It has been a conundrum for us between the two largest shows in Round Top. We have always admired Red Barn show, but we end up finding more to bring home from Marburger Farm every time. We have never been disappointed by visiting Round Top (except the speed trap near Rosebud and Lott), and the friendship formed between collectors and dealers are only strengthened through these unique events. I wish that we could have more time, maybe sip some coffee, chat with friends, and watch some longhorns grazing afar.
The lines along Texas 237 seemed as long as ever on October 1, the last day of the week-long antique event. In fact, they may have been longer than any in recent memory. The town looked as adorable as ever. Still, several of the dealers we talked to seemed to indicate something is amiss. The … Continue reading At Round Top, Always a Good Time to Buy
The total gate at Marburger Antiques Shows, as well as the number of men attending as judged visually and by hamburger and beer consumption, is up. Promoter Rick McConn says its the fourth straight record gate-up some ten percent this year. That he says, is a testament to both Texas and Round Top. But that … Continue reading Dealers Compete for Early Buyers at Round Top and Warrenton
October days in Texas can be really hot and the biggest fear for outdoor shows, even those protected by a tent, is rain. But neither heat nor water came to dampen the fall shows in Round Top, Texas. While there are a number of shows going on simultaneously, we had time to visit only the … Continue reading Things are Just Right at Round Top, Texas