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Hanging with Steve Slotin
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Stopping at a drugstore for a Coke float some 30 years ago contributed to altering Georgia-born-and-bred Steve Slotin’s course in life. “There were face jugs in the cabinet by Lanier Meaders, who lived down the street. I thought I knew everything about the South—I knew every swimming hole, the best ... (Read More)

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Weathervane Recovered 40 Years after Theft
by M.A.D. Staff

An antique copper weathervane stolen from a Vermont railway station 40 years ago is now back in the Green Mountain State. The 1910 steam locomotive and coal tender weathervane was atop the White River Junction Station in Hartford, Vermont, until its theft on November 3, 1983 (see M.A.D., January 1984, p. ... (Read More)

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Like No Other
by Clayton Pennington

The world of art and antiques got a little smaller when news of the death of Sanford L. Smith was revealed by the New York Times on May 26. Smith, known to most everybody as Sandy, was more than a show promoter. He was champion of the industry. He loved the stuff, ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, July 2024
by M.A.D. Staff

Sherron Francis (b. 1940), Strawberry 5, 1977, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 56½" x 22", signed, titled, and dated on the reverse. —Through June 8 —New York City Sherron Francis: Splash of Serenity, Paintings 1973-77 at the Lincoln Glenn Gallery is the first exhibition in 44 years dedicated to the ... (Read More)

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Weinblatt Ceases Exhibiting at Shows
by M.A.D. Staff

Victor Weinblatt, a specialist in American folk signage, will no longer be exhibiting at shows. According to a press release, “While we no longer will be doing shows, we will actively and enthusiastically maintain our gallery by appointment in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Our Instagram account (@victor_weinblatt), created last winter, is ... (Read More)

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A History of Tiffany Lamps
by George H. Jones

A Book Review Scores of books have been written about the designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) and his famed studio. This book takes a decidedly technical approach. The author’s perspective comes from a career working with opalescent glass, and here he explains in detail the evolution of Tiffany Studios over ... (Read More)

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Witherell Expands
by M.A.D. Staff

Brian and Donna Witherell of Witherell Luxury Asset Auctioneers & Appraisers, based in Sacramento, California, have launched a satellite auction company, the Wine Country Consignment Center in Windsor, California. The expansion is a return to the company’s roots. Witherell was founded 55 years ago in Healdsburg and relocated to Sacramento ... (Read More)

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Art Forgery Trial Finds Business Owners Liable for $50K Fake
by Justin Wingerter, as first reported by BusinessDen

On April 22 two Denver District Court employees gently placed a large painting against a wall in the fourth-floor courtroom of Judge Jon Olafson, where it remained all week. According to a signature in one of its corners, the depiction of a Mexican valley was painted in 1894 by José María ... (Read More)

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$100,000-Plus Book, Listed on eBay for $22,000, Leads to Arrest
by M.A.D. Staff

A woefully underpriced rare book on eBay has led to an arrest, a charge of felony larceny, and the recovery of a rare 1855 first-edition copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. According to an April 8 police report, police officers from Brevard, North Carolina, met with three faculty members of ... (Read More)

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Connecticut Dealer Pleads Guilty
by M.A.D. Staff

William Dawson, 52, of Connecticut pleaded guilty April 24 to fraudulently obtaining more than 100 gold coins and then transporting them outside of Massachusetts. Dawson pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of property taken by fraud. U.S. District Court Judge Margaret R. Guzman scheduled sentencing for June 18. Dawson ... (Read More)
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