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The Sale of the Ebsworth Collection
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Christie’s, New York City Photos courtesy Christie’s Barney A. Ebsworth (1934-2018) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His love of art was cultivated when, as a 22-year old U.S. Army officer in France, he made weekly trips to the Louvre. His self-made fortune came from his luxury travel businesses, including Clipper Cruise ... (Read More)

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The American Art Fair 2018
by Julie Schlenger Adell

New York City The American Art Fair, held November 10-13, 2018, offered three floors of approachable 19th- and 20th-century art, along with complimentary lectures, during its 11th edition. Landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and sculptures filled the three floors of the Bohemian National Hall on New York City’s Upper East Side. On ... (Read More)

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Salon Art & Design
by Julie Schlenger Adell

New York City There were no jewelry exhibitors per se, at the 2018 Salon Art & Design, held November 8-12, and yet jewelry played a role in the overall atmosphere of the seventh edition of the yearly fair. An observer could sense jewelry in the luster of metallic glazes of ceramics and ... (Read More)

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The Delaware Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Wilmington, Delaware The Delaware Antiques Show, held November 9-11, 2018, has a long tradition. It has been on collectors’ calendars since 1964 as the place for tax-fee shopping; there is no sales tax in Delaware! The show had half a dozen venues until it settled into Wilmington’s Chase Center on the ... (Read More)

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Four Days and Six Continents Worth of Auctioning
by Mark Sisco

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, Maine It wasn’t Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ biggest sale ever, but it was the longest. The Thomaston, Maine, company ventured into a four-day format, spanning November 8-11, 2018. The first two days presented collections of ancient and tribal artifacts and then jewelry. The second two days ... (Read More)

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Slotin’s November Auction Brings In $1.2 Million
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Slotin Folk Art Auction, Buford, Georgia Photos courtesy Slotin Folk Art Auction For Steve Slotin, owner of Slotin Folk Art, Buford, Georgia, the numbers told the story. “We had the largest in-house audience ever,” he stated. “As well as an extremely large number of registered online bidders and more than 250,000 views ... (Read More)

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Americana, Fine Antiques, Plus Some Really Pretty Glass
by Walter C. Newman

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Mt. Crawford, Virginia Photos courtesy Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates held its 35th semiannual auction of Americana and fine antiques over a three-day period, November 8-10, 2018, at the firm’s galleries in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. Unlike sales in previous years, this sale ... (Read More)

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The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential and Political Americana, Part IV
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas Photos courtesy Heritage Auctions Heritage Auctions’ fourth installment of selling the David and Janice Frent collection of presidential and political Americana took place November 10 and 11, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. Close to 1140 items were presented. Approximately 400 lots were up for grabs during session one held ... (Read More)

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North Carolina’s Oldest Continuous Show: Rowan Museum Antiques Show
by Pete Prunkl

Salisbury, North Carolina At its preview on November 8, 2018, the Rowan Museum Antiques Show became eligible for Social Security. Since 1953 this annual show has brought in locals and out-of-towners whose sponsorships, admission fees, and luncheon tabs have enabled the Rowan Museum to keep the air conditioning and lights on. ... (Read More)

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Spirited Buying for Fine Jewelry at Freeman’s
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology Freeman’s sale of fine jewelry on November 6, 2018, in Philadelphia was a lively affair. Highlights in the sale of diamonds, gemstones, and a single-owner 12-piece collection of Seamen Schepps jewelry were the subject of competitive bidding by “assorted buyers” and “notably went to some private clients,” ... (Read More)
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