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Manigault Bowl, Found at Show, Goes to Art Institute of Chicago
by Christine Isabelle Oaklander

In October 2016 I headed to the Morristown (New Jersey) Armory Antiques Show on a Sunday afternoon, not to shop but to pick up a receipt for a painting I had bought from one of the exhibitors a few months earlier. The dealer left me a pass at the door, ... (Read More)

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Salts, Flasks, Inks, and Targets Keep Heckler’s Auction 159 Interesting
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Norman C. Heckler & Company, Woodstock Valley, Connecticut Photos courtesy Norman C. Heckler & Company Auction 159, the Norman C. Heckler & Company event that ended on March 28, included not only types of early glass that the organization knows inside and outside—historical flasks, whiskeys, sodas, inks, bitters, and pattern-molded glass—but also ... (Read More)

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Craig McElroy, Kingston Consignments, Kingston, New York
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade Years ago my mother worked in a Ridgefield, Connecticut, consignment shop called the Silk Purse. The operation always struck me as a good business model, especially when compared to the way your average antiques dealer works. Standard-model antiques dealers, after all, shop at venues, such as auctions, where ... (Read More)

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The Searchers; April 2018
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #351 The number of popular Internet search engines has declined as existing ones have refined and added features. A few specialized search engines are not well known but might be useful to antiquers.From the earliest days of the Internet, users have created indexes of specific sites or kinds of ... (Read More)

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The Connecticut Spring Antiques Show
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Hartford, Connecticut Dealers and collectors have traditionally looked forward to the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show. The very name is suggestive of freshness. The show opened in 1974 at the massive granite Connecticut State Armory and Arsenal in Hartford. It has moved around some but has been back at the armory since ... (Read More)

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Raleigh Extravaganza Stories
by Pete Prunkl

Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza, Raleigh, North Carolina “There are eight million stories in the naked city.” From March 23 to 25, Raleigh added a few more.On opening day at the Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza, M.A.D. met Kim Reed of Kim Reed Oriental Rugs and Antiques, Mohnton, Pennsylvania. Reed, a first-timer at Raleigh, brought ... (Read More)

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Ninth Annual Antiques Show at the Madeira School
by Walter C. Newman

McLean, Virginia  I must confess that I missed the first eight annual antiques shows at the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia. I am very sorry that I did. The Madeira show is produced by Dordy Fontinel Show Management, Inc. I have covered Fontinel’s shows in Annapolis, Maryland, and Middleburg, Virginia, but ... (Read More)

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Winter Estate Auction
by Jackie Sideli

Caddigan Auctioneers, Inc., Dedham, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Caddigan Auctioneers I’m glad to be back in Dedham,” said Joan Caddigan regarding the site of Caddigan Auctioneers’ March 25 sale. “Buyers will come to this location,” she said of the Holiday Inn of Dedham in Dedham, Massachusetts. Joan Caddigan is seen here standing beside the ... (Read More)

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Legendary Shenandoah Valley Redware Lamb Brings $49,200
by Karl H. Pass

Crocker Farm, Sparks, Maryland Photos courtesy Crocker Farm On March 24 the Zipp family of Crocker Farm held their first sale of 2018, a 474-lot sale that grossed $663,190. An uncataloged group of pottery was sold directly following the main sale. It is difficult to think of another auction company that has ... (Read More)

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Toys at Auction
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook and Pook, Inc./Noel Barrett, Downingtown, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Pook and Pook/Noel Barrett There were 25 bidders in the salesroom and two online bidding platforms active. “That’s the way it is these days,” said Noel Barrett as his toy sale at Pook & Pook, Inc., Downingtown, Pennsylvania, was about to begin on ... (Read More)
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