Puchsteins take over West Palm Beach shows

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Bill and Kay Puchstein have taken over as the sole owners of the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival for the upcoming season.

The Puchsteins purchased eight show enterprises from dmg world media last December in partnership with promoters Jim and Yvonne Tucker of Missouri. The Tuckers have decided the schedule of these eight shows was more than they were willing to do when combined with the nine shows of their company, Antique Shows of Florida.

“The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival was much more than Yvonne and I had envisioned,” Jim Tucker said in a telephone interview. “We live in Missouri as our primary home with the nine shows concentrated in two and a half months, that’s enough.”

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival is the first weekend of each month, with their Spectacular in February hosting about 800 dealers.

The Puchsteins, who also live in Florida, also run a dozen other smaller shows through the winter months in the central region of the state.

Details on West Palm Beach Antiques Festival is available at www.wpbaf.com or at 941-697-7475. More information on their other events may be found at www.floridaantiqueshows.com and www.antiqueshowsofflorida.com. The company may be reached at 941-408-3576.