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(Young Collectors)

The Young Collector: 2008, "The Year to Think Outside the Blanket Box"
by Andrew Richmond and Hollie Davis

by Andrew Richmond and Hollie DavisBy the time you read this, we'll be about three weeks into the new year. Three weeks. About the amount of time it takes the average person to break new year's resolutions. Honestly, did you really think you were going to eat less chocolate, lose ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Museum of the City of New York to Dispose of "Rockefeller Rooms"
by David Hewett

by David HewettWhen collectors and dealers gather in New York City every January for the round of Americana auctions and shows, there's usually a swirl of stories circulating among the throngs about who's buying what, what's hot and what's not, and, occasionally, what's happening in academic and museum circles.Two of ... (Read More)


Christie's January Americana Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenPhotos courtesy Christie'sThe Stephenson family mahogany tea table with scalloped top, made in Philadelphia circa 1770, has been widely exhibited. It has been at the Diplomatic Reception Room of the U.S. Department of State, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and in the exhibition American Rococo, 1750-1775: Elegance in ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Author R.L. Wilson Acquitted in Kentucky Firearms Museum Case
by Robert Kyle

by Robert KyleA criminal court case that lingered two years after the Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Attorney's office handed up indictments ended January 22 when a jury acquitted internationally known gun collector and author Robert L. Wilson and two others of conspiring to defraud the owner of the Frazier Historical Arms ... (Read More)


Americana at Sotheby's
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenThree piecrust tea tables made for Philadelphia merchants illustrate that "the rococo reached its apogee of colonial achievement in Philadelphia before the revolution," as the late University of Pennsylvania professor Robert C. Smith used to say.The table owned by John Baynton (pronounced Banton) is a fine example of ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Samuel C. Pennington, Publisher of Maine Antique Digest, 1929-2008

Samuel Charles Pennington III died February 2, 2008, at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, Maine. Pennington was born September 18, 1929, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Agnes Johnston Pennington and Samuel Charles Pennington, Jr. He was educated at Calvert School in Baltimore, Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and Johns Hopkins ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

The Shoe's on the Other Foot Now for Bankrupt Salanders
by David Hewett

by David Hewett Lawrence (Larry) Salander has been in the news for some time now. First it was with his ambitious and much-ballyhooed Renaissance art show, which had been planned for October 2007 at the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, followed by the collapse of those plans and the padlocking of the gallery in ... (Read More)


Fifteenth Anniversary Premier Italian Glass Auction
by Don Johnson

Antique Helper, Indianapolis, Indianaby Don JohnsonIt was a rather bold claim. Going into Antique Helper's September 23, 2007, sale in Indianapolis, Indiana, the company publicized the event as the "most important Italian glass auction yet to be conducted in this decade." If you questioned the hype, you couldn't argue with ... (Read More)


Twentieth-Century Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Christie's, New York Cityby Lita Solis-CohenTraditionally the fall sales in New York City begin slowly, selling property from estates that need to be settled or from collectors who are anxious to move on. It's the time for priming the pump for the flow of paintings, decorative arts, and jewelry that ... (Read More)

(Computer Article)

Open Source Software
by John P. Reid

Computer Column #229by John P. Reid, [email protected] In the past we have mentioned free or inexpensive software called "shareware" as a substitute for big-name word processors, spreadsheets, or photo editors. But there is an alternative called "open source" software. Open source software is noncommercial. You can get it free. You ... (Read More)
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