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(Issue Story)

Letter from London, June 2019
by Ian McKay,

In the early weeks of April, when this “Letter” was put together, the principal London salerooms had not really got into full swing, and some were far more focussed on what was happening in China, so on this occasion I have taken the opportunity to pick out a few additional ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

Size Matters
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Size Matters We talk often as an industry about what many consider to be the first rule of collecting: buy the best you can afford. Reduced, however, that means collecting two or three great objects per year rather than 25 “just good” objects. In theory, it makes sense, but ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Exhibitions, June 2019
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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Dealer Gary Hendershott Files for Bankruptcy
by Kay Manning

A Florida collectibles dealer charged a year ago with larceny and theft by taking in connection with historical guns and memorabilia belonging to a Georgia collector has filed for personal bankruptcy, claiming liabilities of between $1 million and $10 million and assets of between $0 and $50,000. The Chapter 13 filing ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Sally Clayton Pennington (1931-2019)
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Sally Clayton Pennington, 87, cofounder of Maine Antique Digest, died peacefully on March 21 at Riverside at Chase Point in Damariscotta, Maine, after a period of failing health. She was born on July 5, 1931, in West Columbia, Texas, to Max L. and Mary Lucile Clayton. She grew up in ... (Read More)

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Lost Model Plane
by M.A.D. staff

In December 2018, this model was shipped by UPS. It was tracked to a distribution center in New Jersey, and then it was lost. If anyone has seen this model for sale on the Internet or at an auction house or antiques show, please call (212) 517-2100; a reward will ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Pook Sells Mahantongo Painted Urn for $128,100
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Mahantongo Valley, Pennsylvania, turned and painted urn-shaped sugar bowl or spice cup and cover, dated 1861 and inscribed “Jared Stiely" [sic], illustrated on the cover of Pook and Pook’s May 4 catalog sold on the phone for $128,100 (with buyer’s premium) to Edwin Hild, partner with Patrick Bell of Olde ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

The Bradford Family Potteries in Massachusetts
by Justin W. Thomas

American redware has been a type of utilitarian production sought after by collectors and museums for well over a century. The Pennsylvania German sgraffito wares were some of the earliest styles in demand. Understandably, many of the best examples disappeared from the American marketplace when they were acquired by such ... (Read More)

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Stolen First Nations Art
by M.A.D. staff

The Nanaimo Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a significant piece of First Nations art that was stolen in late March. The art piece, known as a spindle whorl, created and designed by local carver Joel Good, was last seen on Thursday, March ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art
by Lita Solis-Cohen

American Folk Art Museum, New York City Elizabeth V. Warren, guest curator and a trustee of the American Folk Art Museum, has been thinking about New York City urban folk art for more than two decades. “Folk art is not just rural. Folk art was made in the cities too,” she ... (Read More)
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