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The ADA Online Deerfield Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Antiques Dealers’ Association of America The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America (ADA), founded in 1984 to make the antiques trade more honest and ethical, has been organizing shows for its members since the summer of 1985. In 1998 it moved its fall show to Deerfield, Massachusetts, as a fund-raiser for Historic ... (Read More)

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Venerable Show Goes Online
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Philadelphia Show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The venerable Philadelphia Show went online via InCollect (www.incollect.com) from May 14 through 28 with 48 of the 60 dealers who had appeared on the April 23 preview party invitation before the actual show was canceled. The online show got mixed reviews from collectors and dealers. ... (Read More)

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Antiques Dealers’ Association of America Online Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

ADA Spring Online Show Almost immediately after the opening of the ADA Spring Online Show, April 24-27, dealer John Chaski sold to a dealer a sixth-plate daguerreotype housed in a leatherette case. It depicts a portrait of a young girl holding a book, with her doll in a wagon alongside. David ... (Read More)

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Objects Destined for the Philadelphia Show
by M.A.D. staff

When word came that the Philadelphia Show had been canceled, it was a blow to the Americana world. The show has long been one of the premier events on the show schedule. Rather than just chalk it up to another COVID-19 cancellation, we asked dealers what they had planned to ... (Read More)

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The Winter Show 2020
by Lita Solis-Cohen

New York City There were only a handful of dealers with American furniture and folk art at the Winter Show at the Park Avenue Armory, January 23 through February 2, but they made more sales than most of the other 70. Moreover, the press release sent at the end of the ... (Read More)

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The 2019 Delaware Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Delaware Antiques Show, Wilmington, Delaware There is no question that the Delaware Antiques Show is one of the very best for Americana. Collectors come from all parts of the country knowing that a large contingent of dealers in American furniture, textiles, silver, folk art, ceramics, pewter, and silver made or used ... (Read More)

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Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
by Walter C. Newman

Baltimore, Maryland The 39th annual edition of the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show was held over Labor Day weekend, August 29-September 1, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Officially named the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, the event is staged and managed by the Palm Beach Show Group. Following its format from ... (Read More)

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The Winter Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

New York City The Winter Show celebrated its 65th year, a sapphire jubilee, January 17-27, at the Park Avenue Armory. There were sapphire lights projected on the ceiling and on the front of the loan exhibition, Collecting Nantucket / Connecting the World. Many at the preview party wore sapphire blue, making ... (Read More)

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Freeman’s Design Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Freeman’s Freeman’s design sale on Monday, December 10, 2018, was preceded by the single-owner morning sale of the estate of Bonnie O’Boyle. A Bucks County resident, O’Boyle collected American paintings and American design, mostly by New Hope artists and designers, including George and Mira Nakashima and local ... (Read More)
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