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Two New Shows for Naples, Florida
by M.A.D. staff

Luxe Events will launch two new jewelry, watch, art, and antiques shows to be held at the Naples Woman’s Club in Naples, Florida. “We’re bringing two shows to the center of downtown Naples during the height of the season,” said Andrea Canady, founder of Luxe Events, LLC. These two events will ... (Read More)

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No Trade Need Apply—Maybe
by Clayton Pennington

In early November TEFAF announced that it was implementing a new policy regarding vetting its shows. Going forth, no members of the trade—dealers and auction house specialists—will be voting members of vetting committees. Those committees will now consist of “academics, curators, conservators, conservation scientists and independent scholars only.” It’s a good ... (Read More)

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Dealer Found Guilty in Narwhal Case
by M.A.D. staff

On October 9 Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office had secured a conviction against an antiques dealer for illegally selling exotic narwhal ivory tusks. The sentence included significant fines, community service, and probation. Antonio’s Bella Casa, Inc., and its owner, Anthony James Buccola, were each found guilty ... (Read More)

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James Arthur and His “Temple of Time”: A Cautionary Tale for Collector-Donors
by Jeanne Schinto

Part II of IV Photos courtesy Maude Arthur Brown Family Archive Why some of even the most fastidious men and women make no plans for their lifelong collections, who can say? Maybe it’s simply because they can’t imagine themselves dead. In contrast, there is the other type of collector—the one who fusses ... (Read More)

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“Original” York Antiques Show Alive and Well, Promoter Says
by M.A.D. staff

“Original” York Antiques Show Alive and Well, Promoter Says Melvin Arion, promoter of the “Original” York Semi-Annual Antiques Show in York, Pennsylvania, emphasized in a recent press release that the shows he manages in York, Pennsylvania, are “doing just fine.” Arion noted that recent press reports about Bob Bockius and Mitchell ... (Read More)

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Barnebys Acquires Online Appraisal Service
by M.A.D. staff

Barnebys Group, a Swedish firm that operates an Internet search engine for design, antiques, and art, has acquired ValueMyStuff (www.valuemystuff.com), an online art and collectibles valuation service. According to a press release, ValueMyStuff has over 500,000 users and provides online valuations of art, memorabilia, wine, watches, and other assets in over ... (Read More)

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The Hidden Wisdom of Objects
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review Glenn Adamson’s new book is not about the end of the age of clutter. It is not about the fact that there are fewer, better antiques shows with fewer, better dealers, nor fewer, better shops, nor fewer, better lots at some decorative arts auctions. Its subtitle, The Hidden Wisdom ... (Read More)

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Folk and Folks: The Henry D. Green Symposium
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review The Henry D. Green Symposium at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, has taken place biennially in February since 2000. Most of the talks have been published in illustrated softbound journals.  Dale L. Couch, the curator of decorative arts at the museum, has ... (Read More)

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Two Men Charged in Identity Theft Bidding Case
by Clayton Pennington

An allegedly stolen identity and multimillion-dollar bids for a couple of pieces of contemporary art have resulted in two men being charged in federal court. On October 5 a seven-page complaint was filed against Antonio DiMarco and Joakim von Ditmar, charging each with wire fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft. According to ... (Read More)
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