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Letter from London, June 2020
by Ian McKay,

The Times, and the Auctions, They Are a Changing Though the situation began to change in the U.K. during the latter part of April, with some salerooms beginning to find a way around the restrictions, the sudden, across-the-board cancellation of live auctions in the U.K. has had a major impact. It ... (Read More)

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Michael Diaz-Griffith Named Executive Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation
by Lita Solis-Cohen

On April 21 it was announced that Michael Diaz-Griffith got the job he has prepared for all his life. Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation, the New York-based foundation that supports Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, selected him as the foundation’s new executive director. Diaz-Griffith first came to the attention of ... (Read More)

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The Stories of Annie Oakley and the Tomahawk
by Mark Sisco

Morphy Auctions, Denver, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Morphy Auctions Some auction catalogs never seem to lack for superlatives when describing unique, top-of-the-line historic items. Once in a great while, the superlatives don’t seem adequate. That would be the case with Morphy Auctions’ three-day “doubleheader” firearms auction May 27-29 in Denver, Pennsylvania. The star ... (Read More)

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St. Louis Shop Files Lawsuit Challenging Closure
by M.A.D. staff

Elder’s Antiques in St. Louis, Missouri, is a co-plaintiff in a federal lawsuit seeking to reopen after being closed because of the pandemic. The suit seeks a temporary restraining order, preliminary and permanent injunctions, and a declaratory judgment. In April St. Louis County and City of St. Louis officials issued orders ... (Read More)

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Venerable Show Goes Online
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Philadelphia Show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The venerable Philadelphia Show went online via InCollect (www.incollect.com) from May 14 through 28 with 48 of the 60 dealers who had appeared on the April 23 preview party invitation before the actual show was canceled. The online show got mixed reviews from collectors and dealers. ... (Read More)

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Co-Presidents Howell and Kenny Retire from Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The announcement of the retirement of Margize Howell and Peter Kenny as co-presidents of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust (CAHPT), effective March 31, came as a surprise to the world of antiques and historic preservation. Howell was the founding executive director of CAHPT and served previously as the curator of the ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Jeff and Beverley Evans
by Julie Schlenger Adell

We are all spending much more time now in our houses and apartments because of COVID-19. To give our readers an idea of what some of their colleagues, fellow collectors, and other readers surround themselves with in their abodes—on the walls, floors, or ceilings—we are introducing this new column—“Hanging with…”—because ... (Read More)

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Adaptations
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Human beings, we are always being told, are highly adaptable. It is, one hears, a key to our evolutionary success. (Assuming we are still an evolutionary success. We seem to be botching that at the moment.) As usual, the reality is more complex, and although we are highly ... (Read More)

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New Kid on the (Auction) Block
by Mark Sisco

Tunick’s Auction Gallery LLC, Rockland, Maine Obviously in this quarantine-plagued economy, there are some changes going on in the antiques and auction world. As of this writing, virtually all in-person auctions have been shut down. Some companies have been nimble enough to quickly adapt to all-online sales for the duration of ... (Read More)

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Opening Up
by Clayton Pennington

On May 8 Maine Governor Janet Mills announced that retail stores in 12 mostly rural Maine counties would be permitted to open on May 11 with enhanced safety precautions. The opening timeline aligns with neighboring New Hampshire. Good news for dealers with open shops. Shops in Aroostook, Piscataquis, Washington, Hancock, Somerset, ... (Read More)
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