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Lorello Pleads Guilty
by Jessica Best

by Jessica BestFormer New York State Department of Education employee Daniel D. Lorello, 54, has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $50,000 worth of historic documents and artifacts from the New York State Library and Archives, following an investigation by Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Lorello's ... (Read More)

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The Young Collector: Notes from the Complaint Department
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

by Hollie Davis and Andrew RichmondMaybe it's just the heat, but we've been grumpy lately. Being hot brings out the worst in us, and we've often said that if we retire to Florida, we'd probably be retiring our marriage too. Anyway, there's been lots of grumbling going on at our ... (Read More)

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Record $9.07 Million Auction: Grand Slam for Baseball Collectibles
by Ed Pfeiffer

Robert Edward Auctions, Watchung, New Jerseyby Ed PfeifferEach year, the annual absentee sale held by Robert Edward Auctions (REA), Watchung, New Jersey, serves as a closely watched benchmark for collectors, dealers, and others interested in fine baseball collectibles. From mid-April to May 3, the 2008 session took bids by telephone ... (Read More)

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Court Actions Involving Salander and His Gallery Continue
by David Hewett

by David HewettIt's been several months since we reported on the troubled New York City art firm Salander-O'Reilly Galleries and its owner, Lawrence "Larry" Salander. The firm was one of the top art galleries in the world but was forced to declare bankruptcy to halt the myriad creditors storming the ... (Read More)

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The Firearms Column
by Robert Kyle

by Robert KyleWhat's more important in determining a fair market price for a gun: a price guide, the presale estimate, or simply what bidders are willing to pay at an auction? To what extent does Internet bidding influence the price? Still another factor is the foreign buyer. They're collecting classic ... (Read More)

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Americana Continues to Show Strength
by Walter C. Newman

Green Valley Auctions, Inc., Mt. Crawford, Virginiaby Walter C. NewmanFour-dollars-a-gallon gasoline has had an impact on attendance at many auctions, but one sure-fire way to entice people to hop into their cars and pack the house is to offer something very special. Perhaps an example of Edgefield, South Carolina, pottery ... (Read More)

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Tharpe Civil War Collection Sold by Heritage
by Karl H. Pass

Heritage Auction Galleries, Gettysburg, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassOn June 29, one week prior to the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, Texas, held its Civil War auction in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Donald Tharpe collection of American military history, with its own catalog, comprised the ... (Read More)

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Pricey Print Found in Garage
by Karl H. Pass

by Karl H. PassA recently discovered print by famed Norwegian painter and lithographer Edvard Munch (1863-1944) sold at a Sotheby's prints auction in New York City on May 2 for an astonishing $892,200 (including buyer's premium). It had a presale estimate of $200,000/300,000. The buyer was an undisclosed individual in ... (Read More)

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Skinner Announces Relocation of Its Suburban Headquarters
by Jeanne Schinto

by Jeanne SchintoSkinner Inc. announced that it has purchased a building in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The new facility will be the auction house's suburban headquarters, replacing its longtime base of operations in Bolton, Massachusetts, as well as its leased warehouse in nearby Hudson.At 69,000 square feet, the new space is roughly ... (Read More)

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The Anastatic Copy of the Declaration of Independence
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenThe owner of a 19th-century facsimile of the engrossed Declaration of Independence with the 56 signatures of the delegates believes it is far more valuable than John Dunlap's first broadside of the Declaration printed on July 4, 1776, with the printed names of John Hancock, president of the ... (Read More)
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