U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, plans to host two special events at this year’s Original Miami Beach Antique Show to enhance the attendees’ shopping experience.
Have a treasure or family heirloom to be appraised? On Saturday, Feb. 1 from 12-6 p.m., The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, in partnership with Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, presents Appraisal Day. All attendees, with a valid ticket to the show, are invited to bring one item to be appraised by one of Skinner’s experienced appraisers. Each appraiser will provide an unbiased, expert opinion of the attendee’s collectible or antique including a verbal estimated range of its fair market value. No written valuations will be given.
"The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is widely known as a premier event in the world of antiques," said CEO of Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers Karen M. Keane. "Skinner is pleased to be the sponsor of the 2014 Appraisal Day."
Founded over four decades ago, Skinner offers more than 60 auctions annually. Skinner auctions reach an international audience and showcase the unique, rare, and beautiful in dozens of categories, including the fine and decorative arts, jewelry, modern design, musical instruments, science and technology, wine, and many others.
Appraisal Day will be held on the second floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center in room D-234. Attendees are encouraged to sign up for an appointment at www.MiamiBeachAntiqueShow.com. Walk ups are also welcome, but an appointment guarantees the item will be seen by an appraiser.
For a fourth year, The Original Miami Beach Antique Show continues its ongoing support of nonprofit organizations in the local Miami community. This year, the show will host a charity raffle benefiting Autism Speaks. This nonprofit organization is the world leader in funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a number of special prizes including the grand prize: a stainless steel Rolex Datejust watch donated by Raymond Lee Jewelers (Booth No. 3129). Additional winners will receive a pair of Miami Heat tickets from the Miami Herald or a Machine Age Art Deco streamline side table, circa 1930 from Mid Century Furniture (Booth No. 4208).
“Raymond Lee Jewelers is honored to be a part of The Original Miami Beach Antique Show's raffle benefiting Autism Speaks. One of Raymond Lee Jewelers' core principles is giving back to our community, and Autism Speaks is one of our favorite organizations,” says Jeff Josephson, president of Raymond Lee Jewelers. “A Rolex was the perfect item to donate to the raffle, given its prestigious name, beautiful design and powerful movement. We hope this watch will generate excitement among attendees of the show and we wish everyone good luck!”
Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100 and can be purchased at the Autism Speaks booth in front of Hall D during the show. All monies collected will benefit Autism Speaks, Inc.
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, the world’s largest indoor antique show, will be held Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This must-attend event showcases 1,000 established dealers from across the globe, featuring Renaissance to Retro era collections such as fine art, American and European silver, antique jewelry, 17th-19th century furniture, and more. Show times are Thursday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. 2 from 12-8 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 3 from 12- 6 p.m. Admission is $20 to attend all five days. For more information about the show or to purchase tickets, call 239.732.6642 or visit www.MiamiBeachAntiqueShow.com.
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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