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Thanks to a Retiring Writer

Helene Marlowe has written to tell me of her plans to end her monthly column, “Collector's Playtime,” a detailed work on the topic of dolls and related subjects. Her “one year” agreement to write a column stretched into a decade. TheCollector is a labor of love at a...

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From the Publisher…. Don’t Buy This

By Grant Hamilton, Publisher One of Linda's favorite retail stores is the HomeGoods store. While she shops I like to do a little market research there. They often catch the wave when it comes to “looks” that are nostalgia-related. Over the years I've seen shabby-chic,...

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June 15, 1937: Waylon Jennings was born and made hits like Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys and Good- Hearted Woman. In 2014, Guernsey’s sold Waylon Jennings’ 1958 Ariel Cyclone motorcycle (that once belonged to his friend Buddy Holly) for $457,500. In 1959, Waylon gave up his seat on a plane to “The Big Bopper” J.P. Richardson. Also on the tour group’s plane was Richie Valens and Buddy Holly. It crashed, taking all three. ... See MoreSee Less

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June 11, 1982: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial flew across the night sky at its release and was the top-grossing film of 1982 with $792.8 million worldwide (the-numbers.com). It won four Academy Awards. The promotional illustration for the movie drawn by John Alvin (1948-2000) and patterned after Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam shot the moon at Heritage Auctions in October 2016 with a winning bid of $394,000. The human hand in the picture belonged to Alvin’s daughter. ... See MoreSee Less

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June 11, 1770: Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef when his ship Endeavor ran aground on it. Cook voyaged far away from his home in England—to New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii where he perished. In 2003, a gold-mounted hardwood walking cane made from the spear that killed Captain Cook on Feb. 14, 1779 (kept by an officer on the Endeavor) was sold for £150,750 at Lyon & Turnbull. It was engraved with: "From Adml. C.B.H. Ross C.B. To Admiral Sir David Milne G.C.B. Made of the spear which killed Captn. Cook R.N."Also, Cook’s pistol sold for $227,100 at Leski Auctions in Australia in 2013. ... See MoreSee Less

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June 8, 1916: Francis Crick was born near Northampton, England. A discoverer of the structure of DNA with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins, all shared a Nobel Prize in 1962. Crick’s Nobel Prize sold in April 2013 for $2,270,500 at Heritage Auctions. A year later, Watson’s Nobel hit $4.75 million at Christie’s; his five-page Nobel banquet speech sold for $365,000 at the same auction. ... See MoreSee Less

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June 7, 1848: Post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin was born in Paris. His 1892 "When Will You Marry?" depicting two Tahitian women sold in a private sale in 2015 for about $300 million, it is believed. Gauguin counted Cezanne, Pissarro and van Gogh as friends or acquaintances. ... See MoreSee Less

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June 6, 1944: D-Day, the Normandy Invasion by the Greatest Generation. A 48-star flag flown from the U.S. Navy Landing Craft Control (LCC) 60 sold for $514,000 at Heritage Auctions on June 12, 2016. From the personal collection of Lieutenant Howard Vander Beek, the skipper of LCC 60 and the first vessel to deliver troops to Utah Beach—and also 18 more assault waves afterwards. ... See MoreSee Less

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June 6, 1868: Royal Navy officer and explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott was born. In 1912, he and his team made it to the South Pole but were more than a month behind Roald Amundsen, the first to reach it. Unfortunately, Scott and his team all died from exposure, exhaustion, and lack of food on the return trip to their base camp. Even so, “Scott of the Antarctic” became a national hero in Great Britain. Captain Scott's silk Union Jack taken on his two Antarctic Expeditions, including the last one, sold for $114,929 at Christie’s in 2010. ... See MoreSee Less

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June 4, 1977: Poppy Flowers by Vincent van Gogh was stolen this day from the Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Cairo, Egypt—for the first time. It was found and returned in the next decade but stolen again in 2010 from the same museum. The masterpiece is valued at $50+ million. ... See MoreSee Less

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APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR GRASSROOTS: AN EMERGING ARTIST EXHIBITION!!!!

The Rockport Art Association & Museum invites artists to enter this exhibit to celebrate non-juried artist members of RAA&M. Artists need not be members of RAA&M. This is an opportunity to show artwork that celebrates the diversity of the Creative Community. This exhibit will be juried using digital images (jpegs) submitted/uploaded by individual artists during the May 15 - June 15 submission period. Entries may be submitted through smarterentry.com website.

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