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Historic New England Awards Prize for Collecting Works on Paper
by M.A.D. staff

Historic New England has awarded its annual Prize for Collecting Works on Paper to Donna L. Halper and Laurence Senelick. These two honored collections showcase the history of broadcasting in New England and theatrical performance in the United States. Donna Halper, a professor at Lesley University and a media historian, has ... (Read More)

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Heartland Antique Shows: Changes to 2019 Schedule
by Don Johnson

As the Heartland Antique Show prepares for its 30th season, promoter Jennifer Sabin has a few changes planned for several events under the Heartland umbrella. The summer edition of Heartland, Sabin’s original show, will continue as usual on June 1 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Richmond, Indiana. Sabin anticipates having ... (Read More)

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Porsal Equities Ltd. Agrees to $10.75 Million Settlement in Tax Case
by M.A.D. staff

On November 13, 2018, New York State Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced a $10.75 million settlement with offshore art purchaser Porsal Equities Ltd. for tax fraud in connection with over $50 million of artwork and other goods purchased in New York. “Wealthy art collectors are not above the law,” Underwood ... (Read More)

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Judgment against Ithaca, New York, Auction Company
by M.A.D. staff

On November 13, 2018, New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced a judgment obtained against Finger Lakes Estate and Auction, Inc., and its owner, Charles Dorsey, for fraudulently inducing consumers into giving up their personal property for auction sales and failing to pay the proceeds. The judgment requires Finger ... (Read More)

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NHADA Announces 2019 Board of Directors
by M.A.D. staff

The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) held its annual meeting on November 15, 2018, at the Common Man restaurant in Concord, New Hampshire. After a buffet luncheon, speaker Cliff Wallach gave a presentation about Jasper52, a marketing platform for weekly antiques auctions. The newly elected officers for the 2019 NHADA ... (Read More)

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North American Native American Groups Seeking Repatriation of Artifacts
by Lita Solis-Cohen

On October 8, 2018, Eldred D. Lesansee, the public relations spokesman for the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA), contacted Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, New Jersey, asking the auction house to withdraw American Indian lots from its October 19 auction of tribal art from the collection of ... (Read More)

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Americana Week in New York City 2019
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The auction viewings for Americana Week in New York City begin on Friday, January 11. Not every sale is Americana. English furniture, English and Continental pottery and porcelain, and plenty of Chinese export porcelain from well-known collections will cross the block along with American furniture, silver, folk art, and Outsider ... (Read More)

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NHADA and Jasper52 Join Forces
by M.A.D. staff

The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association and Jasper52, an online auction site, are joining forces for an exclusive online auction of items consigned only by NHADA members. The sale will be held on January 22 and hosted on Jasper52’s website. Clifford Wallach of Jasper52 said, “We’ll have from fine art to ... (Read More)

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Philadelphia Show Lists 70 Dealers for April 26-28 Show
by M.A.D. staff

The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show has released its dealer list for the 2019 show, which will take place April 26-28, with a preview party on April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. New to the show is John Driscoll of Driscoll Babcock Gallery, the oldest art gallery in New York City, ... (Read More)

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Advancements in Computing
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #360 Maine Antique Digest was started by Sam Pennington (1929-2008) and his wife, Sally, in 1973. In 1988 he published an editorial saying that businesses were using personal computers and asking for suggestions for articles about how antiquers could do so. Having computer and freelance writing experience, I typed ... (Read More)
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