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Online African American Fine Art Auction
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Swann Galleries, New York City Photos courtesy Swann Galleries In a heavily promoted sale, New York City’s Swann Galleries offered 187 lots in its African American fine art auction, held online because of the pandemic. Rescheduled to June 4 from its usual slot in early April, the sale took place during the ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, June 2020
by Ian McKay,

The Times, and the Auctions, They Are a Changing Though the situation began to change in the U.K. during the latter part of April, with some salerooms beginning to find a way around the restrictions, the sudden, across-the-board cancellation of live auctions in the U.K. has had a major impact. It ... (Read More)

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Spring Sale Successfully Navigates a Different Kind of Storm
by Karla Klein Albertson

New Orleans Auction Galleries, New Orleans, Louisiana Photos courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries Early in the year, followers of the sales at New Orleans Auction Galleries (NOAG) received a magnificent catalog for its regular spring estates auction scheduled for March 28 and 29. The pages documented almost 1100 lots, which were beautifully ... (Read More)

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North American Decoys at Auction
by Danielle Arnet

Guyette & Deeter, St. Michaels, Maryland Jon Deeter may have created a new paradigm for the auction world. Realizing that a pandemic launched the idea is something else. The concept came after Guyette & Deeter, Inc., the auction house he heads with Gary Guyette, moved its established spring auction from St. Charles, ... (Read More)

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Michael Diaz-Griffith Named Executive Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation
by Lita Solis-Cohen

On April 21 it was announced that Michael Diaz-Griffith got the job he has prepared for all his life. Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation, the New York-based foundation that supports Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, selected him as the foundation’s new executive director. Diaz-Griffith first came to the attention of ... (Read More)

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The Stories of Annie Oakley and the Tomahawk
by Mark Sisco

Morphy Auctions, Denver, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Morphy Auctions Some auction catalogs never seem to lack for superlatives when describing unique, top-of-the-line historic items. Once in a great while, the superlatives don’t seem adequate. That would be the case with Morphy Auctions’ three-day “doubleheader” firearms auction May 27-29 in Denver, Pennsylvania. The star ... (Read More)

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St. Louis Shop Files Lawsuit Challenging Closure
by M.A.D. staff

Elder’s Antiques in St. Louis, Missouri, is a co-plaintiff in a federal lawsuit seeking to reopen after being closed because of the pandemic. The suit seeks a temporary restraining order, preliminary and permanent injunctions, and a declaratory judgment. In April St. Louis County and City of St. Louis officials issued orders ... (Read More)

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Venerable Show Goes Online
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Philadelphia Show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The venerable Philadelphia Show went online via InCollect (www.incollect.com) from May 14 through 28 with 48 of the 60 dealers who had appeared on the April 23 preview party invitation before the actual show was canceled. The online show got mixed reviews from collectors and dealers. ... (Read More)

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Senator Claims Medal of Honor Is Dishonored by Sale in Germany
by Mark Sisco

Private Thomas Kelly (d. 1920) of Company H of the U.S. Army’s 21st U.S. Infantry was one of about 112 American soldiers to receive a United States Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War, a distinction he shares with then-Lieutenant ... (Read More)

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Co-Presidents Howell and Kenny Retire from Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The announcement of the retirement of Margize Howell and Peter Kenny as co-presidents of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust (CAHPT), effective March 31, came as a surprise to the world of antiques and historic preservation. Howell was the founding executive director of CAHPT and served previously as the curator of the ... (Read More)
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