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Martin & Reyne speak with Amos Balaish, the owner of The Showplace in NY the largest antique mall in New York City. Listen in as they talk about the activity at the 45,000 square foot, four story mall, and who has shopped there over the years.

Click here to visit The Showplace website.

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29 Apr 2011, by

80. Joe Maddalena

Martin visits Los Angeles and stops in to talk to Joe Maddalena of Profiles in History. They discuss the June 18th Debbie Reynolds~The Auction,  which consists of the most important & rare Hollywood memorabilia to ever be offered. The collection includes Marylin Monroe’s  iconic Subway Dress and Dorothy’s Ruby Red Shoes. They also discuss the Hollywood Treasure TV Show, the upcoming Disney Auction, last year’s Lost Auction, and Joe gives advice to new collectors.

Click here to visit the Profiles in History website.

Click here to view our video of the Profiles in History office.

UPDATE: Marylin Monroe’s  iconic Subway Dress sells for nearly 5 million dollars! Click here for the story.

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Martin & Thelema interview Patrick T. Kraft of  William A. Karges Fine Art about important California paintings. Listen in as they discuss the founding of the galleries located in Carmel By The Sea and in Los Angeles, they also discuss trends and the current state of the important California paintings market.

Click the image to visit the William A. Karges website.

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17 Apr 2011, by

78. Auction Kings II

Bonus 25 minute podcast, Martin talks to repeat guest Auction King’s Paul Brown about signing up for Season II on the Discovery Channel and what has transpired since the last interview.

Click here for our first interview in November, 2010.

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In conjunction with the American Decorative Arts Forum, Martin along with co-host Susan Doherty interviews Cybele Gontar, co-author  of a new book on Louisiana Acadian & Creole Furniture, 1735–1835 (book available on our side bar). Listen to this fascinating interview with our knowledgeable co-host and guest.

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8 Apr 2011, by

76. Harry Rinker

Martin interviews Antique media personality and author, Harry Rinker who shares some great insight on today’s world on antiques and collectibles.

Visit Harry’s website here.

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Martin interviews the authors and creators of a great new blog site, Sally Schwartz and Danny Alias. In a nutshell the blog was spawned by the two having some kind of mid-life crises. If you like antiques and vintage as well as laughing, this podcast is for you. Check out the blog by clicking the image. Check out the Sally Schwartz Randolph Street Market website here and Danny’s Broadway Antique Market here. Check out Martin’s blog on “vintage” here.

All images courtesy of Danny Alias (not Google)

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Martin talks to CEO Teri Franks of Fine Art Registry. Listen in to find out the advantages of registering your artwork and how the service can benefit you as an artist or collector. They talk about art fakes, frauds and much more. Click here for Fine Art Registry’s website with comprehensive information and 100s of art related articles and services..

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Martin meets with TBS Dinner & a Movie host Paul Gilmartin who talks about his love for the Danish Modern design.  They discuss Paul’s passion – his craft of hand shaped pieces in the Danish style. Click here to see Paul’s work.

 

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72. Tiffany Art Glass

Reyne & Martin record an informational podcast together on one of Reyne’s specialties, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s art glass.  They talk about the beginnings to when it had fallen out of favor in the 1930s to the 1960s. They discuss Lillian Nassau’s role in bringing the collectibility back and what the market is like today. They also touch on art glass such as Loetz, Durand, Quezal, Steuben, Ludberg and more.

Check out Martin’s blog on Tiffany Glass: Click Here

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Martin talks with guest Don Carpentier from Eastfield Village, New York about his skilled craftsmanship of recreating mocha wares (click here for info.), and the historical rescue of the early ceramics molds (60,000 of them) from the closed Spode Factory in England. Click here for here for images & history of Spode .

Click here to visit Don’s website.

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Martin welcomes a new co-host, Thelema Dietler.  She and Martin speak with Robin S. R. Starr, Director of American & European Paintings & Prints at Skinner Auction House. Listen as they discuss Skinner’s growth and successes, including the sale of a $5.5 million Fitz Hugh (Henry) Lane painting. They talk further about other incredible finds and the current state of the antique auction world.

Skinner is one of the world’s most exclusive auction houses with gallery locations in Marlborough and Boston, Massachusetts. Visit Skinner Auction House for Antiques and Fine Art online.

