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The Chester County Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

West Chester, Pennsylvaniaby Lita Solis-CohenWe are a nation of shoppers. That is why it seemed like a good idea for the Chester County Historical Society to set up its annual antiques show at QVC Studio Park in West Chester, Pennsylvania. That venue attracts busloads of passionate shoppers who leave with ... (Read More)

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Computer Column: Archives and Backup
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] this column for the February 2008 issue, archiving data and photos of an antiques collection on CDs and DVDs was discussed (, click on "Computer Article"). The MAM-A Gold archival quality disks ( were suggested. Now other products are appearing. Memorex ( states that its ... (Read More)


A Silver Spoon and a Golden Yacht
by Mark Sisco

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, Maineby Mark SiscoAlthough a James and John Bard portrait of a paddle steamer led the February 9 and 10 midwinter auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Maine, it was a ship model and a silver spoon that generated the best buzz.The leading lot ... (Read More)


Low-Key Sale Produces Unexpected $5.29 Million Gross
by David Hewett

Northeast Auctions, Manchester, New Hampshireby David HewettThose who showed up for Friday's 2 p.m. session of Northeast Auctions' February 22-24 sale in Manchester, New Hampshire, were chased into the city by yet another New England snowstorm. Dealers flying in from Philadelphia reported up to three-hour delays in reaching the Granite ... (Read More)


Back on the Ski Slopes of Auction Records
by Richard de Thuin

Swann Galleries, New York Cityby Richard de ThuinTwo important ski posters set auction records at a sale of vintage posters on January 31 at Swann Galleries in New York City. "III Olympic Winter Games/ Lake Placid, USA" from 1932, designed by Witold Gordon, realized $9600 (includes buyer's premium), making it ... (Read More)


Grogan Celebrates 20th Anniversary with $2.5 Million Sale
by Jeanne Schinto

Grogan & Company, Dedham, Massachusettsby Jeanne Schinto"She adored nuanced conversation, was precise with her language, and delivered con brio editorial monologues reminiscent of those of the legendary Diana Vreeland for whom she worked as photo editor at Harper's Bazaar."The words are those of Angus Wilkie, author, decorative arts specialist, and ... (Read More)

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Editorial: Staining the Trade

EditorialHow does an investment return of 22% in 30 days sound? Pretty good, eh? What investment vehicle can churn out that kind of return? Antiques and decorative arts, of course.Don't know anything about antiques or art? Don't worry. Patricia Jacoby of Raleigh, North Carolina, owner of a now-defunct antiques shop ... (Read More)


The Firearms Column
by Robert Kyle

by Robert KyleWhile America awaits the decision from the Supreme Court of the United States about whether Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban violates the Second Amendment, we'll take advantage of the legal cease-fire to have a closer look at this landmark case.By the time the Supreme Court heard District of Columbia ... (Read More)

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Gurley Antiques Gallery Debuts
by Mark Sisco

Yarmouth, Maineby Mark SiscoRachel Gurley was born into an antiques-dealing clan. Her mother, Nan Gurley, has been an antiques maven for decades, and her brother Josh is an auctioneer. Now, with the assistance of the family, Rachel has taken the plunge and opened the Gurley Antiques Gallery in Yarmouth, Maine, ... (Read More)


Wave That Flag

An exhibit of rare historic flags from the collection of Dr. Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn will be the highlight of Flag Festival 2008, set for June 8-15 at Philadelphia's Betsy Ross House.The Betsy Ross House hosted its first Flag Day event on June 14, 1891, and has long been the site ... (Read More)
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