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Kris and Paul Casucci, Walker Homestead, Brookfield, Massachusetts
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade Kris and Paul Casucci entered the antiques business at the beginning of the Great Recession after losing their jobs, so they harbor no nostalgic memories of how much fun the business was for many of us during the second half of the 20th century. “It was the worst ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Letter from London, July 2018
by Ian McKay,

Three-Star Bid Secures Very First Michelin Guide Now recognised around much of the world as an indispensible guide to fine dining and wining, the Guide Michelin was first published in 1900 and was at the time aimed at a very different market. In an extraordinarily ambitious promotion by the famous French ... (Read More)


The 56th Lititz Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Lititz Antiques Show, Lititz, Pennsylvania “It’s my first time here, and I will be back,” said Jan Welshans as she headed to the parking lot. “Next year I will bring the pickup truck. We drove the car, so I could only buy smalls this time.” She said she had made three ... (Read More)


The Revolution Lives On in Searsport
by Mark Sisco

DownEast Auctions, Searsport, Maine “This will be the last sale we conduct in this building,” Mark Bradstreet announced at the beginning of his DownEast Auctions offering on June 30 in Searsport, Maine. DownEast Auctions will be moving into newer and improved facilities, he promised. This day’s sale was the remainder of ... (Read More)

(Book Review)

Classical Principles for Modern Design
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review New York decorator and cheerleader for the Classical style Thomas Jayne calls Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman Jr.’s The Decoration of Houses the most important decorating book ever written. He organized his new book according to the chapters in The Decoration of Houses, beginning with “The Historical Tradition,” ... (Read More)


AAMD Sanctions Two Museums
by M.A.D. staff

Two museums—the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and the La Salle University Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—are facing sanctions imposed by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), following sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s. The sanctions, announced on May 25, follow “the decision made by each institution to use the proceeds from recent ... (Read More)

(Computer Article)

Labels, Computer Column #354
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #354 Labels John P. Reid, It has been seven years (column #267 for April 2011) since we covered software for printing labels. Antiquers might print labels for items in a collection or a dealer’s inventory. Mailing labels are needed for a collectors club newsletter, a dealer’s sale announcement, or a ... (Read More)


Dinner Wear
by Mary Ann Brown

Mary-Ann Wood creates jewelry from broken antique cups, plates, and saucers, crafting “designs cut from these fractured unfortunates” and turning them into unique costume jewelry pieces, mostly necklaces, earrings, lariats, and brooches. Wood has been making jewelry out of dinnerware for almost 20 years at her business, DinnerWear Jewelry, located in ... (Read More)


New Officers at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
by M.A.D. staff

Paula Houst is the new chief financial officer and David Robichaud the new chief operations officer at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Maine. Paula Houst. David Robichaud. Houst’s past experience includes positions in healthcare administration and tourism. A native of Cape Cod, Houst served as senior vice president and general manager for ... (Read More)


Inherited Calder Sculpture Leads to Court Fight
by M.A.D. staff

A gallery in New York City is facing a lawsuit over a purchase and sale that highlights the need for clear and careful estate planning. A standing stabile by Alexander Calder was willed to Phyliss Meaders and Paul Meaders III, brother and sister, in 2001. Each owned half interest in the ... (Read More)
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