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Martin visits artisan Ruth Rhoten, silversmith, goldsmith & artist at her studio. They talk about her wonderful silver making as well as her antique silver conservation work for dealers and collectors nationwide. (we apologize for the background noise of heavy rain)

Ruth’s website: Here.

Our video at the studio: Here.

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Martin drops in at Pixar Animation Studio and talks with artist Dice (Daisuke) Tsutsumi about his journey as an artist and what brought him to Pixar. Dice talks about what it was like as the art director behind the scenes of creating Toy Story 3 and his love of painting.

Artists Help Japan – Earthquake & Tsunami 2011 Visit the website to donate here.

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Martin interviews Russ Goldberger about his road to success and how he has utilized the power of the internet to promote antiques. Listen in as they talk about decoys, folk art, objects with original painted surfaces and how to market them in today’s business climate.

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Martin interviews Peter Loughrey, Founder & Director of Los Angeles Modern Auctions. Listen in as they talk about the spectacular Max Palevsky Interior to be offered in March with several custom pieces by Ettore Sottsass. They also talk about several facets of the collecting hobby of Mid-century Modern, and Contemporary Design.

Click here for LA Modern Auctions.  Click here for our podcast with Mid-Century Modern dealer Dave Shaw.

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Martin interviews the leading authority on Abraham Lincoln, historian Harold Holzer. Listen in as they talk about Lincoln’s life and struggles through the Civil War.

Click here for Martin’s blog on Abraham Lincoln’s writings.

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Martin & Reyne talk to Mark Moran, antique appraiser, author of over 25 books on antiques & collectibles and editor of FW Publications. Mark is an interesting guest with a love for the business and has an outstanding diversified knowledge of antiques & art.

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Martin & Reyne interview Will Seippel, the CEO of Worthpoint, the most active antique website in the world with 200,000 hits a day!

They talk about Worthpoint’s trilogy of websites including GoAntiques and PriceMiner.  Listen in to hear the amazing …

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In this segment Martin talks again to eBay’s Senior Manager of Seller Advocacy and Spokesperson Griff. Feedback is further discussed, and new changes that help on the seller’s side. Martin asks why eBay left the Live Auction world and they end talking about unusual and memorable items that have sold on eBay.

Griff hosts eBay Radio, click the logo to check it out.

Part I with eBay’s Griff Click Here

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Martin talks with master swordsmith Scott Slobodian on his fine artisan craft. They talk about the history of Japanese swordmaking and more.

His buyers range from someone who saves up for a few years to …

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Part I of II. Martin visits the eBay campus in San Jose, CA and interviews spokesperson Jim (GRIFF) Griffith, Senior Manager, Seller Strategy/Advocacy. Listen in to hear the beginnings of the company, the reason for the changes in the seller …

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Eric Bradley joins Reyne Haines & Martin Willis to discuss what the Antique Trader is doing to grow awareness in the hobby of collecting. Read our blog on Eric here.

Antique Trader Website, click here.

Antique Trader Blog, click here.

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Curator Susan Stein joins us for Thomas Jefferson Part III. We talk about Jefferson’s Monticello transitioning over the years, his five year Parisian influence which created the cosmopolitan feel of the Monticello interior and more. Listen in to hear what items have been recovered from the January 15th, 1827 Five Day Dispersal Auction, and what things never left the house. Susan also talks about recent changes and what is in store. Visit the Monticello Website HERE.

Thomas Jefferson I, Andrew Burstein  HERE.

Thomas Jefferson II, Andrew Burstein  HERE.

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Martin & Phyllis interview the only artist that can claim that he walked on the moon! Listen in is as Alan Bean talks about his unique paintings and what he does in a lunar way to prepare them. He talks …

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Auction Kings Paul Brown joins Martin to talk about the inside scoop on the new Discovery Channel’s hit show. Listen in as Paul talks about what has changed in his life & at Gallery 63 since the show aired. Paul also talks about his background and what it was like growing up in the auction business and a lot more.

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LSU Professor & Jefferson Scholar Andrew Burstein joins us for Thomas Jefferson, Part II. Listen in to hear about Jefferson’s struggles with slavery, his concubinage relationship with Sally Hemings, what Jefferson might think about today’s immigration issues & more. Toward the end of the episode we speak briefly about Monticello.

Thomas Jefferson Part I  HERE.

