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The Philadelphia Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Philadelphia Show, which filled the purpose-built tent on the East Terrace of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) on the last weekend in April, kicked off with a crowded and festive preview party on Thursday, April 25. The show continued through Sunday, April 28. Since its move to the ... (Read More)

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Give and Take
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface You can set your watch by it. The days begin to lengthen, Daylight Saving Time kicks off, daffodils poke up, buds pop out, and the real March Madness begins—last-minute donation appraisals. A flurry of phone calls starts to come in from people who donated items to museums last year ... (Read More)

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A New Connecticut Show
by M.A.D. Staff

After four decades of hosting the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show, the Haddam Historical Society, in partnership with Goosefare Antiques & Promotions, is launching a new expanded show focused on a younger audience seeking quality and more affordable antiques. The Connecticut River Valley Antiques and Historic Homes Show—scheduled for October 19 and ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, May 2024
by Ian McKay, [email protected]

Definitely Desirable but Not Exactly an Open Book As a book man at heart, I found it hard to resist front, back, and side views of the lot featured. It was offered in a February 21-23 sale held by Dore & Rees of Frome in the county of Somerset—one that dispersed ... (Read More)

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Hirsch Is New Owner of Dallas Auction Gallery
by Marice Richter

Prominent antiques dealer and appraiser Reyne Hirsch is the new owner of the Dallas Auction Gallery and aims to attract a younger generation of buyers to collecting antiques and fine art. Hirsch was already co-owner of the nearby Patrick Jones Gallery, specializing in contemporary and modern art, when she received a ... (Read More)

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Antiques with a Side of Sausage Gravy
by Clayton Pennington

Imagine an antiques sale with 600 to 700 objects that draws a huge crowd, and in only a half-hour everything except seven things is sold. The sale is restocked and virtually sells out again. Amazing, right? You could be excused for being skeptical of such a feeding frenzy, but according to ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, May 2024
by M.A.D. Staff

Photo courtesy Morris Museum. —Ongoing —Morristown, New Jersey Musical Machines & Living Dolls: Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection at the Morris Museum features 150 mechanical marvels that span 400 years, including a miniature music box that fits into an 18k gold ring and the enormous Poppers ... (Read More)

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Sgraffito Mug Brings $40,000
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook & Pook, Inc., Downingtown, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Pook & Pook, Inc. The April 18 and 19 “Americana and International” sale at Pook & Pook, Inc., Downingtown, Pennsylvania, followed the traditional Pook format. A printed catalog came in the mail a few days after it was posted online with more information and ... (Read More)

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Warhol Silverspot Tops Barridoff Sale
by Clayton Pennington

Barridoff Auctions, South Portland, Maine Photos courtesy Barridoff Auctions On Saturday, April 13, Barridoff Auctions, South Portland, Maine, offered 280 lots of paintings, prints, and photographs to what nowadays would be considered a large crowd of retail buyers and the trade. It was not a sale of high-powered artworks—only 15 lots sold ... (Read More)

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John Hays Appears in Newly Released Movie
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The film Upgraded is a 2024 American romantic comedy directed by Carlson Young and starring Camila Mendes, Archie Renaux, Marisa Tomei, Lena Olin, and John Hays, deputy chairman of Christie’s Americas. The 104-minute movie is the story of Ana (Camila Mendes), an ambitious intern dreaming of a career in the art ... (Read More)
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