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 (page 16). 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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