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Connoisseur Live Catalog Auction

Mastro Auctions, Burr Ridge, Illinoisby Danielle ArnetMastro Auctions is proud of its business model. More to the point, the auction house has found an underserved area in the auction industry and expects it to become its yellow brick road to major profits. Housed in a mini corporate cluster adjacent to ... (Read More)

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Getting Going on Collecting Medals
by Ian R. Stewart

Medals Column #12by Ian R. StewartI first discovered medals or the medallic arts about ten years ago at an antiques show in Minneapolis. I purchased two medals by French artists working around the beginning of the 20th century. I knew they were beautiful, miniature relief sculptures. Yet I knew nothing ... (Read More)

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Auction Law and Ethics: Have Pen--Now Write
by Steve Proffitt

Auction Law and Ethicsby Steve ProffittCertain events cause you to realize you're getting older.I was riding a bus in downtown Atlanta some years back. A "peach" boarded. That's what pretty girls in Georgia were politely called back then. All the seats were taken, so I instinctively did like Momma had ... (Read More)


Antiques at the Armory
by Karl H. Pass

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The American Antiques Show 2008
by Lita Solis-Cohen

New York Cityby Lita Solis-CohenThere is no question that The American Antiques Show (TAAS) is a firmly established part of Americana Week in New York City. On January 17-20, for the ninth year, it was a place where collectors found treasures and where dealers and curators came to shop.Commerce began ... (Read More)

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Price Information On Line
by John P. Reid

Computer Column #232by John P. Reid, [email protected] and dealers are always looking for price information. They need an idea of prices for items comparable to items they wish to buy or sell. A few years ago, the idea of looking for prices on the Internet was new. Now it is ... (Read More)

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Decoys Double Thomas Day
by Pete Prunkl

Mebane Antique Auction Gallery, Mebane, North CarolinaDecoys Double Dayby Pete PrunklFor the December 14, 2007, Americana sale at Mebane Antique Auction Gallery in Mebane, North Carolina, Jon Lambert assembled an impressive collection of furniture by or from the school of Thomas Day (1801-1861). The most dramatic was a combination wardrobe ... (Read More)


Americana in Virginia
by Walter C. Newman

Ken Farmer Auctions & Appraisals, LLC, Radford, Virginiaby Walter C. NewmanKen Farmer's January 26 and 27 estate and collectors auction continued the firm's tendency toward presenting an extremely wide variety of antiques and collectibles from a large number of consignors. The two-day sale offered 1300 cataloged lots in three sessions ... (Read More)


The Firearms Column
by Robert Kyle

by Robert KyleWith the recent sale of yet another fabled firearms company, Marlin, on the heels of the Winchester collapse two years ago, it's a good time to see just who owns what these days.Starting with the most recent acquisition, Marlin was purchased by Remington in January. The deal also ... (Read More)


Southern Decorative Arts from Folk to Fine Furniture
by Pete Prunkl

Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolinaby Pete PrunklBrunk Auctions' winter sale on January 5 and 6 was neatly divided between furniture from the South, ceramics, clocks, art, and autographs the first day and jewelry and British and Continental furniture the second. Taken together, the two days produced some exciting moments, a ... (Read More)
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