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The MHV Blog

Post Mortem Negativity

Posted by Ryan Piccirillo on

I want to write about this photograph, but it feels wrong to write a blog post at this time and not acknowledge and offer public support to the people of color and their allies who are flooding the streets every day to shout the truth that black lives matter. Things are slowly creeping back to normal, and a sign of that is the return of some of my favorite auctions, first online, and next week, in person as well. One of my favorite auction houses, Trudel's Auction Gallery, in Bellingham, Mass., held an auction this past Saturday and there were...

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Some thoughts during a surreal time

Posted by Ryan Piccirillo on

I don't know if anyone ever really checks this blog, but I think its a fair space for me to share some thoughts about Coronavirus. I didn't get much sleep last night because I was information overloading by refreshing reddit constantly while watching the latest episodes of Better Call Saul. A few weeks ago on reddit, I told a poster on r/boston that they were being "hysterical" in regards to their concerns about the virus. I feel really foolish for that comment now that the situation has become more serious, and regret my lack of foresight and compassion. I am...

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Supporting Spotty

Posted by Ryan Piccirillo on

Spotty was so shy and so scared the first day he came home, shaking the whole car ride in fear of where we were headed. He quickly warmed up to me and we watched Homeward Bound together on the couch that first night. I learned then and have continued to learn every day that once this dog loves you, he loves you forever, and that as his adoption ad said, he's truly sweet as honey. As some of you may know, poor Spot has been suffering from a leg injury the past couple months, and needs a TPLO surgery to...

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Moose Hunting in Canada and Other Adventures

Posted by Ryan Piccirillo on

I haven't updated this blog in over a year after two brief posts, but its something I would like to try to keep up with (even if nobody reads it). The auctions in the area have been few and far between since the holidays, and when they've come up, the merchandise hasn't been worth the trip. It's difficult to justify driving an hour and half and spending three to six hours at an auction just to pick up one or two items - I like to buy in bulk. But this past Monday, my favorite auction house, Broadcove Auctions in...

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Unexpected Pickings in Watertown, MA

Posted by Ryan Piccirillo on

Soon those of you local to the Union Square neighborhood will notice some shifting going on with the pop up shops in our basement. New faces are coming in, and some familiar faces are moving on to their next adventures. Be on the lookout for what's to come! To kick off the fresh start down there, I found a great glass display showcase on Facebook Marketplace and arranged to pick it up with my friend Ben (one of the new shop owners moving in to the basement) in Watertown. When my contact Annie (pronounced the Armenian way, Ah-knee) led us...

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