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Robert Cheney Joins Skinner's
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Robert Cheney Joins Skinner'sRobert C. Cheney, a third-generation clockmaker, consultant, and dealer, has joined Skinner, Inc. as an antique clock specialist. Cheney recently oversaw the record sale of an E. Howard & Company No. 36 wall regulator, which sold at Skinner's June 2007 American furniture and decorative arts auction for ... (Read More)

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Williams Joins Cowan's
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Williams Joins Cowan'sMichael Williams has been appointed furniture and decorative arts co-department head at Cowan's Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio. Williams will work alongside Diane Wachs, former executive director of the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington, Kentucky, who joined Cowan's in October 2006. Together they will oversee Cowan's furniture and decorative arts auctions ... (Read More)

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Dedham Historical Society Elects Officers
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Dedham Historical Society Elects OfficersTwo officers and three directors were reelected at the Dedham Historical Society's annual meeting. They are treasurer, William E. Flanagan, a partner in Russell, Brier & Co. LLP, specializing in income and estate taxation; recording secretary, Sally Carrothers Reid, an attorney and graduate of Yale College ... (Read More)

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Pat Garthoeffner Joins Heart of Country as Show Director
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pat Garthoeffner Joins Heart of Country as Show Director by Lita Solis-CohenPat Garthoeffner of Lititz, Pennsylvania, is the new associate show director of Heart of County in Nashville. She said she is sure she can put the show where it belongs. "I know what needs to be done," she said. ... (Read More)

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The NHADA Show Turns 50
by David Hewett

The NHADA Show Turns 50 by David HewettThe annual New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) show in August is always a must-attend event for collectors of country Americana and folk art, and collectors in general, but this year's version promises to be a special happening. It's the 50th show, and ... (Read More)

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Ourants Join Morphy as Co-Heads of Doll Department
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Becky and Andy Ourant have joined Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pennsylvania, a division of Diamond International Galleries, as co-heads of the soon-to-be-established doll department.A Massachusetts native, Becky Ourant was introduced to dolls while assisting her mother, a part-time dealer who set up regularly at Brimfield. Even as a young teen, ... (Read More)

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Raffle to Benefit Packwood House Museum
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The Packwood House Museum in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, will raffle off a limited-edition, signed print donated to the museum by Lewisburg artist Bradley Shoemaker. The watercolor, Looking East/ Looking West, is actually two smaller prints depicting Market Street, Lewisburg, in the snow, one view looking east, the other looking west.The matted ... (Read More)

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Ex-Employee of York Antiques Gallery Indicted
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Ex-Employee of York Antiques Gallery IndictedElizabeth Piatt, 41, an ex-employee of The York Antiques Gallery in York, Maine, was indicted in April by a grand jury that charged her with stealing approximately $11,500 from the multi-dealer gallery in 2005.The indictment handed up by the grand jury charges: "On or about ... (Read More)

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Coming of Age on the Piscataqua
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The Portsmouth Historical Society, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is presenting a special exhibit, Coming of Age on the Piscataqua: John Samuel Blunt's Views "From Nature," through October 31. This is the first time paintings by Portsmouth-born artist John Samuel Blunt (1798-1835) have been displayed in this city since the artist moved ... (Read More)

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National Course for Personal Property Appraisers
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The all-new, six-day course, "Appraising Personal Property: A Core Course in Valuation Studies Featuring USPAP," is the shortest and most complete package available for those wishing to learn the underlying principles of personal property appraising, including the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). As a bonus, the required textbooks ... (Read More)
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