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Ceramics in America: All about Bonnin and Morris
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenCeramics in America 2007 Edited by Robert Hunter The Chipstone Foundation, distributed by Antique Collectors' Club, $65.00www.antique-acc.comThe 2007 Ceramics in America is a hardbound book filled with articles by 14 scholars and brilliant photographs covering almost all that is known about the American China Manufactory in Philadelphia run ... (Read More)


Good Faith Purchaser Protests City Treatment, Dover Records Returned
by David Hewett

by David Hewett"Had anyone had any belief whatsoever that these records were stolen, misappropriated in any way, that good title had not passed, there would have been no qualms, no hesitation whatsoever, in simply returning them. That is not in question. That was never the issue."Those words were spoken by ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

The Young Collector: Antiques and the New Three Rs: Recondition, Reuse, Recycle
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

by Hollie Davis and Andrew RichmondBefore we start, let's lay down a few ground rules for this discussion. First of all, no e-mails about politics, please. This is business, and business needs to float on the waves of politics, not get mired down in it. Second, as business people, it ... (Read More)


Steiff Figures Top Prices at Wintergarden Toy Auction
by Ed Pfeiffer

Wintergarden Auction Services, Monson, Massachusettsby Ed PfeifferIt was antiques in Toyland, or maybe vice versa, at Wintergarden Auction's March 15 sale of children's diverse playthings. There were some 288 lots of toys, dolls, trains, games, bicycles, and other categories. Auctioneer Frank Kapsia said most of them were from four large ... (Read More)


Editorial: Sutton's Law

Some in the art and antiques show business, caught up in a tough economic climate, have taken a cue from medical students and are employing a version of Sutton’s law. (Sutton’s law is the principle of going straight to the most likely diagnosis of a problem. It’s named for bank ... (Read More)


Richard Withington: "He Made Country Auctioneering a Business"
by David Hewett

by David HewettAt 4 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, April 29, Hillsborough Center, New Hampshire, auctioneer Richard Withington died. He passed away at the Birches in Concord, New Hampshire, a community for those with Alzheimer's disease. Withington had been hospitalized after a stroke.It was only circumstance that had landed ... (Read More)


Prior-Hamblen Portrait Charms at Americana Auction
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Freeman's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniaby Lita Solis-CohenFreeman's traditionally had held its spring sale the Saturday after Antiques Week in Philadelphia with its presale viewing during the week when the dealers and collectors come to town for shows and museum exhibitions. This year the preview began before the shows opened and continued during ... (Read More)


Madam Walker to Malcolm X at Annual African-Americana Sale
by Jeanne Schinto

Swann, New York Cityby Jeanne SchintoThe top lot of Swann's 13th annual sale of printed and manuscript African-Americana on February 21 was an assembled unpublished album containing large, original Currier & Ives chromolithographs depicting African-Americans in stereotypical poses and situations. About half of them were printed with a heavy oil-based ... (Read More)


Shenandoah Valley Redware Highlights Crocker Farm Ceramics Show and Auction
by Karl H. Pass

Crocker Farm, York, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassThe Zipps of Crocker Farm, Inc., Ryderwood, Maryland, added something new for their ceramics auction, held March 8 in the Old Main Building at the fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania-a show and sale. Renting tables for $100 apiece, dealers in antique and contemporary pottery could ... (Read More)


Pilgrim-Century Tulip and Sunflower Press Cupboard Generates Excitement
by Don Johnson

Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers, Delaware, Ohioby Don JohnsonA Pilgrim-Century press cupboard that got high billing in a 1931 auction was turning heads again during Garth's January 4 and 5 sale in Delaware, Ohio, where it was the top lot of the weekend at $38,775 (includes buyer's premium). "It's one of ... (Read More)
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