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Carol Cadou’s Plans for Winterthur
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Soon after Carol Cadou, the first Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO at Winterthur, began her new job this summer she agreed to an interview. Her newly endowed title was named in honor of Charles Montgomery, first director of Winterthur. To assume her role as Winterthur’s director, Cadou left her previous ... (Read More)

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Two Charged in Connection with $8 Million Theft from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
by M.A.D. staff

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the victim of a multimillion-dollar theft—approximately $8 million—and according to authorities it was an inside job.  An affidavit filed in Allegheny County court in Pennsylvania by detectives Frances Laquatra and Perann Tansmore notes that the alleged thefts came to light during an appraisal of the ... (Read More)

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Ellsworth Woodlawn Show Going Strong in its Ninth Decade
by Mark Sisco

Ellsworth Antiques Show, Ellsworth, Maine The Ellsworth Antiques Show in Ellsworth, Maine, held this year from August 16 to 18 at the Woodlawn Museum, still lays claim to being America’s longest-running antiques show, with its genesis harking all the way back to 1937 and only a brief break during the World ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, September 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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Spain’s “First Dollar of the Americas” Sells for $528,000
by M.A.D. staff

The “First Dollar of the New World,” struck in Mexico City by the Spanish in 1538, sold for $528,000 (includes buyer’s premium) on August 17 at an auction of ancient and world coins held by Heritage Auctions in Philadelphia. Photos courtesy Heritage Auctions. The first dollar-size coin struck in the Americas, it ... (Read More)

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Honest, Abe! It’s Really You!
by Mark Sisco

On August 16 L.T. Auctions, St. George, Maine, scored a major hit with a little carte de visite. Larry Trueman has been auctioneering for over 30 years, and the carte de visite turned out to be the most expensive single item he’d ever sold. He found it in Friendship, Maine, ... (Read More)

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Dealer's Collection Stolen in Santa Fe
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A theft occurred on Monday, August 13, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, resulting in the loss of a personal collection of jewelry belonging to dealer Judi Stellmach of Blue Dog Antiques. Any information will be gratefully received. Contact Judi or Cy Stellmach at (860) 458-9038 or (860) 458-9039 or via ... (Read More)

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Three-Catalog Americana Sale at Skinner
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Skinner, Inc., Marlborough, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Skinner, Inc. Skinner hosted a three-catalog Americana sale at its Marlborough, Massachusetts, gallery on August 12 and 13. One catalog was for the collection of respected New Hampshire dealers Gail and Don Piatt, which garnered much interest. The second included the folk art collection of Arthur ... (Read More)

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August Jewelry Auction Results: Cordier Auctions and Appraisals and Clars Auction Gallery
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology August Jewelry Auction Results: Cordier Auctions and Appraisals and Clars Auction Gallery This month we feature results from Cordier Auctions and Appraisals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, California. Both auctions included a good selection of jewelry that sold along with decorative and fine arts, ... (Read More)

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The 2018 NHADA Show
by Clayton Pennington

The New Hampshire Antiques Show, Manchester, New Hampshire Three high chests in three different booths sold on August 9 in the early opening hours of the annual show produced by the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association in Manchester, New Hampshire. (The show continued until August 11.) Pratt’s Antiques, Steven F. Still, ... (Read More)
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