ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Atlantique City Antiques & Collectibles Show will host selections from “The American Presidential Experience,” a sweeping exhibit dazzling audiences this week at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The exhibit for the Oct. 18-19 antiques show is made possible though a special partnership between Atlantique City and WorthPoint.com, the Internet’s largest social network for researching the worth of antiques and collectibles.
In addition to the exhibit, special “Worthologists” will be on hand to discuss political memorabilia and offer their expert advice.
“America’s presidential campaigns and political memorabilia are an important aspect of our history and culture,” Atlantique City Show Producer Eric Bradley said. “The American Presidential Experience is an once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness a fascinating display of political pop culture. It’s a wonderful addition to an extraordinary line up of quality dealers and antiques.”
More than 400 of America’s finest dealers fill the Atlantic City Convention Center with 19th and early 20th century antiques, fine art, jewelry, toys and pop culture collectibles. Atlantique City is the only antiques show in the world to offer free furniture delivery within a 200-mile radius of the show and the original provider of free celebrity appraisals.
WorthPoint recently agreed to acquire GoAntiques Inc., the oldest antiques and collectibles website and a significant online network for buying and selling antiques and collectibles. Its network includes 600,000 items from more than 1,300 dealers in 31 countries and the world’s largest antiques and collectibles price guide, PriceMiner®.
"The new, bigger WorthPoint will have more than 1 million visitors a month to our combined web pages," said WorthPoint CEO Will Seippel. "Atlantique City is one of the largest indoor antiques and collectibles shows and it has been a destination for collectors for more than two decades. We complement each other in important ways to better serve collectors," Seippel said. "It’s a great partnership."
Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to tour The American Presidential Experience during its stay in Denver. Visitors to the Presidential Experience can have their pictures taken sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office, walk through the cabin of Air Force One, see collections of historical flags, presidential documents and First Lady Inaugural Ball gowns, hear some of the greatest presidential speeches in history, meet the authors of presidential biographies and books about the presidency. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the bus that has served as the C-SPAN mobile production studio during this year’s presidential campaign.
Advance tickets to Atlantique City are now $15 for Saturday, $10 for Sunday or $25 for a weekend pass. All advance ticket buyers are admitted at 9 a.m. Saturday at no extra charge – a full hour before the box office opens! The box office opens at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday and prices are an additional $5 per ticket. New ‘click and print’ advance tickets are available at www.atlantiquecity.com.
What: The American Presidential Experience at Atlantique City Antiques & Collectibles Show
When: Saturday, Oct.18 & Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, Hours: Saturday: 9 a.m.*-6 pm.; Sunday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Where: Atlantic City Convention Center, One Miss America Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401