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Lure Them In
by M.A.D. staff

Three green Chippewa spinner lures made around 1910 by the Immell Bait Company, Blair, Wisconsin, brought a combined $24,780 in Canadian dollars ($18,901 U.S.) with buyers’ premiums, and a circa 1930 Canadian-made Lurette No. 2 was reeled in for a new record price for the lure at an auction held ... (Read More)

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Brâncusi Photograph Sells for $125,000
by M.A.D. staff

The top lot of Swann Auction Galleries’ October 18 sale of photographs and photo books in New York City was Constantin Brâncusi’s Vu d’atelier, a circa 1928 silver print of the artist’s studio, featuring four of his sculptures. The image brought $125,000 (includes buyer’s premium), well over the estimate of ... (Read More)

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Walking Batman Brings $16,800
by M.A.D. staff

On October 13 a battery-operated Walking Batman toy sold at Milestone Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio, for $16,800 (includes buyer’s premium). The estimate was $10,000/15,000. Battery-operated Walking Batman by TN, Japan, 12" tall, new old store stock with original Japanese-version box, $16,800. Made in postwar Japan by TN, the 12" tall Walking ... (Read More)

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The Flack Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook & Pook, Downingtown, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Pook & Pook The sale of the collection of Paul and Rita Flack on Saturday, October 13, at Pook & Pook in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, was the sixth time the Flacks have offered pieces from their collection for sale. Their first was held at Pennypacker Auction ... (Read More)

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Ceramics in America 2017
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review Robert Hunter dedicated Ceramics in America 2017 to the life and legacy of archaeologist Ivor Noël Hume, who passed away on February 4, 2017, at the age of 89. Noël, as he was known, mentored many in the archaeological profession. His 1969 book A Guide to Artifacts of ... (Read More)

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Amelia Jeffers to Conduct Sale of Peter Chillingworth’s Collection
by M.A.D. staff

On October 19 and 20 auction veteran Amelia Jeffers will conduct an on-site auction of the inventory and personal collection of Peter Chillingworth, longtime antiques dealer and show promoter, of Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania. Auctioneer Amelia Jeffers will be conducting the on-site auction of longtime Americana dealer and close personal friend Peter ... (Read More)

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The First Major Victim
by Clayton Pennington

The English magazine Antiques Trade Gazette (ATG) dropped a bombshell on August 27: a George III mahogany and Indian ebony commode by Thomas Chippendale, supplied to Sir Rowland Winn of Nostell Priory for his London house between 1766 and 1769, was stripped of its ivory before being shipped from the ... (Read More)

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Judge Tosses Art Defamation Lawsuit
by M.A.D. staff

On August 9 United States District Judge Miranda M. Du ruled in favor of Peter Stremmel, Stremmel Galleries, Mike Overby, and Coeur D’Alene Art Auction of Nevada, LLC, granting their request for summary judgment in a defamation lawsuit filed by Gerald Peters and Gerald Peters Gallery. Peters had filed the suit ... (Read More)

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VPN Protection
by John P. Reid, scw.johnreid@gmail.com

Computer Column #357 In the past, we have suggested using Virtual Private Network (VPN) software for guarding your data against spying while using a public Wi-Fi network. VPN software has become better and more useful, so we will update the information. An unrelated bonus download fills out the column. VPNs Virtual Private Networks ... (Read More)

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Lollipop Tree Suit Settled
by M.A.D. staff

Lollipop Tree Suit Settled On July 31 LAILA Company International Ltd., d.b.a. Connery & Associates Fine Art International, and Adrien Meyer filed a notice of voluntary dismissal in federal court, ending the lawsuit the pair had filed against Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in connection with the sale of Lollipop Tree, an oil ... (Read More)
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