After the sale of the Hartford Connecticut Expo Center last September, Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio lost their venue for the popular Autumn Hartford Antiques Show. “It is with great disappointment and nearly a year of exhaustive searching that we have canceled our show for October 2012," Gaglio said.
The inaugural Antique Toys and Coin Operated Machine Show presented more than 40 dealers to a strong opening crowd March 3, 2012 in Greenwich, Conn. Shoppers did not know quite what to expect, “creating good buzz and very good sales!” said show promoter Ron Vastola.
Litchfield County Auctions recorded strong sales Nov. 30, 2011 among lots of men’s wrist watches, estate jewelry items and several rare books. The auction preview opened with a tag sale. The tag sales feature antiques and collectibles offered at discounts ranging from 20 to 60 percent off.