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Gurleys to Continue Marlborough Show
by M.A.D. staff

Joshua and Rachel Gurley will be producing the Thanksgiving Sunday Antique Show at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts, on November 25. “A longstanding Gurley tradition, the Thanksgiving Sunday Show is always a great event for both dealers and collectors,” the Gurleys said in press release. The show will ... (Read More)

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Collecting Facts
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Jim Gergat has been collecting for decades. His passion is American woodworkers. He does not collect furniture or carvings; he collects facts about the lives of 1500 woodworkers active in Philadelphia before 1800. One of the intriguing mysteries about Philadelphia furniture carvers that has bugged Gergat for years is the life ... (Read More)

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Waldoboro Sets Sail during Columbus Day Weekend
by Mark Sisco

Waldoboro Antique Sale, Waldoboro, Maine Waldoboro, Maine, may not be the state’s antiques mecca just yet. Ellsworth, Searsport, Wiscasset, Kennebunk, and others are all contenders for the title once held by Hallowell. But Waldoboro is, of course, the home of the venerable Maine Antique Digest, and it’s also the site of ... (Read More)

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Rhinebeck’s Roots Run Deep
by Fran Kramer

Antiques at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, New York As an antiques writer and collector who a long time ago was transplanted to upstate New York from Ohio, I always relish going to the semiannual antiques shows in Rhinebeck, New York, at the fairgrounds. Why? It is fun, and I always learn something new ... (Read More)

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A Mix of Americana and Fine and Decorative Art
by Don Johnson

Cowan’s Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio Photos courtesy Cowan’s Auctions A rifle. A painting. Two sand bottles. Seen through the most basic lens, the four top lots of the sale held by Cowan’s Auctions on October 5 and 6, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio, had a certain simplicity about them, even though they all sold ... (Read More)

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Elverson Antique Show Changes Dates
by M.A.D. staff

The Elverson Antique Show and Sale has changed its date to the last weekend in October. The semiannual show, held at the Twin Valley High School in Elverson, Pennsylvania, will take place on Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ... (Read More)

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Garth’s Moves to Columbus Municipal Light Plant
by Don Johnson

Garth’s Auctions will move into a new permanent home, the historic Municipal Light Plant, near the heart of Columbus, Ohio, in January. The company’s last sale in The Barn at Stratford was September 14 and 15, when a selection of country Americana served as a fitting good-bye. The auction house ... (Read More)

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African American Fine Art at Swann
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Swann Auction Galleries, New York City Photos courtesy Swann Auction Galleries Swann Galleries’ department of African American fine art registered the second-highest sale in its 11-year history at its October 4 afternoon auction in New York City. Attracting a salesroom audience of 80, filled with bidders and enthusiastic supporters, the sale totaled ... (Read More)

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Wherever You Go
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector When we lived in the schoolhouse, it was maddening to lose something. By the end of our time there, the four of us were packed in like sardines, but there were only two small, atypical closets and there was no basement, so when something vanished, it was infuriating. ... (Read More)

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Bonhams Sold
by M.A.D. staff

On September 4 it was announced that Bonhams had been acquired from private shareholders by Epiris Fund II, advised by Epiris LLP. Financial terms were not disclosed. Epiris LLP is a private equity firm. Founded in 1793, Bonhams holds more than 250 sales a year at its salesrooms, including London, New ... (Read More)
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