U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, recently hosted the inaugural year of two fantastic antique shows – the Miami National Antique Show in Miami and The Armory Antique Show in New York City, the weekend of January 24-26, 2014.
“This year’s shows both reported stellar sales both between dealers and attendees that travelled far and wide to come. With the first year producing these events behind us, we’ve discovered ways to grow and improve for the upcoming years. The attendee experience is always at the forefront of our minds and we plan to explore many efforts that will enhance their time at our shows,” says Fair Development Director Andrea Canady.
The Miami National Antique Show is one of the longest-running antique events in south Florida during the winter season. Held at the Miami Airport Convention Center, the event presented more than 100 well established dealers with a wide array of art, furnishings, home décor and jewelry. U.S. Antique Shows acquired the show from Dolphin Promotions in early 2013.
Stephen Schwartz of Stephen’s Antiques, whose been doing business at the Miami National Antique Show for over a decade, is excited U.S. Antique Shows is now at the helm of this well recognized Miami-based show.
“We’re extremely pleased that U.S. Antique Shows now produces the Miami National Antique Show. We feel it needs a fresh start with the new fantastic promotional efforts this company brings to every event. As producers of the largest indoor antique show The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, it serves as a clear advantage for the Miami National Antique Show.” Schwartz continues, “For us, this two-week show combination in Miami and Miami Beach is a major portion of our year’s revenue. We believe it’s truly the hub of antique business in America and brings together dealers from all over the world. It’s very exciting… There’s nothing else like it!”
Also running concurrently that same weekend was The Armory Antique Show at the 69th Regiment Armory. Held during the 2014 New York City’s Antiques Week, the show highlighted compelling and affordable collections from distinguished dealers with 20 plus years’ experience selling antiques. U.S. Antique Shows acquired the show in May 2013 from Stella Show Management.
“We had our best Armory show we’ve ever had, “says Christopher English of Antediluvian Antiques & Curiosities. “I really like The Armory Antique Show in particular because it’s a smaller show with high quality dealers and price points that are attractive to a wide variety of shoppers. Its eclectic merchandise brings returning attendees back year after year and it’s a perfect size for three days.”
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 and the Pier Antique Show, March 29-30 at Pier 94.
About U.S. Antique Shows
The Miami National Antique Show and The Armory Antique Show are 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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