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.
It’s Saturday afternoon as I write my blog at the Miami National Antiques Show. As of this minute, not much is happening. Attendance is light and business is negligible in my booth. I would have been better off staying home (except that the weather is beautiful here and freezing in New York), but I hope to change my tune by the end of the show. I sold a couple of items pre-show and bought a few, so I’m close to covering my expenses, but that’s not why I came. I’m here to sell and the buyers are not buying yet. Hopefully I’ll have better news to report by the close of the show on Sunday at 5 PM.
UPDATE: Sunday, 5:40 PM. The show is closed and I’m depressed. Ugh! What a show. Only three total sales — two to show dealers before the show opened and one to a personal friend for almost no profit. Not one single sale to the public for the entire 3 days of the show — just not acceptable. I had made up my mind not to exhibit at this show again, but then the big news came out today. The show has been sold to a new promoter, U.S. Antique Shows — the same promoters as the big Original Miami Beach Antique Show this coming week. Now that’s major news! So what does it mean? Not really sure, but any new promoter tries hard to revive a flagging show. That means lots more publicity, probably more dealers and MAYBE more buyers. We’ll try the show one more time because of the new promoters. If we don’t do well one more time, that will be it for us at the Miami National Antiques Show. Here’s wishing the new promoters the best of luck with this show and the old promoters the best of luck with their other shows. It would be nice to see the Miami National Antiques Show return to its former glory.
The big, important, action-packed, Original Miami Beach Antique Show opens to the public this Thursday, January 31, 2013, at noon, and continues until Monday, February 4th, at 6 PM. If there’s only one show you attend this year, make it this one! It’s not too late to make your plans. The show runs for five days, so you can even come as late as next Monday. The weather is gorgeous, the restaurants are great, and the show promises to be outstanding!
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.