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Letter from London, May 2021
by Ian McKay, [email protected]

No real preamble for this month’s Letter, just an expression of gratitude for the fact that though I continue to dip into provincial sales for my selections, the sort of London sales that this column thrives on have at last begun to make their way back into contention and selection. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Churchill ... (Read More)

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New Tech for Old Stuff
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Much of the news of late in the art world has been about the sale of NFTs—or non-fungible tokens. If you are like us, you may have been struggling to understand this. (Or trying to ignore it entirely. We have gone back and forth on this a lot.) ... (Read More)

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Deaccessioned Work Sells for $2.8 Million
by M.A.D. staff

On October 21, 2020, the Greenville County Museum Commission, the governing body of the Greenville County Museum of Art (GCMA), Greenville, South Carolina, approved the deaccession of the museum’s Alma Thomas painting Flower Garden. The deaccession and subsequent sale were in keeping with the policy of the museum, the American Alliance ... (Read More)

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New Legal Battle for Morphy and Julia
by Clayton Pennington

In November 2019 Morphy Auctions LLC filed a lawsuit in the Chancery Court in Delaware against James D. Julia, Inc., and James Julia, the former Maine auctioneer. The suit alleged that Julia violated terms of the agreement reached over the 2017 sale of Julia’s assets (see M.A.D., February 2020). That ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized
by M.A.D. staff

Here are a few notable prices of antiques sold recently at auction, as provided by press releases. All prices include the buyer’s premium when charged. We’re always looking for news of prices realized at auctions, particularly unusual or top lots. Send pictures, complete descriptions, and information to A.P.R., Maine Antique ... (Read More)

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LiveAuctioneers Suspends Montreal Auction House
by M.A.D. staff

On March 9 the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC), a nonprofit human rights organization based in Toronto committed to countering racism and anti-Semitism, issued a press release calling for Madison’s Historical, a Montreal auction house, to “immediately remove disturbing Holocaust and Nazi relics—including a used Zyklon ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Barbara Israel
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Photos by Bree Moon We are all spending much more time now in our houses and apartments because of COVID-19. Because we all might enjoy staring at someone else’s walls for a change, this column gives our readers an idea of what some of their colleagues, fellow collectors, and other readers ... (Read More)

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Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck to Return; Tickets Must Be Purchased Online
by M.A.D. staff

The Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck Productions, will open to the public on Saturday, May 29, and Sunday, May 30, on the show’s traditional Memorial Day weekend dates. According to Frank Gaglio, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds will again host this event in three spacious and well-ventilated buildings that will adhere to all ... (Read More)

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Humane: An Online and In-store Show
by Kay Manning

Old as Adam, Providence, Rhode Island Photos courtesy Old as Adam Some objects in Adam Irish’s latest collection, Humane: Objects of Kindness & Cruelty, need little elaboration. There’s a painted pine and tin bird feeder in the form of a black cat with yellow eyes and white whiskers, inviting birds to sample seeds ... (Read More)

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Tabard Inn Library Bookcase Sells
by M.A.D. staff

An unusual Arts and Crafts-style revolving bookcase sold for £3380 ($4653) by English auction house Sworders in a sale held March 30 and 31. Made  in the U.S. in the early years of the 20th century, it was once part of the short-lived enterprise known as the Tabard Inn Library. The ... (Read More)
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