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Whole New Territory Achieved for Decoys at Auction
by Karl H. Pass

Guyette & Schmidt, St. Charles, IllinoisWhole New Territory Achieved for Decoys at Auctionby Karl H. PassOn April 26 and 27 the decoy auction firm of Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. conducted its 22nd annual spring auction at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. The total gross of the 671-lot ... (Read More)


Gee's Bend Quilter Files Lawsuit
by David Hewett

by David Hewett In a complaint filed on June 1 in the Southern District of Alabama, nearly 80-year-old quilter Annie Mae Young asked for compensatory and punitive damages from the people and the organizations that have prospered from her labors. Young, a resident of rural Gees Bend and a descendant of ... (Read More)


Former Museum Head Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
by David Hewett

by David Hewett On June 4, former Independence Seaport Museum president John S. Carter, 57, pleaded guilty to federal fraud and tax evasion charges in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. Carter admitted that he took well over $1,500,000 of museum funds for personal use between 1997 and 2006, during the 17 ... (Read More)


The Original 23rd Street Armory Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-Cohen Dealers competed for collectors' dollars in three locations during Antiques Week in Philadelphia in April. The five-day Philadelphia Antiques Show at the 33rd Street Armory attracted the largest crowd, and dealers there did the most business. Barn Star Productions' Original 23rd Street Armory Antiques Show on April 13-15, ... (Read More)


Boston Welcomes Its New Antiques Shows
by Jeanne Schinto

by Jeanne Schinto Promoter Marvin Getman's latest effort attracted one of the largest crowds in recent memory to an antiques show in Boston. Actually, it was a triple bill. It combined an antiques show, an antiquarian book and ephemera fair, and what is believed to be Boston's first-ever antique textile and ... (Read More)
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