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"A Lively Experiment"
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Book Reviewby Lita Solis-Cohen"So many people asked me so many questions about Newport that I decided the last thing I would do for Newport was this book," said Ralph Carpenter, who has been a booster of Newport, Rhode Island, since the 1930's. "I was ninety-two years old when I first ... (Read More)

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The War between the States on the Web
by John P. Reid

Computer Column #227by John P. Reid, [email protected] War material is always good. Sometimes it is hot. J.E.B. Stuart's personal battle flag, hand sewn by his wife, Flora, brought $956,000 (including 19.5% buyer's premium) at its December 2006 Nashville, Tennessee, auction, according to Heritage Auction Galleries (www.ha.com) in Dallas, Texas. The ... (Read More)

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The War between the States on the Web
by John P. Reid

Computer Column #227by John P. Reid, [email protected] War material is always good. Sometimes it is hot. J.E.B. Stuart's personal battle flag, hand sewn by his wife, Flora, brought $956,000 (including 19.5% buyer's premium) at its December 2006 Nashville, Tennessee, auction, according to Heritage Auction Galleries (www.ha.com) in Dallas, Texas. The ... (Read More)

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Not Quite What Was Expected
by Don Johnson

Cowan's, Cincinnati, Ohioby Don JohnsonThis one didn't quite turn out as expected. Cowan's summer Americana sale of fine and decorative arts, held June 23 in Cincinnati, Ohio, was one that probably left staff members shaking their heads in disbelief—for bidding that went astronomically beyond presale estimates as well as for ... (Read More)

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The Grande Dame of Maine Antiques Shows
by Mark Sisco

Ellsworth, Maineby Mark SiscoThe impact of the Ellsworth Antiques Show in Ellsworth, Maine, is extending beyond its Woodlawn Museum host. The show, credited with being the nation's longest continually running summer antiques show, was held this year August 16-18. Some of the physical problems of the site have been literally ... (Read More)

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Falmouth Features Country Antiques and Collectibles
by Ed Pfeiffer

Falmouth, Massachusettsby Ed PfeifferMost antiques shows present a very wide range of styles and designs, from very primitive antiques and collectibles to the most formal ones. The Falmouth Historical Society's outdoor show, held August 25 on Cape Cod in Falmouth, Massachusetts, and staged by Goosefare Promotions of Saco, Maine, focused ... (Read More)

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Bloomsbury Auctions Opens in New York City
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenBloomsbury Auctions, a specialist auction house for books, has opened a salesroom in New York City at 6 West 48th Street. Bloomsbury's first New York sale, the private collection of Pamela and Richard Estes on September 26, totaled $936,000 (includes buyers' premiums). Just 13 of the 291 lots ... (Read More)

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Christie's and Guyette & Schmidt Hook Up
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Christie's and the decoy auction firm Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. have announced a strategic association. According to a press release, it "will be aimed at providing the highest level of service to the existent decoy market while further developing and supporting interest in and awareness of this collecting field."The list ... (Read More)

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Art & Antiques Relaunches
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenA year after it was acquired by CurtCo Media, Art & Antiques, the 29-year-old magazine for collectors, has streamlined its layout, and press releases state that its focus will be on connoisseurship of a vast range of fine and decorative arts. Bill Curtis, CEO of CurtCo Media, claimed ... (Read More)

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Picky Folk Art Buyers Pay Up When It Passes Muster
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenThe Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts, paid $541,000 (includes buyer's premium) for a 4' tall figure of Jack Tar at Christie's on October 3. The figure is probably from the workshop of Samuel Robb (1851-1928) in New York City, circa 1890. Daniel Finamore, PEM's Russell W. ... (Read More)
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