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Part Two of the Frent Collection Surpasses $1.3 Million Mark
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas  Photos courtesy Heritage Auctions The second installment of Heritage Auctions’ sale of the collection of David and Janice Frent is in the books, and with it came a sale total of more than $1.3 million along with some jaw-dropping moments. There is no better way to lead off ... (Read More)


African Americana Sells at Quinn’s
by Walter C. Newman

Quinn’s Auction Galleries and Waverly Rare Books, Falls Church, Virginia Photos courtesy Quinn’s Auction GalleriesAll prices include buyer’s premium On February 22 Quinn’s Auction Galleries through its Waverly Rare Books division held a single-consignor sale at its Falls Church, Virginia, location. The Johnson collection of black Americana and ephemera consisted of 256 ... (Read More)


John Bartlam Teapot Sells for £575,000 ($804,098)
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A small teapot with a reglued handle and missing its lid, bought by a collector online from a general auction in Lincolnshire in the U.K. for £15 (about $20) in 2016, sold for £575,000 at Woolley and Wallis auctioneers in Salisbury, U.K., on February 20. The buyer in the salesroom was ... (Read More)


Americana Sale in New Hampshire
by Jackie Sideli

William A. Smith, Inc., Plainfield, New Hampshire Photos courtesy William A. Smith, Inc. “Americana seems to be alive and well,” said a pleased Bill Smith during his midwinter auction on February 19 in Plainfield, New Hampshire. Smith was selling to a packed house, with patrons lining up the sides and filling most ... (Read More)


Rock Star Fizzles, but Totaig Wins by Several Lengths
by Mark Sisco

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, Maine As often happens in the auction world, the rock star of the February 16-18 auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Maine, twinkled out without a sound. A 28" x 52" (sight size) oil on canvas by Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900) was signed and ... (Read More)


Zook Record Broken
by M.A.D. staff

On February 17 Witman Auctioneers Inc., Manheim, Pennsylvania, sold two large three-dimensional diorama artworks by Abner Zook (1921-2010), breaking the auction record for the artist. A painting of six dapple-gray horses pulling a Conestoga wagon coming out of the forest and crossing a stream with waterfalls in the background sold ... (Read More)


American Indian Art Show: Marin
by Alice Kaufman

San Rafael, California As at every show, there were winners and not winners. At the 34th annual American Indian Art Show: Marin held February 17 and 18 in San Rafael, California, the balance seemed to tilt toward the nots. Many dealers were not willing to be quoted about their sales at ... (Read More)


The Nashville Show by Jenkins: Buy and Sell, Meet and Greet
by Karla Klein Albertson

Nashville, Tennessee Nashville in mid-February has always been a favorite multi-venue destination where exhibitors from all over the country can sell to fresh buyers, exchange merchandise with one another, and get together with fellow marketers and favorite customers. Dealers from New England and mid-Atlantic states interact with merchants from the Southeast ... (Read More)


Southeastern Wildlife Expo Auction Garners $1.8 Million
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Copley Fine Art Auctions, Charleston, South Carolina Photos courtesy Copley Fine Art Auctions The Southeastern Wildlife Expo is the place to be for those who love the best of the best where decoy and sporting art is concerned. The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) first took place in 1983 and included 100 exhibitors ... (Read More)

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Single-Owner Fine Jewelry Collection Exceeds Expectations in Seattle
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology Photos courtesy Mroczek Brothers Auctioneers & Associates The February 15 auction of a single-owner 142-lot fine jewelry collection held by Mroczek Brothers Auctioneers & Associates, also known as MBA Seattle Auction House, was a white-glove sale (all lots sold, none passed). The results, Michael Mroczek said, “doubled our ... (Read More)
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