Part III Jefferson’s Monticello HERE

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Return guest Darren Julien is back with more stories. He talks about his auction in Macau China where he sold a basketball signed by Michael Jordan & Michael Jackson for big bucks. He talks about upcoming auctions “Icons & Idols” with John Lennon’s 1966 Beatle’s military jacket used in a Life Magazine photo shoot and Albert Einstein’s brain x-rays (this is not a typo). Then we discuss “The Johnny Cash Auction”, property from his life and career.

Listen in to hear the strangest thing he ever sold that was once part of a celebrity!

Click image for Julien’s Auctions website.

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Martin and Phyllis speak with phone guest, Historian & Jefferson Scholar, LSU Professor Andrew Burstein about Thomas Jefferson’s letters, his beliefs & sentiments, and what 18th century life was like. We have a Skype caller, John Logan from Rhode Island who asks a few questions.

Thomas Jefferson II, Andrew Burstein  HERE.

Thomas Jefferson III Monticello HERE

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We are throwing in this 20 minute podcast as a bonus this week. Martin talks to fellow antique & auction podcaster, Walt Kolenda of Gloucester, MA. Listen in to hear the free services and info that Walt provides for anyone’s …

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Neal Auction Company’s Marc Fagan is our phone guest. He talks about John James Audubon,  historical and natural history prints. How the auction gallery handled Hurricane Katrina & more.

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Phone Guest Kathy Flood author of many books under the subject of jewelry.  Kathy,  Reyne & Martin discuss the world of jewelry.

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Martin & Reyne phone interview Steve Ivy CEO of Heritage Auction Gallery, one of the worlds largest auction houses. They talk about selling rarities from dinosaurs and comic books.

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Martin visits Pamela duLong Williams art studio in Kittery, Maine. Pamela discusses her lifelong love for painting and more. Click this image for Pamela’s website.

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Martin & Reyne Haines have an informative interview with the CEO of Liveauctioneers, Julian Ellison. He discusses the new technology, and the growth of this greatly needed service for auctioneers and buyers around the globe.

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A fine and knowledgeable dealer and owner of Crissy Gallery in Sarasota talks to Martin about Tiffany, cut glass, determining fakes and more.

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Martin is on location in Cape Neddick, Maine to interview Cesar Chanlatte of Tangible Antiques, they are joined by “Maine Picker” Howard Koeppel. Click on image for Tangibles Website.

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Martin goes to Sacramento and interviews Jeff Wichmann and Chi Chi of American Bottle Auctions, the nations leading auction company of American antique bottles. Click here for Jeff’s guest blog.

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Martin & Phyllis travel to Monterey to the car auctions and interview a few people on location. They watch an auction at the end. Check out the video on the videos page.

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See why Dan Carlin’s podcast has over 300,000 downloads a month. Martin talks to Dan who is a fascinating guest about his show, Hardcore History and much more. Click on image to check out Dan’s History Podcast Website

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Move over American Pickers! Greg Willett our phone guests talks about adventures in door knocking for antiques. Not just in this country, but Spain, France, Canada & China. Informative and fun!

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Martin interviews Dennis Waters in Exeter, NH  on Dags and other photography. They talk about the family business, the beginning of photography up to modern day daguerreotype photographers.

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Special co-host media personality Reyne Haines and Martin record live at the Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire. They interview show producer Allen Michaan, a character named Vinnie and several dealers.

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An Informative Narrative by Phelps Fullerton

Our Podcast with Phelps on the subject: Click Here

I think to get a better understanding of the antique advertising market you need to get some background on how product branding came about, and …

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Martin joins Christopher James Ward at his Newcastle, New Hampshire studio.  He talks about what it was like growing up as a young artist and what it is like today as one of the leading maritime artists. Click image for Christopher Ward’s website.

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Wayne Hilt talks to Martin about early American pewter, rare pieces and how it was one of the first recyclables.

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Martin interviews dealers and buyers at the July 2010 Brimfield Antiques Show. The most amazing interview is with dealer in vintage License plates.. Listen to hear what the world record price at auction is.

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Martin and Phyllis visit Dave Shaw and have some laughs.

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Guest, founder of Americana Exchange, Bruce McKinney talks about his interactive website with millions of records available on Books, Manuscripts &  Ephemera

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If you like Couture and vintage lady’s apparel, join us with Abigail Rutherford of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers! She is knowledgeable and sweet!

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Phone guest Sally Schwartz on location at Chicago’s Randolph Street Market. We talk about the event, attendance and her cigarette lighter collection.

