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Fall Americana: Fine and Decorative Arts
by Don Johnson

Cowan's, Cincinnati, Ohioby Don JohnsonThe biggest story coming out of Cowan's auction of fine and decorative arts, held October 12 and 13, 2007, in Cincinnati, Ohio, wasn't what sold. Rather, one unsold lot made the most noise.An original painting of The Spirit of '76, Archibald M. Willard's iconic Revolutionary War ... (Read More)

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Diversity Plays Key Role at Pottery Auction
by Karl H. Pass

Crocker Farm, Inc., York, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassCrocker Farm, Inc. held its eighth specialized pottery auction of antique stoneware and redware on Saturday, November 3, 2007, at the York Expo Center's Old Main Building in York, Pennsylvania. Over 80 consignors made the 437-lot sale possible. The total (including the 15% ... (Read More)

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Extra! Extra! Andrew Jackson Elected President!
by Mark Sisco

Cyr Auction Company, Gray, Maineby Mark SiscoHistory, art, form, and function combined to produce some standout hits in the $5000 to $15,000 range at Cyr Auction Company's October 10, 2007, sale in Gray, Maine. There were no grand slam home runs but lots of midrange scores to be had.The first ... (Read More)

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The 44th Annual Delaware Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Wilmington, Delawareby Lita Solis-CohenThe 44th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, held November 9-11, 2007, has long been a major event on the antiques show calendar. Considered the number three show for Americana after the Philadelphia show and the New York Winter Antiques Show, it has tried in recent years to become ... (Read More)

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Live Free or Die Antique Tool Auction
by Mark Sisco

Martin J. Donnelly Antique Tools, Nashua, New Hampshireby Mark Sisco"Geez, what a day we had yesterday," John Miller of Bainbridge, New York, crowed. "I think I sold half of what I brought."We don't know if his sentiments were universal among the tailgate exhibitors, but he did seem to capture the ... (Read More)

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Editorial: Auction License for eBay Resellers?
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Are those who sell other people's goods on eBay auctioneers, and should they be required to follow some of the same rules as conventional auctioneers? That question is destined to be answered by two pieces of proposed legislation currently on a collision course in Pennsylvania.The state's Board of Auctioneer Examiners ... (Read More)

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Ellis Antiques Show: Grande Dame Gets Nip and Tuck
by Jeanne Schinto

Boston, Massachusettsby Jeanne SchintoIf an annual award were given for "most improved antiques show," it would go to the Ellis Antiques Show, held November 1-4, 2007, in its usual space, The Castle at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers. Those who went to the opening night gala and headed ... (Read More)

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American Folk Art Museum's Branch Gallery at Lincoln Square Reopens
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The branch gallery of the American Folk Art Museum at Lincoln Square on Manhattan's upper west side has reopened. The gallery has been closed for several months for systems upgrades and renovations. The revitalization has been made possible by museum trustee Joyce Cowin, who donated $1 million, and trustee Frances ... (Read More)

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Painted Shenandoah Valley Chest Leads Farmer Sale
by Walter C. Newman

Ken Farmer Auctions & Appraisals, LLC, Radford, Virginiaby Walter C. NewmanKen Farmer Auctions & Appraisals held its fall estate and collectors auction on October 6 and 7, 2007, at its facility in Radford, Virginia. The sale consisted of more than 650 lots from an unusually wide range of antiques and ... (Read More)

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The Barnes Foundation Goes Back to Court
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The proposed move of the Barnes Foundation is back in Montgomery County Orphan's Court, where in 2004 Judge Stanley R. Ott granted the petition by its board of trustees to move its world-renowned gallery collection to a location on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Judge Ott is now considering ... (Read More)
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