Antique & Collectible Extravaganza in the Greater Washington, DC Area The Antique & Collectible Extravaganza October 7 & 8, 2006 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD will have indoor and outdoor dealer space available in over 350 booths.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE EXTRAVAGANZA OCTOBER 7 & 8, 2006
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The Gaithersburg Antique and Collectible Extravaganza will be October 7 & 8, 2006 at the World Famous Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The fairgrounds is located off I-270 just outside the Washington, DC Capital Beltway I-495. This Extravaganza promises to be bigger and better than the last one held at the fairgrounds. There will be space available for dealers in over 350 indoor, covered sheds and outdoor booths. They will have a fine assortment of antiques and collectibles for sale including furniture, porcelains, Victorian, silver, books, rugs, linens, advertising, jewelry, prints, movie/TV memorabilia, coins, toys, paintings, Americana, autographs, dolls, architectural, civil war, glass, decorative accessories and much more. Also, it again will feature an Antique Appraisal Fair.
The Gaithersburg Antique & Collectible Extravaganza is one of the most successful and well-attended antique shows in the Greater Washington, DC area. The location of this show makes it special. Montgomery County is an affluent section of the Greater Washington, DC area and has a vibrant market for antiques and collectibles. This show is located such that it has great buyer attendance from Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. This Extravaganza is an opportunity for dealers to reach buyers in one of the nation’s most affluent areas, and for buyers to have access to a large number of dealers with quality antiques and collectibles for their homes and collections.
Dealers will be set-up indoors in the show building, in covered sheds, and outdoors in tents and open air. The covered sheds allow dealers set-up “outdoors” but without the need for a tent. The covered sheds are open on all sides, have permanent roofs and are wired for electricity. A covered shed booth size is 9'x20'. The fairground layout facilitates good customer flow through all areas. For dealers with RVs , water, electrical and sewer hook-ups are available.
The Antique Appraisal Fair which received a great response at prior shows will be Saturday, October 7, from 11 am until 4 pm. There is a $5 fee for each item verbally appraised. Participating in this session are nationally known appraisers David Maloney and Barry Rogers who are both members of the International Society of Appraisers. Mr. Maloney is also author of the book "Maloney's Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory". Also Gary Sohmers will be there. Gary Sohmers appeared as an appraiser in Collectibles, Memorabilia and Toys on the Emmy nominated hit PBS television program “Antiques Roadshow”. This is an excellent opportunity for attendees to have those family treasures appraised.
With Gaithersburg being located so near the nation's capital, some customers and dealers combine their visit and participation in the show with a tour of the historic sites and monuments in the Greater Washington, DC area. Many customers visit the show both days which is encouraged by the $6 admission fee being good for both days. This show and others scheduled by L. Johnson Promotions, Ltd. is the place