The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show is open now and closes tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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. The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show ends tomorrow, so I won’t post the results of the show until this Thursday.

Saturday afternoon in my booth

The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show opened on Friday night, February 18th, at 6 PM, for a preview party. There were lots and lots of people at the party and many questions. The problem was that most of the questions were from people who wanted to appraise their own items. I don’t mind answering questions if a person is up front with me. What gets my goat is a sneaky person, pretending to be a buyer, plying me for information for his/her own appraisal. Of course, the evening ended with no sales. Nothing like a preview party to put me in a bad mood.

Sunday afternoon at the show

Attendance was excellent on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was a nice day — busy, lots of questions, and sales in different categories. A good start to the show, but only a start. The Sunday crowd was the usual — fewer knowledgeable people and fewer sales, but not a bad day. So as of Sunday, the show is going okay. If sales develop on Monday and Tuesday, the show will work out fine. If nothing happens in the next couple of days, my show will be mediocre. Some of you may remember that last year I did 75% of my business on the last day. No idea what will happen this time.

Louis Icart Orchids, one of the sold items at the show

Tune in this Thursday for the results. I’ll ask around and see what other dealers have to say. I did see some nice action in some of the booths, so I expect that some dealers will be very pleased.

Happy to be returning to New York this week and thankful the winter is almost over. Our next show is the Pier Show in New York City on the weekend of March 17th and 18th. It’s always fun, so start planning your trip to the Big Apple!

In the meantime, we’re still in business, so don’t be bashful. Call or write!
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Incredible Daum egg with swan decoration, 5½ inches long

Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. 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. chasenantiques.com

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