The crowd was also eager to spend. Some dealers made great sale within the first hour of the show. The bustling shopping scenes almost felt like Christmas for an antiques show. But unlike the Christmas shopping in which one buys for someone else, here one shops for his own.
The answer far too often is no. The large number of antiques-related shows on television about antiques are indication antiques are a growing part of the popular lexicon. Yet arriving in Nashville at the start of antiques week, I couldn't find a local who knew it was antiques week. The driver of the hotel shuttle, … Continue reading Do they know its Antiques Week in Nashville?
On July 2, 2011, Nashville, Tennessee welcomed her newest business: Antique Archaeology. Owner Mike Wolfe of History Channel’s American Pickers, has long had a relationship with Nashville, with antique dealers, designers, sellers and private customers. Wolfe has owned the parent store of Antique Archeology in LaClaire, Iowa for about five years. Since the debut of … Continue reading American Pickers and Antique Archaeology Come to Nashville
Yet another show about antiques is coming to the airwaves and will focus on price. It’s Worth What, a summer reality series on NBC will be produced by Lara Spencer and hosted by comedian Cedric “The Entertainer." NBC says It’s Worth What is a game show that taps into America’s love for cost and value, … Continue reading America Picks the Real Price
Advertising man and legendary antique show promoter Norman Schaut took some time out today to talk with Urabn Art & Antiques about his first show in Atlantic City and the return of his Antique City, Fun Fair for Collectors outside of Philadelphia. I started by asking Schaut why he was willing to give away some … Continue reading A Conversation with Norman Schaut
If Betty White told you to buy antiques, would you? More verification that the antiques trade is in disarray and more idea on what to do about it came in my mailbox today in the November/December The Magazine Antiques. Skimming the letter you may end up with a not entirely accurate take-away that Betty White … Continue reading Can Betty White and the AARP Save the Antiques Biz?
Real life picker Frederick Klass Jr. is heading to the inaugural Highwood Street Market June 26 and 27, bringing the fruits of his labor and sharing a bit about the reality of “picking.” It’s a reality he says is painted in an unfavorable light on television. “I’ve seen American Pickers and I know how you … Continue reading Heading To Highwood, Real Life Picker Gives Analysis of Popular Antiques TV Shows
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America. Their job: to dig through junk piles, abandoned barns and neglected garages for hidden memorabilia. Sometimes they make a buck; and sometimes they walk away with little more than the history of an item. They love their work, and the open road is … Continue reading AMERICAN PICKERS: Just when you thought there was nothing on