From the Editor: Show changes span the world

This week’s issue is jam packed with show coverage, which I hope you will appreciate.

Especially notable is the topsy-turvy environment being created in the
British antiques market (CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY). Promoters are working to build
bigger and more sustainable shows. Both the owners of the famous Newark
fair and the Arthur Swallow Fairs are changing venues and holding
competing events on the same day. Time will tell whether the move will
force one or the other out of business, or if the crunch just puts
pressure on dealers stuck in the middle.

On our cover is an article on Zurko Promotions’ rebooted event in
Grayslake, Ill. Owner Bob Zurko has been in business for nearly 40
years and it’s great to see him rolling with the economy by building a
fun, new show. He had his dealers buzzing about the changes way back in
July – which is always a good sign of progressive and out-of-the-box
show promoting.


Eric Bradley

Two more things

In honor of last issue’s feature on Woodstock collectibles, we have chosen a copy of Woodstock : Peace, Music & Memories
(Krause Publications) as the grand prize for October’s Antique Trader
Treasure Hunt
. With more than 350 color and black and white photos, the
book has personal recollections of the 1969 concert. To enter the
sweepstakes, CLICK HERE.

The latest edition of our quarterly Antique Trader Traveler is now available as a free download.
The issue is an excellent guide to autumn’s top museums, expos and
antiques and collectibles events. Especially interesting is the feature
on the recent renovations to Washington, D.C.’s Ford’s Theater, the
engaging exhibits at the Museum of the Confederacy and the nation’s 650
Mile Yard Sale. To download the issue CLICK HERE.


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