Rago to host talk on legacy of Judith and Gerson Leiber

Judith and Gerson Leiber. Image provided by Rago.


LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – On Tuesday, June 6, Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house with Joshua Ruff titled “Brilliant Partners – Judith and Gerson Leiber.” Ruff will explore the life and times of these two creative souls who pursued their respective paths with mutual, loving support. Judith is an internationally renowned for her designer handbags, and Gerson as an ingeniously versatile modern artist.

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Antique Trader offering free collectible for National Postcard Week

‘Antique Trader’ is offering this limited edition postcard to celebrate National Postcard Week, which runs May 7-13, 2017. Antique Trader image


IOLA, Wis. – Are you or someone you know a deltiologist? If so, Antique Trader applauds you, especially with National Postcard Week 2017 rapidly approaching. Deltiologists (people who collect and study postcards) have been celebrating this collecting interest as far back as the early 20th century, according to the National Postcard Week site.

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Library experts work with public to save family heirlooms, collectibles


CHICAGO – Each year millions of Americans put their family keepsakes at risk because they lack the knowledge of how to store and preserve items. This week, April 23 – 29, is Preservation Week, and librarians and library workers are offering their expertise on how to preserve family heirlooms and collectibles.

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Urban Expositions launching FORM fair during Miami Art Week

Isohi Setsuko, courtesy of TAI Modern

CHICAGO – Urban Expositions, producers of SOFA CHICAGO, today announced the launch of their newest fair – FORM. Taking place in Miami during Art Week, the fair will run Dec. 7-10 with an opening night preview on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The fair will showcase a highly curated selection of 25 international galleries displaying the very best in the applied arts.

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Asia Week New York galleries open their doors despite late winter storm

Asia Week New York reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo by Annie Watts


NEW YORK – Asia Week New York got off to a great start with its gala cocktail reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Due to the impending snowstorm, the question on everyone’s mind was whether to open or not. Auction houses scrambled to rearrange their schedules, but many of the dealers decided to keep their doors open and carried on with business as usual despite the inclement weather.

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Marburger Farm Antique Show celebrating 20th year March 29-April 1

Marburger Farm dealers excel at offering a variety of antiques. Marburger Farm Antique Show image


ROUND TOP, Texas – In 1997 the Marburger Farm Antique Show was the new kid on the block in Round Top, Texas. Bill Clinton was president, Seinfeld was the top TV show and an upstart named Microsoft had become the world’s most valuable business. Marburger Farm burst onto the scene, founded by two visionary antiques dealers in exactly the way that dealers thought a show should be run. Read more

Biennial sculpture show returns to historic site in UK

Richard Jackson and Sally Fawkes, ‘Inhale Exhale,’ cast optical glass and stainless steel, 3.3 x 0.25 x 0.25 meters.


CIRENCESTER, UK – The 13th Biennial Quenington Sculpture Exhibition will be on display June 11 through July 2 at the Quenington Old Rectory in Gloucestershire.

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Feb. 18 toy, train & doll show to benefit Binghamton, N.Y., humane society

There’s always a full house at the Vintage Toys, Trains & Collectible Show in Binghamton, N.Y. Image provided by The Humane Society of Binghamton


BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Do you yearn for an old-fashioned toy show brimming with great toys, trains and dolls, and friendly dealers who love to chat and share their knowledge? Just such an event will take place this Saturday, Feb. 18, in Binghamton, New York. The Vintage Toys, Trains & Collectible Show, a fundraiser for the local humane society, has grown into a full and very popular event featuring vintage toys, trains, dolls, plastic models, die-cast automotive toys and much more. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 1645 Hall, 177 Robinson Street in Binghamton.


Pressed-steel automotive, tin-friction toys and even King Kong can be found at the popular show. Image provided by The Humane Society of Binghamton


This show has all the elements toy collectors remember from the regional shows of the early 1990s. There’s free parking, lots of delicious food, a bake sale, and a low, low admission price of only $3. Children under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult.


Remember old Revell model kits? There were many available at last year’s edition of the Vintage Toys, Trains & Collectible Show. Image provided by The Humane Society of Binghamton


Not only has this show developed the reputation of being a great place to discover very desirable toys pulled from the attics and closets of multi-generational homes in New York’s southernmost tier, but also from residences in nearby Pennsylvania and western Massachusetts. Best of all, the show’s profits will help homeless animals who are cared for by The Humane Society of Binghamton.



The full address for the American Legion hall is 177 Robinson St., Binghamton, NY 13905. Want more information? Contact Rick Barron at 607-343-2302, or Kim Broderick at kbroderick@bchumanesoc.com.

Visit The Humane Society of Binghamton, New York online at www.bchumanesoc.com.

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Met museum event Feb. 5 observes ‘Year of the Rooster’

Many performers will participate in the Mets’ ‘Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster.’ Metropolitan Museum of Art image


NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host its annual Lunar New Year festival on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more

Record-setting 50 galleries to participate in Asia Week New York

Zetterquist Galleries (New York, N.Y.), parrot lamp, Ly Dynasty, 11th-12th century, Vietnam.


NEW YORK – Fifty international galleries and five auction houses will participate in Asia Week New York 2017, the celebration of Asian art and culture that runs from March 9-18. “We are thrilled to announce the 2017 roster of international galleries – our largest and most diverse to date,” said Lark Mason, chairman of Asia Week New York. “The ongoing participation by these notable galleries is a testament to how firmly entrenched this annual event has become.”

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