The results of the NYC Pier Antiques Show, March 16-17, 2013

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The lines went out the door 10 minutes before opening on Saturday morning

The lines went out the door 10 minutes before opening on Saturday morning

The NYC Pier Antique Show ended yesterday, March 17, 2013, after running for the weekend. Attendance was noticeably lighter than in November, at least partially due to the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday and a mini-marathon on Sunday morning. Parking was limited and difficult. One client told me he circled around for an hour before he could find a garage.

There were a few people by my booth on Saturday afternoon

There were a few people by my booth on Saturday afternoon

Personally, my show went poorly. Many of my good clients either didn’t attend or didn’t buy much or anything. Sometimes you’re the dog and sometimes you’re the hydrant. In asking around to more than a handful of dealers, the best I heard was “almost as good as November’s Pier”. Most of the responses were “fair” to “decent” to “OK”. No one I spoke to was enthusiastic about his or her results. It’s hard to predict. My last several shows at the Pier were good to excellent. This comes after a wonderful show in Miami Beach, to which one dealer told me “we’re not in Miami anymore”.

My booth looked great, but it didn't help this time

My booth looked great, but it didn’t help this time

Now about the rumors wildly circulating on the show floor. It appears that the Pier Show will probably be sold to US Antique Shows, the promoters of the Original Miami Beach Antique Show. They recently purchased the Miami National Antiques Show and Sale and appear to be shopping for other good shows. My guess is that it’s a done deal and the official announcement will come soon. There’s other important show news from elsewhere in the country that I’ll let you know as soon as it’s official.

Now we’re looking forward to our shows in April in Chicago, one of our favorite cities. Business in Chicago is consistently good. We have very loyal clients there, many of whom are now personal friends.

Wonderful Tiffany Favrile red Tel-El-Amarna vase

Wonderful Tiffany Favrile red Tel-El-Amarna vase

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Fine Galle Plum blownout vase, recently purchased

Fine Galle Plum blownout vase, recently purchased

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This superb Galle fuchsia blownout vase has great color and just arrived

This superb Galle fuchsia blownout vase has great color and just arrived

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