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Hanging with Jill Waddell
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Coming from a family of do-it-yourselfers has guided Jill Waddell in her career, and the “thoughtful, clever, and resourceful traits” she inherited have been carried over to her work as a vice president and senior specialist in the silver department at Christie’s New York. The Christie’s vice president, a senior ... (Read More)

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Withington Auctions Gets New Partners
by M.A.D. staff

There will soon be increased auction activity in central New Hampshire under a familiar name. Marcia and Larry Leizure, owners of Hillsborough, New Hampshire-based Withington Auctions, are joining their business with new partners who are looking to continue the Withington auction legacy. From left: Kenneth Labnon, Gary Yeaton, and Mike Reopel. New ... (Read More)

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Betting Big on a Recovery
by Clayton Pennington

On July 10 the first lot sold at Casco Bay Auctions in Freeport, Maine, was a Connecticut cherry bonnet-top highboy. Estimated at $8000/12,000, it sold for $51,000 (includes buyer’s premium). Longtime market observers thought it was a good buy. “That would have easily been $100,000 in the old days,” they said. Savvy ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, August, 2021
by M.A.D. staff

Victoria Hutson Huntley (1900-1971), Babe in Arms, 1937, lithograph, 10" x 8¾". Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; gift of Stephen Goldfarb. —Through August 15 —Athens, Georgia The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia presents Rediscovering the Art of Victoria Hutson Huntley. Huntley’s lithographs were well known in ... (Read More)

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MidWeek One Day Antiques Fair Postponed until 2022
by M.A.D. staff

Antiques Week in New Hampshire will have one less show in 2021. Barn Star Productions has postponed its flagship MidWeek One Day Antiques Fair until August 2022. According to Frank Gaglio of Barn Star, the event went “from a two-day show two years ago to a one-day event which saw an ... (Read More)

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Annual Show Canceled, Tolland Historical Society Seeks Donations
by M.A.D. staff

For a second year the Tolland Historical Society, Tolland, Connecticut, has canceled its annual antiques show because of COVID-19 restrictions and the unsettled dealers market. “This is not a decision we take lightly,” said show director Mary-Pat Soucy in a press release. “This is our major annual fund-raiser, one which ... (Read More)

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Savage Joins Colonial Williamsburg
by M.A.D. staff

J. Thomas Savage, a lecturer, author, historian, and cultural site tour leader, is joining the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as director of educational travel and conferences starting July 12. Savage currently serves as director of external affairs for Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. According to Colonial Williamsburg, Savage will evolve and expand ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, July 2021
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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New Dealers for NHADA Annual Show
by M.A.D. staff

The 64th annual New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association antiques show will return to an in-person event, beginning Thursday, August 12, and running through August 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Manchester, New Hampshire. Several new exhibitors have secured a coveted spot in the show. Added to the show this year ... (Read More)

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A Word of Advice
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface Andrew and Hollie are taking the month off, but they decided that after last month’s column, even more advice might be appreciated, so enjoy these letters to Aunty Eek instead. Dear Aunty Eek, I recently received some terrible news and don’t know what to do. I love my local auction ... (Read More)
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