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Exhibitions, August, 2021
by M.A.D. staff

Victoria Hutson Huntley (1900-1971), Babe in Arms, 1937, lithograph, 10" x 8¾". Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; gift of Stephen Goldfarb. —Through August 15 —Athens, Georgia The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia presents Rediscovering the Art of Victoria Hutson Huntley. Huntley’s lithographs were well known in ... (Read More)

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MidWeek One Day Antiques Fair Postponed until 2022
by M.A.D. staff

Antiques Week in New Hampshire will have one less show in 2021. Barn Star Productions has postponed its flagship MidWeek One Day Antiques Fair until August 2022. According to Frank Gaglio of Barn Star, the event went “from a two-day show two years ago to a one-day event which saw an ... (Read More)

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Holy Grail of Sports Cards Smashes All-Time Auction Record
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Lot 1 at a timed sale that began on July 23 and was scheduled to end on August 15 at 9 p.m. at Robert Edward Auctions,  Chester, New Jersey, was a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner baseball card. Brian Dwyer, who in 2016 bought the New Jersey sports memorabilia company founded ... (Read More)

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Netsuke Leads to Criminal Convictions
by M.A.D. staff

On July 22 International Antique & Art Importers Inc., which operates as Ming’s Asian Gallery & Antiques in King County, Washington, pleaded guilty to one felony count of violating the voter-approved Washington Animal Trafficking Act (WATA). The business will pay $8000, which includes a $4000 criminal wildlife penalty. Business owner Doreen ... (Read More)

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Coolidge Point Estate
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Eldred’s, East Dennis, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Eldred’s Eldred’s single-owner sale on July 15 brought to market antiques from the collection of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica of Coolidge Point in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. The sale, beneath a tent on the terrace at the gallery in East Dennis, had a 99% sell-through rate. Coolidge Point, formerly Millet’s ... (Read More)

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Annual Show Canceled, Tolland Historical Society Seeks Donations
by M.A.D. staff

For a second year the Tolland Historical Society, Tolland, Connecticut, has canceled its annual antiques show because of COVID-19 restrictions and the unsettled dealers market. “This is not a decision we take lightly,” said show director Mary-Pat Soucy in a press release. “This is our major annual fund-raiser, one which ... (Read More)

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A Rock Star Art Deco Bracelet and More
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology Photos courtesy Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Maine, had almost 100 lots of jewelry on offer on July 11, the third day of two three-day “Splendor” sales. Jeniffer Cooley, marketing director, said the July 11 sale “had a 93% sell-through with the jewelry, ... (Read More)

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Record-Setting Sale for Casco Bay Auctions
by Clayton Pennington

Casco Bay Auctions, Freeport, Maine Photos courtesy Casco Bay Auctions On July 10 it took only one lot for Casco Bay Auctions to smash its record for highest lot sold. Auctioneer Andrew Davis hammered down lot #1, a Connecticut cherry Queen Anne bonnet-top highboy, for $51,000 (includes buyer’s premium) to a buyer ... (Read More)

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The Johnson Decoy Collection and the Sporting Sale
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Copley Fine Art, Hingham, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Copley Fine Art The annual summer feast of feathers kicked off July 9 with Copley Fine Art’s two-day online sale of the Johnson decoy collection, which merited its own 140-page catalog, and the sporting sale, which continued on July 10. The sales were live-streamed from ... (Read More)

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Savage Joins Colonial Williamsburg
by M.A.D. staff

J. Thomas Savage, a lecturer, author, historian, and cultural site tour leader, is joining the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as director of educational travel and conferences starting July 12. Savage currently serves as director of external affairs for Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. According to Colonial Williamsburg, Savage will evolve and expand ... (Read More)
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