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Stories for May '17

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New Features at Rhinebeck Show
by M.A.D. staff

Barn Star Productions’ Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck Show and Sale will take place on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 and 28, in Rhinebeck, New York. Approximately 125 exhibitors will fill three huge buildings with folk and fine art and American and European antiques. A gourmet food truck court will be new ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, May 2017
by M.A.D. staff

Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and website for ... (Read More)

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DC Big Flea & Antiques Market Adds Modernism Show
by M.A.D. staff

The April 29 and 30 DC Big Flea & Antiques Market will have a special attraction—the 34th Washington Modernism Show, produced by Jim Linz of the Art Deco Society and featuring over 50 dealers and several special exhibits. The special exhibits include two modern trailers from the latter half of ... (Read More)

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Wilkes and Liberty No. 45
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Robert Hunter, collector, dealer, and editor of Ceramics in America, has always had an interest in historical ceramics. When he learned that Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury, U.K. was offering a 5" tall creamware mug with a portrait of a bewigged, red-robed, and cross-eyed fellow with words in a banner ... (Read More)

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Changes to California Autograph Law Clear Committee
by M.A.D. staff

It was a law passed with good intentions but little notice and even less foresight. When Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law on September 9, 2016, a bill that amended a state law that tightly regulated the sale of signed memorabilia, it sent shock waves through the industry. The ... (Read More)

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Myrick Scrimshawed Tooth Brings $110,700
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Skinner, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts Bitter cold in Boston was no deterrent to bidders at Skinner on March 4 for the Americana sale in the Boston gallery. Staff members found themselves bringing out extra seating to accommodate everyone in the gallery. Many came to observe and participate in the sale of scrimshaw from ... (Read More)

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Jenkins Adds It All Up at the Fairgrounds
by Karla Klein Albertson

The Nashville Show, Nashville, Tennessee The Nashville Show is the largest of three events that bring together hundreds of dealers and collectors for an extended antiques weekend every February in Tennessee. The old Music Valley and Tailgate designations for Jenkins management events have been united under this umbrella title, and, frankly, ... (Read More)

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Copley's Winter Sale of Sporting Arts Makes $1.4 Million
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Copley Fine Art Auctions, Charleston, South Carolina Photos courtesy Copley Fine Art Auctions Fine art, bronzes, and vintage fishing gear followed by an extensive array of vintage and contemporary decoys composed the Winter Sale 2017 hosted by Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC on February 17 at the American Theater in Charleston, South ... (Read More)

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Heart of Tennessee Antique Show: Second Edition Moves to New Wilson County Expo Center
by Karla Klein Albertson

Lebanon, Tennessee The second edition of the Heart of Tennessee Antique Show, under the enthusiastic management of Katherine Bovard, presented two changes from last year’s debut. Most important was the move to the recently completed, neo-farm-style Wilson County Exposition Center, just off Interstate 40 in Lebanon, Tennessee, on the eastern edge ... (Read More)

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Tobacco Figures Smoking Hot at Thomaston
by Mark Sisco

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, Maine Superlatives were easy to come by at the Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ February 11 and 12 auction in Thomaston, Maine. President and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux called it “the biggest and best of this kind of stuff we’ve had in twenty-five years.” He was referring to ... (Read More)
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