The results of the Morristown Antiques Show, October 26-28, 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.

Saturday afternoon at my booth

It’s 4:00 PM on Sunday as I start to write this blog. The show has not gone well and it appears likely the best I’ll do is break even. I can think of a lot better things to do than set up a show, spend the time and energy and then break even. However, I did buy a few things at the show that should be profitable down the road, so in the end, the show could become a slight winner.

Attendance was a little better on Sunday

I don’t really understand the reason. The show itself was very nice — filled with high quality dealers, located in a wealthy area of New Jersey, and well ran by Allison Kohler, the head of JMK Shows. Many shows are shrinking, but Allison was able to fill her show with quality dealers. I know more than a few show promoters who would give their right arms to be able to do the same. Hurricane Sandy, bearing down on the Northeast, may have had something to do with lower attendance, but that can’t be the whole explanation. (More on the hurricane in my Thursday blog.)

Some of the very nice displays at the show

Personally I had very little interest and few sales. I brought some really great items that should have garnered more attention, but all I got was a ho-hum response. I have high hopes the reception in New York City at the Pier Show the weekend of November 17-18 will be much better. I’ll keep you informed.

Just purchased this incredible 12″ Schneider padded and wheel-carved Medallion vase

Click this link to view some of the new objects I recently purchased. I recently listed over 25 new items. French glass for sale. We always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on our website and at every show.

I just purchased this rare, special Tiffany Studios red decorated Favrile vase

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 etchings by Louis Icart. Here’s the link. Philip Chasen Antiques.

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