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Accused Murderer Sentenced in Fake Art Case
by M.A.D. Staff

Brian R. Walshe, 49, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was sentenced on February 20 to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Walshe was also ordered to pay restitution of $475,000. In April 2021 Walshe pleaded guilty to one count each of wire fraud, interstate transportation for a scheme ... (Read More)

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Arrest Warrants Filed for Pair
by M.A.D. Staff

On December 10 the York County (Maine) Sheriff’s Office responded to an antiques business in Arundel, Maine, for the report of a theft. The business reported that over $9000 of jewelry had been stolen. During the course of the investigation, persons of interest were identified as Pardelian Muntean (a 21-year-old male) ... (Read More)

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Spring Americana Sale at Doyle
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Doyle, New York City Photos courtesy Doyle Only at Doyle on Manhattan’s Upper East Side can you buy a sterling silver child’s highchair tray, a silver dog bowl, and a silver terrapin tureen and soup bowls in an Americana sale. The April 10 sale featured paintings, prints, furniture, silver, and decorative art. ... (Read More)

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American Paintings and Prints at Doyle
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Doyle, New York City Photos courtesy Doyle Doyle held its semiannual sale of American paintings and prints live in its salesroom on East 87th Street in Manhattan Wednesday, April 10. Only a few bidders were present. Most of the sales went to online bidders. The auction also featured American furniture, silver, and ... (Read More)

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Acquires Philadelphia Tea Table
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has acquired one of the finest scalloped-top Colonial tea tables, the gift of Barbara L. and Theodore B. Alfond. Made in Philadelphia around 1775, it was sold at Christie’s January 19, 2001, consigned by a descendant of Gouverneur Cadwalader, whose mother, Christine Biddle, had ... (Read More)

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The Mystery Novels of George Sims
by Amy Gale

It’s the first 60 characters that count. That’s what the LiveAuctioneers guy said. Search engines give weight to the first 60 characters, so listings should be front loaded with the most important keywords. Well, OK. I’ll have to go back and do some rearranging. Better search engine optimization (SEO) might ... (Read More)

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Garth’s Dissolution Underway
by M.A.D. Staff

On January 4 Garth’s Auctions, Inc., filed for judicial dissolution in the Court of Common Pleas in Franklin County, Ohio. According to the complaint, “Garth’s is insolvent, the property and assets of said company are insufficient to pay all of its debts and it cannot meet its obligations as they ... (Read More)

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Back to the Beginning
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface Twenty years ago in February, we were going to Nashville to plug an auction house. To be honest, we had no idea what we were doing in any strategic sense. Literally, someone just said, “You should go to the shows in Nashville. Here’s a credit card!” The goal ... (Read More)

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The Found Object Show/art without intent
by Julie Schlenger Adell

New York City The Found Object Show/art without intent is a show about patina, said Adam Irish of Old as Adam, an antiques dealer from Providence, Rhode Island, who manages the event. Found objects were not intentionally made by the maker to be “art.” However, with time, the objects take on beauty, ... (Read More)

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Natural History, Maps, Books, and Furniture
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Arader Galleries, New York City Photos courtesy Arader Galleries More than 50 years ago, in his junior year at Yale University, Graham Arader began selling maps from his dorm room. Eventually he discovered the works of John James Audubon and Pierre-Joseph Redouté, and now he has the world’s largest inventory of rare ... (Read More)
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