The Atlantique City show folded in August, after many successful years. When it first started in 1986, two lines formed on the boardwalk, one north and one south, up to a mile long. The show was wildly successful at first, but over the years, the show started to lose its luster. In recent years it started a downward spiral that the promoters could not stop.
Fast forward. The show is being replaced by a brand new show, promoted by Allison Kohler, the owner of JMK Shows. JMK Shows promotes several New Jersey shows, including Birchwood Manor in Parsippany and the Morristown Armory Antique Show, as well as several shows in Sarasota, Florida. Allison told me that the show will be completely different, with sections corresponding to the type of antiques sold. For instance, there won’t be a doll or toy dealer next to a fine antiques dealer. The show will have a walled section with the best quality dealers. According to Allison “You only have one opportunity to make a first impression” and therefore she intends to pull out all the stops to return the show back to the success that it once was.
Here’s wishing her the best of luck.
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