Brimfield, Mass., is ordinarily a quiet New England community of 3,000 residents, except for three weeks a year when it becomes a tent city populated by tens of thousands of antiques sellers and buyers.
Antique dealers follow their dream.
Persevering N.D. dealers say steady as she goes.
While East Coast and New England events traditionally vie for bragging rights to the title of “biggest antique show” — indoor or outdoor — the Great Northwest also has a claim to stake in that category, in the form of Palmer-Wirfs’
A preponderance of auctions in the antique toy market has put a crimp on show dealers like Tom Sage, but like a Lehmann Dancing Sailor, the veteran dealer from Allentown, Pa., still has a lot of spring in his step.
New York: Collectors flock to hammer time in the Big Apple
Rhode Island: Heavy hitter in antiques trade
Western Americana commands a strong following in Wyoming, but many antique shops can be found in the Cowboy State’s small cities and towns. A good place to start is Cheyenne, the capital and largest city, just a 90-minute drive north of Denver.
California’s sunny climate makes every day antiquing season. A good place to start is the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena. It is the largest market in the state, attracting about 2,200 vendors and an estimated 20,000 customers the second Sunday every month.
Whether you’re looking for monumental furnishings for your castle or a humble piece of folk art to brighten your bedroom, Georgia — and especially Atlanta — is the place to look.