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Legislation in New York Aims to Forbid Chandelier Bids
by Jessica Best and Betty Flood

Legislation in New York Aims to Forbid Chandelier Bids by Jessica Best and Betty Flood Sham or chandelier bids from auctioneers would be prohibited, unless the bids are identified with the phrase ?for the consignor,? under legislation introduced in both houses of the New York State Legislature. Also known as a ... (Read More)


The Philadelphia Antiques Show Cuts Down to 51 Dealers
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-Cohen Six dealers will not return to the Philadelphia Antiques Show next April when it moves to the Navy Pier at Philadelphia?s Navy Yard, April 11-15. The dealers are G.K.S. Bush, New York City and Nantucket; Marcy Burns, New York City; F.J. Carey, III Antiques, Ambler, Pennsylvania; Charles ... (Read More)


Amoskeag Spring Arms Auctions Earn $2.6 Million
by Robert Kyle

Amoskeag Auction Company, Manchester, New HampshireAmoskeag Spring Arms Auctions Earn $2.6 Millionby Robert KyleAhh…Springtime in New England. Daffodils are blooming. Atlantic salmon are swimming back to their parent streams for spawning. And machine guns in Manchester are in their full glory.That was the scene on May 19 when Amoskeag Auction ... (Read More)


The Mary Merritt Doll Sale II
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Noel Barrett and Andy Ourant, Wyomissing, PennsylvaniaThe Mary Merritt Doll Sale IIby Lita Solis-CohenSimone Saurland bid on line from her house near Brighton in the United Kingdom during the first Mary Merritt Doll Museum sale on September 30 and October 1, 2006, and was not successful. That's why she came ... (Read More)


Tapply Flies and Furniture at The Cobbs
by Mark Sisco

The Cobbs Auctioneers, Peterborough, New HampshireTapply Flies and Furniture at The Cobbsby Mark SiscoThe Cobbs were pleased to present a portion of the sporting collection of the late H.G. Tapply at their auction on April 21 in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The Tapply items sold well, but it was early furniture ... (Read More)

(Computer Article)

by John P. Reid

QUILT REPAIR USING COMPUTERSby John P. Reid, e-mail: [email protected] so often the search for ways for antiquers to use computers takes me to an unexpected destination. That is the way it was when I discovered using computers for quilt restoration. This is an established field practiced by skilled needleworkers who ... (Read More)


Marathon Spring Catalog Sale in Manheim
by Karl H. Pass

Conestoga Auction Company, Manheim, PennsylvaniaMarathon Spring Catalog Sale in Manheimby Karl H. PassConestoga Auction Company in Manheim, Pennsylvania, held its two-day spring catalog sale on May 4 and 5. The 1411-lot sale was much larger than the typical multi-consignor catalog sales conducted by Conestoga. The large sale grossed over $750,000 ... (Read More)


The Collector Within: Joseph Cornell
by Jeanne Schinto

The Collector Within: Joseph Cornellby Jeanne SchintoJoseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination, the first major retrospective of the artist's work in more than 26 years, presents 180 of his finest pieces of "assemblage," the most celebrated of which are his box constructions. The intimate scale of the boxes, none of them ... (Read More)
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