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A New Twist on the Buyer's Premium
by David Vazdauskas

by David Vazdauskas I guess it all started the day I tried to make a hotel reservation. I needed a place to stay on the night before my aunt's 50th anniversary celebration as a nun. In addition to loving my aunt, of course, I knew they also could really put ... (Read More)

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For Sale: One Crystal Ball (As Is)
by David Vazdauskas

by David Vazdauskas Alex Wiedenhoeft sits quietly in his laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin, peering into a stereomicroscope. Barbara Coulon sips a cappuccino in a Seattle coffee house, locked in conversation with a group of Generation X trendsetters. Roger Schrenk is one with his computer, uploading a staggering array of arm, ... (Read More)

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Why Americana Matters, Now
by David Vazdauskas

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Resolutions and Evolutions 2004
by David Vazdauskas

by David Vazdauskas Most of us like to look forward. Why gaze in that foggy rear view mirror when the best still lies ahead? And what better time than the dawn of a new year to get the chin up, raise the glass, and resolve to walk boldly into the ... (Read More)

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Going...Going...Green!
by David Vazdauskas

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Coin Collecting: Beginning to Add Up?
by David Vazdauskas

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Your Community or Mine?
by David Vazdauskas

by David Vazdauskas Going downtown? A couple generations ago, cities were the place to be—to live, to work, and maybe even to make your fortune. City neighborhoods and Main Streets were the social and commercial heart of America, back in the days when barbershops were chat rooms and Spam lurked ... (Read More)

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No Laughing Matter, but We Can Still Hope
by David Vazdauskas

by David Vazdauskas A couple of weeks ago I woke up to a beautiful midsummer's morning. The birds whistled Puccini arias; the morning sun glistened off the dew-moistened John Deere lawn tractor; and a cool breeze carried a hint of lilac into the house. Or maybe it was my wife's ... (Read More)

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It's Your Thing---Or Is It?
by David Vazdauskas

by David Vazdauskas What's the deal with all these things? Today you just acquired this thing, and tomorrow you hope to sell it—perhaps in your shop or even at a show. You might also place an ad with a picture of this thing, the name of your gallery, and your ... (Read More)

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Will Speculators Ruin the Party?
by David Vazdauskas

by David Vazdauskas Next to a 1635 tulip bulb and a 1999 dot-com stock certificate, Lemuel P. Wilmarth's attractive picture, Girl with Peaches, must look pretty darn good. As reported in the February M.A.D., the oil on canvas soared above Connecticut auctioneer Shannon's $25,000/35,000 estimate to reach a final hammer ... (Read More)
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