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I never meant to ruffle any feathers when I last wrote about the Denver Antiques show in July of 2010, but apparently I did. I got word that several people were angry with me and wanted to know why I was exhibiting again in Denver, when they thought I wrote disparagingly about the show three years ago. First and foremost, I write honestly about shows, whether the news is good or bad. I never intend to harm other dealers or show promoters, but it’s possible the truth may hurt. Sorry, but I won’t do it another way.
Now for the show at hand. The Denver World Wide Antique & Vintage Show was held this past weekend, July 19-21, 2013. Attendance was light on Friday and Saturday, with a few small sales to the public and a few sales to dealers on the floor. Sales to other dealers exceeded sales to the public, which was a rarity in my booth.
Sunday continued with light attendance and no sales to the public. I did make one sale to another dealer on the floor of the show, making this the first time in 40 years where I sold more to dealers on the floor than the public.
In asking around at the show, I got the following responses from other dealers to the question “How did you do?”. “Killer” was the response from a dealer in jewelry and assorted items; “Great” from a dealer in bronzes, china and assorted; “AOK” from a dealer in art glass; “Terrible” from a dealer in silver and cut glass; “Mediocre” from a dealer in art pottery; “Quite well” from a dealer in bronze, 19th century and assorted; “Horrible” from a dealer in furniture; “OK” from a dealer in art glass and watches; “Pretty good” from a jewelry dealer who’s done the show for years; and finally “Fair” from me.
The jury is still out as to whether we’ll exhibit again in Denver. If we can work it out geographically with another show the week before or after, we might try it again.
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