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Revelations about Smuggled Whale's Teeth
by David Hewett

Revelations about Smuggled Whale's Teethby David Hewett In April, antiques dealer Martin Schneider, 60, of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to smuggling "hundreds" of the raw sperm whale's teeth from 1995 through 2005, so many that his sales of the teeth netted him over $500,000. "That's just the tip of the ... (Read More)

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The Reingold Sculpture Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-Cohen Photos courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center Dr. Marvin Reingold and his wife, Eileen, collected American sculpture and art pottery passionately for 40 years. “We were first at every sale at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Doyle’s, and we went to sales in upstate New York in snowstorms. We ... (Read More)

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The Philadelphia Antiques Show Cuts Down to 51 Dealers
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-Cohen Six dealers will not return to the Philadelphia Antiques Show next April when it moves to the Navy Pier at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, April 11-15. The dealers are G.K.S. Bush, New York City and Nantucket; Marcy Burns, New York City; F.J. Carey, III Antiques, Ambler, Pennsylvania; Charles ... (Read More)

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Legislation in New York Aims to Forbid Chandelier Bids
by Jessica Best and Betty Flood

Legislation in New York Aims to Forbid Chandelier Bids by Jessica Best and Betty Flood Sham or chandelier bids from auctioneers would be prohibited, unless the bids are identified with the phrase “for the consignor,” under legislation introduced in both houses of the New York State Legislature. Also known as a ... (Read More)

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Dawson & Nye Expands into New England
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Andrew K. Holter, director of business development at Dawson & Nye Auctioneers/Appraisers in Morris Plains, New Jersey, a former Sotheby’s officer, and specialist in furniture, decoys, and fine art, always nurtured a dream to live in New England. With more property being consigned from the north and with two young ... (Read More)

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The Potomack Company Sells Local Collection for $501,650
by Richard Frederick Lack (born 1928) sold for $9400.

The Potomack Company, Alexandria, VirginiaThe Potomack Company Sells Local Collection for $501,650by Robert KyleThe Potomack Company, which opened just last fall, made a positive and enduring impression on the Washington, D.C., auction scene on April 28 with a solid half-million-dollar one-day single-owner sale. The property included a collection of nearly ... (Read More)

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Wall Regulators Rule at Spring Clock Sale
by Jeanne Schinto

R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts, Manchester, New HampshireWall Regulators Rule at Spring Clock Saleby Jeanne SchintoAmerican weight-driven wall regulators dominated the bidding at R.O. "Bob" Schmitt's latest auction on April 21 and 22, just as they do at most clock sales these days. The cover lot, a circa 1905 Seth Thomas ... (Read More)

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Marathon Spring Catalog Sale in Manheim
by Karl H. Pass

Conestoga Auction Company, Manheim, PennsylvaniaMarathon Spring Catalog Sale in Manheimby Karl H. PassConestoga Auction Company in Manheim, Pennsylvania, held its two-day spring catalog sale on May 4 and 5. The 1411-lot sale was much larger than the typical multi-consignor catalog sales conducted by Conestoga. The large sale grossed over $750,000 ... (Read More)

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The Collector Within: Joseph Cornell
by Jeanne Schinto

The Collector Within: Joseph Cornellby Jeanne SchintoJoseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination, the first major retrospective of the artist's work in more than 26 years, presents 180 of his finest pieces of "assemblage," the most celebrated of which are his box constructions. The intimate scale of the boxes, none of them ... (Read More)

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Amoskeag Spring Arms Auctions Earn $2.6 Million
by Robert Kyle

Amoskeag Auction Company, Manchester, New HampshireAmoskeag Spring Arms Auctions Earn $2.6 Millionby Robert KyleAhh…Springtime in New England. Daffodils are blooming. Atlantic salmon are swimming back to their parent streams for spawning. And machine guns in Manchester are in their full glory.That was the scene on May 19 when Amoskeag Auction ... (Read More)
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