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Changes at Winterthur
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Gregory J. Landrey has been appointed director of the Library, Collections Management, and Academic Programs division (LCMAP) at the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate.Landrey started at Winterthur in 1979 as an assistant furniture conservator and later headed the furniture conservation laboratory. In 1995 he was named director of conservation and ... (Read More)

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Ohio Valley Americana Concentration
by Don Johnson

Garth's, Delaware, Ohioby Don JohnsonJeff Jeffers had a simple way of looking at the results from Garth's May 4 and 5 sale, which included the company's first-ever session concentrating on the Ohio Valley. "If it's a little special, the price becomes a little special too," said Jeffers, Garth's president.Indeed, there ... (Read More)

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Stowe Away!
by Mark Sisco

Gould Auction Company, Gardiner, MaineStowe Away!by Mark SiscoHistory and folk art always seem to mix well at Timothy Gould's signature "fresh to the market" auctions, and his May 12 offering in Gardiner, Maine, was no exception. Some classic early American samplers led the sale, followed by some historic artifacts of ... (Read More)

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Color Is Key at Green Valley's Spring Glass Sale
by Walter C. Newman

Green Valley Auctions, Mt. Crawford, Virginiaby Walter C. NewmanGreen Valley Auctions held its seventh annual spring cataloged auction of glass and lighting on May 18 and 19 at its gallery in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. The sale consisted of 1053 lots and included consigned items from several major collections.Three former officers ... (Read More)

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The Heartland Antiques Show
by Don Johnson

Richmond, Indianaby Don JohnsonLate in the morning of June 2, during the one-day Heartland Antiques Show, held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on the edge of Richmond, Indiana, a Ford F-350 Super Duty pickup truck hitched to a cargo trailer was parked between two of the main exhibition halls. At ... (Read More)

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Fund-Raising Auction for Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
by Ed Pfeiffer

Old Saybrook, Connecticutby Ed PfeifferKatharine Hepburn starred in two very different worlds. One was international. She was famous around the globe for her theater performances on and off Broadway and in films and television. During her 62-year film career, from 1932 to 1994, she was in 45 movies, usually in ... (Read More)

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Tom Luciano and Dina Palin, Historical Materialism, Hudson, New York
by Frank Donegan

In the Tradeby Frank DoneganWhen Tom Luciano and Dina Palin were pickers 15 or so years ago, they were the quintessential hipster couple. They'd pull into your shop in their 1964 Dodge Dart. Tom would have his porkpie hat on, and they'd buy the interesting, oddball stuff that was hard ... (Read More)

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Unsigned Firehouse Painting Paces Julia Auction
by Mark Sisco

James D. Julia, Fairfield, Maineby Mark SiscoWhile it didn't quite set the house on fire, the biggest success at James Julia's May 5 auction in Fairfield, Maine, was a 19th-century firehouse painting, generating lots more than just local interest. It was an unsigned oil on canvas of what is believed ... (Read More)

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The Los Angeles Antiques Show: Change Happens
by Blanche Moss

Los Angeles, Californiaby Blanche MossIn a town where nothing succeeds like excess, they came, they saw, and they bought at the sexy and dynamic April 25 opening night party for the April 26-29 Los Angeles Antiques Show, hosted by a new charity beneficiary, P.S. Arts. "I loved the energy of ... (Read More)

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It's Elementary, My Dear Watson
by Steve Proffitt

Auction Law and Ethicsby Steve ProffittFriend and fellow columnist David Vazdauskas wrote me about an auction consignor who suffered a loss of property at an auction house. Vazdauskas's inquiry paralleled a reader's question and caused me to think of an issue I haven't previously addressed: what a consignor should do ... (Read More)
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