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Changes at the Boston Athenaeum
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Change has come to the Boston Athenaeum with the appointment of John Buchtel as curator of rare books and head of special collections beginning in June. He succeeds Stanley Ellis Cushing, who announced his retirement in 2017 after 47 years. Most recently Cushing was the Bromer Curator of Rare Books ... (Read More)

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Venue Change for Miami Beach Jewelry & Watch Show
by M.A.D. staff

The Miami Beach Jewelry & Watch Show, scheduled for February 1-4, will be held in a new location at One Herald Plaza, the current site of Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami—two well-attended art fairs that take place during Art Basel Miami. One Herald Plaza is located at NE 14th ... (Read More)

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Be It Resolved
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector By the time you read this, the holidays will be well behind us, and, let’s face it, so will most of those New Year’s resolutions. So since you’ve abandoned those good intentions, let us suggest a few replacement options. Don’t overdo it—pace yourselves! As they do on those ... (Read More)

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John Bartlam Teapot Discovered in the U.K.
by Lita Solis-Cohen

On February 20 Woolley and Wallis in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the U.K. will sell the earliest known American porcelain teapot. The blue-and-white porcelain teapot, missing its lid and its handle reglued, is attributed to the John Bartlam factory at Cain Hoy, South Carolina. The blue transfer-printed pattern on one side ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, February 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and website for ... (Read More)

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The 46th Annual Hudson Antique Show: Snow Was a Blow or Maybe Not
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Richfield, Ohio   Strong snowstorms offset with 50-degree days equal winter 2018 in Ohio to date. A week before the highly anticipated 46th annual Hudson Antique Show, which is held the second Saturday and Sunday in January (this year January 13 and 14) saw a big storm, offset with a huge melt. And ... (Read More)

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Man Arrested for Antiques Theft
by M.A.D. staff

On December 5, 2017, Milford, Delaware, police arrested a 40-year-old Milford man in connection with a November theft that occurred at a residence on West Bullrush Drive. David A. Honeycutt, 40, was charged with one count of theft under $1500 where a victim is 62 years of age or older after ... (Read More)

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Director of American Folk Art Museum to Retire
by M.A.D. staff

Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, the executive director of the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM), will retire in early March after five years at the helm of the museum. The board of trustees has designated Stacy C. Hollander, currently AFAM’s deputy director for curatorial affairs, as acting director, effective the day after ... (Read More)

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Recently Discovered L'Enfant Watercolor of George Washington's Verplanck's Point Camp
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Photos courtesy Museum of the American Revolution Philip Mead has been a collector since he was six. “Every evening as I am winding down, I go on Bidsquare, Invaluable, and some individual auction house sites to see if I can find something of interest,” said Mead on the phone recently. He ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, January 2018
by Ian McKay

Ian McKay, <> Yet again I have failed to find something suitably festive to kick off this Christmas issue, but in keeping with established tradition, may I wish M.A.D.readers, one and all, a Happy Christmas and a Good New Year. A record breaking Harry Potter first edition, one that is very unlikely ... (Read More)
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