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Knotty Pine Changes Course
by Jackie Sideli

Gallery at Knotty Pine Auction Service, West Swanzey, New Hampshireby Jackie Sideli"We decided to close the mall, just like that," said an upbeat Joan Pappas. Knotty Pine Antiques Mall, owned by the Pappas family in West Swanzey, New Hampshire, was one of the original antiques malls in New England. "We ... (Read More)

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Cropsey at the Top, Then All the Rest
by Jeanne Schinto

Skinner, Inc., Boston, Massachusettsby Jeanne SchintoStephen Fletcher called it "a little sweetheart of a painting" as he prepared to sell Autumn on the Hudson by Jasper Francis Cropsey at Skinner in Boston on May 16. The 5" x 10" oil on board, painted in 1858, had been consigned by a ... (Read More)

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American Paintings Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Doyle New York, New York Cityby Lita Solis-CohenDoyle New York offered 95 lots of American paintings on May 20 as the fourth of a four-session sale of European, modern, and contemporary art. The fourth session brought a total of $1,327,625, which was 82% sold by lot and 85% sold by ... (Read More)

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Skinner Posts Its Best Ever Tribal Arts Sale
by Jeanne Schinto

Skinner, Inc., Boston, Massachusettsby Jeanne Schinto Photos courtesy Skinner Inc.Skinner's department of American Indian and ethnographic art posted its best ever results on May 10 when 457 lots, nearly 92% of the total offered, realized $1,740,061 (including buyers' premiums).Some of the success came courtesy of a consignment of Native American ... (Read More)

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American Paintings at Sotheby's
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Sotheby's, New York CityAmerican Paintings at Sotheby'sby Lita Solis-CohenThere seems to be no limit on what billionaires will pay for what they consider the best that money can buy. Sotheby's May 22 sale of American paintings, drawings, and sculpture in New York City totaled $87,006,200 (includes buyers' premiums), the second-highest ... (Read More)

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Dealer Makes Finds for Church
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The hammer will go down on a benefit auction at the United Methodist Church in Camden, Maine, on August 16. Everything for the auction has been donated by congregation members and will preview to the public on Friday, August 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30 ... (Read More)

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Shore Antique Center Opens at New Location
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After 18 years in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, Shore Antique Center has moved to historic Allenhurst, New Jersey, in a new 13,000-square-foot renovated warehouse located at 413 Allen Avenue. Chris Myer, founder and proprietor of Shore Antique Center, and his wife, Rose O'Connor-Myer, purchased the building in November 2007 ... (Read More)

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American Blown Glass Prices
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Glass International's on-line auction 16 closed May 28. The auction featured 33 lots, mostly select examples of American free-blown, pattern-molded, and mold-blown glass.A South Jersey sapphire blue gadrooned vase with white looping and ball, 1840-50, brought $33,000 (includes buyer's premium), possibly the highest price ever paid for an American looped ... (Read More)

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25 or Younger Get Free Admission at VADA Show
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This year if you're 25 years or younger you will get a free pass to the 34th annual Vermont Antiques Dealers' Association show. Last year VADA experienced a resurgence of younger buyers, and the free pass is designed to encourage more young people to attend this year's show. If you ... (Read More)

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Bike Brings $9350
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At Copake Auction's 17th annual antique and classic bicycle auction on April 12, a circa 1887 Victor Model C male hard tire safety bike, manufactured by the Overman Wheel Co., Boston, sold for $9350 (includes buyer's premium) to a collector who took it back to England with him. It was ... (Read More)
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