Author Archives: Tom OHara

Round Top Antiques Fair Spring 2011: The draw of the West

Promoters in Round Top, Texas, are filling all available exhibit areas with dealers from all over the world. This spring there were nearly thousands of dealers at nearly a dozen venues offering Americana, Continental Antiques, vintage textiles, early silver and jewelry to several thousand shoppers attending the week-long affair.

Regional furniture heats up Original York Antiques Show

Just like the mail, no wind, rain, sleet or snow stopped the dealers and shoppers at Melvin “Butch” Arion’s 156th York Show, Jan. 28-30, 2011. “We had an excellent show, even with snow and cold on the first day. There was furniture going out, more than we expected, the attendance was...

Madison Bouckville celebrates 40th anniversary

BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. – It began as an antiques event in a town filled with antiques shops to increase the business in Jock Hengst’s restaurant, The Landmark Tavern. Just a nice weekend in the back field for about 40 exhibitors in 1971. However, the word got out and it grew like a...

Blockbuster antiques week in Round Top

ROUND TOP, Texas – Round Top Antiques Week, in a tiny Texas village, was somewhere between good and very good for virtually all the exhibiting dealers — with a few “outstandings” thrown in here and there.