The results of the Charleston Antique Show, March 16-19, 2017

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There’s no one in our booth at the preview party

Thursday evening, 7:50 PM. I’m starting to write this blog from the preview party on Thursday night. Those of you who follow my blog know my disdain for preview parties. Well this one is as bad or worse than most. There has been very little to no interest, so I occupy my time playing Spider Solitaire and drinking. What also makes it difficult is there are only hors d’oeuvres to eat. We will have to go to a restaurant after the preview.

We set up a nice booth for the show with limited resources

UPDATE: Friday, 4 PM. The show has been open since 10 AM and based upon the first day, the show will be a disaster. Not only haven’t we sold anything, we haven’t had many questions and no one seems to know what they’re looking at. I’m not completely giving up hope, but it’s not looking good.

On the other hand, the show promoters have set aside a room for dealers to rest and eat a complimentary, lovely lunch each day. Very nice.

We sold this Tiffany Studios 18″ diameter Lemon Leaf table lamp at the show

UPDATE: Saturday, 12 PM. Well, what do you know? We sold a Tiffany lamp to a lovely lady visiting from Missouri. At this point, we’re breaking even. If we sell something else, we’ll actually earn a profit. That would be a pleasant surprise.

UPDATE: Sunday, 5 PM. The show is over and the verdict is in. We will not be returning to exhibit in Charleston. One sale, which covered our expenses, is no reason to return to a show. There was a distinct lack of interest and knowledge. We only had a few questions in three days. Too bad, because everything about the show was nice, except the lack of business.

We haven’t exhibited in the greater Detroit area in over 10 years, but at the encouragement of a fellow dealer, we’ve decided to give it another shot. I enjoyed doing the show years ago and hope that business is good so we can add it to our regular schedule. The show opens with a preview party on Friday, April 21st and continues until Sunday, April 23rd at 5 PM.

I recently listed about 15 new items on my website 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.

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