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E-mail Tips and Scams
by John P. Reid

An imitation phishing e-mail like the real ones. Computer Column #317 John P. Reid, [email protected] It is all about e-mail this month. Archive E-mail Many of us save received e-mail messages for years as transaction records or for their information content. I have e-mail to and from companies written about in this column, fellow collectors, ... (Read More)


The Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques, Garden & Design Show
by Danielle Arnet

I call this the show shuffle. Crowds on Friday morning were so dense that one could view some areas only in a slow-moving single file. Still, spirits were high. Here viewers admire Luncheon on the Terrace by Joseph O’Sickey (1918-2013). The 72" x 84" oil on canvas on the back ... (Read More)


Artist--and M.A.D. Cartoonist--Wins First Prize in Art Contest
by M.A.D. Staff

  John Stinger of Stewartsville, New Jersey, who contributes cartoons to Maine Antique Digest, was named first-prize winner in the Warren County (New Jersey) Seniors Arts Program contest for his oil painting executed on location in Bucks County. Stinger was awarded top honors in the professional oil painting category. The painting ... (Read More)


Publications of Arthur and Sybil Kern
by Leslie and Peter Warwick

                                           Publications of Arthur and Sybil Kern                                              As compiled by Leslie and Peter Warwick  1. Arthur B. and Sybil Kern, “Who was Benjamin Greenleaf?” Antiques World, September 1981, vol. III, no. 9, pp. ... (Read More)


Colonial Williamsburg Acquires Rare Portrait
by M.A.D. staff

There are only six known portraits by artist William Dering. Now, after receiving the portrait Joyce Armistead Booth (Mrs. Mordecai Booth), the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has five of them in its collection. “Executed in saturated, well-preserved reds, blues, and golds, and measuring more than four feet in height, this likeness of ... (Read More)


Freedman’s Bank Pays Big Dividends
by Dick Friz

Bertoia Auctions, Vineland, New Jersey Photos courtesy Bertoia Auctions In the waning moments of Bertoia’s spring “Signature Sale” on April 27 and 28 in Vineland, New Jersey, a New York City collector quietly closed the deal at $132,000 (includes buyer’s premium) for a Freedman’s mechanical bank. The transaction promptly transformed grapes into champagne, and ... (Read More)


A New Beginning: The Monroe Antique Collectibles Show
by Cathy Aldrich

Monroe, Washington Unlike the fall leaves that were dying and falling from the trees, the Monroe Antique Collectibles Show in Monroe, Washington, was more like a phoenix, arising after a brief hiatus. Fall 2017 saw the promoters who started the show retiring after a 24-year stint. Indecision about whether the show ... (Read More)


Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Cowan’s Auctions Acquired by Hindman LLC
by Don Johnson

Two of the Midwest’s most prominent auction houses—Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Cowan’s Auctions—have been acquired by a new venture, Hindman LLC. No immediate changes are planned. The auction houses will continue to operate under their original brands, at the same locations, and with their existing staffs. The owner of the new ... (Read More)


Museum Buys Friedrich Painting
by M.A.D. staff

The Saint Louis Art Museum has acquired Sunburst in the Riesengebirge, a 10" x 12½" oil on canvas by German painter Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). The museum purchased the painting on December 12, 2018, at Sotheby’s in London for $2,720,095 (includes buyer’s premium). The estimate was $626,750/877,450. According to the museum, ... (Read More)

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Antiques and Allen Michaan: The Perfect Mix and Match Covers All Corners of the Market
by Karla Klein Albertson

Head of the House Photos courtesy Michaan’s Auctions Prices in captions include the buyer’s premium. Allen Michaan of Michaan’s Auctions, Alameda, California, has always been an entrepreneur. An early interest in the architecture of historical movie theaters led to a passion for a wide range of artifacts from the past. When the Bay ... (Read More)
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