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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The early results are in- and they're impressive

Just getting started on selling the Harwinton Show for next June and contracts are coming in at a brisk pace. Below is the rapidly growing list of dealers who have already committed to joining us next June at the Harwinton Fairgrounds. Asterix denotes new dealers(not with us last year).

Andy's Antiques
Anne Hall Antique Prints
Art & Antique Gallery
Bob Kretchko Antiques*
Chelsea Hill Antiques
Classic Touch
Collection Agency Antiques
Colophon Books
Country Peddler Antiques
David Zabriskie*
Dennis & Valerie Bakoledis*
Don & Marta Orwig*
Dudley Hill Antiques
Hartman House Antiques
Hawkins Quilts & Antiques
Higganum House Antiques
J & G Antiques
John Gould Antiques*
Judith & James Milne*
Kim & David Leggett
Lepore's Antiques
Mad River Antiques*
Mario Pollo*
Noble Peddler
Otto & Susan Hart*
Paul & Karen Wendheiser*
Phyllis Pasternak
Ryan's Antiques
Steve Smoot Antiques*
Storb Antiques
Strawhat Antiques
T & F Trunks
The Jewelry Lady
Thomas R. Longacre*
Thymes Remembered*
Tither & Sears
Tom O'Hara's Easter Hill Antiques
Two Of A Kind
Vee Kausel
Victor Weinblatt
Victorian Rose
Worden Select Objects
Yesterday's Dreams

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A firm grasp of the blatantly obvious.

A research team at CalTech recently published the results of a study that indicates people are will to pay significantly more for an item that they can touch. The premium, which was an average of 50% higher for objects that were present as opposed to photo or text descriptions of the same item was reported in the American Economic Review. This simply re-inforces my long held belief that an antique shows are the best place for dealers to maximize return, and that internet based platforms while useful, do not allow the best results for selling merchandise. People still need the tactile experience of touching, looking and inspecting in person.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tailgating- Really

Went to Jennifer Sabin's fall edition of Heartland yesterday in Richmond. Great dealers, good crowd and good food made this short jaunt to the eastern edge of Indiana well worth the short drive. Picture of Dan Freeburg's booth which you will see at Nashville in February. The other photo is a picture of customers enjoying "Tailgating at Tailgate" except they were using the front end of the car for food service.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Everyone loves a slideshow!

Nashville Photos for you to enjoy.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Postcard is born!

New cards for February Nashville are on the press. Hope they excite the masses.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New York and Springfield

Just getting back into town from the Pier Show in New York. Hats off to our friends at Stella Show Management for the hospitality and as always- a great show. Crowds seemed to be buying as a random survey of dealers seemed to indicate good sales. On another good note the dealer response to the Harwinton show continues to be strong. We are continuing to sign up new and returning dealers and the buzz is beginning to build for next June and September.

Our last Springfield show of the year is next weekend featuring the Merry Makers Folk Art Show. Should be a great way to wrap up the year.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What's up next.

In two weeks, the final Springfield show of the year featuring the Merry Makers Folk Art Show in the Youth Building. Click here for their site.

Next week is also the Stella Pier show in New York- trying to see if I can get out there for dealer recruiting for upcoming Nashville and our new Harwinton,CT show. Also going to take the time off to work on new marketing and advertising material, creating new websites for Nashville and Harwinton and taking some time off.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mostly I'm just tired.

Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in our fall Nashville show. Please take an opportunity to view the photo gallery-