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Auction Prices Realized, June 2024
by M.A.D. Staff

Here are a few notable prices of antiques sold recently at auction, as provided by press releases. All prices include the buyer’s premium when charged. We’re always looking for news of prices realized at auctions, particularly unusual or top lots. Send pictures, complete descriptions, and information to A.P.R., Maine Antique ... (Read More)

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Damon Granger Buys Indy Ad Show
by Don Johnson

Damon Granger has purchased the Indy Ad Show from Morphy Auctions. The transaction was completed in May. Partnering with Granger are his wife, Angela, and adult son Zach. A former dealer at the semiannual Indy Antique Advertising Show (the event’s former name), Granger started his own show when the Indianapolis event ... (Read More)

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Letter to the Past
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface A little over 20 years ago, Andrew was fresh out of graduate school and ready to launch a career in the antiques business. But the antiques job market for a guy with no experience, student loans to pay, and the ink still drying on a master’s degree was ... (Read More)

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The Latest Miller’s Handbook
by M.A.D. Staff

A Book Review Author Judith Miller (1951-2023) passed away unexpectedly before finishing the 45th-anniversary edition of Miller’s Antiques Handbook & Price Guide. Her husband, John Wainwright, wrote in the introduction that “Judith’s extensive knowledge of and passion for antiques still runs through the new edition.” It certainly does! The more than ... (Read More)

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Curator of Historic Home Content Named for Connecticut Show
by M.A.D. Staff

Rebecca Lineberry, a restorer and designer of antique homes in Connecticut, will direct content for the Haddam Historical Society’s Connecticut River Valley Antiques Show and Historic Home Fair, to be held October 19 and 20 in Higganum, Connecticut. Lineberry, whose ongoing restoration of a 1755 Colonial-style single-family home in Higganum was ... (Read More)

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Awe
by Baron Perlman

He...who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. ... (Read More)

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Rich Penn Joins Morphy Auctions
by M.A.D. Staff

Rich Penn, an Iowa auction company CEO and antique advertising specialist, has joined Morphy Auctions in the newly created role of market development officer. From his base in Waterloo, Iowa, Penn will work in tandem with Morphy’s marketing team and will advise on the latest technological innovations for the auction process. ... (Read More)

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New Show in Guilford, Connecticut
by M.A.D. Staff

Debbie Turi of D. Turi Antique Shows has announced a new show: the Shoreline Antiques & Retro Market, to be held on the fairgrounds in Guilford, Connecticut, June 1 and 2. According to Turi, “We are planning on a varied market with dealers showing folk art, Americana, furniture, decorator art, mid-century ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Rob Wolfe
by Julie Schlenger Adell

The ability to tell stories through objects is what gets Rob Wolfe out of bed every morning. He grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa, with his older brother, Mike, who is his counterpart on the History Channel’s American Pickers, soon to begin its 25th season. The Wolfe boys constructed forts in ... (Read More)

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Free Admission to Those under 18 at Rhinebeck Show
by M.A.D. Staff

The Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck show on May 25 and 26 will offer free admission to anyone under 18. The Memorial Day weekend show, produced by Barn Star Productions, will be held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York. The entire show will be held indoors. ... (Read More)
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