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The NYC Pier Antique Show will open to the public this coming Saturday, November 23, at 10 AM, and close the next day, Sunday, November 24, at 6 PM. U.S. Antique Shows recently purchased the show from Stella Show Management. New show promoters typically don’t buy shows to watch them fail, so they spend more money and make changes, mostly for the good. For example, I know the new promoters were able to sign some high-end dealers who usually don’t exhibit at this show. That will raise the quality. I also know they’ve spent more money on advertising, such as a full page ad in last weekend’s New York Times — mucho dinero. Sometimes a new promoter will start a show on a virtuous cycle that feeds on success and gets better with time. A case in point is the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. It was owned and managed well for many years by Frank Farbenbloom. After he sold the show to the Palm Beach Show Group, the show only got better, with more and better exhibitors, more attendees, and better sales — a win-win situation. Now it’s the must-go-to show of the summer.
This will be our last show of the year, so we hope to make it a good one by bringing some fantastic new items. One is a Tiffany Studios 3-light lily lamp with rare green pulled feather shades. It’s one of 25, mostly Tiffany Studios, lamps we’ll have on display at the show.
Another is a rare Tiffany Favrile decorated vase with applied handles, part of our fine selection of Tiffany Studios vases.
Our French glass selection will be large, with some outstanding examples of Daum and Gallé glass.
After the Pier show, we’ll be buying up a storm for the important Florida shows in January and February. We just added a wonderful show to our winter schedule, the Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference, February 21 – 23, 2014. We last exhibited there a few years ago and couldn’t do it again because of scheduling conflicts. This year there were no conflicts, so we’re happy to return. It will immediately follow the important Palm Beach Antiques Show.
Tune in Monday for the NYC Pier Antique Show results!
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