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Accused Murderer Sentenced in Fake Art Case
by M.A.D. Staff

Brian R. Walshe, 49, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was sentenced on February 20 to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Walshe was also ordered to pay restitution of $475,000. In April 2021 Walshe pleaded guilty to one count each of wire fraud, interstate transportation for a scheme ... (Read More)

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Arrest Warrants Filed for Pair
by M.A.D. Staff

On December 10 the York County (Maine) Sheriff’s Office responded to an antiques business in Arundel, Maine, for the report of a theft. The business reported that over $9000 of jewelry had been stolen. During the course of the investigation, persons of interest were identified as Pardelian Muntean (a 21-year-old male) ... (Read More)

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Acquires Philadelphia Tea Table
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has acquired one of the finest scalloped-top Colonial tea tables, the gift of Barbara L. and Theodore B. Alfond. Made in Philadelphia around 1775, it was sold at Christie’s January 19, 2001, consigned by a descendant of Gouverneur Cadwalader, whose mother, Christine Biddle, had ... (Read More)

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The Mystery Novels of George Sims
by Amy Gale

It’s the first 60 characters that count. That’s what the LiveAuctioneers guy said. Search engines give weight to the first 60 characters, so listings should be front loaded with the most important keywords. Well, OK. I’ll have to go back and do some rearranging. Better search engine optimization (SEO) might ... (Read More)

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Garth’s Dissolution Underway
by M.A.D. Staff

On January 4 Garth’s Auctions, Inc., filed for judicial dissolution in the Court of Common Pleas in Franklin County, Ohio. According to the complaint, “Garth’s is insolvent, the property and assets of said company are insufficient to pay all of its debts and it cannot meet its obligations as they ... (Read More)

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Back to the Beginning
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface Twenty years ago in February, we were going to Nashville to plug an auction house. To be honest, we had no idea what we were doing in any strategic sense. Literally, someone just said, “You should go to the shows in Nashville. Here’s a credit card!” The goal ... (Read More)

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New Director of Bayou Bend
by M.A.D. Staff

Dr. Daniel Kurt Ackermann has been named director of the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the house museum for American decorative arts of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). Dr. Ackermann comes to Bayou Bend after a career of 16 years at Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Museum ... (Read More)

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New Ownership of Fiddlers Antiques Show
by Don Johnson

The Fiddlers Antiques Show in Nashville, Tennessee, has been sold to Mark and Jill Mattingly of Chrisman, Illinois. The long-running event, which takes its name from the Fiddlers Inn motel where dealers sold from their rooms, had most recently been owned by Bill and Kay Puchstein since 2020. The change ... (Read More)

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Celebrating the Beauty of Life at Home
by M.A.D. Staff

A Book Review This book isn’t about antiques, though there are lots of antiques on almost every page, and it’s not about old houses, though most of the houses are old, and if they’re not old, they feel old in that lovely, comfortable way an old house feels. The owners of ... (Read More)
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