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Claggett Clock Reunion
by Bob Frishman

Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island Back on June 5, 2015, I attended a daylong seminar, “Time Well Spent: Clockmaking in Colonial America,” at the venerable Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island. The Redwood, America’s first purpose-built library, was founded in 1747 and still occupies its original but ... (Read More)

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Mid-Week in Manchester Goes to One-Day Format
by M.A.D. staff

In August Frank Gaglio and Barn Star Productions will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mid-Week in Manchester Antiques Show. After a quarter century, there’s a big change coming. The show will now be held on one day only, instead of two. Dubbed “Mid-Week One-Day Antiques Fair,” it will be held ... (Read More)

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Heritage Pulls Back The Curtain, Editorial February 2019
by Clayton Pennington, Editorial February 2019

Private sales by auction houses remain shrouded in mystery. Heritage Auctions, based in Dallas, Texas, has recently made a move to increase transparency in the antiques market—opening up a window into private sales. Heritage Auctions, which had $815 million in sales in 2017, has an innovative Make Offer to Owner (MOtO) ... (Read More)

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Virginia Antiques Shop Owner Guilty of Smuggling Endangered Wildlife
by M.A.D. staff

Antiques dealer Keith Foster, 60, of Upperville, Virginia, pleaded guilty on December 19, 2018, to violating the Lacey Act by illegally selling and transporting between $250,000 and $500,000 worth of items made from endangered species, migratory birds, and other wildlife. Foster was the owner of The Outpost LLC, Middleburg, Virginia. The ... (Read More)

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Northeast Auctions Closes and New Firm Opens
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The auction world has changed. In early January, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers from Chicago and Cowan’s Auctions from Cincinnati merged into Hindman LLC (see p. 131), and Ronald Bourgeault closed Northeast Auctions in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and established Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians & Associates LLC. Bourgeault established the new firm with his partner, James ... (Read More)

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

Part IV of IV In 1925 New York University (NYU) received from private collector James Arthur (1842-1930) the gift of a horological collection consisting of clocks, watches, sundials, and other time-measuring devices, along with a library and an endowment. Today, NYU retains the library, the endowment, and about a dozen of ... (Read More)

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Burglary Suspect Arrested
by M.A.D. staff

On December 27, 2018, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant at a residence in Dunsmuir, California, after an investigation into a Christmas night commercial burglary at Harley’s Antique Store identified a possible suspect in the case. The search warrant operation netted the key suspect, Benjamin Osborn, 43, most ... (Read More)

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New Board Members for American Folk Art Museum
by M.A.D. staff

The board of trustees of the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) has two new members—philanthropist and educator Joyce Berger Cowin, a former member of the AFAM board (1992-2017), and attorney and civil rights advocate Gail Wright Sirmans. Joyce Berger Cowin. Gail Wright Sirmans. “Joyce Berger Cowin has been an exemplary and generous benefactor ... (Read More)

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Encryption
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #361 As youngsters, we listened to the adventures of Jack Armstrong and Captain Midnight on the radio every night. These series, along with Little Orphan Annie and The Lone Ranger, regularly offered premiums for 25¢ and a boxtop. A regular favorite was a decoder ring that allowed a youngster ... (Read More)
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