plus S/H from University Press of New England, (800) 421-1561 or (www.upne.com). Who would think that a journal devoted to ceramic history, archaeological research, technology, social ... (Read More)

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Leslie Hindman of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago, Illinois
by Karla Klein Albertson

Head of the House Leslie Hindman always knew that Chicago needed its own auction house. She opened her first salesroom there in 1982. Over 35 years, her company has transformed and grown into a firm of global reach with multiple branches and a schedule of over 60 auctions a year. How did ... (Read More)

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Only Ten
by Clayton Pennington

Editorial The City Council of Belleville, Illinois, thinks that antiques stores are a detriment to its municipality. Ditto for art galleries. In late March, the city council overwhelmingly voted to limit to ten the number of business licenses for selling secondhand goods within the city limits. Secondhand goods include used clothing, electronics, ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, May 2017
by Ian McKay

Ian McKay, <[email protected]> High-priced pictures by Titian, Klimt, Sisley, and even Atkinson Grimshaw feature in this month’s selection, and are joined in the six-, seven-, and even eight-figure world by a couple of erotically charged sculptures. Also on offer are rather more prosaic and largely more modestly priced pieces of early furnishings, ... (Read More)

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New Features at Rhinebeck Show
by M.A.D. staff

Barn Star Productions’ Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck Show and Sale will take place on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 and 28, in Rhinebeck, New York. Approximately 125 exhibitors will fill three huge buildings with folk and fine art and American and European antiques. A gourmet food truck court will be new ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, May 2017
by M.A.D. staff

Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and website for ... (Read More)

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DC Big Flea & Antiques Market Adds Modernism Show
by M.A.D. staff

The April 29 and 30 DC Big Flea & Antiques Market will have a special attraction—the 34th Washington Modernism Show, produced by Jim Linz of the Art Deco Society and featuring over 50 dealers and several special exhibits. The special exhibits include two modern trailers from the latter half of ... (Read More)

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Wilkes and Liberty No. 45
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Robert Hunter, collector, dealer, and editor of Ceramics in America, has always had an interest in historical ceramics. When he learned that Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury, U.K. was offering a 5" tall creamware mug with a portrait of a bewigged, red-robed, and cross-eyed fellow with words in a banner ... (Read More)

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Changes to California Autograph Law Clear Committee
by M.A.D. staff

It was a law passed with good intentions but little notice and even less foresight. When Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law on September 9, 2016, a bill that amended a state law that tightly regulated the sale of signed memorabilia, it sent shock waves through the industry. The ... (Read More)

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Myrick Scrimshawed Tooth Brings $110,700
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Skinner, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts Bitter cold in Boston was no deterrent to bidders at Skinner on March 4 for the Americana sale in the Boston gallery. Staff members found themselves bringing out extra seating to accommodate everyone in the gallery. Many came to observe and participate in the sale of scrimshaw from ... (Read More)

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Jewelry Collections Add Interest and Bring Good Results
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology On February 22, Doyle New York gave us hope that winter would eventually come to an end in the form of its fine jewelry sale, the catalog for which was graced with colorful pieces of jewelry in bright spring colors. Featuring jewelry from the collections of Mrs. ... (Read More)

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American Indian Art Show/Marin
by Alice Kaufman

San Rafael, California Colorado dealer Steve Begner praised producer Kim Martindale for “getting the crowd out.” As a Bay Area resident, I found ads and promotions for the 33rd annual American Indian Art Show/Marin, held February 17-19, unavoidable. Was this different from past years? “Completely,” said Martindale. “We had a lot more ... (Read More)

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Jenkins Adds It All Up at the Fairgrounds
by Karla Klein Albertson

The Nashville Show, Nashville, Tennessee The Nashville Show is the largest of three events that bring together hundreds of dealers and collectors for an extended antiques weekend every February in Tennessee. The old Music Valley and Tailgate designations for Jenkins management events have been united under this umbrella title, and, frankly, ... (Read More)

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SEWE Auction a Success for Guyette & Deeter
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Guyette & Deeter, Inc., Charleston, South Carolina Photos courtesy Guyette & Deeter The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) was the place to be in February for those who desire fantastic decoys. Guyette & Deeter, Inc. offered more than 280 lots during its Saturday, February 18, auction at the SEWE. The sale total was ... (Read More)

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Copley's Winter Sale of Sporting Arts Makes $1.4 Million
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Copley Fine Art Auctions, Charleston, South Carolina Photos courtesy Copley Fine Art Auctions Fine art, bronzes, and vintage fishing gear followed by an extensive array of vintage and contemporary decoys composed the Winter Sale 2017 hosted by Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC on February 17 at the American Theater in Charleston, South ... (Read More)

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Heart of Tennessee Antique Show: Second Edition Moves to New Wilson County Expo Center
by Karla Klein Albertson

Lebanon, Tennessee The second edition of the Heart of Tennessee Antique Show, under the enthusiastic management of Katherine Bovard, presented two changes from last year’s debut. Most important was the move to the recently completed, neo-farm-style Wilson County Exposition Center, just off Interstate 40 in Lebanon, Tennessee, on the eastern edge ... (Read More)

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Tobacco Figures Smoking Hot at Thomaston
by Mark Sisco

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, Maine Superlatives were easy to come by at the Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ February 11 and 12 auction in Thomaston, Maine. President and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux called it “the biggest and best of this kind of stuff we’ve had in twenty-five years.” He was referring to ... (Read More)
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