Puchsteins take full control of West Palm Beach shows

Puchsteins take full control of West Palm Beach Shows

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Bill and Kay Puchstein have taken over as the sole owners of West Palm Beach Antiques Festival for the upcoming season.

The Puchstein’s purchased eight show enterprise from dmg world media last December in partnership with promoters Jim and Yvonne Tucker of Missouri. The Tuckers have decided the schedule of these eight shows was more than they were willing to do together with nine shows of their company, Antique Shows of Florida

“The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival was much more than Yvonne and I had envisioned,” Jim Tucker said in a telephone interview. “We live in Missouri as our primary home with the nine shows concentrated in two and a half months, that’s enough.”

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival is the first weekend of each month, with their Spectacular in February hosting about 800 dealers.

The Puchstein’s, who also live in Florida, also run a dozen other smaller shows through the winter months in the central region of the state.

The Puchstein’s website for details of West Palm Beach Antiques Festival is www.wpbaf.com and take calls at 941 697 7475. For their other shows go to www.floridaantiqueshows.com. The Tucker’s website is www.antiqueshowsofflorida.com or call them at 941 408 3576.

-By Tom O’Hara, posted by Eric Bradley

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Karen Knapstein is the editor of Antique Trader magazine. A lifelong collector and student of antiques, she has written dozens of articles on vintage collectibles and their historical context. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Faye. She can be reached at karen.knapstein@fwmedia.com.