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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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Spink Acquires Smythe

Spink, auctioneers of coins, stamps, medals, banknotes, bonds, and share certificates, based in London and established in 1666, has acquired R.M. Smythe & Company, specialists in antique stocks and bonds, banknotes, coins, and autographs, based in New York City and established in 1880.John Herzog, owner of R.M. Smythe & Company ... (Read More)


The Ceramics Fair: The Fauchon of Americana Week
by Lita Solis-Cohen

New York Cityby Lita Solis-CohenThe New York Ceramics Fair at the National Academy Museum is like a pastry shop for collectors. The loan exhibit, Delicious Dipped Ware: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Caramel, Butterscotch, Blueberry, Peach, and Toffee, the colors of pleasure, demonstrated how slip is used like frosting to decorate everyday jugs, ... (Read More)


Americana Sale Helps Relieve Cabin Fever
by Don Johnson

Davies Auctions, Lafayette, Indianaby Don JohnsonThis one could have been on the moon. People still would have come. The February 2 sale in Lafayette, Indiana, by Davies Auctions drew a standing-room-only crowd that arrived early and stayed late.They came in large part for a strong selection of Americana, with all ... (Read More)


Top New York Antique Toy Shop Closes after Nearly 40 Years
by Henry I. Kurtz

by Henry I. KurtzAfter nearly 40 years of serving the needs of old-toy collectors from all over the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, one of New York City's premier antique toy emporiums closed its doors for the last time on February 29.Appropriately named Second Childhood, the shop, which was ... (Read More)


The Unveiling
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-Cohen"The Unveiling" was advertised on a postcard with a picture of a maple Savery armchair "veiled" behind a piece of mauve satin, only its leg and arm showing. The card was an invitation from two Chester County, Pennsylvania, dealers—Van Tassel/Baumann and H.L. Chalfant—to "Please Join Us at a ... (Read More)


The Winter Antiques Show 2008
by Lita Solis-Cohen

New York City by Lita Solis-Cohen "How do you explain that I sold one seven-figure object and eight six-figure objects, only one to an established client, during a week when financial markets across the world were tumbling?" asked Donald Ellis of Dundas, Ontario, and New York City, a dealer in Native American ... (Read More)


Getman's Show: Hope for the Middle Market
by Jeanne Schinto

Wilmington, Massachusettsby Jeanne SchintoThe most interesting piece of news to emerge from the latest Greater Boston Antiques Festival, held January 19 and 20 at the Shriner's Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts, was not that dealers made significant sales, although many did. It was that those sales were made on Sunday."These people ... (Read More)


The Schoedinger Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Christie's, New York Cityby Lita Solis-CohenThe collection of George and Lesley Schoedinger of St. Louis was put together with good advice and good taste in the late 1980's and '90's when the market for American furniture was at its peak. They bought furniture with clean lines, rich patinas, and in ... (Read More)

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The Young Collector: Really Living with Antiques
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young CollectorReally Living with Antiquesby Hollie Davis and Andrew RichmondIn the marketplace you hear much talk about living with antiques, but in reality, many younger collectors are afraid of what they think that phrase entails. Fact is, many collectors live "around" their antiques, and that environment keeps many young ... (Read More)
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