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Hanging with Diana Douglas and Michael Ogle of American Garage
by Julie Schlenger Adell

After almost 30 years in business, with 14 of those spent running their Los Angeles gallery, Michael Ogle and Diana Douglas moved a couple of years ago to a custom-built house on a lake 30 miles south of Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they maintain their design business and sell predominantly ... (Read More)

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Left to Their Own Devices
by Clayton Pennington

Next month, auctions in New York City will no longer be governed by strict rules that were put into place in 1986. Beginning June 15, auctioneers in New York City will no longer need a license. The change puts the city on the same footing as the rest of the ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, June2022
by M.A.D. Staff

Portrait of Catherine Gates Willard (1762-1785), artist unknown, oil on canvas, circa 1785. Courtesy Willard House and Clock Museum. —Through June 25 —North Grafton, Massachusetts For centuries clocks and watches have been depicted in artwork. Timepieces have served as reminders of human mortality and as symbols of affluence, occupation, or technological ... (Read More)

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“Lincoln Pass” Leads to Lawsuit, Appeal, and Award
by Clayton Pennington

In May 2019 dealer Richard Thorner of Manchester, New Hampshire, was in Pennsylvania for a wedding when he got a call from his friend Bob Lucas, a dealer who was set up at the Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society show in Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly called the “Gun Show.” ... (Read More)

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American Silver Collection Goes to Harvard
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Harvard Art Museums announced the gift of 21 works of 18th-century American silver from the collection of Daniel A. Pollack and Susan F. Pollack. The gift of cups, bowls, spoons, tankards, and teapots by noted silversmiths from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia includes a caudle cup made by Edward ... (Read More)

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Maine Antiques Festival—“The Union Show”—Canceled
by M.A.D. Staff

The 2022 Maine Antiques Festival in Union, Maine, has been canceled. Commonly called “the Union Show,” it was scheduled for August 12 and 13. According to Paul Davis, promoter and owner of the show, he needed 90 dealers to verbally commit to the show by March 1. Only 36 dealers did ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, May 2022
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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Taradash Joins Marion Antique Auctions
by M.A.D. Staff

Nicholas Taradash has joined Marion Antiques Auction of Marion, Massachusetts, as a junior partner, according to co-owners Frank McNamee and C. David Glynn. Taradash majored in history at Northern Vermont University, graduating in 2014. He then began working in the curatorial department of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. After two and ... (Read More)

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Endowed by Their Owner
by Hollie Davis & Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface You would not know we are antiques dealers by the state of our house. Or maybe you would. We seem to be accumulating household additions as fast as we accumulate inventory. Things sneak in around the edges: a “new” stoneware crock on top of a shelf, another glass ... (Read More)

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Use of Tax ID Number Leads to Felony Charge
by M.A.D. Staff

On February 16 a criminal complaint was filed against dealer Gary Wayne Clearwater, 70, of Dauphin, Pennsylvania. The charge was retail theft—under-ring, a felony. According to an affidavit, Pennsylvania State Trooper Logan Spiece was dispatched to the Silver Moon Consignment Barn in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. A dealer in the shop said he ... (Read More)
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