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Editorial: A Brave Goodbye
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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)

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Art Dealer Pleads Guilty in Investment Fraud Scheme
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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)

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Bloomsbury Auctions Expands to Big Apple
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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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American Ceramic Circle Book Award
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American Ceramic Circle Book AwardThe American Ceramic Circle has announced the creation of an award that recognizes publications that make major contributions to the field of ceramics. Known as The American Ceramic Circle Book Award, it will be granted annually to a book or exhibition catalog that either advances scholarship ... (Read More)

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Coffman's to Close
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Coffman's to CloseAfter 19 years of business, Coffman's Antiques Market at the Jenifer House Commons in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, will close on July 31, according to a press release from the firm. "Sudden and rapidly failing health has been the primary reason we are closing," cited Don Coffman.The Coffmans opened ... (Read More)

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Judgment in Flag Libel Lawsuit Stricken; Leads to More Court Action
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Judgment in Flag Libel Lawsuit Stricken; Leads to More Court ActionA communication error has caused the default judgment in a lawsuit brought by Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn, M.D., of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, against David Martucci of Washington, Maine, to be stricken. The determination of damages in the suit, $39,750, has been ... (Read More)

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Nan Gurley Launches New Show
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Nan Gurley Launches New ShowCornish, Maine-based antiques show promoter Nan Gurley has scheduled a new show at Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, on Sunday, July 1. The location, an Arts and Crafts mountaintop estate, was built in 1914 by Thomas Gustave Plant.According to a press release, Gurley ... (Read More)

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Gifts from Hilda Chester
by Henry I. Kurtz

Gifts from Hilda Chester by Henry I. KurtzOn June 10, a 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers autographed team baseball with many original signatures and a New York Giants team ball from the same period were offered at Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, New York. The Dodgers ball sold for $904 (includes buyer's ... (Read More)

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Annual NHADA Show Turns 50
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Annual NHADA Show Turns 50 The 50th annual New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) show will be held August 9-11 at the Radisson Hotel, Center of New Hampshire, in Manchester, New Hampshire. The show focuses on Americana, folk art, paintings, and formal and primitive American furnishings. Yankee magazine editor Polly ... (Read More)

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Old Fort Western Seeks Fort Descendants
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Old Fort Western Seeks Fort DescendantsOld Fort Western, the 1754 National Landmark fort, store, and house historic site on the riverfront in downtown Augusta, Maine, would like to be in touch with the descendants of people who lived in the fort's main house between 1840 and 1920. The project is ... (Read More)
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