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A Silas Hoadley Clock with a Lot to Say
by David Sperling

by David SperlingWhen I attend antiques shows I frequently ask the dealers if they have any early American clocks "back home." Before the sentence is out of my mouth I hear, "Oh, we don't deal with those things"; "We don't understand clocks"; "They're a nuisance"; or "They always come back ... (Read More)

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Cincinnati, Ohio, The Indian Hill Antiques Fair
by Don Johnson

by Don JohnsonIndian Hill Antiques Fair celebrated its 25th year in the northern reaches of Cincinnati on July 22 with 102 dealers, a strong gate, and picture-perfect weather. Promoters Ray and Kathy Mongenas of Loveland, Ohio, couldn't have asked for more.In a way, the gate and dealer count weren't surprising. ... (Read More)

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Editorial: A Lesser Americana Week
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Editorial: A Lesser Americana Week There's been a big hit to Americana Week in New York City. Americana @ The Piers, the mega-event run by the Stella Show Management Company, will not be held this January, due to construction problems and overruns on Piers 88-90. What a loss. The Stella firm is lobbying the ... (Read More)

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Stickley Treasures Found at Fox Island Sale
by Walter C. Newman

by Walter C. Newman In 1905, then New York State Senator Horace White purchased Fox Island, at the east end of Lake Ontario, near Cape Vincent, New York. Several years later, after briefly serving as lieutenant governor, White became New York’s governor for three months, completing the unexpired term of Charles ... (Read More)

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Zane Grey Material Flies (Unexpectedly) High
by David Hewett

by David Hewett Lang’s Sporting Collectables, Inc.’s two-day sale in Boxborough, Massachusetts, featured some outstanding fishing-related offerings, such as Heddon lures, reels, fly rods, boxes of hand-tied flies, and advertising pieces, and brought a total of $1.7 million. That figure made it Lang’s most successful auction ever. The people at Lang’s ... (Read More)

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Philadelphia Tea Table Sells for $6,761,000; Another from the Same Shop to be Offered in January
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-Cohen A previously unknown 18th-century Philadelphia tea table, a masterpiece of Colonial furniture, discovered in July in a suburban Philadelphia house being staged for sale, sold for $6,761,000 (includes buyer’s premium) at Christie’s in New York City on October 3. It was estimated at $2/3 million. The price is ... (Read More)

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Salander-O’Reilly Galleries: “Passive Investor” Wants Out; Collector Awarded $3.2 Million
by David Hewett

by David Hewett On August 7, one new lawsuit was filed against Salander-O’Reilly Galleries in New York City, joining the six suits already reported in prior issues (see M.A.D. August, p. 28-A; September, p. 11-A; October, p. 12-A). This filing contained a genuine bombshell, though. This complaint didn’t come solely as the ... (Read More)

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New National Capital Winter Antiques Show Postponed
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Washington, DC-based promoter Armacost Antiques Shows has announced that its new antiques event, The National Capital Winter Antiques Show, has been postponed until 2008. The inaugural show had been scheduled to take place November 30-December 2, 2007. New dates, location, and other details will be released in the near future. More ... (Read More)

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Antique Duck, Goose Decoys Break $1 Million Barrier in Private Sale
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According to a press release from Stephen O’Brien, Jr. Fine Arts of Boston, the firm sold two antique decoys, a duck and a goose, on September 20 for a record-setting $1.13 million each in a private sale. The decoys were both made by carver A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1954) of East ... (Read More)

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Inlaid Cherry Dressing Table Brings $130,900
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An inlaid Kentucky cherry dressing table sold for $130,900 (includes buyer's premium) to Richmond, Virginia, dealer Bob Crawford of R.E. Crawford Fine Art and Antiques, who was bidding on behalf of a client. The table was part of the July 6 auction at the Mark Mattox auction facility in Carlisle, ... (Read More)
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