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Baltimore Show Pushed to November
by M.A.D. staff

According to the Palm Beach Show Group, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, originally slated for late summer, has been rescheduled for November 12-15. “Following the City of Baltimore’s Executive Order update to cancel public events through August 30th, arrangements were secured with the Baltimore Convention Center to move the ... (Read More)

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Why the Pandemic Gives Me Hope for the Antiques Trade
by Adam Irish

In the era of COVID-19, all the tried-and-trues, safe bets, proven models, and longstanding traditions in the antiques trade are suddenly impractical, unfeasible, or irrelevant. A business dependent on large groups of people gathering in close quarters to handle and exchange objects seems like an absurd and irretrievable fantasy of ... (Read More)

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Burton Antiques Market Rescheduled to July 18
by M.A.D. staff

The Burton Antiques Market will return to the Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, Ohio,  for the first of this year's semiannual shows on Saturday, July 18. The show is one day only. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the show has been moved back six weeks from its original June 13 ... (Read More)

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As a Collector, What I Will Never Take for Granted Again
by Baron Perlman

Thornton Wilder’s quintessentially American play Our Town, first presented in 1938, depicts an American small town in New England, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in the early 20th century and the daily lives of its residents. The play is powerful and earned Wilder a Pulitzer Prize for drama. In Our Town, ... (Read More)

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Scam Artist with Fake Check Hits Virginia Shop
by Clayton Pennington

“On Friday morning, right when we opened, a nicely dressed gentleman came in,” said Jay Gates of the events on May 8 at his shop, Gates Antiques in Midlothian, Virginia. “He was African American, probably 6'1", 6'2", well built, early mid-50s—built like a former football player. “We had a lovely thirty-minute ... (Read More)

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Ammi Phillips Volumes Updated
by Lita Solis-Cohen

In the year that has passed since David Allaway published My People: The Works of Ammi Phillips, free to all online via ISSUU (https://issuu.com/n2xb), he has made some changes. The book is a lot bigger. He has added more biographical information to Volume I and revised the pictorial layout in ... (Read More)

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Goosefare Show Cancellations
by M.A.D. staff

According to & Promotions, the John DeSimone 20th Wofells Goosefare Antiques Show Antiques scheduled for June 28 at Laudholm Farm in Wells, Maine; the 40th Camden-Rockport Historical Society Antiques Show, scheduled for July 25 and 26 at the Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, Maine; and the 52nd New ... (Read More)

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Banks Sale in Asheville in September
by Lita Solis-Cohen

William Nathaniel Banks’s collection of Federal and Classical furniture, lighting, 19th-century American paintings, and the accoutrements of gracious living that filled the Gordon-Banks house in Newnan, Georgia, some 40 miles southwest of Atlanta, will be sold at Brunk Auctions in Asheville, North Carolina, on September 12. The collection was assembled ... (Read More)

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We Don’t Know
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Humans are really bad at not knowing exactly what to do. We are pretty sure that at the current moment none of you needs us to provide examples of this. To be fair, many of us do not like to be told what to do either, thus condemning ... (Read More)

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How to Lose $20 Million in Less Than a Minute
by Mark Sisco

In March 2018 Christie’s agreed to sell the Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) painting known as Le Marin (The Sailor) on behalf of Sierra Fine Art LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Christie’s acquired the painting and planned to sell it at a May 15 auction at its New York City gallery that year. Enter ... (Read More)
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