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The Firearms Column
by Robert Kyle

by Robert KyleA rare opportunity to bid on items from one of the most significant private arms accumulations in America—if not the world—will occur when part one of the Frank and Karen Sellers collection is offered by Rock Island Auction in Moline, Illinois, September 8-10."His collection is rich in history ... (Read More)

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Heritage Civil War Auction Totals Over $6.5 Million
by Karl H. Pass

Heritage Auction Galleries, Gettysburg, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassHeritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas, conducted a two-day sale of 744 lots of Civil War items on June 24 and 25, totaling $6,533,431.47 (includes buyers' premiums). Held at the Wyndham Gettysburg hotel within the newly constructed Gateway Gettysburg complex outside of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, ... (Read More)

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Dennis Holzman of Albany, New York
by Frank Donegan

In the Tradeby Frank DoneganWhat do you do when you graduate from college with a degree in 20th-century American poetry? Lots of people would tell you to prepare for that proverbial job at McDonald's. On the other hand, you could do what Dennis Holzman did and become an antiques dealer.Holzman's ... (Read More)

(Auction)

Things Go Better with Coke-Like Toys and Dolls
by Mark Sisco

James D. Julia, Inc., Fairfield, Maineby Mark SiscoAt James D. Julia's toy, doll, and advertising auction on June 23 in Fairfield, Maine, the top lot brought just over $40,000, and dozens of items sold above the $5000 mark. What was equally remarkable is that only a few dozen items failed ... (Read More)

(Auction Law and Ethics)

Something Called "Bailment"
by Steve Proffitt

Auction Law and Ethicsby Steve ProffittLast month I mentioned that fellow column writer David Vazdauskas had written me about a consignor who suffered a loss of property consigned to an auction house. David asked what recourse the consignor had. That made me think of a reader's letter I had received ... (Read More)

(Feature)

Something Called Bailment
by Steve Proffitt

Auction Law and Ethicsby Steve ProffittLast month I mentioned that fellow column writer David Vazdauskas had written me about a consignor who suffered a loss of property consigned to an auction house. David asked what recourse the consignor had. That made me think of a reader's letter I had received ... (Read More)

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Light Attendance, Good Sales at Litchfield County Antiques Show
by Ed Pfeiffer

Kent, Connecticutby Ed PfeifferWhat does it take to create a prestigious, top-flight antiques show? Based on the highly respected and upscale Litchfield County Antiques Show, which took place this year on June 23 and 24 in Kent, Connecticut, there seem to be several key ingredients. Start with an eye-pleasing, tastefully ... (Read More)

(Auction)

Southern Calendar Clocks Still Irresistible
by Pete Prunkl

Mebane Antique Auction Gallery, Mebane, North Carolinaby Pete PrunklMoments before the annual antique clock sale, held June 23 at Mebane Antique Auction Gallery, Mebane, North Carolina, auctioneer Jon Lambert waxed nostalgic. "Last year was exceptional," he said, reflecting on the records his gallery established for E. Howard clocks in 2006. ... (Read More)

(Auction)

The Mother of Inventions Auction
by Mark Sisco

Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, Maineby Mark SiscoThe June 28 auction at the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine, was billed as "Transportation & Technology" but might be described as the "Mother of All Inventions Auction." If necessity is the mother, then value and collectability are the ... (Read More)

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Antiques in the Valley
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Oley, Pennsylvaniaby Lita Solis-CohenOley, Pennsylvania, is a kettle-shaped piece of land surrounded by hills in Berks County with dairy farms, covered bridges, and ironmasters' houses on fast-flowing streams. In 1983 Oley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District, the first rural municipality in America ... (Read More)
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