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Suit Filed against Worth Auctions, David Hall, and More
by M.A.D. staff

Suit Filed against Worth Auctions, David Hall, and More On June 28 the Grippi Revocable Trust filed a lawsuit against David Hall; Worth Auctions, LLC (doing business as National Book Auctions and Worth Auctions); Bid Club, Inc.; and JLF Holdings, LLC.   According to the suit, on August 23, 2017, the ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, October 2018
by Ian McKay,

There remain on my files a good many items that I had picked out from the summer sales for inclusion in one of these “Letters,” some of which I may well be able to get into next month’s issue before the new London season gets fully under way. I shall ... (Read More)

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The Red Earthenware Available in the 18th and 19th Centuries in New York City
by Justin W. Thomas

New York City’s 18th- and 19th-century stoneware industry is well documented, with production that was established, and later intertwined by the Crolius and Remmey families, as early as the late 1720s and 1730s in Manhattan. This early stoneware production drew inspiration from the Rhineland area in Germany, where these families ... (Read More)

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Break-in at American Folk Art Museum’s Long Island City Facility but No Loss
by M.A.D. staff

A headline in the September 6 Sunnyside Post, “Thief Steals Property from American Folk Art Museum Storage in LIC after Scaling Roof: NYPD,” sent shivers down the spine of folk art collectors. According to Kate Merlino, director of communications and marketing at the American Folk Art Museum, the headline and ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, October 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and website for ... (Read More)

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Doyle + Design
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Doyle, New York City Photos courtesy Doyle With plenty of international interest, Doyle’s modern and contemporary art and design auction, held two weeks after Labor Day on September 17, rang up a total of $1,348,156 (with buyers’ premiums). Of the 253 lots offered, 82% sold. A young man standing in the salesroom with ... (Read More)

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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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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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