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Paint-Decorated Chests and Silver Creamer Highlight Two-Day Sale
by Karl H. Pass

Conestoga Auction Company, Inc., Manheim, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassConestoga Auction Company held its multi-consignor spring Americana auction early this year on February 29 and March 1. The 1157-lot sale started on Friday afternoon with 116 lots of contemporary redware pottery by James Christian Seagreaves (1913-1997) of Breinigsville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. ... (Read More)

(Auction Law and Ethics)

Auction Law and Ethics: Mail Call
by Steve Proffitt

by Steve ProffittLet's take a look in the mailbag and see what we've got.Q: I try to catch your column in M.A.D. as often as I can. I have seen you previously cover the difference between absolute auctions and auctions with reserve, but I'm still unclear on some points and ... (Read More)


In The Trade: Thomas C. Campbell, Hawleyville, Connecticut
by Frank Donegan

In the Tradeby Frank DoneganThomas Campbell has one of the simplest business plans you're likely to run across in the antiques trade. He doesn't have a shop; he doesn't do shows; he doesn't sell at auction; he doesn't have a Web site; he doesn't take consignments; he doesn't rent space ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

A Young Collector's Guide to Auctions -- and Relationships
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collectorby Hollie Davis and Andrew RichmondWe love auctions. We should, because auctions pay our salaries. Andrew is a jack-of-all-trades of sorts at Garth's, and Hollie assists in compiling auction records in an on-line database.What's not to love? Auctions have so much to offer. In an age where ... (Read More)


The 150th Original Semi-Annual York Show
by Karl H. Pass

York, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassFew shows can boast that they have been in existence for over seven decades. Started in 1934 by collector/ dealer Mable Renner, the Original Semi-Annual York Antiques Show and Sale, held this year February 1-3 in Memorial Hall East on the York Fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania, ... (Read More)


Four Hundred Grand for a Book of Charts
by Mark Sisco

James D. Julia, Fairfield, Maine ... (Read More)


Rare Hemingway Items Sell for Record Prices
by Jeanne Schinto

Swann Galleries, New York Cityby Jeanne SchintoIn 2007 Swann Galleries achieved five new auction price records for Ernest Hemingway items. On November 29 a publisher's advance proof of For Whom the Bell Tolls, signed and inscribed to the writer's longtime factotum, Toby Otto Bruce, sold for $96,000 (includes buyer's premium).At ... (Read More)

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New Hampshire Auctioneer Richard Withington Passes Away

Richard Withington, the colorful auctioneer from Hillsboro, New Hampshire, died April 29 in Concord, New Hampshire. Well post more details as they become available. ... (Read More)


Galle Vase Comes Out of Storage to Lead at Green Valley
by Walter C. Newman

Green Valley Auctions, Inc., Mt. Crawford, Virginiaby Walter C. NewmanGreen Valley Auctions held its sixth annual cataloged winter glass and lighting auction January 25-27 at its facilities in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. The sale offered 1860 cataloged lots as well as a separate session of boxed and tray lots. A handful ... (Read More)


Charles Sidney Raleigh: His Second Life
by A.J. Peluso

by A.J. Peluso, Jr.Charles Sidney Raleigh lived two lives.About the first, we know very little: that he was born in Gloucester, England in 1830; that he went to sea as a boy of ten; and that he spent the next 30 years as a seaman. Actually, we may know even ... (Read More)
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