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  • Congress Introduces ART Bill The Maine Antiques Digest has reported that the US Congress, on September 25, 2018, introduced the American Royalties Too (ART) act with bipartisan support. The act calls for an amendment to the Copyright Act of 1976, requiring purchasers of visual art to pay a royalty to the artist if they resell

  • Message from the NAA Tonight, I am working with a small group of NAA members, including David Whitley from Colorado, John Schultz from Minnesota, and David Warren from Maine, who are trying to get the word out to our members about a bill that is currently in the House Judicial Committee. This bill would make

  • MAA Members Approve New Bylaws At the Annual Meeting on October 23, MAA members approved new bylaws presented by the Board after a two-year review effort. Highlights include provisions for electronic notification and announcements, and recognition of business methods in the new millennium.

  • 2018 Annual Membership Meeting Features John Schultz John Schultz, Chief Marketing and Technology Officer at Grafe Auctions, as well as famed instructor of the NAA’s Auction Marketing Management class, presented a workshop covering online auction marketing. John has taught the AMM class from its inception, and has grown the online presence of  Grafe Auctions, to

  • Maine Auctioneers Association 2017 Annual Membership Meeting June 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, ME Featuring Darron Meares, CAI, BAS, MPPA Please join Maine Auctioneers at the Maine Maritime Museum for our Annual General Membership Meeting. At this meeting, we will look at projects planned for the coming

  • Maine Auctioneers Association Gets Ivory Update By Ruth Ludwig Lind Maine Auctioneers got the latest update on current and proposed ivory legislation, at a meeting September 10 at the Saco River Auction Gallery in Biddeford, Maine. Gordon Stanley of Maritime Gallery in Searsport, Maine is an active member in a coalition of groups working to

  • Auctions Aren’t News… And Other Reasons the Media Isn’t Interested By: Trisha Brauer, CAI, BAS, MBA and 2016 NAA Board Candidate  I am going to make a controversial statement for our industry: Auctions aren’t news. They are events but events are not automatically newsworthy. As marketing experts, we know that writing press releases are an

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