My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, readership slows down in the summer, so I will only publish on Mondays until the weather gets cold and readership picks up.
The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show finished its four day run yesterday, August 27, 2017. The show was smaller this year, but the attendance was good. Hopefully the show won’t continue to shrink as that could cause it to fail. I’ve got my fingers crossed that that won’t happen. Personally our show went well. We ground out business by making several small sales every day. Then Sunday we had a good day, including the sale of a major Tiffany lamp. All that added up to a better show than last year. We sold across the board, including bronzes, paintings, art pottery, French cameo glass, Tiffany desk sets, American glass and lamps. In asking around, most dealers were pleased with their results. A few complained, especially West Coast dealers who had higher expenses because of the distance. I’ll be preparing a video blog of the show including interviews with quite a few dealers. It will be available for viewing with my Thursday blog this week, so make sure you don’t miss it.
Next year the show moves back to the Labor Day weekend. All I heard was complaining from the dealers. No one wants the show to return to that weekend, but the management, as usual, thinks they know better, so they won’t listen. Maybe they’ll listen if many of the dealers don’t return signed contracts. We’ve already signed ours, so we’ll do the show no matter the weekend, but we’re not happy about it.
Click Philip Chasen’s new items to check my website for the latest items and to look around. I recently added several new items and I’ll be adding more this week. They’re some of the best items I’ve ever had, so please take a look.
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.