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Dealer Gary Hendershott Files for Bankruptcy
by Kay Manning

A Florida collectibles dealer charged a year ago with larceny and theft by taking in connection with historical guns and memorabilia belonging to a Georgia collector has filed for personal bankruptcy, claiming liabilities of between $1 million and $10 million and assets of between $0 and $50,000. The Chapter 13 filing ... (Read More)

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Sally Clayton Pennington (1931-2019)
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Sally Clayton Pennington, 87, cofounder of Maine Antique Digest, died peacefully on March 21 at Riverside at Chase Point in Damariscotta, Maine, after a period of failing health. She was born on July 5, 1931, in West Columbia, Texas, to Max L. and Mary Lucile Clayton. She grew up in ... (Read More)

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Lost Model Plane
by M.A.D. staff

In December 2018, this model was shipped by UPS. It was tracked to a distribution center in New Jersey, and then it was lost. If anyone has seen this model for sale on the Internet or at an auction house or antiques show, please call (212) 517-2100; a reward will ... (Read More)

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Sapphires and Diamonds Dazzle at Spring Auction
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Grogan & Company, Boston, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Grogan & Company Blue was the color of the day at Grogan & Company’s May 5 spring auction in its Boston gallery, where four sapphire and diamond rings brought a total of $286,700 (including buyers’ premiums). The sale was chock full of objects from across ... (Read More)

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Zachary Taylor Flag Leads Auction Past $1.9 Million
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas Photos courtesy Heritage Auctions When one of the leading companies in the auction industry, specifically historical and political Americana, states that an item it is offering for sale is truly unique, rest assured, the collecting community will tune in. Such was the case during the Americana and political ... (Read More)

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Pook Sells Mahantongo Painted Urn for $128,100
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Mahantongo Valley, Pennsylvania, turned and painted urn-shaped sugar bowl or spice cup and cover, dated 1861 and inscribed “Jared Stiely" [sic], illustrated on the cover of Pook and Pook’s May 4 catalog sold on the phone for $128,100 (with buyer’s premium) to Edwin Hild, partner with Patrick Bell of Olde ... (Read More)

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Americana and International Auction
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook & Pook, Inc., Downingtown, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Pook & Pook The Mahantongo Valley, Pennsylvania, turned and painted sugar bowl or spice cup and cover illustrated on the front and back covers of the Pook & Pook May 4 auction catalog sold for $128,100 (includes buyer’s premium). Dated 1861, it is inscribed ... (Read More)

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Boone County Treasure Hunt
by Don Johnson

Lebanon, Indiana Change has been good for the Indy Antique Advertising Show. After being purchased in January 2017 by Nona and Mark Wilson of Northstar Collective, Park Falls, Wisconsin, it was moved out of Indianapolis and reinvented as part of the Boone County Treasure Hunt in Lebanon, Indiana. With the Indy ... (Read More)

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The Bradford Family Potteries in Massachusetts
by Justin W. Thomas

American redware has been a type of utilitarian production sought after by collectors and museums for well over a century. The Pennsylvania German sgraffito wares were some of the earliest styles in demand. Understandably, many of the best examples disappeared from the American marketplace when they were acquired by such ... (Read More)

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Stolen First Nations Art
by M.A.D. staff

The Nanaimo Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a significant piece of First Nations art that was stolen in late March. The art piece, known as a spindle whorl, created and designed by local carver Joel Good, was last seen on Thursday, March ... (Read More)
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