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Letter from London, November 2020
by Ian McKay,

Quite a mix has resulted from my attempts to look back at some earlier summer sales and to keep as up to date as possible. There are a few old masters and a couple of tortoises, a pair of old shoes, two Dutch dolls with a political edge, and a ... (Read More)

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Leigh Keno and Barn Star Team Up for Fall Antiques at Rhinebeck
by M.A.D. staff

Barn Star Productions has announced that Leigh Keno will be a sponsor of the upcoming Fall Antiques at Rhinebeck Online Show, November 13-15, on the Ruby Lane platform (www.rubylane.com). Frank Gaglio of Barn Star Productions said, “We are extremely fortunate to welcome Mr. Keno to our team presenting our fourth online ... (Read More)

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Charles Collection Takes Top Billing in Americana Sale
by Karl H. Pass

Conestoga Auction Company, Manheim, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Conestoga Auction Company Eugene “Gene” and Vera Charles of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, were longtime collectors and later dealers specializing in china and glass at regional shows. They bought at local farm sales and were always condition conscious. David Charles, their nephew, entrusted John Hess of the ... (Read More)

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Delaware Antiques Show Goes Online
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The 57th Delaware Antiques Show will be smaller, will last longer—a full week, November 7 through 14—and will be online on InCollect. There will be no charge to browse the show anytime from 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, until 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 14. For $100 the show can ... (Read More)

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Folk Art Horology: Clocks and Watches in American Folk Paintings
by Bob Frishman

Since the 13th-century invention of mechanical timekeeping, clocks and watches have appeared in art, never by accident or unintentionally. And even before their arrival, artist depictions of water clocks, sundials, and sandglasses also represented fleeting time, human mortality, technological sophistication, owner affluence, self-discipline, or even just the time of day. My ... (Read More)

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Judge Strikes Down Claim to Stolen Hamilton Letter
by M.A.D. staff

On October 28 United States Magistrate Judge Judith Gail Dein ruled that a July 21, 1780, letter from Alexander Hamilton to the Marquis de Lafayette is a public record and the property of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The letter had been stolen from the Massachusetts Archives sometime between 1937 and 1945 ... (Read More)

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The Pennsylvania Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Freeman’s Freeman’s online-only Pennsylvania sale on October 28, 2020, demonstrated that selling things in the region where they were made is a good plan, and including 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century material in the same sale is a good idea, too. A well-advertised portrait of the Kitzmiller family ... (Read More)

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The Legend of the West: The T. Boone Pickens Collection
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Christie’s, New York City Photos courtesy Christie’s "This is a fantastic moment. We are delighted and honored to offer these works,” said John Hays, deputy chairman of Christie’s Americas, as he introduced the noon sale of 79 lots from the collection of T. Boone Pickens (1928-2019) on October 28, 2020. The highest-selling lot ... (Read More)

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Winter Is Coming
by Clayton Pennington, Editorial November 2020

“We’ve lost it all...but at least we don’t have to pay sales tax.” That glass-half-full assessment came from an over-80-year-old longtime dealer set up in the corner of a large tent at the Black River Antique Show in Ludlow, Vermont, on a cold and rainy morning in early October. She said ... (Read More)

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Winter Show to Go Online
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The 67th Winter Show, January 21-31, 2021, will be presented online. Dealers will create a gallery viewing room with thumbnail images and a 3-D gallery space and will also be able to share video content. There will also be lectures and discussions. “We are excited about our platform,” said Helen ... (Read More)
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