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Old-Fashioned Auction Brings Forth Treasures
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

John McInnis Auctioneers, Newbury, Massachusetts John McInnis Auctioneers’ two-day auction June 23 and 24 had it all: an old-fashioned standing-room-only event on the historic Lower Green in Newbury, Massachusetts, a food truck with a plentiful menu, no reserves, no estimates, no Internet bidding, and iffy cell phone reception, all in place ... (Read More)

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Life Is Good Down on Laudholm Farm
by Mark Sisco

Wells Outdoor Antiques Show & Sale, Wells, Maine Perfect weather, a beautiful outdoor setting, and 77 exhibitors teamed up on June 24 to make a strong showing at the 18th year of Goosefare Antiques and Promotions’ show at the rambling Wells Reserve and Laudholm Trust. This single-banded mocha bowl, unchipped and uncracked, ... (Read More)

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Abolitionist Banner Leads at Evans Americana Sale
by Walter C. Newman

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Mt. Crawford, Virginia Photos courtesy Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates held its 34th semiannual Americana and fine antiques auction spotlighting Virginia and the South on June 22 and 23 at the firm’s gallery in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. We have become accustomed to ... (Read More)

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It’s Heaven—Pure and Simple
by Don Johnson

Pure and Simple Antique Show, Kokomo, Indiana Marti Korba couldn’t make it through the interview without being interrupted. That was a good thing. Late in the day at the Pure and Simple Antique Show, held on June 23 in Kokomo, Indiana, she was offering a recap for this article when a woman ... (Read More)

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

Plate from Ackermann’s Repository, London, 1824. Courtesy Jane Nylander. —Through July 8 —Concord, Massachusetts As part of the statewide Mass Fashion collaborative project, Fresh Goods: Shopping for Clothing in a New England Town, 1750-1900, an exhibition at the Concord Museum, examines questions about the sources and context of small-town Massachusetts fashion. The ... (Read More)

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Rare Photo Tops History Auction
by Don Johnson

Cowan’s Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio Photos courtesy Cowan’s Auctions The Wild West put on a considerable show during the American history sale held by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 22. The top lot was an albumen photograph of James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok, John Baker “Texas Jack” Omohundro, and William Frederick ... (Read More)

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Carole Tanenbaum’s Vintage Costume Jewelry
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology Photos courtesy Ripley Auctions In late winter this year, I was eating at an osteria in a nearby coastal Maine town with a friend, who told the owner/cook/baker that I write a column about antique jewelry. We had become regular visitors, slogging through winter, taking respite in his ... (Read More)

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A North Carolina Showcase with Asian Surprises
by Pete Prunkl

Leland Little Auctions, Hillsborough, North Carolina Photos courtesy Leland Little Auctions Over the past 20 years, auctioneer Leland Little has tweaked his business model in clever and innovative ways. In addition to print, he advertises on three public radio stations—WFAE Charlotte, WFDD Greensboro, and WUNC Chapel Hill. He transmits a digital catalog ... (Read More)

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Record-Breaking Result for Marie Zimmermann Jewelry
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology Photos courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center The results of Rago Arts and Auction Center’s sale of fine jewelry on June 10 illustrated certain market trends and revealed that soft sections of the market may be making gains. In a telephone interview after the sale, Katherine Van Dell, jewelry ... (Read More)

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Clouds and Rhinoceros Horn Cups Lead at Quinn’s
by Walter C. Newman

Quinn’s Auction Galleries, Falls Church, Virginia Photos courtesy Quinn’s Auction Galleries There was very little doubt as to which lots would most likely become the stars of Quinn’s Auction Galleries’ sale held on June 9. The catalog’s cover featured a closeup of a large painting by popular Washington, D.C., artist Sam Gilliam. ... (Read More)
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