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Tapply Flies and Furniture at The Cobbs
by Mark Sisco

The Cobbs Auctioneers, Peterborough, New HampshireTapply Flies and Furniture at The Cobbsby Mark SiscoThe Cobbs were pleased to present a portion of the sporting collection of the late H.G. Tapply at their auction on April 21 in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The Tapply items sold well, but it was early furniture ... (Read More)

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by John P. Reid

QUILT REPAIR USING COMPUTERSby John P. Reid, e-mail: [email protected] so often the search for ways for antiquers to use computers takes me to an unexpected destination. That is the way it was when I discovered using computers for quilt restoration. This is an established field practiced by skilled needleworkers who ... (Read More)


The Larson Clock Collection: Rare and Right
by Jeanne Schinto

Cottone Auctions, Leicester, New YorkThe Larson Clock Collection: Rare and Rightby Jeanne SchintoWe've been asked to make it clear at the outset. Lindy and Karen Larson of Westminster, Vermont, are not going out of business, and they are not getting a divorce after 38 years of marriage-far from it. Neither ... (Read More)


American Indian and Western Art
by Don Johnson

Cowan's, Cincinnati, OhioAmerican Indian and Western Artby Don JohnsonThere was the Henry Farny painting that sold for $1.16 million (includes buyer's premium), and there was the sale total of $2.7 million. The most intriguing story, however, to come from Cowan's latest sale of American Indian and Western art, held March ... (Read More)


The Dolly Johnson Antique Show
by David Anderson

Fort Worth, TexasThe Dolly Johnson Antique Showby David AndersonWith spring just around the corner, the Dolly Johnson Antique Show opened in Fort Worth, Texas, March 10 and 11, for the 44th time, making it one of the longest-running antiques shows of its kind in Texas and, perhaps, nationally. The show ... (Read More)


Treasures at Doyle's May Americana Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Doyle, New York CityTreasures at Doyle's May Americana Sale by Lita Solis-CohenDealers always check out Americana sales at Doyle New York knowing that 70% of the goods come from estates. Sometimes they find treasures among undercataloged lots with low estimates.The publicity for the sale on May 1 touted a silver-hilted ... (Read More)


The Tenth Annual Historic East Berlin Antique Show
by Karl H. Pass

East Berlin, PennsylvaniaThe Tenth Annual Historic East Berlin Antique Showby Karl H. PassMay 17-19 marked the tenth annual Historic East Berlin Antique Show. All proceeds from the show go to the nonprofit East Berlin Historical Preservation Society and are used to maintain five buildings in its care: a 1790's stone ... (Read More)


Editorial: A Brave Goodbye

A Brave GoodbyeRichard Withington, New Hampshire's oldest auctioneer (near 90) and the holder of New Hampshire auctioneer's license No. 1, shocked the standing-room-only crowd at his on-site sale in Keene on June 7 when he announced that his brain cancer was incurable and doctors have given him four to five ... (Read More)


Art Dealer Pleads Guilty in Investment Fraud Scheme

Art Dealer Pleads Guilty in Investment Fraud SchemeArt dealer Thomas Hugh Akins, 52, of Rockville, Maryland, pleaded guilty on May 17 to wire fraud.Akins owned and operated the Thomas H. Akins Company, Inc., which traded as Galerie Elan in Ellicott City, Maryland, according to the plea agreement. "Between 2002 and ... (Read More)


Bloomsbury Auctions Expands to Big Apple

Bloomsbury Auctions Expands to Big AppleBloomsbury Auctions is opening a New York City salesroom. According to the firm's Web site, a schedule of six book auctions will be announced for the autumn of 2007, and specialist departments for prints and photographs will open in 2008. Bloomsbury has locations in London ... (Read More)
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