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Philadelphia Antiques Show - 2024 Dates TBA

Thursday, April 25th - Sunday, April 28th, 2024

For the entirety of my career in the world of antiques I have been inspired by this venerable and auspicious Pennsylvania show. Founded in 1962 and widely recognized as one of the finest in the nation, the event returns this year for the 62st edition, making it the eldest charitable show in America.

Among antiques fairs dedicated to American Antiques specifically, The Philadelphia Antiques Show is, plainly and simply, the best. This is where museum-worthy objects find their way from the best dealers to the homes of top collectors. For this reason I am privileged to be among this strong list of veteran dealers.

The show is located in an elegant tent, erected smack dab in the middle of the courtyard of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, right at the top of the Rocky steps.

The 2024 Philadelphia Antiques Show Preview Party will take place on Thursday, April 25th, from 5pm - 9pm.  5 PM entry is $600/person.  6 PM entry is $300.  Young Collectors (under age 40) may enter at 6 PM for a reduced cost of $150.  All preview tickets are good for General Admission throughout the show.

2024  Regular Show Hours ($20 admission):
Friday, April 26th:  11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 27t:  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 28th:  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission Price: $20 ($18 for seniors), $16 for PMA Members, and a guided show tour is available at $25. Call me at (717) 676-0545 if you would like to receive comp tickets for general admission.

Location:  The show will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA  19130.

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One Man Selling Exhibition

Wednesday, May 1st - Sunday, June 30th, 2024

I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to exhibit antique American flags once again at New York's Union League Club. 

This is a selling exhibition.  I will present a wealth of material in the spacious gallery, including antique American flags, political and patriotic textiles.  There will be items from the Women's Suffrage movement, Native American beadwork, and early American folk art of a patriotic nature.

When:  The exhibit will be open for 2 months, beginning May 1st and closing June 30th, 2024.

Where:  The Union League Club, 38 East 37th St., New York, NY  [S.W. Corner of Park Ave. & 37th Streets]

What Time:    The club is open every day, but I am generally not physically present.  Though I can be found there by chance, what I generally do is make appointments to come in and meet with clients, brining additional material with me, if desired, to meet the needs of whatever someone is interested in with respect to age, size, date, historical relationships, price level, etc.

For non-members, attendance is by appointment.  Call us at 717-676-0545 to arrange a visit, or send us an email at  Don’t worry about short notice.  While its best to plan ahead, we have a very good grasp of the speed at which the lives of busy people often moves.

What Else Do I Need to Know:

Please note that club rules prohibit jeans and cell phone use within the lobby.  Golf shorts and those of a dress nature, are permitted in the summer months.

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 outfitted three volunteer regiments.  The Sanitary Fair (a major fundraising effort for the war) was directed by club members and held outside the club house, at that time located in Union Square.  Union League Club 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 (an outgrowth of the Sanitary Commission), as well as to help to erect both the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor and the Lincoln Monument in Union Square.  Among many other accomplishments, they were the driving force that ended the ongoing corruption at Tammany Hall.

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 CEOs 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.  Western artist and sculptor Frederic Remington was a member, as was Emanuel Leutze, who painted Washington Crossing the Delaware.  Leutze’s famous work was exhibited at the Sanitary Fair upon completion.  Theodore Roosevelt managed his early political career from the Club’s chambers and chose them as a place to hold interrogations during the time in which he served as New York’s Chief of Police.

Today one of the primary focuses of the Club is the well being of our military veterans.

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