The results of the Birchwood Manor Antiques Show, January 5-6, 2013

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 in front of my booth

Saturday afternoon in front of my booth

The Birchwood Manor Antiques Show was held this past weekend, January 5-6, 2013. Attendance was fairly good on Saturday, but only light to moderate on Sunday. After a good turnout on Saturday, I was fairly confident of another one on Sunday, but that goes to show you what I know. Don’t understand it, because the weather was perfect.

Sunday afternoon

Sunday afternoon

My results were poor, breaking even at best. Ugh! Three days of hard work for what? It’s difficult to justify returning to any show in New Jersey, but I may try Birchwood Manor one more time this summer. We stopped doing shows in Southern California in the summer because of poor results, so that leaves a hole in our schedule. If next summer’s Birchwood Manor show fits into the schedule, we’ll give it one more shot. If it goes poorly, goodbye New Jersey.

And that would be a shame, as local shows are easy. Lower travel expenses and a smaller time commitment make good business sense. Fine show promoters, like Allison Kohler of JMK Shows, pave the way for a smooth setup and show. So it’s up to you, New Jersey buyers. If you want to see shows like the Birchwood Manor Antiques Show continue and flourish, visit the show and consider making a purchase. Compliments are appreciated, but they won’t pay the bills.

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The important Miami shows are coming up shortly. First up is the Miami National Antiques Show (The Airport Show) at the Miami Airport Convention Center, January 25-27, 2013. Immediately following will be the eagerly anticipated Original Miami Beach Antiques Show, January 31 – February 4, 2013. That’s the big one that gets clients flying in from all over the world. The smart ones arrive a few days early to shop at the Airport Show. Don’t miss these shows. You can enjoy warm, beautiful Miami, in the middle of a cold northern winter and see the best antique shows in the country at the same time.

I will be posting videos on YouTube of my lecture on French Cameo Glass to the Metropolitan Glass Club. I need some time to edit the videos. When they’re ready, I’ll put the link on my website and here in my blog.

Incredible Tiffany Favrile red decorated paperweight vase, just in

Incredible Tiffany Favrile red decorated paperweight vase, just in

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

Fine Gallé clematis blownout vase, recently acquired

Fine Gallé clematis blownout vase, recently acquired

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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