Indy Ad Show experiences another ownership change

INDIANAPOLIS — Bruce and Donna Weir have assumed full responsibility of the Indy Ad Show from partners Doug and Sandra Moore.

indy_vintage_antique_advertising_show_hours.jpgThe Indy Antique Advertising Show is held twice each year at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds. Run by B&D Promotions, the event has a loyal following of both customers and dealers, as vintage advertising is a collecting area that has remained strong, even in a challenged economy.

B&D Promotions bills the Indy Ad Show as the original antique advertising show in Indianapolis “that is known to have the best and largest variety in antique and vintage advertising.”

The Weirs first partnered with the Moores early last year, with the plan that the Weirs would take over in a year or two. The Indy Ad Show will still be run under the name of B&D Promotions.

Based in Effingham, Ill., the Weirs have been making changes behind the scenes, including aggressive dealer recruitment, working with local hotels for special Indy Ad Show dealer pricing, and updating their website at They themselves have been dealers for a decade and collectors for 20 years.

The 2011 events are scheduled for March 19-20 and Sept. 24-25 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. March show hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is only $8 and also includes admittance to the Toy Show.

For dealer and visitor information, contact Bruce Weir at 217-536-9536 or visit


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