Steve and Judy Allman, owners of Allman Productions LLC, have announced that they have acquired all of the shows previously managed by Yvonne and Jim Tucker of Antiques Shows of Florida.
NAPLES, Fla. – Judy and Steve Allman, owners of Allman Productions LLC, have announced that they have acquired all of the shows previously managed by Yvonne and Jim Tucker of Antiques Shows of Florida, allowing them to extended their seasonal Florida base in conjunction with their newly organized Old Naples Antiques Show, set to premier in Naples on January 30, 2010.
The Allmans have been in the antiques show promotion and management business more than 30 years, having acquired the Holliston (Ma.) Antiques Show in 1978. They currently operate the Syracuse Thanksgiving Antiques how in Syracuse, NY (to be held on Nov. 28-29, 2009), the Holliston show in Holliston, Ma. (scheduled for Feb. 20-21, 2010), the Greater Syracuse Antiques Expo (March 13-14, 2010), the Round Lake Antiques Festival in Round Lake Village, NY (June 26-27, 2010) and the Great American Antiquefest in Long Branch Park, of Onondaga Lake Parks, just west of Syracuse (July 23-25, 2010).
The Allmans, residents of Naples for nine years, have offices in Florida and New York and decided to add their hometown to their itinerary in 2010 by organizing the Old Naples Antique Show for January 30-31, one week after the Miami Beach Antique Show. The Allmans plan to make the show as convenient and pleasurable as possible for 50 or more dealers of quality antiques. Discounted lodging will be available in close proximity to the show for participating exhibitors and visiting show guests. The immediate show area abounds with world class restaurants and shopping making a trip to Naples a double pleasure.
The Old Naples Antique Show will be held in the brand new beautiful Jubilee Center of St Ann’s School, 542 8th Ave. South, steps away from the classic shopping areas in the heart of Old Naples. The previously scheduled Antique Shows of Florida, also set for Jan. 30-31 in Naples, will be combined with the new Old Naples Antique Show on the same date.
“The Florida market reminds me of when we started in the business—smaller shows with less pressure but with strong attendance and good dealer participation,” said Steve Allman. The Allmans say they have always maintained a very low key, dealer friendly approach to shows and they are sure they will fit well with the pattern established by the Tuckers. Allman says they have a successful track record because they value the dealers and have proven dates and locations reinforced with advertising. Allman says many of their northern dealers are already signed up for some of the Florida shows, especially those from New York.
The previous schedule of shows set up by Antique Shows of Florida will remain unchanged for the 2010 season under Allman Promotions. The other Florida antique shows will be held at Crystal River (Jan. 9-10 and March 20-21), Venice (Jan. 16-17 and Feb. 20-21), Punta Gorda (Jan. 23-24 and March 13-14), Inverness (Feb. 13-14) and Tampa (Feb. 27-28), in addition to the Old Naples Show on Jan. 30-31.
For more information contact Allman Promotions at (315) 686-5789, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Web site for complete schedule and venue details.
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