U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, recently announced a four percent increase in overall attendance at the 53rd Annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show. Known as the world’s largest indoor antique show, this five-day event showcased nearly 1,000 established national and international dealers at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2014.
“For our 53rd year, we’re excited that we continued to see a record number of people attending and buying antiques,” said Dan Darby, group show director for U.S. Antique Shows and vice president of GLM. “Our show sets the tone of antique purchasing trends for the year and we were glad to hear that our exhibitors overwhelmingly reported successful sales from both enthusiasts and collectors on a variety of merchandise.”
U.S. Antique Shows also reported that 90 percent of exhibiting dealers renewed their booths for the 2015 show.
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show 2014 premier sponsor, The HighBoy, was thrilled about the show’s endless accomplishments. "The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, one of the most anticipated events in our industry, exceeded our already high expectations. Needless to say, we are very pleased with the success of the show. The combination of numerous attendees and prominent dealers made for an exciting and energetic event, one that we are happy coincided with the launch of The HighBoy!," says Founder Olga Granda-Scott.
Longtime exhibitor with U.S. Antique Shows, Robin Greenwald of Greenwald Antiques was also glad to be part of this year’s show. She commented on the amazing number of attendees who visited the show on the opening day and the consistent pace that continued throughout its run. “I can attest to the fact that crowd of shoppers came in and didn’t stop for several hours. We’ve never seen a crowd like that! She continues, “Selling was fast and furious and attendees were confident and buying. It was fantastic!”
Eli Noor of Ely & Co., one of the largest diamond dealers in the country, was located in the Palm Ballroom at this year’s show. “We specialize in fancy colored diamonds and we’ve enjoyed the action of this year’s show. There are a lot of shoppers on the show floor and we’ve seen a lot of interest at our booth.”
U.S. Antique Shows now produces nine shows nationally. The next shows scheduled for U.S. Antique Shows are the LA Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, March 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza and the Pier Antique Show, March 29-30 at Pier 94.
About U.S. Antique Shows
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is produced by U.S. Antique Shows, a division of GLM. U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s largest producer of indoor antique shows, focuses on presenting a wide range of antiques as well as antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watches to 50,000 consumers annually. The company is the only producer that serves the unique needs of the antique and antique jewelry industry supporting sales in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Miami Beach and New York. Their shows host internationally recognized dealers promoting the purchase of rare and unusual historic merchandise to antiques collectors, novice enthusiasts, socialites and celebrities. U.S. Antique Shows draws more than 3,000 dealers from 22 countries worldwide exhibiting their signature collections in 400,000 net square feet across nine shows.
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