Atlantic City Antiques Show Restores Fall Exhibition; Returns Oct. 13 & 14
ATLANTIC CITY — Originally a biannual event, the Atlantic City Antiques Show was reduced to a single show in March for the past two years.
Allison Kohler, head of Antiques Show owner JMK Shows, has decided to bring back the fall exhibit this year in hopes to reinstate the show’s previous significance.
Taking place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, at the Atlantic City Convention Center, the event is sure to live up to Kohler’s standard of presenting a show composed of far more than rows of tables and booths. While the Governor’s Office of New Jersey has been campaigning to reform Atlantic City into a chief destination resort, the show simultaneously wishes to draw in the crowd it once did, “working tirelessly to revitalize, reinvigorate, and re-establish what was once a major event that collectors from all over the world attended,” according to Kohler.
The show will include a glass repair clinic lead by Wade Nulton, who specializes in solving issues such as chipped or rough edges and restoring cloudy glass to crystal clear. An appraisal panel will be available for attendees, featuring accredited International Society of Appraisers member, Linda Roberts of White Orchid Appraisals, LLC, and Dorothy Hunt, owner and head auctioneer of Sweetbriar Auctions. For just $5 an item, the appraisers will give their expert evaluations. There will also be a broad spectrum of different experienced buyers and sellers from all over the country, including Scott Rosenman of Baltimore, Maryland, specializing in vintage advertising, John Polito of Burlington who favors unusual pieces, and Sharon Wendrow of Bayside, N.Y., an Atlantic City Antiques veteran of 20 years whose display will feature dolls and toys, among others.
From toys and jewelry to pottery and furniture, collectors of all interests are most likely to discover what they are searching for. Tickets are $15 for one day, $25 for both days, and $30 for an early buying weekend pass, taking place Saturday from 9-10am. Regular hours are Saturday, 10am-6pm, and Sunday, 11am-5pm. For more information, click here or call (973) 927-2794. — Casey Harper