My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, if you don’t see a new post on Thursday, it’s because I was too busy, so please look for a new one the following Monday.
Thursday, 8:40 PM. The preview party is almost over and I can’t wait to leave. There has been almost no interest in anything in our booth, except for one half-serious question. As usual, the food and drink has been excellent, but that’s about it. Of course there were no sales, not even close. Attendance was noticeably lighter than previous years, mostly with young women in their 30s. I’m guessing the men were at parties celebrating the Cub’s World Series victory. How about dem Cubs? Here’s hoping the weekend has nothing to do with the preview party.
Friday, 1:45 PM. Attendance has been light thus far. Two of our good clients came, but unfortunately didn’t purchase anything.Friday, 5:30 PM. Attendance has been fairly dreadful all day. One of my best clients arrived late in the day and bought a very beautiful Gallé Fuchsia blownout vase. Saturday, 11:30 AM. Attendance was very light during the first hour, but it’s picking up nicely. There is no reason the show should open at 10 AM. 11 AM – 5 PM is six hours of selling time and is more than sufficient for everyone to see everything and for the dealers to do business. Two of my good clients were in my booth and will hopefully be back later to make purchases. Saturday, 4:30 PM. Everything improved on Saturday afternoon — attendance, interest and sales. One of our best clients came in late in the day and is considering purchasing several items. We’ll know tomorrow.
Sunday, 4:00 PM. The show is essentially over, even though it ends technically in an hour. Nobody is walking around.
We had a wonderful show, selling bronzes, French glass and American glass. Yesterday’s clients came back today and bought several important items. The only downside was almost every sale was to an existing client. Thank you, we love you, but we also need new blood.
I’ve been negligent in listing new items, but that’s already changed. I listed half a dozen new items this past weekend and I’ll be listing more this week. Please check my site as often as you can.
No more shows in 2016. Our next show will probably be the NYC Big Flea, the weekend of January 21, at the Lexington Avenue Armory. If not, we’ll be in Miami for the Miami Antiques + Art + Design Show, February 3 – 5, 2017. This is the airport show, which will be new and improved, with many additional exhibitors. It’s all happening because the Miami Beach Antiques Show will not be at the beach, instead moving to a new location in southwest Miami. It will all make for an interesting winter season.
Click here to check my website for the latest items and to look around. I will update it as often as time permits. We’re still very much in business between shows, so please don’t hesitate to email or call. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.