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Sammons Indicted
by M.A.D. staff

On October 20 Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced that art broker Timothy Sammons, 61, had been indicted for stealing millions of dollars through a scheme involving the sale of valuable artwork. The New York State Supreme Court indictment charged Sammons with grand larceny in the first and ... (Read More)


Fine and Decorative Arts Auction, Featuring Americana
by Don Johnson

Cowan’s Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio Photos courtesy Cowan’s Auctions The Kentucky Chippendale secretary desk and bookcase recently sold by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Ohio, for nearly half a million dollars offers a glimpse into the narrow yet highly competitive market for the best furniture from the Bluegrass State. Offered during Cowan’s October 20 ... (Read More)


Photos and Photo Books, Art and Storytelling
by Jeanne Schinto

Swann Galleries, New York City Photos courtesy Swann Auction Galleries “To collect photographs is to collect the world.” Susan Sontag, On Photography (1977) "Art & Storytelling” was the title Swann photography department head Daile Kaplan gave to the sale of photos and photo books that took place in the auction house’s New York ... (Read More)


The Schofield Collection of Political Memorabilia
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc., East Dennis, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Eldred’s All prices include buyer’s premium By the time Daniel C. Schofield’s collection of political broadsides and other memorabilia came to auction at Eldred’s auction gallery in East Dennis, Massachusetts, on October 18, the staff had come to refer to the late collector ... (Read More)


Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts, and Silver
by Danielle Arnet

Leslie Hindman, Chicago, Illinois Leslie Hindman’s furniture, decorative arts, and silver auction held October 16 and 17, 2017, offered everything from a 135-lot collection of thimbles to a pair of small ship’s cannons, that had been fired from the Eiffel Tower to signal daily openings and closings of the 1889 World’s ... (Read More)

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Take Your Time
by Clayton Pennington

Editorial A local downtown parking space is worth $25,000 a year in local sales dollars, according to the organization Maine Preservation. Parking spaces in Wiscasset, Maine—and those five-figure sales dollars—are scheduled to be eliminated if the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) gets its way. Maine Preservation, founded in 1972 to promote and ... (Read More)


NYC Architectural Rendering Exceeds Expectations
by M.A.D. staff

A 37" x 19" color pencil rendering by John C. Wenrich of the Art Deco skyscraper at 70 Pine Street, a Manhattan landmark, brought $5000 (includes buyer’s premium) at Worth Auctions’ October 15 sale in Freeville, New York. According to the auction house, the price is a record for the ... (Read More)


Fine Fall Weekend at Fishersville
by Walter C. Newman

Shenandoah Antiques Expo, Fishersville, Virginia The 61st edition of the Shenandoah Antiques Expo was held October 13-15 at the Augusta Expoland in Fishersville, Virginia. The Fishersville show is organized and managed by Heritage Promotions. Fishersville is always a good show and a fun experience. Historically, dealers offer a full spectrum of fine ... (Read More)


New Show at Thompson's Point
by Mark Sisco

Maine Antiques Exposition, Portland, Maine After a false start or two, John and Elizabeth DeSimone of Goosefare Antiques and Promotions, Wells, Maine, finally got the Maine Antiques Exposition at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine, up and running on October 14 and 15, 2017. The building wasn’t ready for the first planned ... (Read More)


43rd Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show
by Danielle Arnet

St. Charles, Illinois The 43rd annual Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show was held October 14 and 15, 2017. It is an event that has become as much a reunion as it is a show, where for decades buyers have returned to see what their favorite dealers bring. Planned and manned by ... (Read More)
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