Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I've just taken in on consignment a nice collection of vintage aviation postcards from a gentleman in Pittsburgh Pa. His focus was on commercial aircraft and airports, but the collection also has a nice selection of pioneer aircraft and Wright Brothers era postcards as well. Check out my auctions over the next week or so for a nice seletion of cards up for bid!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Just packing the van for this weekends Garden State Postcard Show in Parsippany NJ. Looks like lots of rain coming this weekend, so may be a messy set up this afternoon!

But a great weekend for a postcard show! What better to do indoors on a rainy weekend! Show is both days, Sat and & Sun, with over 40 dealers of vintage postcards, paper memorabilia and lots of collectible items!

Stop by the show and stay hi! Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hot off the press!

A quick pic that ran in the Paper And Advertising Collector Magazine, Antiques And Auctions News and Barrs Postcard news of my sales partner John Leavey and myself at the Spring 2011 Greater NJ Postcard & Advertising Show in Ocean Grove NJ.  

Tuckerton Clamtown Flea Market

Just finished unpacking from the Tuckerton Clamtown Antique Flea Market here in NJ. It's always been one of our favorite shows, with lots of great buyers, long time dealer friends and a good "home town" feeling.

The weather, which was one of our biggest concerns, cooperated with the rain holding off throughout the day. But even with fair weather this years show seemed a bit off. Gone was the live music, the barbecued food vendor and the buying customers! Advertising for this local show was close to non-existent, and this was a huge mistake, as it was competing with the Ocean Grove Flea Market, Atlantic Highlands show and a big town wide event in nearby Barnegat NJ. Many of the regular dealers from years past were not there, and the field had many empty dealer spaces. Sales were weak to say the least.

Most sales were modest low dollar sales and there were many lookers. The consensus from most of the dealers was that the economy coupled with the management of the show and the lack of dealers caused overall poor results.

As always we made the best of it and we still had fun...let's hope everything improves for next year!