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Eleventh Annual Antiques in Alexandria Show
by Robert Kyle

by Robert Kyle The mid-March Antiques in Alexandria show in Alexandria, Virginia, falls at an opportune time of year. It's too chilly for outdoor shows, and there are no competing indoor antiques events in the Washington, D.C., area. So why isn't this classy show mobbed? It is, more or less. It ... (Read More)

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Bowmanville Show Dealers Honor Founder Rob Lambert
by John Norris

by John Norris All prices in Canadian funds (rounded U.S. funds in parentheses) Thirty-three years have slipped by as if it were just yesterday when Nancy and Rob Lambert promoted the first Bowmanville show in Bowmanville, Ontario, then called the April Antiques and Folk Art Show. Nancy died a year later, but ... (Read More)

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Erotic Art Auction in Arizona
by Alan M. Petrillo

by Alan M. Petrillo Classique Erotique Auctions, Phoenix, Arizona, conducted its first-ever sale of erotic material in the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale on January 27 and scored. Amanda Collins, gallery director of the associated Martin Gordon Gallery in Phoenix, said they "attracted a great deal of different people." She added ... (Read More)

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Computer Column #222: Writing, Cataloging, and Listening
by John P. Reid, [email protected]

by John P. Reid, [email protected] A change in Microsoft Word, simple software for collectors, new features of on-line antiques newsletters, and a really simple word processor are the topics this month. -New Microsoft Word Microsoft Word dominates the personal computer word processor market. Its file format has been the de facto standard for ... (Read More)

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Goodbye Peter's Party Complex, Hello Auction Gallery
by Fran Kramer

by Fran Kramer Just 18 hours after being on the world's longest flight, from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey, in 18 hours, I joined a full house of other auction-goers on April 7 in Leicester, New York, for Samuel Cottone's last major sale at Peter's Party Complex. Others had traveled from ... (Read More)

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Paintings, Furniture, and Decorative Arts
by Don Johnson

by Don Johnson There was something different about Cowan's sale of furniture, paintings, and decorative arts, held on February 17 in Cincinnati, Ohio. With a gross of more than $974,000, the auction looked good on paper, but the event had a certain lackluster feel. C. Wesley Cowan, the company's president and principal ... (Read More)

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Editorial: Reaching Out
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Finding new collectors is expected to be a major push in the industry in the coming months. In early May, a group of around 30 movers and shakers in the market got together in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, to brainstorm on ways to attract new blood to what is perceived to be ... (Read More)

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Ann Arbor Antiques Market Changes Management
by Beth Pulsipher

by Beth Pulsipher The Ann Arbor (Michigan) Antiques Market is now under new management. Beginning its 39th season, the show had been managed by longtime dealers Nancy and Woody Straub for the past eight years. In the fall of 2006, show owner Tom Monaghan gifted the show's proceeds to the Father ... (Read More)

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The Great American Cover Up
by By the first quarter of the 19th century, appliquÃ

The exhibition The Great Cover Up: American Rugs on Beds, Tables, and Floors, organized by Lee Kogan, curator of special exhibitions and public programs, will be on view at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City from June 5 to September 9. This is the museum's first presentation ... (Read More)

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Antiques in a Cow Pasture: New Sponsor, Fuel Discount
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Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need, is the new sponsor of Barn Star Productions' Antiques in a Cow Pasture antiques show in Salisbury, Connecticut, on September 9. Show promoter Frank Gaglio said, "Habitat for Humanity... has a solid foothold ... (Read More)
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