For the entirety of my career in the world of antiques I have been inspired by this venerable and auspicious Pennsylvania show. Founded in 1962 and widely recognized as one of the finest in the nation, the event returns this year for the 57th time, making it the eldest charitable show in America.
Among antiques fairs dedicated to American Antiques specifically, The Philadelphia Antiques Show is, plainly and simply, the best. This is where museum-worthy objects find their way from the best dealers to the homes of top collectors. For this reason I am privileged to be among this strong list of veteran dealers.
Don't miss the Philadelphia Antiques Show Preview Party on Thursday, April 25th, from 5pm - 9pm. The show's premier event includes a cocktail buffet and offers guests the first opportunity to view the 2019 exhibitor booths. Proceeds from the event benefit Philadelphia Museum of Art. 5 PM entry is $600/person. 6 PM entry is $300. Young Collectors (under age 40) may enter at 6 PM for a reduced cost of $150. All preview tickets are good for General Admission throughout the show.
Regular Show Hours:
Friday, April 26 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission Price: $20 ($18 for seniors), $16 for PMA Members, and a guided show tour is available at $25. Call me at (717) 676-0545 if you would like to receive comp tickets for general admission.
On Saturday evening there will be another special event on Saturday evening entitled "Hot Jazz, Cool Drinks," with live music, hors d'oeuvres, and beverages. This runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the cost of admission to this is $50.
Location: The show will be held at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, located at 4747 South Broad Street (corner of League Island Blvd. and Kitty Hawk Ave.).
I regret that this exhibition has been canceled due to ongoing construction of a tunnel between Penn Station and Grand Central and unanticipated effects on the gallery. The exhibit will be re-scheduled in the near future.
Rare Aspen, a newly created event that features carefully selected high end antiques, art, and jewely, is a reinvention of the former Aspen Antique Show, where I have exhibited for many years.
The fair will open on Wednesday, July 10th and close on Sunday, July 14th. Hours are to be announced.
The show is to be held at the Aspen Ice Garden, located at 233 West Hyman Ave. For those unfamiliar with the layout of the town, know that the Ice Garden is just four blocks from the fountain at the town's center, and three blocks from Wagner Park (a.k.a. the rugby field). So it could scarcely be more convenient.
For those who have never experienced Aspen in July, know that is an extraordinary time to visit this beautiful Rocky Mountain paradise. Many say that it is as great in the summer as it is in the winter, and I concur. There are many special events surrounding July 4th, just beforehand, so be sure to visit the Aspen Chamber of Commerce website for details.
The 42nd addition of the August Antiques Show, now simply called the nantucket Summer Antique Show, changed gears and locations a couple of years back. This year I am thrilled to announce that the show will return to its original dates, in the first week of August, and is reconnecting with the Nantucket Historical Association, which will once again hold its much-anticipated Preview Party on the opening night of Thursday, August 1st.
Regular show hours are Friday through and including Monday, as follows:
Friday, Aug. 2nd: 12 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, Aug. 3rd: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, Aug. 4th: 10 AM - 5 PM
Monday, Aug 5th: 10 AM - 3 PM
I will bring a wide variety of merchandise. If you wish to see anything specific that you see on my website, or perhaps a group of things in any particular age, size, or price category, be sure to contact me beforehand, so I can pack things aboard and bring them along.
Call me at (717) 676-0545 if you wish to receive comp tickets.
Location: The Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, 61 Sparks Ave., Nantucket, MA
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