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Hap Moore’s Old-Fashioned Auction
by Mark Sisco

Hap Moore Antiques Auctions, York, Maine Hap Moore, bless his good ol’ heart, is steering clear of online auctions and going with the now old-fashioned, in-person, in-your-face auctions. Even though current Maine COVID-19-related regulations restrict gatherings to 50 people, Moore still prefers them to online selling. “I will not do online ... (Read More)

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New Dates for Fort Worth Show
by M.A.D. staff

The Fort Worth Show of Antiques, Art & Jewelry has changed the dates of the 2021 show from March to April. Formerly slated for March 5-7, the event will now take place April 9-11. According to promoter Andrea Canady, “After consulting with our exhibitors and attendees, the April date was highly ... (Read More)

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Buffalo Dealer Pleads Guilty to Violating Endangered Species Act
by M.A.D. staff

On New January 29 dealer Michael T. Merisola, 62, of Buffalo, New York, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Chelsey M. Vascura in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, to charges related to selling a mounted leopard, an endangered species. Merisola pleaded guilty to one count of violating the ... (Read More)

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Fresh, Colorful Americana Sold
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook & Pook, Inc., Downingtown, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Pook & Pook, Inc. The Thursday and Friday auction on January 28 and 29 at Pook & Pook in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, was offered without an audience in the salesroom, with absentee and phone bidding and live online bidding via Bidsquare. The sale was all about ... (Read More)

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Rehs Galleries Nears Completion of Julien Dupré Catalogue Raisonné
by M.A.D. staff

Rehs Galleries Inc., New York City, is nearing completion of a virtual catalogue raisonné on Julien Dupré (1851-1910). The project began in 1991 when gallery owner Howard Rehs noticed a lack of biographical information about the 19th-century artist Julien Dupré, whose paintings he was handling. According to Rehs, “As the artist’s ... (Read More)

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Fireworks for Leleu Lots in the U.K.
by M.A.D. staff

The design sale held by Sworders in Stansted Mountfitchet, England, on January 26 included ten lots of work by Art Deco giant Jules Leleu (1883-1961), one of the largest groups of pieces by Leleu to come to market in recent years. The collection was consigned by the Greek descendants of ... (Read More)

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Shearer Desk and Weathervanes Are Highlights
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Bonhams, Los Angeles, California Photos courtesy Bonhams How ironic that a desk made by a pro-Tory joiner who wrote and hid a letter within it referring to the British burning of the Capitol on August 24, 1814, should come to market the same month the second assault on our nation’s Capitol building ... (Read More)

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COVID Cancels a Consignment
by Clayton Pennington

In December 2020 federal Judge Denise Cote ruled that the COVID-19 pandemic was a “natural disaster” and thus allowed auction house Phillips to terminate a contract to sell a Rudolf Stingel painting consigned by JN Contemporary Art LLC. The contract, signed on June 27, 2019, called for the painting to be ... (Read More)

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United Flea Markets Acquires Texas Flea Market
by M.A.D. staff

Denver-based United Flea Markets, owner of the largest portfolio of flea markets in the country, has acquired a controlling interest of Cole’s Antique Village and Flea Market in Pearland (Houston), Texas. This acquisition marks United Flea Markets’ 15th property and the company’s first flea market in Texas. In mid-November, the company ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Marion Harris
by Julie Schlenger Adell

We are all spending much more time now in our houses and apartments because of COVID-19. Because we all might enjoy staring at someone else’s walls for a change, this column gives our readers an idea of what some of their colleagues, fellow collectors, and other readers surround themselves with ... (Read More)
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