When planning an antique show there are two possible areas of focus. The first is antiques, the second is show. It’s clear from a recent press release that promoter Norman Schaut has chosen the later.
Norm says “Among the hundreds of booths, attendees will find the first Miss America crown from 1921, a medieval ‘Lock ‘em and Leave ‘em iron chastity belt and Charles Dickens’ inkwell complete with pen.
“During prohibition, folks went to great lengths to conceal demon rum on their person. Two of the most ingenious creations were the hollow Philadelphia Prohibition Pretzel that is filled with a tiny funnel. There’s also an ordinary looking flashlight with booze in the batteries.”
The 27th edition of the world’s largest collectors show, produced by Norman Schaut, has left the Atlantic City Convention Center and will be presented in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on April 9 and 10.