Original Miami Beach Show giving free pearls to celebrate 50th milestone, Feb. 3-7, 2011

MIAMI — In addition to giving attendees 38 pearl necklaces, U.S. Antique Shows, a major producer of antique shows in North America, announced Nov. 9 that VandM.com, a leading online source of high-end and unique vintage furniture, antiques, art and jewelry, has partnered with The Original Miami Beach Antique Show as a title sponsor for the upcoming 50th anniversary, Feb. 3-7 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Original Miami Beach Antique Show is giving 38 strands of real pearls to lucky attendees of its 50th anniversary show“VandM.com has become synonymous with quality antique online shopping,” said Andrea Canady, fair director of The Original Miami Beach Antique Show. She added, “This sponsorship is ideal for us as it partners The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, the largest indoor antique show in the world, with the leading online resource for antiques.”

In a separate surprise announcement US Antique Shows also said it will be giving away strands of authentic pearl necklaces at The Original Miami Beach Antique Show  as part of its 50th Anniversary celebration.

The giveaway will begin on opening day of the 50th Anniversary celebration and will take place at the pearl promotion booth every hour on the hour. A total of 38 pearl necklaces are expected to be given away during the duration of the five day show. Another treat for the public includes an Appraisal Day Feb. 5 where attendees may bring a single antique, art or jewelry item to the show for a free appraisal. Other celebrations include a champagne toast and ribbon cutting ceremony with Miami Beach city officials during the opening ceremony at 11a.m. on Feb. 3.

“We’re excited to be able to give something back to the public for helping us make The Original Miami Beach Antique Show such a success for 50 years,” said Andrea Canady, fair director of The Original Miami Beach Antique Show. “We felt the pearl necklaces were a great way to show our appreciation.”

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has grown into the largest indoor antique show in the world to include more than 800 national and international dealers spanning all parts of the globe including Europe and Asia. The show offers novice and serious collectors the rare opportunity to acquire extraordinary merchandise from diverse collections assembled from all over the world, many with impressive provenances. One such example is the exceptional quality Faberge Imperial Presentation charka, made for the coronation of Tsar Alexander III in 1883, made by Faberge’s first head workmaster Erik Kollin in St. Petersburg.

Show hours are from noon to 8 p.m. from Feb. 3-6 and noon to 6 p.m. on Feb. 7. Admission fee is only $15 to attend all five days of the show. There will be an Appraisal Day Feb. 6, where attendees may bring a single item to the show for a free appraisal.

For partnership opportunities, or additional show information, call 239-732-6642 or visit the show’s website

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is produced by GLM, a leading producer and marketer of consumer product trade shows in North America.

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