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Angel Gabriel Weathervane, Made by Blacksmith in 1822, Sold
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-Cohen"It is a truly great weathervane, one of the top ten, maybe one of the top five, right up there with Shem Drowne's grasshopper atop Faneuil Hall," said New Haven, Connecticut, antiques dealer Fred Giampietro. He was speaking about the early 19th-century wrought-iron Angel Gabriel weathervane he sold ... (Read More)

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"Young America" Sells for $4.3 Million
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenAn unsigned oil on canvas, 26½" x 34", of a young boy standing on a soapbox in front of a wall plastered with broadsides, one announcing a meeting of "Young America," and surrounded by a crowd of women with market baskets, a well-dressed Black man, and boys horsing ... (Read More)

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Promised Museum Gifts May Be Sold
by Daniel Grant

by Daniel GrantGem dealer Ralph Esmerian, looking to raise money, has put up for private sale at Sotheby's The Peaceable Kingdom, a folk painting by Edward Hicks, from his collection that had been promised to the American Folk Art Museum (M.A.D., March 2008, p. 11-A). Esmerian is a collector of ... (Read More)

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Record Howard Regulator Clock
by David Hewett

by David HewettOn February 17 Skinner proved once again that it takes a back seat to no one when it comes to getting record prices for Howard clocks. It set the record on June 3, 2007, when a massive 87½" high Howard Regulator No. 36 wall clock in walnut soared ... (Read More)

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Historic Firearms and Early Militaria Auction
by Don Johnson

Cowan's, Cincinnati, Ohioby Don JohnsonDuring Cowan's auction of historic firearms and early militaria, held November 7 and 8, 2007, in Cincinnati, Ohio, nearly 1300 lots grossed $1.577 million (including buyers' premiums), proving to auctioneer Wesley Cowan that he was right to pursue a portion of the marketplace for vintage guns ... (Read More)

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Two Declarations-Two Outcomes
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EditorialTwo Declarations-Two OutcomesThe state of Maine lost a key court battle in Virginia in late February when a judge ruled that a 1776 copy of the Declaration of Independence sent to Pownalborough, Massachusetts (now Wiscasset, Maine), belonged to a collector and not the town. In July 1776 the Executive Council ... (Read More)

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Bradford Named Executive Vice President of Smythe Auctions
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Jason W. Bradford will join R.M. Smythe & Co. in New York City as executive vice president-auctions. In this capacity, Bradford will bring his significant expertise in U.S. paper money, coins, and auction management to the Smythe family auction clientele.Bradford, a career numismatist, began collecting coins and currency at the ... (Read More)

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New Board Members for Antiques Council
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The Antiques Council has announced the election of two new board members for three-year terms. At a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., Marty Shapiro, president of the council, welcomed John Copenhaver of Fletcher-Copenhaver Fine Art and Judd Gregory of Judd Gregory Antiques to the 15-member board. Paulette Peden of Dawn ... (Read More)

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Hundreds of Documents Allegedly Stolen from New York State Library
by Jessica Best and Betty Flood

by Jessica Best and Betty FloodHundreds of historic documents and artifacts from the New York State Library's Education Department were allegedly stolen and sold on eBay, at shows, or in person by a New York state employee. An estimated 300 to 400 items were stolen in 2007 alone, with 90% ... (Read More)

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Bonhams Expands in New York City
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenBonhams is planning a big expansion in New York City. The international auction house has taken over the lease of the Dahesh Museum of Art's space in the IBM Building at the southwest corner of 57th Street and Madison Avenue. According to its Web site, the Dahesh Museum ... (Read More)
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