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Letter from London, December 2020
by Ian McKay,

Though Bonhams helped by getting their new season’s bigger sales under way a little earlier than most, recent weeks have seen most of the big sales taking place in the Far East and North America. So while there are several London sales in what follows, I have dipped into some ... (Read More)

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January York Show Canceled
by M.A.D. staff

Promoter Melvin Arion has canceled The Original 176th Semi-Annual York Antiques Show & Sale, scheduled for January 29-31, 2021, in York, Pennsylvania, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit the website (www.theoriginalyorkantiquesshow.com) or call Arion at (302) 542-3286. Originally published in the December 2020 issue of Maine Antique Digest. ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Rebecca and Taylor Thistlethwaite
by Julie Schlenger Adell

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 surround themselves with ... (Read More)

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David A. Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles Launch New Blog
by M.A.D. staff

David A. Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles of Woodbury, Connecticut,  have launched a new educational and editorial blog to showcase and discuss works within the broader context of the Americana field. The second-generation firm will offer a perspective based on the dealers’ experience and position in the marketplace. The first entry ... (Read More)

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Vermont Latest to Get It Wrong but Gives Dealers Some Time
by Clayton Pennington

Vermont antiques dealers have about a year to legally sell all their antique scrimshaw, ivory netsuke, or any other antique that will be illegal to sell under a newly passed animal parts and products law. The law—signed on October 8—prohibits the buying and selling of any item of a covered animal ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, December 2020
by M.A.D. staff

Adriaen van Diest (1655-1704), The Battle of Lowestoft, circa 1690, oil on canvas, 40¾" x 71¼". Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust. —Through December 6 —Denver, Colorado Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection showcases about 60 paintings gifted to the Denver Art Museum (DAM) by the Berger Collection Educational Trust ... (Read More)

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Plan B
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector If we have learned anything from the past few months (please, let us have learned something), it might be that our plans are not plans. Our plans are all too often more like ideas. We have ideas about what we want, ideas about how things will go, and ... (Read More)

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Gurleys Move Thanksgiving Sunday Show to New Hampshire
by M.A.D. staff

Gurley Antique Shows will be running the firm’s annual Thanksgiving Sunday Antique Show at a new location—the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire, the same venue that hosts the annual New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) show during Antiques Week in New Hampshire. The show will be held on Sunday, ... (Read More)

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Nine Photographs Offered at Auction Draw a Lawsuit
by M.A.D. staff

No auction house wants to sell an alleged fake, but when the alleged fake is copyrighted, there can be additional trouble. Nine photographs offered in three sales by Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries in December 2019 and January and March 2020 have prompted a lawsuit filed by Iconic Images, Ltd., owner of the ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Tom Jewett and Butch Berdan
by Julie Schlenger Adell

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 surround themselves with ... (Read More)
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