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Museum Curator and Daughter Charged in Thefts
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On January 15 a federal grand jury handed up a 36-count indictment against Marilyn S. Malatare, 57, and Colette J. Malatare, 29, mother and daughter, both of Yakima, Washington.The indictment alleges that Marilyn Malatare, curator and program manager of the Yakama Nation Museum, and Colette Malatare stole various Indian artifacts ... (Read More)

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Heart of the Valley Antiques Show Changes Dates
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The eighth annual Heart of the Valley Antiques Show in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is changing dates and will now be held April 5 and 6."With Easter falling mid-March, we were outbid by the facility's proprietary group for the second week in March [the show's normal time slot]," said Anne Bedics. "We ... (Read More)

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Great Folk Art Opens the Cyr Year
by Mark Sisco

Cyr Auction Company, Gray, Maineby Mark SiscoIf Cyr Auction Company's Americana auction on January 9 in Gray, Maine, was any indication, then 2008 will be a good year for folk art, folk artists, and maybe even a quilt or two.The first lot up was an album quilt from Falmouth, Maine, ... (Read More)

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In the Trade: Home Farm Antiques, Bolton Landing, New York
by Frank Donegan

by Frank DoneganWhen you go to almost any antiques show at any level there will usually be one or two dealers—they're generally not the stars of the show—who have developed interesting and unusual niches for themselves. If you're in a hurry to score a million-dollar weathervane or a Philadelphia tea ... (Read More)

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Antiques Philadelphia Show Canceled for 2008
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Promoters Barry Cohen and Jim Burk have canceled their joint show, Antiques Philadelphia: Spring Show at East Falls, for 2008. The show, formerly named Antiques at Philadelphia’s Navy Pier, opened in April 2006 after the duo, at the request of their dealers, successfully secured the cruise terminal at the Naval Business ... (Read More)

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Deutscher Werkbund to Bauhaus
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Sotheby's, New York Cityby Lita Solis-CohenThe consignment of a small, scholarly collection of 20th-century German design gave Sotheby's a chance to educate anyone interested in the history of a pioneering collaborative venture that promoted cooperation between design and industry in the first three decades of the 20th century. In the ... (Read More)

(Auction)

The Collection of Marguerite and Arthur Riordan
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Christie's, New York Cityby Lita Solis-Cohen"After fifty years in the business I thought it was time to get out," said Marguerite Riordan after her single-owner sale at Christie's on January 18 in New York City. The auction totaled $2,581,950 (including buyers' premiums), exceeding its $2.5 million presale high estimate total ... (Read More)

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The Young Collector: Upgrades Are Now Available for Your Collection
by Andrew Richmond and Hollie Davis

by Andrew Richmond and Hollie DavisUpgrading, trading up for something better, is the American way. Capitalism couldn't function without it. Upgrading is a stepping stone for big houses, luxury cars, and, heck, even trophy wives or husbands. If you ask us, upgrading is the single best path to satisfaction with ... (Read More)

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Antique Gun Bill in New York Will Be Amended
by Jessica Best

by Jessica BestFollowing concerns from several museums, historical sites, and historical reenactment groups, a bill that would have required all owners of antique firearms to undergo background checks and pay for a gun license will be amended, said Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (D-Queens), bill sponsor.If the legislation becomes law, antiques dealers ... (Read More)

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January Americana Auction at Pook & Pook
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook & Pook, Downingtown, Pennsylvaniaby Lita Solis-Cohen"It didn't seem much like a recession around here today," said Ronald Pook after his successful sale on January 11 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. The seats were filled, and there was standing room for a sale of material that had been off the market for ... (Read More)
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