Holiday Arms Fair & First Annual NEACA Convention and Christmas Party NEACA opened the Saratoga Springs City Center 24 years ago with a gala Antique Show but through time opted to only produce quality Arms Fairs at this fine venue in upstate New York. Now they have four
News-Antique.com - Dec 03,2007 - This December 22 & 23, 2007 NEACA, Inc. will host their Holiday Arms Fair & First Annual NEACA Convention and Christmas Party to celebrate their first twenty-five years in Saratoga.
The Show will be at the City Center, 522 Broadway but the party, dinner and auction will be hosted next door in The Hotel at Saratoga carpeted ballroom, Saturday evening December 22nd, beginning at 6 PM. A meal will be served around 7 PM while a silent auction and bucket raffle are in progress and consisting of items donated by local businesses, NEACA Members and NEACA, Inc.
Dinner tickets are $35.00 each and have two door prize coupons attached. Following dinner, tickets will also allow participation and bidding in the live auction of firearms, sporting collectables and art work. One need not be a Member of New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates to purchase dinner tickets but NEACA does have a special two year Membership Promotion now being offered for only $45.00, normally a $55.00 fee. This entitles members to free entry to all NEACA shows during the year including Friday night set-up and preview buffet also early entry on Saturday and Sunday with no waiting in line. Members also enjoy reduced table or space rental fee who exhibit at their shows and guarantee an offer of future Convention tickets, plus more.
This December's Arms Fair will be NEACA’s 69th produced at the Saratoga Springs City Center, which has become a premier show in the Northeast. They usually sell out of the 250 eight foot tables while only allowing sporting collectables, related Americana or antique and collectable firearms, cutlery and militaria to be exhibited. Occasional deviations apply when in good taste or add to the overall variety of the particular show. Educational exhibits are also presented by members.
General public is admitted from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday. The entrance fee is $8.00 with discounts for Seniors and children under 14 are admitted free with an adult. The public is also encouraged to bring items to the show for possible appraisals, trades or sale to the collectors and dealers. All firearms laws and taxes still apply at the show as they do in a general sporting store. Firearms should also be covered or in cases when being transported to the show and only opened for inspection at the admission door to check that they are unloaded. All safety practices, local, State and Federal laws are always followed at NEACA Arms Fairs.
For a first time experience to an Arms Fair, the Saratoga shows provide a walk through history or a visit to things remembered and cherished from a younger age and for the seasoned collector a chance to view and purchase some of the finest firearms in the field. And with Christmas right around the corner one can find that special gift or that hard to locate item for the person on your list who believes they have everything. The