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Sorry We Missed This One

The following is an auction listing we came across on the Internet."Auction Saturday night at 7 p.m. Lots of furniture and mixed items. Three old intertubes [sic], one used tire and three mixed hubcaps headline the auction. There will be one piano player for rent, six squeak toys for dogs, ... (Read More)


Legend Numismatics, Morphy Auctions Launch New Venture

Morphy Auctions, a Geppi's Entertainment Auctions company, and Legend Numismatics have announced the creation of Morphy/Legend Coin Auctions, a new division of Geppi's Entertainment Auctions. The Denver, Pennsylvania-based Morphy Auctions and the Lincroft, New Jersey-based Legend Numismatics will each own 50% of the new company.Scheduled for May, the new company's ... (Read More)


Historic Deerfield Acquires Missing Crewelwork Valance

In January, while searching through Skinner's February 17 Americana catalog, curators from Historic Deerfield spotted a familiar crewelwork linen valance. The embroidery was cataloged as a missing piece from a set of bed hangings, and the curators recognized it as from a set that has been in the Historic Deerfield ... (Read More)


Mark Woolley's Collection of Vintage Radios
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Bonhams, New York Cityby Lita Solis-CohenCollectors of colorful plastic radios have been on the prowl since the 1970's. By the 1980's, common desirable models made of Catalin, a phenolic resin that came in bright colors and marbleizing, were selling for $450 to $750, with rare examples ranging from $800 to ... (Read More)


Maritime Art
by A.J. Peluso

Christie's, New York Cityby A.J. Peluso, Jr.It was interesting and multifaceted. There was something for everyone. There was $2,380,875 for Christie's on January 30.The bad news first. Consider that these didn't sell: an atypical Bradford (but a Bradford nonetheless); a Buttersworth with impeccable provenance of the ship Kennebec; a Roux ... (Read More)


Paint-Decorated Chests and Silver Creamer Highlight Two-Day Sale
by Karl H. Pass

Conestoga Auction Company, Inc., Manheim, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassConestoga Auction Company held its multi-consignor spring Americana auction early this year on February 29 and March 1. The 1157-lot sale started on Friday afternoon with 116 lots of contemporary redware pottery by James Christian Seagreaves (1913-1997) of Breinigsville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. ... (Read More)

(Auction Law and Ethics)

Auction Law and Ethics: Mail Call
by Steve Proffitt

by Steve ProffittLet's take a look in the mailbag and see what we've got.Q: I try to catch your column in M.A.D. as often as I can. I have seen you previously cover the difference between absolute auctions and auctions with reserve, but I'm still unclear on some points and ... (Read More)


In The Trade: Thomas C. Campbell, Hawleyville, Connecticut
by Frank Donegan

In the Tradeby Frank DoneganThomas Campbell has one of the simplest business plans you're likely to run across in the antiques trade. He doesn't have a shop; he doesn't do shows; he doesn't sell at auction; he doesn't have a Web site; he doesn't take consignments; he doesn't rent space ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

A Young Collector's Guide to Auctions -- and Relationships
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collectorby Hollie Davis and Andrew RichmondWe love auctions. We should, because auctions pay our salaries. Andrew is a jack-of-all-trades of sorts at Garth's, and Hollie assists in compiling auction records in an on-line database.What's not to love? Auctions have so much to offer. In an age where ... (Read More)


The 150th Original Semi-Annual York Show
by Karl H. Pass

York, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassFew shows can boast that they have been in existence for over seven decades. Started in 1934 by collector/ dealer Mable Renner, the Original Semi-Annual York Antiques Show and Sale, held this year February 1-3 in Memorial Hall East on the York Fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania, ... (Read More)
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