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Exhibitions, September 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and website for ... (Read More)

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Spain’s “First Dollar of the Americas” Sells for $528,000
by M.A.D. staff

The “First Dollar of the New World,” struck in Mexico City by the Spanish in 1538, sold for $528,000 (includes buyer’s premium) on August 17 at an auction of ancient and world coins held by Heritage Auctions in Philadelphia. Photos courtesy Heritage Auctions. The first dollar-size coin struck in the Americas, it ... (Read More)

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Honest, Abe! It’s Really You!
by Mark Sisco

On August 16 L.T. Auctions, St. George, Maine, scored a major hit with a little carte de visite. Larry Trueman has been auctioneering for over 30 years, and the carte de visite turned out to be the most expensive single item he’d ever sold. He found it in Friendship, Maine, ... (Read More)

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Dealer's Collection Stolen in Santa Fe
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A theft occurred on Monday, August 13, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, resulting in the loss of a personal collection of jewelry belonging to dealer Judi Stellmach of Blue Dog Antiques. Any information will be gratefully received. Contact Judi or Cy Stellmach at (860) 458-9038 or (860) 458-9039 or via ... (Read More)

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Three-Catalog Americana Sale at Skinner
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Skinner, Inc., Marlborough, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Skinner, Inc. Skinner hosted a three-catalog Americana sale at its Marlborough, Massachusetts, gallery on August 12 and 13. One catalog was for the collection of respected New Hampshire dealers Gail and Don Piatt, which garnered much interest. The second included the folk art collection of Arthur ... (Read More)

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August Jewelry Auction Results: Cordier Auctions and Appraisals and Clars Auction Gallery
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology August Jewelry Auction Results: Cordier Auctions and Appraisals and Clars Auction Gallery This month we feature results from Cordier Auctions and Appraisals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, California. Both auctions included a good selection of jewelry that sold along with decorative and fine arts, ... (Read More)

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The 2018 NHADA Show
by Clayton Pennington

The New Hampshire Antiques Show, Manchester, New Hampshire Three high chests in three different booths sold on August 9 in the early opening hours of the annual show produced by the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association in Manchester, New Hampshire. (The show continued until August 11.) Pratt’s Antiques, Steven F. Still, ... (Read More)

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Experience Counts: MidWeek in Manchester
by Fran Kramer

MidWeek in Manchester Antiques Show & Sale, Manchester, New Hampshire After decades in the business, Frank Gaglio of Barn Star Productions knows that it is the dealers and their merchandise that make the difference between a fair antiques show and a very good one. The opening crowd. Gaglio, after all, was one of ... (Read More)

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Antiques in Manchester: The Collector’s Fair
by Clayton Pennington

Manchester, New Hampshire For the seventh year, DiSaia Management produced Antiques in Manchester during Antiques Week in New Hampshire. The result was damn near perfect. The late 19th-century wooden boxers in original paint and “untouched condition” were $8500 from DBR Antiques, Hadley, Massachusetts. They depict Gentleman Jim Corbett’s 27-round heavyweight victory over ... (Read More)

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Americana Celebration
by Clayton Pennington

Concord, New Hampshire “I thought it was great—it was better than the first two,” said promoter Peter Mavris several days after Americana Celebration, the one-day show he produces at the Douglas Everett Arena in Concord, New Hampshire, closed. The show happens on Tuesday during Antiques Week in New Hampshire, and it ... (Read More)
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