CANTON, Conn. — Canton Barn, LLC, prides itself on sticking to the Webster definition of an auction house: a sale of property to the highest bidder. Since its inception more than 50 years ago, the Nutmeg State landmark is among the last of its kind, with no reserves or buyer’s premiums.
BRIMFIELD, Mass. — The Brimfield Antiques and Flea Market Show toasted its strongest season in years May 15. Informally known as the “Mecca” of antiquing, the once half-acre collector’s fair now welcomes 5,000 nationwide dealers each year.
NEW MILFORD, Conn. – The Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market unpacked for its 35th season Easter Sunday, its warmest opening day yet. “Turnout was better than we ever hoped,” manager Greg Baecker said. “The weather was beautiful.” About 2,000 buyers perused offerings from 200 vendors.