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Francis Wahlgren Joins Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
by M.A.D. staff

Francis Wahlgren has joined Leslie Hindman Auctioneers as an exclusive consultant for its fine books and manuscripts department. He will be based in New York but will assist the auction house’s eight locations nationwide, including its Chicago headquarters. He joins Gretchen Hause, director of fine books and manuscripts, who joined ... (Read More)

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Court Rules Insurance Company Doesn’t Have to Pay for Fake Wine
by Clayton Pennington

A ruling in a California appeals court should send collectors scurrying to inspect their insurance policies. In 2007 David Doyle, a collector of rare wine, began insuring his collection against loss or damage. He purchased a “Valuable Possessions” policy from Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, with a blanket policy limit of $19 ... (Read More)

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Why Collect?
by Baron Perlman

Unitarian pastor George Washington Burnap once wrote that three things were necessary for happiness in life: “something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” Collecting embodies all three—curiosity, passion, and anticipation. Charles Spencer Curb made bold to write in 2010 (“Why We Collect: A Historical and Psychological Perspective,” ... (Read More)

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Carol B. Cadou Named Director and CEO of Winterthur
by M.A.D. staff

Carol B. Cadou Named Director and CEO of Winterthur Carol B. Cadou has been appointed the first Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO of Winterthur. Currently senior vice president of historic preservation and collections at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Cadou will succeed David P. Roselle in late spring when Dr. Roselle ... (Read More)

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Heirloom without an Heir
by Heirloom without an Heir

The Young Collector We hate to be the bearers of bad news. No one wants to hear this, but we have all been dancing around the problem for way too long. It is time to simply put it out there, so here goes. We hate to break it to you, but ... (Read More)

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John Lockwood Kipling Bas-Relief Found at Estate Auction
by Christine Isabelle Oaklander

I first began visiting Lambertville, New Jersey’s antiques shops, the Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market, and Rago Auctions in the 1990s while a graduate student in the art history department at the University of Delaware. Moving on in 2001 to a post as director of collections and exhibitions at the ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, May 2018
by Ian McKay,

The big money lots in this month’s selection are to be found among the Impressionist and modern pictures sold in London at the end of February, but an old master “find” that made some 100 times its estimated price and a sunny example of the work of Dame Laura Knight ... (Read More)

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Jim Morneau, Classic Home Hardware, Canton, Connecticut
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade People get into the antiques business in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of reasons. Take Jim Morneau for example. When he was 23 years old, a house fire incinerated his furniture, and he discovered it was a lot cheaper to buy replacements at the local ... (Read More)

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Lost Portrait of Forgotten Hero of American Revolution Rediscovered
by M.A.D. staff

Research on both sides of the Atlantic has unlocked the identity of a portrait of a French general wearing a Spanish uniform with medals including a Society of the Cincinnati eagle insignia. He’s a forgotten hero of the Revolutionary War. The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati in ... (Read More)

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Farrin’s Launches Parking Lot Show
by M.A.D. staff

Farrin’s Country Auctions of Randolph, Maine, is launching an outside antiques show in the parking area of the auction house. Farrin’s Country Antique Show and Vintage Market will be held on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date, June 24) at 36 Water Street. The new ... (Read More)
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