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Gene Oakes, owner of E.L. Oakes Fine Art and Antiques, is joining Schwenke Auctioneers, as the firm expands services in the Eastern Coast of Florida.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, headquartered in Chicago, is continuing its westward expansion, with the recent addition of a seventh location, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Renown political memorabilia authority and pioneer of the collectibles auction industry, Ted Hake, was presented with a lifetime achievement award by the American Political Items Collectors’ (APIC) group July 9, during the the organization's national convention.
More than 40 original works and printed Saturday Evening Post covers featuring those works are part of a new exhibition, America, Illustrated: Six Decades of Saturday Evening Post Covers, set to open at M.S. Rau Antiques, beginning Nov. 6, 2015.
The Virginia-based Quinn & Farmer is restructuring ownership of the business, with Paul Quinn assuming full ownership of auction business, and Ken Farmer redirecting his focus to expert appraisals, art brokerage and private consultation services.
America's oldest auction house, Freeman's, announced expansion of its firm, with the addition of a second southeast regional office in Richmond, Va.
Morphy Auctions continues its expansion efforts, with the recent acquisition of the Advertising, Toy, Doll Division of James D. Julia. The move allows Julia's the opportunity to grow other areas of their business, while ensuring their loyal consignors will be in good hands, explained James D. Julia.
Skinner, Inc. is expanding its auction services by establishing a regional office in New York City. "Given our proximity to the city and the number of clients we serve there, our specialists are already highly familiar with the market," said Karen Keene, CEO of Skinner.
iGavel recently announced plans to expand its business, by adding an office in New Braunfels, located between San Antonio and Austin, Texas. The new office will compliment the current office and exhibition space in New York, as well as the company's extensive online presence, explained Lark Mason, founder of iGavel.