The results of the NYC Pier Antiques Show, November 19-20, 2011

My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, if you don’t see a new post on Thursday, it’s because I was too busy, so please look for a new one the following Monday. I’ve already written this Thursday’s blog and it’s a good one.

It was a little chilly at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning, so most of the line was indoors.

The NYC Pier Antiques Show was held this past weekend, November 19-20, 2011. Most of the dealers I spoke to were either pleased or at least satisfied with their results. Didn’t hear any complaints, nor did I hear any raves. Sounds like pretty good results to me, especially after some of the non-stellar reports I heard from dealers at other recent shows.

A very rare A. Walter pate-de-verre miniature tumbler, sold at the show

Personally, my show was good. Interest and sales were greatest in Daum Nancy glass and Tiffany Studios glass and objects. 99% of my sales were from objects in the showcases. If only I had known, I would have left all the rest home. But that’s the nature of shows — at one show vases are selling, at another lamps, and at another art. It’s a good thing I learned the importance of diversification years ago.

Sunday afternoon in my booth

Attendance was good on Saturday, with a fairly constant flow of traffic. Sunday traffic was lighter, with very few people arriving early. They never do at any show anywhere on a Sunday. Opening one hour later on Sunday would be kind to the dealers and staff and have no material impact on the sale of tickets or merchandise. (Are you listening, Jeanne and Irene? I know you’re reading this.) Sunday’s weather in NYC was outstanding — sunny and 63°, and may be part of the reason attendance was lighter than usual.

This was my last show of 2011. Looking ahead, we will exhibit at the Birchwood Manor Antiques Show in Whippany, NJ, on the weekend of January 7th and 8th, 2012. From there, we travel to Florida for a series of shows starting in West Palm Beach at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It will be a high quality boutique show, run by Rosemary Krieger, the promoter of Dolphin Promotions. She recently purchased the show from the previous promoters. It will be my first time at the show and hopefully an auspicious beginning to the Florida circuit.

In the meantime, I am very much in business. I will update my website as often as I can with new purchases. Antiques make great Christmas gifts, so I will purposely list many items that are reasonably priced and ready for immediate shipping, so you can receive your gifts in time for the holidays. Call or write to me if you wish to purchase, sell, or trade any items.

Fine R. Lalique Monnaie du Pape vase with sepia staining

In the meantime, check the listings on my website. I regularly add Tiffany vases, lamps and desk accessories, as well as French cameo glass by Galle and Daum Nancy and Louis Icart etchings. Here’s the link.

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