Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Working hard for her show

Emily White-Gartell is working hard to make the "Top of the Ozarks Antique Fair" in Crocker, MO the premier show she's been telling everyone that it is. Today she announced that The Old World Trader from Rolla will join the list of quality dealers at TOAF, as she calls it. Old World Trader deals in "ethnographic basketry, tribal artifacts, anicent coinage, Eastern rugs and bags and rare maps and manuscripts. The show is Oct. 13-14, $5 for the early bird, otherwise it's free. Go to
DMA staff have been invited down to the show. Emily is making it more tempting with every news release.

Monday, September 24, 2007

apology from antique news

Antique News, with links on our web site, sent out an "apology" yesterday because apparently their server overloaded making it tough to access their web site. They have since moved to a larger server.
Just goes to show you how the antique business is moving more online to get it's information. We remain a "people" business but success in the antique business, i.e. getting more customers, means using the web to get the message out along with other advertising venues.

Bruce R.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


This is the first post in "Discover Mid-America"'s new (and only) blog. We welcome our readers, advertisers and random Internet surfers who stumble upon us — kinda like finding some valuable and scarce antique at a flea market. Okay, enough of the lousy analogies.

Our October 2007 is back from the printer today. We will start distribution this coming week. It's a good issue, on fiddles! Fiddle players love old fiddles, not necessarily because they're old but because they sound good.

The new edition should be up on the Web by mid-week. Let us know what you think. And look for posts from other DMA staff members.

Bruce R.