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Antiques Show Worth Traffic Jam
by Richard de Thuin

East Hampton, New York by Richard de Thuin Traffic on Southern State Parkway on Saturday, July 14, was a breeze until exit 44 leading to Route 27 into the Hamptons. The fender-to-fender traffic on this one-lane highway strained nerves all the way into Southampton and Water Mill until Bridgehampton came ... (Read More)

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Antiques at Elm Bank Estate: Capricious Storm, Capricious Customers
by Jeanne Schinto

Wellesley, Massachusettsby Jeanne SchintoIt's easy enough to love the venue—gorgeous grounds with gardens tended by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society on which sit two historic buildings in one of New England's most affluent communities. It's easy, too, to love promoter Marvin Getman. "Marv sure gets them into the seats," said Ken ... (Read More)

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Americana on the Block
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenThe first Americana sales since last January at Christie's and Sotheby's on October 3 and 4 are eagerly anticipated, and collectors will find plenty to tempt them. Among the highlights, Christie's offers on October 3 two previously undocumented treasures: a circa 1760 Philadelphia tea table attributed to the ... (Read More)

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The Great American Antiquefest Sold
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Bobi Dallas has sold the Great American Antiquefest to Judy and Steve Allman of Allman Promotions LLC, according to a press release.The next Great American Antiquefest will be held July 18-20, 2008, at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, New York, close to Syracuse. Allman Promotions has begun the organizational work ... (Read More)

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Art Dealer Sentenced to Six and a Half Years, Restitution
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On September 6, U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis sentenced art dealer Thomas Hugh Akins, 52, of Rockville, Maryland, to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for wire fraud arising from an art investment scheme. Akins was ordered to pay restitution of $1.2 million to ... (Read More)

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Sotheby's to Sell Cincinnati Badge Owned by George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette
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Sotheby's has announced that it will sell one of the most important relics from George Washington's life, his specially commissioned gold medal that was presented by Washington's family after his death to the Marquis de Lafayette. The medal, in the form of an eagle, represented the values that Washington, Lafayette, ... (Read More)

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Flights into Fantasy: The Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection of Children's Illustration
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Guernsey's to Auction Jack Naylor Collection
by Samuel Pennington

by Samuel PenningtonWhat do you do when you want to sell a whole building full of rare 800-pound gorillas? You call in Guernsey's auctioneers. And that's what photography collector Thurman F. "Jack" Naylor has done.According to a press release from Guernsey's in New York City, Naylor, a World War II ... (Read More)

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Cape Ann Historical Museum, Gloucester, Mass.: Fitz Henry Lane and Mary Blood Mellen
by Rose Safran

by Rose SafranOn several levels Fitz Henry Lane & Mary Blood Mellen: Old Mysteries and New Discoveries is an important exhibition. It answers and poses questions about a major American artist and the contribution to his art by his most talented pupil.Curated by American art historian and Princeton University professor ... (Read More)

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Kentshire to Open Gallery on Madison Avenue
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenNew York City art galleries are on the move. Some are moving out of the Upper East Side to Chelsea, and others are moving in. Barry Friedman has moved to 515 West 26th Street, and Primavera Gallery may be found at 210 Eleventh Avenue, both in Chelsea. Kentshire ... (Read More)
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