Stories for June '20

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Co-Presidents Howell and Kenny Retire from Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The announcement of the retirement of Margize Howell and Peter Kenny as co-presidents of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust (CAHPT), effective March 31, came as a surprise to the world of antiques and historic preservation. Howell was the founding executive director of CAHPT and served previously as the curator of the ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Jeff and Beverley Evans
by Julie Schlenger Adell

We are all spending much more time now in our houses and apartments because of COVID-19. To give our readers an idea of what some of their colleagues, fellow collectors, and other readers surround themselves with in their abodes—on the walls, floors, or ceilings—we are introducing this new column—“Hanging with…”—because ... (Read More)

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Adaptations
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Human beings, we are always being told, are highly adaptable. It is, one hears, a key to our evolutionary success. (Assuming we are still an evolutionary success. We seem to be botching that at the moment.) As usual, the reality is more complex, and although we are highly ... (Read More)

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Opening Up
by Clayton Pennington

On May 8 Maine Governor Janet Mills announced that retail stores in 12 mostly rural Maine counties would be permitted to open on May 11 with enhanced safety precautions. The opening timeline aligns with neighboring New Hampshire. Good news for dealers with open shops. Shops in Aroostook, Piscataquis, Washington, Hancock, Somerset, ... (Read More)

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Americana and Country Americana
by Don Johnson

Cowan’s Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio Photos courtesy Cowan’s Auctions This one wasn’t normal. No sane individual would have expected it to be. When Cowan’s Auctions held a two-day sale of Americana on March 19 and 20 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the doors were locked and the showroom floor was empty. Ohio’s statewide stay-at-home order ... (Read More)

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A New Owner and New Vision for an Old Favorite
by Marice Richter

Fort Worth Show of Antiques, Art & Jewelry, Fort Worth, Texas The Fort Worth Show of Antiques, Art & Jewelry has a long history in this Texas city often referred to as Cowtown. A visit to this year’s three-day show in March made it clear that this is no swap meet ... (Read More)

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Great Country and Americana from Respected Dealers
by Don Johnson

Country Spirit Antique Show, Arcola, Illinois A large painted buttocks basket sold early and often during the Country Spirit Antique Show, held March 5-7 at three locations in Arcola, Illinois. In a way, the basket exemplified the overall show; buyers were eager to find something special whenever and wherever they could. The ... (Read More)

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A Gathering on the Prairie Antique Show
by Don Johnson

Arthur, Illinois Consider what came before. When A Gathering on the Prairie Antique Show opened its doors to a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, at the Otto Center in Arthur, Illinois, Antiques Week in Central Illinois was already a little gray around the temples. At least for ... (Read More)

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Americana and Political Sale
by Marice Richter

Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas Photos courtesy Heritage Auctions A shotgun with a storied role in the history of America’s Old West sold for $375,000 (with buyer’s premium) at auction in Dallas. The 10-gauge shotgun used by legendary frontier lawman Wyatt Earp to kill “Curly Bill” Brocius is regarded as a museum-quality relic ... (Read More)

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Premier Fine Art Auction
by Don Johnson

Caza Sikes, Cincinnati, Ohio Photos courtesy Caza Sikes A 4' tall replica of the Statue of Liberty that had been in some unlikely hiding spots in Ohio for years sold for $106,250 (including buyer’s premium) at Caza Sikes in Cincinnati on February 22. The piece is one of eight examples known. The figure ... (Read More)

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A Bouquet of the Best Antiques on Valentine’s Day
by Karla Klein Albertson

Heart of Tennessee Antique Show, Lebanon, Tennessee There are no rules that require antiques shows to be visually attractive, but it never hurts. The fifth annual Heart of Tennessee Antique Show, held this year February 13-15 in Lebanon, Tennessee, was both beautiful and well organized. While the focus is always on ... (Read More)

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Dogs in Art and Sporting Art
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Doyle, New York City Photos courtesy Doyle Doyle offered 151 lots of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and other objects featuring dogs, horses, and sporting art in a sale scheduled to coincide with the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The February 12 auction totaled $294,431 (includes ... (Read More)
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