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Exhibitor List Set for Winter Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Who’s in and who’s out of the Winter Antiques Show (WAS), an active marketplace for American collectors and curators, is anticipated news. In recent years WAS has broadened in scope to include an eclectic mix of periods and materials. Interior designers shop the show for old master paintings, Tiffany lamps, ... (Read More)

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The Delaware Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Wilmington, Delaware Was it the buoyant stock market, the promise of tax cuts, realistic prices on dealers’ tags in a tax-free state, or the hard work of dealers who reached out to clients ahead of time that that made shoppers ready to buy at the Delaware Antiques Show in Wilmington, Delaware, ... (Read More)

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The 2017 Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Baltimore, Maryland The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, held August 24-27, was slimmer this year, down about one-third of the number of dealers from a year ago. The gate was down as well on a weekend with the most glorious weather of the summer. The majority of dealers said selling ... (Read More)

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2017 Americana Week Roundup
by Lita Solis-Cohen

When descendants of Alexander Hamilton realized that the musical Hamilton brought American history into pop culture, they knew it was time to sell their family archive of letters and documents and called Sotheby’s. The Hamilton papers became the theme of Sotheby’s Americana Week sales and gave a boost to a ... (Read More)

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The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

After taking a year off, with rumors of its demise greatly exaggerated, the Philadelphia Antiques Show has been revived. The 54th show, to be held April 15-17 and to benefit Penn Medicine, has changed its name to the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show because there are more dealers in American ... (Read More)

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The 2015 Delaware Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Delaware Antiques Show, Wilmington, Delaware The Delaware Antiques Show is not for beginners. It is the show for the true believers, who make pilgrimages to the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware, every November in search of the finest Americana, the highest quality craftsmanship and design in furniture, objects, ... (Read More)

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The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Baltimore, Maryland The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, held August 20-23 this year, was really four shows in one: a jewelry show, an antiques show, an art show, and a book fair. For 35 years, it has presented a huge variety of wares from all parts of the world. When the Palm ... (Read More)

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Spencer Gordon and Mark McHugh, Spencer Marks, Ltd., Southampton, Massachusetts
by Frank Donegan

Mark McHugh (left) and Spencer Gordon. A portion of the Spencer Marks research library and office. There’s even a section of books devoted exclusively to heraldry for deciphering the coats of arms that often appear on silver. Mark McHugh said, “When we built this, we used library specs so the floors ... (Read More)

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Chester County Historical Society's 33rd Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Dutch Delft garniture, late 17th century, was $6000 from Mark Allen. Christopher T. Rebollo Antiques, North Wales, Pennsylvania, offered this Chester County tall chest of drawers, 73" high x 42" wide x 21" deep, with the initials “M.P.” It is walnut with poplar and lightwood inlay, 1780-90, and has an unusual ... (Read More)

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Ivory Fight Moves to the States
by M.A.D. Staff

With the implementation of the federal law banning the sale of ivory still unclear, the fight has moved to the state legislatures. New legislation has been introduced in at least 14 states; New York and New Jersey already have ivory bans in place. In many instances, the language of the bills ... (Read More)
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