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Rare Sword Donated to Museum of the American Revolution
by M.A.D. staff

A small silver-hilted American sword owned and used by Colonel Jonathan Pettibone (1710-1776) of Simsbury, Connecticut, during the Revolutionary War has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. It was donated by a descendant of Pettibone and his family. The sword has never before been displayed ... (Read More)

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Exhibitor List Set for Winter Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Who’s in and who’s out of the Winter Antiques Show (WAS), an active marketplace for American collectors and curators, is anticipated news. In recent years WAS has broadened in scope to include an eclectic mix of periods and materials. Interior designers shop the show for old master paintings, Tiffany lamps, ... (Read More)

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Books Received, December 2017
by M.A.D. staff

These are brief reviews of books recently sent to us. We have included ordering information for publishers that accept mail, phone, or online orders. For other publishers, your local bookstore or a mail-order house is the place to look. Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party by Eliza E. Rathbone ... (Read More)

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Sheffield Antiques Show Ends
by M.A.D. staff

After 69 years, the Sheffield Antiques Show, the longest continuously running show of its kind in Massachusetts, has concluded. Sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Sheffield (Old Parish), the show began in 1948 in the parish social rooms as a fund-raising venture for mission outreach. After three years the ... (Read More)

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Six Mississippi Residents Convicted of Removing Native American Artifacts
by M.A.D. staff

Six Mississippi residents were recently sentenced in U.S. District Court for their roles in illegally searching for and removing Native American artifacts from government land. According to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, the six people are Matthew Glen Arnold, 33, of Booneville; Jackie Dale Arnold, 59, ... (Read More)

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Museum of Dog to Open
by M.A.D. staff

A museum dedicated to dogs will open soon in North Adams, Massachusetts, only blocks from the country’s largest contemporary art museum, MASS MoCA. The Museum of Dog (MOD) will feature a private collection of dog-inspired paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and accessories. The 8000-square-foot historic space, at the merging point of Union ... (Read More)

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Year-End Jewelry Auctions Bring Holiday Cheer, Investment Possibilities
by Mary Ann Brown

 Antique Jewelry & Gemology A roundup of auction results from sales held at the end of 2017 brings highlights, prices realized for rare antique pieces, and trends that have endured this past year. Grogan & Co. First up was Grogan & Company’s 30th anniversary auction in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 5, 2017, (covered ... (Read More)

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Cyber Security
by John P. Reid

Computer Column #348 John P. Reid, Hackers recently made major information data breaches at large corporations (www.identityforce.com/blog/2017-data-breaches). Small businesses are not immune. Antiques malls often have computer point-of-sale, inventory, and dealer payment systems that are hackable. Sure, the local antiques mall is not as tempting a target as Equifax or the ... (Read More)

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American Folk Art Museum's New Gallery in Long Island City
by Julie Schlenger Adell

It’s a hop, skip, and a jump from the American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan to its new Self-Taught Genius Gallery in Long Island City, Queens. Hopping on the number 1 train across the street from the museum at Columbus Avenue and 65th Street, going three stops to 42nd Street, skipping ... (Read More)

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Documented Embroidery from the Misses Patten School in Hartford, Connecticut, Returns Home
by Christina K. Vida, Carol L. Loomis, Christine Rito

After a more than 200-year absence, a rare and important silk-embroidered coat of arms has returned home to the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead in Windsor, Connecticut, thanks to the generosity of a descendant of its maker. Crafted in 1801 by Delia Ellsworth (1789-1840), the youngest daughter of Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807),1 while ... (Read More)
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