The Miami National Antique Show will start on January 24, 2014

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We’ve been planning and planning for the Miami antique shows and now they’re almost upon us. First up will be the Miami National Antiques Show (The Airport Show) at the Doubletree Expo Centre, Miami Merchandise Mart, near the southwest corner of the Miami International Airport. It will open to the public on Friday, January 24th, at noon, and continue until Sunday, January 26th, at 5 PM.

Last year at the show

Last year at the show

This will be the first year the show will be run by U.S. Antique Shows, after purchasing it from Rosemary Krieger of Dolphin Promotions. U.S. Antique Shows has been on a buying spree, buying this show as well as all the New York shows of Stella Show Management Co., which included the Pier Antique Show. Shows usually get better when new promoters take over, as they tend to increase advertising budgets, acquire new dealers and make other beneficial changes. As an example, the Pier Antique Show saw a significant increase in attendance this past November as U.S. Antique Shows ran the show for the first time. As a result, I hope to have a good report on the Miami National Antique Show. Look for that post on Monday, January 27th.

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In the meantime, I strongly suggest you make plans to attend. There are always terrific dealers at the show with an incredible selection of fresh items. You can get first crack at them, before the dealers exhibit the following week at the important Original Miami Beach Antiques Show (also run by U.S. Antique Shows). The weather will be warm, the food will be great, and the antiques shopping will be fantastic! Why stay home in cold ____ (you fill in the blank), when you could be relaxing in Miami? For more information about the show, click here.

We’ve been buying for the last several weeks, and will continue to buy more, in anticipation of our four shows down south, starting with the Miami National Antiques Show on January 24, 2014 and ending with the wonderful Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference, February 21 – 23, 2014. We last exhibited there a few years ago and couldn’t exhibit 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.

Wonderful Tiffany Favrile vase with wheel-carved leaves, just in

Wonderful Tiffany Favrile vase with wheel-carved leaves, just in

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