The Chicago Summer Antiques Show & Sale begins on Friday, August 16, 2013

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The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, on River Road, in Rosemont, IL

The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, on River Road, in Rosemont, IL

The Chicago Summer Antiques Show & Sale begins next weekend, Friday, August 16, 2013, at noon, and continues until Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 5 PM. It’s a small show, but with good dealers, so it’s worth a trip from anywhere in the greater Chicago region. An interesting aspect of this year’s show, at least from an exhibitor’s viewpoint, is the simultaneous Chicago International Coin Fair. It will run at the same time as the antique show, in the same building, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. It’s an important opportunity because many coin dealers are good clients of antiques dealers. If you’re a dealer sitting on the fence about exhibiting this year at the Chicago Summer Antiques Show, this is important information which may help you make up your mind. Personally I have many clients who are coin dealers, so I’m hopeful that some of my business at the show will come from them.

Very rare 1914 Louis Wain cat, The Lucky Master Cat

Very rare 1914 Louis Wain cat, The Lucky Master Cat

I’m bringing some powerful new items, including a very rare Louis Wain ceramic cat from 1914, entitled The Lucky Master Cat. It’s straight out of a private home and fresh to the market.

Rare Tiffany Studios frame in the Medallion pattern

Rare Tiffany Studios frame in the Heraldic pattern

How about a rare and beautiful Tiffany Studios frame in the Heraldic pattern? Again, straight out of a private home and fresh to the market.

I’m also bringing a great assortment of Tiffany Studios lamps and glass and some really great French glass by Daum Nancy and GallĂ©. Please take the time to visit me at the show, especially because you won’t be able to visit me at the Arlington Park Racetrack in October. It’s unlikely there will be any more antique shows at the track in the foreseeable future. Even if there is one, I won’t be there.

In any event, make sure you make plans to come to the really great Baltimore Summer Antiques Fair, August 22-25, 2013, the week after Chicago. It’s a show worth traveling to from anywhere in the world. Buyers fly in from all over the country, Canada, Europe and even Japan. How about two free tickets? Click here to get your two free tickets to the show.

I’m in the process of having my website totally redesigned, with many changes and improvements. It’s coming in the next few weeks. Can’t wait to show you and get your reaction!

Wonderful Daum Nancy scenic blownout vase, in rare purple variation, just in

Wonderful Daum Nancy scenic blownout vase, in rare purple variation, just in

Click here to view French cameo glass for sale. We always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on our website and at every show.

Gorgeous Daum Nancy Fall scenic vase, just in

Gorgeous Daum Nancy Fall scenic vase, just in

Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps.

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