Mingling Antiques with Beer, Ruling on German Art Trove, and More Fresh News

Shelburne council has approved a zoning change to allow the former church and Masonic Lodge to be turned into an antique store and tavern. Contributed photo

Shelburne council has approved a zoning change to allow the former church and Masonic Lodge to be turned into an antique store and tavern. Contributed photo

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Ever heard of mixing drinks with antiques? Chris Petersons, a business owner in Shelburne, Ontario, will open an antiques store on Jan. 1, followed by a tavern in March, at the same location: a former church. [Read more from Orangeville Banner]
  • A controversial decision in a Munich court paves the way for a collection of art, including works stolen by the Nazis, to be transferred to a Swiss museum. The court ruled that a German man was of sound mind when he bequeathed his father’s tainted trove of art to the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern. [Read more from The New York Times]
  • Here’s an unusual hobby: Veteran radio announcer Bobby Ellerbee owns a collection of 15 restored vintage television cameras. They’re displayed in his family room and ready to roll in case anyone calls out, “Action!” [Read more from Magic 949]
  • A Michigan auction company is going to be selling a gun that reportedly belonged to gangster Al Capone. Miedema Auctioneers will sell Capone’s Smith & Wesson .32-caliber revolver, which an underling allegedly stole from his golf bag in 1930. [Read more from WOOD TV8]

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