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Spring Americana Auction
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook & Pook, Inc., Downingtown, PennsylvaniaSpring Americana Auctionby Lita Solis-CohenEnd-of-the-season Americana sales are tough for auctioneers. When the weather is gorgeous the golf course, the tennis court, and the garden beckon, and only the most passionate dealers and collectors can be found in a salesroom."We are all tired after a ... (Read More)


Special Spring Sales in New Brunswick
by Peter Smit

Tim Isaac Antiques and Auctions/Kevin Bond, New Brunswick, CanadaSpecial Spring Sales in New Brunswickby Peter SmitAll prices in Canadian funds (rounded U.S. funds in parentheses). No buyer's premium chargedSome special sales took place this spring in New Brunswick. On April 9 Tim Isaac Antiques and Auctions sold the contents of ... (Read More)


Motley's Sells DeHardit Estate
by Walter C. Newman

Motley's Auction & Realty Group, Richmond, VirginiaMotley's Sells DeHardit Estateby Walter C. NewmanIn 1989 John E. DeHardit retired to his Gloucester, Virginia, home, Wareloch, following a distinguished law career that had culminated with more than 30 years as judge of Virginia's Ninth Judicial Circuit. Judge DeHardit passed away in July ... (Read More)


Early Map Surprises at Spring Auction
by Rose Safran

Hap Moore Antiques Auctions, York, MaineEarly Map Surprises at Spring Auctionby Rose SafranIt may have been the timing, for an optimistic spirit certainly prevailed at the Friday afternoon preview of Hap Moore's spring auction, where two items sold in the five-figure category and plenty of interest was indicated in the ... (Read More)


The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair
by Danielle Arnet

Chicago, IllinoisThe Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair by Danielle ArnetChicago's Merchandise Mart gave a wonderful party April 27-30, and a great time was had by all. More to the point, the Mart's four-day Artropolis extravaganza ushered in a new era of hosting major antiques shows. And you can put your ... (Read More)

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The Contrarian Path to Happiness
by David Vazdauskas

The Art of MarketingThe Contrarian Path to Happinessby David VazdauskasIt's too bad that contrarians get a bad rap. We're seen as being unjustly negative and dour. We're serial pessimists. We see the glass as half empty. We argue that the glass would be even more empty if it were bigger.I'm ... (Read More)

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Auction Law and Ethics: The Big One!
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Auction Law and EthicsThe Big One!by Steve ProffittIn June, I began answering several questions a reader posed. When I filled my space for that column, I hadn't even gotten to my big point. Here's the letter—my big point follows.I consigned a nice collection to an auctioneer to sell in what ... (Read More)


Early Birds Get the Worms at the King City Show
by John Norris

King City, OntarioEarly Birds Get the Worms at the King City Showby John NorrisAll prices in Canadian funds; rounded U.S. dollars in parentheses "We've been opening the show at one p.m. for twenty-two years now," said Sam Halpern, promoter, with his wife, Sandra, of the King City Show, held April ... (Read More)


Mulliken Tall Clock, Found on West Coast, Sells for $33,350 at Kaminski
by Jeanne Schinto

Mulliken Tall Clock, Found on West Coast, Sells for $33,350 at Kaminski by Jeanne Schinto On Sunday, April 22, the same weekend as the Schmitt auction (p. 16-D), Frank Kaminski of Kaminski Auctions, Beverly, Massachusetts, offered 520 items, including a tall clock made by Joseph Mulliken (1765-1802) of Concord, Massachusetts. ... (Read More)


In the Trade: Charles and Rebekah Clark, Woodbury, Connecticut
by Frank Donegan

In the TradeCharles and Rebekah Clark, Woodbury, Connecticutby Frank DoneganI first met Charles and Rebekah Clark in New York in the mid-1990's. We were all setting up for the American Classicism show at Alexander Gallery on Madison Avenue. Charles and Rebekah were wearing white cotton curator's gloves. I said to ... (Read More)
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