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The Red Earthenware Available in the 18th and 19th Centuries in New York City
by Justin W. Thomas

New York City’s 18th- and 19th-century stoneware industry is well documented, with production that was established, and later intertwined by the Crolius and Remmey families, as early as the late 1720s and 1730s in Manhattan. This early stoneware production drew inspiration from the Rhineland area in Germany, where these families ... (Read More)

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Break-in at American Folk Art Museum’s Long Island City Facility but No Loss
by M.A.D. staff

A headline in the September 6 Sunnyside Post, “Thief Steals Property from American Folk Art Museum Storage in LIC after Scaling Roof: NYPD,” sent shivers down the spine of folk art collectors. According to Kate Merlino, director of communications and marketing at the American Folk Art Museum, the headline and ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, October 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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What Is a “Show”? Editorial, September 2018
by Clayton Pennington

What is an “antiques show?” We’re sure that most M.A.D. readers could provide a definition with little problem.  We recently got a letter from a dealer who had seen an ad for a “Summer Antique Show.” It was “one weekend only” and promised 40 dealers. Better yet, it offered free admission. ... (Read More)


The Winter Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

“The Winter Show is its new name,” said Helen Allen, executive director of the 65th annual January fund-raiser at the Park Avenue Armory for the East Side House Settlement in the South Bronx. On July 30 Allen called to announce the new branding. East Side House applied to the United ... (Read More)


Stolen Pipe Tomahawk, Gifted By Washington to Cornplanter, Recovered and On Display
by M.A.D. staff

An 18th-century Native American pipe tomahawk, purportedly gifted to Seneca leader Cornplanter (d. 1836) by President George Washington in 1792, has been returned to the New York State Museum and is on exhibit through December 30. Photo courtesy New York State Museum. For nearly 70 years the tomahawk was in the hands ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, September 2018
by Ian McKay,

This month’s “Letter” sees me embarking on a pick and mix from a range of summer sales that will keep me busy for at least a couple more issues before the new season sales in the U.K. pick up any real momentum. This month’s selection, however, focuses so heavily on ... (Read More)


Baltimore Shows Bring Summer to a Close in Style
by Walter C. Newman

Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, Baltimore, Maryland The annual Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show was held over Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 2, at the Baltimore Convention Center, downtown at the Inner Harbor. This was the 38th year of the show, which over time has been branded under several ... (Read More)

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Bentley Chappell and Nancy Barshter, Montague, Massachusetts
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade When I first ran across Nancy Barshter and Bentley Chappell, I said to myself, “Wow, these people are really specialized.” Chappell sells British Aesthetic Movement transferware pottery from the 1870s and ’80s, and Barshter sells British pottery made for children: mugs, ABC plates, and Lilliputian tea sets. Bentley Chappell and ... (Read More)

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Antiques Confidential
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Is there anyone more obnoxious than a person whose eyes have just been opened? There are no more ardent evangelists than the newly converted. No one is going to nag you about that lingering smoking habit more than the person who stood next to you and smoked for ... (Read More)
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