MAY ANTIQUE BUYING TRIP TO EUROPE -- ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT! Come antiquing with us in May! Comb markets, warehouses, shops and auction houses for one-of-a-kind treasures. Enjoy friendly prices, tax-free shopping, a huge selection and glorious scenery.
May Buying Trip Offers Savvy Shopping In Europe's New Antiquing Region -- Only a Few Spaces Left!
Philadelphia, PA – May 1, 2006 – Philadelphia-based dealer Tom Conrad is hosting a brisk buying tour to Europe in May for antique buffs who have a long shopping list but not much time. The trip runs from May 23-May 31, 2006.
Only a few spaces are left. The remaining seats will be offered on a first-come-first serve basis. Antiquers who are interested should call 215.991.9892.
The escorted tour includes Leipzig and Prague as well as several small towns and villages in Franconia and Saxony (Germany) and Bohemia (Czech Republic). “We’ll help participants wring the most out of nine days on the antiques trail,” says Conrad.
“We offer new destinations, a brisk pace and hot sources in a region of Europe where most American antique lovers never venture,” says Conrad.
The group will visit wholesalers, trade sources and the two biggest and best antiques markets in southeastern Germany and the Czech Republic.
The stops include
• A huge Stalinist-era mill with four floors of painted furniture, accessories and smalls;
• Prague warehouses loaded with 19th century, Secessionist, Deco and postwar treasures, and a dealer who specializes in Biedermeier; Louis Philippe, Baroque and other classical antiques;
• An old tile-factory-turned-antique-warehouse in the former East Germany which features smalls, farm antiques, restored and un-restored furniture, artifacts and collectible treasures;
• Wholesale dealers in the Bohemian countryside with upwards of 3000m2 of furniture, Black Forest items, pottery, glass, porcelain, architectural elements and more;
• A 14th Century “Antiques Castle,” which serves as a combined warehouse-store-workshop for a dealer couple;
• Antique markets that attract up to 1000 sellers from across Germany, the Czech Republic and other countries
The group travels by chartered coach and will stay in historic hotels including castles and chateaux. Airport transfers, ground transportation, accommodations, breakfast and some meals are included in the tour. The trip starts and ends in Frankfurt. Transatlantic container shipping is available.
"We will be seeing antiques, collectibles, art and furnishings in all price ranges, from all periods and in all styles -- formal, high style, vernacular, relaxed, country and everything in between,” according to Conrad. Prices are friendly and purchases are tax free because the items are for export.
Central Europe is a terrific new spot for affordable antiques in every price range, according to Conrad, whose company is the only one in the U.S. offering antique buying trips to Central Europe.
Other 2006 trips include
- Summer Antiques Extravaganza, July 23-August 3
- Fall Antiques Extravaganza, September 26-October 7
The tours are designed to take the stress out of antiquing, says Conrad. “We take care of the details so participants can focus on ‘the hunt,’” he said.
The company also offers a beer and brewery tour and a tour of German Christmas markets.
Information is available at www.heartofeuropetours.com, by phone at 215.991.9892 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.