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American Folk Art Museum's Branch Gallery at Lincoln Square Reopens
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The branch gallery of the American Folk Art Museum at Lincoln Square on Manhattan's upper west side has reopened. The gallery has been closed for several months for systems upgrades and renovations. The revitalization has been made possible by museum trustee Joyce Cowin, who donated $1 million, and trustee Frances ... (Read More)

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Painted Shenandoah Valley Chest Leads Farmer Sale
by Walter C. Newman

Ken Farmer Auctions & Appraisals, LLC, Radford, Virginiaby Walter C. NewmanKen Farmer Auctions & Appraisals held its fall estate and collectors auction on October 6 and 7, 2007, at its facility in Radford, Virginia. The sale consisted of more than 650 lots from an unusually wide range of antiques and ... (Read More)

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The Barnes Foundation Goes Back to Court
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The proposed move of the Barnes Foundation is back in Montgomery County Orphan's Court, where in 2004 Judge Stanley R. Ott granted the petition by its board of trustees to move its world-renowned gallery collection to a location on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Judge Ott is now considering ... (Read More)

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Cincinnati Badge Brings $5.305 Million
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Sotheby's sold the gold and enamel Order of the Society of the Cincinnati badge owned first by George Washington and then by the Marquis de Lafayette for $5.305 million (including buyer's premium). The buyer was Fondation de Chambrun, a private French foundation.According to the Associated Press report, the decoration will ... (Read More)

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Cord Shows Ltd. Adds Two New Shows
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Vivien Cord and Ed McClure of Cord Shows Ltd., Armonk, New York, have added two new events to their 2008 schedule.On Sunday, September 21, the Putnam County Antiques Fair will debut at the Patterson Recreation Center, 65 Front Street, Patterson, New York. It will accommodate 60 booths.On December 6 and ... (Read More)

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Legislation to Regulate Antique Firearms
by Jessica Best

by Jessica BestAntique firearms would be held to the same regulations of firearms, including background checks and licenses for gunsmith and dealers, in New York state under legislation introduced in the assembly by Michael Gianaris. If the legislation becomes law, antiques dealers and collectors would have to acquire a gun ... (Read More)

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Mancuso's Books at the 25th St. Armory Changes Dates
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Mancuso Show Management's annual Books at the 25th St. Armory in New York City is changing dates and will be held January 11 and 12.The show has traditionally been scheduled as one of the final shows of Americana Week in New York City. The 69th Regiment, however, has been called ... (Read More)

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Mickey in Waldoboro
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Fawcett's Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum is displaying original Walt Disney Studios corporate Christmas cards and art this holiday season. These rare cards were only given to people who did business with Walt Disney Studios. On display is original Christmas and World War II Disney insignia artwork drawn by ... (Read More)

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Reorganized Salander-O'Reilly Emerges, Sotheby's Cancels Auction, and Art Owners Complain
by David Hewett

by David HewettIf the Lawrence Salander/Salander-O'Reilly Galleries Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings seemed convoluted last time you looked, read on for the truly bizarre.A quick reiteration of the situation. A core group of creditors entered a Chapter 7 Involuntary Bankruptcy Petition for the gallery on November 1, 2007, in New York ... (Read More)

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Santa Anna's Spurs, Other Texan Artifacts Missing
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The Dallas Historical Society (DHS) is missing 21 items from its permanent collection that were removed from the Hall of State in Fair Park recently. DHS officials are cooperating with a Dallas Police Department investigation. The items include historic photographs, documents, and artifacts relating to the earliest days of the ... (Read More)
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