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Native American Jewelry Collection at Whitley’s Auctioneers
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology Photos courtesy Whitley’s Auctioneers Whitley’s Auctioneers, Dania Beach, Florida, held an auction of a single-owner collection of Native American jewelry on August 7. The sale included over 300 lots of jewelry “from traditional designs to intricate inlaid, overlaid and carved masterpieces,” according to presale information. I spoke with and ... (Read More)

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Kochan Launches Mars & Neptune Trust
by Lita Solis-Cohen

After 21 years as a full-time antiques and fine arts dealer, James L. Kochan has decided he wants to spend his days researching the military in the Western Hemisphere before 1850. “I am returning to the nonprofit sector as president and CEO of The Mars & Neptune Trust, a 501(c)(3) ... (Read More)

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New Show in Ottawa
by M.A.D. staff

The Canadian Antique Dealers Association (CADA) has announced a new antiques fair and sale, the 2019 National Capital Antiques Art and Design Fair (NCAADF), to be held November 8-10 at Tudor Hall, 3750 North Bowesville Road, Ottawa, Ontario. The fair will open with a Friday wine and hors d’oeuvres reception (6:30-9 ... (Read More)

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The Curtain Falls on the Williamsburg Holiday Antiques Show
by Walter C. Newman

After 37 years, there will be no antiques show in Williamsburg, Virginia, this Thanksgiving weekend. With a lump in her throat and a tear in her eye, Bettianne Sweeney has announced that her Williamsburg Holiday Antiques Show is no more. Referring to the event as “her” show is not a misstatement. ... (Read More)

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Newly Completed Expo Center at the Nashville Fairgrounds Will House Two of the February Events
by Karla Klein Albertson

Once again, changes are coming to show week in Nashville. In February 2020, the Nashville Show, managed by the Jenkins family, and the recently renamed Fiddlers at the Fairgrounds, owned by Doug Supinger, will set up their dealers in adjacent halls within the new Expo Center opening shortly at the ... (Read More)

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Transferware Research Grants Announced
by M.A.D. staff

The Transferware Collectors Club (TCC), a U.S.-based international nonprofit organization dedicated to the study of British transfer-printed ceramics, has announced the recipients of the 2019 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grants for the study of British transferware. Grants totaling more than $13,000 will be distributed to recipients from ... (Read More)

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Charles and Olenka Santore: An Appreciation
by M.A.D. staff

After a brief illness, Charles “Charlie” Santore died on August 11, exactly four months after the death of his wife and best friend, Olenka. To the world at large, Santore was best known as an award-winning illustrator of children’s books, including classics such as The Wizard of Oz, The Night ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, October 2019
by Ian McKay,

Quite a few pictures appear in this month’s “Letter,” with one piece featuring a note on a famous portrait painter’s dislike for “Curs’d faces.” Overdressed ladies in a Turkish bath and a work by the “Little Spaniard” are also to be found. And are they really “pulling the goose” in ... (Read More)

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The Complete Story of the Thomas Drowne Chanticleer at the MFA
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A story in the September issue of M.A.D. (see p. 133) congratulated the Museum of Old Newbury in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on the acquisition of the Shem Drowne weathercock that had been atop the Third Parish Church of Newburyport from 1725 until 1801 and then was moved to the new meeting ... (Read More)

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Potter & Potter: Magic and So Much More
by Karla Klein Albertson

Head of the House Photos courtesy Potter & Potter Auctions Gabe Fajuri began Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago in 2007 to disperse the magical memorabilia collection of Jay Marshall (1919-2005). Since then, the firm has branched out into a broad range of collectibles, producing sales that have continued to be magical ... (Read More)
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