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Scenes from an Antiques Show
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface Valentine’s Day is approaching, and although we might say that we have learned a few things about romance and relationships after nearly 25 years of living together, it would probably be more accurate to say that we have learned a few things about romance and relationships from setting ... (Read More)

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The Shipping News
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface The competition has to be getting to Santa these days. When we were kids, he had to have his helpers out at the mall and on the float in the Christmas parade, but now he even has to have help delivering packages! To be fair, it is not ... (Read More)

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Artificial “Intelligence”
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface Small business, as many of you know, has its perks. You can go to the movies, bank, or grocery store in the middle of the week when things are quiet. You can be 15 minutes late getting back from a dental appointment or take off early in the ... (Read More)

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Community Watch
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface You learn things over the life of marriage, and then, or so it seems to us, if you stay married you learn to accept the things you have learned as being immutable. People are just strange, and they are very often consistent in their strangeness. It is best ... (Read More)

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Small Museum, Big Impact
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface One of the ideas we tried to impress upon the kids as we drove across the country was how vast and diverse the United States is. So often people have a solution for their problem, something that works for them, but they are blind to the fact that ... (Read More)

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On the Oregon Trail
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface In 2016, not long after Andrew hung out his shingle as an independent appraiser, a college friend reached out to see if he could help her father with his coin collection. Her dad was aging (as parents tend to do) and wanted to make a plan for his ... (Read More)

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The China Problem
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface Defense and security are often top of mind these days. It is easy to feel as if there are threats everywhere, and you can never tell where or how you might be attacked. We want our friends to be safe. Do not meet someone strange in a dark ... (Read More)

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Reading between the Lines
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface When Hollie was small, with two working parents in a rural community, there were very few convenient childcare options, and when her longtime babysitter said she could not handle another child even on the occasional days off from school, the task fell to her grandfather, a taciturn, weathered ... (Read More)

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Have Clock, Will Travel
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface There is a saying in the antiques business that three is a collection, and that once you get three of anything, you just have to keep going. This must be the case with us and transporting tall clocks. We have collected the habit apparently. This time it started ... (Read More)

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Pump Up the Volume
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface Little in the auction world has changed more than the “back room.” Regardless of what it was called, most auction houses used to have either sales or portions of sales where the uncataloged, the odds and ends, ended up. Auctioneers have lots of euphemisms for this material—cleanout lots, box ... (Read More)
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