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(Auction)

Skinner Americana
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Boston, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Skinner Skinner’s Americana sale on March 2 celebrated the historical with objects as documents. Material relating to George Washington, for example, was highly desirable, and buyers bid accordingly. It wasn’t just the portraits and documents for sale; two porcelain objects were also historical. This portrait by Sheldon Peck (1797-1868) ... (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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Cabot Mill Antiques Passes One Million per Annum Sales Milestone
by M.A.D. staff

Cabot Mill Antiques in Brunswick, Maine, surpassed one million dollars in sales per annum on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Customers Mary and Brion Controvillas of Maine bought an oval walnut marble-top Victorian-style side table that put Cabot Mill Antiques over the million-dollar mark. Deborah Stufflebeam, manager of Cabot Mill Antiques, said, ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Letter from London, March 2019
by Ian McKay,

Letter from London There are still a number of fine old masters lining up for a place in next month’s “Letter,” but other than that, this month’s selection pretty much wraps up the old year for me. Sales in the new year tend to get into their stride much later in London ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

Ode to Joy
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Winter, for many people, is binge weather. There’s no yardwork to be done on Saturday, nowhere to go when it is snowy and dark, so it is the perfect time to settle in and watch enough hours of television that Netflix becomes concerned and asks if you are ... (Read More)

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Drexel Plans to Rescue Philadelphia History
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Who says no one is interested in history? Four hundred people gathered on February 27 at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia at a meeting organized by the board of trustees of the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent to learn how Drexel University plans to rescue the failed Atwater ... (Read More)

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Nursing Madonna Sells for $2,470,000
by Lita Solis-Cohen

At Freeman’s in Philadelphia on February 27, 18 phone bidders competed with bidders online and in the salesroom for a late 15th-century Netherlandish Nursing Madonna painting attributed to the Master of the Embroidered Foliage. It sold for $2,470,000 (includes buyer’s premium). Probably painted in Brussels by a group of artists, it ... (Read More)

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Gurley Antique Shows Adds Date for Boxborough Series
by M.A.D. staff

Gurley Antique Shows Adds Date for Boxborough Series Joshua and Rachel Gurley of Gurley Antique Shows will be adding a fall date to their Boxborough, Massachusetts, show series at the Boxboro Regency Hotel. The new date will be September 22. It will be followed by October 27 and January 5 and ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Martell & Suffin Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade Years ago, when Manhattan real estate prices weren’t quite as absurd as they are now, there was a thriving wholesale antiques district on Broadway below 14th Street. These shops were not for the faint of heart. They were for pros. They catered to the decorator market. You didn’t ... (Read More)

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Faker Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
by M.A.D. staff

Harold Gordon, 69, of Templeton, Massachusetts, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Connecticut on January 29 to one count of wire fraud. As first reported in Maine Antique Digest, Gordon was the maker of a fake Civil War secretary that was sold by ... (Read More)
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