ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Early entry on Saturday, vintage sports memorabilia and free furniture delivery highlight the next spectacular Atlantique City Antiques & Collectibles Show, March 29-30.
More than 400 of America’s finest dealers fill the Atlantic City Convention Center with 18th, 19th and early 20th century period antiques including Tiffany lamps and metalwork, American folk art, European and American bronze, prints, fine furniture, Asian art and antiques, glass, porcelain and silver.
Admission is now $15 for Saturday, $10 for Sunday or $25 for a weekend pass. All advance ticket buyers are admitted at 9 a.m. at no extra charge – a full hour before the box office opens.
This season’s special exhibit is Sports Memorabilia. Dealers all over the nation are looking to Atlantique City this season to break big news in the sports collecting world. Memorabilia from every sport – from college basketball to Olympic glory – is celebrated. Expect to find rare jerseys, signed balls, posters, cards, bats, autographs and more.
Atlantique City is the only show in the world to offer free furniture delivery within a 200-mile radius of the show. Professional movers carefully pack and crate fine furniture, jukeboxes and large statuary free of charge for all customers; protective packaging and insurance required.
Exhibitors from 41 states plus Canada, Great Britain, Europe and the Orient offer high-end decorative arts from every major period: Art Deco, Aesthetic, Georgian, Early American, Art Nouveau, Victorian, Modernism, Arts & Crafts. Fine estate jewelry dealers bring rare gems and important collections from every corner of the globe. Antique and vintage toy dealers bring cast iron toys, dolls, tin windups, vintage robots, cars, Victorian toys, paper items and Baby Boomer era toys.
As always the show’s popular free appraisals will be taking place. Visitors may have one item brought from home appraised for free. Additional appraisals are $10 each. The appraisal booth, located near the Antique Trader Marketplace, will be open between noon and 4 p.m. both days. Several of the appraisers will have familiar faces, if you’re a fan of the PBS show, "Antique Roadshow."
To help shoppers find what their looking for, Atlantique City offers a program called "FindIt." Using a text search, shoppers can print out a list of each booth selling what they’re seeking, like a Global Positioning System, leading you to your must-haves.
To use it, sign on to www.atlantiquecity.com. Click on the attendee entrance icon and scroll down until you see the large FindIt logo. Check on the logo and follow the prompts, which will offer a list of the booths with your items of interest.
Food will be available in cafes in the Atlantic City Convention Center. If you want to go off-site for other resort town cuisine, get your hand stamped before you leave so you can re-enter the convention center later in the day.
A porter service is available to help you carry purchases back to your car.
Experience the unusual curiosities at Atlantique City. Circus memorabilia, coin-operated machines, the macabre, advertising, medical and scientific technology, clocks and rugs – whether you can spend $5 or $500,000, you’ll go home with something from the show.
The show takes place at the The Atlantic City Convention Center, One Miss America Way. For tickets or booth reservations, call the show office at 800-526-2724.
Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. for all Advance Ticket buyers. Regular hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, go online to www.atlantiquecity.com.
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