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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)

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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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Dealer Maggi Weston's Collection Ignites New York Photography Auctions
by Dorothy S. Gelatt

Sotheby's, Christie's, Swann, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York City ... (Read More)

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Pop Culture: The Thing That Wouldn't Die
by Karla Klein Albertson

Geppi's Entertainment Museum, Baltimore, Marylandby Karla Klein AlbertsonThere were probably ancient Greeks who thought Euripides wrote tearjerkers for the masses. Medea is definitely a weeper. And there were certainly Romans who would never dream of mingling with the riffraff at the Coliseum. For most ordinary mortals, however, pop culture is ... (Read More)

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Round Lake Is a Shot in the Arm
by Betty Flood

Round Lake, New Yorkby Betty Flood, assisted by Jessica McKeeThere were no signs of a soft economy at the 35th annual Round Lake Antiques Festival, held June 23 and 24 to benefit the library of the village of Round Lake, New York. From the reported numbers of people using the ... (Read More)

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"Sketched at Sea"--The Exhibit and the Market
by Jeanne Schinto

by Jeanne SchintoI've been on a mission these last few weeks, trying to find dealers—or even a dealer—who could speak to me about the market for mariners' sketches. These are drawings, primarily of ships and shorelines, executed by sailors and other travelers at sea. They are included in illustrated journals, ... (Read More)

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Traylor's Blue Cat Claws Its Way to $42,550
by Marty Steiner

Slotin Folk Art Auction, Buford, Georgiaby Marty SteinerThe sales of almost every established auction house, especially those that specialize, are like the children of a large family. There is a lot of similarity from one to another, but, as in families, each sale takes on its own unique personality.Slotin Folk ... (Read More)

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American Indian Art Auction
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Sotheby's, New York Cityby Lita Solis-CohenThere were just 160 lots in Sotheby's American Indian art sale on Friday morning, May 18, which brought a small tribe of enthusiastic collectors and dealers to the New York City salesroom to bid on Pueblo pottery from the Leede collection, baskets from the Charlotte ... (Read More)

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Folk Art in the Tramp Art Style: Debunking the Myths
by Clifford Wallach

by Clifford WallachEver since I bought my first piece of tramp art over 20 years ago I realized that I knew as much as the dealers I bought the pieces from. In other words, there was a serious lack of any kind of scholarship about tramp art. It was obscure ... (Read More)
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