The Main Line Antique Show was a big hit this year with several new dealers and a range of new arts being displayed. Once again about $70,000 was raised for Surrey Services for Seniors. My brother Paul Vandekar from New York was exhibiting and made several sales. He had taken three booths and had a large display of porcelain, pottery and sailors woolworks as well as some prints. I ended up helping him over the weekend with my son Jeremy as his stand required a lot of packing to be ready to move out at the end of the show.
This is the first time in the three year history of the show that I personally have seen customers spending money on large ticket items. I have been involved with the show from the start and am also a sponsor as I believe in Surrey Services for Seniors mission to help seniors stay in their homes and "Age in Place", this being far more healthy than moving to a retirement community. I have introduced all the real estate brokerages where I have worked to Surrey Services for Seniors and everyone loves to participate in community days helping out the clients of Surrey. They are always appreciative and great fun to be around. We all gain from helping others.
Anyway back to the show. This year I hosted four booth tours, having selected one item in each booth that I felt contained a story or was an item of particular interest. These included Railway Maps from Hollie Powers Holt, pieces of George Jensen Silver that showed two sizes, largest and smallest, both from the same pattern of a bonbonierre and a large bowl used today for floating flowers but probably made as a fruit stand originally from Alastair Crawford, silk paintings from China and Japan from Roberta Hollingshead, Bakelite jewelry from Tuuto del Mondo, colored diamonds including yellow, blue and chocolate from Lorraine Wombold Estate Jewelry. Can you believe that, a girls best friend chocolate and a diamond, not fattening and beautiful to look at as well. Two new exhibitors to the show this year really excited me, Jerry Sorkin with some Tribal rugs and Turning Point Gallery who had some really exciting American Studio Glass from the 20th century, both Jerry and Christopher from Turning Point were great people to talk with and ask questions of about their exhibits.
So hopefully you will mark your calendar for next year for the weekend of November 21st when the show will be at the Valley Forge Military Academy and College again for its fourth year.
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