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Sloans & Kenyon: Furniture, Photographs, Jewelry, and Asian Arts Strong
by Robert Kyle

>by Robert KyleDealers and collectors of fine art, furniture, photography, Asian artifacts, Japanese swords, and diamonds quenched their desires at Sloans & Kenyon, June 22-24, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Amid the nearly 1700 lots there were rarities that commanded attention. Nearly $1.4 million was spent by 368 registered bidders.The Friday ... (Read More)


Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia Teakettle from the Shop of Benjamin Harbeson Sold for $9200
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-Cohen A copper teakettle, stamped on the top of the handle "Harbeson" in a serrated arc above a crown mark, sold at a Wiederseim Associates auction in Chester County, Pennsylvania, on June 23 for $9200 (includes buyer's premium). Cataloged as English and estimated at $600/800, the three-quart, 11" ... (Read More)


Dallas, Texas: Ralph Willard's Tower Antique Show at Fair Park
by David Anderson

by David AndersonRalph Willard's Tower Antique Show at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, June 1-3, had a nice mix of local and out-of-state vendors. Many of these vendors are longtime veterans of the same display space in this spacious air-conditioned exhibition hall in the Food and Fiber Pavilion and, along ... (Read More)


Withington's Last Big Sale at the Hillsborough Center House
by David Hewett

Richard W. Withington, Hillsborough, New Hampshireby David HewettThere was standing room only around the big white tent pitched in Richard W. Withington's backyard on Thursday morning, July 26. The nearly 90-year-old auctioneer, who counts a #1 New Hampshire auctioneer's license among the trophies won in a career spanning nearly 70 ... (Read More)

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The Young Collector: Who Is the Young Collector?
by Andrew Richmond and Hollie Davis

by Andrew Richmond and Hollie DavisWith the plaintive cry of "Where are all the young collectors?" going up all over the marketplace these days, we thought it might be timely to answer the more appropriate first question: who is the young collector?Who is this nameless, faceless entity so important and ... (Read More)


Swann Galleries’ First Lot to Break $1 Million

The top lot at Swann Galleries’ auction of 19th- and 20th-century photographs on Monday, October 15 in New York City was a partial set of Edward S. Curtis’s magnum opus, The North American Indian, with 16 complete portfolios containing his large-format photogravures and 16 fully illustrated text volumes in Morocco ... (Read More)


Noel Barrett's June Sale: "Primo Stuff Brought Primo Prices"
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Noel Barrett Antiques & Auctions, New Hope, Pennsylvaniaby Lita Solis-CohenWhere to sell a lifetime collection is a big decision. Collectors of architectural toys, old bicycles, trains, mechanical banks, penny toys, and other related material chose Noel Barrett's June 16 and 17 Father's Day weekend auction at the Eagle Fire Hall ... (Read More)


Summer Art Auction Yields Over $4 Million
by Rose Safran

Barridoff Galleries, Portland, Maineby Rose SafranLast year Rob Elowitch of Barridoff Galleries was delighted. He sold over $4 million worth of art—his best auction. This year, he was also delighted. Despite a one-third buy-in rate, unusually high for this house, the August 3 auction on a hot Friday evening in ... (Read More)


Americana Sells in California
by Alice Kaufman

Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, Californiaby Alice KaufmanReflecting on the June 25 San Francisco sale of American furniture and decorative accessories, Bonhams & Butterfields' Americana specialist Brooke Sivo said that, in general, Americana "is not an easy market today."The market for country, for instance, Sivo said, was "very soft," then ... (Read More)


Bedford Pickers Market: Not in the Minor Leagues Any More
by Fran Kramer

Bedford, New Hampshireby Fran Kramer"Frank Gaglio hit a home run," said dealer Edward Miller of Pioneer Folk Antiques, Ellsworth, Maine, an exhibitor at the tenth annual Bedford Pickers Market, held August 6 in Bedford, New Hampshire. It was a Monday opening, not a Friday "game," and Gaglio and his 100-plus ... (Read More)
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