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Phone guest John Bemis talks about high end collector cars at auction, the growth of the company and the increasing demand for fine cars.

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Phone Guest Ulrich Boser, author of the book The Gardner Heist talks about the unsolved mystery of the largest art theft in history. Some mysteries are solved by Boser as he takes a trip around the globe to solve the puzzel.

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Adam Carolla from Loveline, The Man Show, and World Leading Comedy Podcast talks to Martin & Phyllis about his car collection, and a lot more.

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Martin & Phyllis visit noted artist Mark Stock and talk about his journey and narrative work of The Butler In Love. His work inspired The Butler’s in Love movie produced by Le Tourment Vert movie studio directed by David Arquette.

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Martin & Phyllis take a private tour Golden State Model Railroad Museum with General Manager John Morrison.

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Phone guest noted artist and military historian Don Troiani talks about uniforms and weaponry from the Revolutionary War to WWII. He was the expert hired for authentic conformity of Civil War battle scenes in the film, Cold Mountain. Click image to go to Don’s website.

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You have seen him on the Antiques Roadshow. Phone guest Brian Witherell talks about the family business, online auctions and Californiana.

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Phone interview with Jim Julia about historical items at auction and the direction the auction business is heading into. He talks about selling George Washington’s map that soared to a million dollars!

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Future co-host Reyne Haines joins Martin & Phyllis to talk about her journey, art glass and her books.

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Martin & Phyllis talk to Dave & Melinda Churchill about the estates sale business and antiques.

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Martin visits Meissen expert and collector Malcolm Gutter in San Francisco.

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Martin & Phyllis talk to expert David Rago about the leading trends and his auction gallery in New Jersey.

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Martin & Phyllis interview Louis Comfort Tiffany Lamp expert, Paul Crist.

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Martin & Phyllis visit with William Whetstone, Danusia  Niklewicz and Lindy Matula on their book: World Hallmarks – Vol.I – Europe 19th – 21st Centuries

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Phyllis & Martin interview Melissa Bush and Deric Torres and discuss the auction business at the very busy Clars Auction Gallery

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A sit down chat with Howard Koeppel and Rick Mace talking about a step above the bottom of the antique market!

Howard & Rick at their shop.

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Phone guest John Ockerbloom discusses mid-range decoys and noted decoy carver Mark McNair of Virginia talks about his journey.

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From the 1970s to now, a walk down memory lane with phone guests Floyd Edmonds from Colorado and the antiques journey of Greg Willett from Wisconsin

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Martin Willis and Frank Farmer Loomis discuss the antique and auction business as well as the Keep Antiquing Show!

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Gary Guyette, president of Guyette & Schmidt, world’s leading auction company handling antique decoys discusses the decoy business, collecting and his auctions.

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Kurt Hauschka a long time collector and dealer discusses his collecting and gives information on all kinds of model trains. We apologize for noise in this one. Our computer was causing a noise on our recorder.

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Phone interview with History Detective’s (Antiques Roadshow) Wes Cowan about an upcoming auction and more.

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An interview with Richard Wright of Chicago talks about his company and Important Design Auction. (2009)

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John Ristow Ancient artifact specialist, dealer and collector discusses collecting and his journey of gaining knowledge in this field.

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Darren Julien discusses the Music Icons Auction in New York on November 21st. Stay tuned for a follow-up interview! ( 2009)

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Martin and Phyllis interview a photorealism legend and he discusses his transitions that lead him to this movement. (the image to the left is one of his works)

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Martin Willis speaks with foremost needlework sampler dealers: Carol and Stephen Huber of Connecticut. They talk about buying a sampler for over $400k!

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Dealer  and expert Jerry Weisberg shares his knowledge and passion for collecting Native American Baskets, Pottery and Rugs

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An informative segment with phone guest, John Ockerbloom of Kittery, Maine. He talks about all segments of collection.

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Martin Willis and Phyllis Kao discuss the changes technology has made to the auction business. They are joined by LiveAuctioneers Sr. VP of Sales, Scott Miles

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EO Darren Julien of Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills (Auctioneer of The Stars) discusses his upcoming Barbara Streisand Auction and Michael Jackson Auction. (2009)

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Martin Willis and Phyllis are nervous in their first show. They talk about weird auction stories and John McInnis auctioneer joins them toward the end.

We apologize for poor sound quality.

August 12, 2009.

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