I am delighted to announce that my exhibit of antique American flags at New York's Union League Club has been extended to the end of August. For any of those who saw the exhibit in June, please know that it was completely re-hung with new material at the end of that month.
I will present a wealth of material for sale in the spacious gallery, including antique American flags, political campaign flags, banners and kerchiefs. I am generally not physically present for the entire run of the exhibition, so anyone with a serious interest in acquiring flags should call me to schedule an appointment. I am best reached at either my office 717.502.1281, on my cell 717.676.0545, or via email at email@example.com
About the Union League
One of the city's most exclusive institutions, the Union League was founded during the Civil War in 1863 by a group of concerned and influential citizens, to aid President Abraham Lincoln in his quest to preserve the Union. Over the past 140 years, the club has quietly rendered distinguished service to the nation. During the Civil War it raised and funded three volunteer regiments. Its members were instrumental in establishing The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1870. They played an essential role in the founding of the American Red Cross and helped to erect both the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor and the Lincoln Monument in Union Square. Today one of the primary focuses is the well being of our military veterans.
Many prominent civic, state and national leaders have enjoyed membership in the ULC, including fifteen Presidents, many Senators and Congressmen, cabinet members, diplomats, and scores of CEO's of major corporations. J. Pierpont Morgan was a regular during the 19th century, along with John Jay, William Cullen Bryant, Chester Arthur, and Thomas Nast. Theodore Roosevelt managed his early political career from the Club's chambers and chose them as a place to hold interrogations during the time when he served as New York's Chief of Police.
The Union League Club is located at 38 East 37th Street, New York, New York 10016
** Please note that the club rules prohibit jeans and cell phone use in the lobby. (Cell phone use is fine in the gallery -- our sincerest thanks for your cooperation.)
The Aspen Antiques, Jewelry, Automobiles & Fine Arts Fair will open on Saturday, July 1st and close on Sunday, July 9th. The show is to be held at the Aspen Ice Garden, located at 233 West Hyman Ave. For those unfamiliar with the layout of the town, know that the Ice Garden is just four blocks from the fountain at the town's center, and three blocks from Wagner Park (a.k.a. the rugby field). So it could scarcely be more convenient.
This is a small, diverse, high class event and there are always interesting celebrity guests. Show hours are 10 AM -6 PM every day including Independence Day, except for the final day, where the hours are 10-4. Admission is $20 with the proceeds going directly to Challenge Aspen, a local charity benefits persons with cognitive and physical disabilities.
For those who have never experienced Aspen in July, know that is an extraordinary time to visit this beautiful Rocky Mountain paradise. Many say that it is as great in the summer as it is in the winter, and I would have to concur. There are many special events for the July 4th weekend, so be sure to visit the Aspen Chamber of Commerce website for details closer to the event.
My family and I decorate a float for the 4th of July parade with many antique flags and I carry an interesting one, which is great fun. It's a particularly huge and colorful parade and not to be missed if you're a fan of the red, white and blue.
The 40th addition of the August Antiques Show changed gears and locations last year. The event moved closer to the middle of August, and to a much more accessible location at the modern, air conditioned, Boys & Girls Club, located conveniently between the high school and the Stop & Shop near the traffic circle.
So once again one of the most highly coveted antiques events of the year can be found in one of the most beautiful and historic New England vacation destinations. Here you will find me with a wide array of antique American flags and folk art, in addition to a fine list of dealers from the U.S. and abroad.
I will have a wide variety of merchandise with me and a lot of it, but if you wish to see anything specific that you see on my website, or perhaps a group of things in any particular age, size, or price category, be sure to contact me before the 1st of August, so I can pack it aboard and bring it along.
Friday, August 11 - 12 pm to 5 pm
Saturday, August 12 - 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, August 14 - 10 am to 5 pm
Monday, August 15 - 10 am to 3 pm
* There is no Preview Party
Admission Price: $15. Call me at (717) 676-0545 if you wish to receive comp tickets.
Location: The Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, 61 Sparks Ave., Nantucket, MA
I am honored to return for my 8th year to The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. Widely considered to be the best show on the West Coast, the event featuring top dealers from around the globe. The show is rigorously vetted by committees of experts in various fields of antiques, so customers can come and buy with an unusual degree of confidence in authenticity.
Preview Party: The preview party, which benefits the "Enterprise for High School Students" charity, is simply over-the-top—unparalleled in glamour, cuisine, and attendance. This offers an opportunity for serious collectors to shop the show before it opens to the general public. The event opens on Wednesday, October 25th, beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets are offered at various tiers based upon time of entry. Tickets at 4:00 require a donation of at least $3,000 for which 2 tickets are received. At 5:00 p.m. it drops to $1,250 for 2 persons. At 6:00 p.m. it drops to $750 for 2 persons. And at 7:00 p.m. it drops to $275 for 1 person. If you wish to attend this event please call the SFFAS office at (415) 989-9019.
Regular Hours: Regular admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Show hours are as follows:
Thursday – Saturday 10:30 AM – 7 PM
Sunday 12 Noon – 5 PM
* Call or email me for comp tickets for regular admission.
Location: The show is to be held at Fort Mason Center, located in the beautiful Marina district, between Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge on San Francisco Bay. I could easily argue that this is the most beautiful location for an antiques show in America.
The entrance to Fort Mason Center is at the intersection of Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street. A former military base, this National Historic Landmark is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and therefore has no street address. Click here for directions.
I am looking forward to my return to Greenwich in the first week of December to Antiquarius, a longstanding, high quality show that features 43 distinguished exhibitors. The event is to be held at the Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich, CT, located immediately next to the Old Greenwich Train Station - Metro North Railroad (MTA). The show is a charity fund raiser for the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich.
There will be a gala benefit preview party on Friday, December 1st from 7:00 - 9:00pm. Attendance at the preview is $150.
Regular show hours are Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Regular admission is $15, but if you wish to come see me at the show during regular hours, just email me and I will leave you comp tickets at the door or send them to you in advance.
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