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New Discoveries and Old Favorites Sell Strong at Slotin Folk Art Auction
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Slotin Folk Art Auction, Buford, GeorgiaPhotos courtesy Slotin Folk Art Auction Slotin Folk Art Auction continues to have its fingers on the pulse of what constitutes the genre known as Outsider or self-taught art, and the company continues to succeed at bringing the best this collecting field has to offer. Steve ... (Read More)


The Sale of Dodo Hamilton’s Collection
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Freeman’s Alasdair Nichol, chairman of Freeman’s in Philadelphia, has had success with single-owner estate sales over the past few years. It was easy for him to convince the family of Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton (1928-2017) to hold a single-owner sale in Philadelphia, where she was a well-known philanthropist ... (Read More)


Black Unicorns and Historical Blues
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook & Pook, Downingtown, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Pook & Pook One end of a black unicorn-decorated dower chest was pictured on the cover of Pook & Pook’s April 28 auction catalog. Both ends of the chest were in very good condition, and the decoration on the top was partially visible in the ... (Read More)


Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show and Auction
by Danielle Arnet

Guyette & Deeter, Inc./Midwest Decoy Collectors Association, St. Charles, Illinois One bonus of going to diverse collecting events is learning something new. As example, we didn’t have a clue about canoe cups until Rick Sandstrom, president of the Midwest Decoy Collectors Association (MDCA), showed us examples owned by Robert Burger at ... (Read More)


“Smitty” Axtell’s Country Americana
by Fran Kramer

Buzz Hesse/Schillaci and Shultis Auctioneers, Otego, New York Remember when collectors and dealers filled auction house seats—no online buying, banks of computers, or revolving stages and huge screens with videos showing each lot? Well, if you were at an auction in Otego, New York, on April 27 and 28, you would ... (Read More)


Arms, Silver, and Art Up for Grabs at Tremont
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Tremont Auctions, Newton, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Tremont Auctions Knowledgeable collectors of historical arms swarmed Tremont Auctions to preview its April 28 military auction in the Newton, Massachusetts, gallery. They were there for the dispersion of several historical military arms collections, primarily 159 lots from the three-generation collection of Francis Earl Dunn of ... (Read More)

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Heirloom without an Heir
by Heirloom without an Heir

The Young Collector We hate to be the bearers of bad news. No one wants to hear this, but we have all been dancing around the problem for way too long. It is time to simply put it out there, so here goes. We hate to break it to you, but ... (Read More)


John Lockwood Kipling Bas-Relief Found at Estate Auction
by Christine Isabelle Oaklander

I first began visiting Lambertville, New Jersey’s antiques shops, the Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market, and Rago Auctions in the 1990s while a graduate student in the art history department at the University of Delaware. Moving on in 2001 to a post as director of collections and exhibitions at the ... (Read More)


New York from Brooklyn Sells for $162,500
by Jackie Sideli

Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, Connecticut Photos courtesy Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers Gene Shannon and Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers had a successful auction at the gallery in Milford, Connecticut, on April 26. The top lot of the auction, New York from Brooklyn by Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937), a dramatic oil on board ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, May 2018
by Ian McKay,

The big money lots in this month’s selection are to be found among the Impressionist and modern pictures sold in London at the end of February, but an old master “find” that made some 100 times its estimated price and a sunny example of the work of Dame Laura Knight ... (Read More)
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