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Editorial: Shine on the Apple
by Clayton Pennington

Editorial, March 2019 Americana Week in New York City has undergone a discernable shift, more noticeable this year than ever before. The sales at the auction houses are no longer strictly Americana; the Winter Show, sans the word “antiques,” has fewer Americana dealers; and the only satellite show still standing—The Art, Design ... (Read More)

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Invaluable and Mearto Partner Up to Offer Online Appraisals
by M.A.D. staff

Invaluable, an online marketplace for fine art, antiques, and collectibles, has entered into a partnership with Mearto, an online appraisal service. Scott Miles of Invaluable said in a press release that “the partnership will provide a convenient, sought-after service for Invaluable customers who are increasingly interested in both buying and ... (Read More)

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Christie’s Raises Buyer’s Premium
by M.A.D. staff

As of February 1, Christie’s has changed its buyer’s premium. The new fees the auction house charges buyers for all categories except wine are 25% up to $300,000, 20% from $300,001 to $4,000,000, and 13.5% at $4,000,001 and above. The previous buyer’s premium fee schedule was 25% up to $250,000, ... (Read More)

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New York Man Arrested on Burglary Charges
by M.A.D. staff

New York State Police arrested Clifford R. Williams, 56, of Selden, New York, for second-degree burglary, a Class C felony. Williams is accused of unlawfully entering a relative’s residence in the town of Eaton through a window and taking several antique items from within the home. Williams was arraigned and remanded ... (Read More)

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Hazelton Named LiveAuctioneers Advisory Board Chairman
by M.A.D. staff

Brook Hazelton has been appointed to LiveAuctioneers’ newly created position of advisory board chairman, heading the soon-to-be-launched auctioneer and dealer panel. Brook Hazelton, newly appointed advisory board chairman at LiveAuctioneers, will head the company’s auctioneer and dealer panel. Photo by Mark Seliger. Hazelton served as Christie’s president for North and South America ... (Read More)

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Granite State Book Fair Changes Hands
by M.A.D. staff

Richard Mori of Richard Mori Books, Franklin, New Hampshire, is the new owner and promoter of the Granite State Book and Ephemera Fair. The fair has been produced by Marvin Getman for the past five years. “The show has traditionally had fifty or sixty dealers. It’s going to take some work and ... (Read More)

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Ivory Lawsuit Dismissed
by M.A.D. staff

On February 1 U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield dismissed a lawsuit by two antiques dealers’ trade groups challenging a 2014 law making it a felony to trade ivory in New York. In an eight-page opinion, the judge ruled that the Art and Antique Dealers League of America and the National Art ... (Read More)

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Beach to Receive ADA Award of Merit
by M.A.D. staff

In 2019, the finial is being awarded to a keeper of the flame. The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America’s annual Award of Merit, represented by a presentation flame finial award, will be given to journalist and author Laura Beach at a ceremony on April 26 in Philadelphia. Beach specializes in writing about ... (Read More)

(Computer Article)

Bulk E-mail
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #362 This sort of thing happens often. A member of a group sends an informative e-mail to other members of the group in a single message with multiple addressees. Within days, weeks, or months, the addressees begin to receive spam—ads for cigar cutters or mail-order spouses, or fake messages ... (Read More)

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R.O. Schmitt Changes Name
by M.A.D. staff

Auction house R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts LLC, Windham, New Hampshire, which for 40 years has specialized in antique clocks, watches, mechanical music, and scientific instruments, is changing its name. On February 19 the firm will become Schmitt Horan & Co. As part of the change, there will also be a new ... (Read More)
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