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Americana Week in New York City 2019
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The auction viewings for Americana Week in New York City begin on Friday, January 11. Not every sale is Americana. English furniture, English and Continental pottery and porcelain, and plenty of Chinese export porcelain from well-known collections will cross the block along with American furniture, silver, folk art, and Outsider ... (Read More)

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NHADA and Jasper52 Join Forces
by M.A.D. staff

The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association and Jasper52, an online auction site, are joining forces for an exclusive online auction of items consigned only by NHADA members. The sale will be held on January 22 and hosted on Jasper52’s website. Clifford Wallach of Jasper52 said, “We’ll have from fine art to ... (Read More)

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Philadelphia Show Lists 70 Dealers for April 26-28 Show
by M.A.D. staff

The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show has released its dealer list for the 2019 show, which will take place April 26-28, with a preview party on April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. New to the show is John Driscoll of Driscoll Babcock Gallery, the oldest art gallery in New York City, ... (Read More)

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Advancements in Computing
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #360 Maine Antique Digest was started by Sam Pennington (1929-2008) and his wife, Sally, in 1973. In 1988 he published an editorial saying that businesses were using personal computers and asking for suggestions for articles about how antiquers could do so. Having computer and freelance writing experience, I typed ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, January 2019
by Ian McKay,

Having been defeated in some recent years, finding a suitable Christmas picture for this month’s “Letter” was simple—an original watercolour drawing by Maurice Sendak called A Wild Thing Christmas. Produced in 1976 as the front cover for a seasonal issue of Rolling Stone that contained a feature on Sendak by Jonathan ... (Read More)

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Auctioneer Arrested Amid Millions of Dollars of Financial Complaints
by Matt Butler

Originally printed in the Ithaca Times A New York auctioneer and businessman has been arrested and charged with second degree grand larceny, adding credence to the growing number of people in Tompkins County, New York, and across the country who say they’ve been cheated by his business. David Hall, 49, who runs ... (Read More)

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A Measure of Gratitude
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Last month we made our annual trek to Wilmington, Delaware. We hadn’t hauled the kids halfway across the country in a couple of months and thought they might be losing their edge if we waited much longer, so we decided to go there and back in three days. ... (Read More)

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James Arthur and His “Temple of Time”: A Cautionary Tale for Collector-Donors and Their Benefici
by Jeanne Schinto

Part III of IV When James Arthur (1842-1930) of Brooklyn, New York, gave his horological collection—more than 1900 clocks, watches, sundials, hourglasses, and a related library—to New York University in 1925, he also promised to make a bequest upon his death. He would leave NYU an endowment for the collection’s upkeep, ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, January 2019
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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Imagine That
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector In his editorial last month, Clayton Pennington asked the question, and we paraphrase: is Americans’ ignorance regarding our own basic history undermining the antiques marketplace (and possibly Western civilization as well)? This sparked a disagreement at our house (thanks, boss), because Andrew feels fairly strongly that history has ... (Read More)
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