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Dealers In and Out of the Philadelphia Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show, April 20-22 at the Navy Yard, will jointly benefit the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s initiative for global access through digital engagement and interpretive programs and Penn Medicine’s investment in the conservation and digitization of the records of Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded ... (Read More)

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Folk Art Exhibition at San Francisco Airport
by Ian Berke

San Francisco, California Photos courtesy SFO Museum Collectors and fans of traditional American folk art living in California know that it’s easier to collect moon rocks than folk art on our left coast. There are only a few major folk art dealers along the West Coast, and there is very little folk ... (Read More)

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Letter from London; April 2018
by Ian McKay,

This column, as it says at the top of the page, is called “Letter from London,” but with some of the capital’s salerooms rather slow getting into their full stride, this month’s copy also draws additionally on a couple of provincial sales and another held in Hong Kong by Bonhams, ... (Read More)

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Pook & Pook: A Family Partnership in Pennsylvania
by Karla Klein Albertson

Head of the House Photos courtesy Pook & Pook, Inc. All prices include buyer’s premium. In 1984, Ronald and Debra Pook made the transition from touring the show circuit as antiques dealers to running their own auction house in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Best known for their presentation of distinguished Americana collections, the firm ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions: April 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Artist unknown (Mexico), Saint Michael the Archangel, 18th century, oil on canvas, 61 5/8" x 41 5/16". Collection of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. —Through April 22—Middlebury, Vermont Middlebury College Museum of Art presents Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art. The museum’s website notes that “Spain, a formidable colonial power, kept a ... (Read More)

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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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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)


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)


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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