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Left to Their Own Devices
by Clayton Pennington

Next month, auctions in New York City will no longer be governed by strict rules that were put into place in 1986. Beginning June 15, auctioneers in New York City will no longer need a license. The change puts the city on the same footing as the rest of the ... (Read More)

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Creole Portrait Goes to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
by Pete Prunkl

An air of mystery enfolds the dark-eyed Afro- Creole woman crowned in a colorful turban-style tignon. Her oil on canvas portrait took center stage at Brunk Auctions May 21 when it sold for close to one million dollars. Could the subject be the famed voodoo queen Marie Laveau (1801-1881)? Her assured ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, June2022
by M.A.D. Staff

Portrait of Catherine Gates Willard (1762-1785), artist unknown, oil on canvas, circa 1785. Courtesy Willard House and Clock Museum. —Through June 25 —North Grafton, Massachusetts For centuries clocks and watches have been depicted in artwork. Timepieces have served as reminders of human mortality and as symbols of affluence, occupation, or technological ... (Read More)

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New Fritz Scholder Auction Record
by M.A.D. Staff

Hollywood Indian and Horse #2, Fritz Scholder, 68" x 80", acrylic on canvas, $500,000. Photo courtesy Hindman Auctions. A 1973 painting by Fritz Scholder (1937-2005), Hollywood Indian and Horse #2, set a new auction record for the artist in Hindman Auctions’ May 19 Western and contemporary Native American art auction in ... (Read More)

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Grant’s Revolvers Sell for $5.17 Million
by M.A.D. Staff

A pair of Remington New Model Army revolvers presented to Civil War general and 18th U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant sold for $5,170,000 (est. $1/3 million) May 13 at Rock Island Auction Company, Rock Island, Illinois. Numbered 1 and 2, the set features the work of L.D. Nimschke, a master engraver ... (Read More)

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“Lincoln Pass” Leads to Lawsuit, Appeal, and Award
by Clayton Pennington

In May 2019 dealer Richard Thorner of Manchester, New Hampshire, was in Pennsylvania for a wedding when he got a call from his friend Bob Lucas, a dealer who was set up at the Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society show in Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly called the “Gun Show.” ... (Read More)

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American Silver Collection Goes to Harvard
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Harvard Art Museums announced the gift of 21 works of 18th-century American silver from the collection of Daniel A. Pollack and Susan F. Pollack. The gift of cups, bowls, spoons, tankards, and teapots by noted silversmiths from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia includes a caudle cup made by Edward ... (Read More)

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Maine Antiques Festival—“The Union Show”—Canceled
by M.A.D. Staff

The 2022 Maine Antiques Festival in Union, Maine, has been canceled. Commonly called “the Union Show,” it was scheduled for August 12 and 13. According to Paul Davis, promoter and owner of the show, he needed 90 dealers to verbally commit to the show by March 1. Only 36 dealers did ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, May 2022
by M.A.D. Staff

Here are a few notable prices of antiques sold recently at auction, as provided by press releases. All prices include the buyer’s premium when charged. We’re always looking for news of prices realized at auctions, particularly unusual or top lots. Send pictures, complete descriptions, and information to A.P.R., Maine Antique ... (Read More)

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Taradash Joins Marion Antique Auctions
by M.A.D. Staff

Nicholas Taradash has joined Marion Antiques Auction of Marion, Massachusetts, as a junior partner, according to co-owners Frank McNamee and C. David Glynn. Taradash majored in history at Northern Vermont University, graduating in 2014. He then began working in the curatorial department of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. After two and ... (Read More)
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