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On August 15 & 16 Northeast Auctions will host its annual Marine, China Trade & Sporting Art auction, including English pottery from the collection of Bob Treitelman. See all 1,152 lots here. Peggy Cooper Cafritz spoke to the New York Times about the loss of her African-American and African art collection after her Washington, DC home was destroyed by fire …

This Week’s Top Lots: June 29 – July 3

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*  The top lot of the June 27 sale of 20th century furniture and design at Skinner in Boston was a Tiffany Studios Peony lamp that sold for $118,500 (estimate $70,000-90,0000). Other top sales included a Tiffany Studios favrile glass table lamp that sold for $23,700 (estimate $3,000-5,000), and a Moorcroft vase with red flambé glaze that sold for $15,405 …

The Persistence of Memory

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In her new book, Scrapbooks: An American History (Yale, 2008), Jessica Helfand suggests that in times of uncertainty people turn to the hobby. Scrapbooking and memory keeping is now a major industry in the United States and represents the largest segment of the nearly $30 billion craft industry. Memory keeping is certainly nothing new, particular in the world of antiques …