Consumers Purchase Antiques in Struggling Economy dmg world media today announced that consumers are continuing to purchase antiques, including furniture, paintings, jewelry, and collectibles as investment opportunities at its shows during this strug
News-Antique.com - Dec 17,2008 - Miami – dmg world media today announced that consumers are continuing to purchase antiques, including furniture, paintings, jewelry, and collectibles as investment opportunities at its shows during this struggling economy.
According to the National Retail Federation 2008 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, consumers are shopping in similar gift categories this year as they did last year. This means that more than 19 percent of respondents said they will be buying jewelry as a gift, keeping jewelry as one of the more popular gift items this year.
During this difficult economic climate, many individuals are investing in tangible items, including antique furniture, art, sculptures, jewelry and other collectibles rather than the stock market. Some of the popular items available at The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, going on Jan. 22 – 26, 2009, include rare and unusual historical art collections and antiques from around the world such as 18th - 19th and 20th century furniture; original paintings and works of art spanning more than three centuries; fine American and European silver; highly sought 19th and 20th century art glass such as Tiffany, Lalique, Galle and many others; as well as world-renowned porcelain such as Meissen and KPM. Consumers continue to collect these tangible and coveted finds.
“Our clients have confirmed to us that individuals are continuing to purchase antiques, sculptures, art and jewelry as investments,” said Andrea Canady, show director with dmg world media. “We’re featuring these true treasures all in one location at The Original Miami Beach Antique Show., where consumers can view, touch and purchase these invaluable items.”
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is set for January 22 – 26, 2009, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla. For show information, please call (239) 732-6642 or visit www.dmgantiqueshows.com.
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The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is just one of more than 300 trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs that dmg world media produces every year in the United States, the United Kingdom and France. The company also publishes more than 45 magazines, newspapers, directories, and market reports. dmg world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.dmgantiqueshows.com.