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Sternboard Eagle Leads Cyr Auction
by Mark Sisco

Cyr Auction Company, Gray, Maineby Mark SiscoThere was standing room only, and precious little of that, at Cyr Auction Company's July 11 Fine Arts and Americana auction in Gray, Maine. The place was packed, and so were the books holding the absentee bids. Auctioneer Jim Cyr reported "Our previous record ... (Read More)


Durfee Collection of Dedham Pottery Sold
by Alexander Farnham

Northeast Auctions, Manchester, New Hampshireby Alexander FarnhamOn August 3, as part of its 20th annual summer Americana auction in Manchester, New Hampshire, Northeast Auctions sold 96 pieces of Dedham pottery from the collection of Florence Durfee. Another part of her collection will be included in the firm's October 26-28 auction. ... (Read More)


Americana Celebration in Deerfield
by Mark Sisco

Deerfield, New Hampshireby Mark SiscoThis was Nan Gurley's 13th year at Antiques Week in New Hampshire. Her annual outdoor show at the fairgrounds in Deerfield, New Hampshire, was held on August 7. She stuck to her traditional Tuesday, despite Frank Gaglio's show opening the day before in nearby Bedford. Sandwiched ... (Read More)


"I Like to Auction Better Than Anything I've Ever Done in My Life"
by Mark Sisco

Martin J. Donnelly Antique Tools, Hillsboro, New Hampshireby Mark SiscoSomehow, the story of the tools seems secondary to the story of the man. Martin Donnelly's Live Free or Die Antique Tool Auctions conducted its annual sale and show on the Withington auction grounds in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, on June 29 ... (Read More)


Let's Hear It for the Associations

I managed to get to the Maine Antiques Dealers Association show at River Arts at Round Top Farm in Damariscotta a few weeks ago and had a short talk with outgoing MADA president Nancy Glazer of Bailey Island. I told her I thought she and her organization had done an ... (Read More)


Antiques Show Worth Traffic Jam
by Richard de Thuin

East Hampton, New York by Richard de Thuin Traffic on Southern State Parkway on Saturday, July 14, was a breeze until exit 44 leading to Route 27 into the Hamptons. The fender-to-fender traffic on this one-lane highway strained nerves all the way into Southampton and Water Mill until Bridgehampton came ... (Read More)


Antiques at Elm Bank Estate: Capricious Storm, Capricious Customers
by Jeanne Schinto

Wellesley, Massachusettsby Jeanne SchintoIt's easy enough to love the venue—gorgeous grounds with gardens tended by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society on which sit two historic buildings in one of New England's most affluent communities. It's easy, too, to love promoter Marvin Getman. "Marv sure gets them into the seats," said Ken ... (Read More)


Americana on the Block
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenThe first Americana sales since last January at Christie's and Sotheby's on October 3 and 4 are eagerly anticipated, and collectors will find plenty to tempt them. Among the highlights, Christie's offers on October 3 two previously undocumented treasures: a circa 1760 Philadelphia tea table attributed to the ... (Read More)
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