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Hilliard & Co. Offers a Breath of Fresh Air
by Walter C. Newman

Hilliard & Co. Auctioneers LLC, Madison, Virginia Photos courtesy Hilliard & Co. Hilliard & Co. Auctioneers LLC held a catalog sale at its Madison, Virginia, salesrooms on May 12. This is the first sale by the firm to be reported on by M.A.D. The company is relatively new; it was established in ... (Read More)

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Fine Art Leads the Way at Weschler’s
by Walter C. Newman

Weschler’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, LLC, Rockville, Maryland Photos courtesy Weschler’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, LLC Weschler’s most recent cataloged “Capital Collections” auction was held on May 11 at the firm’s Rockville, Maryland, showrooms. The sale offered a broad mix of material from across most categories but with a definite concentration on fine art. ... (Read More)

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Pennsylvania German Chest Decorated by the Black Unicorn Artist sells for $300,000
by Lita Solis-Cohen

It was 12:45 a.m., early in the morning of May 11, when dealer James Kilvington of Dover, Delaware, bought a Berks County, Pennsylvania, Black Unicorn Artist chest for $300,000 (est. $40,000/80,000) at Christie’s sale of the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller. “I did not sit in the salesroom until ... (Read More)

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Americana from the Rockefeller Collection
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Christie’s, New York City Photos courtesy Christie’s “It was the first time I wrote a check dated the day after the date on the catalog and picked up my purchases at 2:30 in the morning,” said South Carolina decoy dealer Dick McIntyre, recounting his experience at the sale of Americana from the ... (Read More)

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The Rockefeller Collection: Art of the Americas
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Christie’s, New York City Photos courtesy Christie’s The collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, some 1550 objects, included a historic and encyclopedic collection of art of the Americas. Christie’s evening sale on May 9 offered 41 lots, and after two hours all lots had been sold.The total of $106,883,500 (including buyers’ premiums) ... (Read More)

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TEFAF New York Spring
by Julie Schlenger Adell

New York City TEFAF New York is here to stay. The second iteration of the May show (held May 3-8) clearly established itself in the realm of art fairs as a must-see event. It was a heady week for art fairs, with Frieze New York and others happening simultaneously, and the ... (Read More)

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Bob Bockius’s Greater York Show Nears 50th Anniversary
by Karl H. Pass

Greater York Antiques Show, York, Pennsylvania Bob Bockius of Mitchell Displays held the Greater York Antiques Show in Memorial Hall East of the York Expo Center in York, Pennsylvania, on May 4 and 5. The show was expected to host around 55 dealers—there were 26. In spite of the size and ... (Read More)

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Scrimshaw Weekend and Nautical Antiques Show
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

New Bedford, Massachusetts For three decades scholars, historians, collectors, and dealers have converged on the annual Scrimshaw Weekend at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The weekend now includes the Nautical Antiques Show. People go to inspect and acquire maritime objects of historical and aesthetic importance, learn about ... (Read More)

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Online Crime: Computer Column #352
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #352 It has been more than a year (see February 2017, p. 24-E, column #338) since we discussed online crime in its many forms. The fraudsters continue to find ways to cheat us. Getting statistics on online crime is not easy. IC3, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint ... (Read More)

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Monhegan Museum of Art & History Receives $1 Million Challenge Grant
by M.A.D. staff

The Monhegan Museum of Art & History on Monhegan Island, Maine, has received a $1 million challenge grant from the Wyeth Foundation. The museum has up to three years to match this gift, the largest in the museum’s history. This grant will assist the museum in its campaign to raise ... (Read More)
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