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YORK, Penn. -- The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on antiques and collectibles shows has now reached into 2021 with the announced cancellation of "The Original 176th Semi-Annual York Antiques Show & Sale."

Originally scheduled for January 29-31 of the New Year, manager Melvin Arion said he is calling off the show "due to the ongoing severity of the Covid-19 pandemic." The September edition of the popular antiques show was also cancelled because of the pandemic. 

"It's best for everyone concerned," Arion said of the show's cancelation. "Customers, dealers, staff, there are a lot of people to think about. We just have to concentrate on getting back to normal times, whenever that is."

Long considered one of the premiere antiquing events in the mid-Atlantic region, the event traditionally features 18th and 19th century American and English furniture, American country pieces in original paint, early china and glassware, 18th and 19th century silver, Chinese Export porcelain, antique toys, Oriental carpets, pewter, estate jewelry, quilts, English samplers, textiles, early kitchen and fireplace accessories, Navajo rugs, Pueblo pottery, baskets, Native American artifacts, historic American militaria, and much more.

The pandemic has forced the 2020 cancelation of hundreds and hundreds of events across the country, including Brimfield Antique Flea Markets. The Round Top Antique Fair in Round Top, Texas, is among the exceptions. The fall event, with masks and social distancing required, takes place October 26-31. For more information on that event check out www.roundtoptexasantiques.com

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