Monday, September 30, 2019

Kutztown Extravaganza September 2019 Saturday report

A typical Saturday. Almost no sales.  Overall we had less sales but sold a couple of higher price items which left us about the same sales as last September.  For sure not as many people as in the past.  A troubling issue with some of our other shows.
The management is changing from a 3 day to a 2 day show next year.  One less day of travel is good for us.  I think this is a good idea, I see more shows shortening the hours.  You really don't need all day, 4 or 5 hours is plenty. 

No more shows until November, Kimberton.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Kutztown Extravaganza September 2019 Friday report

Did have a couple of sales for Friday.  See what happens today.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Kutztown Extravaganza September 2019 Thursday report

So, the show opens at 10 and by 12:30 it was raining.  Never a good thing for a outdoor show.  Had a few sales, but not what a Thursday should bring.  The weather should be better tomorrow.  Hope to make it up.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Kutztown Extravaganza September 2019 photos

Basket Sold



Monday, September 23, 2019

Kutztown Extravaganza September 2019 pre-show photos

I guess I should say pre-show photo.  Being that we had a show only a couple of weeks ago.  Decided to leave the merchandise in the trailer, so this is the additional things we are bringing

Monday, September 2, 2019

Prallsville Mills Antique Show 2019 Sunday report

Did have one more sale on Sunday.  Overall, are sales weren't as bad as I had expected.  Sunday did bring just a little smaller crowd.  Talking to other dealers, some did said they would give it another try next year.  We're not going to make any decisions right now to if we go back.  The promoter does need to have more dealers next year.  A few customer had mention they expected more dealers.

In just 3 weeks it's off to Kutztown.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Prallsville Mills Antique Show 2019 Saturday report

It was a marginal day.  We did have about 5 sales, but need more today.  I'm still on the fence about the date of this show.  The mill is used for weddings and other events, so getting a latter date is difficult. Years back this show was twice a year, June and October.  See what happens today.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Prallsville Mills Antique Show 2019

Setup was about 3 hours, new spot for us.  

Thursday, August 29, 2019

2019 Prallsville Mills pre-show photos

Small butter prints.

Last of the pre-show photos.  Tomorrow is setup and the show is Saturday &  Sunday.  Have my fingers crossed.  This show was cancelled almost 10 years ago.  Having it again on Labor Day weekend is iffy.  But we'll give it a try.  The mill is a wonderful location right on the Delaware river.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

2019 Prallsville Mills pre-show photos

Small late 18th century blanket box in original red paint and having cotterpin hinges and shaped cleats under lid ends, good condition. Size 35"W x 13"D x 16"H. Provenance: From a private collection of Country Americana and fine Decorative Arts of a retiring New York State attorney, downsizing and moving to smaller quarters.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

2019 Prallsville Mills pre-show photos

Cobbler's Bench

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

2019 Prallsville Mills Antique Show

Coming up soon.  Will be posting photos

Sunday, June 30, 2019

2019 Lititz Antique Show Saturday report

Did have more sales on Saturday.  But still not as good as last year.  Talked to a few other dealers and their sales were off from last year.  It's a great show with many quality dealers.  I still think the sunny weather was a factor.
A little time off then Prallsville in the beginning of September.

Friday, June 28, 2019

2019 Lititz Antique Show Friday report

Unfortunately I don't think this will be a repeat of last years show.  Sales definitely down from last year.  I think the weather has been so bad for such a long time, come along a nice day and everybody's outside.
Fingers crossed for Saturday.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Lititz Antique pre-show photos 2019

Lititz show setup today

Just about packed.  Because of the unusual size both, we only use the 2 corner walls.  Easier setup.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

2019 Lititz Antique Show

This show is coming up fast. I'll load a couple of photos in the next few days.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Kutztown Extravaganza April 2019 Saturday report

Well, if I had a crystal ball Friday, I would have packed up and left.  Saturday brought 30-40 mph winds and blew all the customers away.  Not a single sale.  50% of the dealers went home Friday night.  In-fact, there was no charge at the gate later on for customers on Saturday.
However, overall it was a good show on Thursday.  Not one of our top shows, but a very good one.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Kutztown Extravaganza April 2019 Thursday/Friday report

Lots of people on Thursday.  Also lots of sales.  Even sold 3 pieces of furniture. Friday it rained and kept the shoppers away.  But still had a couple of sales.  Saturday is always a hit of miss.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Kutztown Show

We're ready for the show.  There will not be any Thursday sales report.  At the end of the day we need to go to Ephrata, PA to preview an auction.  Then overnight in Reading, then back to Kutztown in the morning for the show.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ready for Kutztown

A few last things to add, then off to Kutztown.  Setup is today.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Kutztown Extravaganza April 2019 pre-show photos

Sorting board from the 1800's.  Added legs to make a coffee table.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Kutztown Extravaganza April 2019 pre-show photos

Not sure of it's history.  Made of wood but not strong enough to be used as steps.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Kimberton Sunday report

Had a couple of really good sale yesterday.  Overall, another good show at Kimberton.  Next is Kutztown in April.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Kimberton Saturday report

We were a little apprehensive on this show.  We had hope to have more new items, but just didn't seem to find them.  The show starts at 9am and by 12:30, not one thing had been sold. Not looking good. But the afternoon turned out to be ok.  Good number of sales and hoping to tie last November.  Talked to a couple of other dealers and they said sales were "ok" but hoping for a few more sales today. Weather has been nice, see what happens today.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Kimberton Antique Show

Nice day for setup, temp was 75 and no rain.  All done and ready for the customers.