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.
December is always a slow month. Some people are looking for a $1,000+ antique for a Christmas gift, but most people are looking for a sweater or an iPad. January and February in Miami is another story. Instead of slow, there’s the opposite — action. The world’s most interested buyers fly down for a week or two to enjoy the sun, the beach, the restaurants, and most of all, the concentration of great antiques. There’s no place else where so many important dealers congregate with their best offerings. It’s brilliant. Give everyone a warm, fun city to go to, in the middle of winter, and assemble the best dealers with the finest antiques — and you have the formula for success. That’s why we’re smiling before we head down to Miami.
The Miami National Antiques Show is first, starting this Friday, January 25, 2013, at noon. It will have some of the best dealers with great offerings, but your help is needed. Please attend the show and consider making a purchase. It will insure the show continues. It’s the same problem for most antique shows — they’ve all gotten smaller over the years and need more buyers.
If you come to Miami a few days early, you can accomplish a lot. First you’ll be in Miami, in the middle of winter. That should be enough of a motivation. Second, you can shop the Miami National Antiques Show and see the same antiques that will be on display the following week at the big, important, Original Miami Beach Antiques Show. Of course, there will more dealers and merchandise on display at the second show, but you can get first crack at a decent percentage of it.
Personally, I’m bringing the BEST. I’m loaded for bear. I’ve been very busy since the November antique shows, adding to my already large inventory of fantastic French cameo glass and Tiffany glass and lamps. I guarantee you’ll like what you see. Please come to the show, visit me, and let me know if I had anything to do with your decision to come to Miami early. See you soon!
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.
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.
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.