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Samuel C. Pennington, Publisher of Maine Antique Digest, 1929-2008
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Samuel Charles Pennington III died February 2, 2008, at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, Maine. Pennington was born September 18, 1929, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Agnes Johnston Pennington and Samuel Charles Pennington, Jr. He was educated at Calvert School in Baltimore, Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and Johns ... (Read More)

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The Shoe's on the Other Foot Now for Bankrupt Salanders
by David Hewett

by David Hewett Lawrence (Larry) Salander has been in the news for some time now. First it was with his ambitious and much-ballyhooed Renaissance art show, which had been planned for October 2007 at the Salander-O?Reilly Galleries, followed by the collapse of those plans and the padlocking of the gallery in ... (Read More)

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Fifteenth Anniversary Premier Italian Glass Auction
by Don Johnson

Antique Helper, Indianapolis, Indianaby Don JohnsonIt was a rather bold claim. Going into Antique Helper's September 23, 2007, sale in Indianapolis, Indiana, the company publicized the event as the "most important Italian glass auction yet to be conducted in this decade." If you questioned the hype, you couldn't argue with ... (Read More)

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Twentieth-Century Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Christie's, New York Cityby Lita Solis-CohenTraditionally the fall sales in New York City begin slowly, selling property from estates that need to be settled or from collectors who are anxious to move on. It's the time for priming the pump for the flow of paintings, decorative arts, and jewelry that ... (Read More)

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Walker Takes Top Price at Cobbs Auction
by Mark Sisco

The Cobbs Auctioneers, Peterborough, New Hampshireby Mark SiscoGood artworks were the main attraction at The Cobbs Auctioneers in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on October 8, 2007. There were no record-setters this time around and a few surprising misfires, but William Aiken Walker paintings and others are still selling strong.One of the ... (Read More)

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Open Source Software
by John P. Reid

Computer Column #229by John P. Reid, [email protected] In the past we have mentioned free or inexpensive software called "shareware" as a substitute for big-name word processors, spreadsheets, or photo editors. But there is an alternative called "open source" software. Open source software is noncommercial. You can get it free. You ... (Read More)

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New Record for Spatterware Established
by Karl H. Pass

Conestoga Auction Company, Manheim, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassConestoga Auction Company's 550-lot specialized ceramics sale held November 17, 2007, in Manheim, Pennsylvania, grossed roughly $400,000. There were 217 registered in-house bidders and 695 registered bidders through eBay Live.The ceramics trade was well represented with J.D. Querry, Margaret Johnson Sutor, William Kurau, ... (Read More)

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Fall Americana: Fine and Decorative Arts
by Don Johnson

Cowan's, Cincinnati, Ohioby Don JohnsonThe biggest story coming out of Cowan's auction of fine and decorative arts, held October 12 and 13, 2007, in Cincinnati, Ohio, wasn't what sold. Rather, one unsold lot made the most noise.An original painting of The Spirit of '76, Archibald M. Willard's iconic Revolutionary War ... (Read More)

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Diversity Plays Key Role at Pottery Auction
by Karl H. Pass

Crocker Farm, Inc., York, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassCrocker Farm, Inc. held its eighth specialized pottery auction of antique stoneware and redware on Saturday, November 3, 2007, at the York Expo Center's Old Main Building in York, Pennsylvania. Over 80 consignors made the 437-lot sale possible. The total (including the 15% ... (Read More)

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Extra! Extra! Andrew Jackson Elected President!
by Mark Sisco

Cyr Auction Company, Gray, Maineby Mark SiscoHistory, art, form, and function combined to produce some standout hits in the $5000 to $15,000 range at Cyr Auction Company's October 10, 2007, sale in Gray, Maine. There were no grand slam home runs but lots of midrange scores to be had.The first ... (Read More)
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