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Internet Scams
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #365 The Internet has been around for three decades, and Internet fraud has been discussed almost that long in this column. Hackers are inventing new frauds every day. A few new ones will be discussed this month in the hope that you develop an eye for scams just as ... (Read More)

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The Stuff about the Stuff: The Value and Imperiled Future of Collectors’ Papers
by Jeanne Schinto

Part I of II A collector’s stuff alone is often enough for heirs to deal with. But, as we all know, many collectors, being collectors, also collect stuff about their stuff, and these sometimes monstrous mother lodes of market notes, receipts, invoices, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs of objects, exhibition and ... (Read More)

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Record for Paul Evans
by M.A.D. staff

A Paul Evans Sculpture Front sideboard, 100½" long, established a new world record auction price for the designer when it sold for $536,000 (includes buyer’s premium) at Sotheby’s on May 23. The estimate was $120,000/180,000. Made of lacquered and gilt steel and brass with a painted wood base and a ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, June 2019
by Ian McKay,

In the early weeks of April, when this “Letter” was put together, the principal London salerooms had not really got into full swing, and some were far more focussed on what was happening in China, so on this occasion I have taken the opportunity to pick out a few additional ... (Read More)

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Size Matters
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Size Matters We talk often as an industry about what many consider to be the first rule of collecting: buy the best you can afford. Reduced, however, that means collecting two or three great objects per year rather than 25 “just good” objects. In theory, it makes sense, but ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, June 2019
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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Fresh Wyeth Sells for $203,150
by M.A.D. staff

At its May 18 and 19 auction, Simpson Galleries, Houston, Texas, sold a fresh-to-market Andrew Wyeth watercolor for $203,150 (includes buyer’s premium), well above the estimate of $80,000/100,000.  The buyer was a private collector, underbid by a “prominent art dealer,” according to Mark Prendergast, director of consignments and marketing at Simpson ... (Read More)

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Egyptian Queen by Frank Frazetta Brings $5.4 Million
by M.A.D. staff

The 1969 fantasy painting Egyptian Queen by Frank Frazetta (1928-2010) sold for a world record $5,400,000 (with buyer’s premium) on May 16 at an auction of vintage comic books and comic art held by Heritage Auctions in Chicago, Illinois. The price is a record for original comic book art sold ... (Read More)

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“Supernova” Gold Coin Brings $282,000
by M.A.D. staff

A rare U.S. gold coin struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1857 and recovered five years ago from a shipwreck sold for $282,000 (with buyer’s premium) on May 16 in New Orleans at an auction conducted by Legend Rare Coin Auctions, Lincroft, New Jersey. According to the auction house, ... (Read More)

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Strong Results for Carved Emeralds
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology Photos courtesy Freeman’s ... (Read More)
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