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The Price Auction
by Robin McMullen

Tim Potter Auction Services, Port Perry, Ontario, Canadaby Robin McMullenAll prices in Canadian funds (the exchange rate on the day of the sale was CN $1 = $1.00017 US)In Ontario three well-known collections of antiques have come up for public auction in the last few years. The first was for ... (Read More)

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40th Annual Fall Original Round Top Antiques Fair
by John M. Driggers

Round Top, Texasby John M. DriggersRecord heat greeted record crowds at the Original Round Top Antiques Fair on October 3-6, 2007. By early October, even Texans expect the temperatures to fall below 90 degrees. This past October, unfortunately, the 90-plus-degree days tested the mettle of all who came looking for ... (Read More)

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Portrait of Bob, 1936 Makes $153,600 at Shannon's Art Auction
by Ed Pfeiffer

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, Greenwich, Connecticutby Ed PfeifferShannon's Fine Art Auctioneers staged its fall sale on October 25, 2007, in Greenwich, Connecticut, bringing 277 lots to the block. Gene Shannon said they were "very happy" with the results. He reported total sales of $3,265,000, topping the $3.25 million realized in ... (Read More)

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Boy's Portrait and Auto Weathervane Drive $4.1 Million Americana Sale
by Jeanne Schinto

Skinner, Inc., Boston, Massachusettsby Jeanne SchintoA jaunty automobile-and-driver weathervane and a folk art portrait of a charismatic little boy were the top lots at Skinner's latest Americana sale, held November 3 and 4, 2007. The vane, made circa 1910 by Boston's W.A. Snow Iron Works and deaccessioned by a small ... (Read More)

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S.R. Gifford Painting Fetches $831,000
by Jeanne Schinto

Skinner Inc., Boston, Massachusettsby Jeanne SchintoThe bidding for what was to become the unrivaled highlight of Skinner's art sale in its Boston gallery on Friday, November 16, 2007, Sanford R. Gifford's Sunday Prayers, opened modestly enough at $20,000—too modestly, for some. At $29,000, a jump bid came from one of ... (Read More)

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New Record Set for Automata at Skinner Sci-Tech
by Jeanne Schinto

Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Massachusettsby Jeanne SchintoAn agent for a Russian billionaire came to the Skinner science and technology auction in Bolton, Massachusetts, on Sunday, October 28, 2007, and bought 16 lots of mechanical music boxes and automata for $1,041,960.50 (including buyer's premium). One of his purchases, a pair of life-size ... (Read More)

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Leyendecker Painting Paces a Sale Full of Hits and Misses
by Mark Sisco

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, Maineby Mark SiscoSometimes at a major auction, the high-profile nonsales can obscure the successes. At a Thomaston Place Auction Galleries sale on November 3 and 4, 2007, in Thomaston, Maine, about 25 of the first 100 lots either failed to generate a bid or didn't ... (Read More)

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The Art of Woodcarving in America: A Symposium
by Jeanne Schinto

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusettsby Jeanne Schinto"The idea of what a carver can do is sometimes a very hard thing to come to grips with," keynote speaker Alan T. Miller told his audience at the Peabody Essex Museum's symposium "The Art of Woodcarving in America." It was held November 3 ... (Read More)

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Two Great York Shows Are Now One
by Karl H. Pass

York, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassThe Greater York Antiques Show and Sale now includes two great shows: Jim Burk's long-running Greater York Antiques Show and Sale and Barry Cohen's York County Classic Antiques Show. What had been previously billed as "two quality shows under one roof" is now in fact one ... (Read More)

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On the Road Again
by Andrew Richmond and Hollie Davis

The Young Collectorby Andrew Richmond and Hollie DavisWe used to have a real calendar like normal people, one with months and seasons and holidays. The new year started on January 1, crocuses marked the beginning of spring, and we knew when Christmas decorations started to appear that the year was ... (Read More)
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