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A Few of The Stories In the Current Issue:

Americana Sale Has International Flavor

Former Harvard Medical School Professor Convicted of Attempted Grand Larceny in LA

Altermann Galleries & Auctioneers opens in New York City

Morphy Spring Sale Blasts Off to $2.8 Million

Medals Bring High Prices at Americana Auction

Someone Got Fresh with the Little Mermaid

Jones & Horan Sells Daniel Munroe Tall Clock for $54,000

Maentel Watercolor of a Hatter Sells for $469,000

White Cloud Farms: The Curious Story of the Most Famous Unknown Art Pottery

Bargains and Buy-ins Abound in the U.S. Virgin Islands  

Western Paintings Fuel the Market

New Level Reached for Inuit Art

Untouched Collection Surfaces for Stair Galleries

Fresh Finds Stir Buying Fever at Bertoia's

The 24th Washington International Print Fair

A New Day for Antiques in a Cow Pasture

Jonathan Horne and Alistair Sampson Antiques merge

Stolen 60 years ago, George Washington letter found in Dallas is returned to Massachusetts

Capone’s chattel costly

Breakfast in Woodstock!

The First Clockmaker of Elizabethtown, New Jersey?

Marketing Summer in New England: The Peabody Essex Museum's Paintings Show

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by Rose Safran

Nicholls Auction Company Conducts Beard-Shiflett Estate Sale
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by Walter C. Newman

Medicine Bottle with Misspelled Embossing Makes $9520
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by Ed Pfeiffer

Paintings Strong in March Auction
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by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Cupboard and Its Contents are High-Flyers
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by Don Johnson

Another Bellamy Eagle Flies
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, Maine
by Mark Sisco

The Hunt Was On
Grogan & Company, Dedham, Massachusetts
by Jackie Sideli

A Glance Unearths a Fantastic Find
Copake Auction, Inc., Copake, New York
by Jackie Sideli

Snowless in Mt. Morris
Cottone, Mt. Morris, New York
by Fran Kramer

Bargains at Sluder's Spring Furniture Sale
Jerry Sluder Auctions, Inc., Weaverville, North Carolina
by Pete Prunkl

Fid and Knife Set Top Lot at Cape Cod Auction
Martha's Vineyard Auctions, Hyannis, Massachusetts
by Jackie Sideli

Arts and Crafts Market Alive and Well
Craftsman, Lambertville, New Jersey
by Lita Solis-Cohen

William Aiken Walker Tops Cape Cod Auction
Eldred's, East Dennis, Massachusetts
by Jackie Sideli

Harlowe-Powell Opens New Facility with $435,000 Sale
Harlowe-Powell Auction Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia
by Walter C. Newman

Wilton Has Good Turnout and Sales but "Not Like the Old Days"
Wilton, Connecticut
by Ed Pfeiffer

Highs and Lows at Indianapolis Art & Antiques Show
Indianapolis, Indiana
by Don Johnson

Indy Ad Show to Remain a Two-Day Affair
Indianapolis, Indiana
by Don Johnson

Sales Blossom at Connecticut Spring Antiques Show
Hartford, Connecticut
by Ed Pfeiffer

Spring Forward Southern Style: Charleston International Antiques Show
Charleston, South Carolina
by Pete Prunkl

HADA Show Returns Bigger and Better
Houston, Texas
by David Anderson

Music Valley Antiques Market: Well-Established Quality
Nashville, Tennessee
by Karla Klein Albertson

Nashville's Heart of Country Celebrates Silver Anniversary
Nashville, Tennessee
by Karla Klein Albertson

The 37th Annual Winnetka Antiques Show
Winnetka, Illinois
by Danielle Arnet

Tenth Annual Antiques in Alexandria Show
Alexandria, Virginia
by Robert Kyle

February Fiddler's Tailgate in Nashville: A Honeycomb of Possibilities
Nashville, Tennessee
by Karla Klein Albertson

The Spirit of the Past Antiques Show
Bellevue, Washington
by Cathy Aldrich

Antiques at Philadelphia's Navy Pier
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Original 23rd Street Armory Antiques Show
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Discovery and New Rules at Philadelphia Antiques Show
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A First Look at Murals of a Yankee Genius in Orford, New Hampshire
by David Hewett

The Hawaiiana Market: Seafarer's Journal Brings $52,900 at Swann;
Elsewhere, Surfiana's Up

by Jeanne Schinto

Exploring and Equipping the Basic Bungalow: Arts & Crafts Conference 2006
Asheville, North Carolina
by Pete Prunkl

Mass Mailings
Computer Column
by John P. Reid

How Did This Happen?
Auction Law and Ethics
by Steve Proffitt

Badda-bing, Badda-boom
A Book Review
by A.J. Peluso, Jr.




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