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Changes at Cordier Auctions
by M.A.D. Staff

Cordier Auctions, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has hired Jane Seibert as its consignment manager. As part of a business transition in 2023, Siebert joined the company in September. She has been handling client inquiries and vetting consignments as well as conducting marketing efforts for Cordier in conjunction with its sister company,  Sunset ... (Read More)


Stoneware Leads at Laughlin Spring Auction
by Walter C. Newman

Laughlin Auctions, Edinburg, Virginia Photos courtesy Laughlin Auctions Laughlin Auctions conducted its online-only annual spring antiques auction March 7-13 from its Edinburg, Virginia, galleries, using the HiBid bidding platform. During the sale, nearly 900 lots crossed the virtual block. Many categories were represented. The sale offered an excellent illustration of the broad ... (Read More)


Tailgate Show Moves to Saturdays
by M.A.D. Staff

The Tailgate antiques show in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, is the brainchild of Connecticut antiques dealer Ian McKelvey and Massachusetts antiques dealers and show promoters Kris and Paul Casucci. In 2016 McKelvey and the Casuccis were looking for a show that would combine resources for picking fresh antique merchandise with a ... (Read More)


Biggest Gate Yet for Hudson Antique Show
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Canfield, Ohio What makes a great antiques show? Ask ten different people, and you’ll get ten different answers, but Steve Sherhag, who manages the Hudson Antique Show, held at the Canfield Fairgrounds event center in Canfield, Ohio, had a surefire response when asked that question. “Who knows,” Sherhag said with a smile. ... (Read More)


Casco Bay Steps into the Breach
by Mark Sisco

Casco Bay Auctions, Freeport, Maine Photos courtesy Casco Bay Auctions The Maine auction scene has changed in the last few years. A York, Maine, auctioneer has stepped away from the business. A Newcastle, Maine, auctioneer has been virtually silent. Several other players have stepped aside, leaving some blank spots in the auctioneering ... (Read More)


Montgomery Prize and Award Reestablished
by M.A.D. Staff

After a lapse of several years, the Decorative Arts Society (DAS) is reestablishing the Charles F. Montgomery Award and Prize for excellence in decorative arts scholarship, honoring the pioneering work of connoisseur, collector, antiques dealer, author, and teacher Charles F. Montgomery (1910-1978). Entries are now open, and the deadline for ... (Read More)

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Vocational Awe
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface One of the challenges of self-employment is that there are very few “lines” in our lives that divide our days into sections. This is especially true since we opened an auction house, but it is true of being self-employed in any way these days. There are for many ... (Read More)


Online American Art Auction
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Bonhams Skinner, Marlborough, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Bonhams Skinner American art from collections across the United States met at Bonhams Skinner’s online auction that ran February 26 to March 6 and brought impressive results. Falling Arrow is by Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953), an Ohio-born artist who trained in Europe before discovering Taos and Santa ... (Read More)


The Outsider Art Fair
by Julie Schlenger Adell

New York City The Outsider Art Fair continues to mature, and its 32nd edition, held February 29 to March 3 in New York City, garnered the respect the fair has worked to achieve along with rave reviews. Critics from national newspapers celebrated the art and the artists, claiming the relevance of the ... (Read More)


A Dragonfly, a Kas, and a Freak Show Sign
by Kay Manning

Carlsen Gallery, Inc., Freehold, New York Photos courtesy Carlsen Gallery, Inc. He waves a turned-wood gavel at employees and guests. He calls out mounting bids, “nine hundred, ten hundred, eleven hundred.” He remembers when he could sell linen-press brasses for more than he’s likely to get for the whole piece today. Russell Carlsen ... (Read More)
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