Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Better year ahead

Here's hoping (and expecting) a better year in 2010 for the antiques and collectibles trade.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Smart holiday move

River Market Antiques (Kansas City, MO) is doing what just about every antique mall and shop should be doing during the holiday season — extending their hours.
From Friday, Dec. 18 to Wednesday, Dec. 23, the mall will be open 9 am to 9 pm, then open back up Dec. 26-27, 10 am to 6 pm, and on Dec. 28-30, 9 am to 9 pm. For more information, go to

As they say — can't make a sale if you ain't open.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Upcoming estate sale

Brickhouse Antiques in Topeka, KS now has an Estate Service business. Their next estate sale is set for Dec. 11-12 at 1328 SW 37th St. in Topeka, Friday from 7:30 am-1 pm, and 8 am until whenever on Saturday, the day everything is half price.

Call 785-266-6000 or go to for more information.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Taylor Swift goes antiquing

Dealers and organizers of the Music Valley and Tailgate Antique shows in Nashville are debunking the theory that younger people don't go antiquing after Country Music Award winner Taylor Swift and family spent time shopping at the two shows in October.
"In between looking and shopping for antiques, Taylor and her family stopped at many of the 300 booths to sign autographs and pose for pictures with the dealers," said Gail Taylor, publicist for the shows.

Taylor Swift is shown here with antique dealer Marilyn Halen (l) and Bea Starr (r). (photo courtesy Gail Taylor)

The next Antiques at Music Valley and Tailgate Antique shows will be Feb. 11-13 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville. For more information, go to

Friday, December 4, 2009

West Palm Beach show

Reports are good in terms of turnout and meeting dealer expectations at the Vintage Show & Sale in West Palm Beach, FL, held Nov. 21-22. Chicago jewelry dealer Brett Benson was quoted as calling the show "fantastic" and having met his personal sales goal within a few hours of the doors opening. In addition to clothing, artwork, furniture, jewelry and other items from the 1930s through the 1970s, show featured booksignings and a fashion show.
Next year's show is scheduled for Nov. 20-21 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.