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Lancaster County Auction House Has Not Been Sold
by Karl Pass

by Karl PassThe rumor circulating that Conestoga Auction Company in Manheim, Pennsylvania, has been sold is not true."I have heard it all, and it is one hundred percent rumor," stated Jeffrey DeHart, president of Conestoga. "We have no plans to sell and are working harder than ever. There have been ... (Read More)


Legislation to Restore Benefits of Fractional Gifts Introduced
by Daniel Grant

by Daniel GrantNew Mexico Democratic Representative Thomas Udall, claiming that the limitations to fractional donations of high-end artwork to museums in the 2006 Pension Protection Act has "suffocated a time-honored method of giving that has made many of our national treasures available to the public," introduced legislation in Congress on ... (Read More)


Marburger Farm Show Sold

The Marburger Farm Antique Show, a 400-vendor event, has been sold by show founder John Sauls to the Marsh family of Tyler, Dallas, and other Texas cities. At a packed "town hall" meeting with the show's vendors, Sauls introduced his longtime friend Margaret Marsh Mebus and the members of her ... (Read More)


Margot Johnson Moves Gallery

Margot Johnson, a dealer in 19th-century American antiques and specializing in the Aesthetic Movement work of Herter Brothers, New York designers, has moved to 135 East 65th Street, third floor, New York City. (There is an elevator.) Hours are by appointment; call (212) 794-2225. ... (Read More)


Canadian Dealer Murdered
by Jean Murray

by Jean MurrayOwner Robert Ness of Obsession Antiques, Notre Dame Street, Montreal, Quebec, was murdered in his apartment above his antiques shop sometime Tuesday, October 16.Ness was a well-respected and popular antiques dealer for close to 40 years along the strip of antiques shops on Notre Dame Street. He was ... (Read More)


Foster Reaps a Cropsey for $143,000
by Mark Sisco

Robert L. Foster, Newcastle, Maineby Mark SiscoLabor Day weekend is the climax of Maine's summer tourist season, and it now serves as the finish to Maine's semi-official Antiques Week, with a fistful of auctions and shows centered on the coast. Robert Foster's September 1 and 2 sale in Newcastle shared ... (Read More)


Stephen Parrish Etching Catalog to be Published

After 22 years of research and writing, Rona Schneider of New York has announced the publication of Stephen Parrish/The Etchings: A Catalogue Raisonné. The publication date is November 2007.The 192-page, fully illustrated catalog lists and details all of Parrish's 153 etchings, which were created during the period from 1879 to ... (Read More)


Pineapple Promotions Acquires Two Shows

Pineapple Promotions, Inc. has acquired the Norfolk Scope Antiques Show, Norfolk, Virginia, and the Fleur-de-Lis Antiques Show, Charlottes-ville/Keswick, Virginia, from Ray and Martha Stokes of Lynchburg, Virginia. The Stokeses will continue to operate the 2008 Norfolk Scope and Fleur-de-Lis antiques shows with support from Pineapple Promotions. All show contracts and ... (Read More)


Punch Costs $542,400
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenA wooden figure of Punch on a pedestal, attributed to William Demuth & Co., circa 1860, 5'8" tall, sold for $542,400 (including buyer's premium) at a Philip Weiss auction in Oceanside, Long Island, New York, on Sunday, October 21. It was an auction record for any trade figure."I ... (Read More)


Repro for Humanity

On January 18, 2008, a redware-filled apothecary cabinet will be sold at live auction at the preview party for Goodrich and Company's Designer Craftsmen Show of Philadelphia in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Fifty percent of the proceeds are to be donated to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia.Created by potter Greg Shooner ... (Read More)
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