Martha Stewart’s upscale tag sale leads to June auction with Benefit Shop Foundation

 

Martha Stewart and Pam Stone pose for a photo on day one of the April 23-24 tag sale.

Multimedia celebrity and businesswoman Martha Stewart, and Pam Stone, founder and owner of The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc., pose for a photo on day one of the massively successful April 23-24 tag sale. Image provided by The Benefit Shop Foundation

KATONAH, N.Y. — No ordinary country event, the April 23-24 Great American Tag Sale held at Martha Stewart’s expansive Katonah, New York, property was an exclusive affair, with tickets selling out in minutes, despite the $250 price. Final sale proceeds, which initially were estimated to be $800,000 to $1 million, will benefit the Martha Stewart Center for Living at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The facility provides primary care to older adults..

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Skinner Auctioneers announces the appointment of John Dorfman as the company’s director of Books & Manuscripts. Image courtesy of Skinner Auctioneers

John Dorfman joins Skinner as director of Books & Manuscripts

Skinner Auctioneers announces the appointment of John Dorfman as the company’s director of Books & Manuscripts. Image courtesy of Skinner Auctioneers

Skinner Auctioneers announces the appointment of John Dorfman as the company’s director of Books & Manuscripts. Image courtesy of Skinner Auctioneers

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Skinner Auctioneers announces the appointment of John Dorfman as the company’s director of Books & Manuscripts. In his capacity with the auction house, Dorfman will oversee the research, acquisition and sale of rare books, historical documents, autographs and ephemera.

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Freeman’s appoints Winnick, Mazloom to jewelry and watches department

Freeman’s has made two additions to its jewelry and watches department, hiring Lourdes Winnick as department head and Samira Mazloom as a specialist. Images courtesy of Freeman’s

Freeman’s has made two additions to its jewelry and watches department, hiring Lourdes Winnick as department head and Samira Mazloom as a specialist. Images courtesy of Freeman’s

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s announced two new appointments to its jewelry and watches department: Lourdes Winnick and Samira Mazloom.

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Skinner Auctioneers has chosen Benjamin Mini as the new director of the company's Rugs & Carpets department. Image courtesy of Skinner

Skinner names Benjamin Mini director of rugs & carpets department

 Skinner Auctioneers has chosen Benjamin Mini as the new director of the company's Rugs & Carpets department. Image courtesy of Skinner


Skinner Auctioneers announced it has chosen Benjamin Mini as the new director of the company’s rugs & carpets department. Image courtesy of Skinner

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Skinner Auctioneers has chosen Benjamin Mini as the new director of the company’s rugs & carpets department. Mini will also serve as the regional director of the auction house for Maine and Northern New England.

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Bonhams has appointed Kate Stamm (left) regional representative for the Southeast and Florida and chosen Brandon Kennedy (right) as its regional representative for the state of Texas. Images courtesy of Bonhams

Bonhams names new regional reps for Southeast and Texas

Bonhams has appointed Kate Stamm (left) regional representative for the Southeast and Florida and chosen Brandon Kennedy (right) as its regional representative for the state of Texas. Images courtesy of Bonhams


Bonhams has appointed Kate Stamm (left) regional representative for the Southeast and Florida and chosen Brandon Kennedy (right) as its regional representative for the state of Texas. Images courtesy of Bonhams

NEW YORK – Bonhams announces the appointment of two regional representatives in the US: Kate Stamm will bring her expertise to the Southeast and Florida region, while Brandon Kennedy will cover the state of Texas. In their roles, Stamm and Kennedy will establish new relationships and source works in their regions while connecting clients with specialists in more than 60 categories and providing access to a network of collectors across the globe.

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In Memoriam: Bobby Rydell, ’60s teen idol and ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ star, 79

Publicity photo of Bobby Rydell. Earliest date stamp on verso is from 1960. Public domain image

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Bobby Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock ’n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” died Tuesday.

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Freeman’s has appointed fine arts specialist Adam Bitzer its regional representative in New England. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

Freeman’s appoints Adam Bitzer regional rep for New England

Freeman’s has appointed fine arts specialist Adam Bitzer its regional representative in New England. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

Freeman’s appointed fine arts specialist Adam Bitzer its regional representative in New England. Courtesy of Freeman’s

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s has appointed fine art specialist Adam Bitzer as its regional representative in New England.

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Stephen Silvia appointed director of jewelry department at Quinn’s Auction Galleries

Stephen M Silvia, newly appointed director of the jewelry department at Quinn’s Auction Galleries, Falls Church, Va. Image courtesy of Quinn’s

 FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The executive team at Quinn’s Auction Galleries takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Stephen M Silvia as director of the company’s jewelry department. With a distinguished 40-year career in retail fine jewelry, Silvia is a highly skilled professional, both at the technical and business levels of the trade.

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Chris Barber has joined Doyle as a vice president and director of American furniture and decorative arts. Image courtesy of Doyle

Doyle names Chris Barber VP/director of Amer. furniture & decorative arts

Chris Barber has joined Doyle as a vice president and director of American furniture and decorative arts. Image courtesy of Doyle

Chris Barber has joined Doyle as a vice president and director of American furniture and decorative arts. Image courtesy of Doyle

NEW YORK – Doyle announced that Chris Barber has joined the firm as a vice president and director of American furniture and decorative arts.

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James Pickup appointed to Sworders’ board of directors

Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers has appointed James Pickup to the Sworders Board of Directors, effective as of January 1. He joined the auction house in 2015. Image courtesy of Sworders

Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers has appointed James Pickup to the Sworders Board of Directors, effective as of January 1. He joined the auction house in 2015. Image courtesy of Sworders

STANSTED MOUNTFICHET, UK – Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers has appointed James Pickup to the Sworders Board of Directors, effective January 1. Pickup’s appointment brings the total number of board directors up to five.

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