Weston Antique Show Ready to Roll

Submitted by the Weston Antiques Show

The 2009 Weston Antiques Show, in its 51st year, will take place in the Weston Playhouse on October 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Thursday, October 1 the will be a Gala Preview from 5 to 7 p.m. for early buyers. Admission is $50 and includes wine and hors d'oeuvres. It's an evening of distinctive antiques and great fun.

With all booths filled with outstanding dealers, Show Chair Patti Prairie anticipates that the show will be another resounding success for patrons and dealers alike.

"We have 29 exhibitors returning from 2008," said Prairie, "including some, like Charles and Barbara Adams, from Yarmouth, MA, who have been mainstays of the show for over 20 years. In addition, we have brought on five new dealers who will add vitality and variety."

The five new dealers range from New Hampshire to South Carolina and add specialties including pewter ware, quilts, and miniatures to a roster that already includes specialists in fine oriental rugs, 18th century firearms, rare books, samplers, linens, garden antiques, silverware, sporting art, scientific instruments and 17th century English furniture.

One dealer, new to the show last year, Hilary Nolan of Falmouth, MA has signed on for a double booth, occupying the space that was used for a special exhibit by the Vermont Historical Society in 2008.

When selecting dealers for the Weston Show, quality of merchandise and integrity are givens. Beyond that, Prairie looks for exhibitors that add new dimensions and who compete at different price points, ranging from medium to quite high.

Admission is $8, including re-admission and attendance at two booth seminars on Saturday.

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