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Olde Hope Publishes Catalog
by Lita Solis-Cohen

It has been six years since Patrick Bell and Edwin Hild of Olde Hope in New Hope, Pennsylvania, published a catalog of folk art for sale. In the days before websites, printed catalogs were a mainstay of marketing Americana. Now they are rare. The libraries of collectors used to have piles ... (Read More)

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Yes, There Will Be a New York Antique Ceramics Fair
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Nine dealers will show their wares at the New York Antique Ceramics Fair on the third floor of Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City, Thursday through Saturday, January 17-19, 2019, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, January 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The nine dealers ... (Read More)

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Using Statistics
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #358 Simple statistical analysis can be useful for antiquers. High-level statistical analysis, sometimes known as “analytics,” used by large retail businesses is beyond our needs. Higher level statistics get an occasional bad rap. Nineteenth-century British statesman Benjamin Disraeli said, “There are three types of lies—lies, damn lies, and statistics.” Eighteenth-century ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, November 2018
by Ian McKay,

Quite a mix in this month’s “Letter,” ranging from very costly portraits and sculptures to a very old light bulb. Here you will find Chippendale furniture in company with a hugely expensive car number plate, an old brown bottle that turned out not to be a fake after all, some ... (Read More)

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Rethink That Resale: Proposed American Royalties Too Act of 2018 Seeks to Regulate Downstream Sales
by M.A.D. staff

On September 25 members of Congress introduced the American Royalties Too (ART) Act of 2018 (the ART act). The ART act has bipartisan support and calls for an amendment to the Copyright Act of 1976, which currently governs copyright disputes. The amendment would require purchasers of visual art to pay ... (Read More)

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An Exotic Side Chair Attributed to R.W. Bates & Co. of Chicago
by Roberta A. Mayer

An Exotic Side Chair Attributed to R.W. Bates & Co. of Chicago R.W. Bates & Co. was a high-end manufacturer of custom furniture and interiors in the late 19th century. Based in Chicago, the business had professional and private clients across the United States. Sharon Darling drew attention to this firm ... (Read More)

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Judi and Cy Stellmach, Blue Dog Antiques, Stafford Springs, Connecticut
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade When Judi Stellmach reflects on her career as a longtime antiques dealer, she notes that her path has paralleled what has happened in the antiques trade writ large: “In the 1960s I had a shop; then shows came along, and I did them, and now it’s the Internet.” ... (Read More)

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Simple Goods Show Returns to Berlin, Ohio
by M.A.D. staff

Promoters Christina Hummel and Kris Casucci have announced that the Simple Goods Early Country Antiques & Primitive Goods Show will return to the Heritage Community Center in Berlin, Ohio, this fall. The show had moved last April to Heritage Community Center, a brand new state-of-the-art facility that offers space for ... (Read More)

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Discovery: A Peter Stretch Watch
by Lita Solis-Cohen

In August antiques dealer James Kilvington of Dover, Delaware, drove to Alderfer Auction in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, to preview the cataloged sale of paintings, books, clocks, and American furniture from the estate of architect and interior designer James David “Jay” Hellyer Jr. to be sold on August 23. It was not ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, November 2018
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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