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Good Buying at Pook & Pook
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook & Pook, Inc., Downingtown, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Pook & Pook, Inc. Pook & Pook in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, began the fall season with a 660-lot Americana and international offering on Friday evening, September 14, and Saturday, September 15. Much of it came from six estates, including one from New Mexico. Some of ... (Read More)

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Tarkington Collection, Parts II and III
by Nick Sabo

Seeck Auctions, Kansas City, Missouri Photos courtesy Seeck Auctions Auctioneer Jim Seeck is seeing what may prove to be emerging trends in the carnival glass market, and the last auctions for the Tarkington collection are no exception. Prices for punch bowl sets and big pieces seem to be getting softer as collector tastes ... (Read More)

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Rockwell’s John Wayne Drives Auction Past the $8.4 Million Mark
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Jackson Hole Art Auction, Jackson, Wyoming Photos courtesy Jackson Hole Art Auction"The Duke" had his day when the 2018 Jackson Hole Art Auction took place September 14 and 15 in Jackson, Wyoming. Much ballyhoo preceded the sale of the monumental portrait of John Wayne, the work of Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), and ... (Read More)

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Country Americana Sale Evokes Memories
by Don Johnson

Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, Delaware, Ohio Photos courtesy Garth’s Highlighting the sale of country Americana by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers on September 14 and 15 in Delaware, Ohio, was a zinc statue of Lady Liberty that sold for $25,200 (including buyer’s premium). But that wasn’t the story of the day. In a ... (Read More)

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The Ferrell Family Collection at Wooten & Wooten
by Pete Prunkl

Wooten & Wooten, Camden, South Carolina Photos courtesy Wooten & Wooten September 8 may be remembered as the last great reunion of Edgefield District pottery collectors. Drawing this dedicated group together was the remainder of the estate of Terry Ferrell (1922-2018), a collection of 19th-century and contemporary pottery, furniture, paintings, and one ... (Read More)

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What Is a “Show”? Editorial, September 2018
by Clayton Pennington

What is an “antiques show?” We’re sure that most M.A.D. readers could provide a definition with little problem.  We recently got a letter from a dealer who had seen an ad for a “Summer Antique Show.” It was “one weekend only” and promised 40 dealers. Better yet, it offered free admission. ... (Read More)

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The Winter Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

“The Winter Show is its new name,” said Helen Allen, executive director of the 65th annual January fund-raiser at the Park Avenue Armory for the East Side House Settlement in the South Bronx. On July 30 Allen called to announce the new branding. East Side House applied to the United ... (Read More)

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Buyers Head for the Hills
by Mark Sisco

Robert L. Foster Auction Company, Newcastle, Maine As has been happening for the past several decades, Robert Foster’s Labor Day weekend two-day sale in Newcastle, Maine, held this year on September 1 and 2, capped off the state’s end-of-summer auction binging week. This time around an elegant floral still life in ... (Read More)

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Stolen Pipe Tomahawk, Gifted By Washington to Cornplanter, Recovered and On Display
by M.A.D. staff

An 18th-century Native American pipe tomahawk, purportedly gifted to Seneca leader Cornplanter (d. 1836) by President George Washington in 1792, has been returned to the New York State Museum and is on exhibit through December 30. Photo courtesy New York State Museum. For nearly 70 years the tomahawk was in the hands ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, September 2018
by Ian McKay,

This month’s “Letter” sees me embarking on a pick and mix from a range of summer sales that will keep me busy for at least a couple more issues before the new season sales in the U.K. pick up any real momentum. This month’s selection, however, focuses so heavily on ... (Read More)
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