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Grogan Celebrates 20th Anniversary with $2.5 Million Sale
by Jeanne Schinto

Grogan & Company, Dedham, Massachusettsby Jeanne Schinto"She adored nuanced conversation, was precise with her language, and delivered con brio editorial monologues reminiscent of those of the legendary Diana Vreeland for whom she worked as photo editor at Harper's Bazaar."The words are those of Angus Wilkie, author, decorative arts specialist, and ... (Read More)

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Editorial: Staining the Trade
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EditorialHow does an investment return of 22% in 30 days sound? Pretty good, eh? What investment vehicle can churn out that kind of return? Antiques and decorative arts, of course.Don't know anything about antiques or art? Don't worry. Patricia Jacoby of Raleigh, North Carolina, owner of a now-defunct antiques shop ... (Read More)

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The Firearms Column
by Robert Kyle

by Robert KyleWhile America awaits the decision from the Supreme Court of the United States about whether Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban violates the Second Amendment, we'll take advantage of the legal cease-fire to have a closer look at this landmark case.By the time the Supreme Court heard District of Columbia ... (Read More)

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Gurley Antiques Gallery Debuts
by Mark Sisco

Yarmouth, Maineby Mark SiscoRachel Gurley was born into an antiques-dealing clan. Her mother, Nan Gurley, has been an antiques maven for decades, and her brother Josh is an auctioneer. Now, with the assistance of the family, Rachel has taken the plunge and opened the Gurley Antiques Gallery in Yarmouth, Maine, ... (Read More)

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Wave That Flag
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An exhibit of rare historic flags from the collection of Dr. Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn will be the highlight of Flag Festival 2008, set for June 8-15 at Philadelphia's Betsy Ross House.The Betsy Ross House hosted its first Flag Day event on June 14, 1891, and has long been the site ... (Read More)

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Sorry We Missed This One
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The following is an auction listing we came across on the Internet."Auction Saturday night at 7 p.m. Lots of furniture and mixed items. Three old intertubes [sic], one used tire and three mixed hubcaps headline the auction. There will be one piano player for rent, six squeak toys for dogs, ... (Read More)

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Legend Numismatics, Morphy Auctions Launch New Venture
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Morphy Auctions, a Geppi's Entertainment Auctions company, and Legend Numismatics have announced the creation of Morphy/Legend Coin Auctions, a new division of Geppi's Entertainment Auctions. The Denver, Pennsylvania-based Morphy Auctions and the Lincroft, New Jersey-based Legend Numismatics will each own 50% of the new company.Scheduled for May, the new company's ... (Read More)

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Historic Deerfield Acquires Missing Crewelwork Valance
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In January, while searching through Skinner's February 17 Americana catalog, curators from Historic Deerfield spotted a familiar crewelwork linen valance. The embroidery was cataloged as a missing piece from a set of bed hangings, and the curators recognized it as from a set that has been in the Historic Deerfield ... (Read More)

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Mark Woolley's Collection of Vintage Radios
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Bonhams, New York Cityby Lita Solis-CohenCollectors of colorful plastic radios have been on the prowl since the 1970's. By the 1980's, common desirable models made of Catalin, a phenolic resin that came in bright colors and marbleizing, were selling for $450 to $750, with rare examples ranging from $800 to ... (Read More)

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Maritime Art
by A.J. Peluso

Christie's, New York Cityby A.J. Peluso, Jr.It was interesting and multifaceted. There was something for everyone. There was $2,380,875 for Christie's on January 30.The bad news first. Consider that these didn't sell: an atypical Bradford (but a Bradford nonetheless); a Buttersworth with impeccable provenance of the ship Kennebec; a Roux ... (Read More)
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