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12th Annual Hunt Country Antiques Fair
by Robert Kyle

Leesburg, Virginia12th Annual Hunt Country Antiques Fairby Robert KyleThe Hunt Country Spring Antiques Fair has endured over the years by changing with the economic times and adjusting to meteorological uncertainties. Once a gala outside event with majestic pointed white tents on the grounds of the historic Oatlands Plantation south of ... (Read More)

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Comprehensive Edward Hopper Retrospective
by Rose Safran

Museum of Fine Arts, BostonComprehensive Edward Hopper Retrospective by Rose Safran"He became, in the public's mind, a down-to-earth, stalwart, quintessentially American artist, a realist whose style was associated with truth telling and admirable independence."—Carol Troyen, curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from the exhibition catalog essay "A Stranger Worth Talking ... (Read More)

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The Firearms Column
by Robert Kyle

The Firearms Columnby Robert KyleSometimes it may seem that most of the gun auction action takes place on the right and left coasts. Certainly, many important and historic arms have changed hands for impressive prices in New England and California, but tucked away near Topeka is an outfit where you ... (Read More)

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McKenney Collection Called Fantastic
by Walter C. Newman

Green Valley Auctions, Inc., Mt. Crawford, VirginiaMcKenney Collection Called Fantasticby Walter C. Newman"Fantastic!" That was the word that floated about from the 550-plus bidders who attended Green Valley Auctions' March 23 and 24 sale of the personal collection of Dorothy and Henry McKenney. "Dolly" and "Mac," as everyone knew them, ... (Read More)

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Graham Gallery Celebrates 150 Years in Business
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Graham Gallery Celebrates 150 Years in Businessby Lita Solis-CohenJames Graham & Sons, the Madison Avenue gallery in New York City, is celebrating a century and a half in the art business with a low-key exhibition of the paintings, sculptures, and American silver that the firm had sold over the years ... (Read More)

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York Shows Together Yet Separate
by Karl H. Pass

York, PennsylvaniaYork Shows Together Yet Separateby Karl H. PassShow managers Jim Burk of the Greater York Antiques Show and Sale and Barry Cohen of the York County Classic Antiques Show combined their shows on the York, Pennsylvania, fairgrounds the weekend of May 18 and 19.The single-admission event in Memorial Hall ... (Read More)

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Whole New Territory Achieved for Decoys at Auction
by Karl H. Pass

Guyette & Schmidt, St. Charles, IllinoisWhole New Territory Achieved for Decoys at Auctionby Karl H. PassOn April 26 and 27 the decoy auction firm of Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. conducted its 22nd annual spring auction at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. The total gross of the 671-lot ... (Read More)

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Gee's Bend Quilter Files Lawsuit
by David Hewett

by David Hewett In a complaint filed on June 1 in the Southern District of Alabama, nearly 80-year-old quilter Annie Mae Young asked for compensatory and punitive damages from the people and the organizations that have prospered from her labors. Young, a resident of rural Gees Bend and a descendant of ... (Read More)

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Former Museum Head Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
by David Hewett

by David Hewett On June 4, former Independence Seaport Museum president John S. Carter, 57, pleaded guilty to federal fraud and tax evasion charges in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. Carter admitted that he took well over $1,500,000 of museum funds for personal use between 1997 and 2006, during the 17 ... (Read More)

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The Original 23rd Street Armory Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-Cohen Dealers competed for collectors' dollars in three locations during Antiques Week in Philadelphia in April. The five-day Philadelphia Antiques Show at the 33rd Street Armory attracted the largest crowd, and dealers there did the most business. Barn Star Productions' Original 23rd Street Armory Antiques Show on April 13-15, ... (Read More)
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