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The 44th Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show
by Danielle Arnet

St. Charles, Illinois The gods of weather were not kind to the 44th Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show, held October 20 and 21, 2018, in St. Charles, Illinois. To understand, first visualize the show venue, a sprawling fairgrounds building with large clerestory windows overhead. Opening day started with promising mid-October weather, and ... (Read More)

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Lure Them In
by M.A.D. staff

Three green Chippewa spinner lures made around 1910 by the Immell Bait Company, Blair, Wisconsin, brought a combined $24,780 in Canadian dollars ($18,901 U.S.) with buyers’ premiums, and a circa 1930 Canadian-made Lurette No. 2 was reeled in for a new record price for the lure at an auction held ... (Read More)

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Amelia Jeffers Conducts Peter Chillingworth Auction
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Amelia Jeffers, Auctioneer, Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Amelia JeffersPrices in captions include the buyer’s premium. It’s a standard question most reporters ask an auctioneer after a sale. And the answer is usually, “It was a great sale. We were very pleased with the auction.” “The Chillingworth Auction,” featuring the 57-year personal collection ... (Read More)

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Brâncusi Photograph Sells for $125,000
by M.A.D. staff

The top lot of Swann Auction Galleries’ October 18 sale of photographs and photo books in New York City was Constantin Brâncusi’s Vu d’atelier, a circa 1928 silver print of the artist’s studio, featuring four of his sculptures. The image brought $125,000 (includes buyer’s premium), well over the estimate of ... (Read More)

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Fishersville Reflects the Changing Times
by Walter C. Newman

Shenandoah Antiques Expo, Fishersville, Virginia The weekend of October 12-14, 2018, marked the 63rd edition of the Shenandoah Antiques Expo held at the facilities of Augusta Expoland in Fishersville, Virginia. Known simply as “Fishersville,” the show enjoys a large and loyal following of dealers and patrons from across the mid-Atlantic region. More ... (Read More)

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Scenes from the Ninth Old Montreal Antique Show
by Cathy Consentino

Montreal, Quebec, Canada Here are some photos from the ninth Old Montreal Antique Show (Salon d’Antiquités du Vieux-Montréal), held October 12-14, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec. Prices are given in Canadian dollars, with U.S. dollars in parentheses. For more information, call (514) 708-9993 or check the website (www.sadvm.ca). Antiquaire Claude Couture, Sherbrooke, Quebec, ... (Read More)

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Simon Says “21 Grand” at Farrin’s
by Mark Sisco

Farrin’s Country Auctions, Randolph, Maine A marble statue known as the Car of History by sculptor Carlo Franzoni (1789-1819) stands in the United States Capitol and depicts Clio, the ancient Greek muse of history, inside a chariot, or car. Beneath it is a marble clock face with works installed by Simon ... (Read More)

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The 37th San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show
by Alice Kaufman

San Francisco, California Change comes slowly to the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show. In 2017, after 36 years, the word “art” was added to the show’s title to reflect the growing number of paintings on display. (One of the 2018 furniture dealers called it “an art show.”) Show chair ... (Read More)

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Walking Batman Brings $16,800
by M.A.D. staff

On October 13 a battery-operated Walking Batman toy sold at Milestone Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio, for $16,800 (includes buyer’s premium). The estimate was $10,000/15,000. Battery-operated Walking Batman by TN, Japan, 12" tall, new old store stock with original Japanese-version box, $16,800. Made in postwar Japan by TN, the 12" tall Walking ... (Read More)

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The Flack Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook & Pook, Downingtown, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Pook & Pook The sale of the collection of Paul and Rita Flack on Saturday, October 13, at Pook & Pook in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, was the sixth time the Flacks have offered pieces from their collection for sale. Their first was held at Pennypacker Auction ... (Read More)
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