The blog schedule will be modified for a while because the Florida shows are starting and ending on unusual days. The next post will be this coming Saturday, February 14th, from the floor of the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show.
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.
Yesterday, February 9, 2015, the Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show finished its 4-day run. I had high hopes it would turn out well, but it wasn’t to be. We made a few sales, which didn’t cover our costs, so our experiment with this show failed. We took a loss. The attendees were pleasant, inquisitive, and frequently naive. How’s this? “Are you here to represent the Morse Museum?” or “Did you make these lamps?” Additionally, too few of them were serious buyers. Next year we’ll go back to our routine of taking a week’s vacation in the middle of our Florida show season. Sunday evening the show promoters held a lovely, unexpected cocktail party for the dealers. The hors d’oeuvres and drinks were delicious and plentiful, but the timing didn’t make sense to me. It would have been great to hold this party for the dealers just prior to the preview party for the public. Maybe at another show. Regardless, it was a very nice gesture. I asked only a few dealers to comment on the show. William Isen, of The Great Dane Collection, Philadelphia, PA, art dealer, told me “The show was fair. A lot of people looking, but the real buyers bought.” Ali Karimi, Persian Galleries, Naples, FL, rug dealer, was more enthusiastic. “Good. We got the customers from the show to come to our gallery. Mostly they wanted silk and old Persian rugs.” And finally Virgil Rogers, Only Authentics, New York, NY, handbag dealer, commented “The sales were comparable to the last four years. I’m satisfied. I’ll be back next year.”
This week we’ll be in West Palm Beach, Florida for the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, opening on Saturday, February 14th. It will be our 5th time there. We did well last year, so we’re hopeful this year will be good too.
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