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The Philadelphia Print Shop Has a New Owner
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Philadelphia Print Shop, a fixture on Germantown Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia and at major antiques shows, has been sold. The new owner is David Mackey, a Main Line commercial real estate/land developer, collector, and sometime dealer in maps and prints of Chester County (www.malvernmaps.com). Mackey ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Alexandra Mann-Nelson
by Julie Schlenger Adell

We are all spending much more time now in our houses and apartments because of COVID-19. Because we all might enjoy staring at someone else’s walls for a change, this column gives our readers an idea of what some of their colleagues, fellow collectors, and other readers surround themselves with ... (Read More)

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Lyman Parks Portraits: A Major Private Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Private sales are a big part of the art and antiques business. Discoveries and record prices are reported by auctioneers and sometimes touted by dealers at shows. Museums occasionally send out press releases when they buy something special. But private sales are, well, private. We never know who is selling ... (Read More)

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Sales, Secrecy, and Sanctions
by Clayton Pennington

In late July the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations issued a report, “The Art Industry and U.S. Policies that Undermine Sanctions,” that should have every dealer and auction house preparing to have their sales of over $10,000 be subject to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). While legislation to add ... (Read More)

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Colonial Williamsburg Reopens with Expanded Museum and New Exhibitions
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Colonial Williamsburg has reopened with a newly expanded building that houses both art museums and five new special exhibitions, with more on the way. A new wing in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum adds 65,000 square feet to the museum building, ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, September 2020
by M.A.D. staff

Here are a few notable prices of antiques sold recently at auction, as provided by press releases. All prices include the buyer’s premium when charged. We’re always looking for news of prices realized at auctions, particularly unusual or top lots. Send pictures, complete descriptions, and information to A.P.R., Maine Antique ... (Read More)

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Experience vs. Outcome
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector As this isolated strangeness grinds on, more and more we realize that we do not miss many big things. What we miss are the little things—shaking hands, seeing smiles, giving hugs. You know, the good old days of being able to run errands without masks, sanitizer, wipes, and ... (Read More)

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TEFAF New York 2020 Canceled
by M.A.D. staff

TEFAF New York 2020, originally postponed from this spring to this fall, has been officially canceled. “We have concluded that, despite our efforts, it will not be possible to host TEFAF New York 2020,” a July 17 press release stated. The show was to be held from October 31 to ... (Read More)

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Museum of the American Revolution Reopens
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A masked, socially distanced visit to a museum is a real picker-upper these days when quarantine makes it hard to remember if it is Wednesday or Thursday because every day seems the same. The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is set to reopen to the general public on ... (Read More)

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Route 32 Auctions Buys Showtime Auctions
by Don Johnson

For the second time in less than a year, Kevin and Jill Parker, owners of Route 32 Auctions in Crawfordsville, Indiana, have expanded their business. In June they purchased Showtime Auctions of Ann Arbor, Michigan. They had previously acquired the Boone County Treasure Hunt (which includes the Indy Antique Advertising ... (Read More)
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