The NYC Big Flea Antiques Market opened today, Thursday, January 19, and will run through Saturday, January 21, at 7 PM. It’s located at the Manhattan Center, Historic Hammerstein Ballroom, 34th St. and 8th Ave. in New York City. The show opened at 1 PM with a nice little crowd and a flurry of activity. By mid-afternoon it had slowed down, but hopefully more people will show up later and tomorrow. I’m guessing Saturday will be the busiest day. Setup was a much bigger hassle than usual. Our booth is small and on a stage several steps up, so getting everything into the booth was difficult and took several hours. We had to finish setting up this morning. Too much pressure without enough space or time, but we got it done, though not at the usual relaxed pace. The show was off to a good start with a very good purchase from another dealer on the floor, plus a nice sale, but it’s still far from being a good show. There’s plenty of time left. Tune in Monday for the results.
Following the show, we’ll be heading to the all-important Miami shows, beginning with the Airport Show on February 3rd. This year may be the turning point for the show becoming the more important of the two Miami shows. If you can’t see us in New York City, don’t miss us in Miami.
I’ve been listing on my website many of the new items I’ve recently purchased and I’ll be listing more in the near future. Please check my site as often as you can.
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.