Fall In New England , Shades of Antiques
The annual Fall antique show held at the Cape Porpoise, Maine Legion hall and sponsored by Glynnis & Sherman Thompson was another success and two Worthologist s including myself were set up on display.
Worthologist Kathy Tarr is pictured here with her impressive collection of hand painted and fine china. Here she holds a circa 1900 American Belleek hand painted and rare Dragon Tankard offered at $1995.00.
In the second picture, I am featured holding a rare 18th century tortoise shell English tea caddy box ,being offered for $2295.00.
The antique show saw a flurry of traffic on Columbus Day weekend Oct. 12-13 from all over the world ! We met people from Italy, Ireland ,England and Canada and all over the United States as well. Despite the volatile markets and times peoples attitudes seemed positive and upbeat.
The first day of the show was non stop with leaf peepers and tourist alike that gathered for the breath taking foliage views and stopping in to view the antique show. We did notice that big ticket items were off during the show but Kathy Tarr was pleased with some of the Shelley China and Limoges France china that she sold. As usual, I had an interested crowd in some of the sterling silver that I had to offer for sale. I met a nice couple from Miami Florida who purchased a set of sterling silver ice cream spoons. They explained that they and their two children eat very healthy all week but on the weekends the mother said that she “does it up” and they make ice-cream Sundaes with chocolate sauce. She went on to say that her family would enjoy using the spoons for the ice-cream sundaes. One serious collector was very interested in the tortoise shell tea caddy box that I have. I dropped the price to $1900.00 .When he came back the second time, I thought that he was going to buy the piece but went on to say that he was going to “think about it”.
It is times like these that all the work in setting up for a antique show is worthwhile. Meeting people who share common interest and people who enjoy collecting and using the products one has to offer compels us to continue the quest.