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Weber Box Leads Americana Auction
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook & Pook, Inc., Downingtown, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Pook & Pook, Inc. Pook & Pook’s spring sale in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, April 21 and 22 offered 806 lots of mostly estate property, including consignments from two much-loved dealers, Peter Tillou and Christopher Rebollo. On Thursday evening beginning at 6, after a preview party, ... (Read More)

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It’s a Smalls World at Ararity Auctions
by Walter C. Newman

Ararity Auctions, Lorton, Virginia Photos courtesy Ararity Auctions Ararity Auctions, Lorton, Virginia, recently held a 134-lot online-only sale of special decorative smalls. The sale closed April 17 on the LiveAuctioneers platform. Ararity conducts a seemingly endless series of these comparatively small, targeted boutique-style sales. Similar size sales over the past months have ... (Read More)

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Beatles Poster Sells for $275,000
by M.A.D. Staff

A bright yellow cardboard window card promoting the Beatles concert at New York’s Shea Stadium August 23, 1966, sold for $275,000 (includes buyer’s premium) at Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, April 16. The price shatters the previous auction record for a concert poster—$150,000 paid for another Beatles Shea Stadium poster and for ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, April 2022
by M.A.D. Staff

Here are a few notable prices of antiques sold recently at auction, as provided by press releases. All prices include the buyer’s premium when charged. We’re always looking for news of prices realized at auctions, particularly unusual or top lots. Send pictures, complete descriptions, and information to A.P.R., Maine Antique ... (Read More)

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The Winter Show at Barneys
by Lita Solis-Cohen

New York City The Winter Show in spring was no April Fools’ joke. From April 1 until April 10, it filled the space that was once Barneys department store at 660 Madison Avenue in New York City with works of art from prehistory to the present in every medium and all ... (Read More)

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Popeye and Olive Oyl Tank Brings $105,000
by M.A.D. Staff

Photos courtesy Milestone Auctions At Milestone Auctions’ April 9 toy auction, a Linemar Popeye and Olive Oyl Tank with its original box sold for $105,000 (includes buyer’s premium); the estimate was $30,000/40,000. According to the Willoughby, Ohio, auction house, that price sets a new auction record for a Popeye toy. The buyer ... (Read More)

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Bixler Flowerpot Blooms
by Karl H. Pass

Crocker Farm, Sparks, Maryland Photos courtesy Crocker Farm The Zipps of Crocker Farm put together a powerhouse 479-lot spring sale. Held from March 25 to April 8, the absentee-format sale ended with a callback session April 9, the day after bidding closed, for lots with $5000 or higher bids. “Our last four sales ... (Read More)

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The Philadelphia Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

For 60 years the Philadelphia Show has been the place to find the best selection of American antiques. The collections that fill the new American art galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) were formed by generous donors who bought some of their finest American furniture, silver, folk art, ... (Read More)

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Pennsylvania Fraktur Artist
by Jean Woods

Thanks to fragments of an early 18th-century birth and baptismal certificate found in a Bible printed in 1753 in Basel, Switzerland, by Emanuel Thurnensen, the name of another fraktur artist has come to light. Fragments of taufschein by Henrich Rohlandt. Henrich Rohlandt did the fraktur dated December 18, 1783, for Maria Borgerin ... (Read More)

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Bringing Home the Bronze
by Hollie Davis & Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface One of the strangest things about self-employment, at least in our line of work, is how much it differs in terms of scheduling from other, more traditional jobs. Loads of people still manage to do the predictable nine-to-five routine, with the same normal free weekends, whereas we, much ... (Read More)
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